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National Repentance or National Judgment which will it be?

In a previous post I mentioned that I consider Obama to be an enemy of the Cross of Christ. I consider him this for several reasons, but at the top of the list is his inability to take a clear stand as a Christian. What I mean is he says he is a Christian, but when interviewed about what that means he can not point to a clear point of faith. In fact what he does is say he is a Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu and Buddhist. Being a Christian is not a pot luck, but a feast celebrating the completed work of Christ on our behalf. A Christian can only be a Christian and nothing else. This post here explains a lot of the reasons why I feel that pointing out Obama’s lack of a true Christian faith makes him an enemy of Christ. Included in this is also his stand on and support of abortion on demand. This is a big issue with Christians and is not going to go away ever.

And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.  (1Ki 16:33)

Apparently it is possible to provoke God to anger, just what does one have to do to make God angry? Especially considering what the Psalmist King David had to say about God’s anger. The purpose I have here is in the form of a warning for America starting from the top to the least of our citizens. We are provoking the Lord to anger by our willful sinning.

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.  (Psa 103:8)

David tells us that God is slow to anger, not that the Lord does not get angry. The Lord is merciful, gracious and loving, even willing to show mercy, but He can be provoked to anger. Ahab was a descendent of kings of Israel and hence a descendent of King David, but Ahab provoked the Lord God to anger. Ahab was the bad guy king of the nation of Israel in the Old Testament. What kinds of things did Ahab do to provoke the Lord to anger. First we are told that Ahab did evil in the sight of God, but much worst then that he did so more then all of those before him. It could be said that Ahab had so angered the Lord that judgement had become not a remote possibility, but a very urgent possibility.

And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.  (1Ki 16:30)

Ahab, just as if it was not anything at all took to himself the daughter of one of the enemies of Israel. To top his sin off, he joined here church and worshipped her god.

And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.  (1Ki 16:31)

However, Ahab was not even content enough to be just a member of his wife’s church and religion, he became a contributor to their building plans.

And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.  (1Ki 16:32)

Then he set to installing all of the idols into the place, the groves here were kind of like a sacred forest. More, like a place to go for pagan orgies and the sacrifice of children to this pagan church. He had finally provoked the Lord God of Israel in a way that none of the kings before him had been able to do.

And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.  (1Ki 16:33)

What was  completely wrong here was that Israel had come to a place that they no longer served and worshipped the Lord God alone. They had forsaken Him all together and turned to serving idols. America has been traveling a well worn path for the last 100 years or so. It has come to the place that now they have completely forsaken even the rudiments of the Christian faith and turned to worshipping at the altar of the modern form of Baal and Molech. America has chosen to sacrifice it’s unborn children to Molech and we do not even seem to care what is going to happen to us. Abortion is murder, but it is really much more then that it is human sacrifice on the altar of what is convenient. Humanism has led us down a trail from which the only salvation is for the Lord to judge America.

And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.  (Lev 18:21)

There are going to be those who make the accusation that the Lord is loving and won’t judge America. You would be very wrong in that, because the Lord not only will judge America, but is doing it even as you read these words. Not only is God judging America because of the murder of the unborn children, but he is also doing it because of the mistaken idea that we should allow people to do anything they like, including homosexuality. Note these are the Lord’s Words and hence the Word of God and not mine. Any argument against what is said here is against what God says.

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.  (Lev 18:22)

We as a nation have lifted sex up to a place of worship. We as a nation worship at the altar of man’s sinful defiled nature. We worship sexual fornication of all types as a nation and have absolutely no remorse for our actions. How can we dare say that we as a people believe in God, when we won’t even obey Him. Maybe because Americans who claim to believe in God are not actually believers in the first place, but are worshippers of Baal and Molech.

Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.  (Lev 18:23)

The Lord’s promise is to cast out the nations who have defiled themselves after the manner of the pagan nations. This means America if we will not come to a place of national repentance. This means tearing down Roe vs Wade and abandoning the defense of gay rights at the highest levels. This means supporting the nation of Israel fully. This means listening to our national prophets instead of taping their mouths shut.

Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:  (Lev 18:24)

The Lord’s promise is to bring judgement on the nations. In fact, one only need to read through the book of Revelation to come to the conclusion that God is not only a God of love and always has been, but He is also Holy and a God of judgement on the nations. The land here was ancient Israel, but it can just as easily be America, our land has become defiled, it is no longer the great nation it was, but is now moving under the mighty hand of God as judge. Which will it be to take God as savior and Lord or remain in an unrepentant state and experience His wrath?

And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.  (Lev 18:25)

The rest of the context of Lev 18 is following this post. However, as a last part to this we need to take a further look at national repentance. This passage is often quoted by those who want to call America to prayer, but actually what this passage is saying is more about a change of direction, change of mind and change of attitude towards the Lord and the things of God.

