In this excerpt I could easily be making reference to America, but it is Israel who had seemed to have their own problems. In Ezekiel 19 GOD instructs him to take up a lamentation for the nation. A lamentation is expressing sorrow, mourning, or regret for often demonstratively. It speaks of a lioness, a strong mother who raised her kids to be fierce cubs. They became great lions that devoured men and their prey. In their devouring, they were brought down by the nation. Their mother who once held such glory, power and splendor just as a tree was brought down. Once so fruitful productive High enough in glory and distinction to hold the scepter of a king, now barren, fruitless, and dry, definitely no longer fit to rule.
The lamentation and the mourning is set out for the fall of Israel, but losing and decreasing in the glory of GOD for ourselves is a sad, sad thing. Not arising in the glory and strength that we have through our father who is a great tree, is ridiculous.
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)Israels past day of lament should be our modern day encouragement. Without GOD we are fruitless, barren, and dry. He is the Lion of Judah and as His children we are expected to be powerful and ferocious. So in this "black" Friday if there is anything to be scared or freaked out about, it's about not living up to the potential that's within us, falling short of our royal heritage.