A part of me is appalled and astonished. Have we reelected a baffoon? Seriously, Obama doesn’t respect the office of the American Presidency enough to forgo being on The View instead of meeting with visiting Heads of States. I cringe for our country and I will, in the future, probably wake in the middle of the night worrying about my children’s future.
Yet, after tossing and turning and praying, I will be reminded that the future of my children was never in the hands of our President anyway. Something else is going on here and the stakes are much bigger.
A man cannot overturn the history of our country in a mere four years unless the God of us all has ordained it to be so. The putrid stench of legalized abortion-on-demand, no-fault divorce laws and legalized marriage for sodomites began long before the Obama presidency.
Those of us who long for the “Happy Days” of the 1950’s when our country was so moral should take a closer look at that time period. By and large many of the sweeping changes of the 1960’s (prayer taken out of school along with the Ten Commandments and the legalization of abortion) came because the Christians in the 1950’s were asleep at the wheel. They simply didn’t think the battle was worth fighting and, thus, abortion was legalized under their noses.
Go back through our history decade by decade and research the church in America. As the church goes, so goes the nation. We are the salt of the earth and we are to permeate and season the world.
It’s hard being salt. Salt stings, purifies and preserves in a caustic way. It has-long term preserving power just as we believers are called to have.
We are in this battle for the long haul. With God’s help we can stand in the gap for our culture and our country. The Lord of the Harvest has allowed many nations to come to ours. The mission field is knocking at our door. The orphans are crying out. The blood of the innocents is staining our land. There is so much work to be done.
Let us take heart from the lives of such people as William Wilberforce who battled his entire life against the evils of slavery and won.
“I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:8.9
What are your thoughts??