Skip to comments.America is breaking God's heart - and destroying itself - but there is a Way back
Posted on 09/16/2009 8:32:25 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
Special to AIPNews.com
September 16, 2009
Through many generations God’s loving Hand has greatly blessed the United States of America. We are a Christian nation that was founded upon reliance on God and His principles.
He has graciously provided all of our needs, from an abundance of food on our tables, the clothes that we wear, to the warm shelter within our homes. The Lord has protected us, for we are His people. He has remained faithful and merciful, gently caring for us as a shepherd tends to his flock.
In difficult times God is our solid Rock. He is our Shield that fiercely protects us from our enemies as He offers those He loves a safe and secure place of refuge.
The United States of America was once a prosperous nation that overflowed with milk and honey. Our thriving economy actually manufactured quality products that were labeled “Made in the U.S.A.” God blessed us with the strongest military power in the world, as our allies depended on us for their security and defense.
But, somewhere along the way, we became a rebellious people. Like the children of Israel we decided to take the credit for ourselves, failing to acknowledge that these wonderful gifts came from Almighty God, the One who created heaven and earth. Instead of thanking our loving Father with praise we began to eliminate Him from our lives.
He has been removed from the schools and America’s children are no longer allowed to pray. Sadly, in some places we are not even allowed to openly worship the baby Jesus at Christmas time except in our homes. Some churches are not upholding godly principles, straying away from God’s Word, supporting detestable acts in God’s eyes such as abortion and homosexuality. Traditional marriage between a man and a woman is being altered as now homosexual couples are allowed to marry each other.
God’s children are being raised in dysfunctional homes without a clear concept of the true American family, which includes a father and a mother.
The influx of illegal immigrants across our borders is creating havoc, as they take our jobs and destroy the rule of law, making a mockery of the fundamental principles of this great nation.
As Christians we know deep in our hearts that God surely must be weeping with a broken heart for His people and how we have defiantly disobeyed him. It can only be a matter of time before God’s enduring patience with us begins to subside. In fact, we are already witnessing the erosion of our God-given freedoms.
The United States of America was once a prosperous nation. Now our economy is disintegrating right before our eyes, forcing people into poverty, as millions of Americans lose their jobs to overseas competition, and their homes to foreclosure.
Families are now finding themselves to be dependent on the government for their entire welfare.
Our only hope for the survival of this great nation is in God. We must repent of our sins, and turn back to Him before it is too late!
The Lord speaks to us very clearly in 2 Chronicles, chapter 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 will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
If we seek the Lord with all of our heart and soul, humbling ourselves, He will hear our prayers. And then, like all the generations that went before, our posterity will be able to enjoy the wonderful blessings of His Almighty Hand.
And so, until the hour of Jesus’ glorious return, let us do the work He has given us in helping to turn our fellow Americans back to Him. If we will simply be faithful in that, what a victorious Day that will be!
“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.”
This is the only thing that will free this country again.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible.”
“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” ...President George Washington
“Without God, there is no virtue, because there’s no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we’re mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” — Ronald Reagan
Beautiful, EV. Thanks...
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible.
The consequences of leaving God out of our society will be devastating.
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Pray for our Country.....please.
EV...thank you so much.
will humble themselves: get used to the idea that you're part of the problem. You helped make this mess....
and pray: if you're not asking for My help, you might not get it....
and seek My face: He's not just your Savior, He's supposed to be your Lord. Find out what He wants you to do, don't tell Him what you want to do....
and turn from their wicked ways: again, you've been part of the problem all along. If you don't admit it, and change what you're doing, don't expect things around you to change either....
then will I hear from heaven: notice it's an if/then equation. If you don't do all of the above, He won't hear you....
and will forgive their sin: you need to recognize that your country's problems are ultimately ethical ones, and that God [the person you are praying to/seeking the face of] sets the rules....
and will heal their land: note that this only comes at the end of everything above. If your priorities are out of whack, you probably think God needs to do this first - hence the need to seek His face....
This is the only thing that will free this country again.
Amen. And thanks for posting this.
