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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

GOD AND COUNTRY

The Bible has much to say about freedom and leaders.Yes my friend, 'politics' are in the Bible. God has particularly blessed these United States of America simply because of the way we were founded. Psalm 33:12 tells us that "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." Forces come in and try to manipulate minds and rewrite history to take out any reference to it being a "Christian nation' but in fact that was the founding fathers intent. There will always be evil trying to take away good and it will come in deceptive ways to trick us. That is why we need to be on our guard. Isaiah 5:20 tells us "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness,who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." Peoples' minds can be deceived and blinded and they can start believing lies. In Hitlers' day minds were manipulated through 'reeduation camps' among other things, and everything they heard was being controlled by the government. If you keep hearing something over and over you believe it and then the enemy creeps in and destruction begins. The devil is the 'father of lies". (See John 8:44). The enemy does not like truth or freedom.

If we do not follow God's ways he will judge us. Whether we want to believe it or not we are long overdue this judgment. Look at what is happening in our land today. Our own government says it is OK for two men or two women to marry each other. My Bible does not say that. Hebrews 13:4 says "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral." There is no room in this verse for political correctness. If we do not follow God's laws then naturally we may think anything goes. It is sort of difficult for two men to be able to procreate as was intended by God. Genesis 1:27-28 clearly states what he wanted man and woman to do when it says "God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

Deuteronomy 28:1-3 says "If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God: You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. " Read the entire chapter for some real enlightenment. It will only take you about 5 minutes. There are laws to follow and if they are not followed judgement will come. Proverbs 14:34 tells us "Godliness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people." Proverbs 11:11 says "The good influence of godly citizens causes a city to prosper, but the moral decay of the wicked drives it downhill." Further in Proverbs 29:18 says "Where there is ignorance of God, crime runs wild, but what a wonderful thing it is for a nation to know and keep his laws."

What are you doing to help save this land from destruction? We can not keep going like we are and expect God to keep blessing us. If we forget God and bow to other gods it will not be long before our nation will be destroyed. You can not keep trying to 'play god' and expect to survive as a nation. We are to pray for our leaders but be on guard for tyrants who try to manipulate us and control us for their own good. God allows leaders to be elected but that does not necessarily mean they are good. The Lord has his purposes and plans in all things he allows to happen. Proverbs 16:12 says "It is a horrible thing for a king to do evil. His right to rule depends upon his fairness." In Proverbs 28:15-16 it says "A wicked ruler is as dangerous to the poor as a lion or bear attacking them. Only a stupid prince will oppress his people, but a king will have a long reign if he hates dishonesty and bribes." And Proverbs 29:2 says "with good men in authority the people rejoice but with the wicked in power, they groan."

God is loving and patient but we can not keep ignoring his voice. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says' ...we are to humble ourselves and pray and seek his face and he will hear from heaven and heal our land." If we are going about our day and acting like nothing is wrong then beware. 2 Corinthians 4:4 tells us "Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don't believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don't understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God." He can even blind the mind of some believers too if they listen to deceiving spirits and wrong voices. That is why it is important to stay in God's word daily and find a Bible teaching church that does not pick and choose which parts of the Bible to believe and say the other parts are not 'with the times'.

Romans 1:24-32 tells us what happens when we fail to listen to God and go our own way.  "Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.  Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.  Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,  slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;  they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."

Keep your mind focused on God by staying in his word and pray for this land on a daily basis and its' leaders. God does hear and he does care.

(For help in praying for the leaders and this country go to http://www.presidentialprayerteam.org/.)


PRAYER: Dear Lord we need you. I pray for men and women who love you to wake up from slumber and see the path of destruction we are on in this nation if we do not speak up for the truth and get on our knees and pray. Wake us up and 'fire us up" to protect the freedoms we enjoy in America. Thank you for blessing us Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen.


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