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(2Ti 3:3)  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,  

Good morning! It’s a beautiful sunny day in Northern Virginia! Even though it appears to be so warm outside, it isn’t! It’s a brisk 27 degrees but it sure is nice and toasty inside 😊 I thank God for the invention of heat!

Today’s word is a simple one but yet has such a powerful and frightening definition. Fierce is a small word but it certainly packs a wallop! It is defined as:

Hostile and violent, especially by nature or temperament; ferocious.

Characterized by or showing hostility.

Extremely powerful or destructive.

Merriam Webster

Could anyone have imagined the fierceness displayed in our country as of late? The rioting in the streets and destruction of property seem to be a daily occurrence on the news. One only has to look at the development of social media to understand. It’s as though it has produced people who can say anything they want because they are not face-to-face with the person they are being mean to. We would not see this kind of violence and hostility twenty years ago! There’s nothing pretty about this at all.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the “knockout game” that surfaced in New York City a few years ago. Groups of teenagers thought it was funny to go up to a senior citizen on the street and knock them out with a sucker punch! What in the world???!!! Yet another group of teenagers set a homeless man on fire! The fierceness in these teenagers’ hearts is unbelievable to me. This is not something that happens overnight. Sinfulness has developed over a period of years to a point where it doesn’t even phase them!

The scriptures are quiet clear about this:

Ps 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Violence for violence sake is all over the news; whenever a group doesn’t like the outcome of a law, regulation or news story, they riot in the streets and steal from stores. This is anarchy pure and simple and God is not the author of it. God hates violence and will judge it.

But what is a country to do? Are we to sit back idly and do nothing, thinking it will all go away? What does the Bible say?

(2Ch 7:14)  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

The people of our country need to humble themselves, turn from their wicked ways and pray! There is still time for God to turn things around in our country if only we will repent of our wickedness! We saw a turning on 9-11 but there was no repentance. Therefore, our country is going the way of the world and can only end in destruction. 😥

All these sins point us to the end times. We must be ready for the Rapture if we are saved. If you happen to be reading this and are not saved, it is no coincidence. God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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