Our darkest hour was when we began to erase God from the picture and allowed ungodly ways to take root. The mainstream media is playing a significant role in helping promote the ungodliness that has taken root; along with Hollywood and other famous figures of stardom.
There has is now an acceptance of ungodly ways that would make Sodom and Gomorrah pale in comparison. The Social Media has played a significant role; as well in regards to acceptance and promotion. Our darkest hour was further extended when America's judicial system helped set the pace by promoting ungodly agenda through rulings that defy the Word of God; such as Role Versus Wade and Same Sex Marriage, to name a few.
I witnessed a huge tree literally uprooted by a bulldozer. I was amazed how far reaching its roots had become. So it is with the darkness that is attempting to outweigh the good in America. The prophet Isaiah spoke of such a time when one would call evil good, and good evil; put darkness for light, and light for darkness (Isaiah 5:20). Our darkest hour is the fact that such has been allowed to take place!
America has become a nation of individuals with little concern for the morals of the land; a nation that has allowed ungodliness to take root, rather than seeking the righteousness of God. It has grown accustomed to the ways of unrighteousness.
The Church I was birthed into has far surpassed the teachings of yesteryear. How can it consider embracing the ways of the ungodly? How can it inject worldly entertainment in the place of godly worship? Has it now flaunted God's Word; His standard of holiness? Our darkest hour is that the world has become an influence to the Church; rather than the Church being an influence to the world!
I do not relish crying out against the nation, or church, that I was birthed in! But as darkness begins to seep in though the deceitfulness of the ungodly; is it not time to expound the words of truth that will set one free? An unknown author wrote: "Love America! But love her wisely. Work hard to cure the faults, the mistakes under which she labors. Do not leave her to be ruled by a few who make it their business to rule. She is yours!"
As one sees the darkness that is evading America, and other once godly nations; and the Church, is one not to expel that darkness through the truth of God's Word? Is one to remain passive while the flood of immorality continues to assail the land? The greatest fear should be a nation once under God becoming a nation without God. Of having Ichabod ascribed because the glory of the Lord had departed (1 Samuel 4:21-22).
The Stature of Liberty, a beacon to all who came to the shores of America to share in its religious freedom and the pursuit of happiness; received a face-lift because deterioration had set in. As America continues to be invaded by ungodly influences towards a self-destruct mode; does it not need a face-lift to undo the ungodly deterioration of a once righteous nation?
A famous 19th century French statesman, and historian, traveled to America to discover the reasons for her incredible success as a new nation. He wrote: "I sought for the key to the greatness of America in her harbors; in her fertile fields and commence; in her public school system and institutions of learning.
I sought for it in her democratic congress and in her matchless Constitution. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power."
Is the flame of righteousness being allowed to distinguish? One time I seen an advertisement on the back of a cereal box in big bold letters "Keep the Torch Burning" seeking contributions towards refurnishing the Statute of Liberty. I used that in a title of a message I ministered "Keep the Torch Burning."
Should we not do the same for America? Is there not a need to do as the prophet Isaiah who was instructed by God: "Cry Aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgressions, and their sins" (Isaiah 58:1)
Sad state of affairs; matters of concern, certainly can play havoc with one's mind. The world is in a turmoil; seeking answers to life's perlexing problems.
God's Directions for Life website was designed to help one identify with the Word of God, as revealed through His Spirit, concerning the economic, political, and religious times in which we live.
Captivity of the soul is a reminder that one needs to be careful as to what is allowed to enter into one's mind that would captivate one's actions.
Crime of humanity originated in the Garden of Eden; taking away what God intended for mankind.
Dereliction of duty is focus on those who are now "silenced" from speaking the truths of God's Word.