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May132018

When the Protection is Gone

I have talked quite a bit in this blog about God’s judgment because I believe the scriptures teach about it. If the scriptures teach about anything, that anything should be talked about, so I engage from time to time about God’s judgment.

Here is God’s way of telling us that He is protecting us:

“For the LORD your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. Deut 20; 4

“The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.”  Ps 34; 17-18

“The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zeph 3; 17

“So we may boldly say: ‘The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’” Hebrews 13; 6

The key in these verses and hundreds of others like them is that God will stand with you and will protect you against the evil in our day. Even in the Lord’s Prayer it says, “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” So life for those who place their trust in God will have the protection of the Lord. So, what happens when a nation decides to reject God and live in violation of everything He teaches? Romans 1 teaches us that God will withdraw His influence and protection and allow sin to be our guide and judge. 

Verses 28-31  "Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy.”

This withdrawal is God’s first form of judgment. He removes the hedge or wall of protection and allows evil to penetrate our lives and communities. I have wondered since 9/11 how many of these terroristic attacks have happen on our soil and how is it that we can’t protect our schools from people who want to kill the innocent. We talk gun control, but it’s evil control that we have to deal with. I’m sorry, but society is ignorant and stupid when it comes to discerning what is happening in our society. They blame all the violence on guns; how naïve do you have to be to miss the discernment of what is happening to our country? Isaiah 5 discerns it quite well when this sort of thing happened to ancient Israel: 

Now I will tell you what I am going to do to my vineyard I will take away its hedge,and it will be destroyed;I will break down its wall, and it will be trampled.I will make it a wasteland, neither pruned nor cultivated,and briers and thorns will grow there.I will command the clouds not to rain on it.”

This is what God does to get our attention. He removes Himself and His protection on a nation who is determined to live a sacrilege life by living in direct violation of His commands. 

It is no secret that we are under the attack of evil from within and from outside, and our country is totally unaware of what is going on. I talk to Christians who have no clue, no discernment, and they go along with society’s ignorance that we have an infestation of too many guns. We have race issues, hatred issues, and gay issues, and all we can do is say we need new laws to redefine the family, and make those laws control speech that is acceptable to a politically correct society. 

Sorry, I can’t go there because I know better, and so should all those who believe God and His Word. Our problem is that we have rejected Him, and He has given us over to our sinful ways, and it is those ways that are judging us by all the turmoil in our society. 

Forget the guns and the social justice marches, and let’s get back to repentance and living for God. Let the churches start preaching again about the righteous judge who will not stand for our rebellious hateful attitudes toward Him. The Bible is full of examples where God is patient with sinful people, and gives them a chance to return to Him. However, when that does not happen, then His wrath will come, and that will be no joke. For many of you who are not acquainted with this side of God, I would suggest you read Jeremiah and find out what angers God, and discover that God is more than just the love message you have learned to enjoy. 

Keeping it honest and truthful…K

 

 

 

 

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