Sunday, August 21, 2011
Lately here in North Louisiana I’ve been seeing yard signs pop up with the phrase, ‘Prayer: It’s America’s only Hope’, then of course it has the Scriptural reference of II 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.’ Can we talk here?
Is it me, or do you get the sense that ‘God’ doesn’t really care about America any more than He cares about any other ‘man made nation’ that has ever existed on His planet? Truth be known this type of sign is a tad ‘jingoistic’ no matter how religious or spiritually noble it may sound. Agree? (Feel free to disagree with an e mail to help me, if I am off base here) To drive my point home, where in Scripture does The Creator; create ‘nations and countries’? He didn’t create the nation state of Israel, He called Jacob Israel as the continuation of the promise made to Abraham, which by the way continues today (Gal 3:29)! So that means, He really doesn’t care about The Constitutional Republic called the United States of America any more than the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic or German National Socialist Party, (sounds so benign doesn’t it). Now before you get your patriotic pantaloons all twisted up in a Lee Greenwood/Kate Smith emotional frenzy; keep in mind what The Redeemer/Savior/Restorer said ‘Deny self take up that dead wood that leads to death, you know the tree of knowledge of good and evil, that one, and follow The TREE of LIFE that leads to LIFE!, take up the tree of lie and deny that one and go for Life! (Godley Amplified Version of Luke 9:23) (Which reminds me I’ll Amplify any verse of your bible to make up for the mono tone serving of stale bread we’ve been mislead to eat of for centuries, just e mail me you chapter and I’ll read it for you in a refreshing way that will line up with the plumb line of The Creators Word from the Beginning. Guaranteed! Or your money back! Cause I won’t ask you for any money in the first place! Take that you Prosperity Pimps!)
X-cuse me, I exited off the wrong ramt, err I mean ramp.
Back to our verse at hand’ is ‘prayer’ truly our only hope? Now that we have established that God can’t bless America. (Now, Rick, you know I mean His people in America!) Ok, let’s deal with that, according to your bible. Who are HIS people? You mean to tell me that they are ‘Christians’? 2 Chronicles 7:14; that verse that we quote so freely was written was written how many years before the advent of so-called ‘christianity’? Seems to me, that this verse was written during the Solomon years, if we put the verse in reverse to put it all in context; how many ‘christians’ do you know lived during that time? ZERO! (Again, feel free to e mail me if you know of something different firstname.lastname@example.org )
Shall I continue with the verse? Are you still reading? ‘My people who are called by My Name’. What is His Name? Please don’t say Jesus Christ. We’re talking 2nd Chronicles here, not December 26. Have you ever carefully read the notes in front of your Bible? The part where they have removed ‘The Name’? You should check it out. You can’t even cash a check or check out a book from the public library without a proper ID of who you are, yet we have allowed the enemy (I refer to him as The Corruptor) of Our Creator to sanitize His Name right out of our beloved King Jimmy Bible! (Here is where I have to issue my standard statement, NO I AM not questioning yours or anyone else’s Salvation! He is Lord of the Harvest; I am not the one who says who is or who is not ‘saved’ nor is any doctrine, denomination, religion, belief system or country for that matter. You got saved the same way Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Phineas, David and our beloved Paul got saved! Cause, ‘Our God’ doesn’t change? Politicians say to vote for change don’t they? The Creator says come home to His House, which He is Restoring (Acts 1:6) (Proof again that ‘Jesus’ didn’t come to start a new religion called christianity at least according to your bible, Right? (Remember you can always e mail me!)
Before you get on the High Horse of Religion and false teachings, dare I say doctrine of demons that we have been taught ‘from the beginning’ (1 Tim. 4:1), let’s go back to our verse, Humble Yourself! That’s not me saying that, that’s The Creator. Are you humble enough to receive the facts that you and your grandparents have been lied to? (Jeremiah 16:19) Our verse is a conditional one, IF My People. So if you can’t humble yourself, then you must not be His People, is that a fair statement to make? Still reading?
Now we get to the ‘Pray’ part of our verse. I mean it’s not like God Save this mess! Have we ever been taught that possibly, just possibly, our prayers have been an abomination to Abba Father? (Gasp!) Please read Proverbs 28:9 and let me know your thoughts on that verse.
And!! One of the biggest words in our Bibles along with IF, AND, OR, BUT! How many times have we sped read over them? AND seek My Face is still part of the verse. Whose face are we seeking? A lot might say, I’m seeking Jesus, cause He is the Answer. Jesus is the Reason for the Season, etc. Well, what did ‘Jesus’ say? If you’ve seen me you’ve seen the Father, and didn’t they both speak FROM THE BEGINNING? (Not December 26th, 0000) So why don’t we want to seek His Face and what He said IN THE BEGINNING? Why is it that we want to see what ‘Paul has to say and then regurgitate what misinformation we have been taught on what ‘Paul’ meant when he said what he said?
‘And Turn from their wicked ways’. You mean we are wicked? Yes! Can one be wicked and in The Kingdom? Of course! What does wicked mean? Look it up and confirm it means, twisted. What we have been taught has twisted our roots, should I say wicked our roots. Thus preventing us from crossing over to a better ‘land/soil’ to soil # 4 where we can produce more fruit, 30-60-100! (Not mammon! You prosperity pimps stay away!) That’s 30-60-100 fruit that has The SEED in them to grow the cycle again! After all didn’t The Creator want man to be in His Garden in the first place? By the way, just where do you think ‘Jesus’ was talking about when He said I go to prepare a place for you (John 14:12)? Ahhh, back to the Garden, Hello! Is it at this time you are Restoring the Kingdom to Israel, (Acts 1:6), His boys wanted to know. After His resurrection! Proving once again He didn’t come to start a new religion called ‘christianity’.
THEN I will hear. THEN I will hear…. IF we do all that He said before the THEN! Then He will hear! We ain’t doing it here in America. Right? So then, why is ‘prayer America’s ONLY hope? Do you want to know what the only Hope is? Read Deuteronomy 5, 6 and 7 and then you’ll see. Want to survive? Pay especially close attention to Deut 6 24 & 25. You’ll get insight on how to ‘survive’ and how you get to be righteous. ‘And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.’
I don’t see ‘prayer’ as the only hope in there. I do see a lot of action in the form of ‘doing what He says’. Notice verse 24 is packed. How many times have we heard or spoken, ‘We need the Fear Of God! Or , ‘We’ve lost the Fear of God’ in this country! May I ask, when did we ever have it as it related to verse 24? Again, please feel free to e mail your thoughts and comments.
By the way, those signs? Cost $20 for one with quantity discounts. Hmmmmm.