The following excerpt was written by one the greatest evangelist in American history. It is an excerpt that deserves reflection. As the righteous in Christ lay in pathetic indifference while the wicked reign within this nation, we are at a crossroad. We have been thrown into the middle of the battle. We have no choice but to either accept sin and its consequences OR to take a stand based on Biblical truths and God-centered morality.
It is admitted that selfish men need, and must feel the restraints of law; but yet it is contended that Christians should have no part in restraining them by law. But suppose the wicked should agree among themselves to have no law, and therefore should not attempt to restrain themselves, nor each other by law; would it be neither the right nor the duty of Christians to attempt their restraint, through the influence of wholesome government? It would be strange that selfish men should need the restraints of law, and yet that Christians should have no right to meet this necessity by supporting governments that will restrain them. It is right and best that there should be law. It is even absolutely necessary that there should be law. Universal benevolence demands it; can it then be wrong in Christians to have anything to do with it? – Charles Finney
Yet, millions within this nation have bought into Satan’s lie that there should be a “Separation of Church and State”. Many of those who profess their faith in Jesus subscribe to this lie, which was birth from the pit of hell.
You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
Consider this. If God and morality is allowed to be removed from all areas of our public sector, what do you suppose will be the fruit of our governing authorities? The Bible is clear that “You will know them by their fruit”, and that a “Bad tree cannot bear good fruit”. Call it secularism, humanism, progressive thinking, or enlightenment, but the reality is that the US has established worldly idols; producing bad fruit; and has thus become the “Enemy of God”. Consider the fruit of this nation:
· Greater than 50% Divorce Rate
· 25% of Teenage Girls with a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
· 25% of the Adult population of New York City has genital Herpes
· 4,000 unborn children are slaughtered daily in the name of “Choice”
· The attack of the institution of marriage is ongoing – even against the will of the people
· The rule of law and justice is given way to Judicial Tyranny
· Sexual deviancy has invaded our school, communities, and even our households
· We are a nation heavily divided with less than a 19% confidence level in our government (made up of Democrats and Republicans)
· Our enemies are gathering and are increasing in numbers both domestic and abroad
· Our economy and real estate market is failing
· Natural calamities are increasing at an increasing rate
· Disease and Mental illness is on the sharp increase
· People are loosing their homes, jobs, and hope
There is a consequence to following Satan's lies. There is a national consequence to our Choice of separation from the Blessing of God. We have embraced the world and are reaping what we have sown as the Lord of the Universe has declared us as an “Enemy” due to our betrayal.
The LORD thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty are those who obey his command. The day of the LORD is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?
It follows that no government is lawful or innocent that does not recognize the moral law as the only universal law, and God as the Supreme Lawgiver and Judge, to whom nations in their national capacity, as well as individuals, are amenable. The moral law of God is the only law of individuals and of nations, and nothing can be rightful government but such as is established and administered with a view to its support. – Charles Finney
A PRAYER FOR REPENTANCE
Dear Father in Heaven,
As I reflect upon the state of this nation, I see a great darkness that has blinded the lost as well as many of those professing their allegiance to you. Lord, the cries of over 50,000,000 unborn children are within the backdrop of your throne. Their cries are for Justice is to a nation who has embraced the lies of this world and have become your enemy by our pride, obstinacy, and insubordination. We are no longer a “Nation under God” but one that has demanded you to leave.
Lord the wicked have so positioned themselves in leadership roles within this nation that they are ushering in the masses to the wide path leading to their own destruction, while vilifying the faithful who speak of morality and repentance. Our children have embraced these secular lies from the forces of evil and have compromised themselves to a standard of wickedness that is even more perverse and deviant than their preceding generation. Lord, we are heaping sin upon sin, as our people and land are cursed, while storing up great wrath and judgment by your hand.
Lord our land and people have so corrupted themselves; it is hard to distinguish your people from your enemies. Many of those proclaiming your allegiance are pussyfooting around under the guise of political correctness instead of preaching fire and judgment to save the lost. As with the fate of Manasseh, judgment will fall heavy upon this nation if we don’t repent. Our continuing sin rises to your throne as a stench of the rotting dead and worm eaten. We have so seared our hearts that sin and darkness is loved and you are despised. How can we escape the wrath of your judgment Lord?
Lord, have mercy on our vile, naked, and wretched state. Please change us from the inside out. Allow for every man, woman, and child to observe SIN as through your eyes Lord. Allow for the reverent fear of the Lord to rain across this nation once again. I pray by the authority of your throne and by the blood of the lamb that every wicked leader would come face-to-face with the reality of sin and hell. That they would either repent from their wicked ways or that they would go insane and have to be removed from their position of authority. I beseech you to raise Godly men and women, with an uncompromising Biblical viewpoint on life to step into the gap to replace them.
Lord, we desperately need you. We will not survive without your intervention. Lord, I come before you with cries of mercy. Please consider the travail of the faithful remnant on behalf of this sinful nation. Replace our hard hearts with one of flesh. Purge us of our own wickedness. Your Word is a consuming fire! Consume the hay and stubble within our cold hearts and replace the void with the truth of your Word.
Embolden us to take a stand for your Kingdom’s sake. Embolden us to speak the Word of Truth in season and out of season with a mission to draw the sinner from the pit of hell. If we are to be hated in this world, then let it be because we speak the uncompromising truth of repentance and salvation to the lost. God forbid that we should be loved by the world as we politely smile at the lost souls who are steadfast on the wide path to their own destruction.
This I ask in Jesus Name! AMEN
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