Word of the Week: Transcendence

God will judge this nation (but do not fear it) pt 2

"Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting." Can there be any more devastating sentence pronounced upon you? God said this to Nebuchadnezzar, when He wrote His condemnation of this King's leadership on the wall. Imagine God saying this to you. Or our nation. Well, someday, He will.

The bible is replete with promises that He will judge individuals. All will be judged, believers and non-believers. Individuals and nations. There ARE scales in heaven.

Job 31:6- "Let Him weigh me with accurate scales, And let God know my integrity"
Isaiah 40:15- "Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, And are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales;"

God blesses and judges nations. Those who live for Him and use for Him the blessings He richly gives to us are blessed. Those who squander those blessings, turn apostate, or disobey, are judged. The Book of Amos alone lists 8 nations that are found wanting by God.

There can be no doubt that America has been richly blessed. For most of its 350 year history America has labored in His name for His purposes. Over the last fifty years, however, we have turned away from Him. This turning away has increased in momentum each decade that passes. We have slaughtered unborn, we have taken Him out of our schools, out of public life, out of government. We have become disobedient in His doctrines and introduced human ones. We worship money and sports and pleasure as idols. We have become lawless in society, apostate in religion, and cold toward our brothers. Many nations have been judged for less.

We used to be number one in the world. Are we still? Edward Gibbons spent twenty years writing "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." Included in his through research was the realization that all great nations, Rome included, have fallen for the same reasons. Those reasons can be boiled down to just five.
  1. The undermining of the dignity and sanctity of the home, which is the basis of human society.
  2. Higher and higher taxes; the spending of public money for free bread and circuses for the populace.
  3. The mad craze for pleasure; sports becoming every year more exciting, more brutal, more immoral.
  4. The building of great armaments when the great enemy was within; the decay of individual responsibility.
  5. The decay of religion, fading into a mere form, losing touch with life, losing power to guide the people.
Are we leaning toward exhibiting one or two of these indicators? LOL no, all five are our byword these days. Woe be to us! No nation in the history of the world exhibiting all five criteria have survived. We are not going to be an exception to history. It has already begun:

We are no longer the richest nation on earth. Why bless us with wealth when it is not used for Him?
Europe Richer Than America
North America's wealth has now fallen the most out of any other region in the world, allowing Europe to step up to the plate as the world's richest continent.

We are no longer have stature or influence. Why give us influence when it is used for godless purposes?
Analysis: Why everyone is saying no to Obama
Everybody is saying no to the American president these days. And it's not just that they're saying no, it's also the way they're saying no.

Obama the impotent

The disappointment with Barack Obama is tangible – on climate change and financial reform Europe leads while the US lags.

Why give us strength when all we do is use it for body-weakening drugs, mind-numbing alcohol and soul-diminishing pleasures?
Why does the UN love Obama? Because he’s weak

Why have a globe with a one-nation superpower on it when it cannot be trusted?
Testing the currents of multipolarity (instead of uni-polar)

Why allow us to manage others' money when we cannot manage our own?
HSBC bids farewell to dollar supremacy
The sun is setting on the US dollar as the ultra-loose monetary policy of the US Federal Reserve forces China and the vibrant economies of the emerging world to forge a new global currency order,

Our faith, that city on a hill founded specifically to shed His light on the world, has dimmed as people with no religion gain on major denominations.

Is God withdrawing His present help from us? Some say it has begun already, and I am among those who believe this. He will take the Restrainer out of the way. The Restrainer in 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 is almost universally accepted as the Holy Spirit. Is the Lord taking Him out of the way slowly at first and then rapidly as the apostasy grows? The bible does not declare the method; slow or fast, gradual or sudden, only the result. Judgment. But fear not! In wrath He remembers mercy.

Amos 9:9- "For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth." Christians are grafted into that sifting with Israel. He will not let the least little grain be lost! Despite the terrible judgment against Israel (war, famine, pestilence, captivity, slavery) He reassured them that not one believer will be lost. In wrath, He remembers mercy.

So why allow disasters? He desires to capture our attention through increasingly noticeable events. If blessings won't remind us of His presence in our lives, then a sifting judgment of His choice will be the alternate. We need not fear the coming national judgment, for our God is merciful in the weighing on the scales. Continue to serve Him and love all, so that you may be judged and found pleasing.

Comments

  1. Thank you for saying so simply, so the polarized populace can get it.

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  2. You're welcome. Thank you for reading. :)

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