Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Exceptional America in Peril

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)



Exceptional America in Peril

     America is an exceptional nation under God.

     Anyone who does not get that is ignorant, deceived, or defiant.

     America is in peril.

     Anyone who does not see that is ignorant, deceived, or defiant.

     Americans no longer have the luxury of their made-up religions and separating denominational distinctions as the call of His high priestly prayer for unity in, through, and for Him becomes more convincing, compelling, and commanding.

     Anyone who does not get that is ignorant, deceived, defiant, or part of the conspiracy to destroy America.

     His call from Genesis through Revelation is more urgent than ever before: “Return to Me and I will restore you.  If not, not!”

     Exceptional America is in peril and we can pray and do something about it.

     “Long may our land be bright with freedom’s holy light; Protect us by Thy might, Great God, our King!”

     I often pray that for America.

     I know you do too.

     America began with such strength because it understood its strength as a blessing from Him – endowed by our Creator.

     Though it was a relatively recent addition to the job description, our founders understood our strength in the Founder – one nation under God.

     So we sing, “God bless America!  Land that I love!  Stand beside her and guide her through the night with a light from above!”

     I often pray that for America.

     I know you do too.

     And in recent years, I’ve added a line: “America, bless God!”

     I’m increasingly concerned about America’s drift from its Founder.

     I’m increasingly concerned about America’s leadership not even giving lip service to Him anymore.

     I’m increasingly concerned about a justice system that increasingly overlooks justice as identified, exemplified,and explained in Holy Scripture.

     I’m increasingly concerned about a country that is losing its unity amid its rainbow-colored diversity because it seems to be forgetting, as the Imperials sang, “There will never be any peace until God is seated at the conference table.”

     I’m concerned about that Bible promise/warning, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”

     Then there’s the popular but hardly heeded truth: “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.”

     As one of our continuing adult education classes is studying, Jesus framed it so positively with His promise, “Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and everything will be just fine.”

     I can get really down every once in a while about where America’s not headed anymore.

     Get it?

     That exchange in Genesis 18 between Abraham and God comes to mind.

     God’s patience with people has run out and He decides to end it all.

     Abraham pleads, “Will you destroy the righteous with the wicked?  What if there are 50…?”

     And you remember how it goes back and forth and back and forth until we realize there’s not even 10...

     Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed.

     And another voice, Ruth Bell Graham’s comes to mind, “If God does not bring judgment upon America soon, He will have to apologize...”

     Of course, PTL, there’s still time for America, “If my people...”

     There is a very strong and powerful remnant in America that is praying, “Long may our land...God bless America...America, bless God!”

     And I believe it is the faithful remnant’s intercessions for America and involvement in drawing America back to Him that has prompted our Lord to give more time to us to get His act back together again.

     Truth is God is so incredibly forgiving.

     He’s always giving second and third and...chances.

     As Paul told Timothy, “God wants everybody to be saved.”

     And while the Bible says the ultimate judgment will come, ready or not, there’s still time right now.

     How much?

     I don’t know.

     But the fact that we’re still here means there’s still time.

     “Long may our land...”

     “God bless America...America, bless God!”

     It’s the only way.

     He’s the only way.


Blessings and Love!



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1 comment:

Peder Carlson said...

Well said. Jesus is the way. Also there is another way to spell way; weigh. Like you implied; both us and America are weighed in the balances and found wanting. Peder Carlson