Monday, May 11, 2009

A Nation Without God

Oh, we are lost, a nation without God. His statutes have gone astray from us, His words have hid themselves from our eyes, and His Son we have rejected. Woe is our Nation.

For in these times of great stress, we see many running too and fro, seeking answers but finding none. The economy is weakening and the prospects of a turn around are dwindling each day. Is it just something that happens every hundred years or so, or is it deeper than that? Is it the unrighteousness of man that has finally reached a point that the Lord will no longer strive with man and his ways? Is it the prophecies coming to pass?

"And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;."

All this tribulation in the name of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to marry who they desire to, freedom to curse at God and His Son, freedom to persecute the Christians, because they believe that, Jesus is the Son of God. Unrighteous laws, men calling homosexuality good, and righteous marriage, defined by God, as evil? Is this also not prophesied in the Scriptures? How much more will the nations remove God from the schools, the government, the streets, and from their money. "In God we Trust", is this still the case?

We have seen nations fall and rise, each with their own unrighteousness. We have been witness to many great nations fall, as we became the only super power in the world, but as we have turned away from the good, we are now seeing the evil that comes with it. We are no longer a nation that is feared, respected or valued, we have become a nation without God.
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance." How much longer will the Lord bless a nation that turns away from Him, how much longer shall the Lord hold His hand of protection upon a nation that chooses evil over Good?

"The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works." There is no excuse Oh man, who turns away from his Creator, no excuse to call evil, good, and good, evil.

"Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:"

We have turned our backs on the council of the Lord, His commandments mean nothing to a nation, when they fall into the snare of apathy. No one seems to care, they worry about finances, the wars and rumors of wars, they divide a nation because of politics, the turn to the untried, and untested, men of this life, to solve their problems and even some whom say they are believers in Christ, do not the things that Christ commanded.

"And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face. They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies. They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened."
Mankind in this world, have decided that, they no longer need God, for they have increased in wisdom, and knowledge.

They take science for the truth and the bible as a fable. A book that is hard to understand with no proof of its writings. They have closed their eyes to the truth and try by all means to discount the word of God. Even as the prophecies of the Book come to pass, men ignore the truth, looking at the wars and rumors of wars as a natural fact of human events. The earthquakes, fires, floods, famine, and genocide, is all taken with a grain of salt with only interest in it if it affects then directly. What a world, what a people, the blind leading the blind.

"Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it."
Statutes; A special act of the supreme power, of a private nature, or intended to operate only on an individual with its binding force to the principles of justice, to long use and the consent of a nation. The former owe their binding force to a positive command or declaration of the supreme power. A special act of the supreme power, of a private nature, edicts, decrees, ordinances.

We all have been taught the will of God. It has been written into our laws and into our hearts. When it states, murder is against the law, it is actually stating, "Thou Shalt Not Kill." When it states burglary is against the law, its stating,"Thou shalt Not Steal." So why then when the law states Gods statutes, do we not, as a nation obey the law? Its because we have become a nation, and a world, of hardheartedness.
You say, we obey the law, and this nation, is a nation of God. This is not so, we agree that murder, rape, sodomy, theft, lying, adultery, drunkenness, and many other things, written in our laws, are against the law, but you have forgotten to obey all the law.

The most important of which is, "Thou shalt have no other God before me." You have forgotten to Love the Lord, thy God, with all you soul, strength and spirit. You have turned to the beggarly elements of the law and not stood with the true meaning of the law. A nation that forgets God, is a nation ready for destruction.

"Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?"
Do we offend? Not us, but the Laws of God.

Are we afraid more of man or God? Of the Lord, I hope. We have become a people that are calling evil, good, a people that take only the laws of God, that are easy to accept, and leave the rest undone. Should we have done the easy and the hard undone? If so how can we say that we love the Lord. I fear no man, who says, good is evil, and evil is good. I fear no man what he may do to my life, but I fear the Lord.

"Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."

We were once a great nation, a nation that feared God and kept His laws. We could be a great nation again, if we would all turn back to the laws and righteousness of the Lord, take His laws, and statutes to heart, once again calling evil as it is, and hold on to the good, not being afraid of what man will say, no matter what kind of uproar they would make, and call upon the Lord to be our God once more. For there shall come a judgment upon all men, from the most mighty, to the most week. What will you say in defense of your actions, when the Lord asks you why, you upheld the evil and despised the good, what will be your defense?

Many today say;"God Bless America." I say God forgive America."

Psa 33:12-15 Deu 4:5-6-7 Jer 32:19 Hos 7:3 Hos 7:2-4 Isa 2:17-20

Temple of Spirit & Truth Ministries

A.R.Smith Ministries

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