Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A FORTNIGHT OF PRAYER

DAY 13
ARE AMERICA'S FOUNDATIONS GONE?


If there is any doubt that America is under pending judgment, look at what has happened in the past 7 days alone:
- A line of storms 100 miles long has knocked out power in the Capitol of the United States. While we are still the world's biggest superpower (I think), conditions in Washington DC, Virginia and the liberal enclave of Maryland are starting to approach desperate as there is NO electric power for four straight days, with over 100 degree heat daily. These are approaching Third World conditions soon.
- Floods hit the Gulf coast cities after Hurricane Debby sideswiped Pensacola and Mobile.
- Fires are still burning down the expensive homes of hundreds of Colorado residents.
- Drought.
- More drought....and on and on.

The Bible verse which stood out to me, as the Spirit leads, as I contemplate this prayer message for Day 13 of our 14 Days of Prayer, is "If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3 ESV). This is the perfect analogy for the state of the civilized world and America in particular. The Foundations are being blown out from right under the feet of not just the Righteous (or Christians who are saved), but everyone who believes in traditional moral and constitutional values.

These Foundations being destroyed are:
- Religious Liberty
- Free Speech
- Basic education
- The Culture
- The Judicial and legal system, most recently the Supreme Court
- The political system.
We can write voluminous books on each of the above topics, but we won't. It is obvious to the objective eye, that the future is in complete jeopardy for this and every other country and there appears nothing folks can do about it. The recent decision by the US Supreme Court had nothing to do with any real Law, Moral or legislative. The medical care of 316 million people has ended up at the mercy and decision of one man - the Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts - who it is now known, switched his vote to fit the prevailing political/media elite winds.

A note of caution - to anyone calling themselves a Christian view their salvation like the following, consider that: a. if you think you KNOW the way of the Cross and what Peace with God requires (Repentance, asking for Forgiveness and Trusting in the Savior Who gives that Peace) and then b. if you know all of this, yet when the rubber meets the road, you choose to compromise to find favor with mortal men, abandoning the Truth of God.....if you do this, knowing what Jesus has said is the narrow way to Him (Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:14-15 ESV).....if you do all of this, and still think you're saved and going to Heaven, well, think again! The "John Roberts Way" is not the Way of the Master - Jesus Christ. If your moral and spiritual foundations have been compromised and damaged, your standing as a righteous man before God is gone.

It is thus, the same with any society. The Foundation of any righteous people is always Christ. North America, Western Europe etc have turned their collective backs on Him and built a foundation of shifting sand. When God's people did the same thing 2600 years ago, in the time of Ezekiel, Daniel and Jeremiah, God sent an East Wind to destroy (see Hosea 13:15 here "
Though he flourishes among the reeds, An east wind will come, The wind of the LORD coming up from the wilderness; And his fountain will become dry And his spring will be dried up; It will plunder his treasury of every precious article).


Therefore, in light of all we know to be true and with our knowledge of Scripture and the Ways of God, what really can the Righteous and the people of God really do? First of, we know we can pray and this underscores everything we do. But secondly, we most share the Gospel as much as possible. We ARE living in the last days and the more people who are told of the Wrath that is to come, and how to escape it by repenting and believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, the better. We,, who can read the stitches on the fast ball, MUST so do!  It must begin with our families and then in all the circles we operate within daily - at work, church, community etc. Concentrating on the piece of Wall before each of us will lead to a group of focused individuals who are both knowledgeable in the Ways and Word of God, so that the Will of God can be accomplished as He had planned all along.

So Father in the Name of Jesus, I pray for the Foundations - both of Faith in our personal lives as well as the Foundation pinings on which America was built and ask Your Grace, Compassion and Blessings upon us all, that we may turn our eyes to YOU alone, as the Author and Perfecter of our Faith, in Jesus' Holy and Mighty Name I pray, amen.


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