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Kiss the Son: Lest Ye Perish

Robert is not a theologian; even so, he has a love for God's word and finds great joy in sharing what God reveal's to him through His word.

Saul tries to kill David with javelin.

Saul tries to kill David with javelin.

God Will Rescue

“They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law (Psalms 119:150).

King David knew well the dangers he faced when this Psalm was written. His enemies were many, well organized, industrious, and determined. They were guided by hatred, greed, vanity, lewd ambitions, wicked emotions, and a yearning for power. Their supreme desire was to cause David, his family, friends, and his kingdom great hurt. David’s enemies were a formidable lot and “far from thy law”.

In Psalms 2:12 David wrote, “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish [from] the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed [are] all they that put their trust in him.” Matthew Henry said of this phrase, Kiss the Son, “To welcome Jesus Christ and submit to him, (2:12). This is the great duty of the Christian religion; it is that which is required of all, even kings and judges, and it is our wisdom and interest to do it.” David trusted in the Lord and knew he would indeed be delivered; and because David believed this he was ever ready with a song of deliverance and praise on his lips, such as found in II Samuel 22: 1-51 when the Lord delivered David from the unrighteous wrath of King Saul. David sang, “He frees me from my enemies. You lift me up above my opponents. You rescue me from violent people” (vs.49).

King David Praying

King David Praying

Very Dangerous Days Ahead for America

We are facing a very dangerous enemy today. We have factions in this country who without discretion are burning, looting, killing, raping, and terrorizing. They are lawless, rebellious, and demonically driven – if not outright possessed. They are aided in their destructive efforts by millions who, while they themselves lite no fires, offer support and solidarity to these evil hordes by spreading their message of hate and fueling the furious fires of despotism and cruelty. Those who foolishly applaud these terrorists are ignorant of the true motives of those with whom they are collaborating; and if not ignorant, then they are treacherous traitors bent on destroying every form of liberty this country has to offer.

So far our country still stands! Those factions attempting to terrorize the American citizens into voting for a Communist agenda so far have failed to accomplish their unholy tasks; however, America as we know and love it is in grave danger today. We have committed great national sin, and more so in our lifetimes than ever before. Sixty one million children slaughtered in less than fifty years, sodomite marriage is celebrated, sexual promiscuity encouraged in our schools, and the name of God is blasphemed throughout the nation by politicians, celebrities, and “Christians” alike. The Bible says that “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). Oh my friend, we are far from righteous – our sins are many and are the reason we are under judgment today, eschatologically speaking, no, but under judgement nonetheless.

Is There Hope for America

What we are witnessing today will only grow worse as we draw nearer the return of Jesus Christ to take His seat at the throne in Jerusalem. However, God is gracious and has in the past stayed His judgments, such as in the days of Hezekiah when that good king went before the Lord God and broken-heartedly cried out for mercy. The evil we are witnessing today is expected to grow far worse, not years or decades from now, but literally on November 4, 2020. If President Trump is re-elected the left has promised a “street fight”, not meaning only rioting, but bloody insurrection against the people. Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton and others are promoting this behavior openly. ANTIFA and BLM are gearing up for the assault – they do not see their candidate winning in this election and have sworn to create absolute chaos, even bloodshed. If, God forbid, their candidate wins the election, they will desist; but then we have literally handed over our country, our liberties to a Party being controlled by wicked self-proclaimed Marxists. “They are far from the law”, and God!

Folks, if we do not follow Hezekiah’s example when he “. . . he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD” (II Kings 19), repenting of our great national sins and seeking for deliverance from our enemies America WILL FALL! However, if Christians across this country will all lift up their cries to our Holy and all powerful God, then we can be confident in these words, “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace (Exodus 14:14).

Kiss the Son . . . lest we perish!

King Hezekiah crying out to God for deliverance.

King Hezekiah crying out to God for deliverance.

Comments

Robert Henry Ditmore MA MEd (author) from MORRISON on September 27, 2020:

It does sound pretty doom and gloom, but we know how it all turns out - all for His glory, and that is what matters ;-). Like you, I hope to see some good from all of this madness we are witnessing, not the least of which is a revival that will rival the Great Awakening!

As always, thank you for the comments!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 27, 2020:

Wonderfully done. A pleasure to read as it flows seamlessly.

Pretty doom and gloom. But even an eternal optimist like me must take heed of your warnings. If the worst is to come, I pray that it will drive the believers onto higher heights of prayer and worship and find many new ones looking for sanctuary there.

I see this more as a phase that will force us to rely more on God.

Robert Henry Ditmore MA MEd (author) from MORRISON on September 27, 2020:

Thank you K.C. I believe the Church must wake up and do its duty if we are to avoid the disaster which is quickly coming our way. America must have revival, and it must begin in the homes and churches of true believers; if not, then the America we know and love is very short on time.

KC McGee from Where I belong on September 27, 2020:

Robert,

How long our country will continue to stand as a free nation is something to really think about. Things are changing at such a fast pace that it becoming more and more difficult to keep up with it.

Sadly our nation is becoming more divide than I have ever seen it before. The Marxism that seems to be raising in our nation has taken a foothold across our country. I see it as a evil. Most who hold the marxist views in our country lack any faith in God. And hate those who do. For myself, I refuse to allow them to shake my faith in God. I WILL stand my ground.

This is an outstanding article Robert. I truely hope many others will also take time and effort read it and take it to heart.

Much peace and blessing to you.