HOPE IS FROM GOD
In the past two years we have seen a world where a lot of people have put their hope in a man who is president. Signs depicting his photo with the word 'Hope' were seen at political rallies,the inauguration and even still today on bumpers of cars. Hope is never from a person. A person is not the almighty and can not save us or fix us even though their arrogance may think that they can. We are not to trust in man but in God. We get to a point where we worship a person and not see this person as the leader but as a king. Our hope is in the Lord for this time on and evermore. We are never to put our faith for salvation in a person. The nation who forgets God is in dire trouble. Psalm 9:17 says" The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God. " It is time to wake up and look up. We stand on the brink of losing our freedoms in the United States.This freedom is from God and many flock here from other lands to get freedom and the American dream. (2 Corinthians 3:17). In Deuteronomy 28 it tells what happens to a nation that forgets God.
Ephesians 3:20 says " Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of-infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes. "
The body of Christ has been asleep too long and has been afraid to speak up. We live in our 'holy huddles' and do not get involved in our world. We are to be roaring lambs and have a positive impact on our society in all aspects of it. Perhaps part of the problem in our nation today is due to churches not wanting to speak out for sin and injustice.It is time to stop slumbering. We are not to be harsh but in a loving way speak out and get on our knees and repent then to pray to save this great land. This nation was founded on the Bible. It is time to read that Bible and pray and fast for the healing of the United States.(2 Chronicles 2:14). We are in spiritual warfare (Ephesians 6:12).
2 Chronicles 16:9 reads, "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars.”Psalm 33:12 says that 'blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."
Look at this crisis as an opportunity to share the love of God with others. God is still in control and he has a plan and purpose. He is still working behind the scenes.
PRAYER: I pray Lord that the things that break your heart Lord will break our hearts. Forgive us for not speaking up when we see something we know is wrong. Forgive us Lord for being complacent. Father God help us stand for the truth in all things. Give us holy boldness. In Jesus Name. Amen!