America has lost its footing in the world. We are sliding down a slippery slope faster than the Titanic sank.
Many people have theories on WHY America is failing, and some are in flat-out denial that this nation is failing – and more still have no idea this nation is failing at all.
Some are saying it’s the economy….some are saying it’s the leadership. Here’s what I (and other Christians SHOULD) say that it is:
The Lord gave us a simple commandment – and it was the
commandment of them all:
“THOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME.”
Israel was cursed for almost 2000 years because of their disobedience to this very commandment; it was plundered, and left barren of inhabitants and became a desert. (Read WHY in Jeremiah 1-6 and tell me you didn’t think you were reading about modern day America.)
America will be no different BECAUSE of our own disobedience to that first commandment in this originally-God-blessed nation. We have many other “gods” we worship in this nation, but I’ll give you the most prevalent gods of today.
WHAT ‘GODS’ DO WE WORSHIP MOST IN AMERICA?
The biggest and foremost enemy of God in this nation is ourselves. Today Americans are more narcissistic than ever! It’s all about “ME” in this nation; how rich we are, what toys we own, how big our houses are, how expensive our cars are, how beautiful we are, how much more successful we are than others, etc. This is NOT how we are to be. It’s not how we used to be, and it’s not how we should be today.
The alternative to this is seen in the example Christ.
When I think about our God, in human form, washing the feet of one of his followers, I’m brought to my knees in humility: He should have been born in a castle or mansion, but was born in a stable. He should have been treated as royalty while He was here, but instead was mocked, ridiculed, and murdered through crucifixion, despite His not breaking any laws. He should have had the world’s wealth, but instead had nowhere to lay His head in comfort and style and no building to call home. He should have had HIS feet washed, not washing others’.
How much more should we be doing for others and how much less for ourselves based on His example?
But we all know and cannot deny the “I” comes before anything or anyone else these days. Through this (and other things) we have made ourselves our own “gods”, raising ourselves above Him; in many cases even denying Him.
2. THE GOD OF MONEY. Goes along with our materialism disease here in America. Rap Stars, rock stars, actors and actresses, models, magazines, movies, etc. have all led us to believe we NEED more money, that it makes us better somehow….that it makes us more desirable to others somehow. It’s one of the biggest deceptions this nation has brought to the entire world, and we WILL reap what we have sown from this.
3. THE GOD OF IMMORALITY. It was Aleister Crowley that once said “Do what thou wilt, shall be the whole of the law.” Today we see politicians who are homosexuals, leaders who are committing adultery on their spouses (Anthony Weiner, Bill Clinton, etc), church leaders involved in pornography, homosexuality, and pedophilia. We have seen our politicians over the years make it so much easier to destroy marriage through infidelity as there’s no consequence for adultery whatsoever in our legal system with our “no fault” states. We are promoting pre-marital sex with our movies, shows, schools, music and abortion clinics. Easy accessibility to abortion makes it so easy to get out of the consequences of pre-marital sex. We are murdering over 3 MILLION babies every single year through abortion. We as a nation have now officially murdered more people than Hitler did as abortion has become our “holocaust”.
We have in essence approved of these issues in our laws in the name of “TOLERANCE”, and because we approve of them, we also partake in those sins (Romans 1:28-32).
4. THE GOD OF ENTERTAINMENT. NO ONE is happy today without entertainment of SOME kind. Music, movies, sitcoms, reality TV, concerts, sports, gambling, comedy, internet, etc. We distract ourselves from God with ALL THESE THINGS…..on a daily basis, in almost every given moment of every day. If it was hard for the Jews over 2000 years ago to keep the true God their number one focus without these things, how much more difficult is it for us today here in America?
5. THE GOD OF PATRIOTISM. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen self professing Christians putting this nation ahead of God. They do this by focusing all their time on what is happening politically than what God wants from them. I don’t want to sound judgmental in this and DO REALIZE that we are all called by Him for different things….and sometimes that means going to war over something (as we see many examples of that in the Bible), however we must be sure the battle we are fighting IS OF GOD…..and not of ourselves and our own pride.
WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE US?
These are the top 5 “gods” in our nation that we have placed before the VERY GOD that has blessed this nation for 2 1/2 centuries. There are many more than these, but we’ll stick with these for now.
We have cast the Lord aside in this nation and spit in His face. We started throwing Him out of our universities, then our schools, then our homes, and finally the public realm. Because we have turned our back on Him, He has done the same to us. Jeremiah 1-6 reveals this in profound ways. We also see judgment warnings of turning from Him and not repenting of sins throughout the Bible:
Zechariah 11: 17 “Woe to the worthless shepherd,
Who leaves the flock!
A sword shall be against his arm
And against his right eye;
His arm shall completely wither,
And his right eye shall be totally blinded.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
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.
Matthew 11: Woe to the Impenitent Cities
20 Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent: 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.”
THINK IT WAS BUSH? THINK IT’S OBAMA? WRONG! IT STARTED WAY BEFORE THEM!
For a very long time, this nation was at peace. Now the enemy has been allowed in; the enemies of capitalism within Islam and communism. This enemy has been growing and devouring our capitalism and freedoms since at least the 1950’s, taking over bit by bit while we all kept staring at our distractions, seeking fulfillment in all the wrong places. Had we kept God in this nation, would we still be prosperous and at peace? I bet we would:
II Corinthians 3:17 NKJV
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is , there is liberty.
That verse ^^ tells us 1. The Lord gave us the Holy Spirit shortly after (as promised) He (Jesus) went up to heaven as many watched. This confirms that. 2. If that Holy Spirit is in a land, there is FREEDOM and JUSTICE.
Doesn’t the state of our nation pretty much tell us the Holy Spirit is leaving this nation? I’m pretty sure it does.
Yes, our nation’s economy is failing. Yes our nation’s leadership is failing. The corrupt leadership we have now, and our terrible economy however is a direct result from our lack of faith and worship in our Holy Creator and the ONE who has blessed this nation so greatly. Our national problems are not the CAUSE of this nation’s fall; they are merely an effect of our disbelief and sin.
Isn’t it time to turn back to Him? If you say no, then the problems in this nation and the burdens of it can be placed on no one else’s back but yours.
REPENT my fellow Americans….and He may just heal our nation!
Peace to you all, today and every day.