By Roy Burner - Minister of the Gospel
Future of America lies within her people; as to what is allowed to take place towards upholding her "One Nation under God" status. She has floundered in such a status by allowing ungodly influences to reign rather than upholding God's Word.
Many individuals, and ungodly organizations, have surfaced in recent years to tighten their grip on ungodly venues in America. They attempt to block the religious rights of others. The prophet Isaiah foretold that there would be a time when they shall justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him (Isaiah 5:23).
The future of America, and many other once godly nations, lies in their ability to return to the God of their youth. Most have become blinded to the realization that one cannot forsake God's Word without paying the price; unless repentance comes to the forefront.
There is also a falling away in many Western churches; who have tasted the good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come, but have succumbed to the ungodliness of man. They have allowed compromise to flourish; rather than upholding the words of the Living God. Jesus said: No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God (Luke 9:62).
Many voices in the past; voices of renown men, have noted the significance of God, and His Word, being prevalent in America:
George Washington: It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. Andrew Jackson: The Bible is the rock on which our Republic rests. Jedediah Morse: Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present forms of government, and all the blessings, which flow from them, must fall with them. Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that are are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
Where are such outcries today, of renown men of God, who will not wavier in proclaiming God's Word? America, and other once godly nations, have increased in their ungodliness; with no thought of a rescinding order from God, as given to Nineveh, a great city of over 600,000 inhabitants, after turning away from their wicked ways (Jonah 3:8-10).
America is seeing record breaking natural disasters, a global economy problem, new perplexities rising on a daily basis, political corruption, unrest, racism raising its ugly head; yet with no Nineveh type response in sight!
The future of America, and other once godly nations, lies in their ability to rid the ungodly influences that have inflamed God; toward what is termed as abominations in His sight. The prophet Ezekiel was shown the abominations committed by Israel in the dark, every man in chambers of his own imagery; saying, the Lord sees us not (Ezekiel 8:12).
At the door of the Lord's house, women were weeping; looking to a false god for their needs (Ezekiel 8:12). In the inner court of the Lord's house, twenty men with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, were worshiping the sun. The Lord asked Ezekiel: Is it a light (or trivial) thing that they commit the abominations which they commit here (Ezekiel 8:16-17)?
Another abomination was revealed by God to the prophet Ezekiel: They have slain my children, and offered them to pass through the fire (Ezekiel 16:20-21). They caused them to pass though the fire; all that opened the womb (Ezekiel 20:26).
All that opened the womb leads us to the abortions being committed today! In 2017 it was recorded, according to the World Health Organization, that 40 to 50 million babies are aborted around the world each year!
Ezekiel was asked of God: Is this of your whoredoms (or abominations) a small matter? This alone; if allowed to continue will have a sufficient bearing on any nation's future, not counting all the other ungodliness allowed!
The future of America, and other once godly nations, lies in their ability to reevaluate what is being consumed. There are those; previously described as being in the closet because of the shame of their ungodly lifestyles, who have now come out in the open, displaying such ungodliness with no shame.
The prophet Jeremiah was asked: Were they ashamed when they had committed abominations? No, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush (Jeremiah 6:15). Those mentioned, are attempting to make everyone, including those of God's house, come to acceptance of their ungodly ways. Again, the future of America, and other once godly nations, lies in the ability to reevaluate what is being consumed; then do something about it, as was the case of Nineveh of old.
Return of prodigal son is a testimonal and dedicated to my Dad. And put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet - why those words are so important to me!
Love of pleasure is an entrapment that has befallen many. Scripture reveals a time that there would be lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God (2 Timothy 3:4).
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