Allegheny Valley Church Of God
The Beginning of The End Of The United States Of America
This is a painful article to write. I would love to say that Jesus is going to come and fix our nation and save everyone and we’ll all love Jesus and be saved. I would love to quote 2 Chronicles 7:14 with confidence in believing that the people who create our entertainment and make our laws and make decisions that affect how we live our daily lives are going to fall on their faces and cry out in repentance for forgiveness for their iniquity. I guess it could happen, but I’m not holding my breath.
Like Jeremiah in his day, there are the precious few who are pleading for people to repent, only to be rejected and counted as enemies. The apostle Paul asks, “Have I become your enemy by telling the truth?” The prophets of the old testament told the truth but no one listened. They were silenced, killed, thrown in dungeons, sawn in half and stoned. Israel was conquered by her enemies because of her refusal to bow to a holy God and repent of her sins. He restored them after their captivity because they were His people and He made promises to them but they still rebelled. Contrary to popular belief, the United States is not His chosen nation. God has blessed us and used us in the same way he did the nation of Babylon, but I believe our time of prominence is coming to an end. If God spared not His covenant people, why should He do so with us?
With the recent death of Justice Scalia, we are faced with some very unpleasant possibilities. If the next Supreme Court justice is appointed by a socialist/communist president like the one we have now it will only be a short matter of time before our Constitution, the foundation of our government, is dissembled and the United States will become the Union Of Soviet Socialist States. That has been the goal of the left for decades, and has been largely accomplished by our current commissar in chief and his henchmen. He has, among other things, managed to castrate the coal industry, take over 20% of the economy with health care “reform,” has begun the destruction of religious liberty by the same means, has fomented racial tension instead of racial cooperation, and has instituted a fevered campaign to disarm law abiding American citizens. Our children are being dumbed down to "common core," almost reminiscent of Orwell's "Newspeak," and are no longer taught to read and write in cursive. Our nation has become the joke of the world, and we have turned our back on Israel, perhaps the most grievous of the offenses in the eyes of God.
How could this happen? Well, to be honest, how could it not happen? As much as our nation has been used by God to promote the Gospel, and as much as God has intervened supernaturally in the founding and preservation of the USA, there have been seeds sown that are bringing forth a bitter harvest. Hundreds of years of slavery, the atrocious treatment of the native American, corporate greed and mistreatment of workers throughout the industrial revolution, the propagation of filth and exploitation of women and children in the name of “art” and freedom of speech, and the list just goes on. Some would say that the removal of prayer from school has brought a curse. The removal of prayer from schools is the curse. Abortion, same sex marriage, the filth coming from the media moguls in the name of the almighty dollar, the imaginary economy and the rest are all part of the curse that has fallen upon a nation who has turned its back on God. The sin of Sodom wasn't homosexuality, but was pride, an abundance of idleness and the fullness of bread, and they didn't strengthen the hands of the needy. The perversion of Sodom was just a symptom of a much deeper cancer.
Prepare yourself Christian. Not by buying 7 years’ worth of survival food, or solar generators or any of the other stuff they try to sell you. Prepare yourself by prayer and fasting and seeking God’s face in repentance for the sins of our nation and our church. There will be a great awakening in our nation, but it will come in the furnace of persecution and rejection. Fierce opposition is coming from our government, our media, and even the churches and will only intensify exponentially as time goes on. You will be hated, and those who persecute you and kill you will think they’re doing God and society a favor. Arm yourself with the mind of Christ, who told his disciples that the world would hate them.
Don’t stop praying. Who knows if the Lord might stay his hand? Pray for our leaders. Pray for the Hollywood pornographers and the music moguls who publish filth and violence. Pray for their souls. Don’t stop being a witness. God would love all men and women to be saved and they won't believe unless someones tells them. Don’t allow yourself to be caught up in the trash of the world. Don't be weary in well doing. Keep your eyes upon Jesus and fix your thoughts on him and his plan for this world.
Peter wrote this in his first letter:
1Pe 3:10-16 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
Stand firm no matter what happens. Our faith can't be in the Supreme Court or the Congress or the one who sits in the Oval Office. Our faith is in the one who died for our sin, was buried, was resurrected on the third day and is coming back again. Even so come quickly Lord Jesus.