II Chronicles 16:8-10, 12 GW Weren't the Sudanese and Libyans a large army with many chariots and drivers? But when you depended on the LORD, he handed them over to you.
The LORD'S eyes scan the whole world to find those whose hearts are committed to him and to strengthen them. You acted foolishly in this matter. So from now on, you will have to fight wars."
Asa was furious at the seer. He was so angry with Hanani that he put Hanani in prison. Asa also oppressed some of the people at that time in his reign....
In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa got a foot disease that became progressively worse. Instead of asking the LORD for help, he went to doctors.
As long as King Asa trusted God, the country was protected and at peace. But Asa began to think his life, kingdom and reign were all about him and stopped depending upon God.
What happened? God removed His hand of protection from both the nation and the king personally. The peace was shattered because of a leader who no longer followed God. Asa's personal health was broken. Worse for the country, once the king turned from God he saw the citizens differently--as his to manipulate not to listen to, respect and care for.
Does all this sound familiar? It should. America parallels this situation. A free people whose leaders are meant to serve them is quickly becoming a government whose leaders expect to be served without complaint.
Without God there is no peace, no health and no freedom. My question: Besides prayer, what role does God want me to play in preserving the nation of faith, family and freedom? Or is it already too late?