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The rise of Hadrians wall and the fall of America

Posted by appolus on July 25, 2011

Religions can be contained, but the Church of God is free to go wherever they are led by the Holy Spirit. When you see these walls brothers and sisters, make sure you see them in your rear view mirror. Gods work lies beyond the walls of humanism. To follow Him and Him alone is to put yourself beyond the constrains of men’s wisdom, to blindly follow where He leads, a place without maps. Yes, it can be a barbarous world, but He is God of all the world and it will never be tamed by erecting walls and hiding behind them. 

THE RISE OF HADRIANS WALL AND THE FALL OF AMERICA

The construction of Hadrian’s wall began in AD 122. It was 80 miles long and between sixteen and twenty three feet tall. At the base it was roughly ten feet wide and an average width at the top of eight feet. It took thirty thousand men almost a decade to complete. If the wall were built today, the cost of such a structure would certainly be in the billions. Now the question has to be asked, why build such a structure? No one really knows the true answer to that question, but we certainly know that it marked the boundary of Roman territory. And therein lies the problem for Rome. Rome had been an aggressive, expansionist empire. In days and times before Hadrian, a rebellious Scottish people would have been engaged and either swallowed up into the Roman empire, or wiped of the face of the map. A fundamental shift had taken place in thr Roman psyche. Hadrian’s walls can easily be seen as a landmark that marked the beginning of the end of the Roman empire. When Rome ceased expanding and began using massive resources to control and maintain what it had, Rome ceased to be Rome.

Can we see evidence of a Hadrian’s wall in American society today? When the space shuttle program was shut down, was that part of the foundations of our own Hadrian’s wall? ” This far and no further?” Imagine what the American people of the fifties and sixties would think if they knew that the only way Americans could get to a space station they had helped build was to thumb a ride on a Russian rocket? Would they not be horrified? What about our aging and crumbling infra-structure? Is that the mark of a mighty empire on the rise? Listen to politicians and hear these little men talk about cuts. If these men were generals and their backs were to the wall, they would surely raise the white flag and then explain why surrender was a rational decision. Mighty generals down through the ages attacked when they should have defended and gained victories that would be remembered for centuries, sometimes millennium. Where are the American leaders today? They are busy erecting a wall, stone by stone that says ” this far and no further.” And as the wall gets higher and higher, it begins to blot out the horizon of American greatness.

As Christians , we can see the exact same thing happening to Christendom. Where are the Christian leaders? Is the policy of building walls and containments at work in Christendom? Are huge resources expended to build structures of containment? Are we seeing Christendom shrink as a result of our luke-warmness? The simple fact is that one either takes the fight to the enemy or one erects barriers to hide behind. Is the seeker friendly church the foundations of our own Hadrian’s wall? Is our political correctness the first course of stonework in a wall that says ” This far and no further.” These are important questions to ask ourselves. If God is in the business of raising up and tearing down kingdoms and empires, where are we in that process right now? Does God look for a people that says ” This far and no further?” Is He not looking for a people that will venture out beyond the walls and constructs of men?

Religions can be contained, but the Church of God is free to go wherever they are led by the Holy Spirit. When you see these walls brothers and sisters, make sure you see them in your rear view mirror. Gods work lies beyond the walls of humanism. To follow Him and Him alone is to put yourself beyond the constrains of men’s wisdom, to blindly follow where He leads, a place without maps. Yes, it can be a barbarous world, but He is God of all the world and it will never be tamed by erecting walls and hiding behind them.

 

4 Responses to “The rise of Hadrians wall and the fall of America”

  1. Robert Taylor said

    Brother Frank…..This is the first evr observation along this line of thought that i have ever came accross. When you look at things that is happening in America today in this perspective, it starts to make sense at why America is doing the insane things that it is doing. I agree with your line of thought totally. God has drawn a line in the sand, and is saying to America, “This is as far as you are going to go”. I beleive that Americas leaders deep down in thier souls, know that it is the end of the line for this nation, and they are erecting those defensive barriers to try to hold on to what they have got. Anyone else can do as they feel led to do, but as far as for me, and my house, we will view those walls in our rear view mirror. Blessings from mexico brother. By the way, can you put me in contact with that brother that you said might possibly be willing to come and talk to a group of mennonite people?……Robert

    • appolus said

      Hi Robert, I have passed on your details to brother Merle. Its good to hear from you as always, God bless you brother Robert………….brother Frank

  2. A pine tree dies, and it can stand for years that way. Pine trees hit by lightning often take years to appear fully dead and finally fall over. Not long ago I saw a pine tree that had been recetnly hit by lightning and I made the comment: “The tree is dead, it just doesn’t know it yet.”
    so it is with America today. In every aspect of life we are shrinking from those things that made America great. So it is with Organized religions of today. Their already dead; they just haven’t fallen over yet.

  3. Anonymous said

    That is exactly right Steve, I could not agree more……….brother Frank

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