Text: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord (Jehovah); and the people whom He hath chosen for His Own inheritance.”
Good morning, God-blessed Christian! One theme runs constant throughout Holy Scripture - God blesses those to whom He has chosen to reveal Himself; He promises a sure blessing to all among whom He chooses to dwell.
Show me the nation - even in this increasingly apostate 21st Century - who were established by Godly principles from the Holy Bible yet are devoid of blessing?
Christian nations, in spite of our current disobedience to God’s Word, are the most blessed nations throughout the world. When such nations, founded upon the Word of God, repent and turn again to the Lord in sincere sorrow for our sins, He will begin to prosper us afresh and lead us in new National righteousness in Christ Jesus.
I pray that the great Christian nations such as Britain and America will soon return to the paths of righteousness, and receive God’s full blessings of peace and Salvation. We have God’s own Word on this serious matter. We must take heed to it NOW!
“If My people, which are called by My Name (Christian), 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)
The Lord God cannot bless disobedience, apostasy, and sin; nor can He fail to punish it. It’s not that He will not bless disobedience - it is a fact that He can’t!
Therefore, while it is still the day of His Sovereign grace, our once strong Christian nations must return to the old paths of Biblical righteousness; make laws based on Holy Writ; and cease from wallowing in the sins of the flesh and embracing the errors of false religions, and open Sodomy! We must promptly turn from this path of Spiritual suicide!
“Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image…Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and forth generation to them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments.” (Exodus 20:3-6)
Definition of Sin: An offence against God’s Holiness. Falling short of the glory of God; God’s Holy expectations of life and behaviour; any word, thought, or deed that is less than Christ’s perfection, morality, purity, and Holiness. UnChristlikeness!
Today, there is a wicked indifference to sin, no guilt for committing it; and a total neglect of the consequences that must be faced on God’s Judgement Day.
Every man/woman is doing what seems right in their own eyes, and running sin-blind into a Christ-rejecter’s Hell. Much of what is termed ‘the church’ worldwide seem to be fast asleep, completely unaware that countless souls are teetering on the edge of Hell’s chasm. Any church that fails to address and contend with SIN, falls short of the Bible’s standard for Christianity. Christ only came to save sinners from sin!
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)
“Christianity addresses itself only to sinners. Its Founder himself declared that he did not come to call the righteous but sinners; and its chief expounder (Paul) declared with energetic emphasis that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. The open secret of the indifference of men of all classes in all ages to Christianity, so far as that indifference has existed, lies in the indifference of men to sin, and their consequent indifference to salvation from sin. Christianity makes no appeal to men who do not feel the burden of sin.” (Dr B.B. Warfield ‘Christianity and Our Times’ 1851-1921)
Sin separates individuals and entire nations from a thrice Holy Lord God.
“…Your iniquities (sin) have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth; they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.” (Isaiah 59:2-4)
“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” (Psalm 66:18)
But the Lord God thoroughly blesses the individual and nation that sincerely owns Him as Saviour and Lord. God blesses those whom He Himself has chosen to save!
“Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you…” (John 15:16)
An unfit man/woman seeks to revisit the gym; seeks to begin to take care of his/her body again with stringent exercise and diet. The unfit ‘church’ must repent from our sin; seek a new filling of God the Spirit; begin to preach/teach and live God’s Word.
Thought: Christian! Admit that ‘the National church’ is broken - and get God to fix it NOW! Repent! The Lord Jesus Christ returns real soon!