One Nation Under God?

One Nation Under God

At least that’s what I used to think. But it’s sad to say, we are not. We are under man’s rule.

Every day it is more evident. The rules become more and more blurred. Yes, the founding father’s of this country wanted a nation that had a standard that was set and upheld by Biblical principles. We had people of integrity that had spilled their own blood to hold fast to what they knew was written long before as a moral code for all mankind. But a spirit has been working for thousands of years to erode that standard. It is the blinding spirit of antichrist.(1John2:18-20) Satan uses the world’s idea’s , moral’s philosophies, etc., to oppose God’s people, His Word and His righteous standards.

As an example, he will use the medical profession for the killing of unborn babies.  Medicine to be used for bringing health, is prescibed by doctors in pain clinics to as opiates and these clinics are now a nuisance nationwide.  Yes, Satan, has used everything he has up his sleeve to numb the senses and corrupt what God has given man.

Now I just had a discussion with someone about  the issue on the health care bill she claimed that carried this all important “Executive Order,” which has been very powerful, in the past. Well, that’s just, in a word, ridiculous.

I had a Christian friend that had commented that this was “the law of man,” and this woman didn’t seem to understand her comment, since to her, the “law of man,” seemed the ‘be all, end all.’ Well, I would have to say  that, if we are to say that we are, “One nation under God,” there is a conflict with this statement. Why aren’t we researching what God has to say about these very important issues? Why isn’t everyone in their chambers and on their knees  seeking His face? Of course I already know the answer and it is the reason that our country is in the dire straits that it is in, however, our God will not be mocked.

I pointed out to this woman who although this, “Executive Order,’ seemed powerful in her mind, from all of her research on the prior history; it is full of loopholes. Man is corrupt and can twist anything as we know. The laws can be circumvented and the Lord has already spoken many times in scripture about the sanctity of life. Oh, I know, I also used to be an advocate of choice.

That is-until I saw Gods own words and the Holy Spirit convicted my heart. I could not argue with His words. When he spoke to Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:4,5) It points out to anyone , that God does indeed know us, before we are even in our mother’s womb, and He has a destiny for each of us.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.” (Psalm:13-16) After all, God alone is the one who, “opens and closes the womb.”

Why don’t our nation’s leaders defer to the one whom they claim we are UNDER? If they had read these scriptures, we would have no need of the executive order, nor would we have any need of executive anything. We should have known this would be the sword that divides. The Lord told us that He did not come to this earth to bring peace, but a sword and it would divide. It would divide even family because of His name and one of His names is, The Word  He has the final say in this matter. The Lord is the ultimate executive order.

Let’s just call a spade a spade, shall we? This nation isn’t under God and that’s the whole problem. But one day it shall be.

Now if they really want things to be in order, I will point the way; (2 Chronicles 7:14) “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 will I hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

We don’t try to apply laws to make it convenient for our lives of sin. This is the slippery slope that is leading us down the path of destruction. The Lord is warning us to turn back. His Word is the moral compass that has kept us on the safe path and we’ve wandered far from it.

We need to return to the humble roots of our beginnings. Worship God and seek His counsel in His word.

You Say, “I Am Rich, and Do Not Need A Thing”

One Nation Under God

“But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

“I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes,  so you can see. Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline! So be earnest and repent.

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:17-19

Wow, the insights into this portion of scripture are endless as a word to the church age, the nations and to me personally.

It has been a painful journey to be sure and nothing painful comes without cost. But this is what the Lord has stated in this Revelation. Look at our country as an example.

We have desired to remove His presence and proclaim ourselves as pagans in actions and deeds. Separating His name from everything. The apostasy of nations and all being offended at His holy name. Yet Moloch and the pagan gods have their rituals and no one bothers to see the shame. The Bohemian Club practices and  such pagan rituals are looked at as fun and games, even though they extend to people in the highest ranks of our society. It is incredible and  our Lord, has already told us we shall be under judgment  for turning away from Him.

Now we can see the Lord speaking to Laodicea, that she believes to be so rich, in need of nothing.” Self-righteous.  I just heard someone speak the other day that they had faith, in their faith. I had absolutely no understanding in this whatsoever. Since we cannot depend upon a salvation based on faith in faith. We cannot save ourselves. If this were even a remote possibility, we would have had no need of a sacrifice and would have seen someone achieve god status long ago. It just isn’t possible.

