Tuesday, July 26, 2016

"A Nation Gone Awry!"

“A Nation Gone Awry!”


They made themselves impure by their actions and were unfaithful to God. 

Many times the LORD rescued His people, but they chose to rebel against Him and sank deeper into sin.          Psalm 106:39, 43


This Psalm is pertaining to the Nation of Israel, throughout the history of this nation, we see a pattern or cycle that repeated itself continually.  From SIN to the CONSEQUENCES of their SIN, to REPENTANCE, to FORGIVENESS, and back to SIN again.   


The Scripture says that:  “They made themselves IMPURE by their actions.”  In other words, they were DISOBEDIENT and UNFAITHFUL to God.  Now we all need to take a look at our own Nation.  Have our actions caused us to be IMPURE by our DISOBEDIENCE and UNFAITHFULNESS to God? 


Israel, would SIN against God by being DISOBEDIENT and UNFAITHFUL to Him, and God would abandon them to the power of a heathen nation, and the heathen nation would rule over them for a period of time.  Then the Israelites would cry out to God for His help to release them from their bondage, they would REPENT, and God would FORGIVE them.  After a while they would fall back into their sins and the cycle would start all over again.  Is this the SAME pattern that our Nation could be in?  Will God allow this cycle to happen here?  I believe that we do experience certain parts of this cycle, such as:  SIN, and FORGIVENESS. We have not come under the rule of a heathen nation, yet, however, we have been threatened by our enemies.


Many times God has allowed our Nation to be VICTORS in the battles that we have encountered with our enemies.  But I can’t help but wonder if that will ALWAYS be the case.  This Psalm tells us that because of Israel’s rebellion against God, they SUNK DEEPER into SIN, DISOBEDIENCE and UNFAITHFULNESS to God.  Are WE in that same boat? 


A nation is only as STRONG and VICTORIOUS as the people that make up that nation.  God is the one who will determine the outcome of a nation’s livelihood, by the ACTIONS of the people.  If they are OBEDIENT and FAITHFUL to Him, then they will be a STRONG and VICTIORIOUS nation, but if they REBEL against Him, He will allow them to fall into the hands of the heathen nations.  What will be the outcome for our Nation?

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are a part of the DISOBEDIENT and UNFAITHFUL, and maybe a part of the demise of our beloved nation.  And the demise of your own soul, which will be to spend ALL eternity in that place called HELL, the place of ETERNAL torment, torture, agony, misery and pain.  However, God is giving you the opportunity NOW, to come to Him with a TRULY REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be a part of what makes our Nation STRONG and VICTORIOUS.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!




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