On an earlier day,as I listened to the news, I prayed for my countrymen. Baltimore citizens were plundering their neighbors and setting fires.
Americans may well say, “My God, my God,why hast Thou forsaken me?” as Jesus did at the crucifixion, Matthew 27:46.
God turned from Jesus on the cross, the only time the two were separated, because Jesus took all of mankind’s sin on Himself: Hebrews 9:28a. He became sin, Who knew no sin: 2 Corinthians 5: 21. He took our punishment to satisfy God’s justice. 1 Corinthians 6: 11 (NASB) says about believers that were saved from their sins, “And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.”
God hates sin. He is holy and pure.
America’s policy of freedom of religion opened our gates to many religions, many gods. Our military allows Wiccans a place to worship. God says witchcraft is rebellion against Him.
Right now in the United States, the Supreme Court is debating on whether homosexual marriages will be allowed and accepted in every state -regardless of the state’s laws against it.
God said homosexuality is an abomination: Leviticus 18: 22, Leviticus 20: 13. He hates all sin, and forgives all sin except the one unpardonable sin, which is blaspheming the Holy Spirit.
Homosexuality is in direct conflict with the family unit which God designed as the basis for society. When homosexuality becomes acceptable to the government and the masses, God reacts: as happened in Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible, and Mount Vesuvius erupting over the city of Pompeii in 79 A.D., both noted for excessively sinful lifestyles.
He pulls back His hand of protection over the country that rejects His laws – the Ten Commandments.
America not only watches television shows with homosexual and adulterous lifestyles portrayed as normal living, but has allowed grammar school children to hear teachings on accepting homosexuality.
In addition, America has killed over 53 million pre-born babies. One of the Ten Commandments is, “Do not murder.”
In the Old Testament of the Bible, God constantly wooed His people, but many times they preferred to follow other gods that allowed multiple sexual partners, the burning of babies in fire as sacrifices to appease those gods, gluttony, worship of material items, the love of money, the love of pleasure, many things contrary to the Judeo-Christian’s God’s commands.
He said to love Him first and foremost, and to love others as you love yourself in Matt. 7: 12.
He promises heaven as a reward for relationship with Him. If we repent of our sin and obey God, Jesus said it would show our love for the One True God – One God made up of three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – a great mystery.
Jesus, the Messiah will come again, but this time He will be coming as a lion from the tribe of Judah – filled with wrath for the tremendous amount of sin on this earth.
How I pray for my unsaved loved ones! Hell is said to be a place of eternal torment, never ending gnashing of teeth, made for the devil – not for people.
God continually loves on all people and sends the gospel message: Jesus took our sins on Himself to pay the fine so we could freely enter God’s presence and His rest.
God asks us to believe in Jesus, God the Son, and repent of sin. Then, after we die, we get invited to enter heaven. If we love God, we’ll want to obey Him.
This world would be radically changed if every person loved every other person and did unto them what he/she wanted done unto themselves.
Talk about paradise, if everyone wanted the love of God and quaked with fear at the thought of God forsaking them. God made us to love us, but He gave us free will….