Watching Joe Biden ask God to bless America in prayer, and then asking everyone to bow their heads for a moment of silent prayer for those who have died from COVID-19. I’m wondering, what are we to pray?
Our nation worships other gods or no god at all. The gods of hinduism, budhism, and islam. Some engage in witchcraft, even worshiping Satan himself. Others proclaim that there is no god; making mankind god, and proclaiming science, the natural explanation of everything, as the only source of truth. Mother nature. Mother earth. Father time. etc…
But the God of Abraham, Issac, Jacob and Jesus said, “You shall have no other gods beside (or before) me.” Exodus 20:3 and Deuteronomy 5:7. He said, “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them for I am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the 3rd and 4th generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.” Exodus 20:8 and Deuteronomy 5:8-10.
We have the freedom to worship the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, but God does not give us the freedom to worship anything or anyone else.
America breaks every single commandment God gave us on Mt. Sinai, and they break every commandment Jesus gave us in the Sermon on the Mount in chapter 5 of Matthew.
The bible says, “You shall not murder.”
American law says it is okay to murder your unborn, and now just born children, for any reason, whether they are threatening to your life, your liberty or your pursuit of happiness. Maybe you got pregnant outside of marriage. Maybe that kid will be inconvenient, or expensive. Well, in America, you can just kill it. Excuse me, “abort” it.
When will we redefine the murder of an adult as just “abortion”? Just a legal operation under the authority of a scientific person.
We look at women and men, to lust for them in our minds, imagining what sex would be like with them, almost automatically. Sexuality is in our TV sitcoms, movies and music. Our children are taught about sex by our public education system, instead of the bible. Our laws say that you can have sex with whoever you want. Male, female, and age doesn’t matter. In fact you can pick your gender. Your genitalia doesn’t matter, we can even change it. And as far as marriage goes, our country says, “Don’t like your spouse? No problem, you can get a divorce for anything, and there is no punishment for adultery. Don’t want to commit the act of adultery? No problem! You can watch other people commit adultery and other forms of sexual immorality with this pornography we are producing without end!” But Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.” Matthew 5:27-30 He also said, “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’[f] 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” in Matthew 5:31-32. And oh, God the Father said, “If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.” Leviticus 20:10. If you thought that Jesus abolished God the Father’s law, you might want to read the book of Revelation. It says in Revelation 21:8, after Jesus has come, died, rose from the dead and returned to sit beside God the Father, “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Now, if our nation’s laws and it’s people are violating every law, commandment, statute and decree given by God, why do you think that God is going to bless us when we ask him to?
No, God will not bless us when we disobey him. The bible says quite the opposite.
When Israel did what America is doing, this is what God said through the prophet Jeremiah 44:27, “For I am watching over them for harm, not for good; the Jews in Egypt will perish by sword and famine until they are all destroyed.”
And through the prophet Amos 9:4 God said, “Though they are driven into exile by their enemies, there I will command the sword to slay them. I will keep my eye on them for harm and not for good.”
When we disobey, God punishes us. He does not promise to bless us. The tornadoes, the hurricanes, the cancer, diabetes, the flu which kills over 40,000 Americans a year, and plagues like COVID-19 which has killed over 400,000 now. These are not blessings. These are curses. These are punishments. These are to get us to REPENT!
Now what do you pray for those who have been punished? No, you do not pray for those who have died, for they have already returned to their maker for judgement. (“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” Hebrews 9:27) You pray for the living, and you pray according to the circumstances. If a plague, a punishment, is upon you, you don’t pray, “Oh God, bless us!” implying that we are doing no wrong. For God has not promised to punish the righteous, but the wicked. Please read Leviticus 23 if you have not read about the Rewards for Obedience and the Punishments for Disobedience.
Therefore, we should pray, “God have mercy on us for violating your laws, your commandments, and your statutes! We repent! Help us to obey You! Help us to come into alignment with your will. Help us to make our laws, statutes, ordinances, even our Constitution match Your laws. Help us to return to You! Help us to live lives that are pleasing to You. Help us to love You with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength. Help us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Help us to remove homosexual marriage from our statutes, ordinances and laws. Help us to reestablish “thou shall not murder” in our federal, state and local statutes by removing “abortion” from our laws and judicial precedents. Help us to stop murdering each other, by removing the glorification of murder from our movies, television shows, and music. Help us to repent for sexual immorality by removing sexual content and language from our movies, television shows and music! Help us to love, even our enemies, and to pray for those that curse us and You. Help us to go in the opposite direction, by producing content that affirms your laws, commands and statutes. Help us to create content that depicts us living lives that please you! Marriage between one man and one woman. Marriages that last until death do us part. Marriages where children have both parents most of their lives. Marriages where each person does not have to be suspicious of the other. Lives where there is no sex outside of marriage, so there is no concern of having the resources to raise a child. Lives where false religion and godlessness is resisted. Help us to become prosperous again, by teaching everyone to live according to your commandments, and to do work that builds everyone up. God help us all!”
Truly we have reached what 2 Timothy 3:5 says, where the leaders of America are, “having a form of godliness but denying its power.” Inside and outside of the Chruch, everyone wants to invoke the name of God, yet they deny that God would ever punish us for our sins. They refuse to acknowledge that anything America has legalized is sinful, and any time a person brings up Gods laws or tries to help the nation return to them, they are called “haters”, “discriminators”, “racists”, “fascists”, “lunatics”, “dangerous” and “evil”.
Jesus said, “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:11-12
Jesus says in Revelation 22:14, “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”
Let’s not be the “dogs”, “those who practice or have affection for practicing magic arts”. Let’s not be the sexually immoral, murderers or idolaters, who love and practice every falsehood, and miss out on the blessings and the rewards from God!
Oh my God, I have so much to say. I’ll leave it at this for now.
America. Nations of the world. Let’s repent.
4 Replies to “Thoughts on Joe Biden’s Inauguration 2021”
Good preaching Stephen! If only our nation could hear it 😔
POWERFUL!!! If only we could all live this way ! The world needs God more now than anything time !! AM N GOOD PREACHING
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