"At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to uproot, to pull down, or to destroy it; if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it. Or at another moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to build up or to plant; if it does evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will think better of the good with which I had promised to bless it."
- Jeremiah 18:7-10
God gives us choices. He gives every nation a choice. He's giving America a choice. Read those passages again. We have worn out, "If My people who are called by my name....." Politicians and preachers have worn this verse out. Not so with Jeremiah 18:7-10 --- God speaks specifically here about obedience. It takes more than humbling ourselves, praying and turning --- along with those, we must obey. Without obedience we may as well forget about 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Obedience is better than sacrifice and without obeying fully God's word and Jesus' simple and clear command to love God with all our heart, soul and mind and to love our neighbor as we love ourself -- we can be as religious as we want and keep quoting 2 Chronicles 7:14 until we are red, white and blue in the face and America will still keep going down.
Obedience to God in the whole, not just the parts that fit our patriotic political platforms; and, loving our neighbor (including the alien) as we love ourself will bring the blessing of God on America.
Why are we in such turmoil? Well God clearly tells us in Jeremiah 18:7-10. Read it again. Out loud. Real slow. Then ask yourself why in the world had you not seen this all along?
God is yet in control. Not the President. Not Congress. And even the Supreme Court doesn't make the final decisions only the most Supreme and Holy God.
Unwrap the flag from around the Bible it doesn't belong there. God first, not America or any nation first! We'd better recognize that what God has spoken will surely one day be. He gives us choices.
"If it (a nation) does evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will think better of the good with which I had promised to bless it. " - Jeremiah 18:10
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Published on Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 5:19 AM CDT