For over 200 plus years, we as Americans have celebrated our independence, our own right to do as we please in governing our lives. What a wonderful country we live in – despite all its faults (racism, bigotry, and prejudices) and failures. What wonderful freedoms are offered to us.
One of those freedoms today is FREEDOM OF RELIGION. You and I can believe or worship anybody or anything we want with no one to tell us differently. God gives us freedom to choose.
Many Christians around the world die for that right each and every year. However, in America- a country established for that very right, many will not give GOD the TIME of day, much less their lives.
What has happened that made millions now celebrate the “FREEDOM FROM RELIGION” instead of the FREEDOM OF RELIGION?
Many have tried and succeeded in getting God kicked out of schools, sporting events, public places and work places.
It is not the god of the Hindu, Muslims, it’s not the philosophy of reincarnation of the New Age, It’s not homosexuality or condom distribution they want out. It is Jehovah God and Jesus Christ. “Spiritualism” has taken the place of Christianity. Christianity, the founding guide for America is under attack.
Spiritualism is a system of belief or religious produce based on supposed communication with the spirit of the dead, especially through mediums.
To a great extent our society has gotten what it wanted. A society without God. But what good has it done?
Today we must carry on a new struggle for God we love. We must push hard against an age that is pushing hard against us.
How can we turn this nation back to God? Can it even be done? Yes We can make a difference.
II Chronicles 7:14
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.
I. IF MY PEOPLE WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME
a. There can be no “finger-pointing”/”passing the responsibility” when returning to God. He’s talking to each one of us. It is up to us to acknowledge our slackness, and step into the calling that God has for us to do in sharing the Gospel.
b. Judgment always begins at the House of God.
II. WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE.
a. It is good to be a proud American as long as we can bow to God.
b. Prayer is never obsolete, outdated or too late.
III. AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS
a. We are notorious for repenting but not turning. Repentance means to turn.
b. Do we love evil too much to turn from it?
IV. THEN I (GOD) WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN
a. God is waiting to hear from us.
b. God longs for America to return to him.
V. AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND HEAL THEIR LAND
a. Forgiveness awaits all who will turn.
b. Healing awaits all who turn
CAN AMERICA RETURN TO GOD?
If America wants to-Yes. Do we want to?