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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

RIGHTEOUSNESS EXALTS A NATION



When I first moved to Alabama in 1999 there was a billboard on Interstate 65 going northbound almost into Tennessee which read "Righteousness Exalts a Nation,But Sin Is a Reproach to any people". This is actually a Bible verse in Proverbs 14:34. This billboard was on top of one advertising for a strip club.
I drove on past one of numerous X rated billboards advertising more strip clubs, known here in this area in a kinder yet gentler deceiving name of "gentlemans clubs". Kudos to whomever paid for the Christian billboard. It was there for over 11 years till it was replaced by a billboard for an Adult Bookstore in Tennessee. Very sad isn't it? I had hoped the thousands of travellers northbound on I 65 were blessed when they saw the scripture billboard, as I know I was.

Sin is becoming so common place that we are becoming desensitized to it. Today our nation sits on a slippery moral slope and we are about to slide off I am sad to say. Until we in the church who are supposed to know right from wrong, get serious about taking back this nation it will continue to slide. We are reaping what we have sown. In 1963 prayer was removed from the public schools. From then on our nation continued to teeter and falter. No more moral absolutes. Ten years after prayer was put on the chopping block 9 justices in black robes decided to play God and said it was perfectly fine to kill babies in the mother's womb. Calling it women's rights, choice, or reproductive freedom it is still the same. Murder of a baby who God created. How long can we in this country go on dissing God and making up our own rules for right and wrong?Pretty arrogant I would say. We elect leaders who then say 'this is not a Christian nation' and things once seemingly perverse are celebrated. Satan has blinded many to the truth.

Psalm 33:12(NIV) says 'Blessed is nation whose God is the Lord the people He chose to His inheritance.' Don't you imagine God is weeping for His people who have been led astray by Satan? I know He is. Our monuments in the Nation's Capitol testify to this country's founding fathers having a Christian heritage. Great colleges, such as Harvard, were even founded on Christian principles. How far we have allowed the enemy to gain ground because we let unjust people lead us and did not speak up for the truth? We have brought this on due to our complacency.
There is a verse found in Proverbs 29:2 which is very pertinent for today and it says 'When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.'
The Founders even used God's word when writing the Constitution. Satan has his ambassadors too and they want nothing more than to destroy a wonderful God fearing nation that most of it's 237 years has followed God and the truth. We have freedom given to us by God and we are blessed because we have followed God. Those who make a mockery of God will not go unpunished.
Proverbs 11:21(NIV) is our promise from God's word. It says 'Be sure of this. The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.' I am saying this to say it is not too late to get serious and seek God with all your heart. He is not Democrat or Republican but he hates injustice and lies and His people being trampled on. Jesus is Lord and in the end everyone will know it.
Let me leave you with a good verse to commit to memory and it is 2 Chronicles 7:14(NIV) which says 'If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and heal their land.' Are you ready to get serious about righteousness and saving this nation?

PRAYER: Lord Jesus I know you love righteousness and truth and hate a lying tongue. Father we have many liars mascarading as leaders trying to control the people you want to be free. Help us Lord to speak up in Love and put those people in public office who are true servants and not people who want to control us and lord over us.I pray for those people who seemingly hate your word to come to a knowledge of the truth. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Please listen to this very powerful song about God and America:

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