I was reading this article & thought it was definitely worthy of sharing (with my short hand of course… the entire article was quite lengthy):
How would the devil bring about the decline & fall of nations that had once been greatly blessed by God?
#1. Destroy the Moral Fabric of America: More & more, our political and even religious leaders are edging away from a clear description of faith in a personal God… especially a God who sets forth laws & a way of life.
#2. Undermine the Family: Strong families are the basis for every decent society that has ever existed. The enemy would love to get rid of strong fathers, the right kind of masculine leaders of the family- and also undermine the loving wives & mothers who are to be the homemakers & have so much to do with the moral formation of a child’s character.
#3. Destroy the Economy and the Value of the Dollar: Satan surely recognizes that one key way to destroy a nation is to undermine it’s economic well-being. And so it is that Satan, by destroying the concepts of real honesty & hard work, & the correct foundation of Christianity based upon obedience to the 10 Commandments, is able to bring down our nations in this way. God told our forefathers that if they turned aside from obeying His commandments, “I will break the pride of your power” (Leviticus 26:19). Because of this nations sin, American has indeed being brought “lower & lower” (Deuteronomy 28: 43-45), and instead of being the world’s greatest leader as it used to be, is now the world’s greatest debtor! It’s time for the American people to wake up!
#4. Denigrate Patriotism and a National Sense of Purpose: Today, America’s political leaders, and leading educators and figures, tend to “waffle” here & there about anything patriotic. President Barack Obama has even been apologizing over & over for what America has done in the past! America’s leaders appear to be ashamed of the great blessings that God has given their nation, and of the victories that He gave in WW1, WW2, & through many other terrible trials.
#5. Control the Media To Promote All of the Above: Hundreds of articles & even entire books could be cited to show how so much of the modern media has been & is being used to undermine the concepts of patriotism, true religion, & the family- and almost every aspect of a decent life! Remember, God’s Word calls Satan “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:2). For Satan is, indeed, in control of this earth’s atmosphere, & he certainly uses the “airwaves” to infiltrate people’s minds continually with anti-God, anti-Bible concepts. Most of us have not realized how cleverly this is being done, for it has been a gradual process creeping in on us. We are letting our minds be “programmed” by the modern media to slowly yet surely turn against the God of the Bible, against his laws & way of life, against the true understanding of the family itself, against genuine patriotism-indeed, against everything that made our nations great in the first place!
* Are you praying (not panicing) for the future of our nation?