ODE TO AMERICA?

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A CALL TO AMERICA’S MEN

1 America’s streets, which once thronged with people, are growing evermore silent. Like a widow broken with grief, she sits alone in her mourning. She, once queen of nations, is now becoming a slave.

2 She sobs through the night; tears run down her cheeks. Among all her lovers, there is none to help her. All her friends are now becoming her enemies.

3 Why is the city set on seven hills, her Capital City, being led away and becoming a slave? Because of all the wrong she did to others, making them her slaves. Now she is being lead away into an exile far away. There is no rest, for those she persecuted have turned and conquered her.

4 The roads to the seven hills of Washington mourn, no longer filled with joyous throngs who come to celebrate the Christian legacy; the city gates are silent, her Pastors groan, her virgins have been dragged away. Bitterly she weeps.

5 Her enemies prosper, for the Lord is punishing America for all her many sins; her young children are captured and taken far away as slaves.

6 All her beauty and her majesty are gone; her past great leaders are like starving deer that search for pasture—helpless game too weak to keep on running from their foes.

7 And now in the midst of all America’s sadness she remembers happy bygone days. She thinks of all the precious joys she had before her mocking enemy began striking her down—and there was no one to give her aid.

8 For America is sinning so horribly; therefore, she is being tossed away like dirty rags. All who honored her despise her now, for they are seeing her stripped naked and humiliated. She groans and hides her face.

9 She indulged herself in immorality and refused to face the fact that punishment was sure to come. Now she is stumbling in the gutter with no one left to lift her out. “O Lord,” she cries, “see my plight. The enemy is triumphing.”

10 Her enemies are plundering her completely, taking everything precious she owns. She has seen foreign nations violate her sacred Belief in The One True God — foreigners you had forbidden even to enter.

11 Her people groan and cry for bread; they have sold all they have for to gain excessive wanton wealth. “Look, O Lord,” she prays, “and see how I’m despised.”

12 Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow because of all the Lord is doing in the day of his fierce wrath.

13 He has will send fire from heaven that will burn within our bones; He will place a pitfall in our path and turn us back. He will leave us sick and desolate the whole day through.

14 He wove our sins into ropes to hitch us to a yoke of slavery. He will sap our strength and gave us to our enemies; We will be helpless in their hands.

15 The Lord will trampled all our mighty men. A great army will come at his command to crush the noblest youth. The Lord has trampled our beloved cities as grapes in a winepress.

16 For all these things we will weep; tears flow down our cheeks. Our Comforter is moving far away—He who alone could help us. Our children will have no future; we are will be conquered land.

17 America will plead for help, but no one will comforts her. For the Lord has spoken: “Let her neighbors be her foes! Let her be thrown out like filthy rags!”

18 And the Lord is right, for we rebelled. And yet, O people everywhere, will behold and see our anguish and despair, for our sons and daughters will be taken far away as slaves to distant lands.

19 We will beg our allies for their help. It will be a False hope—they will not help at all. Nor could our priests, pastors and elders—they will starve in the streets while searching through the garbage dumps for bread.

20 See, O Lord, our anguish; our hearts are breaking and our souls despair, for we have terribly rebelled. In the streets the sword awaits us; at home, disease and death.

21 Hear our groans! Is there is no one anywhere to help. All our enemies have heard our troubles, and they are glad to see what You are doing. And yet, O Lord, the time will surely come—for You have promised it—when You will do to them as you shall do to us.

22 Look also on their sins, O Lord, and punish them as You have begun to punish us, for our sighs are many and my heart is faint.

This ODE is actually an adaptation from the Book of Lamentations, chapter 1. Both, epic and tragedy. A Nation built on God’s Word, fallen because of sin and rebellion against God.

It need not go this way for America. We can still turn away from our sins and turn back to God. But, we, men, must fall on our face, repent and cry out to God for mercy.

We must forsake our own comfort, and forsake seeking after our personal comfort and welfare and take up the Sword of His Word and engage the enemy at the gates.

You know it’s true.

