America needs to learn from Israel’s and Judah’s examples of being rebuked by God.

Scripture:
You will become an object of mockery and taunting and horror. You will be a warning to all the nations around you. They will see what happens when the Lord punishes a nation in anger and rebukes it, says the Lord. – Ezekiel 5:15

Observation:
The LORD gave the prophet Ezekiel a message to deliver to the people of Judah and Israel. The two Hebrew nations had abandoned the LORD their God and turned to idol worship. Because of their sins and rebellion against God, he enraged his fury against them and exiled them into foreign lands. In his message to his chosen people, God told them that they would be an example to the nations of the world of what happens to a nation that rejects the LORD.

Application:
I think it is safe to say that America has long ago turned its back on the LORD, who established her as a haven for religious freedom and allowed people to worship him as they saw fit. The Godly principles upon which this nation was founded have been slowly and surely trounced upon by her people. We slaughter innocent babies daily all in the name of mother’s choice because she knows what’s best for her body, when she murders her unborn child. We created a travesty in our justice system when criminals go free and the victims become the object of injustice. We have established corporate and personal greed as the basis for economy. The LORD is almost nowhere to be found in our public square anymore because of the lunatic fringe that says church and state must be separated.

America, it’s time to wake up. The LORD destroyed his own chosen people as an example to the world. He showed us that when he chooses to punish a nation and rebuke it in his anger. We have not yet begun to see the full unbridled raging fury of the LORD against this nation. Don’t think that we won’t see war, famine and disease spread across this nation! Please don’t fool yourselves. The LORD is the same today as he was yesterday and will be tomorrow. He has crippled nations to their knees for turning against him. Shall I name a few? Israel, Judah, Egypt, Assyria, Greece, Babylon, Persia, Germany, Soviet Union, and others. The day of our reckoning looms on the horizon. Be sure that you’re serving the LORD. Let is be said of you, “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD” despite what happens to this nation. The LORD will take care of his children, who love him.

Prayer:
Father, permit me the time to minister to as many of my countrymen as possible, so that they may hear the good news of Jesus, receive their invitation into your family, and respond accordingly. I, like you, want all people to come to repentance; however, we know that many are called and few are chosen. May your kingdom expand as rapidly as possible and enlarge as big as possible before the great and terrible Day of the LORD. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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