This sign is all to familiar across America; businesses are leaving or vanished. America has changed; industry has been replaced with listlessness; hard work by welfare. How could this happen? What led to this pitiful state of affairs? The answer is simple and a parallel is found in the book of Lamentations...
Lamentations, Chapter 1
4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn assembly;
all her gates are desolate, her priests do sigh:
her virgins are afflicted, and she herself is in bitterness.
5 Her adversaries are become the head, her enemies prosper;
for Yahweh has afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions:
Transgression from the way of God is the reason we are in the situation we face. The short term is Sin. It is seen in greed and crookedness throughout the society. Large businesses move to other countries in order to avoid paying a fair wage. Politicians support whoever will get them re-elected and ignore the interests of those who voted them into office in the first place. Television portrays a sinful lifestyle as normal and concern for our fellow man is forgotten. God will not ignore these and countless other sins forever. He didn't with Israel and Judah and he won't with America. There is STILL TIME TO CHANGE, RECOVERY IS STILL POSSIBLE!!!! America as a country and its citizens in particular need to face their sin; it can no longer be ignored!!! It begins with each of us individually. We can start with prayer, continue in living as God would have us to and vote responsibly.Don't let your conscience be your guide.... let it be the WORD OF GOD!! You will be glad you did!!!