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Will God Continue To Bless America

May 16th, 2010 by James Breedlove | 0

Most of America’s political leaders dutifully close their speeches with the words “God Bless America.”

As a nation we look to our leaders to create and implement new ideas to guide us through these confused and conflicted times.  But the ideas must be based on sound moral principles and our means of implementing them must be moral as well.  Instead our nation seems to be mired in a quagmire of increasing moral deficiency that is in direct conflict with God’s law.  God has never been pleased with or continued to bless a disobedient nation.

When the Israelites entered The Promised Land under Joshua, they were undefeatable.  They were a superpower of their day.  The Lord was with them, because they were an obedient people.  However, over time prosperous decadence overcame the land.  Israel had made a god of itself and rationalized it as being right even though they were living in crass idolatry, paganism and immorality.

Israel’s strict obedience to God waned as wickedness and sinful living prevailed.  As a result of their rebellion the Lord left them to the mercy of their neighboring enemies.

Hosea had warned Israel, “Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.  By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood” (Hosea 4:1-2).  His admonition to Israel is a warning to all who pervert God’s Law – “they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.”

Israel’s decline into corruption and sin was not because of a lack of awareness of the right way.  They knew the Truth but defied it by choosing to define how they would obey the Lord in a manner consistent with their chosen lifestyle.

There are disturbing parallels between the secular focus of God’s people in ancient times and modern day Christians.  Ancient Israel was identical to the Christian nations of today who have transformed from godliness to living in a state of semi-godless perversion.

Consider this prophecy from Timothy:

“But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power.  Avoid such men as these.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5).

The Whirlwind for Israel came in the form of their neighbor Assyria who conquered the nation and placed the people into captivity similar to that from which they had been delivered.  The same consequence of choosing to sow the wind of disobedience currently plagues Christian nations including America.

You don’t have to look far to see that America is reaping the whirlwind of moral decay, the whirlwind of financial collapse, the whirlwind of spiritual decline, the whirlwind of broken families, the whirlwind of teen pregnancy, drugs, and crime, the whirlwind of broken marriage covenants, demonic cults, discord, gossip, backbiting, criticism, deception, conflict, no school prayer, and the whirlwind of irresponsible leaders who continue to bring dishonor to the high offices that they have sworn- in the name of God- to uphold.  “In God We Trust” is pure tokenism.

Today, hundreds of millions of people in the world identify themselves as Christian.  Seventy two percent of Americans claim they are Christians.  But 66 percent have no affiliation with any church.

The statistics are wonderful but, considering how divided these Christian-professing people are in their beliefs, and at times their very unchristian attitude toward one another begs the question; what manner of Christians are these?

The confusion arises because people tend to believe what they want to believe and will rationalize and interpret God’s word to make it conform to their beliefs rather than adapting beliefs to the Word.  Note what the scripture in Mark says about this convoluted Christianity.

“These people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me; in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.  You leave the Commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.” (Mark 7:6-8)

Denying the Lord is bad enough but even worse is treating His sacred name with contempt, denying it a rightful place in our lives and using it to move non-righteous agendas.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.   For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.   And let us not be weary in doing good: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Galatians 6:7-9).

Americans from every walk of life need to be steadfast in sowing God’s seeds for a better America.  By doing so we will reap a whirlwind of His blessings instead of reaping a whirlwind of destruction.

James W. Breedlove

Comments or opinions may be sent to the writer at: www.truthclinic.com

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