Watson's Web

Unwise Faith: Sacred Cows And Talisman's
Stand in the gate of the Lord's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the Lord, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the Lord. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, are these. For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor; If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever. Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
Jeremiah 7:2-10

If there is any one verse that I think summed up Ancient Israel's spiritual malaise, this passage is it. What we see in this passage is a prophets warning to a people who had placed their faith in the wrong things. Where did they place their faith? In the 'Temple of the Lord' and not the God whom that Temple represented. The falsely thought that they were safe from serious trouble because of the fact that the 'Temple of the Lord' dwelt in Jerusalem. They refused to make a fundamental and vital connection between the Temple of the Lord and the God who gave them a code, written in stone, to live by.

The temple had ceased to be a place of genuine worship of God but had become a kind of 'magic talisman' or patriotic symbol for the nation. The would say 'Temple of the Lord' as though they were doing God's will and then went out to commit all manner of abominations. Abominations that God hated. Yet, God in his mercy really wanted to get his people to repent and even though they had committed all manner of sins and wickedness, God was willing to forgive them, IF (and only if) they repented of their sins.

But like most nations and people's a collective patriotic blindness enveloped them. It is not at all dissimilar to events today. Israel's 'sacred cow' did not save them from Neuchadnezzar and his army whom the God had strengthened and directed to destroy his wicked people who trusted in the “Temple of the Lord”. The Temple was looted and destroyed by that invading army and their false faith in its 'mystical' powers was obliterated as they ran for their lives from those who were about to slaughter them.

There are no mystical powers that can save a nation or a people from the consequences of their unrepentant sins. Not a Catholic archdiocese, not a Crystal Cathedral, not a string of Military Bases, not even the fact that...

“This is America”

One of the things that causes me to shake my head in disgust is to hear some American say, “This is America”, as though we don't do evil or that if we do it, it by definition makes it 'good'. Don't have an answer that makes any sense to excuse where the nation is heading? Use the sacred mantra, 'This is America' and all the evil spirits run away! It's the intellectual fall back for the critically simple minded who refuse to take the time to understand that America, like any nation can err, make critical mistakes, can do evil and yes, can fall. There is no 'mystical power' in saying the mantra “This is America” and uttering it does not atone for national sins or abominations. Its not at all unlike the the error of the Ancient Israel and their sacred mantra, “This is the Temple of the Lord”. Such words are merely self-deceit made to sound like patriotism. In short, such words are the salvation of fools and it pays off in the dividends of  judgment and death. Death of what they hold dear and to themselves. That is what happened to Ancient Israel and can happen to America as well. Besides, “America” of the 21st Century, as many have failed to grasp, is a far, far cry from what she was just 50 years ago. We have fallen a long, long way. Our wealth and military power have perverted us.

This nation was once good and in the many areas she wasn't (like slavery, treatment of the American Indian, treatment of its workers, just to name a few), it had always striven to do better and over much time, made very significant progress in the right direction. We have come a long way and the last thing this writer wants to do is to cast dispersions on many of Americans fine achievements in the realm of justice and care for the less fortunate and in its attempts to bring peace in many parts of the world. America has also always been a nation of people who have given. And brothers we must never forget that people do still make great sacrifices to try and come to America.

Yet something evil has happened since, well... probably since the Nixon Administration and accelerated under the Bush Administration. We turned many of those achievements upside down, putting people in concentration camps with no charges, even those now proven innocent... they still sit there with no hope of ever getting out. We have started wars based on lies and rolled back a good 60% of the gains American workers struggled to gain. Even today, thousands of American children are being sold off in child slavery rings run by America's elite and well known politicians. American leadership (and voters) ruined their own livelihoods by passing Free Trade deals that shipped millions of high wage jobs overseas, spawning an epidemic of poverty across America that our media does its best to ignore.

Dear readers, how can you start a war based on such a thing as deliberate lies, kill one million people(in Iraq) as a result and call yourself 'good'? You cannot, unless you have become so reprobate that you call evil, good and good, evil.  Most Americans don't even know (or care) how many men, women and children our Presidents, Congress, Senate, Courts and voters have killed. Brother let me say this clearly and with no equivocation... today, to say 'This is America' is more akin to curse than a blessing. The nations hands are drenched in innocent blood, our prisons overflow with men who have committed very minor crimes or as some legal groups have proven in court, no crime at all. We have become a nation of perverts and assassins; spies and bank swindlers; murderers and hangmen. Swindlers today, no matter how much money they steal never see the inside of a prison. Our own spies have shown a deep contempt for our lawmakers and our courts. We have become a nation of movie and sports addicts while 15% of the nation (1 in 6) has to get food stamps in order to eat. We have become a nation that has put the stamp of legal and social approval on things God has called an abomination. This has never before been part of the American experience. While some have tried to make the same comparison with slavery, what most of these biblical non-scholars do not want to discuss is that slavery as bad as it was, is not condemned as sin in scripture; though some clear rules about how bond servants were to be treated were outlined. While it was never encouraged, it was accepted as a reality in the Old Testament and even in the New. In short the scriptures does not approve of it, but it does not call for slaves to revolt violently against their masters for freedom. Of note, Black America did not win its freedom via a slave revolt and yet still eventually won their freedom.

