The Bible's Message to America
Here’s a question that may be on your heart and mind, “Is America too far GONE, as she is already on that slippery slope of moral declension and indifference to the Lord’s intent for a people, for a “nation under God?” Is there any hope for the country that our forefathers once conceived, to somehow return to the original of their design? The answer to these questions is found in HOW America responds to the conditions offered by God’s Word. The wise man Solomon gave America some spiritual instruction centuries before our country even existed: “Righteousness exalted a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). So, the answer for our beloved nation to be an EXALTED ONE (set up in a promoted stance) rests in God’s Word with “any people” willing to choose a righteous pathway in life over sin which brings the reaping of REPROACH (the residue of shame left when the beauty is gone). Only by our righteousness life IN GOD will HE bring our country back to where it belongs, and that can only happen when her people GET BACK to where they belong. It starts with America’s own living a life in the steps and SPIRIT of our Lord - living out HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS WITHIN, the activity of a born-again believer.
Here’s the good news, THERE IS HOPE for our nation, for her return to the exalted state of blessedness, given only from the Lord. Once again it begins with righteousness found in an “any people” choice. And the wise man Solomon zeros in on who those people are: “If MY PEOPLE which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). So, there it is, and the responsibility rests on God’s people to be filled with humility, given to prayer, devoted to seeking the face of God, setting aside their pride, and possessing a sensitive, repentant heart concerning their sin. In your response, you may ask, “Will that work?” Well, the Bible has something better, and that is God’s response, I WILL BE AT WORK as “I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land!” Oh, dear GODLY patriot, join up with “my people” who are looking to the Lord to exalt our nation, as they are living for HIM IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, Holy Spirit empowered with HIS WORD and sovereign authority over them.