We want to be like everyone else!

Scripture:
“We want to be like the nations around us. Our king will judge us and lead us into battle.” – 1 Samuel 8:20

Observation:
Samuel the seer had ruled over Israel for a long time, but he made his sons judges over Israel later in his life. They were greedy men, who perverted justice and took bribes. The people came to Samuel because of his sons’ treachery and wanted to be ruled by a king like all the other nations around them.

Application:
America has enjoyed the blessing of God since its inception. Our nation was created to be a blessing to the world, particularly Israel. Over the last 60-70 years we’ve seen the political corruption rise in this country. We’ve seen the rise in the number of abortions. We’ve quickly seen the degradation of the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman be turned into anything goes. We’ve seen justice perverted where the right becomes wrong and wrong becomes right. Moral depravity grows exponentially in this country. Outside of India and China, the USA has the largest number of non-Christians in the world!

America couldn’t be satisfied with enjoying the blessings of God. No! We wanted to be like the rest of the godless nations in the world. Well, that day has come! America truly is no longer a Godly nation. Spirituality is on the rise but not on a Christian basis. Hedonism is worse than ever. False religions of all kinds are growing rapidly. Many say, “Lord, Lord” but aren’t known by Jesus. These Christians-in-name-only have an appearance of Godliness but deny the power thereof. False doctrine and doctrine of demons has invaded our land and churches to the point that preachers teach that your best life is now and that you can have anything and everything you want if you’ll but name it and claim it or blab it and grab it. They even teach that God isn’t really happy unless we’re happy.

Wake up, America! Fall to your knees and repent of your wicked ways. God still has a plan and purpose for this nation, but it won’t happen so long as we continue to rebel against him. There will be a judgment exacted upon our people if we don’t humble ourselves before Jehovah! Solomon heard these word from God, “IF my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. Do you see the stipulation here? We have to return to God with a truly repentant heart, or there will be no restoration of our nation.

The truth of the matter is that our people will be like Israel, a rebellious nation that has rebelled against God. They and their ancestors have been rebelling against me to this very day. They [ancient Israel and America] are a stubborn and hard-hearted people. [America must be given] my messages whether they listen or not. But they won’t listen, for they are completely rebellious! (Ezekiel 2) America will be respond to God’s beckoning just like Israel did in the days of Jeremiah, Don’t waste your breath. We will continue to live as we want to, stubbornly following our own evil desires. God have mercy on America!

Prayer:
Father, I can only say thank you for your love and mercy and grace. My people are stubborn and rebellious. They will not learn from the mistakes of others and are therefore doomed to repeat history. I pray for my people that you stay your hand a while longer, but I know that your judgment fast approaches. Regardless of what the people do, I will follow you and be obedient to you. Your will be done, not mine. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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