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God is merciful, loving and patient, but He also will not put up with sin and rebellion forever. His Word makes this clear.
Malachi 2:2,17 MKJV If you will not hear, and if you will not set it on your heart to give glory to My name, says the LORD of hosts, then I will send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings. And indeed I have cursed it, because you do not set it on your heart. ... You have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet you say, In what have we wearied Him? When you say, Every evildoer is good in the eyes of the LORD, and He delights in them; or, Where is the God of justice?
God's favor personally and nationally results from honoring Him and obedience to Him. America continues to walk away from God, His principles, His values, His purity. Did we think God was some jolly grandfather who'd continue to allow us to walk in darkness and with His blessing? He loves us far too much for that.
There are always consequences to actions. Continued sin and rebellion leaves us without God's protecting hand and open to Satan's wiles.
Freedom and faith go together. Our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles of limited government and maximum responsibility and personal freedom. Socialism is the opposite. Yet, free citizens actually voted to usher in socialism.
How can they not realize freedom and socialism cannot co-exist? Sometimes God puts us in situations where there is only one answer--fall on our faces before Him in repentance. That time has come.
2 Chronicles 7:14 MKJV if My people, who are called by My name, shall 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 will heal their land.
Revelation 1:5 MKJV Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent, and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and will remove your lampstand out of its place unless you repent.
Posted by Carolyn R Scheidies
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