Yesterday was one of the saddest, yet scariest days in our nation’s history. Barack Obama has called for Israel to return to her 1967 borders. It was one of the most heinous acts a Head of State could do to another one – Calling to give up land that they have fought and died for. Regardless of reason, Obama had no right to call for such an act. The fact that Obama is peering into “Israel’s “backyard” should cause great concern for Christians. Why? Genesis 12:3 comes to mind. This where God has said to Abram (Abraham), “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you, and through you all the families of the Earth will be blessed”.
The fact that Obama is calling for this is in direct violation of Scripture. He is bringing the last piece of the “puzzle of judgement” onto our country. Who brought the first? We did. We neglected our duty to steward our rights and freedoms because we have been taught erroneously that since we are “not of this world” what goes on here, doesn’t matter. To the contrary, not only does it matter, Obama will not be held accountable – we will. Why won’t Obama be held accountable? He didn’t elect himself. We did. If you stood silently and not called out evil as it was presented, you are just as guilty as those who were deceived and voted for him. Most pastors in America would fall into the former category. They have the means, the opportunity and the duty to communicate the message to examine a candidate’s worldview in light of Scripture. Sadly, most failed at that job. They make safe statements such as “Vote the Bible”. Letting themselves off the hook since they would not have to study to show themselves approved. They can say to themselves, “I didn’t vote for him. I’m OK”. Nothing could be further from the truth.
What we have experienced in the last 2 1/2 years is the judgement of God. Why? In I Samuel 8 the priests, not the politicians were corrupt and the men of the city – those who had the ability to choose, said to Samuel, “Give us a king, so we can be like the other nations”. It is in verse 7 that God says, “And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.” I go into this a little further in my post “God or King: Which Do You Prefer?”
We have brought judgment upon ourselves. No matter how many times you recite 2 Chronicles 7:14 as a Christian or pull Psalms 109:8 out of context as a Conservative, repentance has been – and will be the order of the day. Repentance is like order – Neither of them flow from the bottom up. If Abraham Lincoln called for national repentance to heal our land due to the Civil War, then it is no different today. Government officials at the State and National levels need to step up and repent and call on God to restore our land. But how can they call on a God that most of them don’t even know. Is it because that the people who sent them there don’t know God for themselves, so they elect representatives that think and act like they do? As it states in Romans 10:14, “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?”
The Church in America must understand that 2 Chronicles 7:14 as well as Proverbs 29:2 go hand in hand. When you do one without the other, that is when we have become out of balance. It is prayer and works together that will not only bring healing to our land, it will bring restoration to our souls.