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America
my sweet
are you so tired
in your youth
drunk with libation
brought down with
humiliation
as to where you’ve gone
your eyes have seen
what they should not
your ears have heard
far too much
your boundaries
broken through
you have touched
and breathed in
filth
sweet America
the Great and mighty
home of the brave
and the profane
you are like a rebelious child
refusing discipline
you began in duality
to conquer souls
to conquest treasures
for God and for money
nothing much has changed
since
except the standards
set forth and founded
have been legally
stretched and broken
Sweet America
you are still searching
for gold
for the fountain of youth
and still trying to worship
and live right
and dream those dreams
you wanted it all
your children
live duality
insanity of selfishness
drunk on power
seeking more
and yet
brothers and sisters
work to make you pure
to wash you
so you glisten
Will you stand
and fight
or will you bow
in your shame
to be abused
and confined
you loved Liberty
sweet America
home of the brave
or home of the cowards
where is the faith,
the faith that will save you?
by Christianlady
DML

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We are living in very interesting times. Now, I have many children, and certainly do not like the idea of them having to pay for what has been happening in our country and suffer trying to find fellowship as hard as it’s getting now. I think that things are only going to get worse. I do believe, however, that I can prepare my children. The temptation is to shield them from the scary parts of the Bible, the scary events in life. Why would I want to tell them things that will make them nervous? I hated it when I was little, hearing about the tribulation and all of that. I actually believe I was taught in a wrong way anyway. So, I’m having to back up and just tell my children what the Bible teaches. First of all, there is no one they need to follow anywhere. Jesus will return on the clouds, and anyone who acts like he/she has special supernatural powers is NOT anyone worth following. They need only wait for Jesus and not believe anyone else trying to act like him whether calling themself Jesus or some other name. Secondly, even if they aren’t going to experience the tribulation with the mark of the beast etc, they will see persecution. It’s getting worse, and there is not going to be a place to run to like some have had in days past. America was where people ran. God may provide a hiding place if things get as bad as they can. However, if he tarries, we could, like the Jews in WW2, have to deal with great death and persecution. In fact, Christians around the world are going through it now. Our turn will come. I know this is scary for kids to hear, but it needs to be taught. I also tell them there may be and likely will be a time when they will have to stand up for their faith…and it may be that we parents have to make the hard decisions for them in the next few years. We may have to stand on our faith and say we cannot do this or that. We may also have to decide what battle to fight so as not to risk throwing our children into a bad situation. It will be difficult if things get as bad as they can, or even half as bad as they can. It’s important to share this and yet share also with confidence that God is always there and will get us through it. Victory is His even if we go to our deaths. I am sure that many parents aren’t even touching these subjects. I am also sure I’ve heard scary thoughts and worries before, but that this time it seems people are really either in complete denial of problems or they are giving strong and very grave warnings about the events just ahead. To deny there is going to be some drastic changes (and there already have been) and that we aren’t going to be in trouble as Christians right here in our brave homeland is to live in a fantasy land. Our children have to be prepared. It’s not love if they do not know how things can be, and aren’t ready for it. Thank God HE knows what is going on and is in charge, and is in control. This is a very sticky time we’re living in brothers and sisters. We should not neglect the responsibility we have to our children to make them ready.

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