Jer 4:18“Your own conduct and actions
have brought this on you.
This is your punishment.
How bitter it is!
How it pierces to the heart!”
19Oh, my anguish, my anguish!
I writhe in pain.
Oh, the agony of my heart!
My heart pounds within me,
I cannot keep silent.
For I have heard the sound of the trumpet;
I have heard the battle cry.
20Disaster follows disaster;
the whole land lies in ruins.
In an instant my tents are destroyed,
my shelter in a moment.
21How long must I see the battle standard
and hear the sound of the trumpet?
22“My people are fools;
they do not know me.
They are senseless children;
they have no understanding.
They are skilled in doing evil;
they know not how to do good.”
I was watching a documentary about the downfall of America's economy and I thought to myself there is no way to get out of the tailspin we are in now. How does one bring back jobs that have been shipped overseas when people elsewhere live on a dollar or less per day and the cost of living here is astronomical? There is no way. America, and its people have been given an impossible to solve economic problem, which means they have a life and living problem. Who laid this problem at our doorstep? The Lord did.
When a country who used to be God fearing, kicks the Lord out of their schools, their courts, their government buildings and out of everywhere else they can possible erase Him, there is a price to pay for it. The government takes the action but the people are the ones who allow it. It is the people, you and me who have sinned and turned our backs on the Lord and have brought this thing on ourselves. It is the common man. America has the leader she deserves, a destroyer, Barack Hussein Obama. I does not matter who people vote for, what matters is who the Lord decides a country deserves and truly America deserves Obama.
How can you say that brother D? I can say that because light drives out darkness, everytime without exception. Turn on a light in a room and the darkness flees, period. And darkness fills America in greater measure each and every day. How can that be with church building son every corner of every street in America? The simple and unequivocal answer is the churches are not filled with light but darkness. That means the people who fill those church buildings have no light in them.
If a nation is filled with righteous God fearing people, the Lord would give them righteous God fearing leaders. But America is filled with people who have a form of godliness but deny its power. People 'go to church' by the dozen but they are not the church. The church is the organic living, Spirit filled body of believers, not some man made building and its nicolaitan clergy.
This brother has been reading the book of Jeremiah, and he has been impressed with the parallels between Israel and America. Every place you read Israel or Jerusalem in Jerermiah you can insert America. Is God an impartial judge or not? If a nation that once called on God now rejects Him en masse, what will be the price for that? If the Lord harshly punished Israel repeatedly for her backsliding and only a remnant survived, what will become of America? Will her sins and wickedness and backsliding go unpunished?
America has been given a poison pill to swallow. Look at her cities, look at Detroit as an example. The once great industrial city that symbolized American power now lies in ruins. Cities across the country are declaring bankruptcy and the politicians in Washington cut deals with foreign banks to plunder the treasury. Where have Trillions with a capital T gone? Who do we own Trillions to? You won't ever get an answer to that but we owe it to someone who has plundered us. Why have we been plundered? Why are cities in ruin? Why can't people find work? The wicked and dreadful sin of turning our back on the Creator. That's it. We do not acknowledge Him and we do not thank Him. We do not do what He commands because we do not fear Him. We do not do what He commands therefore we do not love Him.
The sins of America rise into the heavens and there is no repentance. Where is the sackcloth and ashes? Where is the weeping and heartbreak over the condition of America? The people are so deluded they seek solutions from government and not from the source of the problems: our God. Our God laid this yoke on Americaa, not the politicians. Our God as cursed and declared disaster on America, not the politicians. The more these people call upon the politicians to fix things, the deeper down the hole of destruction America will go. One day when people see their cities in ruins and they are laying half naked in the dirt with no food, no shelter, no clothes, no nothing, maybe then they will realize how foolish they have been.
One way to look at insanity is to do the same things over and over again and expect a different result every time. That is what Americans are, insane. Why? The "Christians?" tell you to 'get involved' and 'go out and vote' to 'make a difference' and year after year, politician after politician things get worse. Democrat or Republican it does not matter. How foolish. The source of disaster and deliverance is the Lord our God, Creator of eternity.
What is the solution? Repentance en masse, in sackcloth and ashes. Mass confession of sin and petitions for forgiveness. If we would seek our God in humility and fear and repentance, perhaps the Lord would relent and America would be healed. What do you think the chances are of even a small percentage of Americans repenting in fear and humility?
There are a few who still fear God, scattered across the world in every nation. The problem is they are few and they are scattered. Dont take my word for it, test it for yourself. Light drives out darkness right? Where do you see darkness being driven out?
The Lord will take care of His remnant, the few. He always has. This has been written to explain why things are the way they are and why any hope of turning this country or the world around at this point is a dim hope. The way the world will be turned around now is through severe chastisement and punishment through seals, vials and trumpets (Revelation). Our Lord's kingdom will come and His will be done here on earth. The time of man doing his thing is coming to a close. What a mess he has made of things.
grace and peace