I think that’s what is happening. God is giving our nation up(Romans 1). Hopefully, national repentance and a return to God will happen but I do not believe it will be during my lifetime.
For most of my life, I've believed that the Lord was still blessing this country. Only just recently I've tried to imagine if he was not, how would it look. Well, I think it would look like it does. I think bad things are going to continue to happen to this country. Like Jesus always says, let those who have eyes, see. To most, it will appear as just the random evil that has always been; no better or worse than it has ever been. Last Sunday our pastor brought up the parable of the tares and the wheat. I think that there is hope in that parable. The Lord will not burn up the field or even remove the tares as long as there is wheat. Also the tares may not be discernible until the harvest. So, I'm hopeful that he will still preserve us among a hostil nation as long as we are obedient. You've probably heard this, but this is an interesting sermon from Macarthur made as long ago as 1981 astonishingly:
Abandoned by God
posted on 11/23/2012 7:51:15 AM PST
(The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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