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The Thundering Silence

The Thundering Silence

| sun, july 31, 2011 |

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. Luke 16:19-31


Many areas of the United States of America are being tormented by the flame (heat) and have found absolutely no pardon. Large areas of the USA are experiencing drought conditions not seen since the 1930's, with some areas having little to no rain in over a year. Farmers are selling their land, their livestock, and their livelihoods because their way of life which has passed on from generation to generation is unsustainable without water.

Beef, corn, and other produce are currently and will continue to be directly and significantly impacted in the months ahead as the severity of the drought increases. Main Street and the Country Road will be brought together in misery, as the desperation of the drought joins the two together in famine.  

The desperation being felt in Texas was recently highlighted as Tropical Storm Don approached her shores. In the past, such storms are worrisome and dangerous, bringing with them damage, flooding and even loss of life, but much like the rich man in sheol, the thought of just a drop of water to cool the tongue (parched land) seemed to offer in and of itself a certain twisted hope of a momentary release from the torment of the flame.

Brothers and Sisters, the United States of America is under judgment.


The United States of America doesn't need a drop of water to cool her tongue just as much as she doesn't need a debt ceiling raised or a balanced budget amendment passed. She doesn't need new elected officials in Washington, D.C., or even smaller government. What she needs is humility, the kind that stems from sincere repentance.

The problem in the United States of America isn't the drought or even her astronomical debt addiction; these are merely two of the many discernible symptoms vital to correctly diagnose her disease.

The problem with the United States of America is found simply in her tolerance and love for sin.

Her problem is homosexuality.

Her problem is killing her unborn.

Her problem is idolatry.

Her problem is thorough moral depravity.

The list, symbolic in her debt, is endless and unsustainable.

Brothers and Sisters, dearly beloved, we are witnessing the ground crumbling under an empire. Few, if any, empires before her have reached such levels of wantonness before their own end. The United States of America has called for her own sentence; she has sentenced herself to death through her insatiable yearning to reach further into wickedness and decadence, a state that has not come without attention, but through her flagrant ravenous rebellion.

The United States of America has reached the point of Abraham's words to the rich man, "If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead."

Throughout history various empires have risen and fallen by various means, though as compared with history, the United States of America will stand out from the rest as, "The Greatest Empire and the Greatest Fall."

Tropical Storm Don may not have been the "Storm of the Century," but through the silence of this storm the voice of the LORD thunders.

The United States of America is a nation under divine judgment.

I believe the only hope left is for the individuals within this nation that still have a chance to embrace JESUS CHRIST as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. It is through HIS death and resurrection that the eternal covenant has been made, one which gives us hope and eternal peace. He has appropriated our sin with HIS own blood, not to cover, but to eternally vanquish even the remembrance. Don't be complacent as the floods come and shake the house to the United States of America, though her foundation will not stand, you can have a sure foundation in JESUS CHRIST. Move to the ROCK, therein lies all hope and salvation.

God Bless, daniel