The waters are rising


Something I felt the need to share and was published March 13 in the Letters to the Editor.

It said, “a flood is coming and the pension bubble was not very far away from bursting.”A few months later we started to hear the birth pangs of unfunded liabilities to pension recipients which has now brought down the once great city of Detroit.

This is only the beginning.

There are basic principles in life when violated produce negative results. Like this one found in the Bible “If any will not work, neither let him eat.”

Before we try to justify or attack that principle with excuses let’s look at it simply. When you pay or give people benefits to not work or to those who do work but provide less than adequate effort for what they receive, what is the result?

Might things look different today in our lives, money and attitudes if we had strive to keep that principle?

God made us and this creation we live in.

It is govern by principles that govern life itself. The creator knows the best of life is lived in his principles that govern what he created. We were always given the freedom to keep the underlying principles of life or violate them.

One way is meant to produce lasting peace and joy something good. The other leading to a layer of wrong choices and momentary sinful pleasure followed by destruction, something bad.

When things become so out of control because of our own selfish pursuits and evil desire a flood comes. In the Bible during Noah’s day it was “literal.” In our day it is “metaphorical” but the devastation is the same. It’s meant to bring about a renewal.

Picture it like this you begin to build something intricate and delicate that came with a set of plans.

Because of your reasoning believing you are smarter or more superior than the creator you start disregarding the plan and proceed based on your own knowledge.

You use parts meant to be used elsewhere, you leave parts out, you break parts, etc. until you have built something that don’t work and is harmful. So instead of starting over with the creator’s original plan you stand in your pride, make excuses and even worse.

The waters are rising. Can you tell?

I wonder what it was like during Noah’s day when the rain wasn’t stopping and the waters were rising and the people kept moving to higher and higher ground. The door of the ark was shut so there seem to be no way out of their situation.

The time to turn and do the right thing had past, instead of being in the safety of the ark they were now facing thoughts I can’t even imagine.

The next thing that comes in progression as the flood waters rise is the “air of superiority” rooted in pride and fear.

Each person was fighting for that piece of ground to stand on. People will be filled with lies, hypocrisy, and violence as they try to maintain their “King of the Hill” statues.

They will not see those they are stepping on only that they must be seen as someone valued enough to stand. From the lowest position to the highest, we will fabricate our own importance by whatever means possible.

Using God’s word and history found in the Bible as an indicator of what comes next we will see an unbelievable increase in violence and corruption as each person tries to maintain their own sense of value.

The violence in our cities will rise to unprecedented rates and severity. You will hear of things you never dreamed we could do to each other. It has already begun but soon the national media won’t be able to keep it hidden because of the steady increase of it.

Even though the flood waters are rising, there is still hope.

In the Bible it recorded Jesus the son of God saying this:

“I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them. Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”

Mark Balicki

Iron Mountain