Over forty years of America treading down a path of superficial spirituality has brought us to this moment of time, just seventy-two hours away from Joe Biden being inaugurated the 46th President of the United States.
How could the Lord let Evangelical Christians down? Didn’t He understand the importance of the 2020 presidential election? What about Israel? What about Planned Parenthood and abortions? What about our religious freedom? What about this? What about that?
As I mentioned in Part 1, we American Evangelical Christians look at God through our American mindsets. Most of us truly believe God has chosen to bless our nation, allowing us freedoms mostly unknown in the rest of the world because our forefathers made sacred covenants with God.
“Others may come to the New World for wealth and furs, but we have another goal, another end. We have entered into an explicit covenant with God to be His people in the New World,” said John Winthrop, leader of 700 Puritans to Massachusetts in 1631.
The Virginia Compact and the Mayflower Compact became models for our Declaration of Independence and U. S. Constitution, which most signers considered contracts with God. These forefathers wanted to be that city on a hill. They wanted to be a model of Christianity for the rest of the world to see.
So, what do we do?
Every four years, we Evangelicals remind ourselves of our national Christian birthright and then drag out our favorite Bible verse:
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Yada yada yada! Talk. Talk. Talk.
If only we would read our Bibles and check out the nation God first chose to make a covenant with: Israel.
Like America, Israel enjoyed the prosperity and blessings God bestowed on them, but sadly, Israel also wanted to be like the other nations. They wanted a king rather than God as their leader. They wanted to ignore many of God’s laws and allow each person to walk in his own ways.
How did God handle Israel’s rebellion against Him?
He sent messengers and poured out His judgments on Israel, trying to awaken them to His love for them. But the Israelites scoffed at the messengers and ignored God’s judgments. Eventually, God removed Israel from His sight.
Whoa! Wait a second! Didn’t major prophetic voices and countless others prophesy that President Trump would win reelection?
(Continued in Part 8…see complete series to date here.)