HOW FAR HAVE WE COME?

Updated: Jul 17

The foundation of this land was built on faith in God.

Now we are crying out to God for help to heal our land!

In His answer He gives us a choice………………..

Now He is waiting for our response!

2 Chronicles 12-22 I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice. If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; if my people, who 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. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent, unto the prayer that is made in this place. For now have I chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually. But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples. And this house, which is so high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall say, Why hath Jehovah done thus unto this land, and to this house? And they shall answer, Because they forsook Jehovah, the God of their fathers, who brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.

As believers we just stood by and allowed:

1. God to be removed from our schools and universities.

Schools were first instituted in our nation to enable children to read God’s Word. In fact their study book was the Bible.

In 1792, in the first session of Congress, a resolution was unanimously passed that provided an appropriation for the Federal Government to purchase 20,000 Bibles from a printer in Philadelphia. This resolution further stated that the Bibles were to be given to schools "for instruction and guidance".

How far have we come?


2. Our Ivy League colleges were all founded on God’s Word. But today our young people are being indoctrinated by liberal professors instead of being educated based on Godly principles.

How far have we come?


3. Homosexuality is now running unchecked and accepted, even normalized by twisting the sanctity of marriage.

Immorality is running rampant with fornication and adultery leading to the divorce rate rising to over 50% with many even living together without the commitment of marriage with no shame resulting in the breakdown of the home. And we wonder what is happening to the children being raised in fatherless homes without the security of boundaries.

How far have we come?


4. I remember the day when if it was a choice between saving the life of the mother or the baby’s life at birth, the baby’s life was always spared.

Now we abort a baby right up to the day of birth and refuse it medical attention if that child should survive the abortion.

How far have we come?


5. Our Republic was to protect our right to worship God not hinder it.

(FYI Separation of church and state is not even in our constitution but based only on a letter. The phrase "separation of church and state" comes from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson in 1802. This was not a government document or public policy paper, but a personal, private letter. Jefferson's letter was written in response to an earlier letter from the Danbury Baptist Church.)

How far have we come?


6. The pilgrims fled to a country where they would be free from a State denominational Church like the Church of England. A country where they would have freedom to worship and follow the God of the Bible as they chose.

And now our government recognizes Satanism as a religion!

How far have we come?


7. Have we no shame of these sinful abominations in our nation?

This lack of shame was birthed by a lack of fear and respect for God.

Leading us in a downward spiral where there is a lack of fear or respect for any authority be it law enforcement, school teachers or even parents.

How far have we come?


At the ballot box we are approving or disapproving of those who will pass laws to break His Word or keep His Word.

Are we as believer citizens not guilty of being accessory to their actions in government?


Like standing by while the new congress is opened with a prayer from Rev. Cleaver who closes his prayer with “We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahma, and ‘God’ known by many names by many different faiths. Amen and Awoman.” !!!

How far have we come?


Or have you ever thought the day would come when we would hear a congressman stand up and declare in congress ,“What any religious tradition describes as God's will is no concern of this Congress,” !!!

How far have we come?

Before it is too late those who are called by His name need to get a backbone and stand up with boldness against laws in our nation that are against God’s word.

Our constitution was based on God’s Word so how can we pass laws against that Word?

How can those in government

put their hand on the Bible to take an oath

And then with that same hand sign into law that which is against that Bible?

God is calling this nation to repent and then He will heal our land!

It is not a matter of political party. We should pray for all elected officials especially those who are believers to be bold and stand up for God’s Word.

We need to pray for pastors that they do not water down God’s Word while political correctness is strangling our nation but speak the unadulterated Word in humble boldness.


We need to be Biblically correct rather than be politically correct.


The answer is not up to Washington or Wall Street or even society.

Believers it is up to us!

Will we humbly repent of our personal sin?

Will we repent of the part we played as an accessory

to that which has become our law by voting these officials into power?

Yes, they pass ungodly laws but who voted them into office and gave them that power?

How can we edit His Word by tearing out that which does not fit with current society?

Perhaps we need to repent for the sin of not praying for those in authority over us.

Have we prayed for our President in our prayer time or even in our churches?

Have we prayed for our government?

Have we prayed for our pastors?


1 Tim 2:1-2 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

Will we not be held accountable for our inactions when we should have the boldness to stand up and say something? Will we repent of the sins of omission? When we are silent are we not denying Him? “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke


It is up to us! We are in control of our destiny! I do not believe we were created puppets in the Hand of our Creator who gave us all free will.

When we cry out to Him for mercy on our nation He has answered our prayer and He now awaits our response.


Even as believers we justify how far we have come by meekly accepting the fact that society is changing BUT God’s Word never changes! That is why He is the Rock we can stand on.

We are the light of the world but our acceptance of current society is extinguishing that light.

If we don’t stand for something we will fall for anything!

I ask once again in closing:-


HOW FAR HAVE WE COME???

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