Make no mistake my friend God’s longsuffering will come to an end and when it does all hell will break loose.   I really feel America is on her way out.  Now I do not want to see this happen because I love America very much; I spent 24 years of dedicated and loyal service to her and her people in the U.S. Navy, but that being said there is a limit to God’s patience (and my love for my country if not God focused) and I feel in my spirit America is almost at the end of the line.  And why? Well one reason is the humanistic doctrine taught in the church today of continual grace without being held accountable for our actions (do wrong, just ask, and you will be automatically forgiven), well this wrong doctrine is not supported anywhere in the Bible. As a matter of fact just the opposite is true.  Sin must be dealt with.  As much as God loves man there comes a time, because of man’s evil heart condition, God will say enough is enough.  In Genesis God said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 4There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. 5And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.”  (Genesis 6:3-7)  Can you believe God, “repented that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”  Why do we think man today is any less evil than man in the Book of Genesis?  I would think man today is far more evil than man in the Book of Genesis; today man has the ability to project imagines (through high-tech TV, advanced computers, reality computer games, etc.) that sear our mind and thoughts.  Oddly enough it was through improper sexual relationships here in Genesis; like today with massive infidelity in marriages (both non-Christian and Christian) and fleshly sins of the mind and heart through pornography and evil imaginations that kindled God’s wrath towards man.  Why do we think God will not say enough is enough?  Man today has something else that makes him more evil than man in the Book of Genesis a false sense of security of salvation through apostate denominational religions that emboldens him with “if it feels good do it” thinking and repent later.  This very practice going on with the churches in Galatia and Paul tried correcting things when he said, “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”  (Galatians 5:13-14) And then goes on in verses 19-21 to define what the works of the flesh are and what we are not to take our occasion to flesh in, but if we are honest with God (He already does know all things) and with ourselves (we must come to know) we often find ourselves abiding in one of the fleshly things listed.  Why do we think God loves us more than He did the men in the Book of Genesis?  Why do we think we have a greater pass when it comes to disobedience to God’s word?

Make no mistake my friend God will let us play fast and loose with Him for only a predetermined time and then all hell will break lose.  And I think God is slowly tightening the noose to His judgment.  This week in the Jacksonville Daily News paper Karen read an article “World Gone Wild” here are some of the alarming statistics:  Through Nov 30 nearly 260,000 people died in natural disasters in 2010 as compared to 15,000 in 2009.  By comparison deaths from terrorism from 1986 to 2009 were less than 115,000 according to the U.S. State Department and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  Natural disasters cost over $222 billion in 2010 which is more than Hong Kong’s economy.  God knows where to hit us where it hurts the most and that is in our wallets. And I could go on and talk about a volcano that paralyzed air traffic for months in Europe or other volcanoes in Africa, South America, Central America, and Asia that sent people scurrying for their lives.  In New York City even a rare tornado. Two pound hail stones in South Dakota not to mention earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and flooding beyond epic proportions all around the world.  Do you think God is trying to get our attention?  Do you think God is saying I have had enough?       

I got an email from a very good friend of mine in his email distribution with a subject that read, “Time for America to Turn Back to Jesus.”  The email talked about how America is drifting from God and really highlighted the impact the Muslim religion has had on our President and our Government and like most of these types of emails makes reference to another time when people of God drifted from the truth of the word of God and God’s word to them in 2 Chronicles, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”  (2 Chronicles 7:14)  Sad to know, but in the end the people here in 2 Chronicles did not do the four things God told them to do.  Now when God says to do four things He means four not three or two.  We cannot just pray and expect to hear from God without humbling ourselves and turning from our wicked ways.  So here is my reply back to my very good friend and his distribution list:  “Great email and so true, but we both know the rest of the story. The Bible is clear to man’s heart condition, to his desires in the day we live, and his outcome a part from God. Sadly, America will not turn from the path she is on because of the lack of truth and the lack of Godliness in both the market place (unrighteous dealings with fellow men) and churches (teaching humanistic apostate doctrines). I would to God she could, but she does not have the spiritual foundation she once had in God.  Do you think it would be better to encourage Christians to pray for God’s mercy on America?  It is nothing less than God’s grace and His longsuffering that is swaying America’s final devastation. But for the sake of   “true” Christians and God’s longsuffering and mercy America would have already slipped into the history books. God have mercy on America, “Oh to know Him and the power of His resurrection.”  Much honor and much love to you my friend brother.”  I still stand by my words.  I believe America does not have the spiritual wherewithal, in spite of the countless number of churches that dot the land, to “humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;” Sadly, I believe (those Christians who called themselves a Democrat please take special note here) America’s greatest days are behind her because she has drifted far from God and replaced the truth of the word of God, to govern lives, with the decisions of the men and women from the Supreme Court.  Every time the Supreme Court rules contrary to what God said is true it takes America further in further away from God and closer and closer to total annihilation.  Every time our Government passes laws that is contrary to God’s word such as the repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” which will allow Sodomites and Lesbians (something God said is an abomination) to openly serve in our U.S. Military also moves our country closer and closer to greater levels of God’s judgment and extinction. In my response back to my friend’s email I asked him (never got a reply yet) this question, “Do you think it would be better to encourage Christians to pray for God’s mercy on America?”  After all if America is not going to humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;” then the people better do something to turn God’s heart and appease His wrath.  Funny how we know when we are guilty and when we are caught.  King David knew this truth all too well, like us.  In 2 Samuel 24 we read the story of King David guilty before God as America (and me too at time) is today of her waywardness and must decide his own punishment. “And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly. 11For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying, 12Go and say unto David, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee. 13So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days’ pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me. 14And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.”(2 Samuel 24:10-14) Now in America today we have not made this declaration of our great sins (as David did) before God, we think we are hiding our sins under our many denominational religious robes of service:  feeding and clothing the poor, paying our tithes, singing and dancing to three fast songs and a slow number (we call it praise and worship, but God calls it empty chatter), and then ignoring the word of God.  We call this going to church, but unless done with the right heart condition God lets us know (calls it), “When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?  13Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.” (Isaiah 1:12-13)  So if we have not recognized our sin before God how can we ask God to, “take away the iniquity of thy servant;” But please notice what God told David through Gad, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.” Here the three options are not as important as David’s response, “And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.” David knew God and God alone gives mercy.  David knew he was in “a great strait” real trouble, guilty before God, and he had to pay the consequence for numbering the people, his sin.  David threw his life into God’s hands, asking for mercy.  He knew man would be merciless.  So too this is what America needs to do.  If America is not going to change her heart condition then the next best thing to do is to throw herself on the mercies of God and let Him decide her fate.  Make no mistake America your days are numbered unless there is a quick migration back to righteousness and truth.  You will be overrun and destroyed by your own liberalism, distain for God, and open sin.  Make no mistake nominal churches of America your days also are numbered unless there is a quick and deliberate movement back to the simplistic presentation of the Gospel.  In the early 1960s the Beatles sang “all we need is love,” but they were dead wrong my friend; it is much more than love and forgiveness God is after God is after:  integrity, obedience, and holiness in our lives.  God is saying enough is enough!  “I have smitten the world and the earth in a small way, but take heed I drawn my hand back again to smite harder and will continue until you return unto me as a sheep returns to the shepherd.  Pray that my wrath is swayed, pray for mercy not justice.”  Thus says the LORD.