On the shores of the serpentine where the people hire rowboats........
Watcher Will, the myopic proprietor is peering through his telescope and calls through his speaking trumpet: "Number 99, your time is up, please come in!"
Will's Wife, sitting nearby: "Dear, we don't have a Number 99!"
Watcher Will, after a brief, horrifying, dawning: "Number 66, do you require assistance?"
All jesting aside....I was just thinking of how priviledged the USA has been over the years and comparing this with the deplorable abominations and horrendous treason and apostacy by which it is perishing before our eyes. I cast my mind back to where that civilisation began, and considered the Maflower pilgrims and the amazingly unlikely success they were blessed with. As I thought of it further I was reminded of how The Lord sent His people Israel into Egypt to wait until the Cananites had filled up their measure of sin and became due for judgement and the uprooting of their vineyard. The allotted timespan was 400 years. The Mayflower folks started the north American experiment in 1620, as far as I know;...and the 400-year anniversary of that is coming up soon. This isn't an attempt at eisegesis or replacement theology or british israelitism, nor is it a stab at datesetting or prophecy. Just thinking of how gracious The Lord has been, and how much longer He is going to permit the travesty to go on.
He used Assyria to punish Israel, Babylon to punish Assyria, Persia to punish Babylon, Greece to punish Persia, and Rome to punish Greece, and I'm wondering which out of the EUSSR, the USSSR, the land of Sinim and the muslim dungheap of despotisms is going to get theirs first. When I think of Zechariah's writing and the black & white horses that went to the north country, I'm struck by the parallel to the four horsemen of Revelation. Antichrist and governmental/financial system meant here? There are two northern powers to overcome, in that passage in Zechariah. Rumination continues....
Oh Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour, Spirit of all prophecy and Revealer of things to come, I am dull and ignorant and lack discernment and wisdom and the deceptions are many. Please quiet the heart of this wretch and order his puny mind and give him wisdom to discern the priority and truth and application of the riches of Your Word so that his service in Your Glory may be to Your will and pleasure. Amen.
Mayflower Compact, modern version, liberated from the filthy paws of the leftist Wikipedia:
In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, etc.
Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, 1620