Effects of Spiritual Vacuum

I want to share an excerpt from a small book written by Billy Graham and first published in 1963….it gives some insight into why our nation is in the mess it is in and also an idea of how quickly the souls of emptiness have become filled with evil in our own country. How desperately we need a Revival among people who are slumbering and sleeping in the Kingdom of God and preparation for the move of God in a great In-Gathering we know the Word of God has promised in the last days.

Here are some excerpts from a little book written by Billy Graham. It was written in 1953 and then re-published. The one I have is from 1977. 

So where are we? you ask. Where are we now and where are we going? Let me tell you where we are and what we are. We are a nation of empty people. Our heads are crammed full of knowledge, but within our souls is a spiritual vacuum.(1)

We complain that the youth of this country has lost its drive, its push, its willingness to work and to get ahead. Parents don’t seem to realize that their well-educated, carefully brought up children are actually empty inside.(2)

America is said to have the highest per capita boredom of any spot on earth! We know that because we have the greatest variety and greatest number of artificial amusements of any country. People have become so empty that they can’t even entertain themselves.(3)

You may think that boredom is a minor matter. Everyone gets bored sometimes, it’s only natural. But let me tell you something about boredom, and this dangerous apathy that is creeping over the land and over the minds and hearts of the people. Man is the only one of God’s creatures who is capable of being bored with itself or it’s surroundings. This is very significant, for the Creator never does anything without a purpose, and if He gave man the capacity for boredom, He did it for a purpose. (4)

Boredom is one of the sure ways to measure your own inner emptiness! It’s as accurate as a thermometer for telling just hollow your inner spirit really is. The person who is thoroughly bored is living and working in a vacuum. It is one of the unfailing rules of this universe that all vacuums must be filled, and filled immediately.(5)

We do not have to go back to ancient times to see what happens to a nation of empty people. We need look no further than the recent history of Germany, Italy, and Russia to see with what deadly speed nature fills up the vacuums that occur within us. Fascism and Communism can find no place in the heart and soul of a person who is filled with the Sprit of God, but it floods with the greatest ease into the minds and hearts of those who are empty and waiting. Nature abhors a vacuum, but it is up to us as individuals to determine with what our inner vacuums will be filled. (6)

One last paragraph from this book:

So that is where we stand today–a nation of empty people. We have tried to fill ourselves with science and other things we thought we wanted,, but we are still empty. Why are we empty? Because the Creator made us for Himself; and we shall never find completeness and fullness apart from fellowship with Him.(7)

Thoughts from Alice.

Can we understand why some people choose the easy way out and want the government to be their sugar daddy… they are empty inside…they are bored and need to be entertained. Is emptiness the fuel that has fed the Opioid epidemic and much of the crime we hear about?   If only they would look to the Lord and find fulfillment, joy, peace and never boredom.   The world is ripe for ingathering.  

I think about things like the above post and it helps me know how to pray. I like to pray with understanding and target specific things. Consider the words of Billy Graham and understand it is much worse now than it was in 1963. Please join me with this information in your hearts and minds and let’s take back the minds of the politicians who are empty souls and given to narcissism and greed and following other Gods and the Professors, college students and youth of our nation who are filled with pretend and electronic games and busyness for the sake of being busy because they are bored—-Let’s unite in prayer and we will make a difference.

All excerpts (1-7)taken from Billy Graham book : Peace With God…1963

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About Alice Earlywine

I am married to a wonderful "man of God",Floyd Earlywine. We have been married for 52 years and we have 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. We Pastored a church for 481/2 years and then stepped aside from the role of Senior Pastor to a Pastoral support role in the church we had founded in 1982. We are enjoying this time in our lives,supporting our Pastor and church and ministering when someone needs us.