Saturday, July 11, 2009

A Very Rough Row to Hoe Without God!

Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You? They gather together against the life of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood. --- Psalm 94:20, 21

As he goes about his globetrotting and engages in conversation with world dignitaries the president is making the unsettling discovery that things are not well on the home front. He had made tons of promises to the citizens of the United States during his "purchase" of the presidency of the United States. Those failed promises are surfacing so fast it is about impossible to keep up with them all.

In fact it is not all that great as he chalks up high mileage and much expense with Air Force One in those foreign junkets. World leaders are not going to take the “new kid on the block” from the U. S. very seriously. Oh, there will be the photo ops and sound bites that make for good propaganda, but due to the U. S. spiritual “climate” at the present time, God’s blessing is no longer on the nation as it once was in the past! Because of our growing massive rebellion, idolatrous practices and shedding of innocent blood, God has set in motion certain unpleasant happenings. A prophet of long ago provides insight as to how this works:

Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Now, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? Yes, show her all her abominations! Then say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "The city sheds blood in her own midst, that her time may come; and she makes idols within herself to defile herself. You have become guilty by the blood which you have shed, and have defiled yourself with the idols which you have made. You have caused your days to draw near, and have come to the end of your years; therefore I have made you a reproach to the nations, and a mockery to all countries. Those near and those far from you will mock you as infamous and full of tumult. Look, the princes of Israel: each one has used his power to shed blood in you. In you they have made light of father and mother; in your midst they have oppressed the stranger; in you they have mistreated the fatherless and the widow. You have despised My holy things and profaned My Sabbaths. In you are men who slander to cause bloodshed; in you are those who eat on the mountains; in your midst they commit lewdness. In you men uncover their fathers' nakedness; in you they violate women who are set apart during their impurity. One commits abomination with his neighbor's wife; another lewdly defiles his daughter-in-law; and another in you violates his sister, his father's daughter. In you they take bribes to shed blood; you take usury and increase; you have made profit from your neighbors by extortion, and have forgotten Me," says the Lord GOD. Behold, therefore, I beat My fists at the dishonest profit which you have made, and at the bloodshed which has been in your midst. Can your heart endure, or can your hands remain strong, in the days when I shall deal with you? I, the LORD, have spoken, and will do it.’” --- Ezekiel 22:1-14

So President Obama and his partners in the U. S. Congress are strictly on their own. And the attitude they have now adopted basically says God doesn’t even exist or if He does, we will run the show as we so determine, relying totally upon ourseves -- no meddling -- not even a suggestion from our Creator is permitted when it comes to the daily "business" of the United States of America!

The day might well come when B.H.O. may even suggest that we citizens, to whom he made oodles of broken promises, should consider praying to God for help and relief from the many calamities we are experiencing. He isn’t inclined to do that now, but the day may come when he will issue that call. It’s happened in the past and the way things are going now, it is very likely that he will change his mind and say that we need to pray. It is also very likely that God’s response at such a time will be the same as He made to a nation of long ago which had treated Him like unwanted garbage, but when intense calamities came and they decided to do some praying and calling on God, He responded:

“Your own wickedness will correct you, and your backslidings will reprove you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing that you have forsaken the LORD your God, and the fear of Me is not in you," says the Lord GOD of hosts……. "As the thief is ashamed when he is found out, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they and their kings and their princes, and their priests and their prophets, saying to a tree, 'You are my father,' and to a stone, 'You gave birth to me.' For they have turned their back to Me, and not their face. But in the time of their trouble they will say, 'Arise and save us.' But where are your gods that you have made for yourselves? Let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your trouble; for according to the number of your cities are your gods, O Judah. Why will you plead with Me? You all have transgressed against Me," says the LORD. --- Jeremiah 2:19, 26-29

To bring the above statement up to date all we need to do is change the names and substitute United States, Washington DC, etc. See how this so accurately describes our situation in the United States at the present moment? It is a tragedy of the first magnitude that we have political leadership which is so blind that they cannot see that we need to do some honest heart searching coupled with genuine repenting of our personal and collective sins.

At this stage we have a president and a gang of elected officials that try to “hoe the row” without the guidance and blessing of Almighty God! Failure is absolutely guaranteed!

"If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free………Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. ‘ --- Jesus Christ speaking in John 8:31, 31; 15:4-6

No comments: