Saturday, November 15, 2008

Taken Captive by the American Dream

As I studied the book of Daniel recently I became aware of the similarities between America today and the state of affairs that Daniel faced living in Babylon. I was then faced with what I believe is the truth that God wants his people to hear.

Not unlike Daniel, who at the age of 14 was taken captive from his home in Jerusalem and carted off to Babylon, we too have been taken captive. Here in America, a country built by our christian forefathers to be one nation under God, we have fallen into friendly captivity by the enemy. The enemy began many years ago, luring us with the "american dream", live better, be happier. The sad part is as we forsook the good book, put aside our moral values and the pursuit of holiness, we have not found the happiness we wanted so desperately. As always, the words the enemy spoke, the promises he made are lies.

The "american dream" should not be the pursuit of money or power, for once you have these things they don't bring any real fulfillment or sooth your soul. Instead our pursuit should be what our forefathers intended, the pursuit of a holy nation.

I believe our forefathers intended this nation to be one nation under God, to grow to maturity in Him and do as he called. A great nation that would spread the good news to all the world. Instead of following after Christ and doing the Fathers wishes, we have become a sinful, self seeking nation. We call ourselves Christians but don't follow His will.

All through the Old Testament God continuously calls to his people to be faithful to Him and to love Him. His people continually turned away from Him and served other Gods, just as America is doing today. Today America is lusting after money, other Gods, only concerned with self gratification. Every day our nation looks more and more like Babylon. More and more like the sinful cities in the bible that God destroyed because He could find no righteous man among them. We have become a nation that has grown cold for God and we are speeding fast down a path of destruction. God calls us today, as a nation, as the people of God, as the body of Christ to do as it says in the scriptures.

In 2 Chronicles 7:14 He says:

"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"

We must humble ourselves, we must pray and seek his face, fall to our knees and cry out for mercy, and turn from our sin.

He will hear and forgive, He will heal America.It's up to us.......

What will we, the people of God, do????


Anonymous said...

Oh, plee-ease. Get a life!

Sherri Watt said...

Sorry that you feel that way. God Bless you!