Thursday, May 3, 2012
BLESSED IS THE NATION WHO DOES NOT FORGET GOD
Today in the United States we observe National Day Of Prayer (www.nationaldayofprayer.org). It does not take a rocket scientist to know America is in trouble. For over 235 years we have followed Christian principles as set forth in the Bible.That is why our nation has been so prosperous because we have put Him first. History revisionists are trying to do all they can to plant seeds of doubt in the minds of people telling them another story of how America was founded but it is not true. We are a nation founded on God's word.
As time went along people who were enemies to the cross of Christ tried to remove anything Christian from our nation. It is unbelievable the level we have sunk to. When prayer was removed from the public schools in 1963 the rest of our immoral slide is history, so to speak. You can not remove God and his word and expect to thrive as a nation. The Bible says in Psalm 33:12 "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance." It does not say that 'secular humanism' is our God.
We currently are in need of a great spiritual revival in this land. Satan would love nothing better than to destroy this great nations ideals and freedom we stand for. We live in a free society. We are free to do what 'we the people' want but lately our government is trying to get 'too big for its britches', so to speak, and is trying to control and dominate the people and almost every facet of our lives.Many do not see it, as they are blinded or too busy to care to see it .We have lived 'dumb, fat, and happy' and never worried we were in danger of anything. There are those who scream "leave me alone and do not involved me in politics." The Bible never said that so I am not sure where people come up with that. We are to pray for this land and its' leaders. This is not a Democrat issue or a Republican issue but an issue all Christians should be on their knees about.
God does not intend for men to control and dominate us. That is what you have in a Communist or Marxist society. What we have here in these United States is rare and beautiful. Men and women fought and died to give us these freedoms. This domineering of the people was not the Founder's intent either. Our own Constitution is being used against the people yet nothing is being done about it. Tyrannical governments do not like God or do not like freedom. They want to be 'god' themselves.
Galatians 1:8 says "Let God's curses fall on anyone , including myself, who preaches any other way to be saved than the one we told you about, yes if an angel comes from heaven and preaches any other message let him be forever cursed." Right now there is actually a secular humanist in Congress who declared today also 'National Day of Reason' to counter our Christian prayers. Unbelievable in this Christian nation this occurred on the floor of the House of Representatives! We need to pray for this man and his misguided followers as they are enemies of the cross of Christ.
Many who say they are 'not political' so do not bother them with this as they are too busy, will be surprised one day if we are taken over by a dictatorship. This is what National Day of Prayer is all about. It is about thanking God for the freedom we do enjoy and praying it will remain. Right now in America, or at least most of it, we are free to read our Bible and worship as we wish. When I say most of it, it is because on some college campuses nationwide there is a movement to have Christian clubs banned or not talk about Jesus. This is real and it is happening. We can not bury our heads in the proverbial sand. We have to pray and speak up. It is for all of us who value freedom to do so. We all should be 'Paul and Paulette Reveres'. The Freedom From Religion foundation has stuck their heads in nationwide to try to get prayer stopped at City Council meetings and sporitng events.
When a nation founded on Biblical principles and truth starts routinely lying and tricking the people, look out. We know God is in control but sometimes He might allow some of this stuff to occur to wake us up from our slumber, stupor, and mediocrity.
That US Flag does stand for freedom and freedom is very precious. The freedom to go where we want, buy what we want, talk on the phone, watch movies, go to the school we want, worship where we want, choose the doctor we want, buy the car we want, own property, and buy a house where we want to live to name but a few.
2 Chronicles 16:9 says that "For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war." God is behind the scenes so to speak as He is in control but that is no reason to not pray and not be burdened for our nation. There is a battle between good and evil raging and Satan is out there roaming around trying to trick and deceive people into believing his lies. Psalm 84:10 says "Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked." The wicked are around us trying to remove God, the Bible and trying to get us to fail. We need to be on our knees and pray the name of Jesus will be lifted up and He will rule and reign on this earth and people's hearts will be turned back to Him!
One of my favorite verses says in 2 Chronicles 7:14 that "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." God may allow us to go through some hard times to get our attention. It is time for all of America to wake up and call out to God in prayer.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus I thank you for this nation which is so great because you are on the throne. Mere men may try to come and attempt to oust you but you are not going anywhere because it is your world. Lord God we pray for those men and women seeking to take down America that you will come into their hearts and turn them from evil to good and from the power of Satan to the power of God. In Jesus Name. Amen.
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