The Prophetic Land
The Daily Jot
Monday, October 31, 2011
Can America Survive?
I have been asked the question, can America survive? I believe the answer is "Yes" if we as Christians do what God has commanded us to do. We have a civic obligation to our nation, for God loves the nations and judges the nations just as he loves the people and judges the people in them. Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19, 20: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." A friend of mine has said that we have a spiritual problem here in America that we are trying to solve with a political solution. The solution is also spiritual.
In Mark 16:15 Jesus says, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." And before Jesus ascended to heaven, His last words to those in witness were "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." The message is very clear--that we need to be making disciples and being witnesses of Jesus to all. Its our civic duty to our fellow man, and our obligation unto God. We must ask ourselves, 'Are we living in the reality of the world or in the reality of Jesus Christ?'
Jesus tells us the parable of the nobleman who was to go far away to receive a kingdom and return. Jesus says in Luke 19:13, "Occupy till I come." "Occupy" here means "to busy oneself with." We truly are to be about the Lord's business until his return. You see, just as Nehemiah was called to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, we are called to rebuild this nation. If God's people do not do it, it will not be done. If your house was crumbling around its foundation, you would not sit inside it and do nothing till it fell down around your ears, leaving you without shelter and protection. You would rebuild it. Just as judgment begins in the house of the Lord, so too, must the rebuilding of our nation because as the people are rebuilt so, too, will the nation follow.
Yes, we have enemies, just as Nehemiah did. There are communists; there are Islamists; there are those who hate God. And because Christians have been so absorbed by self indulgent, extra-biblical and emotional doctrines, the voices of the enemies of God, the enemies of our state, have become like clanging cymbals overpowering our society. But you know our greatest enemy?--Christian apathy is our greatest enemy. If we were doing the business of the Lord. If we were being salt and light. If we were speaking truth. If we were not of the world. If we were touching souls with the love of Christ, our nation would not be in the shape it is in. Let us reach out with the love of Christ and make a difference in our nation.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!