Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The American Malaise

Jimmy Carter and The Second Coming of Jimmy Carter

The Bible verses below describe the sinful condition of the United States today and the judgment of God that is happening now and the judgment that is to come. Judgment from God comes in varying degrees. The Lord doesn't necessarily have to wipe the United States off the face of the earth like Sodom and Gomorrah. God's judgment can be other things: like all the lukewarm, worldly churches in this nation. If the churches (and individuals) have no salt, our nation has nothing to preserve itself with.

Lamentations 4: 1: "How the gold is become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street." Lukewarm Christianity. Too many Christians are not abiding in Christ.

Lamentations 4: 2: "The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!" Zion means the Presence of God. The sons of Zion have lost their salt; they have lost their light and their first love (The Word: the Lord Jesus Christ). They are of the earth, the world system, not of the Kingdom of Heaven. "All good things come from above."

Lamentations 4: 6: "For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her." The punishment of the United States should be greater than Sodom because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is being preached here; the Gospel was not preached in Sodom.

Lamentations 4: 11-12: "The Lord hath accomplished his fury; he hath poured out his fierce anger, and hath kindled a fire in Zion, and it hath devoured the foundations thereof. The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem." The adversary and the enemy are all of the Godless, anti-Christians in positions of power in our federal government.

Lamentations 4: 13-15: "For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her, They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments. They cried unto them, Depart ye; it is unclean; depart, depart, touch not: when they fled away and wandered, they said among the heathen, They shall no more sojourn there." False prophets and false pastors always scratch the itchy ears of lukewarm congregations. "They have wandered as blind men in the streets." Sin always leads to blindness.

Lamentations 4: 22: "The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Zion; he will no more carry thee away into captivity: he will visit thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will discover thy sins." The church (Zion) is always judged before the world (Edom).

Lamentations 5: 1-2: "Remember, O Lord, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach. Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens." China and Japan own much of our national debt.

Lamentations 5: 7-8: "Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities. Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand."

Lamentations 5: 16-17: "The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned! For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes our dim."

Lamentations 5: 22: "But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us."

Sometimes the destruction of a nation's economy has to come before there is repentance for sin. When the Bubonic Plague (The Black Death) hit Europe in 1347, 30 to 50 percent of the population died in the next few years and changed Europe forever. The Lord used the Bubonic Plague to judge Europe for sin.

Wrath of God
A Nation in Sin

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