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This Is Our Wake-up Call!
1/19/2009

This Is Our Wake-up Call!
    
    If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)
    
    God knows our choices that we will make today, and He knows our future and what is in store for us. We on the other hand, dont know what the future holds for each of us with respects to our life here on earth. We dont know how long our heart will beat, or whether or not this will be our last breathe. But we should be able to know when we are going in a wrong direction spiritually. We should be able to feel it deep inside, and know somethings amiss. This is true as an individual, and as a society, or nation.
    
    As a Democracy, most countries tend to last about 200-years, give or take a few in either direction. We have been a country for 232-years thus far. We, as a nation, were founded on Judeo Christian principles, and we followed them and taught them to our children faithfully in the beginning. But as time has passed, and other cultures have come to make this great nation their home, we have slowly begun to change the way we view God, and worship Him.
    
    Back before we became a nation, when there were thirteen colonies from England here, a professor by the name of Alexander Tyler wrote about the fall of the Athenian republic two thousand years previous to his time. He noted that history reflected what he deemed to be a pattern in democratic societies, and it went something like this:
    
    ((A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship.(( The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage
    
    Is it remarkable that the very things Alexander Tyler spoke of over 230-years ago, are, in fact, happening within our country this very day? Aside from the socialism we appear to be evolving to, the spiritual aspects are virtually dead-on!
    
    We have seem to run this very course and appear to be on the apex of this shameful chart with our country at the very least, suffering from severe apathy, and starting to rely on full dependency of the Government to provide everything that is needed. With this combination well under way, bondage is the final step in Mr. Tylers template. And although I would say that we, at large, are already suffering from spiritual bondage; physical bondage is not far away as a police state seems to be the next step in dealing with radical Muslim Jihad and the terrorism they bring as a practicing tool.
    
    I would like to point a finger at the government, but I cannot say that they deserve the blame. After all, we are a government for the people, by the people, and of the people, are we not? No! I must turn my attention to those who are calling themselves, Christians. Thats right, Im speaking of you and I.
    
    You see as I read the scripture of 2 Chronicles 7:14, it is God speaking to His people; and thats us!
    He said, If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
    
    God didnt address this to any government, or any congressional meeting, but to us, His children. We hold the key folks! We are the ones who turn our heads to the filth that is infiltrating our homes through the computer, and the television, as well as our music. We are the ones who have turned our backs and begun to accept homosexual relationships as alternative lifestyles. God knew this would happen once we stopped acknowledging Him and we no longer gave thanks for the provisions we have been given. Once this happened, He gave us over to our own sinful desires (see Romans 1:21-27).
    
    Perhaps God has not fully judged us as of yet due to the fact that we have supported Israel as a sovereign Nation. We, as a country, have been doing that since they became a nation again in 1948.
    
    I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Genesis 12:2-3 (NKJV)
    
    I certainly hope that we continue to support Israel, and I would hope that we would look at the history of those nations who decided to turn their backs on God, and failed to acknowledge Him, and consider this a fair warning, or better yet, a wake up call. September 11, 2001 seemed to draw people back to churches in record numbers, only to have them slip back out the door when they felt comfortable, content and safe. Now with our economic struggles reaching virtually every households attention, shouldnt we be turning from those things that God abhors?
    
    As Christians, we can make a difference by changing our lives to follow God in every aspect of our life. We can confess our sin, and repent, and turn to Him.
    
    He told us what to do, and how to fix our situation; it is up to us to either comply, or simply be another prideful casualty. We need another spiritual revival, and that starts with us&
    
    STUDY QUESTION: According to 2 Chronicles 7:14, what should we do to help our country to be repaired?
    
    PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you willing to apply this scripture to your life?
    
    APPLICATION: Lets encourage as many Christians as possible to seek the Lord this year, and to repent of our sin, to turn from our evil ways, and to ask God to repair our once Great Nation, united under God.
    
    Father, Help us today to be the people You have called us to be. Help us to see each area that we are not living according to Your ways. Help our leaders in governmental positions to know Your will for our Country. Surround them with people who seek You in every decision, and allow them to discern good advice from You from the foolishness of man. In Jesus precious name, amen&
    
    Be Blessed, Pastor Scott
    
    
    


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