The amazing news since September 2008 has shaken peoples’ self-assurance in the economic markets and in the belief that the government has any answer to an economic system that is in a “Recession.” This unprecedented company cycle hasn’t been seen considering that all around 1974 and it appears that the continuing conditions may possibly turn out to be as dire as the “Fantastic Depression” of 1929. In reality, some prominent economists are predicting a protracted and lengthy recovery period which might well last for 3 years with the earliest sign of a bottoming out to occur all around the third quarter in 2009. The unemployment rate is at the highest rate it has been in years and with corporations continually laying off workers, individuals are frustrated, angry, uncertain, and desperate for answers due to the fact every little thing appears so bleak This is exactly where the Church must come in.
The dilemma facing America isn’t strictly financial mismanagement, corporate greed, or political incompetence, but rather a ‘spiritual malaise’ brought about by an erosion of spiritual, ethical and moral values. What has replaced this vacuum is a concentrate on materialism, hedonism, narcissism, and all the distractions of entertainment brought about by the “toys of technologies.” This pronouncement is not against these of the ‘world’ but rather, against these of us who are ‘believers.’ Rather of converting the globe, it would seem that the globe has converted us. Not only that, but the Church is concerned in endorsing political parties and candidates even even though we espouse allegiance to the kingdom [government] of God as if the answer to our dilemma comes from a human supply.
The reason that America is hurting so considerably appropriate now is due to the unfaithfulness of the Youngsters of God in her midst, thereby His wrath and judgment is being poured out on the nation. It is indeed surprising that the Christian Church is not addressing this significant problem a lot more forcefully and shouting it from the rooftops. By the mere truth that believers hope for a political solution is even far more incriminating proof of our spiritual blindness and sin before the Fantastic Judge of the earth (Psalms 94: 2). What requirements to be done is for all the Churches and believers in the 1 God and Creator of the universe is to convene a moratorium, laying aside petty doctrinal disagreements, traditions, and faith practices to enjoin all of us to ask of our God and Father to forgive us and heal our souls and the nation.
It is now time for believers of all ‘faiths’ or a frequent faith [in the 1 God] to lead this nation back to its founding principles. The book of II Chronicles seven: 14, states: “If My people who are known as by My Name [Israel, in this situation], will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked methods, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” In Jonah 3: 1-10 4: 11, the prophet was sent to utter a dire warning of impending doom to the 120, 000 men and women of the wicked city of Nineveh. The men and women, from the smallest to the greatest, which includes the king himself, took this unwelcome news so seriously that they repented, and fasted in sackcloth and ashes. Not only that, but the king decreed that each person ought to make supplication to God separately to atone for the sin that each and every 1 has committed besides these of the whole nation.
Contemplate the Patriarch Abraham’s conversation with the Lord found in Genesis 18: 32, where God would spare Sodomand Gomorrah if He must discover “10″ there who did not do wickedness or evil. There employed to be an old saying, which goes like this: “Ff being a Christian was a crime, would there be enough proof to get a conviction?” Romans 12: 2a says, “And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
We ought to commit ourselves to a period of repentance, fasting, and prayer searching for God’s face and forgiveness, denying ourselves for a time the pleasures and indulgences that distract us from hearing that “nevertheless tiny voice” like that which came to the prophet Samuel. (I Samuel three: one-10). And just like in the days of the patriarch Noah and his family members, the whole planet is in problems and we are all in the very same boat more or much less. All of us will either drown with each other or all of us will be saved the choice is left up to every person.
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