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.
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