February 29, 2016
For those of you who happen to read this, I would request that we join together this Tuesday, noon, eastern to pray…set it up on your calendar to stop for a minute and entreat God to grant this nation repentance.
Don’t pray for revival…we aren’t yet ready for that.
Don’t pray for relief. Don’t pray for rescue.
Pray for repentance.
Pray that a deep sense of guilt and shame would fall upon our nation.
Pray for a crushing weight of remorse.
Pray that a lament would rise within out souls and cry out in anguish.
We have rejected Truth and therefore know nothing of guilt.
We have rejected God and therefore have no sense of shame.
We have deified ourselves and gorge on pleasure and entertainment.
Our comedy is filthy, our music is debased, our movies are polluted.
Our homes are broken, our morals decayed, our economy hangs by a thread.
Hatred and discontent boils beneath the surface.
Greed, selfishness and sin rot our bones.
We are morphing into Sodom and partying on the way.
We know nothing of sin, nothing of guilt, nothing of shame.
Paul wrote that God is the one who grants repentance and that is why we must entreat Him to do so.
We are long past having a national conscience. We are long past having a sense of moral guilt.
We must ask God to crush us with shame.
A leading candidate, supported by evangelicals, mocks and makes fun of the disabled, belittles peoples appearance, threatens and bullies when opposed, expresses lust for his daughter, builds strip clubs, promotes gambling, declares he has never asked for forgiveness, uses foul language, speaks unkindly and arrogantly, and feigns to be a Christian. On the other side are candidates that support abortion, homosexuality, increasing tyranny, loss of freedoms and making dependents of more and more of the citizenry, destroying the fruitfulness of the nation. We are running pel mel into a horrible choice at the general election.
It is time to be on our knees.
If you are voting Tuesday, don’t vote for someone who will rescue. Don’t vote for someone to give you revenge. Don’t vote for selfish reasons. Don’t vote for someone to give you someone else’s property. Vote for someone who stands for righteousness. Vote for someone who will stand for what is morally right.
But…don’t ever think that the future of this nation rests upon one man or one woman.
It never has and it never will.
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34
We have been deeply blessed. But those blessings have not come from us, they have been poured out upon us as a nation by the gracious hand of God. And just as He gave Israel the choice to choose life or death by choosing His ways or their ways, so I increasingly sense that we edge closer and closer to a final choice.
Carved in the Jefferson memorial:
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
If you sense, Remnant, as I do, that it is time to tremble for our country, then let’s do so. I’ll be praying Tuesday, noon, eastern for repentance.