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A Defining Moment for America

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it (Zechariah 12:2-3). Our nation is at a very dangerous place. Our government representative is in Israel pushing for the creation of a Palestinian state in order to solve the dispute the Palestinians have with Israel. Now, it’s being taken one step further and there is talk of dividing Jerusalem; one part being Palestinian, and the other remaining in Jewish control. God has already spoken clearly by the prophets as to what will happen to those who set themselves against His plan of bringing the Israelites back into the land that God promised Abraham and his descendants. If our nation continues to aid Israel’s enemies in this plan to divide Jerusalem, you will see the fulfillment of the above verse in our nation. Right now, we are in an extreme drought, more severe than ever. Other parts of our nation have experienced fires, floods, and ravaging storms. Could these be linked to what is happening with our government pushing for a Palestinian state? Our society is coming unraveled at the edges. Illegal immigration is changing the face of our nation and bringing an undue burden on our infrastructure; the family unit is in the process of being redefined to include homosexual couples; our youth are being exposed to godless ideology that is redefining social mores; crime is on the increase; we have become the largest debtor nation in the world; our currency is being devalued. This list seems endless. These are not signs of the blessings of God. These are indications of a nation that as a whole has chosen mammon as god in the places of God Almighty and His moral absolutes. The price paid is high for those who forsake God’s best. I am a positive person by nature, and I always look for the best in everything. But we must not hide our heads in the sand when we see these disturbing trends. They should drive us to our knees in prayer, crying out to God for mercy on the nation that we live in and love. Let’s not sit back passively while these things continue. Let’s pursue the purpose for which God has left us on earth, to proclaim by word and lifestyle that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Let’s pray for our leaders, from the President on down. Let’s ask the Father for a spirit of repentance to fall upon our nation. It’s our only hope. Let’s pursue this promise from scripture: 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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14). Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee (Psalm 122:6).

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