America Needs The Miracle Of A Spiritual Awakening!
Proverbs 14:34 (NKJV)
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.
Psalm 33:12-22 (NKJV)
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen for His inheritance. (13) The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. (14) From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth; (15) He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works. (16) No king is saved by the multitude of an army; a mighty man is not delivered by great strength. (17) A horse is a vain hope for safety; neither shall it deliver any by its great strength. (18) Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy, (19) To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. (20) Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield
Deuteronomy 30:19 (NKJV)
I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.
Isaiah 1:19-20 (NKJV)
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; (20) But if you refuse and rebel you will be devoured by the sword, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
When a group of people who live in a nation founded on a Judeo-Christian ethic choose to depart from that ethic, you see what is happening today in America. We have set aside that which made us great. Our sin is our undoing.
The undoing began when we chose to remove the influence of prayer in our public schools, when we removed the Ten Commandments from public view, when our churches chose to preach a watered down message that attracts large crowds instead of bringing conviction to sin and challenge to a reprobate lifestyle, when we chose to go mainstream with sexual immorality, homosexuality, lesbianism, transgenderism, and when we chose to indoctrinate our school children in filthy lifestyle choices. We have murdered over sixty million of our children through abortion. Life in America has become diluted from living to help others to narcissism and self pleasure at the expense of future generations.
Money and things have become the central goal in life. Pleasing ourselves has taken the place of pleasing God. We are on the edge of financial collapse. The family, consisting of a male and female in marriage bearing children who are raised in a nurturing environment, is no longer mainstream. Our military is but a shadow of what it was. Our politicians are more interested in money under the table than truth and integrity. And our enemies smell blood.
We are way past the ability of legislation and politics to save us from our own undoing. Our ship of state in America is sinking while some are trying to plug the holes in the vessel. The only way forward is another Great Awakening such as we have had twice in our history. A pig will never be a good house pet. You cannot put a leash on a cat. A lion will never make a good domestic pet. And sinners who have a reprobate heart cannot keep a democratic republic without a relationship with God that curbs sin and promotes a selfless desire to put others’ and their needs above their own. A change of heart is only available through Jesus Christ and the New Birth. We need an awakening.
Listen to these quotes from our nation’s past:
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
John Adams (2nd President of the USA)
1798 - Address to the Military
(http:patriotpost.us/fqd/results.asp, Reference: America's God and Country (10-110)
Statesmen my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand....The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our people, in a great measure than they have it now, they may change their rulers, and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty.
1776 - letter to Zabdiel Adams
(http:patriotpost.us/fqd/results.asp - Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, pg. 371).
Here is a quote from atheist John D. Steinrucker in a 2010 article for the American Thinker: (from I Never Thought I’d See The Day! Culture at the Crossroads - by David Jeremiah (New York, New York: Hachette Book Group, 2011), p. 28).
It is rational to conclude that religious faith has made possible the advancement of Western civilization. That is, the glue that has held Western civilization together over the centuries is the Judeo-Christian tradition. To the extent that the West loses its religious faith in favor of non-judgmental secularism, then to that extent, it loses that which holds all else together...
Although I am a secularist (atheist if you will), I accept that the great majority of people would be morally and spiritually lost without religion. Can anyone seriously argue that crime and debauchery (immoral self-indulgence) are not held in check by religion? Is it not comforting to live in a community where the rule of law and fairness are respected? Would such be likely if Christianity were not there to provide a moral and spiritual compass to the great majority? Do we secularists not benefit out of all proportion from a morally responsible society?
An orderly society is dependent on a generally accepted morality. There can be no such morality without religion. Has there ever been a more perfect and concise moral code than the one Moses brought down from the mountain?
Those who doubt the effect of religion on morality should seriously ask the question: Just what are the immutable moral laws of secularism? Be prepared to answer, if you are honest, that such laws simply do not exist! The best answer we can ever hear from secularists to this question is a hodgepodge of strained relativist talk of situational ethics. They can cite no other overriding authority other than of that fashion. For the great majority in the West, it is the Judeo-Christian tradition which offers a template assuring a life of inner peace toward the world at large- a peace which translates to a workable society.
Our only hope is in God, our creator. Pastors, now is the time to lead a move of repentance and humility if our nation is to survive. What we are dealing with is more than just America’s survival. We are dealing with the spirit of antiChrist prepping the world for a global control of politics, beliefs, finances, and religion. America and its constitution stands in the way. Once America’s influence is removed, global control will follow. And we will see come to pass what Jesus revealed in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, and what God revealed to the Apostle John in Revelation 6.
For the past year my staff team here at Victory and congregation members have been praying for a great awakening in our nation and for God’s plans to be fulfilled throughout the world. We pray from noon until 1:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Join us! We are crying out for change and are praying for the lost to come to Christ. Pastors, I urge you to begin prayer meetings in your churches and praying for a spiritual awakening in our nation and world.
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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.