BUFF SCOTT, JR.
A King in Cow Pastures
[OUR NATION’S DISEASES]
Hear the story of the boastful king. He was intellectually, politically, and militarily strong. His enemies were fearful of him. While walking upon the roof of his royal palace one day, overlooking his immense empire, he exclaimed proudly and boastfully how he had built the great city which stood as a mighty symbol to the greatness of his kingdom.
He gave himself all of the credit. God, it seemed, had played no part in any of his noble accomplishments. He failed to believe God plays the major role in the affairs of men, nations, and kingdoms.
To teach the haughty king a well-needed lesson, God sent him to the school of insanity. There he spent seven long years in the cow pastures of Babylon, dwelling with the beasts of the field, and eating grass like an ox. And there he remained until he acknowledged that the Most High rules the kingdoms of men and gives them to whomever He chooses.
During this period of insanity, the king’s hair grew as long as the feathers of an eagle and his nails were like the claws of a bird. At the end of seven years the king lifted his eyes toward heaven, his reason or sanity was restored, and he blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever.
He acknowledged God as being the greatest of kings and affirmed that “no one can hold back his hand!” He was again established in his kingdom, with all of its glory and splendor, and still more greatness was added to him.—Book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar, chapter 4
The king had learned his lesson. We as a nation have yet to learn ours. And until we do, God will send us to sundry schools of punishment, including the school of insanity. If the face and direction of our nation are ever changed, it will be because of what we have done to instill Jesus in the hearts of others. As a nation and as individuals, He is our only hope!
Consider our nation’s state of mind. We are an affluent society. So was the mighty Roman Empire before she crumbled. An affluent society is more prone to mental, moral, and spiritual decadence than one impoverished. An affluent society has a tendency to rely on its own power and direction with little or no thought that God is still in control.
As a nation we are militarily strong, yet at the core we are suffering from spiritual leukemia. A blood transfusion is badly needed, and Jesus is the only person who has the correct blood type! He must be restored in our hearts and His principles implanted upon our minds, else we, too, as a nation, will eventually crumble.
When a nation or society digresses to the depth of scandalous conduct by legalizing same-sex marriages and allowing one of the participants to run for the most preeminent office in our nation, President
, as is currently being done, it will not come as a shock when and if our nation collapses. “We have come a long ways, Baby,”
but in the wrong direction. Unless our nation disintegrates in advance, the day will possibly arrive when incestuous marriages
between two family members will be sanctioned. And should we fall to that immoral depth, pedophilia will be the next “order of the day” to be legalized.
There was once a time in our great commonwealth when even the thought of two males or two females uniting in an unholy relationship or wedlock was looked upon as the most reprehensible conduct. “What in hades is going on?”
Simply, hades has attacked this nation and is becoming its conqueror. “Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire out of heaven. And He overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground” [Gen. 19:24-25]
The decree of God against the worse of evils, as noted by the Apostle Paul, includes “men who practice homosexuality” [1 Tim. 1:8-10]
. If that decree is still valid, our nation is in trouble.