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Who says God won’t Judge a Nation?
The World is Drunk!
Who says God won’t Judge a Nation?
God has always given nations a chance to repent and come to Him. I’m not saying that the individual people are all sinning, but the laws which the nation’s government support and passes through, cause God to judge the nation as a whole.
If you don’t think so, then just start with the Book of Judges when Israel continued to rebel against God and supported laws which lead the people to idolatry and sin. God would bring judgement upon them for the sins of the people. And what about the prophecy of Jeremiah when it came to pass, God judged Israel and all of the captives were taken to foreign lands? Remember Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah, Daniel, Shadrack, Meshack, and Abednego, they were sold out to God, but they were taken captive and taken into foreign lands with the rest of the nation.
God always has a remnant and will shelter, protect and prosper his people even in the midst of His judging of a nation. If God allowed Israel to be judged back then, then surely these wicked heathen and gentile nations of today who supports ungodly laws and mock God will also realize that He is God and God alone. They will feel his wrath!!!
We know that God sent Jonah to Ninevah and God changed His mind and had mercy on the people. But that was at God’s discretion. Jonah still had to go warn the people and complete the mission and the peoples still had to repent! Stop slumbering and sleeping and taking God’s grace and mercy for granted! He did not send His Son for no reason. He is not going to continue to go through cycles with man. Christ is not coming again to go to the cross! His work there is “finished”! The next time the world sees Him, He is coming as the King of kings and in Power, Glory and Might with the saints to judge the world! Sometimes we want to half sugar-coat God’s word in order to please and satisfy our own selves!
Yes, there are people who are praying and no one wants souls to be lost, and surely the Lord is patient with us and does not want anyone to perish, but all to repent. And when you speak of a nation in sin, you are not necessarily saying that every individual who lives in the nation is sinning. We know that’s not true! Actually its the nation’s ungodly laws and policies which God despises and hates!
We know God has a remnant in every nation on the globe. A people who are sold out to Him and who are praying, fasting, meditating and seeking His face! However they live in nations and lands with laws which are put forth, supported, and pushed through by governments which allow the people the “freedom”, to blatantly mock and sin against God! And those nations which are going against the Holy and Almighty God, have “forgotten” God and He will judge that nation as a whole. But then too, in the midst of the judgement and darkness, He will draw the people’s heart toward him; while at the same time, He will preserve and prosper His own people.
But that nation which forgets and ignores God’s Holy Word, will pay!!!
“The wicked will go down to the grave. This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God” Psalm 9:17.
“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent” 2 Peter 3:9.
“Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals; 12 and they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt; and they followed other gods from among the gods of the people who were all around them, and they bowed down to them; and they provoked the Lord to anger. 13 They forsook the Lord and served Baal and the Ashtoreths. 14 And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel. So He delivered them into the hands of plunderers who despoiled them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies. 15 Wherever they went out, the hand of the Lord was against them for calamity, as the Lord had said, and as the Lord had sworn to them. And they were greatly distressed” Judges 2:11-15.
“In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the articles of the house of God, which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the articles into the treasure house of his god. 3 Then the king instructed Ashpenaz, the master of his eunuchs, to bring some of the children of Israel and some of the king’s descendants and some of the nobles, 4 young men in whom there was no blemish, but good-looking, gifted in all wisdom, possessing knowledge and quick to understand, who had ability to serve in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the language and literature of the Chaldeans. 5 And the king appointed for them a daily provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank, and three years of training for them, so that at the end of that time they might serve before the king. 6 Now from among those of the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. 7 To them the chief of the eunuchs gave names: he gave Daniel the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abed-Nego” Daniel 1:1-6.
The World is Drunk!
The world is drunk from its own mixed drinks of idolatry, greed, lust, sexual immorality, adultery, fornication, hatred, lying, wine bibbling [drinking], ungratefulness, unholiness, pride, boastfulness, unforgiveness, rebellion, etc.. All of these unlimited ingredients for mixed drinks and cocktails of sin have been served up and offered to the nations. And now the effects of the hangover is phenomenal as there is nothing but vomiting, dizziness, and stomach churning as the people stagger and stumble around in darkness. They are lost, confused, and searching for answers. But there are no true answers to be found among themselves, there is no one and nowhere to turn to for peace and safety. And neither Aspirin nor Tylenol can cure the aches and pain.
The Word of God says that whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap! (Galatians 6:7) And now mankind is reaping and the earth is reeling and spinning from this wild worldwide party of sin, chaos, and mass destruction!
But there is only one cure, one way and one answer that will save mankind! And that is Christ Jesus! He is the Son of God, the Bread of Life, the Truth……. And the only Light that shines through all darkness!
“For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries” Revelation 18:3.
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”” John 8:12.
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” John 14:6.
“Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty”” John 6:35.
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” 2 Timothy 3:1-5.
– by Geraldine Coleman
Geraldine Coleman: Is a teacher and educator and ministers to prisoners at a prison facility where she is an instructor.