By Joshua Stone
There is an eternal lesson found by carefully reading old testament accounts, notably Kings and Chronicles. Invariably when God’s people turned away from Him and began sacrificing to idols and worshipping material things, God removed His blessings and they experienced horrifying national calamities. When they finally repented of their wrongdoings and turned back to God, He would pour out His blessings on them once again.
The nation once referred to as ‘A Shining City on a Hill’, founded on the solid rock of Judaeo-Christian principles, has turned it’s face from God and is reaping the results. The populace cannot expect continued blessings having resorted to all forms of licentious pagan idolatry and condoning the murder of millions of children still in their mother’s wombs.
As in the Days of Old, unwelcome winds of change have been unleashed against an unrepentant people. There are none who are innocent, all have been partakers in bringing about the current deconstruction of society and the eventual collapse of the greatest nation on earth. When people become complacent and fail to call out and condemn evil, they become complicit partners in their nation’s fall.
A self righteous populace is currently obsessed with identifying and lamenting over the various aspects of the impending collapse and blaming others while failing to understand that the reason this catastrophe has befallen them is sin and pride.
“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18)
The only answer to this debacle is for the nation’s populace to acknowledge the Lordship of God and repent.
”If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7:14) The converse of this comes for failing to repent and turn to God.
The Lord said: “And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it.” (Matthew 7: 26-27)