Thursday, October 16, 2008

What in the world is going on?

What in the world is going on???? What is really happening spiritually? I believe if we (as Christians) stop and look at the events from a biblical perspective we would see exactly what is going on and would not be surprised by these events. The depth of depravity in this country was unimaginable just a few years back and still is. And, as I observe the state of our country along with the moral decline, I can’t help but wonder how much longer before we truly see God’s judgment? Or, is this already the beginning of His judgment on a nation who has turned its back on Him? The Bible is clear that we should have no other gods before GOD!! America used to be God’s country. I don’t believe that is still true today.

Please hear my heart, this blog is not about judging you or condemning you, but it is a wake up call for repentance. Why do I say that? Because, we’ve all turned our backs on God in one way or another. We’ve made power, money, materialism, our jobs, our time maybe even our families our god. We spend more time with them or achieving them than with the One who has promised to supply all our needs. We say we love God. We say we are a Christian nation. But are we? We as a nation have taken prayer out of our schools, the Ten Commandments out of our courtrooms; we’ve taken God out of our marriages. We’ve now ordained same sex marriages in some states with Florida voting on this issue in November. A battleground is brewing in Chicago for a new school for homosexuals, lesbians, transgenders and anyone else who would want to attend. This school would be funded with taxpayers’ money and they hope to have the doors open in 2010. And these are just some of the declining morals and beliefs that are now so popular in this country.

And we wonder “What in the world is going on?” I think it’s obvious! We are a nation that is no longer a nation that lives for God. We are no longer a nation who worships and reveres the One and Only True God. Do we really believe that we can continue living like this and not have God’s judgment come down? In Galatians 6:7 Paul writes – “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” God’s patience and longsuffering can and will run out.

Is it too late to avoid judgment? I really don’t know. Many people in the Christian community believe it is. But one thing I do believe is that we can have revival in the midst of judgment.

So I say to you my dear brothers and sisters the time has come for the Christian community to recognize the error of our ways. It’s time for us to confess our sin before the throne of the Almighty God and to repent of our sins. 2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If MY people, who are called by MY name, will 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.” Notice that in this verse the key word is “MY” people. God is calling His people to pray, not the unbelievers to pray. It is when God’s people humble themselves and pray, seek His face, turn from THEIR wicked ways (repentance), it is then He will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.

I believe God is looking for those that He can prepare for His remnant. He’s looking for those who will be ready for the latter day outpouring of the Holy Spirit which the Bible speaks about. Will you be one of them? Are you willing to humble yourself, pray, seek God’s face, and turn from your wicked ways? Are you willing to be purged so that you can be used by God in a time such as this? Will you give God full reign in your life so that you live for Him only? Are you willing to lay it all down if not for yourself then maybe for your children?

Psalm 33:12 - “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.

Messages of this kind are never easy to preach, teach, or write. They are not tickling anyone’s ears. They are not full of fluff. They are hard hitting messages but yet messages that need to be written particularly in these tumultuous times.

It is my prayer that you will join me on the road to repentance as we turn from our wicked ways and humble ourselves before the throne of God, seeking His forgiveness and His mercy not only for ourselves, but for this country that we love so much. May we once again become “One nation under God!”