AMERICA’S CHOICE

A lot has transpired since our early fall Newsletter, most notably, the elections are over! Weren’t they fun? I loved watching all of the television commercials. So much truth to choose from. And the debates were great as we got to see America’s best selection of possible candidates promising things they were going to accomplish if (re)elected. Their reassurances that past indiscretions would not affect their future decisions were reassuring. I’m certain they meant well. And I know that they really had my best interests in mind because of their many telephone calls informing me of their sincerity.
They even asked for my help! How humble. I’m especially thankful for the many godly candidates we had to choose from – men and women who understand our Judeo-Christian heritage, know the Constitution, and would undoubtedly uphold their oaths of office to uphold that document and govern within its guidelines when elected. Just think what would happen if scoundrels in our country ever ran for public office. It would bode ill for us if that were to ever happen. God must certainly be blessing America for our good behavior in offering to us such wonderful choices….

Sorry, but I just couldn’t resist a little tongue-in-cheek on this issue. After two years of almost constant campaigning by some, we’re finally done. Hip, hip, hooray! But if you’re like me, you’re wondering where we went wrong as a country to wind up in a situation where evil is now promoted as good (the new ‘normal’) and the encouragement of godliness is vilified as being hateful and intolerant? Is there not anyone left willing to lead us in the path of righteousness – or at least along the same Biblically oriented path that America followed for so many years? …..

I have received numerous queries since our election all basically asking, “Is God judging America?” It’s important that we view this from God’s perspective, and in that light I can affirm that God is definitely giving America a choice, the elections of which were just a part. Those who have read the Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn as suggested in my last Newsletter, understand what I’m saying (this prophetic book has been on the best seller list for months now, and every member of our congress and senate has a copy. Every Christian should have one. If you aren’t a reader, you can order the dvd form at www.wnd.com – it’s called The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment). The ball is in our court as American citizens. The answer is not going to be found in our election process. It begins and ends with God, just as our country began. We must not forget that America was founded as a covenant nation for God’s purposes (the Mayflower Compact reads in part: “Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith …a voyage to plant the first colony…”). Our nation based it’s laws upon Biblical principles and the ten commandments. And God blessed us like no other nation – ever. But we have strayed because the Church (meaning those who have put their faith for salvation in Jesus Christ) lost it’s voice.

When the government took prayer out of our schools, the Church was mostly silent. When the ten commandments were taken down from our court house walls, we spoke not. When we did make attempts to involve God in our national policies, judges told us to keep our ‘religion’ within the walls of our churches (separation of church and state) – and we complied. And while some
have attempted to stop it, most ‘Christians’ have simply stood by and watched as we’ve killed over fifty million of our most innocent citizens (babies) in a holocaust three times greater than Hitler’s – through abortion. This is a stench in God’s nostrils and would have been unthinkable inthe America of fifty years ago. America has drifted from her moorings because, with Christians
silenced, there was no one else to sound a warning. America’s worldwide claim to shame today is our marketing of porn and associated filth, not our missionaries and accompanying benevolent
assistance as in our recent past.

So, what’s the cure for a sin-sick country? God gives us the answer: “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.” (II Chronicles 7:14)

The answer will not be found in our elected officials, nor in a corrected economy based solidly back under capitalism. A sick economy is only a symptom. The cure lies in God and His forgiveness if we repent of our sins. This begins on an individual basis and must extend to a national level. We must each pray, repent for our disobedience, and change our personal ways. Only then can we go to the public square. Our public responsibility as a sovereign citizen means having a say in how our country is run. This can begin at the ballot box, but it must not end there. It’s time for every Bible believing Christian to vote God’s standards according to God’s word and not according to our pocket books. Did you? For too long we (Christians) have simply voted in accord with our union’s wishes or have chosen our leaders according to which one looks most Hollywood-like or speaks the best or is the best debater or which one belonged to our father’s party, – or is of our heritage or color. All wrong reasons for putting a person in charge of our country. How about selecting our leaders based upon integrity, honesty, past actions, godliness, and someone who places the country’s good before his own personal gain. Someone who would lead our country in Godly ways once again. We need to forget party lines and vote the Bible, trusting God with the results. Biblical principles have never failed. They never will. If all Believers followed this principle, without compromising and being content with voting for the lesser of two evils (which is still voting for evil), we could change the face of our future elections.

Well, the 2012 elections are now over. America made her choice – and we will all live with the results. We have some tough times ahead. But God’s hand is still extended to us. If we hope to
save our households, our nation, and our very way of life, we need to return to God’s ways. But can a nation possibly do this in our day and age?

Absolutely! Just last month Uganda’s president publicly repented of his personal sins and that of his nation. President Yoweri Museveni said, “I stand here today to close the evil past, and
especially in the last 50 years of our national leadership history…. I stand here on my own behalf and on the behalf of my predecessors to repent. We ask for your forgiveness.” He went on, “We
confess the sins of idolatry and witchcraft which are rampant in our land…We confess sins of shedding innocent blood, sins of political hypocrisy, dishonesty, intrigue and betrayal.” He continued, “Forgive us of sins of pride, tribalism and sectarianism; sins of laziness, indifference and irresponsibility; sins of corruption and bribery that have eroded our national resources; sins of sexual immorality, drunkenness and debauchery; sins of unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred and revenge; sins of injustice, oppression and exploitation; sins of rebellion, insubordination, strife and conflict.” Then he asked this, “We want to dedicate this nation to you so that you will be our God and guide. We want Uganda to be known as a nation that fears God and as a nation whose foundations are firmly rooted in righteousness and justice to fulfill what the Bible says in Psalm 33:12: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. A people you have chosen as your own.”
Watch how God now deals with this nation. And pray that America will follow suit.

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