President Trump’s slogan, Make America Great Again hasn’t worked. Instead, he’s acted more like Hitler prior to and during World War Two. And, all the problems he’s projecting for a Biden administration have materialized during his presidency. What’s even more alarming is the intensity of natural disasters that are hitting our country at this time. Christians are recognizing God’s hand in the disasters.
Also, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) statistics show the total number of COVID-19 cases in the US as 5,890,532 as of Saturday, August 29, 2020. There have been 181,143 deaths, and 291, and 985 new cases in the last seven days. ABC News said 1,200 students and 166 employees and staff at the University of Alabama have tested positive for the virus, and the number of campus cases has more than doubled in the last week.
Additionally, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), reports an unusually high number of named storms and hurricanes this year, and it predicts a record year for storms. NOAA had 21 names ready for the 2020 hurricane season, and hurricane Laura was number 12, over half way through the name list . And, the season isn’t in full swing yet. The Administration’s revised prediction calls for 19-25 named storms with winds of 39 mph or greater, 7-11 hurricanes and 3-6 major hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or greater in this season.
More than Twenty-eight wild fires are listed by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Lightning set at least five of these fires. From January 1, 2020, to August 16 the state has suffered 5,356 wild fires burning 100,916 acres of state land. The US Forest service lists 6,506 fires have burned 276,574 acres of federal land in California. These are alarming numbers well in excess of the average one year number of fires.
President Trump can’t be blamed for the excessive number of disasters. However, as a Christian I believe he and the American people are responsible for the excesses. The people whom God loves He rebukes and chastens (Revelation 3:19). And certainly the United States has gone astray. Our country was founded mostly by Europeans who wished to worship God as they believed the Bible told them to.
The original colonies were populated almost entirely by Christians. “In God We Trust” is cast into our coinage, and the Pledge of Allegiance included the phrase “one nation, under God”. Under God’s been changed to indivisible, but Trump’s doing a good job of dividing the country. If things continue as they have they have been we won’t have much of a country left in a few short years. I firmly believe that God is getting fed up with our nonsense, and is warning us to get back into His fold.
Moses wrote of how the Jews drifted away from God into their own lifestyles and God chastised them for their transgressions. They grew fat and rejected God, unmindful of He who made them. They sacrificed to demons, but not to God: “Of the Rock who begat you, you are unmindful, and have forgotten the God who fathered you. And when the Lord saw it, He spurned them, because of the provocation of His sons and daughters. And He said, “I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end will be. For they are a perverse generation, Children in whom there is no faith. They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God; they have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols….For a fire is kindled in My anger, and shall burn to the lowest hell; It shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire foundations of the mountains” ( Deuteronomy 32:18-22).
This sounds like our generation, doesn’t it? Foolish idols don’t have to be spiritual or imaginary beings. There is the American Idol TV show. Cars, homes motorcycles, anything at all can become an idol for someone. Whatever you value above God is an idol to you. And, God holds you accountable for your idols.
Jesus spoke of the times to yet come. He gave the parable of the land owner who went away leaving others in charge of his property. When the owner sent his men to collect what was owed him, the men in charge killed them and kept the money. Finally, the owner sent his son to collect the money, and the evil men killed him too. Then the owner dealt very severely with the men he left in charge. Jesus was speaking of Himself being sent by the Father, and of His future crucifixion. God will deal harshly with those who reject Him, and particularly whose who lead others astray (Matthew 21:33-45; 24:41).
God told the apostle John in the revelation He gave him, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore. be eager to repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and eat with him, and he with me. To one who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I have also overcome and sat down with My Father in His throne” (Revelation 3:19). God also promises “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 I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land” 2 Chronicles 7:14). Christians are called by Christ’s name, and the Jews are called by His name even more. God was speaking of all His true followers.
The only way to reverse the damage done to this country in the past four years especially, and for this country to reclaim the greatness its people originally had is to return to God. Then He will heal our land and return our nation to greatness. If you are a Christian, it’s your responsibility to let our leaders know what they need to do to return our country to its prior standing in the world. If we as a nation do not return to God and Christ as our collective as well as personal Savior, the as the old expression says, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!” Conditions will get worse, not better.
No one is guaranteed the next minute, much less tomorrow. Now is the time of our country’s salvation, now is the time to get started writing, calling, texting and emailing our leaders with this message. Quote 2 Chronicles 7:14, and explain to them and explain what Jesus said about the times leading up to the tribulation, whenever that will be, not too soon though I don’t think. But soon enough that we should get started reversing the damage to our society. So, start today. Texts and emails can be sent anytime. Accordingly, i am going to stop writing so we all can get busy!
Ps: I apologize for being late today. My Internet connection went down at 4:15 AM while I was writing, and didn’t come back up until after 9:00. I,m praying everyone checks back to see if the blog is posted.