WOTD: For those of us who are over 40 years old, we have lived in the most luxurious and bountiful time of any generation before us. Many of us have been free of war and poverty for our entire lives, our stomachs have always been full, and even those living in poverty still have a roof over their heads. All we know is wealth and prosperity.
God has truly blessed America; however, change is on the horizon. America has fundamentally transformed into something new. Once a Christian nation that feared the Lord, America has allowed too many ideologies to dilute and slowly replace a biblical morality held by the common people. There has been a great shift from doing what is right to being tolerant of others and doing what brings us most joy. The great sacrifices that our forefathers bled and died for have been taken for granted as this current generation seeks instant gratification and embraces an attitude of self-entitlement.
Strong men created made our country strong in the Name of God, yet today our country is weak because our men have become unwilling to make the sacrifices needed to maintain that strength. None of us alive have seen a weak and frail America. We have always been on top. We have never been in need. But what we all must realize is this: There are too many things working against our country to overcome what could soon transpire. Sometime soon, America’s plenty may dissolve and we may all be in great need.
Therefore, heed today’s Word, 29 Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt; 30 and after them seven years of famine will come, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine will ravage the land. Genesis 41:29-30
The next decade may be the hardest we have ever faced here in America. It may be worse than a civil war, worse than a world war, and even worse than the great depression. How could that be? It is because we will not only be coping with a growing economic hardships and divisive political extremes, the very identity of our nation will be at odds with one another as children embrace different ideologies than their parents. A time of physical, emotional, and spiritual unrest is upon us.
America has had our years of plenty. And because of our sins, we are about to be in great need. Famine is coming. And it may be so fierce that all of the abundance we have experienced will be forgotten. This famine will not only affect our wallets, it will affect our faith as well. Just as we enter this time of need and seek to turn to God, our churches will begin to face intense persecution. With our identities and our faith challenged, America could be in for a bumpy ride.
Therefore, be wise like Joseph. He knew that a famine was coming and he prepared his family and country to handle it. Take the few months or years we have left to prepare for a time of need. Buy some land, get out of debt and work on your emergency savings. Make sure you have a job that will still be needed in a bad economy. Make the effort to get healthy for who knows if we will always have access to the healthcare we have today.
And most importantly, realize that having access to God’s fellowship and the Bread of life is still the most important thing in this life. As the multitudes begin to flow away from the faith and begin to stand against it, finding a Bible-believing fellowship is going to be harder and harder to accomplish. With that said, let us use our time wisely. And if we do, like Joseph, we can make it through this famine as well.