Please review Joel 2:1-17 again.
The need of national healing is evident. The cause is only through good people doing better.
THE CONSEQUENCE OF REPENTANCE AND SALVATION VERSES 18-27.
THIRTY- FOUR PERCENET CLAIM SOME KIND OF SALVATION EXPERIENCE.
For a while I believed that we are beginning to see a reversal of secular humanists, but that was just a very short time before President Obama.
Only Christ can give true liberty Galatians 5:1.
We must turn from our sin 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Build upon the good in this country.
Stand for God and country.
Teach and train your children in the love of Christ.
Receive Him as your own personal Saviour for liberty.
Galatians 5:1, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”
Conclusion: If America is ever going to come back to God is has to start with us. Yes, I do believe that America can be saved, but only as we as Christians obey 2 Chronicles 7:14 and the lost in the world repent of their sin.
Please read Joel 2:17
I think we need to understand that our forefathers gave us a Republic not a Democracy.
You say preacher, what is the difference?
A Republic is a government made up of laws, such as our Constitution and Bill of rights. The law holds the government in check and prevents the majority (acting through the government) from violating the rights of an individual.
A Democracy on the other hand is a government of unrestrained majority rule. The reason we are different is because America was blessed with the rarest of men who had faith, wisdom and character. Faith to recognize that the rights of man are endowed by their Creator. The wisdom to understand that the proper role of government is simply to protect these unalienable rights; and the character to create a government based on such principles.
This year we are celebrating the 241st anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. How far have we gone these 240 plus years in the protection of that sacred trust given us by our forefathers?
Can America Be Saved?
LET US FIRST OF ALL LOOK AT THE CALL TO REPENTANCE VERSES 12-17.
With abortion clinics all over the land.
Drugs on the rampage even in the lower grades.
Pornography on almost every street corner in our cities as well as on the internet, movies and television.
Federal Judges ruling that “one nation under God” is unconstitutional.
We could go on and on. But, there are definitely some positive things we as Christians can do in the saving of our Nation.
2 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.”
If this nation ever comes back to God it will only be because of the Spirit of God moving on the people of God.
To be perfectly honest with you I believe that people are fed up with the Hollywood crowd dictating our morality, and the fashion industry determining how our teen-agers dress; but they do not know what to do nor are they willing to pay the price.
Many years ago Evangelist, Dr. Phil Shuler asked me to preach a message on “CAN AMERICA BE SAVED?” Or “CAN GOD BLESS AMERICA AGAIN?”
I have rarely been more consumed with a question in my ministry as with this. You see there are many things I love about America.
We do not know much about Joel, son of Pethuel. The book was written about 800 B. C. and about the time of Elisha.
He wrote of plaques of Locusts and drought. He compared this to the coming judgment in the Day of the Lord.
He wrote of the future invasion of Israel and the great Revival at Pentecost in the last days.
In Joel’s day God called Israel to repent and seek His face but the same message is preached to the future remnant of Israel, as the “Day of The Lord” (End of Time of Gentiles) draws closer. So, the message is for us as well as to the nation of Israel.
It would be easy to focus on all that is wrong with America, and it goes without saying that much is wrong, but there is also much right with our nation.
In a Hospital or any kind of sickness there has to be a diagnosis of what the problem is before healing. So with our nation: This could be applied to homes as well.
WE WISH ALL OUR FAMILY AND FB FRIENDS A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING! GIVING THANKS TO HIM WHO OFFERS US SALVATION AND PURPOSE.
1 John 2:2, “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
JESUS IS THE ONLY SAVIOUR.
John the Baptist said, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
B. HE IS THE COMPLETE SAVIOUR.
Hebrews 7:25, “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”
HE IS THE POWERFUL SAVIOUR.
Matthew 28:18, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
Hebrews 2:14, “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”
HE IS THE FREE SAVIOUR.
John 10:18, “No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.”
HE CAN BE YOUR SAVIOUR.
1 Timothy 4:10, “For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.”