Friday, August 07, 2009

Beautiful Day For God's Judgment

What does it look like when you are living in a country that is under God's judgment instead of blessing?

I look out the window and see blue sky, green grass and beautiful flowers. The Mama's and Papa's Anthology is on the CD player. The air is warm, just perfectly right. I had a pleasant meeting with some Christian clients this afternoon. It a beautiful day... nothing is going wrong. Is this what it looks like to be in God's wrath?


God's wrath takes several forms, one of which is the withdrawal of His blessing. I'd guess this has been happening in America for at least the past 40 or 50 years, maybe longer. What does the withdrawal of God's blessing look like? Roman 1:24-32 describes what happens.

"Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another." [Gay marriage and homosexuality being recognized as not on acceptable, but right and good.]

"They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, andworshipped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen" .." [Evolution, although not based on fact or scientific proof, becoming the only accepted explaination for life.]

"The have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice." [Corporate executives' greed. Politicians' adultery. The murder of millions through abortion. A socialistic government that thinks nothing of lying if it furthers their cause.]

Verse 32 ends the list of evil and wickedness with a perfect description of America: "Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."

Look at the countries America is trying become friends with. It's a list of evil dictators. Who are we turning away from? Israel.

Look out your window. The America you see is what a country under God's wrath looks like.

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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Is America Under God's Wrath Now?

There is an excellent sermon by John McArthur on this subject. You can read or download it from this page:

What's Wrong With America?

This message points out that what we are seeing in America is as described in Romans 1. We should not be expecting God's wrath on America at some time in the future because of all the evil that is going on now, but the evil we see going on now is because America is already under God's wrath.

I agree with this assessment. It makes sense. A country that turns away from God, as America has done, finds that God's blessings are withdrawn. That in tern leads to further decline and a greater level of God's wrath (withdrawal of blessing). This continues in a downward spiral until people become so revolted and sickened by the depths of depravity that they cry out to God to save them.

Are you crying out to God to save America? Are you sharing the gospel? That's the only way that masses of people will cry out to God. If you do as God has commanded you. Go out and share the gospel. Tell people the good news, so that they too may become children of God and cry to God to save His children from evil.

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