“But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth- he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.”
How far is too far, when is enough – enough? Who defines morality and why does it matter? What is morality, who dictates it or patrols its borders? Websters Dictionary defines morality as this:
Rightness or wrongness, as of an action, being in accord with moral principles; virtue, principles of right and wrong in conduct; ethics; moral instruction
Somewhere, some way, someone has to set the parameters of ‘morality’! It isn’t a relative topic! The lines have been blurred for so many different agendas. No one wants to be held accountable for his or her actions. They would rather cast blame and be removed from any responsibility. We have become a Nation of high stakes gambling! Sooner or later we are going to have to pay up, our flippant attitude toward morality will catch up to us!
What have we put up for our collateral, what is our gambling marker? I believe we have carelessly and arrogantly tossed the foundation and the future of our great Nation on the table! We have rewritten and conveniently ignored Who and what built our Country! We have blinded the eyes and covered the ears of our school children. Taken the valid and true history books out of the hands of our future generations only to replace them with edited, and perverse versions of present day propaganda! Why is the truth for our country so hard to handle? Why has such a small group of indignant and ungrateful people been allowed to cloud the water of our great and powerful Nations history?
Morality, boldness and most of all a strong belief in the Living God, is what motivated those to come to this new land. Their love for the LORD and their passion for Him, is what drove the first pilgrims and pioneers to risk everything they had, including their lives to create the America that we know! Why are we so afraid of saying, His Name or recording the plight of His people, our people? It was their commitment and belief in God that drove them here and He is the cornerstone of this country! It was their unwavering faith in the God of the Bible … not Allah, Buddha, Satan, Mohammed or any other god. The original pilgrims wanted freedom to worship this God!! It was their blood, their lives, their faith and most of all their GOD that brought all of their dreams to fruition! They weren’t the powerhouse that Rome was when they became a great force and took over most of the world. They didn’t have the technology, man power, tools or weapons to achieve ANY of this on their own! The ONLY thing they had was their GOD and their bold belief that He would deliver them to freedom— freedom to worship “Him”! That is exactly what He did! This is the True history of our great nation in a nutshell. The truth that we so conveniently dismiss and rewritten!
What about the framers of the Constitution of the United States of America, they believed in almighty God. Not only that, they built and formed our laws and government on the mighty precepts of God’s Word and His sovereign Laws! We can deny it all we want, try to amend the fabric our forefathers used to form the foundation of our Constitution. But, these facts are plain for anyone to see, to deny any of these truths you would have to be a fool or just flat out rebellious! That is where we are right now, in absolute denial and rebellion against the Force that brought this Country into all the greatness, success and superiority it is today! God’s mighty and sovereign hand of favor and protection has been on our country from its conception!
We have to draw a line in the sand, humbly repent and ask God for forgiveness! First as individual Christians, earnestly ask God to seek and search us and remove any and all sin, setting our hearts solely on Him! Then as the Body of Christ, His Church … we must repent! We have been so comfortable to be complacent and lukewarm! What is it going to take to shake us up … and get us on our knees, everything we hold dear is in jeopardy! We must portray the Love of Christ with more boldness, fear and passion, like our forefathers! We must surrender all our rights to Him first, boldly take a stand for what we know is moral, just and righteous! When we do this, we will be an unbeatable force!! Also acknowledge that we do not have the power to do it on our own. Trust in God alone and stop compromising His Word! For when we water down the Word, we replace His sovereign Truth with our own interpretation, therefore removing God and being left with nothing! When we do this, we are left standing on an empty platform of faith and wondering where God is! As a nation and a church, we have to be in the right posture to call out to Him! As we humbly fall on our faces before Him and cry out from the depths of our souls, God will answer our cry and come to our rescue! Stop being so afraid of what others think and be more concerned about what the God of all creation thinks! Pray and fast and ask God to help us all stand for righteousness, His righteousness!
“if my people, who are called by my name, will 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.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
So, the ball is in our court, how much do we love and fear our God, how thankful are we for the country we live in? Where do we draw the line? God’s laws will never cease to be the measuring stick of all morality, regardless of the winds of change! His Word stands firm forever, He never changes — Hebrew 13:8! We must pray and ask God to give us discernment and wisdom, to stand for His righteousness. Pull the preverbal lever this Tuesday that stands for GOD! Reflect Him first, be representatives of the God you serve and let the voice of His people unite and resonate throughout our great land! Most importantly pray, fast and repent … ask God to have mercy on us and our country … cry out to the only One who can change things!! If we did this, there is no amount of spin, silver-tongued rhetoric or verbal onslaught that could stop the power GOD will bring!! (Deuteronomy 28)
Have you ever sat around and argued about gravity or do you just submit to it? It exists whether we believe in it or not, there is no majority on the planet that can cause gravity to stop its force! The same is true about the living God and His power of over our nation! His hand will move on us in one of two ways; either in mercy as we cry out and take a stand for Him or in punishment if we continue to blatantly mock, ignore and deny Him as LORD!
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