There is only one solution for our nation.
I was cleaning the back of my truck the other day and noticed there was something that looked like dirt streaking down the side of my tailgate. I realized it was blood left over from a deer that I had killed this fall. I guess the car wash couldn’t get it off. I touched it with my finger and then the wind blew it into the air.
I was reminded in that moment of this scripture:
“All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.” Ecclesiastes 3:20
We are literally dust, every part of our physical being. After you die, over time, your physical self will rot in a grave and your remains will become dust. But your soul, the real you underneath all that skin, will live on.
That is why the older you get the exterior version of you (what you see in the mirror) will continually look different than the person you feel like inside.
Your soul is eternal.
What breathes life into every human being is the sustainer Himself, God. His name is YHWH. At the moment of human creation and throughout your entire life you are sustained by God. He can remove you from physical existence at any moment. That same breath of life, the breath of God, is necessary for life in every organism.
Yes, that includes a nation.
Any organization: a family, a church, business or nation… all are organisms that need the breath of God to be sustained. They represent a group of individuals, the sum of the parts which becomes the whole. So for groups of people to be sustained the individuals themselves must be sustained by God. As more and more of those individuals reject God the structure weakens and eventually collapses.
As we read the news about coming changes in the political landscape of our states and nation we are seeing the symptom of a spiritual problem. A people that have rejected God and chosen their way above His. But rather than getting caught up in the froth of social media let me draw your attention to the solution:
You rarely hear a Gospel presentation with an invitation from a pulpit today. We are really good about talking about the Gospel but not sharing it. In fact we have deceived ourselves into believing that you can live out the Gospel without sharing it with others.
The entire Christian movement started with sharing the Gospel and centers around that message. In it lies the power not only change lives but a nation.
Why is America failing? Because the Gospel is failing to go out. By that I mean people sharing the Gospel AND asking people to receive Christ.
Don’t take this the wrong way. There are faithful people and churches that haven’t succumb to the ‘cool’ and ‘relevant’ trend to convert our faith into a humanitarian cause. But the message is being quieted, this is not by the government but by our own fear to receive and accept persecution.
There are even Christians now that dismiss the sinners prayer to God asking to receive Christ as their Savior. The prayer to receive Christ doesn’t have the power to save in and of itself, but it communicates to God faith in Jesus. So far as a person is being honest with themselves and God it is a moment of salvation.
To deny, attack or minimize the sinners pray to God in anyway is the result of demonic influence and deception. We must call this out in Jesus’ name.
Will the nation return to God?
It depends on God’s will, our obedience to the Gospel and the response God places on the hearts of people. But we won’t know if we don’t return to sharing the Gospel.
We must pray and be faithful to share the Gospel with our friends, neighbors and family. So far as you are being obedient you will have peace even in the midst of tragedy. Our focus is not to fight culture but to share the Gospel. If we stay focused on that task and obey this Great Commission with excellence we just might look up from our work to see the nation drastically different than it is today.
If for some reason the nation is not revived and continues it’s march towards death you can rest knowing it is God’s will and you will stand before Christ one day as a faithful servant, fulfilling what Christ as commanded us to do.