Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, for I am with you,” says the Lord. “I will completely destroy the nations to which I have exiled you, but I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you, but with justice; I cannot let you go unpunished.” – Jeremiah 46:28
Jeremiah the prophet had recorded many messages from the LORD God Almighty to the nations around Israel and Judah. One of those messages was to Egypt under Pharaoh Neco, who was wiped out by King Nebuchadnezzar of the Babylonians. In the message to the Egyptians, God gave a message of hope to the people of Israel and Judah. Their message stated that God was with them and would not wipe them out completely. They had worshiped other gods and turned away from God, so he had to punish them like the other nations around them who committed the same atrocities.
Rev. Billy Graham has often been quoted as saying that if God doesn’t punish America for its national sins of murdering the innocents, oppressing the poor, exchanging right for wrong, and perverting justice, then God would have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah for wiping them out for their sins. For you see, the sins of those two cities wasn’t just homosexuality, as many believe. As the apostle Jude wrote, And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. (Jude 1:7) Their sins were of every kind of immorality and sexual perversion. We can’t just harp on homosexuals. Any and all sexual acts committed outside the bonds of matrimony between a husband and wife (male and female) is wrong.
Our nation is so full of pornography of any and every kind, but let us not stop with the sexually oriented sins. The drugs, the crazed music that does not worship God, the lies, the thefts, the jealousy, the greed, the malice, the hate, the gluttony, the foul language, the gore and horror that people flock to nowadays, the occult, the murders of innocents and neighbors, the gossip, and the list goes on. Paul confirmed this in many letters to churches in the area surrounding Israel. Read on.
Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)
Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people. Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God. You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey him. (Ephesians 5:3-6)
So do you not see people of America? These things apply to ALL PEOPLE EVERYWHERE! I know this message doesn’t and won’t sit well many people because ALL PEOPLE have SINNED and COME SHORT of GOD’s standard. There IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, no, not one! Do we honestly think that we can do the same things that nations of the past have done and get away with them? Who are we kidding? Do we think we are fooling anyone? It is HIGH TIME we TURN TO GOD in REPENTANCE and seek his forgiveness! Judgment is coming to America despite the Osteens and Word of Faith folks that think everything is going to be just peachy keen and will allow you to be all that you can be and have all that you want. The world is wrapping up in the next few short years. You had best learn that now is the acceptable time and today is the day of salvation. You may not have tomorrow. Once your live expires, it’s too late to ask God for mercy and grace.
Father, thank you for your love and mercy and grace. You extended all of these to every person on the planet, but not every person on the earth will accept your FREE GIFT of ETERNAL LIFE through JESUS THE ANOINTED ONE! How sad it is to know that people willingly refuse you and your gift of love and life?!? My hearts aches to know such things, but the Truth is the Truth, who is none other than JESUS! Help me to reach the lost and dying of my neighborhood, my city, my state, my nation, and eventually the world. Your message of hope and love is the only saving grace in the universe. I want to be a part of the greatest harvest the world has ever seen. To those that continue to reject your offer of faith, hope, and love, so be it. May your will be done, not mine. In Jesus’ name, Amen.