When we look across the landscape of America, what is clearly apparent? To me it seems that our nation is adrift, floundering like a ship in a mighty storm, heading for dangerous reefs of potential shipwreck (see ‘The Lighthouse Vision’). Those with Biblical discernment recognize that as a whole our country is spiritually catatonic and morally bankrupt.
Pondering every area of our society reveals the extent of the crisis: 1) The plague of sanctioned abortion- a Federally mandated travesty, has taken the lives of nearly 60 million innocent ones; 2) Violence in the streets continues to plague very many cities in America- with homicides, home invasions, armed robberies, drug/alcohol/porn/gambling and all other addictions exploding; 3) Corruption in all levels of government and the private sector continues to escalate- from the Oval Office in Washington, D.C. to small town municipalities- from Wall Street boardrooms to cyber-hackers; 4) Our educational system over the past 25 years has failed us all. The profound ignorance of a selfish populace has sunk to the level of beyond ridiculous- where even college students cannot answer very basic questions regarding American and world history, or even current geopolitical issues that will affect all of our lives in the near future.
Space will not allow me to continue the litany of woe that is daily upon us, while most go about their business at a frantic pace like nothing is wrong, with heads buried in the sand unwilling to stand up and resist the cancer consuming America.
2 Chronicles 7:14… “If My people who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways- THEN will I hear from Heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their land.”
The LORD gave a specific portion of a verse of Scripture to my wife and me this past year, as we were going through a very troubling extended period in our family on multiple levels. It came to each of us through unique circumstances confirming His Desire for our lives in answer to much travailing prayer.
Jeremiah 6:16… “Thus says the LORD: Stand at the crossroads and look, And ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls.”
This I believe is what EVERY Biblical Christian must respond to- both of these commands of the Holy Word of GOD need to be internalized and acted upon daily in our lives to prepare us for a better future than what we can currently ‘see’. Our children and grandchildren cannot be saddled with a depraved society loaded with $20 Trillion dollars of debt, and the many tentacles of cancer already described. We must respond to the Call to corporate and individual intercession that will make a profound difference both today and for our future, as it has in the past. Along with the multitude of Biblical examples, we all have a testimony of answered prayer and radical changes in circumstances that only manifested after sincere repentance, confession, and crying out to the LORD.
This post is a review of a small book of magnificent proportions! It expresses the Heart of GOD for His children specifically, and for our nation in particular. It provides a catalyst of understanding that has the great potential of spreading beyond the borders of our nation, and encompassing hurting humanity worldwide. It is clear to those who are ‘awake’ that we are at the end of the Age, and ominous darkness is seeking greater entrenchment leaving death, mayhem, and destruction in its wake. BUT GOD has other plans, as revealed in “An Appeal To Heaven” by Dutch Sheets. Read More…