Articles / A Nation Under Judgment
Romans 1:18-32 Reveals the Wrath of God Upon Our Nation
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
If ever a nation fits this description, it is the United States of America. We have more Bibles, churches, "Christians", than any nation in the world, by far!
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
His Gospel Truth has shined upon this nation. Our foundations are inscribed with God's Scriptures from His Holy Word; from Washington, D.C. to every state, county, city and town across the land. This nation has had Supernatural Visitations from God from time to time since its foundation, ushering in Godliness and Holiness; whole cities and towns closing down bars, ungodly businesses, many sinners being convicted of their sins by the Presence of the Holy Ghost and crying out for mercy, being set free and saved and turning their lives around to lead Godly lives in their communities. Multitudes of individuals have, over the course of our history, been born again and lived Godly lives, as a witness to our Lord's Presence and Power.
Even today there are true Christians, doing their best to stand in the gap and intercede for this nation but they are getting as "scarce as hen's teeth" and are themselves being persecuted, mocked, scorned and scoffed at.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
"God Bless America" signs are everywhere and appeared by the multitude after 9/11. "In God We Trust" is on our coins and paper money, carried in everyone's pockets or purse. Church buildings are on most every corner in every community throughout the land. Sunday has been the chosen Lord's Day of our Christian herritage and until the last 30-40 years we observed "Blue Laws" that ordered all businesses closed on the Sunday Sabbath unless deemed essential for survival (food being one). These Blue Laws dated back to 1610!
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
The overwhelming majority of citizens of the United States of America prescribe to the erroneous and diabolical fallicies of "evolution", "humanism" and "separation of church and state". All of these concepts are antichrist in principle and practice.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Our unsaved, backslidden or lukewarm Christian leaders, political leaders, our judicial courts, our hollywood heros and heroines, even our parents have overwhelmingly lead us down the path of public separation from God Almighty and His Holy Word. We, as a nation, have eagerly followed, like lambs led willingly to the slaughter.
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
We truly worship the creation rather than the Creator! In the last few years a TV show "American Idol" rose to the top of the garbage pile to mock and scoff and showcase our national affront to the Bible and God's Ten Commandments.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Marriage is out and has been for years now. 50% of Christians divorce! Let that sink in! What is "in" today is fornication, adultry, homosexuality, living together without marriage, single girls having babies and the teaching of all of these things as being normal and acceptable in our public school system, backed up by our political and judicial systems.
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
1. A system of thought that rejects religious beliefs and centers on humans and their values, capacities, and worth.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
We are currently seeing this played out across the United States of America. Do you understand that God, Himself, has allowed our Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of our Federal and State governments to legally challenge and win against our former Godly Laws and ordinances and then to promote and enforce these "vile affections" on our society ? He Says so, right here. He has released us to do all of the most wicked abominations.
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Homosexuality or what the Bible and our former State laws call Sodomy. This unholy union, involving evil unclean spirits, leads to sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) and are EPIDEMIC in the United States of America today. "Recompence" is Judgment, reaping a disease that results from disobedience!
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
"We the people" of the United States of America have condoned and participated in the stripping of the Word of God from our nation by Executive, Legislative and Judicial means. "We the people" condone and financially support the mostly vile and satanic TV and movie industry in all of its open rebellion against our Christian herritage and its blasphmous and wicked programming of our minds and the minds of our precious youth.
A reprobate mind is a restless and fearful mind. It needs medication to fight paranoia and panic attacks. It is highly susceptible to suggestions of evil spirits and other ungodly influences.
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
These three verses do accurately describe the people of our nation and our social, political and spiritual fruit.
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
The END of the United States of America (a nation I loved and fought for) is upon us and we have not repented of our great sins against our Holy, Loving and Just God but we have continued to practice our rebellion openly before the world and our Father in Heaven and our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Not only do we openly defy our Creator but we EXPORT our sins, our ungodly lifestyle and our rebellion through the TV, print, internet and movie mediums to the rest of the planet, showing them how to openly defy and dishonor our God and seemingly "get away with it".
Now, can we understand why our nation is being given over to our enemies and the enemies of the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ?
"Pogo" said it long ago. I remember seeing the cartoon in our local newspaper, sometime in the '60s:
WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US!
So, what are the conditions that God requires of a nation to stay His Hand of retribution and to turn from chastening or destroying it?
The formula, so to speak, is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14:
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Here God is talking about His people, the Christians. Not the heathen, not the sinner, not the American. "My people, which are called by My Name..."
What is required?
1. Humble themselves (Seek God's Will and not their own. His Will is found in the Bible)
2. pray (Develop a personal relationship as a child with their Father. Repent of all sins and ask for His help. Intercede for family, self, friends and neighbors)
3. seek My Face (Read the Bible. Pray and study the Bible and begin to apply God's teachings to their everyday life)
4. turn from their wicked ways (RIGHT HERE! Right here is where this nation has failed miserably. We have not turned from our wicked ways. Since 9/11, when we put up the "God Bless America" signs and went back to visit a "church" for awhile, we have become more wicked and more vile. We have become a pagan nation, a nation of tatooed, pierced, vulgar and blasphemous rebels who openly mock, scoff and persecute the things and the people of God. We have declared God "persona non grata" in our nation but have openly welcomed witches, warlocks, satanists, hindus, muslims, new agers, idols, atheists and any other religion, cult or foreign idea.
God's Word is True! It never changes! Therefore, He will not hear from heaven, He will not forgive our sins and He will not heal our land.
As a matter of fact, according to His Holy Word and the pattern of His Judgments, this is what we find ourselves facing today:
Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. (Deuteronomy 28:47,48)