America was warned of our loss of Liberty over 2500 years ago!

February 1, 2013 by tjefferson2076

The founding fathers were men of faith and spoke often that America needed to remain a virtuous society in order to remain free.  They were learned men who widely read Cicero, Blackstone, Anglo-Saxon Common Law, and The Bible.

For Believers, The Bible is The Word of God, but for other men who believe in freedom, it is The Book of Truth describing our understanding of Natural Law.  Since the founders read the bible, it would be natural to begin in The Bible to understand why our nation has fallen so far from our founding.

The book of Samuel was written over 2500 years ago and describes a warning by God to the people of Israel of the loss of their freedom if they reject Him (Truth) as their King.  It essentially is the first written account of a virtuous people living free under Natural (God’s) Law and what happens to your freedom (God’s warning) when the people turn away from Truth and Virtue.

First the scripture from NIV and followed by my editing of this scripture to apply for America today.  We, as lovers of Freedom, are and were forewarned by our Founders as well as By God of our coming destruction.  We just weren’t listening.  Maybe it is time to begin.

1 Samuel 8

Israel Asks for a King

8 When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders.[a] The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.

So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead[b] us, such as all the other nations have.”

But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”

10 Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle[c] and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”

21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the Lord. 22 The Lord answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.”

America Asks for a King

8 As America grew old, she elected her sons as America’s leaders.[a] The name of her firstborn was Roosevelt and the name of his second was Johnson, and they served at Washington.  But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.

So all the elders of America gathered together and came to America at Washington. They said to her, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead[b] us, such as all the other nations have.”

But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased America; so she prayed to the Lord. And the Lord told her: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Europe until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”

10 America told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 She said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his drones and armies, and they will run in front of his fighter jets and bombers. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of divisions and commanders of platoons, and others to plow his ground in large corporate farms and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war at Lockheed Martin and equipment at Boeing for his armies. 13 He will take your daughters to work the low skilled jobs in her corporations, to be bank tellers, and waitresses and dishwashers outside of the home. 14 He will take the best of your intellectual labor and technologies and industries and give them over to control of his bureaucrats. 15 He will take half of your income and of your property and give it to his voters and lobbyists. 16 Your local male and female leaders and the best of your industry[c] and technologies he will take for his own use in his federal bureaucracies and agencies. 17 He will take fifty percent of your income, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

19 But the people refused to listen to America. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”

21 When America heard all that the people said, she repeated it before the Lord. 22 The Lord answered, “Listen to them and give them Obama.”

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