Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fashion Disaster

The headline read: “Oxblood—Hottest New Fashion Color for the Fall”.  Oxblood…Seriously?  It is such an odd descriptive word choice to describe a trending designer color.  What’s next on the runway?— Leprous Yellow?  50 Shades of Deathly Grey?  

I got to wondering about the Biblical significance of ox blood.  Oxen in the Bible symbolize strength, vitality and zeal.  Blood, of course, would indicate something was wounded, dying or draining out.  Not exactly a good metaphor for the United States as our military strength and world influence has been waning along with our spiritual passion.    

The Book of Revelation is replete with color symbolism.  Most people are familiar with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Like the latest lipstick, each one comes in a different shade:  

Red=Mass Slaughter/War

Are some of these colors beginning to come into view on the World stage?

When Jonah prophesied in the Old Testament, he said:  “Repent!  In 40 days, Nineveh will be overturned”.

Jonah proceeded into the city the first day and cried out to them: "In forty more days Nineveh will be overturned."
~Jonah 3:4

 In keeping with the multi-faceted nature of scripture, I realized that this prophecy would have come true whether they repented or not.  If they were stubborn—God would literally overturn their land to a foreign enemy.  Thankfully, they wisened up and repented.  Their land was “overturned” back to God.  What God says—ALWAYS comes true.  The ultimate outcome is impacted by only one thing: how we react to the message.

Soon America will be “overturned”.  Our Constitution requires that we swear in our next President by noon every January 20th.  Since January 20th falls on a Sunday in 2013, our government will have a private swearing in to comply with the Constitution and then a public one on Monday, January 21st, 2013.  Strangely, January 22nd, 2013, the VERY NEXT DAY after we publicly inaugurate our newly elected President, it will be exactly 40 years after the 1973 Roe V. Wade decision.  The significance of this timing makes my hair stand on end.

God permits us free choice—just as he has allowed us to choose since Day 1 on planet Earth.  Similar to the first White Horseman in Revelation, we could be celebrating a great “Victory”.  Unfortunately, it could have more ominous overtones.  This word translated from the original manuscript of Koine Greek could also be interpreted as “Conquest”.  

When God looks down on America what color does He see?  Like the symbolic Second Horseman (Red), does He see the red blood of almost 60 million slaughtered babies crying out from the land?    

Another recent headline stated:  “Black Clouds and Black Flags over Obama”.  Recently a black banner or flag has been displayed in protests and riots throughout Iran, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Sudan, Nigeria, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Indonesia, India, Turkey, including Germany, Australia, England and, yes…even Jerusalem.  It is the black flag of Islam.  The very same one featured openly during the barbaric Internet beheading of Nicholas Berg.

Coincidence?--or perhaps the Third (Black) Horseman is on the horizon?

Hopefully this Winter in America—the garment choice of “Repentance Ash” will be all the rage.  Like the 4th Horseman, the other shades will “pale” in comparison.

If not, we may be facing the worst dressing down in all of American history

We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.
~Isaiah 64:6

"Come now, let's settle this," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.
~Isaiah 1:18

Interested in National Repentance?

Go to the Congressional Prayer Caucus Website:

Annual National Day of Repentance:
2013 Date: Yom Kippur September 13th (Sunset) through September 14th (Nightfall)

Feel free to join any number of events calling for National Prayer and Repentance as we lead up to the November 6th elections.


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