Now what America?

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November 8, 2012 by directorfsm

After the results of Tuesdays presidential race that saw President Obama reelected I thought I would share a few thoughts.First two articles passed to me by good friends

From a Brother in the Lord:

Our country just re-elected a President that supports killing unborn human beings, supports gay marriage, lies through his teeth (i.e., Benghazi), could make it illegal to preach against sin from the pulpit (Hate Crime Prevention Act, now law) – folks, our country does not have a political problemwe have a spiritual problem. May God have mercy on our nation! May each of us examine our own hearts so that we may be a light to a dark world.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13

How I Absorbed Three Punches and Stood Up Anyway

Although I’ve been worried about this election for months, only in the aftermath did I realize that I never really thought our country would re-elect a President who has been such an abject failure by any and every measure. It just didn’t seem possible that we would do so, and so at some level I didn’t expect it at all. As the results rolled in, I found myself reeling, unable to take in the enormity of what has happened to our nation. I scarcely slept, unable to stop running through the implications of the disaster. I was, to put it mildly, knocked down and stunned.

But God is gracious, and eventually I slept, and this morning I find myself back up off the mat. Looking back, I can see what it was that took me so by surprise. I allowed myself to think too highly of my country – to imagine that the American optimists were right and that there is something exceptional and wonderful in the American spirit which pulls us through the worst crises. That smugness was knocked out of me by a series of blows as I realized anew that we are a culture of sin, a culture of stupidity, and a culture under judgment – none of which really surprises me in the light of day. Those blows absolutely leveled me last night, but today I’m standing. Here’s why:…. For the whole article click here: chantrynotes 

Now I for one was not stunned to see President Obama reelected. We (America) have become a nation of what’s in it for me, just do it and lack the motivation to change. Of course the guy promising more free handouts would be reelected. Come on I mean why work when the government will give it to you for free? That’s the America our forefathers envisioned is it not.

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams-October 11, 1798.

Thomas Jefferson wrote: “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

Unlike the message many republican pundits are sharing today I believe, as I have reiterated for some 7 years” the “blame” rests squarely on the shoulders of the “Christians” in this country.

For the past 50 years we have as a whole, stood by while our Christian heritage and values were systematically stripped from the landscape of our nation. As my good friend Pastor Don Elbourne of Lakeshore Baptist Church in MS stated in the recent Apologist, The moral fabric of America has worn so thin, you can see through to the nation’s underwear.

But God has spoken, did you hear Him?

Luke 20:25

 And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.

Romans 13:1

 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Titus 3:1

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

God is sovereign, nothing happens outside His control. The election went the way He ordained. Why; I cannot for certain answer.  I do know that no matter who won the election the government of this nation and every nation rests squarely upon the shoulder of one person, Christ Jesus. Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Now what America? Do we play the blame game and get nothing accomplished for another 4 years? Do we rant on about what could have been or why it’s not? I for one agree with the writers of the two articles shared, that America does not have a political problem we have a spiritual problem.

How about we restart another Christian value from our past and begin with prayer. Lots and lots of prayers are needed.

A brass relief of George Washington kneeling in prayer
at Federal Hall in New York City.
WASHINGTON AT VALLEY FORGE PRESENTED-BY-LAFAYETTE-POST-NO.-140-DEPARTMENT-OF-NEW-YORK-C.A.R. FEBRUARY 22nd, 1907.

We can pray for:

1) President Obama,

Pray he lives up to his claim of being “Christian” and begins his tenure anew asking God for guidance in all things

2) Pray for our elected leaders at the national, state and local level

Pray they can put aside political lines and turn again to the policies and values that once made America the envy of every country in the world.

3) Pray, that God has mercy upon this nation.

For we have forsaken Him and deserve nothing less than His righteous wrath.  As John MacArther preached back in May of 2007; We have become A Nation Abandoned by God. http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/GTY109/a-nation-abandoned-by-god

A few years back we published the following:

December 24, 2009 Gallup Poll

This Christmas, 78% of Americans Identify as Christian

Over time, fewer Americans identify as Christian; more have no religious identity by Frank Newport

PRINCETON, NJ — This Christmas season, 78% of Americans identify with some form of Christian religion, a proportion that has been declining in recent decades. The major reason for this decline has been an increase in the percentage of Americans claiming no religious identity, now at 13% of all adults. (Compared to 2% in 1948)

We may be declining but 78% of 311,829,811 is still a large amount of folks. A real MAJORITY!!! So you tell me, if 243,227252 Americans claim to be Christian, which is they not only believe in but adhere to the precepts (teachings, rules, instructions, laws) of the bible how can we expect less than God’s wrath against us?

4) Become educated:

Ignorance and indifference got us here in the first place. It’s time we determine who is best to represent us not because of their smooth talking. Lest you become who prefers lies and tall tales.

2 Timothy 4:23-43 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

5) Become involved.

This so called wall (fictitious) separating church and state has never ever existed. It is a figment of the imagination. For most of the first century of our fledgling nation the one had to declare and be recognized as a Christian to even hold office.

Titus 2: 7-8 (Amplified Version) 7 And show your own self in all respects to be a pattern and a model of good deeds and works, teaching what is unadulterated, showing gravity [having the strictest regard for truth and purity of motive], with dignity and seriousness.

8 And let your instruction be sound and fit and wise and wholesome, vigorous and irrefutable and above censure, so that the opponent may be put to shame, finding nothing discrediting or evil to say about us.

6) When we are done praying, tired of praying, or at a loss for words we need to buckle down and pray some more.

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