Friday, October 19, 2007

Divided We Fall

A Nation divided can not stand...
How long can a nation divided against itself last? We may not think we are a divided nation, but that is quickly what we are becoming. A nation divided against itself, and in that case their are no winners only loosers. In a recent letter by David Wilkerson he talks about this being a bruised society, as well as posing several questions such as How Can a Nation that kills it's unborn stand? It's a good question, because abortionists and Mothers who really do not understand what they are doing or just don't care are slowly killing our future. When a nation is divided against itself and especially when it is divided against God it will certainly fall. In the Bible Jesus tells us A House Divided against itself can not stand (Luke 11:17) We are a divided nation but it is though who continue to seek the Lord, who are praying, fasting, reading the word and being intercessor for the Lord who are keeping the country from falling, but how much more can we take? David Wilkerson wrote in his letter entitled He Will Not Break A Bruised Reed about how in New York a teacher can bring a playboy or Koran to school, but if he brings a Bible he does so at the risk of loosing his job! What is wrong with this picture? Why is this happening in a society that's very foundation began with the pilgrims seeking for a way they could worship God freely, now we are taking God out of everything. Non Christians keep on throwing the seperation of Church and state into our face, but that was written to keep the state from running the Church not to keep the Church out of the state, but we are slowly pushing God out of our lives, and we wonder why this nation is on the brink of clasp. For several weeks after 9-11 we found more people returning to church and prayer, than we had seen in a long time, but now our numbers in the Churches has dwindled, and some churches have had to close their doors, we need to keep praying these people back in. We need to see Revival. A man that turns from God is going to face calamity in the Proverbs it shows us that, we need to turn to God and not from him like so many Americans have been doing lately. Proverbs 1:24-33(KJV): 24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. Why have we turned away from our Savior? Why have we as a nation taken God out of nearly everything, or tried to push him in a neat little corner to turn to when we need him? We should turn to him again, because without him we can not get through the trials in our lives, we can not face our Savior when our time comes and here him say Well done my good and faithful servant. Believers and non believers a like will be facing the Savior, and a Nation Divided will be facing his wrath, so lets keep praying, keep that ember burning for Christ, because an ember is the start of a fire, and we need to be on fire for the Lord! Copyright Michelle R Kidwell July.12.05

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