America will have war until it comes out at our nostrils and becomes loathsome to us
The negative reaction of the overwhelming majority of the American people regarding US military involvement in Syria reminds me of the Hebrews’ reaction to God’s miraculous provision of manna, which he gave to them in the wilderness, after miraculously delivering them from bondage in Egypt.
Both the Americans and the Hebrews were unhappy with God and with his way of doing things, and both longed to return to bondage, because of the many delights of the flesh they had enjoyed while in bondage.
Sin is enjoyable, for a while… and then you have to pay the consequences.
The Hebrews longed for the leeks, onions, garlic, and meat they had enjoyed in Egypt, and they were desirous to return to their bondage in order to enjoy these pleasures. Living the life of freedom God had provided the Hebrews was difficult, because it required the denial of bodily pleasures, and although God was providing miraculous bread, or manna, in the wilderness, this wasn’t as tasty as the food they had enjoyed while in bondage to the Egyptians, and they were willing to trade their freedom for tasty food. The Hebrews were unwilling to deny their bodily cravings and pleasures for the sake of freedom.
“Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. But now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.” (Numbers 11:5-6)
Long ago, the American people set aside God and his requirements of denying our bodily pleasures for the sake of deliverance from sin and Satan, and we have now consumed as many bodily pleasures as we could have possibly consumed.
Or have we?
War, anger, hatred, killing, and revenge are passions of the flesh, which God calls us to deny in order to live a life pleasing to him. Yielding to these passions pleases our sinful nature, and excites our minds, emotions, and physical bodies.
Ever since September 11, 2001 the American people have given themselves over to revenge, hatred, killing, and war. Now, with Syria, they are saying “We have had enough of war… we’re tired of it.” But what the American people fail to realize is that bondage to sin and Satan always comes with a price.
Satan doesn’t care if we’re tired of war. And neither does God. In fact, having given-in to hatred, anger revenge, and war, God and Satan are going to give Americans what they wanted: war, war, and more war… even though Americans are sick of it, because it’s what we wanted.
The Hebrews demanded meat, because they didn’t like the manna God had provided. And God gave them meat, too, until it was coming out of their nostrils and the Hebrews were begging God to stop giving them meat, because they were sick of it.
“And say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat, for you have wept in the hearing of the LORD, saying, “Who will give us meat to eat? For it was better for us in Egypt.” Therefore the LORD will give you meat, and you shall eat. You shall not eat just one day, or two days, or five days, or ten days, or twenty days, but a whole month, until it comes out at your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you, because you have rejected the LORD who is among you and have wept before him, saying, “Why did we come out of Egypt?” (Numbers 11:18-20)
America’s only beginning to become sick of war, so we can expect more of it.
After all the talk of hometown heroes, and of how evil and dangerous the Muslims are, it’s too late now to decide to turn off the fear, hate, anger, revenge, killing, and warmongering, simply because people are now beginning to become sick and tired of war.
Sinful passions can’t be turned off and on like a light switch. When these passions have been stoked — for years — with patriotic hate-filled propaganda they become inflamed and cannot be easily controlled; let alone completely turned off.
There’s an old saying: “You made your bed, now you’re going to have to lay in it.” There’s another old saying: “If you lay down with dogs, expect to get up with fleas.”
There’s also another old saying, which is even more appropriate: “Sin will take you to places you don’t want to go.”
I’ve had to endure over a decade of hate-fueled, warmongering, patriotic propaganda spewing from the mouths of so-called “Christians” who have draped the Israeli and American flags over Jesus… and now, these same hate-filled, warmongering, so-called “Christian” are saying “Hell no we won’t go into Syria!” Well, I have news for them: it’s time for you hate-filled, warmongering, Israel-loving, so-called “Christians” to pay the piper.
You reject God’s liberation from sin and the love of Christ for all peoples? You decide you have enemies you wish to hate and destroy? You decide to spurn Christ and embrace Satan? You wish to hold on to your hate and your anger and yet have no more war? You had better think again. When you make a deal with the Devil you have to pay the price. There’s no walking out of the deal in the middle of a war.
We’re going to have wars until they are coming out of our nostrils America… until war becomes loathsome to us… until we beg God to stop them… until we truly repent of our hate-filled, warmongering antiChristian ways… until we abandon our antiChrist “ally” Israel… and until we learn to love our perceived and scapegoated enemies: Muslims.
Syria is only the beginning. America still has Iran, Russia, and China to conquer! So stop being such cry babies, and get ready for your sons and your daughters to be drafted into fighting World War Three! This is only the beginning of what you asked for!
You so-called “Christians” wanted to drape Jesus with the Israeli and American flags, you have filled our nation with hate-filled patriotic propaganda, you have turned hired killers into hometown heroes, and now you’re going to have to go where your sin and Satan will take you and your loved ones — into a veritable hell on earth — whether you want to go or not, because you’re going, whether you like it or not.