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. (2Ch 7:14)

(1) called by the Lord’s name. In the Old Testament way of looking at this it was Israel, because that was who represented God in this world. Today, the Lord works through those who are real Christians and not just those who make a show at calling themselves Christian. What is meant here is those who God says are believers, not those who say or claim to be something they are not.

(2) true humility. Wow! We are probably the most unhumble people in history, we are “a cold, cruel, and hard hearted” people being led by a man who is a “a cold, cruel, and hard hearted man, a wolf in sheep’s clothing”. If ever a nation needed true humility we do

(3) real prayer, not what actually pass’s for prayer today. We have come to a place that we have national prayer meetings, which are just a farce. These are definitely not true prayer meetings, because true prayer meetings are those who are between true believers and their Holy God. Prayer can be a life changing experience or a fruitless effort from fruitless people.

(4) seeking God. Seeking out the Lord in prayer can only be done by one who really, really believes in the Lord in the first place. It is a lie that says God listens to the prayers of those who do not mean a single word they say. If you really do want to seek God out in prayer, then He has open arms to receive you. If you really want the Lord to change America, then you must seek Him out in faith and repentance.

(5) turn (repent) from wicked ways, which become recognized as the sin it is. This means to understand that our wicked ways are indeed rebellion against the Lord God. Out of repentance for our wicked ways as a people comes true Godly repentance. This is the sack cloth and ash’s of the old testament a true disdain for our actions and beliefs.

(6) receive forgiveness. The Lord will not forgive if there is no repentance, these two things are always connected in scripture, repentance and forgiveness.

(7) finally after all of this, then the Lord will heal our great land, but until this occurs America is still in the line to receive judgment. At this point in time it is obvious to me that we are not going to repent as a people. There are several things that are against us in this respect. Probably the most important problem lies in the White House. I am not suggesting that Obama is an adulterer, but his support for abortion is causing America to sin. Just substitute abortion for adultery and see what it sounds like.

When David committed adultery with Bathsheba, he thought that being the King could insulate him from the Lord’s judgment. The problem for David was that the Lord saw what the King did and then revealed it to a prophet of God. One of the most interesting encounters in the Old Testament was between David and the prophet Nathan. David had taken another mans wife and then had her husband murdered. For this sin, even with David’s repentance, the Lord judged the nation. This judgement was no light thing, but caused the death of many in Israel be fore God’s wrath was vented. Notice this judgement started at the top. For the full story go to 2 Samuel 12.

The true believer in Christ is found perfect in Christ positionaly, because Christ fulfilled the demands of the old testament ceremonial law. This are the statues having to do with offerings and sacrifices. The moral law or Decalogue also known as the ten commandments are just as applicable today as they are in the day into which they were written. They were not meant to be a means of salvation, but to point out the necessity of salvation. Christ paid for the penalty that goes with transgressing the moral law. Mankind needs to be saved by personal faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross, salvation is not offered in any other way to man, no other religion or philosophy can do this. So when the Lord God says we are to keep His statutes and judgements He meant that the abominations were wrong no mater what age in which they are committed.

Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:  (Lev 18:26)

I think in a certain respect that the land we know as America has been damned simply because we have chosen to ignore the commandments of God. We have looked to find out ways to explain away our responsibility to live like God commands. In other words we have found ways around the thou shalt’s and the thou shalt not’s of the bible and some of them will not keep you away from the judgement to come. We are seeing all kinds of abominations happening all around us and do not seem to even bat an eye lash over it. The real big problem here is that we as believers have not made our final stand and until we do really stand up these are left to their devices. Do not get me wrong this does not mean that we should do anything at all to those who are in disobedience, but we can not tolerate silence on the part of the pulpits of America

(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)  (Lev 18:27)

Sin never goes un punished by the Lord ever, even if we think it does. A person can either have forgiveness through the gospel of Christ or stand before the judgement seat of God (also known as the great white throne). We use nice words to describe sin, but the Lord calls it an abomination, how dare we try to trump God.

That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.  (Lev 18:28)

Ultimately the fact is that the Lord holds us accountable for our acts. It maters not what nation we are talking about the abominations mentioned in Lev. 18:27 are in violation of the Word of God. When a nation that was or is after the Judeo Christian ethos, does these abominable things today it really makes one want to ponder the following two verses. Especially when the Lord says that they are not to commit “any one of these abominable customs”, if this was written today certainly the author would have abortion in mind. Certainly God holds us responsible for what happens in our land and to our land.

For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.  (Lev 18:29)

Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.  (Lev 18:30)

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Written by tfheringer

January 29, 2009 at 8:41 pm

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