Wednesday August 14th, 2002
In the early part of the twentieth century Europe kicked God out. They gave up any semblance of being Christian nations and instead became secular nations. In the late fifties, we here in the US of A did the same. By 1962 Christ was banned from the schools and public scene. By the early seventies we in the US of A had followed the lead of the rest of the 'civilized' world and had begun the grim and bloody practice of sacrificing live babies, trapped in the womb, to satan as human sacrifices.
Now, Europe gets a little rain and they cry out to God, not humbly, not begging, not asking forgiveness, but demanding that God stop the rain and bless them. Here in the good old God fearing Christian US of A, we have a couple of deranged satan worshipers fly a couple of planes into buildings and the ground, killing in a day almost as many as the abortionists do in a few hours, and we go to God, not humbly, not with humility, not asking and begging for forgiveness, but with the demand, Bless us!, Protect us!
And Christian after Christian tells me to pray for the nation, saying, "tell God to bless America".
I think we have lost sight of just who God is. He is not someone to be addressed causally, nor is He one to be bossed around. You know it amazes me, we kicked God out of our lives and our nations and when something goes amiss, we blame it on Him or make some stupid demand like "God bless America!!!" We ask stupid questions, like "Why did God let this happen?" Or better yet, "Where was God when this happened?" Let me make this simple, if your neighbor puts up signs saying "NO TRESPASSING, TRESPASSERS WILL BE SHOT ON SIGHT!", would you go over to his house with the offer to cut his lawn and paint his house? I think not. For we do not go places we are not wanted. Well, we did worse to God, not only have we banned Him, but we sacrifice His gifts to us on satan's bloody alter of abortion.
So, what do we do? Well, first we decide whether or not we really want God back in our national life. And if we do, then we stop treating Him like a peer and start treating Him as God the Creator. We go to Him for our nation and peoples as Daniel went to Him for his nation and people. Not with demands, but with a broken spirit, admitting our great sins and beseeching His forgiveness.
In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said,
"O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love Him, and to them that keep His commandments;
We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from Thy precepts and from Thy judgments: Neither have we hearkened unto Thy servants the prophets, which spake in Thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto Thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither Thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against Thee.
O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against Thee.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him; Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in His laws, which He set before us by His servants the prophets. Yea, all Israel have transgressed Thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey Thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against Him.
And He hath confirmed His words, which He spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand Thy truth.
Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all His works which He does: for we obeyed not His voice. And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought Thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten Thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
O Lord, according to all Thy righteousness, I beseech Thee, let Thine anger and Thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, Thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.
Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of Thy servant, and his supplications, and cause Thy face to shine upon Thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake. O my God, incline Thine ear, and hear; open Thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Thy name: for we do not present our supplications before Thee for our righteousness, but for Thy great mercies.
O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for Thine own sake, O my God: for Thy city and Thy people are called by Thy name. (Daniel 9:1-19 ACP/KJV)
You don't get on your knees, look up to heaven and say "Hey, Big Guy, you there?" Stop thinking of God as one of your chums, as one you might go visit or go to, if you have nothing better to do at the time. The first thing we here on planet earth have to do is come to a simple conclusion, do we want God back in our lives and do we want to serve and obey Him, rather than satan. If we here in the USA want God to bless our nation than we had best get on our knees and follow Daniel's lead. And then we had better show Him that we are serious by our deeds, our actions and our votes. We had better start electing God fearing God respecting, God understanding solid, Born Again washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians to office, not homosexuals, lesbians, atheist, unitarians, roman catholics, or any other form of heathen satan worshipers. We had best go shut down the altars to satan where abortions are done. We had better be prepared to cleanse this nation of idolatry the way Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi did. The way Moses did when He said "Who is on the LORD'S side?" and then the orders he gave after that.
Stop looking to George Bush and John Ashcroft to do all the work, if you want God to bless America, first learn to go to the Lord God as the Creator, not the guy down the street. And then to first thank Him and praise him and then begging Him to forgive and then ask Him to please bless America. But, if you are not ready to back up your prayers with actions, forget it, it is better to say or do nothing than it is to lie to God by telling Him you want Him to take over, to forgive us, etc and then go have a beer with your friendly neighborhood abortionist, politician, cop or whatever. If you are going to be God's then you must separate your self from sinners and sin and be His. You must be prepared to be part of the Body of Christ, not part of the world. Are you prepared to make your prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand His truth?
I ask the Lord God to help us understand Him for what He is, not what we want Him to be. I ask Him to help us worship Him as He wants to be worshipped, not as we want to treat and worship Him.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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