Does God still need America? Is America still relevant for His future plans?
Lots of good people are stating that God is not done with America yet and are talking about a great revival, which will sweep America clean from our many sins. A few even mention that President Obama will be saved and changed, much like Paul was on the Damascus Road. If these believers are correct, then America will enjoy a new age of Christianity, unlike any we have witnessed in the past.
Hey! I hope these believers are correct because nothing would make me happier than to be wrong about the future I see for America.
Yet, scripturally America compares well with Sodom. Our nation is a fertile land (Genesis 13:10). We are filled with pride, too much food, and prosperous ease. Fornication, adultery, homosexuality, sexual perversion are accepted as being normal.
Jesus Himself said it would be better for Sodom in the day of judgment than it would be for a people like us Americans. You see, Sodom had no Bibles and had never heard about the good news of Jesus Christ. We Americans have millions of Bibles and have heard the gospel so often we have no excuses before His throne.
Our only hope is that His mercy still triumphs over judgment, but even with this there are strings attached.
For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. (James 3:13)
My prayer for today:
“Lord, I pray that we Americans open our hearts and billfolds to show mercy to the poor and needy in extravagant ways, befitting our many sins.” (Based on James 3:13 and Ezekiel 16:49)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you?
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for America.