Nineveh Moment 40: in summation:

Nineveh was given 40 days to “repent.” And, well, this is modern Jonah’s 40th entry. So in summation, what precedes this essay is a series of essays that are a template for what’s going spiritually awry in America. And there’s a lot going awry! We’re spending less and less time with God, for one. Then there’s: abortion; gay marriage; transgenderism; sexual promiscuity across the board; massive amounts of pollution that’s destroying God’s creation; immigrants abandoned at the borders; people being abandoned in our inner cities; self-centered materialism that is leaving those in the Third World without the basics in food, shelter and medicine; addictions to practically everything (alcohol, drugs, gambling, work, sex…), dysfunctional families everywhere… I mean, it wouldn’t even take an Old Testament prophet’s keen eye to see this. Problem is, many of us have become so desensitized to it all, that, frankly, we can’t see it. Yet God seems to be trying to wake us up to it (more and more natural disasters, a worldwide pandemic, etc., etc…) Hopefully this writing will bring the problem into better focus. But the act of “repenting” isn’t just about finally realizing it, putting on some LL Bean sack cloth, and saying: “Sorry God.” No, it means a lot more than that. It means changing this stuff. It means spending more and more time with God in prayer. It means stopping abortion; ending gay marriage; stopping transgender surgeries; curbing the sexual promiscuity in our media entertainment, our dress, our behavior in general; it means sacrificing and living simply, with way more savings going to outreach to help our inner cities, the Third World, and so on; it means become good environmental stewards; it means healing families and developing, as an example, tremendous proactive recovery communities to impact addictions across-the-board… And, believe it or not, that’s just some of the change that needs to happen. But, indeed, it would be a good start. And hopefully enough to start to avert more of God’s wrath. And for me, it’s now time to head off to sit under a lone tree. And we all know how that goes. So then I’m going to have to find something else to do, like, oh I don’t know, maybe become president (of the U.S.) so I can help lead this change that needs to come, quick! “Prophet President.” It’s got a nice ring to it, huh. Although if my wife (and Almost First Lady) Liz knew I just wrote that last part, well, let’s just say she’d be a little “ouchy” at the Inaugural Ball. –“Average Jonah, out.” P.S. For the better part of 30 years, I have traveled the country extensively, researching models I believe God has been developing to underpin the change in this country that needs to happen. For a look at these models on our campaign website, go to…

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