By Michael V. Wilson
This weekend a pastor I like and admire preached a wonderfully stirring message about America's independence and the part Christianity played in achieving that independence, including how Christianity was the reason for the foundation of many of our ivy league universities such as Harvard and Yale. While decrying the depths to which we've sunk today, and the way the political Left has declared war on the offense of the Cross, he also preached how the church should rise up and try to spark another Great Awakening to revive our nation.
It was an incredibly patriotic message, one I agreed with in every detail except one – I can't support any of it.
On March 30, 2016, it was a normal Wednesday morning and I was praying for revival in America as I had been doing for many months, when God suddenly interrupted my prayers and said, “It's past the point of no return.”
Those seven simple words turned my whole life upside-down. They put me at loggerheads with that preacher I like and admire, with my wife, with nearly all my friends and acquaintances, my co-workers, and virtually everyone I meet, especially other Christians. To be fair, there are a few Christians who look at the State of our Union and believe, based on empirical evidence we're rapidly approaching the point of no return, but very few of them credit the idea we've actually gone past it.
Those seven words also tore my heart out on a personal basis as well. I love my country. I was proud to serve in the Marines, I still stand at attention for the Star Spangled Banner while tears run down my face. America is the greatest country in the world – at least, it was. Sometimes I think I weep for America as much for what's been lost as anything else. But the evidence of my eyes agrees with the word God revealed to me – America is past the point of no return.
Israel reached that point once and God punished them with 70 years of exile in Babylon. There's no reason to think He won't punish us as well. Just the opposite in fact; the Bible gives us every reason in the world to believe He will punish America.
Then, nearly a year later, on March 22, 2017 (also a Wednesday) as I was praying for our country, for the Christian half of our country to be saved from the Fall that is coming, God put on my heart the desire to rule that half, or less than half of the country; what the Bible calls the remnant.
That message from God, that sudden desire He put on my heart gives me hope; because it means there will be a remnant. If there's a remnant, they can be gathered together for safety in a place of refuge.
Proverbs 18:10 says,
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
I've begun praying for a great winnowing, to separate the wheat from the chaff, the believers from the non-believers; for God to put His Name here in Texas, to put the fear of God into the non-believers and drive them out of Texas and the surrounding states with great fear and trembling; to draw in every true Christian in America, to bring them into the strong tower of God's Name with joy and gladness in their hearts.
America is past the point of no return. Quit trying to save that which, because of it's great and enduring sins, can no longer be saved. Instead, concentrate on the Church, the family of God, the Body of Christ, who are eternally saved in the courts of heaven and can be physically saved here on earth as well.
Here in Texas and the surrounding states we can form a new, Godly nation built on the ruins of the old one, a nation I call Christendom; a nation that will put God first in everything we say and do, a nation that will glorify His Name without embarrassment or apology, a nation that will be everything America no longer is.
This 4th of July we must acknowledge America is past the point of no return. It's time to focus on the remnant and our true citizenship in the Kingdom of Heaven.