By Roy Burner (Minister of the Gospel)
Is America at a crossroads in its relationship to God; or has it already passed onto a road that will bring God's judgmental stroke? Are we already seeing the results of God's taking away the protective hedge as found in the Parable of the Vineyard?
In this parable God planted a vineyard: And he fenced it, and gathered (or cleared) out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes (Isaiah 5: 2). The parable was in reference to the men of Judah and the house of Israel; who are condemned for parading their sin before God. There was no shame, no remorse, no fear of God.
Scripture reveals: Hear the Word of the Lord, you children of Israel: for the Lord has a controversy ( or charge against ) the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land (Hosea 4:1).
Does God have a controversy with America? Is America at a Crossroads? As America continues sliding deeper and deeper into the cesspool of filth and degradation; flaunting her sins openly what would preclude God's judgment?
What makes America, or any other nation, think they can weigh in on a sinful nature, seemingly without reproach, and not be found weighed in the balance and found wanting? Scripture reveals: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6: 7).
Scripture reveals: Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through (or because of) the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness (or hardening) of their heart. Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness (or that which is lewd or lustful), to work all uncleanness with greediness (Ephesians 4: 18-19).
There are those who flaunt the Word of God by misinterpreting it, or ignoring it, to suit their own purpose or lifestyle. They are alienated themselves for a life in God; by not accepting God's Word at its face value. Does this bring America at a crossroads or has it already chosen its road to follow?
The road of ungodliness will only lead to destruction unless one comes to realization of the error of their way with repentance coming into focus. God through His mercy gives space for repentance! Scripture reveals: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness: but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9); unless one has become so entrenched in their sin they will not hear what "Thus Saith the Lord."
America, and other once godly nations, have a deceptive spirit sweeping through the land; as a flood of devastation that washes away everything in its path. We are seeing the crumbling of "once" godly values; as the ungodly sweep aside the morals of yesteryear.
Scripture reveals: But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily (or secretly) shall bring in damnable (or destructive) heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious (or destructive) ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of (or blasphemed) (2 Peter 2:1-2).
America is at a crossroads and needs to decide which way it will go! The Word of God does not change to blend in with the environment, or culture, but is everlasting to everlasting, and changes not. It is those who want acceptance of their ungodly ways, and lifestyles, that would attempt to alter that Word.
America was birthed in God. Its founding fathers had a Christian heritage and established this nation on godly precepts. This Christian heritage has been maintained until a relatively few short years ago; with much transpiring that has placed America at a crossroads. If it continues in its present trend it can only lead to the judgmental side of God rather than continuation of His merciful hand and blessings.
In the past; God used men of God to help set spiritual forces in motion that would preclude His judgment; with repentance coming into focus. Even today, God has His watchman sounding the alarm, giving warning of that which is coming.
God's Word reveals a pathway towards reconciliation to God:
If my people who 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 (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Is America at a crossroads; if so will she make the necessary changes to return to God?
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