Where is America Headed? -- Part 1
God is more patient and lenient than we can imagine. But even God runs out or patience.
America is one of the few nations founded as a Christian nation and was long known as being Christian. But instead of being a beacon shining light, hope, justice, and peace through Jesus Christ, we have turned to darkness, death, and rebellion. When God enters into a relationship with either a nation or individual He expects certain conduct. After God led the Hebrew people out of slavery in Egypt, before He guided them into the promised land (a homeland he chose for them, where they would accomplish His purpose) He set before them how He would bless them if they obeyed, and what He would do if they disobeyed. His blessings would be unthinkable in surrounding countries -- guaranteed bumper harvests, peace from within, high fertility rates, practically no disease, and much more.
In Deut. 30, beginning in verse 15 God summarizes His instruction: "See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments... But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall surely perish." Israel was the apple of God's eye, and He was a jealous lover.
This sovereign God is not impressed with America's world economic or military might. He does not need to consult with anyone or check the latest New York Times opinion poll to know what to do. As the prophet Isaiah said in chapter 40: 14, 15 --"With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge and informed Him of the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales; behold, He lifts up the islands like fine dust."
When God has had enough, and that may be very, very soon, He will rise to judge us beyond anything we thought possible. In fact, America as we know it will cease to exist. Folks, we're not talking here about your favorite team having a losing season. We're talking about there being no more pro sports -- or any country! Like no public utilities, little if any telephone and internet, in most cities. Many roads and airports gone. And more. God is serious, people!
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