Madeline Crabb
America: Living on borrowed time!
By Madeline Crabb
August 31, 2023

How do we know when we are living on borrowed time? A dying human knows when all bodily systems are shutting down. For a dying nation, if our eyes and common sense fail us, perhaps the following warning from Ayn Rand will illuminate us: “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.”

Ayn Rand died in 1982, so she did not know of the rapid deterioration in our society since the Obama years, but she saw the signs. But then, the Bible also repeatedly warned us, and of the inversion it says:

    Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and prudent and shrewd in their own sight...Who justify and acquit the guilty for a bribe but take away the rights of the innocent and righteous from them! (Is. 5:20-23 AMPC)

The Cambridge Dictionary defines inversion as a situation in which something is changed so that it is the opposite of what it was before, or in which something is turned upside down. In America, these explanations describe our current situation, and I submit that our own government, the one that is supposed to be of, by, and for the people, is at fault.

The Bible teaches about the anointing of oil, which was done for kings, like King David. The oil is poured on the head, and then flows down. So then, what is on the head will be on the body as well. Accordingly, whatever is “on” the government is also on the people (body). And dear readers, what is on the head of our government is nothing but evil.

Now, for the sake of argument, do I believe that all the people in our government are evil? Not necessarily. Many are simply ignorant, or just following orders, like all those FBI agents/employees Fox News’ Sean Hannity says are “honorable people.” TRUTH ALERT: Anyone who witnesses evil/wrong being done and says nothing is covering-up for and enabling this evil. Silence endorses such misconduct.

By the way, FBI agents swear the following oath:

    I [name] do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

Perhaps it is time for all FBI agents, rank and file or management, to honor their oath, to men and God?

However, what so-called leaders in all areas of government, including the massive administrative branch, are doing to Americans is evil. Like Judas in the Bible, they are not serving either citizens or Jehovah God, but Satan. What is Satan’s goal? It is to steal, kill, and destroy. (Jn. 10:10) How successful do you think he has been thus far?

Consider when Barack Obama declared he was going to “fundamentally change America” during his reign of terror. Puppet Biden is making a valiant attempt to complete that job. Of course, this empty suit is not calling the shots—it is people high above him, globalists bent on controlling the whole world, plotting our future. And behind them is the real power, who one day will have an entity called the Man of Lawlessness or Antichrist, ruling what many call the New World Order, which is global government.

But there is another side to this whole upside-down world we live in: free will. Yes, we have a totally out-of-control government system, a behemoth that we have allowed to grow. Yes, we have! There are many contributing factors like complacency, compromise, laziness, lack of personal responsibility, greed, and the blame-game factor, to name a few. So, in a way, we cannot just point fingers at greedy, power-seeking government officials. As it has been said, when we point a finger at someone, three fingers point back at us.

Founding Father John Adams once proclaimed, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” And he was correct. Everything that was once called holy, righteous, and good is now ridiculed and rejected. The Constitution? Twisted and trashed. As a people, we are in total rebellion against God. Evil and sinful ideas are what the masses celebrate; godliness is scorned and abolished. And therein is the real problem.

Recently while listening to Dr. David Reagan of Lamb and Lion Ministries, I was reminded of words from the U. S. Supreme Court in the 1980 Sydell Stone et al. v. James B. Graham decision that banned the Ten Commandments from school classrooms. It contended that if students read the Ten Commandments they might meditate upon, venerate (revere), and obey them. Hmm…

Of course, that decision caused the removal of the Ten Commandments, and then any Christian-related materials/monuments from all public property. Today, look at what has happened in our schools, and society at large.

More signs that as a nation we are living on borrowed time takes us back to the Holy Bible. From Romans chapter one we read:

    18 For God’s [holy] wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickedness repress and hinder the truth and make it inoperative.

    19 For that which is known about God is evident to them and made plain in their inner consciousness, because God [Himself] has shown it to them.

    20 For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks). So [men] are without excuse [altogether without any defense or justification],

    21 Because when they knew and recognized Him as God, they did not honor and glorify Him as God or give Him thanks. But instead they became futile and [a]godless in their thinking [with vain imaginings, foolish reasoning, and stupid speculations] and their senseless minds were darkened.

    22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves].

    23 And by them the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God were exchanged for and represented by images, resembling mortal man and birds and beasts and reptiles.

    24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their [own] hearts to sexual impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin],

    25 Because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen (so be it).

    26 For this reason God gave them over and abandoned them to vile affections and degrading passions. For their women exchanged their natural function for an unnatural and abnormal one,

    27 And the men also turned from natural relations with women and were set ablaze (burning out, consumed) with lust for one another—men committing shameful acts with men and suffering in their own [b]bodies and personalities the inevitable consequences and penalty of their wrong-doing and going astray, which was [their] fitting retribution.

    28 And so, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or approve of Him or consider Him worth the knowing, God gave them over to a base and condemned mind to do things not proper or decent but loathsome,

    29 Until they were filled (permeated and saturated) with every kind of unrighteousness, iniquity, grasping and covetous greed, and malice. [They were] full of envy and jealousy, murder, strife, deceit and treachery, ill will and cruel ways. [They were] secret backbiters and gossipers,

    30 Slanderers, hateful to and hating God, full of insolence, arrogance, [and] boasting; inventors of new forms of evil, disobedient, and undutiful to parents.

    31 [They were] without understanding, conscienceless and faithless, heartless, and loveless [and] merciless.

    32 Though they are fully aware of God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them themselves but approve and applaud others who practice them. (Rom. 1:18-32 AMPC)

While the above is a lot of Scripture, it is important information to understand the true state of our moral deterioration and the borrowed time in which we now live. The above passages apply to individuals and nations.

God has made Himself known to us, has planted into each of us what is sometimes called a “God-shaped vacuum” and the ability to understand. When we reject Him, He will not force Himself upon us. He instead allows our thinking to become futile (useless, pointless, worthless). Then He turns us over to our own “free will” desires of idolatry, sexual perversion and more. And eventually, He gives us over to “base and condemned” (depraved) minds. Finally, starting at verse 29 of our passage we get a glimpse of the characteristics of this society. Does it accurately portray America? Honestly?

In the above-mentioned presentation by Dr. Reagan, he reminded that the numbers of Christians in the population have fallen to around 60 percent, but that most of these people are basically “cultural Christians,” or what some call “claimants” of Christianity. As we have discussed in previous articles, some pastors believe true Christians, those who worship Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, and faithfully adhere to Bible teachings, number about 20 percent of the population. Regardless of the number, America is living on borrowed time. Like the dying human body, our nation’s “systems” are either shutting down or were dead long ago.

While you may believe God will never judge our nation, re-read the above Scripture passage from Romans. He has already been judging us, whether we have committed the sins, or applauded /endorsed/promoted them. Only a miracle by God might save us from destruction, but then, the masses have ousted Him from our midst.

In conclusion, Scripture tells us that today is the day of salvation. (2 Cor. 6:2 NLT) None of us is guaranteed a tomorrow. Please repent and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior while there is still time. To anyone willing to hear….

© Madeline Crabb


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Madeline Crabb

Madeline Crabb is a Christian, a Constitutional Conservative, and a patriot. Holding a degree in journalism and public relations, and training from the Leadership Institute, she has been a columnist since 2000, and has written for various Christian newspapers around the country. As a “watchwoman” on the wall (Is.62:67), Madeline calls all citizens to awaken, arise, and act in restoring one nation under God.


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