Yes indeed. God places a hedge around nations who submit to Him. The law of sowing and reaping applies to individuals AND to nations. (Galatians 6:7) Or consider Proverbs 14:34 “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” We have gradually become use to the dark in the United States of America and have become oblivious to the reproach we have brought upon the Lord. For instance, who can even comprehend our punishment as a nation for butchering 57-60 million unborn babies (since the 1972 Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade) through abortion, mostly in the name of recreational sex? And we have the nerve to bellyache about illegals coming across our borders… We are reaping what we have sown. Or how about our nation “rubber stamping” the abomination of sodomy not only in America but endorsing it throughout the world? Two nations who have major penalties for this awful sin are Russia and Uganda. My, my, I never thought I would see the day that Russia would follow God’s statutes and justice better than ourselves. Most Americans have become totally desensitized to these trespasses. We are committing many of the atrocities of Nazi Germany with a civilized veneer. God takes out nations through defeat from enemies, natural disasters, pestilence, disease epidemics and change of weather patterns to name a few. Let us examine Biblical examples that confirm that we are under judgment from God Almighty:
1)The prophet Habakkuk asked God why He was not judging Israel for the evil things being done and their rebellion. God told him that He would judge them and use the nation of Babylon to do so. Habakkuk could not understand why God would use such a wicked nation to judge Israel. God’s answer was (and still is): “…but the just shall live by his faith” Habakkuk 2:4b. In retrospect, you and I can look back at all of history and appreciate how God eliminated Babylon after He used them to discipline Israel. But Israel is once again a nation!
2)Likewise God used the empire of Assyria to chasten the northern kingdom of Israel. The Assyrians were a cruel people, but He nonetheless used them because the Israelites reverted back to the idolatrous Golden Calf worship that they first practiced in Egypt.
3)King Solomon was blessed by God in an unbelievable fashion, yet I Kings 11 tells us how God rebuked Israel severely because of Solomon’s idolatry. Verse one says that Solomon loved many strange women. Verse three expounds on his relationships with these women- 700 wives and 300 concubines. The Bible says his wives turned away his heart after other gods such as Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites (vs. 5). He also built high places for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. And he worshipped many other gods of his wives (vs. 7). Solomon never repented so the Lord told him in verse 11: “Wherefore the Lord said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.” Now, consider the three adversaries that the Lord raised up against Solomon and Israel because of his sin: A)”And the Lord stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king’s seed in Edom” (vs. 14). B)”And God stirred him up another adversary, Rezon the son of Elisdah, which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah” (vs. 23). C)”And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon’s servant, whose mother’s name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king” (vs. 26). [Please note how two of the above three adversaries are from Solomon’s own seed. His illicit relationships, as in the case of his father David, brought problems within his vast household and a spirit of competition for the throne].
Let us bring this ancient history up to date and apply it to America: We have committed atrocities without number, including but not limited to slavery, taking the Indian’s land from them, prevalent drug use, abortion, fornication and all kinds of sexual union outside of holy matrimony, and the list goes on and on and on. Even if our nation repents and has revival, the Lord will still punish us for the sins we have committed. Hence I always pray for His mercy in judgment but I am not at all surprised by Ebola, Isis, tornadoes and hurricanes beyond the ordinary, illegal immigrants, a poor economy, terrorism, and people even questioning the very definition of family. It is the law of sowing and reaping, and God is NOT mocked (Galatians 6:7). What goes around comes around. It all comes out in the wash. There is pay day some day. Our chickens are coming home to roost.
PRAY FOR AMERICA- We have been weighed and are found wanting….