From Trent Ling:
“There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.” Luke 12:2-3.
Across many platforms, these words from Jesus take center stage in the world today. Joining Jesus, my tack is spiritual and not philosophical, political, or human. My inquiry concerns only what God is saying and His edicts are always wonderful and delightful no matter the earthly carnage. It’s God; it is what it is; and may those with eyes to see, see. The modest goal here is but illumination of the rooftops. Perhaps your own earnest inquiry will also follow.
Yesterday, financial markets and political standings around the world were further rocked as what God orchestrates in the country of Greece is feared to have a potential rippling effect throughout the whole of Europe tomorrow, and the remainder of the globe eventually.
“… Greeks look for wisdom.” 1 Corinthians 1:22B.
“Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” 1 Corinthians 1:20.
Long before Jesus’ earthly arrival, Greece had already produced the philosophical biggies: Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates. Even the New Testament well documents the Greek penchant for perpetual thinking. Unfortunately, that human inclination necessitates an unenviable collision course with God in Heaven given the above-quoted Scriptures. [Of course, lest the thoughtless rejoice at the blank-check notion that we should turn our brains off, serving God with less than “all your mind” also invites God’s ire and opposition. But today, we assess Greece on the rooftops, and not the gleefully inattentive.]
In recent times, Greece has openly run as a socialist country. Workers retire in their very early 60’s. What a life! But, the country has been able to “pull this off” only with substantial and unsustainable behind-the-scenes debt accumulation that has embarrassingly been revealed in the long-awaited daylight of 2010. In fact, Greece was imminently likely to default on its debt obligations which likely would have plunged the country into anarchy. Though Greece remains a relatively small player on the world’s economic stage, the specter of a Greek collapse elicited concern about other, specifically European, countries that could also begin falling like dominoes as they are all similarly indebted to the gills and beyond.
All countries deal in the dark. None are run in the light. We rarely hear of trouble until hundreds of billions, if not trillions, are needed to keep the blush-less charade going. Such is Greece; such are other European countries; and such is the shameful modus operandi around the globe. Long story short, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund very recently pieced together a rescue package for Greece that also required Greece to tighten its belt somewhat. This belt tightening has outraged many Greeks who’ve taken to the streets, burned down bank buildings, and who seek anarchy or communism as preferable to what they have now! Wow! God is something!
The fear of international economic contagion makes Greece front-page news yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Around the world, God opposes the darkness, and the people’s patience runs thinner by the day. Anarchy may be gaining steam. It would certainly provide the elusive and much-longed-for “starting over” foundation. God would be glorified, no doubt, as man continues to be revealed as a hopelessly wanton mangler of nearly all that he attains, achieves, or receives.
Without question, the growing uncertainty and unrest in all developed nations has us living at a very unique and spiritually fertile time in history. God is alive and actively moving today as much or more so than at any time in history. The world is ripening for our message from Heaven.
All that has occurred in the past few years in the United States alone, leads me to believe that anything (and I mean anything) is possible. With a wildly borrowing and fiscally hemorrhaging Administration, a hopelessly incoherent and impotent Congress, and an increasingly ignorant yet ever-mouthy electorate, God has already fashioned and positioned industrial-grade ramparts for our own American rooftop visits to come. Be ye careful mocking Greece today, for our tomorrow will inexorably come.
At times like these, I am once again so thankful to be in The Kingdom of God. I just get to do what I’m told, and my faithful and benevolent God is neither reckless, nor self-absorbed, nor indebted. Ultimately, all will learn that Democracy is for the birds. People truly long and thirst for The Kingdom of God, but do not know it. May God continue His work to ripen everyone.
Check out the Greece show on Roof #632 and see it the way it is. Then, seek first the Kingdom and escape the chaos, the streets, and an embarrassing lifespan on the shameful rooftops (one after another after another after…).
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