Now when Christ “counseled us to buy gold refined in the fire.” First I noticed that there is a price to be paid. Many believers that come to faith in Christ think that a confession of faith is the end as well. So, this is also not the answer. We cannot put “faith in faith.” But it’s also not enough to just say, I believe in Christ and now I have faith in Christ, so I’m saved.” Yes it’s true “it is by grace we are saved and not by works, lest any man should boast, yet the Lord tells us, that we shall be walking as overcomers in this world. In direct opposition to it.

For Christ said, “Even the demons believe and they tremble.” He’s telling us there is more to this walk. It is overcoming. Read the message to all seven churches in Revelation. At the end of each one he says, “To him who overcomes.”

So, what is the price of gold refined by the fire? Well, as most people know, and especially in this day when gold prices are at an all time high, the more  ore  that is in gold, the more impurities. The more intense the fire, the more the impurities will be burned out and the  more refined the gold becomes. In fact, the gold will become liquid in its most pure form.

I would believe this process is for those believers that are willing to become ‘sold out,’ to Him. The world’s riches are worthless refuse as we draw closer to Him.

Next, He tells us”to purchase white garments to wear to cover our shameful nakedness.” How can this be done? if we are covering ourselves? The term ‘covering up’ came from somewhere. You can cover yourself, or become transparent, and allow Him to cover you with His white garments. Yes, this is difficult. The world and its system would say, don’t say anything, unless you get caught. Blah, blah, blah. That is not the Lords truth. He delivers us from evil and this is the way He does it. On that day of His return, we can be wearing the wedding garments that He has bestowed upon us or our own worldly garments to hide ourselves and as we can see from the story in scripture, those invited to the Wedding feast without His garments are not invited in.

He has shown me in so many ways. Everyone builds altars and has false images. Even if it is a false image that we have created of ourselves and we bow down to this false image. He wants us to tear it down.Yes, I was so hurt when I would find that the people I cared about would sit in judgment of me and believed lies about me. That’s when I heard the voice of the Lord speaking to me after reading these scriptures. “Why defend yourself? Let me be your covering.” Then I remembered, yes, it’s true. The truth is, I’m so much worse than the lies, that why do I fight back? As the Lord said, “let the one who is without sin, cast the first stone.”  It is only through this humility that He can really clothe us. So if our faith is in Christ then as Paul stated, our  identity is to be in Christ.

The last thing that He speaks is to “buy eye salve so that you can see.” This is the eye salve of truth. This is once again, a painful price to pay. Some people never want to see the truth. Of course it’s the cliche, “You can’t handle the truth!” The sad thing is that most of us can’t.  If we want His ‘all consuming fire’ to burn the impurities from us, then we must be willing to purchase this eye salve. Yes, it has been painful for me. Every day, I see something devastating from my past. Things that I thought were buried so deep, I lived a different lifetime and would never have to remember again. “Yes, the Lord tells me, You must look at all of this.”

Yes, I was so offended. I was so hurt, by others in my life, yet I had forgotten how much I had been forgiven. How could this be? Now I knew what impurities the Lord was burning on this altar of suffering. I have been in a fire of torment and doors closing in my face by His hand and I would cry out to Him, “Why?” Oh, did I really purchase this eye salve with my prayers? That the answer should come back in a wave of such devastation. It took everything out of me. That I could hardly get out of my bed. Yet his words came to me, “A bruised reed He will not break, nor a smoldering wick He will not snuff out.” Isaiah 42:3

He reminded me that He was with me when the horrific things happened to me and when I made the wrong choices as well. Even when I disgraced Him and He is not like man, He longs to forgive us when we acknowledge our need of Him. Everyone, not just me, but “for those that have been forgiven much, love much.”

Because you have been forgiven, does not mean, you can remain silent. It’s time to remember and to become the one I’ve chosen you to become. WE don’t close the door and say “oh that was B.C. and it doesn’t count. He wants to deal with all of it. Not to bring us harm but for our good. “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

“Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline. When our nation and even our world understands this and turns to Him, we will be blessed and set free.