GOLDEN NUGGETS # 102 REFLECTIONS: THE GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE
Sometimes, from a natural point of view, things can look pretty hopeless. A diagnosis of a terminal illness, a wayward son or daughter, a betrayal by a loved one, loss of a job, bankruptcy, and death of a loved one are just a few of life’s personal events that can knock us off our feet. There are also national events that can create fear and hopelessness: terrorist attacks, pandemics, widespread perversion, immorality, and lawlessness, mockery of God and disrespect for all authority. For those with eyes to see and ears to hear, such national events and behaviors are warnings from God that just as individuals must repent and turn away from sin, so must nations. To refuse to repent is to forfeit both God’s hand of protection and His favor.
Some people think the United States is beyond redemption. That there is no hope. We’ve thrown God out of our government, our schools, our culture, and even out of some churches and denominations. I agree – in the natural we are too far gone to save ourselves. We need a supernatural intervention. We need God to restore us. Will He?
“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14
Repentance brings deliverance!
"I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.” ~ Ezekiel 22:30, NIV “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.” ~ Ezekiel 22:30, NLT
Sadly, God did not find such a one in Israel at that time. What about now in the United States? Has God found someone to “rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land?” Has there been repentance in the American Church? Have we humbled ourselves? Have we been praying and seeking the face of God? Have we turned away from our wicked ways? I believe God’s remnant has been doing these things. We have repented for our blindness, laziness, complacency, and compromise with the world. Many, many national days of prayer have been called for in the last 4 years, including those called by the President of the United States. Many Holy Convocations of Prayer and Repentance have been called for, including several that have been held in Washington, D.C.
God in His mercy and desire to avoid having to destroy the United States, sovereignly intervened in the 2016 election to place Donald John Trump in the White House. Some Christians have chosen to focus on his personality and style rather than his accomplishments to rebuild the walls of righteousness, which he began to do immediately after being sworn in as president in January, 2017. For a complete list (12 pages of accomplishments in behalf of religious liberty and protection and the restoration of righteousness) click here www.frcaction.org/accomplishments .
Doing what he can to limit abortion; appointing and getting confirmed three conservative, originalist jurors to the Supreme Court, appointing and getting confirmed over 200 federal judges. These justices and jurors will affect the nation for decades! He has issued numerous executive orders protecting religious liberty and his Department of Justice has filed many amicus briefs in support of Christians who have been sued over their refusal to violate their religious beliefs.
Our nation’s future will be determined by the 2020 election. I believe God is going to intervene again to preserve the United States as a republic whose God is the LORD. I believe He will do that because He has found a remnant that is standing in the gap. It is impossible for us to save ourselves, but if we do our part and pray and vote, I believe God will save our nation. What we cannot do, HE CAN do!
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, [and] there is nothing too hard for thee: ~ Jeremiah 32:17 KJV
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” –Mark 10:27 NKJV
Not one promise from God is empty of power, for nothing is impossible with God!”[ ~ Luke 1:37 TPT
I am voting, praying, and claiming the promise of 2 Chronicles 7:14!
“…I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14
Love, Hugs, and Blessings,