By Michael V. Wilson
It comes as no surprise to Christians – true Christians; blood-bought, born-again, Christians – to know that sin separates us from God. Everyone of us knows from personal experience how our sin created a gaping chasm between us and God, how we were alone and desolate without Him, that there was no way for us to reach Him on our own; so He built a bridge in the form of Christ, gave us salvation for the asking, and paid the price we couldn't pay.
We also know the penalty for sin is death; without Christ there is no redemption.
The same thing holds true for countries as well as individuals. Scripture is full of examples, but the clearest one is in Ezekiel 14:13-14,
Son of man, when a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out My hand against it; I will cut off its supply of bread, send famine on it, and cut off man and beast from it. Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness,” says the Lord God.
Notice 2 things. First, God talks about a land, or country, sinning against Him; not sinning against other countries, nor the people in the land sinning against each other, but against Him. All sin, even when it affects others, is primarily an offense against God. Remember David's lament when he committed adultery with Bathsheba and killed her husband, Uriah the Hittite, to cover it up, in Psalm 51:4 he said,
Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight—That You may be found just when You speak, and blameless when You judge.
David committed adultery, slept with another man's wife, got her pregnant, then when her husband couldn't be tricked into sleeping with her (to make him think the child was his), David had him killed – yet he says he sinned only against God. Bathsheba was affected by David's actions, the son who was born from their adultery died because of God's anger, so he was affected by David's sin, and Uriah the Hittite was betrayed and murdered, so he was certainly affected by David's sin, yet David cries out that his sin was against God only.
And God agrees.
All sin, no matter who else is affected by it, is a sin against God. This is why Jesus, immediately after teaching us the Lord's prayer, follows up by saying in Matthew 6:14-15,
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Our trespasses – sins – against each other are trespasses against God, and He will not forgive the unforgiving.
The second thing God mentioned to Ezekiel is about a land or country being persistently unfaithful to Him; “when a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness.”
Sin can be forgiven. But persistent sin, persistent unfaithfulness, is a reason for God to stretch out His hand against it, to lay it waste. God goes on for the next 6 verses, Ezekiel 14:15-20, to talk about sending wild beasts, or war (the sword), or pestilence to destroy a country. Even the presence of holy and righteous men such as Noah, Daniel, and Job, wouldn't be enough to save that country. They could only save themselves. The country itself is doomed, along with all those in it who have been persistently unfaithful to the Lord.
Can anyone really deny America has been persistently unfaithful to God?
Does anyone really believe America is more important to God than His Chosen People, Israel?
If God punished them, He'll punish America. 2nd Chronicles 7:14 is a beautiful, wonderful verse, but God's patience has limits, limits that were set down before the foundation of the world. There came a point when He would no longer listen to Israel's prayers. Once that happened, only the few such as Noah, Daniel, and Job could be saved, i.e.; the remnant.
The same thing is true in America. God already told me on March 30, 2016, that America is past the point of no return. No amount of humbling ourselves and praying will be enough to save our country, we can only save ourselves, just like God told Ezekiel about Israel.
God has put on my heart the desire to lead the remnant, which means there will be a remnant. He did it with Israel, He'll do it with America. Those of us who are saved can begin gathering ourselves together in preparation for building a new nation on the ruins of the old one. The South, the so-called “Bible Belt” is the best place to do that, centered in Texas and the surrounding states.
Begin praying for God to winnow out the chaff from the wheat, the believers from the non-believers, to drive the non-believers out of Texas and the surrounding states, and to bring the believers into those states. Here we will lay the foundation for a new nation, call it Christendom, where God will be honored, worshiped, praised, lifted up, and glorified.
Even in darkest night, God always gives us hope.
Now I pass it on to you.