Last week was another tough week across the globe. The carnage of unprecedented violence continued in the streets from Nice, France, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Evil continues to rise.
We really need God’s help today – more than ever before. The only problem is most nations reject the true God – or anything remotely associated with Him. They don’t want His rule or His ways; and, as a result, the blessing of God’s protection has been lifted.
Psalms 2 has a prophetic message for the nations of the earth today – especially for America:
“Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying, ‘Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles’ … Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling. Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him” (Psalm 2:1-3, 10-12).
Take heed, China. You fight against God by removing crosses from your land and imprisoning pastors who stand against your tyrannical regime. Pay attention to the increase of Christianity in your land and allow it to flourish. You will be blessed if you do!
Take heed, Russia. You stand in the way of God’s blessing and the freedom He brings by forcing Christians to get permission from the state to share the faith. Don’t stiffen your neck like the communists of old and rage against God-given individual freedom – you’re only fighting against the Lord!
Take heed, Iran. You invite God’s anger by seeking to destroy Israel and murdering innocent people through your state-sponsored terror machine. You’re simply another glove covering the fist of Satan – from Haman to Hitler to Hamas. Kiss the Son (Jesus), lest Haman’s fate be yours as well.
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Take heed, all of Europe. You invite violence by prostrating yourselves before Islam and minimizing Christian influence in the culture. Your political correctness has emboldened radical jihadists to continue their bloodthirsty holy rage against what they perceive to be Christianity (Western civilization and individual freedom). To them, your freedom is a great Satan. Turn to the only God who can save you in your greatest time of need.
And take heed, America! Our nation has asked God to leave – throwing Him out of our schools, media and government – and now we spit in His face – slaughtering our unborn, redefining marriage and prosecuting the faithful. We’re calling evil good and good evil, while Christians – those who know the Truth that sets people free – sit out for fear of being ridiculed or falsely accused.
The world needs to pay attention to God’s word as it speaks plainly to the issues of our day. It’s time to stop conspiring against Him and start crying out to Him! God is the only cure to the violence filling the earth.
Centuries ago, the Lord spoke to Israel through the prophet Amos, and His message sums it up for the nations of the earth today:
“Do what is good and run from evil so that you may live! Then the LORD God of Heaven’s Armies will be your helper, just as you have claimed. Hate evil and love what is good; turn your courts into true halls of justice. Perhaps even yet the LORD God of Heaven’s Armies will have mercy on the remnant of his people (5:14-15).
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