The Pilgrims came to this land for religious freedom so they could spread the message of Jesus and give God all the glory. As America grew the pulpits were aflame with the preaching of righteousness, and circuit riding preachers criss-crossed the land calling people to faith and opposing all evil. Our founding documents included a reverence for God and our laws were taken from His Holy Word the Bible. State after state followed suit and in their founding documents a recognition of our Creator and a desire to honor Him and give Him glory was evident.
But unfortunately, after time passed the pulpits of America grew cold and the preaching of repentance and faith in Jesus was gradually replaced with a system of works. The original lie of Satan, that man could work to be like God and earn a place in heaven began to take hold. Satan and his demons worked efficiently to create all kinds of perverse avenues for the sons and daughters of Adam to corrupt their fallen nature even further and insulate them from the Good News that Jesus saves.
God’s Word and prayer was taken from our schools and the secularists re-interpreted our constitution which originally intended to keep the government out of the church, to instead mean that there should be NO evidence of Faith in our government! Liberal judges followed this perversity and began to strike the Faith out of public life while seated in the very halls where our Founders chiseled in stone the 10 Commandments and other Holy passages for all to see! Our presidents take the oath of office with their hand on the Bible and even the inscription in the top of the Washington monument declares “Glory to God!”
To make matters worse today, the pulpits of America for the most part have remained cold and silent. There is practically no calling of the people to turn in repentance and find new life in Jesus. Those who are believers and could share the Good News are for the most part silent about their faith. They are intimidated by the spirit of Satan who is the god of the world in which we live. Satan has succeeded in silencing the true church and we are paying the consequences.
Jesus said that Satan was a murder and a liar from the beginning and the carnage we see around us is a result of man believing Satan’s lies that WE can be notorious, WE can be something, WE can be famous, WE can get the glory that only belongs to God, just like Satan did in the beginning of time.
Jesus said that without God as Father, a person’s father is the devil, and the desires of their father they will do. He went on to say that Satan was a murderer from the beginning, and did not believe in the truth, because there was no truth in him. (John 8:44) These killers across America are driven by Satan and should not be lauded or worshipped but should be pitied, for they have believed the lie and are trophies of Satan’s success in his mission to eliminate for them, any chance of giving glory to God.
We are reaping the unholy whirlwind of a nation and a church who has turned from God. We have turned from the way of truth, from the way of forgiveness and healing. Our nation and leaders must turn back to the Faith of our founders. The holy foundations must be rebuilt. When our churches once again become “Saving Stations” preaching righteousness and repentance and faith in Jesus, then and only then will God once again get the glory He deserves and the healing of our land will begin.
If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)