Dangerously illicit indeed, dating back to the nations first president, George Washington. Who said, “Our cause is noble; it’s the cause of humanity.” A sentiment echoed by every politician since, in one way or another. And look, where it has taken the nation. Down the byways to national bankruptcy and moral decadence.
There is not an institution that has escaped the horrors of American decadency, not even the church. For it’s written, “And unto the church of the Laodiceans write: These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God. I know your works, that you are neither cold or hot; I would that you were either cold or hot. Because you are lukewarm, nether cold or hot, I will spew you out of my mouth,” Revelations 3:14-16. Know this about the Laodiceans it isn’t about one church in Asia Minor. But rather, with the other preceding six churches, they are picturesque of church history.
Either now, or later on the church will have to deal with this indictment. And remember this is not lifeless wood and concrete slabs of nothingness, called churches, but it’s of a people like you and me. “Because you say, I am rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing, and know you not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind and naked,” Revelation 3:17.
Perhaps you have noticed that old American experience of abundant richness with over the flowing of goods. Seems to be a fading American experience. With a nation of people beginning to experience the wretchedness and misery of poorness. Which seems to be creating an aura like blindness as people seem unable figure out what’s wrong with America.
America is being taught the truth of 2 Samuel 7:14, Which reads, I will be his Father, and he shall be my son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with a rod of men, and with the blows of the sons of men. There is an Israeli and American connection with the covenant God made with Abraham which Isaac inherited as Abraham’s son of promise. Which created a lineage from Isaac to Jesus making the Israelis and Americans one people. God will deal with each nations treachery in separate ways. No doubt the scriptures quoted from the book of Revelation apply to churches around the world. But the American church was designed to play a significant role in global history. Because of Jacob, who was renamed Israel, and Manasseh his grandson. And it’s impossible to understand the nations national affairs without knowing that history. Which regular readers know has been covered thoroughly in previous discussions.
But the eternal voice of mercy beckons, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous, therefore and repent. Behold! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door. I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches,” Revelation 3:19-20.
From there, the call is to pick up the cause of Christ. With each in their own way, according to their own ability; struggling to turn back the nations moral decadency. It’s a work to great for mortals like you and me. Therefore; through prayer, we must engage God to help us repair the byways of national bankruptcy, and decadencyÂ which is destroying the nation.and the world community.
It’s not just a play on words, as ‘America goes, so goes the world.’ It’s the real thing. We find these words engraved in one of our most scared symbols of Americanism. It’s found in Leviticus 25:10, “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants.” It is the inscription that is found on the nations Liberty Bell. Liberty is found in Christ, who said, “I am the light of the world; those who follow me shall not walk in darkness, but shall be the light of life,” John 8:12. “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill that can not be hidden,” Matthew 5:14. Symbolized by a great beacon of light with a range of 35 miles. Standing in the waters of a New York harbor. To guide, and welcome people traveling by ship to the shores of America; the Land of Liberty. That is what America use to be about.
But in Americas new world, all that has been set aside. Set aside with less recognition of God’s light like guidance with more self and national dependence. With a new inscription proclaimed through out the land which are the secular doctrines of political correctness and cultural inclusiveness.
Done away with is President Washington’s prescription of national assimilation of all people who call themselves Americans. Meaning the taking upon one self the nations Jewish Christian heritage of values. That was the national expectation of days gone by. Today without fanfare or notice by most; Jesus in a subtle manner is applying the principles of 2 Samuel 7:14. And from those principles the nation is crumbling with a manifestation of multiple troubles which is engulfing the nation. Engulfing the nation in ways that will not allow the United States to be a light to itself or to the world community. The nation is being chastened on the world theater by the Muslim rod of men. Who are incapable of being defeated by the United States and its coalition of nations. The harder the U.S. tries, the greater will be its shame. At home the U.S. will be beaten up by the blows the sons of men. Who name Allah as their god, and honor the instructions of their prophet Muhammad.
So the journey to return America back to the land of our forefathers, which dates way back to Abraham. Through Jacob’s son Joseph and his son Manasseh. Who found himself on a winged lion. Whose wings became detached, and journeyed across the Atlantic. Landing on the shores of what would become the United States. And made to stand on two feet, like a man. (Scriptural text:Daniel 7:4). And now it’s our turn to fight for our birthright, ordained by God. But set aside by one government after another, until we’ve reached the dismal Islamic Obama administration.
The task is daunting, but doable because we have these words, “I can do all things through Christ who strengths me,” Philippians 4:13. And the encourage words of Helen Keller, who said, “The world is not only moved by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but by the masses of pushes by honest workers.”