‘I Feel the Presence of The Lord’  

"I Feel The Presence of The Lord" is a personal collection of devotions intended to encourage the reader to seek and see the Lord in every aspect of their life.
The enemy of our souls would have us subscribe to the mentality of being endlessly busy, and therefore it being excusable to relegate God to a Sunday morning church service, if that. Thus, many in our churches today are powerless Christians and/or Christians in whom faith and fellowship with God is sorely wanting.
I Feel The Presence of The Lord is not just a book to be read as part of our daily devotions. It is a collection of thoughts and instructions to inspire the reader to meditate upon the Lord and His Word.

What Will The Future Be Like?

On July 22, 2003, I wrote a syndicated article following below titled: No Foundations, No Future. It has been nearly 18-years to the day since I wrote it. As you read it, I ask that you consider  the condition of each of the “foundations” I addressed then is in today.  Consider how much the home, the church, public schools (including colleges/universities), and our government have changed, and for the worse.

Today everyone of the core foundations that were critical to the spiritual well-being of America have been corrupted beyond anything we could have believed.  How many times in the past several months have we had someone say to us: “Did you ever think we would live to see anything like this?”  Perhaps you’ve asked the question yourself; I confess that I have.  For example, movie theater companies are announcing that they will be opening across the country while churches remain closed; some of them permanently.

Consider the extent America has changed for the worse; if we are truthful, we will have to admit that things are going to get even worse.

We have watched the America we knew change into a place we can barely recognize.  It seems as if evil and wickedness is the celebrated norm today.  I submit it is long past time that we return to our biblical roots as individuals.  If we have learned anything, it should be that we cannot change the character of the nation, but those who claim Christ as their Savior can reach individuals in obedience to Christ’s great commission.

I believe that we as a people stand at the intersection of eternity on the doorstep of “The Great Tribulation,” and the clock on the wall reads half-past almost too late.  Read the following and ask yourself if we have arrived in 18-years to where we are today, where can we expect America to be in the next 18-years should the Lord tarry and Christians continue to fail in what Christ instructed us to do?

In or about the 10th century B.C., the question was asked: “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3 KJV)

While America is today the leader and envy of the world, it must be noted that her foundations are being systematically destroyed. And if that which has been will be again – if pompous intellectual elitism led to the demise of brilliant civilizations of times past – it is well within reason to expect no less for America, should her people not turn again to secure her foundations.

The church as a foundation is under an all out attack. She has been driven from schools and the halls of government under the guise of a “separation of church and state.”  From his grave, Thomas Jefferson undoubtedly curses the letter he penned to the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut, containing the verbiage “separation between church and state.”

Pastors who dare preach the truth of their scriptures must be aware that certain elements who may reside within their congregations can file suit, citing hate speech. Religions that have served man since before the inception of our country are being corrupted from within by licentiousness and concupiscence.

From moments of silence to Christ at Christmas to blessings of meals to the Pledge of Allegiance, the church is under attack. If the malefic prevail, even our currency will have “God” removed.

Exceptions are made to accommodate certain “gods” and religions in public schools, while the “God” embodied in “freedom of worship and assembly,” is dispelled and restricted at every turn.

The home, ergo the family, is likewise under attack. Children can be and have been taken from parents by local governments over corporal punishment. Yet that same local government will imprison and/or sentence your child to death. In other words, it is OK for the government to imprison and kill your child, but it isn’t permissible for you (the parent) to spank your child.

Parental authority is frequently undermined in the schools – the same schools that in time past worked conjunctively with parents to mold children into assets to their communities and their country.

Many families today take more pride and place more value in being “friendly for the sake of the children,” than they take seriously the vow “… until death do us part.” Enter the very real potential of same-sex unions, and the threat to the traditional family becomes even more real.

Teachers can teach political correctness and anti-war rhetoric; they can teach alternative lifestyle classes, complete with instructions on how to place condoms on bananas; but beyond that their collective record is abysmal.

In Florida, minority students are accepted into college, but are unable to pass the multiple choice FCAT test that requires only a 40 percent score and can be taken five times to pass.

In Pennsylvania, between one-third and one-half of prospective math and science teachers failed their certification tests. About one-third of applicants flunked special-education certification. Nearly 50 percent of prospective Spanish teachers failed their tests. More than one-third of the applicants failed both the pre-professional skills test in writing and social studies. On the “content knowledge” portion of the math test, 43 percent of the teachers failed. (Jane Elizabeth /John M.R. Bull, Post-Gazette – “Up to half of teacher candidates failing tests,” Jan. 17, 2002)

In Illinois 5,243 teachers failed key exams. The New York Times asked the question: “What to do about [New York] teachers who chronically fail their certification exams?”  Some in New York have failed 10 times – 3,000 have never passed.

Per the fourth part of a rapidly decaying foundation, I defer to Thomas Jefferson: “Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is The Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.” Are you listening Justice O’Connor?

The foundations of America are being destroyed. A watered down, diluted god of convenience; moral decay within the family; poorly educated teachers and students; and a government that governs for the posterity of itself is – agree or not – the death knell of our nation.

So begs the question to be answered now 18-years later: “What will the righteous do?”

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Mychal Massie

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Mychal Massie

Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here

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