Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”
Proverbs 14:34 “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”
Our nation does not deserve to be blessed because we have left the Lord but perhaps because of God’s amazing grace He will do so! The Old Testament tells us that despite Israel’s sins, God nonetheless blessed the nation for the sake of King David. It is also noteworthy that Judah, the Southern Kingdom HAD to be blessed because Jesus’ lineage is traced through Judah. (Revelation 5:5 “…the Lion of the tribe of Judah…”) Perhaps in like manner, for the sake and memory of the Pilgrims, Puritans and our founding fathers, who built this nation upon the Judeo Christian ethic, God would once again feel led to bless us despite ourselves. What do you think? That is my prayer.
Many Christians and conservatives interpret the coming election as the last opportunity to retard the meltdown of the United States of America. The news is continually replete with information updating us about the latest Christian crosses removed from the public premises. Prior to the influx of Islam, there is always a cleansing of Christian values to prepare the way. Our economy is in a shambles, featuring an incomprehensible 16 trillion dollar deficit. Private businesses are drying up, and cannot afford the insurance costs of Obamacare. Our military is suffering severe cutbacks, as our president is intentionally weakening us so that Iran can advance unchecked and we will soon not have the ability and means to protect Israel. Make no mistake, this is all by design! Obama’s change features a lot of issues, and at the forefront is a total redistribution of the wealth. Have you worked hard all of your life? Our president wants to give your estate to others, through heavy taxes, a devalued dollar, and many other means. Obama is seeking the votes of millions of illegal immigrants. [Yes, it sounds like an oxymoron but it is really happening]. There is very little opposition and America seems to be allowing him to destroy us. Our president is ignoring and circumventing our constitution and congress, and making the laws himself. His new appointments to the supreme court, his political cronies and czars have all had a hand in passing the unconstitutional Obamacare. June has always been seen as the month representing marriage. Our president has changed this month to a time to glorify sodomy, lesbians, homosexuals and transgenderists. Dan Cathy, the founder and president of Chick-Fil-A, understands what constitutes a family but the president of the United States does not. Our national distinctives that have made our nation great are being cast aside so that we can become more like the nations from which the Pilgims escaped! Hence it goes without saying that we must pray for our nation like never before. Forty days you say? Well…..that is a start, but as I write this there are well over eighty days until the election and I believe it would be indeed prudent to pray on every one of these days. I Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.” Pray for President Obama, his wife Michelle, his two daughters and his cabinet. Pray for our nation and the upcoming elections. Above all, pray for our nation to REPENT from our awful sin and to turn back to the Lord before it is too late! II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Blessings, Pastor Steve