The song "Leaving Eden" by Brandon Heath contains deep meaning within the lyrics that take a big bite out of the lies that this secular world of "anything goes" tries to place upon We The People here in America. It exposes how "each step away" from the roots of our existence back in Eden takes our nation to a point where many have forgotten God and His Word. Such lack of wisdom of the knowledge of God and His Word as each decade passes continues to bring us towards an even worse state of being than the last.
"Celeste" over at the You Tube site says it well:
These are dark times. But we have the light of Jesus; the only constant and perfect One in a world that's slowly falling apart. We have hope in God, the Alpha, Omega, Beginning, End, Healer, Provider, Savior, Father, Friend, Protector, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Light of the world. God is and always will be whatever we need most in our lives. When we hurt, He heals us, when we are tired, He carries us in His arms. We have left Eden, and we're stumbling through darkness, but we're going home.The song, which reveals an example of a "teacher hiding her Bible...but at least she has a job," indicates how far the liberal educational elites have taken us from our Christian heritage and founding. It also indicates how socialism/communism/liberalism always takes more and more freedoms away from WE THE PEOPLE. Years ago, "hiding one's Bible" seemed unthinkable in order to keep a job. But now, Christians can be persecuted under falsely applied claims of "separation of church and state" - which, by the way, isn't in the U.S. Constitution.
Our Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights tells what GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT DO - not what WE THE PEOPLE CAN'T DO! But those who would like to take away the rights of Christians are actively using a secular language of "lawyer-ing" to sway others against Christian beliefs, displays, Bible reading, teaching; with the goal to shun the Christian believer's free speech rights of sharing the Gospel openly with others. The threats of being sued - for any reason these days - makes pastors and preachers watch what they say in order "not to offend."
Jesus offended many people in his three year ministry on earth. He didn't mince or parse words. He told it like it is. And those who hated him tried to kill him - many times - over his call for repentance because "the kingdom of God is near."
What Jesus told us is truth! He stated, "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! For I have overcome the world."
We may be on a journey that is taking us further and further away from Eden. And it is painfully true that we can't go back. But God has "many mansions" in heaven prepared for those who confess Jesus as Lord and Savior. There will be 1,000 years in the Millennial Kingdom on earth where Jesus will rule. It will be like living in a new Eden. The final chapter in the book of Revelation gives us a glimpse of how it will be in eternity with God.
Rev 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne. [fn] I am the bright morning star."
Rev 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." Let anyone who hears this say, "Come." Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.
What should Christians be doing until Christ comes back for his own?
Answer: Be faithful witnesses.
Rev 22:20 He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon!" Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
Rev 22:21 May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's holy people.
Linda Kimball of Patriots and Liberty
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