It’s time for repentance, so revival may come.

Scripture:
…the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, called you to weep and mourn. He told you to shave your heads in sorrow for your sins and to wear clothes of burlap to show your remorse. But instead, you dance and play; you slaughter cattle and kill sheep. You feast on meat and drink wine. You say, “Let’s feast and drink, for tomorrow we die!” – Isaiah 22:12-13

Observation:
The prophet spoke a word of caution to the people of Judea. They were under siege from a foreign invader and sought to arm themselves and take evasive action to prevent their being overrun and decimated. Instead of looking to God for their help and salvation, they turned to swords and shields and digging wells and tearing down homes to reinforce the city walls. Where the Lord had told them to repent and seek him, they in turn sought to party and live it up before their imminent destruction.

Application:
America, this same message of repentance has come home to roost here in the “good ol’ US of A!” Churches, disciples of Jesus, children of the most high God, Jehovah, we must bend the knee and spend time interceding for our nation and calling our leaders back to a place of humility and place where we don’t rest on our laurels only to be overcome and overrun and defeated. There is still time for God to stay his hand of judgment a while longer to permit more people called and chosen by him to come the family of God. Do you hear the voice of the Holy Spirit calling you to repentance as a member and citizen of this nation? Or do you simply join the masses who choose to live it up and ignore the reality of life and sin all around us?!? We are to weep and mourn and humble ourselves before the hand of God that he may lift us up in due time. Our people dance, play, feast, and party like there is nothing wrong going in our nation or the world around us! God have mercy on us! Will you join me in seeking God and asking for his mercy and grace upon our people once more???

Prayer:
Father, thank you for your sovereignty and majesty! There is none like you or any worthy to be praised but you! Without you we are doomed to death and destruction, but you gave us the ultimate gift of eternal life through Jesus, and Jesus alone! There is no other name by which men can or must be saved! Jesus you are the way, the truth, and the life! No one comes to our Father except through you no matter how hard they try! I see the days of our nation coming to a close as we have known in freedom and liberty because those that lead this nation justify wrongs and despise good. They oppress the weak and less fortunate while rewarding the criminal. They espouse the ways of darkness and despise the light! Have mercy upon my people for a while longer, so those that belong to you will be invited and accepted into the family of the brethren of Jesus the Messiah! I humbly thank you for your grace and mercy and compassion. May your will be done in the US of A and not ours. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

 

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