“In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence:
and his children shall have a place of refuge.” (Prov. 14:26).
The cultures of our lands today are changing and becoming blurred. The technology that we are using today is causing our cultures and belief systems to be blurred. We can communicate to anyone in the world today from anywhere just by using our smart phone. YouTube, online videos, Facebook, twitter are all available to us 24 hours a day, seven days a week and we have an unlimited source of information available to us. The problem is what is this information and how is it affecting us?
In the past our Israel countries were more clearly defined and we had objective criteria where we all basically had the same goals and our beliefs were pretty much the same. These goals and beliefs influenced our behavior. We now seem to have moved to more subjective criteria, which is about what we want and what suits us. This subjective criteria leaves no room for God and what He wants us to do and how He wants us to behave. His laws are completely abandoned and people can do and say whatever suits them. Isaiah 55:8 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.” When we leave God out of the picture and live by our own rules and laws we are certainly heading for destruction.
Editor’s Note: As you read this article, a tear might come to your eye as you think of your own dear Mother. They treat us in so many different ways, but always with love. The late well known western singer, Hank Snow, penned a song about mothers and I really love the last line, “Mother, you’re just an angel but I love you”. So, to you younger readers, if your mothers are still living, cherish them even more because mothers are one of the greatest blessings God bestowed upon us.
“Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.” (Prov. 23:25)
My mother passed away on June 19, 2014. She was 99 years old and just 3 weeks short of her 100th birthday. She was a Godly woman and a great influence to her children, my brother and myself, and to the many people she met in her lifetime. Her mother had heard the British Israel message spoken by Rev. Springett on the radio in Winnipeg, Manitoba many years ago. My mother then started listening to his messages as well and believed what he was saying. My brother and I were greatly influenced by this message that she would explain to us when we were growing up. Although we went our own ways and lived our lives we always carried this message with us. Mum would give us a book or a magazine every so often and we would read and study them. I went with Mum to some of the talks given by Mr. Sproule in Vancouver, B.C. in the mid 1960’s. There were many people at those meetings back then and although I did not always understand everything that was said they helped lay a foundation of the message in me that I never forgot. This happened with my brother as well and we are both firm believers in the Israel message today because of her influence. She was convinced that she would see the return of the Lord in her life time but unfortunately that was not to be the case. I think that was one of the reasons she lived to such a good age. She was trying to hang on until He returned. It appears now that she may only be in the grave for a short time as world events are quickly escalating to a dangerous level.
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.” (Psa. 121)
My thoughts lately have largely been on our hope for this weary world. I say weary because it seems that when I listen to people talking from many different sources that they are complaining about the same problems over and over again. Talk shows with people calling in and complaining about the same problems they were having a year ago, only now the problems are worse. Why are so many of the problems that we are having today not being resolved? I believe many of our problems are because there is a crisis of faith in our lands and as a result of this we have no hope. We have definitely lost our way and because we have abandoned the moral compass that we used in the past to direct us, which was the Bible, we have no direction. We are now living in a society where there appears to be no rules. Anything goes! I have seen people who are knowingly breaking the law and it doesn’t seem to bother them. These may only be minor infractions such as not stopping at a stop sign, or not paying for something if they can get away with it, etc. but it does show the condition of their hearts. Unfortunately these people don’t even seem to know or care that they have done anything wrong. I would define these people as amoral. The definition for amoral is, (1) Not admitting of moral distinctions or judgements; neither moral nor immoral. (2) Lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.