It’s a changing world, as Americans well know. Americans are becoming accustomed to living amid the smoking wreckage of various once proud industries. With Wall Street banks in ruins and then remade to withstand the next jolt of failures. Newspapers dying by the dozens.
They say the great recession is over, as jobs are available by the thousands. Only problem with those jobs is that they pay less, and everything necessary to sustain the workers is increasing. Which continues to send workers to state agencies for food stamps and other governmental services like unemployment compensation. Government can’t have that because it makes mockery out of their recovery. Solution! Disable all sources for sustainable assistance. After all the government argues the slack can be made up by working two or three jobs.
Seems like auto makers have recover from their bankruptcies. With one proud auto maker who once announced, as GM goes, so goes America. Today that G.M. slogan is to be avoided by one and all. Because no one wants to go the way of General Motors. Of course, G.M. didn’t mean it in the sense of a bankrupt industry and nation. But rather it was a slogan of prosperity for G.M. the industry and the nation as a whole. Days gone maybe forever. Indeed a sad day for America. What the public is observing is a facade concerning the new vitality of the American economy.
With another shocker heralding the headlines but with most not paying much attention because its representative of the new America. Public schools have become death and war zones. Death zones as intruders ravage schools with bullets. And where student behaviors make schools war zones caused by an asunder of destructive behaviors. Sometimes so severe that students kill themselves. Public school administrators trying desperately to find away to stop the hurt. Resulting in America’s public schools becoming academic nightmares.
From what I have personally observed in Florida, if the nations future is in the hands of these students, America is in big trouble. Most are academically inept beyond ineptness. That is not to say that there are not pockets of academic excellence. Just not enough to make a national or global difference like the America of yesterday. Educators are dumbfounded because students are more in charge of schools than the school districts. And if this is a national trend outside of Florida, then America has no future like those of the nations yesterdays.
Schools have become giant day care centers funded by the government. Because merchants, parents and police don’t want them roaming the streets getting into trouble. So discipline in schools is minimal and students know it. Allowing them to behave for the most part as they please. Making class room academic standards and management very difficult. And to a very large extent, that explains the Trayvon Martin episode. He crossed a hard line hard to cross and got kicked out of school. Followed by poor parenting that got him killed which was his problem from the beginning.
The causes, America, has turned its back on God. Deciding to go it their own way, as exemplified by humanities first couple. A guy named Adam and a gal named Eve, who paid severely for there choice, as is America. America at the water well of prosperity that is drying up but it can be reversed. But, for that to happen the nation needs a spiritual revival. Hopefully, what is to follow might inspire some to fight for the return of a Christ respecting and God fearing people. It must start in our homes and our public schools.
A lot of what we know about today’s world occurred because a man of God named Jacob. Who blessed his son Joseph and his two grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh. So it is time to take a look at Jacob’s son and his grandsons. Who together set the course of history for centuries, but whose history is understood by few. With that history unfolding upon the world stage today.
In Genesis 49:1-33, a chapter worthy of your study because this discussion will discuss just a few verses. In verse one, Jacob, whom we now know as Israel, from Genesis 32:28. Gathers his family together for a meeting. And he declares, “… gather that I might tell that which will befall you in the last days,” Genesis 49:1.
Jacob said that Joseph would be a fruitful bough whose branches will run over a wall. A fruitful bough by a well, Genesis 49:22. That verse suggest that Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manasseh, who were endowed with the birth rights of Israel, Genesis 32:28. With the two brothers becoming the benefactors of his blessings. For they would both grow into a multitude of people in the midst of the earth, Genesis 48:16. And from their presences, among the people Jacob, now Israel, announces that Ephraim would become a multitude of nations, Genesis 48:19. And from his ancestry, the British once bragged that the sun never set upon its empire. With Manasseh, also becoming a people, who would also be great, Genesis 48:19.
Then as succinctly as possible, Genesis 49:22, meant unparalleled prosperity, and power through every conceivable aspect imaginable. Note the prevailing endurance of Almighty God to the everlasting hills. To the crown of Joseph because he was separated from his brethren. Set aside for greatness through his sons, Genesis 49:23-26. And! America has harvested the bounties of the endurance of Almighty God. But that is slipping away, as the well water evaporates. Disallowing the flowering branches of prosperity to climb the walls.
Indeed a fruitful bough whose branches shall run over the wall. A fruitful bough by a well, Genesis 49:22. With that verse suggesting that Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manasseh. Who were endowed with the birth rights of Israel, Genesis 32:28. Both of whom would grow into a multitude of people in the midst of the earth, Genesis 48:28. Which led Jacob or Israel to announce that Ephraim would become a multitude of nations, Genesis 48:19. And from his ancestry the sun never did set upon the British empire for a very long time. But Jacob also announced that Manasseh would become a people of great stature, Genesis 48:19.
But a great shadow is being cast upon the land of Manasseh, as America travels the dried up canals of prosperity. Water the symbol of life and prosperity barely sustains the inhabitants. Leaving not enough nutritious water for the branches of growth that use to produce growth over the walls. Suggesting that barriers were no obstacle to American prosperity. Because the land use to sing proudly, “In God We Trust.” The only fountain of water for personal or national prosperity.
But before moving on, a little back tracing to Genesis 49:22. What verse 22 announces is the following. It would be through the ancestry of Jacob, “a prince for and by God!” Who was endowed with the power of God, and through God, would experience prevailing authority over humanity, Genesis 32:28.
Then Jacob traces his own ancestry back to Abraham and Isaac, who would grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth, Genesis 48:16. And with a few words, we have a configuration of two great peoples and three great nations. The Jews, and the English speaking people, who would in history become the nations of Israel, Great Britain and the United States. And with little doubt, these peoples and, their nations have made a mess of things. But many who read this, are like me, apart of these peoples and nations. It is our duty to God to struggle, and I do mean struggle, to return our people and nations back to our Christ centered Judeo-Christian heritage and traditions.
And then through Abraham would come the King of Kings, Jesus Christ, who has come and gone. But will return eventually and establish His kingdom and rule from Jerusalem. In the meantime the directive form Jesus is clear, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; then shall the end come,” Matthew 24:14.
This reader is powerful material because it is life changing by smothering the smoking wreckage of America, and beyond our shores. It should be carefully read and studied. So that the reader will be able to expand its contents beyond this discussion. As this padre, has only scratched the surface. Because as 1 Corinthians 14:3 reports, “He (Jacob) that prophesies speaks to humanity for edification, exhortation and comfort.” Summing up the true purpose of the Christian obligation for all of us.