“Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations where they are carried captive,
because I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me,
and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols;
they will loathe themselves for the evils which they committed in all their abominations.
And they shall know that I am the LORD; I have not said in vain that I would bring this calamity upon them.””
Ezekiel 6:9-10 NKJV / http://bible.com/114/ezk.6.9-10.nkjv
The verses above rehearse the most depressing days ever experienced by a nation of people. Jewish people have have received incredible opportunities from the God of creation, in as much as He chose them above all other peoples to have, hold, and preserve His revealed Word and thus to know His will and b the instrument to bring it to humankind.
Made into His image and created with a purpose to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever, they failed to receive and accept the full responsibility of doing His will. And there were grave consequences for this failure.
Yet God has not forsaken them, even though they are scattered to the ends of the earth. He promised to gather them back to the most sacred spot on earth, Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel.
There are direct ‘applications’ we ought to make, knowing the world’s history, concerning the nation of AMERICA.
- WE HAVE AN ADULTEROUS HEART THAT HAS CRUSHED THE SPIRIT Of OF GOD.
- WE HAVE DEPARTED FROM GOD, The God of our founders.
- WE HAVE PRACTICED IDOLATRY THAT IS ABOMINABLE TO THE LIVING GOD AND BROUGHT JUDGMENT UPON OURSELVES.
- THERE IS COMING A TIME OF LOATHING AFTER WE REALIZE WHAT EVILS WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DOING.
- WE WILL COME TO A TIME THAT WE REALIZE THE CONSEQUENCE OF GOD’S CLAIM TO BE “THE ‘LORD’.”
It could mean a similar fate as Israel has suffered coming to this great land. God has given His Word as a guide to nations, and His will as that which will surely come to pass for the rest of time. Let us refuse to cling to the obstinacy that brings judgment, and by faith obey His Spirit of great glory to be brought unto us:
Like Israel, the American nation has experienced unprecedented success and blessings, but it no longer has the zeal and sober spiritual drive of its Founders. They have violated human rights and sovereign nations. They haven’t repented nor recompensed for the wrongs they have done. The land that has seldom known drought, drys so much that fires consume it; it has never known famine, but is now suffering great loss of its crops; it has enjoyed relative peace and no war-time destruction, but now fears almost any public open venues; it has known great unity and flag-waving pride, but now insulting anthem protest displays disrespectful of a multitude of bloody heroes.
We think we are and will always be shielded and protected “from sea to shining sea.” But we are beginning to experience judgment like all the other nations. Only when we start paying attention to God’s ways, can we again experience His blessing, both individually and corporately!
- humble yourself,
- confess national sin,
- plead for mercy,
- voice your opposition to our national evil ways, and
- recompense for it’s evils done?
“Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;”
I Peter 1:13 NKJV