Saturday, June 30, 2012
MAYBE IT'S TIME TO REALLY PRAY?!
This is the third attempt to get this message out as I feel Satan did not want it out as previous two writings were not saved and both disappeared into cyber space. So once again I am attempting to recapture my thoughts although not the same as two first drafts. God has a plan. So here goes once more. The past two days' devotions have been about the state of our nation after the recent Supreme Court decision. Many I had talked to have been distraught, worried, angry, disappointed, felt betrayed and were scared of the future. Let's face it, many here in America have had it way too good and many even in the church want nothing to do with 'politics'. I have had a couple Christians ask to not receive my devotions when I start talking about our nation and what is going on. First of all I am not mentioning a political party but am mentioning that the enemy has captivated human subjects to destroy the greatest nation on earth. There are those in 'holy huddles' who do not call Congress, get concerned about immorality, and think the church has no business speaking up for things blatantly against God's word that are being accepted by our own Government today. We have ignored God and his word so perhaps this a 'shaking' of sorts to wake us up. The Bible says in Galatians 6:7 "Do not be deceived. God can not be mocked. Whatever a man sows, that will he reap." Let's say you see evil in the community around you and do nothing. So deal with it. Little by little in tiny 'baby steps' we cave in and are destroyed. We can not keep saying " God bless America" then live a sinful lifestyle lying, killing, deceiving, and hurting others. No matter what anyone says this is in fact a Christian nation. Look at the monuments in our nation's Capitol with scripture verses on them and our money that says "In God We Trust". We have God given freedom. Evil forces would like to take away this freedom and little by little while we live in our cushy homes going about our daily lives, a tyrannical leadership is trying to turn America into a country we will not want to live in or will not recognize. This is spiritual warfare. We are not to hate an evil ruler but to pray for him or her. We are told in 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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." Do you take America for granted? Do you stop to thank the Lord for your daily blessings? Do you speak up against evils in society or are you desensitized by them? Do you pray for your leaders? Do you try to please Him in what you say and do?Above all do you pray? In Luke 18:1 it reminds us to "pray and NEVER give up". Luke 12:19-20 in talking to the rich fool "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy. Eat, drink, and be merry. You fool this very night your very soul will be required of you." Do you coast through life not bothered by the government trying to control everything you do? That is not the Founding Fathers intent. People have flocked to this great nation because of what we have to offer. Hard workers can go far. We have freedom and independence and with a creative mind you can go far. Think of East Germany and the Communistic regimes with total dominance over them. We here in this great nation are on the brink of financial and moral collapse. When you do not listen to God and follow His word what can you expect? It is not too late. God can save us and he can change hearts. When people have it good they tend to not need God. Satan would love nothing better than to destroy our country. We as a body of believers need to get out of our pews and start doing something. Above all, pray? PRAYER: Lord Jesus there is good and evil in our world. When we 'fall asleep' and become complacent evil can trick us and dominate us. We know Lord you can save us but we also know we need to make time for you in our day. You are high and lifted up Lord and I thank you for your word which gives comfort. In Jesus name. Amen.