Thursday, July 2, 2009

Prayer for Our Nation and her people!

Is our nation the same as the nation of Israel in the Bible? No. Is our nation a "Christian" nation? No, probably not. Does God love our nation more than other nations? No, definitely not. Should we ignore what we believe or what is Truth, because some don't agree? No, absolutely not.

Our nation was founded on principles that are taken from the Bible by men that looked to God for direction. They wanted to form a nation that stood for truth and morality without forcing one group's beliefs on the others. Their desire to live for God and stand for Truth and follow the Bible didn't mean that they always got everything right. No, just like us today, there were mistakes and failures and second chances.

Somewhere in the midst of it all, Christians found themselves having drifted away from what God says is True and how the Bible says we ought to live. Churches stopped being the place where the Bible was preached, and it started trying to placate the world and society by compromising what God's Word says is Truth and Righteousness. As a result, all forms of sinfulness and immorality are seen as commonplace and acceptable. We wonder why our nation struggles in areas of economics, peace, and social justice. It is not primarily because more people are sinning. It is because Christians do not stand up for God's Word.
2 Chronicles 7:14 says, "and [if] My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
The "MY PEOPLE" are Christians. We can't blame anyone else. WE must begin to be HUMBLE, PRAY, SEEK, and TURN. If we want to see this nation changed, Christians and Churches will have to begin the revival.

Today, I was one of a group of pastors, leaders, men, and women who signed a proclamation for morality at the State Capitol. I stood up with others who see our nation headed in a place that is opposite God, His Word, and the Truth of Jesus Christ. It is not that we hate anyone. It is because we so believe in the Word of God and what it says, that if we did not stand and let our voice be heard, we would be failing our Faith and would be dishonest with our hearts.

This nation, while it is definitely not perfect...This nation, while it is not a Theocracy...This nation, while it is still a bastion for freedom and liberty is Our Nation. And if we do not shore up our stances on moral things, we will lose what we believe. May God watch over us, May God give us strength to stand for Truth, May God save our land!

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