Here we are again. Still no sign of turning our nation around at this point in time. We cannot admit that help lies beyond our human capabilities. Over the last month things have only gotten worse. Mass confusion and bewilderment as this old world is spinning in all directions. Yet the still small voice of the Lord is waiting for those who would dare seek Him to come and sit at His feet while. Early America knew this. Such an obvious solution: go to the One who created us in the first place. The Bible says in 2 Chronicles:14: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
We are still traveling that road to nowhere. This week I heard about Ebola, the advancement of ISIL, ethnic and religious persecution, gay rights, spousal abuse and the trampling of people’s “rights” in all different areas of their existence. I heard more lies from both government and elected officials who presumed that we are too stupid to discern them or too lazy to care. A few movie stars died. I also heard about a giant typhoon in the Far East and a giant hurricane threatening Bermuda. There were storms all over the US too and some poor souls were killed. The Bible says regarding the end times this:
Matthew 24: 6-7
“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”
I must admit that sometimes I am weary. Right before Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, the Bible says in 2 Peter 2 that Lot’s soul “was vexed”. I am getting so frustrated (yes, vexed) listening to the news media’s talking heads yelling at each other. Day after day I hear the news media in total confusion as they discuss the wicked aggression of Islam in the world. It is a religion of “peace”, they insist, and they want me to believe that propaganda. That old humorous saying is: when pigs fly!! In addition to the advancement of Islam, the mountain of additional problems is presenting itself as a gigantic obstacle to a struggling society. We are trying to come up with answers without God. All these “experts” seem to be able to dissect the problems with their own brand of knowledge. All they can do is talk about these problems because as yet no one will admit the solution is greater than any man can solve.
We need national repentance and prayer. To our national psyche, it is not politically correct to force “religion” because it is not tolerant of others. Unlike “not-so-peaceful” Islam, you do not become a Christian because you are forced to, so I know that idea is a Satanic trick to keep us off track. It is working so far. No prayers are allowed in schools. Many graduations and sporting events have followed suit. Public forums are monitored for correctness. Following that train of "tolerant thought", why is it okay then when others with different belief systems are allowed to force national immorality or compromise on Christians? That is deemed perfectly acceptable in a diverse society. The shameful thinking is that naughty Christians need to be accepting of the nation's decaying moral values. Society reasons that times are changing. However, the Christian knows that God does not change. The talking heads will never be able to come up with the right answers.
Romans 1: 28
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient”
I am boldly crying out to you and to anyone who will listen to this statement: The answer is not who can shout the loudest or talk the smoothest. The answer is not who has the biggest army nor is it who has the most money to buy their way out of any situation. (We seem to think so.) THE ANSWER IS GOD. America seems to be in the place that we want to take God out of the equation period. Denying Him has grave consequences. Because we are the most powerful nation on Earth, we believe we can come up with a solution for ourselves and the whole world. The truth we seek after has an eternal answer but the perceived "truth" we practice is far more ominous because we believe the lie of SELF. Lucifer himself said that he would ascend up to the heavens and be like the Most High.
And why, you may ask, would we not eventually be able to solve the problems of the world through peace? By learning to appreciate the cultural diversity of another and by compromise, any problem should ultimately have a solution if we all learn to work together for the common good. It sounds wonderful but it is not possible. Why? The ominous truth is because every human being in the world has the same inherent disease: SIN. That real truth we cannot seem to swallow is this: If allowed to chart our own path, all of humanity will eventually destroy itself, even the US, as powerful as we seem to think we are, because of SIN.
James 1: 15
"Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death."
James 4: 1-4
"From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”
If we could just see the real problem as SIN, then perhaps Christians in American would fall on their knees and repent as a nation. But sadly, we don’t want to do that as a people. We need a national revival but instead we are making laws and creating situations that are taking us away from the gospel. Even churches are joining the fray to make the everyday Christian faith (what a misnomer) more palpable to the world. Many of our denominations and churches want us to be “one of the boys”. Religion is fine with the enemy of your soul and he has always actually used it. We build bigger churches with more pizazz to appeal to the masses. But we leave the concept of needing salvation out of the equation and put the power of the Holy Spirit out to pasture. Many think you are good to go with the programs of social justice and “reaching out in love” so as to be inclusive to all. That crafty spirit of Antichrist is at work challenging the finished work of the cross with everything that can be substituted in its place. Satan knows the penalty of SIN was destroyed at the cross to those who believe. Any message but that old rugged cross is okay.
But, I have news for Satan, because God loves His children too much for that, He will step in. Those whom He has redeemed by His own blood cannot be plucked from His hand. Even in these end times He will always have a people. When someone steps in to touch His anointed people, judgment is at the door for that nation or group of nations. We are still at a crossroads in America. I can almost hear a faint knock at our nation’s door. When we answer the door, will it be judgment or Jesus that we open that door to?
Without Jesus Christ I would be just another talking head spouting about all the problems in this old world because I don't have any answers either. There is nothing happening in this world that is catching God by surprise. We seem to have just a short amount of time left now. If you can see that you need to receive Christ, you need to act quickly. If you don’t know Jesus as your personal Savior, now is the time.
For you who are children of God though Jesus Christ our Lord, be encouraged and take heart because you are safe when you daily abide in Him. Remind yourself that you are going to a heavenly kingdom void of all sorrow. Our Redeemer is coming!!
With Love In Jesus Name,