Wow, yesterday was the biggest day I’ve ever had on this blog. I had almost twice the number of hits as my last highest day. So thank you all!
I find it strange, however, that no one asked any questions. Since I am going to be very busy today, I thought I would explain a little about yesterday’s post.
I have never been so nervous posting anything I have written. I started to explain it at the bottom, but it kept coming out an apology. I didn’t want to apologise for writing it so I just left it without any explanation.
I had the idea a couple of weeks ago. I woke up slowly that day, sort of drifting in and out of sleep. In that state I started to dream/think about the election in apocalyptic symbols. After I got up, I started to seriously think about writing it. But I didn’t. Instead I continued to think about it, I built upon the idea. Instead of actually writing it I wrote another post that explained what I was angry about, which is people idolizing America.
That sort of got it out of my system, for a while anyway. Then the election ended. The uproar from that segment of our country got me thinking about it again. Again, I wrote something else.
But it wasn’t enough. I had so much venom built up from the passed two years that it just finally poured out of me.
I do want to say first off, so there is no confusion on this, I make no claims of being a seer. All I did was us the hyperbolic symbolism of apocalyptic literature to describe what I see happening in America. I also want to say that I love my country. I was not trying to condemn all of America, just the bad. Part of loving anyone or anything is telling the truth. As a society we worship money. We almost treat the economy like pagans did their gods. We also expect our government to take care of everything for us. We put our faith in these two human systems instead of trusting God.
The symbolism is pretty simple. The beast is the United States Government. I used the eagle, because it has long been a symbol of our country. The two heads are obviously the two parties. The horns represent each president that came from that party. Eyes represent consciousness, and are often used in apocalyptic literature. I just made them blind. Mammon is the word most Bibles use for the word that Jesus used for money, when He was teaching that you can’t have two masters God and money. That hits us so hard we have to leave it untranslated, and it has come to have a demonic quality. The false prophets are the political pundits who whip us into a political froth. The four years, two years, etc, is our election schedule. It’s all pretty self explanatory, at least to me. That’s why I wanted to explain it, in case it wasn’t so obvious to others.
The point is that we are being two trusting of our leaders. There are many real issues that weren’t even talked about during the election, like the drug war. Our violent foreign policy would continue whoever won. Even the Christians seem to have lost their focus. Those of us who claim to be Christians, must start being more Christ-like. We need to follow in His footsteps, and practice his teachings. What’s more we need to trust Him, and not our money or our government. He is the only eternal reality, everything else will eventually die. Why put our faith in what is dying?