I join in prayer for our country.
What many "Christians" fail to understand is that God is talking to "His Children." He's not talking to a secular world. IF, we, as Christians, will diligently follow God's instructions, He will forgive our sins and heal our land. IF, America goes down to total destruction, it will be because WE did NOT follow HIS instructions. IF I have learned anything as a Christian, it's that God NEVER says ANYTHING that He does not mean. He will honor His Word, IF WE will honor Him and be obedient!
Great post, E.V., and thanks for the amplification of the Bible verse, A. M. God bless you both.
Prayers lifted (over and over) for my country.
Georgette is one of the dearest sweetest Christian ladies you would every want to meet. She gave this as a speech at her first Seward County AIP Caucus meeting this past week. She had never done anything like that in her life, but she is so concerned for her country that she is willing to overcome any fear, and do whatever she must, to help get her country back. I think the world of her. She, and millions like her, with God’s help, are the only hope for America.
the thing is - our young people, the future of our country - does not believe in God, at least not the way we do. it is sad.
Our ethos as a nation has changed from the ethos of our founding patriots who rebelled against tyranny to the ethos of the radicals in the French revolution... hence we have set ourselves up for tyranny.
Right is wrong , wrong is right because the people are morally bankrupt.
Yes,2 Chronicles 7:14 is our only hope and your explanation is very well said. Pray this is understood.
Only by the grace of God can we stand. We pray as many across this nation are praying. God has used wicked rulers to chastise his people. America has been found wanting. May we truly turn to Him.
Thanks for the insightful article.
Joining in prayers for our country.
Thank you, BG for the ping to a beautiful thread.
Heavenly Father, please forgive me for my pride. Help me to realize how much I depend completely on You for everything. Help me be diligent in praying for our nation and our leadership, and for courage in helping to turn away from temptation and evil. In Jesus Holy Name, by the Power of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Thank you for reminding us what we need to do, and for all the quotes on the thread.
Again like David I pray, “Create in me and America a clean heart, oh G-D, and renew a right spirit within us. Cast us not away from Your presence and uphold us with Your Holy Spirit.” Psalms 51
Thank you E.V. for a beautiful and so necessary Post..Many in America are praying and doing whatever they can to make amends for the wrongs that are happening in America. More people need to join in the cause to bring America back to God’s merciful graces..If people would really look interiorally, amend their lives, and say their prayers and stay on the right path we can save our country.
It sems as though our numbers are shrinking but of late there is heartening news that many Americans love God, love their country and are sickened by what they see..If posts like this help one person, or another, then slowly we can do it...It is like lighting a candle in the dark...Soon other candles will appear to light the way..Keep up the good work E.V., and thanks to the other posters with their wonderful insights...
Thanks for posting this - right on.
I want to thank all of you for your wonderful posts.
I intend to share your posts with Georgette and the whole group tonight across the country on the America’s Summit call. She is such a dear heart, and I know that she will be absolutely amazed and delighted by your responses.
The survival and Blessing of America does not depend on the heathen. It is in the hands of our loving and merciful God, and of His people, whom He has made to be the salt and the light of this world, until He comes again in glory and strength to finally and completely save us all.
God bless you. You all fill me with hope for my country.
Please tell Georgette that she touched many hearts and that truly God is using her in an amazing way. Coming out of one’s comfort zone is often what God calls us to do. Way to go, Georgette!
But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it [to be] a proverb and a byword among all nations.
And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?
And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.
"I tremble for my country when I consider that God is just."
- Thomas Jefferson
I have faith our country will survive.
I have faith our country will survive.
BTT with thanks
My pleasure. Very much so.
We need to keep in mind . . .
our HOPE IS IN CHRIST ALONE.
There is no other hope.
Not for us as individuals. Not for our families. Not for our beloved Republic.
And there is NO HOPE TO RETURN TO STATUS QUO of the last 200 years in any way shape or form.
There is NO hope to return to business as usual.
There is NO hope to mix light and darkness.
There is NO hope to continue to pollute the sanctuary.
