God is Not Slack Concerning his Promises

As I sit here thinking about what the significance of this date is and how hard men and women have fought and died for the freedoms that are enjoyed in this country, I reflected on the book of Judges in the Bible. The book of Judges is the history of the people of God after Joshua and his generation died. When they were all dead a new generation rose up and completly destroyed what Joshua and his generation built for the people. They had no respect for the sacrifices of the men and women who had gone on before. Who had wondered in the wilderness, fled Egypt, fought wars and finally were given land God promised them. They had no respect for the history of their ancestors. They tore down all of the history, tried to re-write it and then to add insult to injury, they turned from God, the person they owed everything to. Starting in Judges 2: 10-23 “After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. They forsook the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. The followed and worshipped various gods ofthe peoples around them. They aroused the Lord’s anger because they forsook him and served Baal and the ashroteths. In his anger against Israel the Lord gavem them into the handsof raiders who plundered them. He sold them into the hand of their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist. Whenever Israel went out to fight, the hand of the Lord was against them to defeat them, just ashe had sworn to them. They were in great distress.Then the Lord raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders. Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted themselves to other gods and worshipped them. They quickly turned from the ways of their ancesotrs, who had been obedient to the Lord’s commands. Whenever the Lord raised up a judge for them, he was with the judge and saved them out of the hands of their enemies as long as the judge lived.; for the Lord relented because of their groaning under those who oppressed and afflicted them. But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt than those of their ancestors, following other gods and serving and worshipping them. They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways.Therefore the Lord was angry with Israel and said, “Because this nation has violated the covenant I ordained for their ancestors and has not listened to me, I will no longer drive out before them any nationsJoshua left when he died. I will use them to test Israel and see whether they will keep the way of the Lord and walk in it as their ancestors did.” The Lord had allowed those nations to remain; he did not drive them out at once by giving them into the hands ofJoshua.”
As I read this scripture, it dawned on me. We as a nation, have forgotten the ways of the Lord. We as a nation have raised up a generation of children who do not even know the Lord. Much less know what it took to come to this country which was wild and filled with unknowns, much like the promised land God gave the Israelites. We as a people have forgotten that without God, there would be no nation, without God we would have been overtaken many years ago.So, now here we are in 2020 with a generation of people who have thrown God aside, and are relying on their own understanding. They are making choices that will have dire consequences; consequences of being turned over to those who wish to destory us. We have a generation who worship a different kind of idol and that is the idol of “me”. We have a generation who has completly ignored God’s teaching, A generation who believes they can save themselves and that there are no consequences for their actions or decisions. God has allowed them to walk this path for a time. But he will turn them over to their enemies. He will allow this country to be over run by those who seek to destory us if, we do not turn back to him and put him first in our lives. All down throughout the history of the Bible, God allowed people to make their own choices and their own decisions, but he made them face the consequences of those decisions. He even told them what was going to happen and still they did not listen. They were after a time held accountable. Ladies and gentlemen we all will be held accountable to God. It is not too late to stop the madness, to turn back to the only one who can save all of us. That one is God. We do not have the capacity to save ourselves. Personally the only one I want to rule over me is God because he is merciful and has grace, man does not. Ladies and gentlmen it is your choice to return to God or not, but understand you will face the consequences – God’s message never changes,and he is not slack conerning his promise. #godmessge,#overtaken,#turningfromgod

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Yvonne Mason Sewell

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple

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