So much is going on in our nation that it seems impossible to keep track. I purposely disengage from the news on Sunday not only because it is supposed to be holy unto the Lord, but also because my brain needs a break from all the hoopla.
I receive on average a hundred emails a day, the majority of them discussing the issues our nation is facing and remedies for our problems. As I have been writing our nation will not experience a revolution until it has revival. And revival cannot come if we continue in our â€œstinking thinkingâ€ and continue trying old tricks for new problems.
As â€œOne Nation Under Godâ€ we have come to the point of believing we are one nation that doesnâ€™t need God. How did that happen? That in itself is a book or series of books but if I could boil it down to one point it has to be our lack of faith in God. Faith is nothing more than trust and we as a nation stopped trusting God a generation ago.
In 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled that a woman had more rights than her unborn child and the country did not express outrage, the elected officials of the people did not immediately seek to redress this heinous ruling, we as a nation proved we no longer fear God. I donâ€™t know if I find comfort or despair in the fact that man has a tendency to trust man over God. I find comfort in knowing this is not just a generational malady, but despair comes in knowing that mankind does not learn from its past. The Israelites have experienced the same failures and even King David wrote of it:
â€œGive us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless.â€ (Psalm 108:12)
Israel too often took their eyes off God and looked to man for help, even though they knew better:
â€œIt is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.â€ (118:8)
Israel was no different than America in that it looked to its political leaders to fix their problems:
â€œDo not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.â€ (Psalm 146:3)
The Prophet Isaiah tried to warn Israel about trusting in manâ€™s useless help:
â€œWhat will you do in the day of punishment, and in the desolation which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? And where will you leave your glory?â€ (Isaiah 10:3)
Even worse the Israelites began looking to their former slave masters as allies. Egypt is always an Old Testament picture of Satan and the world and Israel looked at Egyptâ€™s army and believed there was security in a treaty with them:
â€œNow the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses are flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD stretches out His hand, both he who helps will fall, and he who is helped will fall down; they all will perish together.â€ (Isaiah 31:3)
I canâ€™t imagine Isaiahâ€™s message being any less well received today then it was during his time. And it wasnâ€™t just Isaiah bringing this much needed â€œbad newsâ€; the nation was also hearing it from the Prophet Jeremiah:
â€œWhy do you gad about so much to change your way? Also you shall be ashamed of Egypt as you were ashamed of Assyria.â€ (Jeremiah 2:36)
Jeremiah was reminding the Israelites of their past failed alliance with Assyria and that Egypt too would fail them. Jeremiah told the Israelites that it was not only foolhardy to trust in man, but it was a curse!
â€œThus says the LORD: â€˜Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the LORD.â€™â€ (Jeremiah 17:5)
Is it so hard to imagine God allowing America to be overrun by evil; to be LITERALLY invaded and captured by its enemies if He would allow it to happen to His Chosen People? Are we so arrogant as a nation that we can deny our history, deny our heritage, and deny our Hope and believe we no longer need King Jesus?
Yes we are.
And that breaks my heart.
It breaks my heart enough to drop me to my knees to thank Jesus for my salvation and to ask Him to redeem our land.
Oh that it would happen in the hearts of all Christian Americansâ€¦
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