There is NO hope to do our own thing in this land and pray God will tolerate it and bless it or at least endure it and allow it to continue. THAT WILL NOT BE THE CASE.
The land itself is about to vomit up the evil plaguing it. No amount of prayers will prevent that.
There will be no safety, no peace, no stability and no hope apart from Jesus The Christ.
And He is not going to be relating to us nor to the USA as suffering servant Lamb. He is relating as LION OF JUDAH.
There is NO COMPROMISE with the LION OF JUDAH. It is all or nothing.
There is no hope to hang on to "CHRISTIAN AMERICA" fantasies with business as usual.
There is no hope to hang on to CHURCHIANITY as usual.
There is no hope to cling to RELIGION as usual.
There is no hope from going through RELIGIOUS MOTIONS as usual.
There is no hope from putting other things first as usual. God Alone must be first.
There is no hope from leaning on a rotten post of vain imaginings, fantasies and RELIGION as usual. We MUST lean only on the everlasting arms of Jesus.
There is no hope that even earnest fasting and prayer will make a righteous silk purse out of the sow's arse that D.C., Hollyweed, Madison Avenue, . . . etc. have so vividly become.
Even our good works must be kept on God's altar. Even our best efforts, our best . . . filthy monthly rags . . . of our works of righteousness must be continually offered up to God on His altar as nothing . . . CHRIST ALONE, CHRIST'S BLOOD ALONE IS SUFFICIENT.
GOD IN US ALONE WILL DO.
GOD IS NOT INTERESTED in business as usual in the USA nor in the world.
God is increasingly and increasingly rapidly interested in being about trashing the old world in the fires of his fury at sin. Anything and everything and anyone and everyone clinging to that sinful world will be trashed with it.
Even clinging to the sinful components of the sinful world in the name of patriotism and The Republic will be trashed.
America without God is a suicidal, murderous disaster in the hands of the king of hell and his Jr Minister of Destruction--Othuga. All such are doomed.
There will be no such thing as a Righteous America with a side order of a little recreational sinning.
This chapter of the online book about the spiritual Pearl Harbor etc. is correct. Take heed.
God The Father will insure that the Bride of Christ is spotless. One either eagerly cooperates or is out of the boat and into the sea of the fires of hell.
There is nothing inherently righteous about any American nor about America. GOD ALONE MAKES ANY OF US AND ANYTHING RIGHTEOUS.
And ALL THE CHAFF, ALL THE DROSS, ALL THE UGLINESS OF ALL SIN WILL BE CONSUMED IN THE FIRES OF HIS FURY.
Even 'looking back' at what has been . . . will be eternally hazardous. Looking back will risk being counted unworthy for Heaven.
We are used to the AMERICAN STANDARD being the world's paragon standard of good.
Those days are gone, to whatever degree they ever were true.
God is calling us higher to HIS STANDARD. NO OTHER STANDARD WILL DO.
It is NOT to our credit that any group or religion or nation could point the finger at the filth out of Hollyweed, the filth out of D.C., the filth out of Madison Avenue, the filth out of our media, the filth out of even so many of our churches as the current hallmarks of America's reputation.
No amount of prayer, sackcloth, ashes, fasting or God forbid, even cutting ourselves, will cause God to put lipstick on sin and call it beautiful.
THE ONLY WAY TO REDEMPTION IS CONFESSION, REPENTANCE AND FORSAKING ALL BUT GOD ALONE. THE GOOD IS THE ENEMY OF THE BEST. CHRIST ALONE WILL DO.
GOD IS NOT INTERESTED IN AN OVERHAUL. God is shredding to the Foundational elements and rebuilding. Any foundation other than Christ will also be shredded. CHRIST ALONE WILL DO.
Any goal other than Christ alone will be trashed, come to naught, be costly to even contemplate.
The America that survives will be CHRIST'S ALONE. He will not share His glory. He will not share His primacy.
I knew I recognized that blue font, hello Quix, good post ...
BTTT and well said.
BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD.
THANKS for your kind words.
BLESSED BE THE WAYS OF THE LORD.
Thanks for your kind words.
"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."
AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!