How can we do this?

STEP UP, MEN –

The United States is being subverted and dragged into a One-World Socialist nightmare. Men must step up and reassume their God appointed role in our society, in our churches, in their families and in government, or we have ceased to exist and evil will have won this battle. But, the war is far from over.

AND, JESUS SAID

And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Jesus was talking to Andrew and Peter, whose names meant, “Manly” and “Rock”; a coincidence?

FOLLOW, LEAD!

A Latin term, “ductus exemplo”, means “lead by example,” is the official motto of Officer Candidates School (OCS). It means that being a Marine isn’t about giving or receiving orders; it’s about behaving in a manner that inspires others.

“Semper Fidelis” (“Always Faithful”) is the motto of the Corps. That Marines have lived up to this motto is proved by the fact that there has never been a mutiny, or even the thought of one, among U.S. Marines.

NO EXCUSES

Imagine, seeing Job covered with severe boils from the sole of his foot to the top of his head. It was so bad that Job took pieces of pottery to scrape himself while he was sitting in ashes.

In addition to his suffering and pain, his wife said to him, “Do you still hold firm your integrity? Curse God and die!”

THEN, GOD SAID

Job 38:1 – “Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,
2 “Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge?
3 “Now agird up your loins like a man, and I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding”

(Literal Hebrew) “And answered Yahweh, (to) Job, out of the whirlwind and said, “who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?” Prepare now like a man, yourself, and I will question you and you shall answer Me. “Where were you when I…?”

Most men would have done the unthinkable at this point. But, Job listened to God and obeyed Him. Job, “Girded up his loins like a man…”

GIRD UP LIKE A MAN AND CONFESS

Job 42:1  Then Job answered the Lord and said,
2 “I know that You can do all things,
And that no plan is impossible for You.
3 ‘Who is this who conceals advice without knowledge?’
Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand,
Things too wonderful for me, which I do not know.
4 ‘Please listen, and I will speak;
I will ask You, and You instruct me.’
5 I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear;
But now my eye sees You;
6 Therefore I retract,
And I repent, sitting on dust and ashes.”

AND, WHAT OF THESE MEN?

“And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight” (Hebrews 11:33–34).

BE “KIND AND GENTLE LIKE JESUS”?

A good friend and pastor used to frequently say, “Remember to be kind and gentle like Jesus”, but, this pastor neglected Godly discipline for his son. (This pastor’s first son is a lost, rebellious, hateful and angry soul, acting like an undisciplined boy-brat rather than like a man.

JESUS IS ALWAYS RIGHT – HAVE THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW

Once you understand Jesus, you will understand true justice, and you will understand real mercy, and you will understand that every response of Jesus is according to His Purpose and His Plan.

THE “BALANCE” Jesus demonstrates is not the balance between ‘acceptable social behavior and what is unbecoming’. There is a way that seems right to a man but leads to death. Jesus teaches the balance between life and death.

WE ARE TO BE MEN who have a unique balance between justice and mercy.  We are to be a very rare breed.  We are to be confident in what we know and believe it as right, that we rarely lose our composure or temper.

WE ARE TO BE SLOW TO MAKE A JUDGMENT, but once it is made, We are to be even slower undoing what we have decided or decreed.

WE ARE TO EXTEND MERCY to the merciful and to those who are to be judged by the law of liberty.   But, our judgment to one who has shown no mercy will be merciless.  But always, our mercy is just and it triumphs over judgment.  (James 2:12-13; Matthew 5:7)

Come and join as we attempt to come together as the Organic Church. Be a part of His Remnant Church, the Church on the move. Become the Church militant as soldiers of the Cross. Engage the enemies of God with the Sword of the Word – The Gospel of Jesus – by our words, our actions, our behaviors and our faith in Him.

I pray that professing Christians and Conservative MEN, will stop complaining, lamenting and pointing fingers the evils that beset us, and will come together as men of God and stand UP and stand FIRM!  Let’s meet the enemy at the gates!

Your Friend and Brother

Mike Young

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