As a candidate for president of the U.S., one of Donald Trump’s signature promises was to build a wall/fence on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Critics quickly said it won’t happen. Mr. Trump won’t get elected, walls don’t work, there will be engineering problems, construction problems, damage to the environment, the wall will violate the endangered species act, it will be too expensive, ranchers twill sue the U.S. for taking their land, it is immoral, and more.
These critics didn’t know or care that at the same time they were saying these things the U.S. military was building a wall/fence on Jordan’s border with Iraq and Syria to protect Jordan from terrorists.
They didn’t know or care that Pres. Obama (who so strongly opposes the wall/fence) would rent a swanky house (probably at tax payer expense) in Washington, DC. and build a wall around it.
They didn’t know that people would claim that the wall is needed because Pres. Obama and his family need to be protected and the house he intends to live in, at least until Sasha graduates, needs more fortification.
I have to ask, “Why would the U.S. military build a wall/fence 535 kilometers long to keep terrorists out of Jordan, if it won’t work?”
Or, “Why would a wall/fence work in Jordan if a wall/fence won’t work in the U.S.?”
“Why is it okay to build a wall to protect Pres. Obama’s wife and children, but wrong to build a wall/fence to protect the average citizen’s children?”
Let’s go a step further. Hundreds of Israelis were wounded and/or killed by Palestinian suicide bombers in the five year period prior to Israel building a security fence. But the suicide bombings stopped after Israel built a security fence. Why did the suicide bombings stop if a security fence doesn’t work?
The critics were wrong about Pres. Trump’s chances of getting elected and they are just as wrong about the wall/fence getting built, protecting people, being immoral, being too expensive, etc. It took only 5 days for Pres. Trump to issue an Executive Order to deploy all lawful means to get it done.
John recorded that Jesus said He was going to prepare a place for His disciples (John 14:2) and he described that prepared (Rev. 21:2) place in Revelation chapter 21.
He called it the Holy City, the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:2).
He said it will have a wall great and high, and twelve gates, and at the gates 12 angels (Rev. 21:12).
The New Jerusalem will be foursquare, 12,000 furlongs on each side (about 1500 miles on each side or about 6,000 miles all the way around it), the walls will be 144 cubits thick (about 216 feet thick), they will be made with a very expensive stone called jasper, they will sit on 12 foundations that will be decorated with precious stones, they will have 3 gates on each side, and each gate will be one pearl (Rev. 21:16-21)
Only those whose names have been written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will be allowed into the Holy City. The unsaved (bad hombres) will be kept out (Rev. 21:27).
How does one get their name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life? It is by doing what God will accept (not by being good, getting baptized, joining the church, etc.). And the only thing that He will accept is faith in Jesus (John 14:6).
People should put their faith in Jesus first (get saved first), get baptized second, and join the church third.