‘a nation’s demise’

The Eagle, Our National Emblem
The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of American, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.
It is said the eagle was used as a national emblem because, at one of the first battles of the Revolution (which occurred early in the morning) the noise of the struggle awoke the sleeping eagles on the heights and they flew from their nests and circled about over the heads of the fighting men, all the while giving vent to their raucous cries. “They are shrieking for Freedom,” said the patriots.
Thus the eagle, full of the boundless spirit of freedom, living above the valleys, strong and powerful in his might, has become the national emblem of a country that offers freedom in word and thought and an opportunity for a full and free expansion into the boundless space of the future.
–Maude M. Grant
www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/eagle9.html

 

“As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by it own skill”

-Helen Keller

 

We are knocking on the door of a new year (two-thousand-nine) and the brink of 233 years as a nation. When one considers 233 years of age, one may think that old… as a nation goes, it is mere infancy.

While other societies of the world derive their rights from their ruler… a king, emperor or military dictator, the Founding Father’s of America set their heart in a different direction; a declaration set on the equality and rights of all men, a declaration giving credence to the Divine Creator, that all men should have the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. This Declaration of  Independence declared a revolutionary new doctrine, but how viable is this nation if God is absent?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

I have given much thought to the this truth this past year and one must ask the question…

Can a nation stand upon its political rhetoric, when the very foundation is being undermined by its own fleshly wisdom?

No matter how wealthy, wise or mighty a nation may appear….

“Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.”

 

Mammon has become America’s god-

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matt.6:19-24

 

America’s government is a house divided-

And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. And others, tempting [him], sought of him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast [them] out? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. Luke 17:14-20

 

The church in America has lost its savour and light-

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matt. 5:13-16

 

The ‘final straw’ America has forsaken the True and Living God-

 

Deuteronomy 8:10-14

“When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;”

Verses 19 and 20 speak to the nation that forgets God and turns their back on His word and follows after other gods.

Deuteronomy 8: 19-20

“And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.”

When God led his people out of Egypt and associated His name with  them, they became His people and He became their God, and He gave them a warning not to forget Him. After the warning He told them what would happen to the nation/people that forgets God and turns their back on His word and follows after other gods.

May God have mercy on America!

 

malachi

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1 Comment

  1. You message is so very clear. America is imploding while the church sleeps. How long will God continue to bless our nation when we allow his name to be removed from schools, government and businesses? Why do we Christians not unite in righteous outrage and stand up for the truth of Jesus Christ? Our founding fathers gave thanks to God for everything but now our ungrateful country shakes its fist at God as if he were an interloper!

    I join your prayer in saying, may God have mercy on America!

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