“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, whom put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” .. Isaiah 5:20 ……

The title of this commentary originated in 1964 from a song written by P.F. Sloan, which went on to become one of the anthems of the 1960s social revolution. .. It was recorded by Barry Mcguire in 1965, the year before I signed my first recording contract with Liberty/Imperial records. .. Needless to say, I witnessed first-hand the upheaval of that time .. when people were in the streets marching in the name of peace while burning down city blocks along the way. .. It was, in many ways, the same as it has become today, where people once again are in the streets marching for the sake of diversity, inclusion & free speech, and then starting fires & creating havoc because of someone or some issue that doesn’t represent their way of thinking. ..

Shifting quickly back to that period of the 60s – 70s for a moment, history proves this is when the American social values began their rapid descent. .. The following is a brief summary of what I’m talking about ……

*1962 – The Removal of prayer from public schools by the Supreme Court …

*1963 – The removal of Bible reading in public schools by the Supreme Court …

*1973 – Roe vs. Wade .. Legalized abortion by the Supreme Court …

Continuing forward, we saw these …

*1980 – 10 Commandments removed from public school classrooms by the Supreme Court …

*2003 – Sodomy laws in Texas struck down by the Supreme Court …

*2013 – DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) – struck down by the Supreme Court …

*2015 – Same-sex marriage legalized by the Supreme Court …

There’s more, believe me. .. And the results of these changes are rapidly manifesting into more & more chaos. .. Even witnessing the 60s upheaval first-hand doesn’t compare to the vast divisions we are seeing in our land today. .. The level of hatred toward someone for having a different viewpoint is simply astounding! .. The rage is growing by the hour! …..

Just taking a quick glimpse of our nation today, what do we see as a result of all these ‘modern’ changes? .. Suicides at record levels – anxiety medication prescriptions at record levels – elementary & middle school children having access to Satan clubs & the LGBT agenda .. demonstrations for the right to continue the slaughter of our unborn children .. Satan-based sex-orgy summer festivals .. Satanism & Black Magic on the rapid rise .. atheism & humanism flourishing .. transsexuals now being celebrated .. prime-time television now flaunting the ‘sin agenda’   ….. even the Temple of Ba’al was erected in New York City last year! .. How far, Oh Lord!

Wake up, America!  .. Please don’t think for a minute that God is ignoring our declining ways! .. In fact, one has to be blind to even think we aren’t experiencing more & more upheaval in our society, not to mention the increasing pestilences hitting us on all fronts. .. It is NO Coincidence! ..

God has been trying to get America’s attention for some time now, but sadly, we have ignored it as a nation. .. We have defied Him &  even now openly blaspheme Him! .. Simply put, these calamities will only increase in number & intensity (birth pains) unless we as a nation turn our faces back to God & ask for forgiveness. .. The real question is … how much longer will He put up with all this moral & social carnage?! .. I believe the ONLY reason He is tarrying is because of the scripture in 2 Peter 3:9 .. “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.  He is patient with you, NOT WANTING ANYONE TO PERISH, but everyone to come to repentance.” (emphasis mine) ..

In closing, I want to share a prayer that I’ve put forth before. .. Quite simply, it says everything that needs be said concerning our national state … It was given by Pastor Joe Wright when he was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate back in 2007. .. Expecting the usual generalities, instead they heard this …

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“Heavenly Father, We come to you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. .. We know Your Word says,  “Woe to those who call evil good,” but that is exactly what we have done. …

-We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values ..

-We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery ..

-We have rewarded laziness, and called it welfare ..

-We have killed our unborn, and called it choice ..

-We have shot abortionists, and called it justifiable ..

-We have neglected to discipline our children, and called it ‘building self esteem’ ..

-We have abused power, and called it politics ..

-We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions, and called it ambition ..

-We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography, and called it freedom of speech & expression ..

-We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers, and called it enlightenment .. ………… Search us O God, and know our hearts today .. cleanse us from every sin and set us free.”

(Needless to say, several legislators walked out during the prayer in protest .. Sadly, I’m not surprised) ……

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In closing, we are fast approaching “The Eve of Destruction,” &  must all pray fervently for our nation & it’s peoples .. God doesn’t want to lose anyone! .. Please join me in this effort & let us try to make a huge difference before our Lord calls us home .. Hallelujah! . He is coming! ..

Until next time,

Red

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