“And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.”
IF a circumstance persists for a long enough time, the people who live during that circumstance will come to regard it as a normal and natural part of their lives; a usual state of affairs.
Of course these people–not having known ANY THING else in their lives—believe their circumstance is just a normal part of life FOR THEM (for whatever reasons they are given).
There are less fortunate people who do not have that circumstance because they do not work as hard; they are not as gifted; they are victims of their previous history; whatever.
And so it is that Americans have been taught from an early age that they somehow “deserve” the creature comforts and little daily conveniences they have enjoyed.
The rest of the world?
The rest of the world does not WORK AS HARD as Americans.
The rest of the world is not as CLEVER as Americans.
The rest of the world does not have the ADVANTAGES (material and otherwise) which Americans have used TO THEIR GREAT BENEFIT over the years.
Therefore, the rest of the world does NOT enjoy the conveniences and comforts which Americans do.
Americans have been INDOCTRINATED that this is a natural and GOOD state of affairs.
MANY Americans have grown accustomed to their many creature comforts.
So What Would Happen IF those comforts and convenience–many of which have been enjoyed by Americans from an EARLY age–SUDDENLY disappeared?
Yes, it would certainly be a shock to the system of MANY Americans who have grown accustomed to such advantages.
Yes, it would certainly be a jarring and unpleasant adjustment.
This leads to TWO questions.
1- Could Americans make an adjustment if they suddenly lost their comfort and conveniences?
2- Could Americans learn a NEW WAY OF LIFE which did NOT focus on the easy things of life?
It IS possible to learn a new way of life. One time-honored method of doing so is the carrot and stick.
“Thus, by every device from the stick to the carrot, the emaciated Austrian donkey is made to pull the Nazi barrow up an ever-steepening hill.”
—Winston Churchill 1938
Would Americans learn to do without?
It’s not like they have ALWAYS been comfortable, fat and sassy.
MANY Americans DO value their comfort and convenience.
IN FACT, many Americans value their comfort and convenience over most other things–particularly, the truth. As long as their gravy train doesn’t bog down, most Americans will accept whatever they are told.
As long as they are comfortable.
So, THIS is the true state of Modern America.
Hard to believe that there once was a time when Americans valued OTHER things more than they valued their comfort and convenience.
[One last question: Does the reader believe that Americans will ALWAYS enjoy greater comfort and convenience than the rest of the world?
Why or why not?]
It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple
MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 28, 2021.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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