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God Blessed Texas
Our family had moved from California to Texas in July 1981. While I was waiting for my next flight at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport in early 1980 I went to a gift shop in which Texas memorabilia was displayed. Something that caught my attention was a greeting card that had these words: “And on the 8thday God created Texas”. That was funny, but as I looked through the other items on display it appeared that Texans were serious about their State being God's country. There were tee-shirts, drinking mugs, carved wooden plaques and many other souvenir items with the Texas flag accompanied by the words “God blessed Texas”. Incidentally, "God blessedTexas" is also the title of one of the most popular songs in the Lone Star State. Wondered why they used the past tense "blessed"!
God Blessed Texas - by Alan Jackson
Umm.... God Bless Texas
I seen a lot of places...i've been around the world
I've seen some pretty faces There was some beautiful girls
After all I've witnessed One things still amazes me
Just like America You have to see to believe
God Bless Texas with His own hand
Brought down angels from the promise land
Gave em' a place where they could dance
If you wanna see heaven brother here's your chance
I've been sent to spread the message
God bless Texas
First He let the sun shine
Then He made the water deep
Then He gave us moonlight for all the world to see
Well everybody knows that the Lord walks in mysterious ways
He took a risk then on the very next day
I've been sent to spread the message
God Bless Texas
I've been sent to spread the message
umm........God Bless Texas
God Blessed Texas - sung by Little Texas
Texas was truly a Blessed Land
Even in 2011, Texas has an economy that was the second largest in the nation and the 15th largest in the world based on GDP (nominal) figures. As the largest exporter of goods in the United States, Texas currently grosses more than $100 billion a year in trade with other nations.
In 2011, Texas had a gross state product of $1.332 trillion, the second highest in the U.S. Texas's Household income was $48,259 in 2010 ranking 25th in the nation, which is below the national average, but balances higher, in respect to the lower cost-of-living expenses.
Texas is a global leader in the energy industry and Houston is the energy capital of the world. Texans consume the most energy in the nation both in per capita and as a whole. The known petroleum deposits of Texas are about 8 billion barrels (1.3×109 m3), which makes up approximately one-third of the known U.S. supply. Texas has 4.6 billion barrels (730,000,000 m3) of proven crude oil reserves.
Texas is a productive agricultural state with the most farms both in number and acreage in the United States. Texas leads the nation in number of cattle, usually exceeding 16 million head. The sprawling 320,000 deeded acre (1,200 km²) La Escalera Ranch, located 20 miles (32 km) south of Fort Stockton, Texas, is one of the largest cattle ranches in the Southwestern United States.
The state also leads nationally in production of sheep and goat products. Texas is king of cotton leading the nation in cotton production, its leading crop and second-most-valuable farm product. Texas is a leader in cereal crop production. The state is also a large producer of watermelons, grapefruits, and cantaloupes.
Texas Public High Schools have abandoned the Creator God
Texas Board of Education Rejects Creationist Phrasing in State Science Standards
In 2003 The Texas State Board of Education was considering 11 different textbooks for inclusion in the 2004-2005 school year. Fellows of the Discovery Institute (DI) testified to the Board that whatever textbooks are adopted should introduce statements on the "weaknesses of the theory of evolution" and include "competing theories, such as intelligent design." The DI had strong interest in the Texas debate because the state is the second largest purchaser of textbooks in the country. Thus any changes publishers make to cater to the state would likely be seen elsewhere.
On 21 January 2009 the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) began a two-day hearing on proposed changes in wording to the state science standards. The revised standards being considered did not include controversial “strengths and weaknesses” language. An amendment before the Board that would have restored this language failed (7-7 vote). The removal of this language is a victory for science education advocates and is a defeat for the Biblical Creationism and Intelligent Design advocates in Texas.
On July 21 2011, the Texas Board of Education in an 8-0 unanimous vote opted to keep teaching evolution in high school biology classes using approved scientifically accurate textbook supplements from established mainstream publishers. They did not approve of the creationist-backed supplements from International Databases, LLC. Four times as many people showed up to testify in favor of the scientifically accurate texts as showed up to oppose them.
In essence, Texas public high schools will no longer be able to strongly teach Creationism by the One True God as revealed in the Holy Bible. This is a great setback for Christians in the State of Texas.
Texas public high schools have abandoned the teaching of the One and only Creator God, therefore He will no longer bless the Lone Star State.
God's Final Gospel Message and Warning to Mankind in the End Time
“Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth – to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people-- saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.“ (Rev. 14:6-7)
God's Judgment and Curses on the Unbelieving snd Disobedient People and the Land
"But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country. Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the produce of your land, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.” (Deut. 28:15-19)
“The LORD will change the rain of your land to powder and dust; from the heaven it shall come down on you until you are destroyed.” (Deut. 28:24)
God's Judgment had begun in Texas
Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon has declared this year's dry spell the "most severe one-year drought on record," according to the Texas Department of Agriculture. Texas AgriLife Extension said agriculture losses in the state due to this year's drought have reached $5.2 billion and are now the costliest in state history for Texas farmers and ranchers.
It's been a year of superlatives for Texas: worst single-year drought, largest agricultural losses and most destructive wildfires — blazes that have damaged millions of acres and more than a thousand homes, according to an Associated Press report. The state just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S., the National Weather Service said Thursday.
Texas hasn't just been hot this summer. It's in the midst of its worst drought since the 1950s and enduring its driest single year going back to 1895.
The drought and scorching temperatures have burned grazing pasture and rangeland, forcing ranchers to severely cull herds. Ranchers keeping animals are paying high prices for supplemental feed or the cost of transporting their animals to states with grazing land.
Producers who planted more than 2 million acres of cotton that rely on only rainfall to grow in the world's largest contiguous growing patch around Lubbock abandoned their fields.
Just this week, hundreds of homes were destroyed when wildfires raged southeast of Austin. Grasses, vegetation and trees around the state remain tinderbox dry and wildfires have destroyed more than 3.5 million acres since last November, about when the drought started.
Fish and other wildlife are struggling as lakes and rivers are drying up across the state and more than 850 water suppliers have implemented mandatory and voluntary restrictions on usage.
The U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows that more than 81 percent is in the worst drought category. A year ago just 15 percent of Texas was abnormally dry, the least dry status on the map.
Remember this signboard in the Video of "God Blessed Texas" ?
Driving through Texas can be like Hell
Without God's blessings and having the continuous heat wave, drought and the wildfires, driving through Texas can be like going through Hell