Wednesday, February 17, 2010

America's Funeral

Tonight I was listening to a CD by the Andre Rieu orchestra on which they played "America The Beautiful". This rendition was played very slowly and it reminded me of a funeral dirge. My immediate thought was that this was America's funeral song being played. It brought tears to my eyes because I knew that America's funeral has begun. God have mercy on His servants.

Added on Feb. 26: Again last night I listened to this CD and a picture came to my mind as it was playing. I could see soldiers in their full dress uniforms carrying a casket that had an American flag draped on it - it was America's casket.


  1. Yes Cliff,
    It is very sad we are at our own wake. I keep telling everyone I meet; we all need to be in constant repentance and beg for mercy. But it is no use their foreheads are as hard as stone. GOD have mercy on us all that love and serve HIM. .... Steve

  2. Their foreheads and their HEARTS are hard as stone. Thanks for writing, Steve.

  3. So true cliff,
    Everyday it feels like a slow funeral percession spiritually, and naturally of many more people everyday. Like walking dead men, woman,and children, the thought of it pains me so

  4. Most churches have turned into entertainment centers. The people are being lulled to sleep. The pastors are not teaching true repentance and are not preparing the people for what is soon to come. The church I came out of about four months ago held a ballroom/tango dancing contest in the santuary. Why would the Bishop of that church sanction this in what is suppose to be the house of God?

  5. Tragicly true. All during 2009 I said America is DEAD and wrapped in a shroud.
    She remains only to be buried.

    Pastor CJ

  6. Read Ezekiel 34...its all there - - the whole chapter - spelling out what our churches have become. So many of our church leaders are far more accountable than they realize...

    "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe [be] to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?

    34:3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: [but] ye feed not the flock.

    34:4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up [that which was] broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.

    34:5 And they were scattered, because [there is] no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.

    34:16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up [that which was] broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

    34:20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, [even] I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.

    34:21 Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;

    34:22 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.

    Its been over thirty some years now since I first read this scripture. I've never heard it preached, though. Even as I read these passages, now, I can feel once again a huge lump in my throat and tears welling up, for the sheep who have not been healed, for the sheep who have been wounded...for all those people in our churches who were sent to us, by our Father.
    Yes, those who we beat down with our tongues, those who we pushed aside and rejected because of how they looked...those who had been abused and we did not hold them close to our hearts and bind up their wounds.. instead, we sent them away, we 'scattered them' ...some even unto death.
    I've always wondered why I have not yet heard this sermon preached in over 30 some years...
    Something to think about.

  7. I was one of those who the Lord sent to the churches - wounded, hurting, lonely, abused, in need of people to care. "I have set you as a tester of metals, and my people are the ore. That you may test and observe their ways." I saw first hand exactly what you are talking about and still carry the wounds that my "brothers and sisters in Christ" infflicted upon me. It is why I have such compassion for the lonely, the wounded and the hurting - because when I needed love, compassion and mercy, there was no one there to show it to me. It is also wht I rail against the empty tombs they call churches.

    At least 90% of the people in churches are going to hell. They think that because they "accepted Jesus as their Saviour" when they were nine years old that they are going to Heaven. Guess what? They have been deceived! If there was no change in their hearts over the years, then they never knew Jesus - and He never knew them.