Yesterday, while driving my big truck, I was listening to Charlie Daniels.
As I listened, I pondered just how “Southern” I really am. And as I listened to his song, This Ain’t No Rag, It’s a Flag, I began thinking about our nation’s future…
“This ain’t no rag, it’s a flag
And we don’t wear it on our heads
It’s a symbol of the land where the good guys live
Are you listening to what I said
You’re a coward and a fool
And you broke all of the rules
And you wounded our American pride
And now we’re coming with a gun
And we know you’re gonna run
But you can’t find no place to hide
We’re gonna hunt you down like a mad dog hound
Make you pay for the lives you stole
We’re all through talking and a messing around
And now it’s time to rock and roll.”
It’s easy to get fired up when listening to a song extolling the strength of America, and it’s ability to take on all comers. Bring it on! Yeah!
How about a historical example:
Judges 16:20 “Then she cried out, “Samson! The Philistines have come to capture you!” When he woke up, he thought, “I will do as before and shake myself free.” But he didn’t realize the Lord had left him.”
It’s easy to see the future of America in the past. We have always played fast and loose, as a country, with justice and righteousness. We have, from the beginning, (despite what you’ve been told) consistently given lip service to, but denied in practice, the truths of the word of God. In the beginning, human trafficking was official governmental policy – written into our constitution. In 1973, we accepted the murder of babies in the womb as official government policy. And now, our head of state accepts homosexuality as official government policy – in fact, is working toward giving them equality by extending to them what God blessed in the Garden of Eden – marriage.
How much longer will we have our strength?
The next time the Philistines are upon us, we might find out.
Do what you can now. Arm yourselves. Perhaps you can defend yourself and your family from the Philistines, both foreign and domestic.