But since the Sexual Revolution of the 60's every sex-sin under the sun has been given growing acceptance. From divorce for reasons that no where near meets any Biblical Standard (an even more serious sin than sodomy) to fornication to of course sodomy. Today, many have worked very hard to force schools to stop teaching chastity as a way to avoid pregnancy and disease. Clearly there is a force that wants to pervert the young at an early an age as possible and they have succeeded.

Hear me on this - one day, I don't think in the too distant future, a program will be implemented, probably emanating from Hollywood and some of the more ardent Satanists who hold a lot of power in America, to make pedophilia legal. It will probably start out as slowly and as quietly as possible, like lowering the age of consent in one state and finding ways to massage the political debate that will resonate in the rest of the nation. Then they will move to non-enforcement of even that new age of consent in certain counties where Hollywood's judges and prosecutors hold sway. Listen 30 years ago no one thought Sodomy would be the 'law of the land' as it is now, even though the voters have rejected it time and time again. The courts and politicians have done an 'end run' around the people and forced it on the nation. They will do the same with Pedophilia. I know, no one believes this today. But in 10 years (if we last that long as a free nation, with full bellies and homes to live in) you will see.

But this thing I commanded them, saying: Hearken to my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people: and walk ye in all the way that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you. But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear: but walked in their own will, and in the perversity of their wicked heart: and went backward and not forward,
(Jer 7:23-24)

This describes this nation today, we are going backwards and not forwards and our fate will not be dissimilar to that of Ancient Israel. Brothers, I think God is already raising up a group of nations he is going to use to bring a horrendous judgment on this nation. I for one do not want to see that. But I think, given the state of mind of my countrymen, that it's going to be inevitable.

And thou shalt speak to them all these words, but they will not hearken to thee: and thou shalt call them, but they will not answer thee. And thou shalt say to them: This is a nation which hath not hearkened to the voice of the Lord their God, nor received instruction: faith is lost, and is taken away out of their mouth. Cut off thy hair, and cast it away: and take up a lamentation on high: for the Lord hath rejected, and forsaken the generation of his wrath,
(Jer 7:27-29)

What is the state of mind of too many of my countrymen today? What was the name of that song by Jackson Brown? “Running on Empty?” One line in the lyrics talks about 'running blind'. Apt words for today's America. Do you want to see just one major 'incoming missile' headed right for America? This one is not being launched by Putin, Xi or even Al Qaeda. Take a good look.

Look, I know I am talking to the wind. Most Americans have no intention of listening to anything God or his watchmen have to say. My job is to warn, not convince. When all hell breaks loose Americans will be looking for answers and God's watchmen will be told, "Keep your peace, speak not, neither open your mouth unto them. They do not seek me but the blessings I took from them because of their abominations. I will not hear them."

Even our Government has made it difficult for you to hear the true words of the Lord. Did you know that sites like this one... Secret Laws forces search engines to list this site at the bottom rung of results? Why? Because I use the name 'Jesus, Christ', use the word 'Holy'  'God' and other Christian terms. The search engines BY LAW must comply with this religious discrimination. Secret laws assist in making sure you don't hear the word. Laws that were originally designed to stop terrorism are now, in 21st Century America, designed to repress free speech, Christians (who founded this nation), and any real call for the nation to return to the God whom its founding principles were based.  All this is done in classified directives that not one American in 10,000 has any idea about and one on in 100,000 even really cares... not while the football game is on TV.

And the ten horns which thou sawest in the beast: These shall hate the harlot and shall make her desolate and naked and shall eat her flesh and shall burn her with fire. For God hath given into their hearts to do that which pleaseth him: that they give their kingdom to the beast, till the words of God be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is the great city which hath kingdom over the kings of the earth.
(Rev 17:16-18)

Brothers and sisters in Christ. Let us not put our faith in a broken and unrepentant America but in a risen Christ. But let us not turn against this once great nation, but rather pray that, if possible, God will heal it or at the very least, that God will save many a soul out of its deceptive psychological snares that makes men mentally 'drunk', 'high' and rave in bloodlust for war, from the digital, linguistic and theatrical 'potions' of her media organizations politicians and lobbyists.

Me, I will keep my eyes on Christ, let him guide my footsteps, even in difficult times and spend less time trying to save a nation who does not want to be saved but rather I will direct my efforts to individuals who just might. Because I think America as a nation is just too far gone and she has too much innocent blood to answer for. America has ceased to trust in God, but rather now trusts in its vices, its ability to defraud, to lie, cheat, steal, kill and spy.

For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me. Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know. Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it. Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
(Isa 47:10-15)


Mark S. Watson
Sept, 2013