But the angel of the Lord told Elijah, who was from Tishbe, “Go and confront the messengers of the king of Samaria and ask them, ‘Is there no God in Israel? Why are you going to Beelzebub, the god of Ekron, to ask whether the king will recover?'” – 2 Kings 1:3
King Ahaziah had fallen through the roof of his palace and injured himself gravely. He told some of his men to go to Ekron in Philistia to inquire of their god, Beelzebub, as to whether he would live or die. Jehovah told the prophet Elijah to tell the king’s men to return to the king and tell him that he would die in his bed for not seeking the LORD in the matter but turned to a false god for his answers. The king died of his injuries there in his bed as was foretold.
America, we’d better wake up and stop seeking the mystical help of the current Beelzebub, known as the “almighty dollar.” We’ve turned our back as a nation on the Creator of not only the universe but this nation! We no longer turn to Jehovah and ask him for his guidance through the Holy Spirit or his prophets in the earth. No! We think that we can print our way out of our problems through more money. Do you not know that there is over $200T in unfunded debt that America owes? It’s not just the $18T that everyone is talking about in the news. Social Security Disability Insurance is out of money. Social Security itself will soon follow. The IMF has announced that it will stop using the American dollar as its base global currency soon, meaning your money will be worthless overnight! China keeps an upper hand over us with the threat of not buying our debt along with the Russians! We are at the mercy of foreign creditors and are in worse shape than any nation in Europe facing austerity measures. Wake up people! We cannot buy our way out of debt and rely upon the false hopes of a god-that-is-not-God called money! We must return to the LORD our God, Jehovah, by falling to our knees, repenting as a nation of our sins like abortions, destruction of the family unit, destruction of marriage as Jehovah designed between a man and woman, and other heinous acts including our abandonment of Israel. If we don’t turn back to God soon and very soon, we will feel the full brunt of his judgment upon us! It is not a matter of IF but WHEN! Will you bow to the God of heaven and the Creator of the universe? Or, will you serve Beelzebub? Will you follow Baal and then go to hell!
Father, thank you for your love and mercy. WIthout these things we would not exist, nay we would not even have the ability to lift our hands and voices in praise and worship to you. It shames me as an American where my nation has gone. That we turn so quickly to every god under every green tree and on every high hill rather than turn to you and seek your wisdom, grace, and mercy! I am here to carry out the work you’ve given and to deliver the message of repentance through the ministry of reconciliation, but you’ve told me that the people will not listen. You’ve told me not to entangle myself in their rebellion and stubbornness. I will deliver your judgment message but also tell the people of the mercy you extend to those who will listen to you. Those that refuse your message will pay with their lives for their rebellion in this life and in the next. GOd have mercy upon us all. Your will be done, not mine. In Jesus’ name, Amen.