According to 2 Samuel 23:1-3, David last words: “The spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue. The God of Israel said, “the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God…” America needs to be healed; however healing can only come from God. America is on the brink of destruction. For it is written a nation divided against itself cannot stand. Surely the elected leaders of America have demonstrated the works of a nation divided against herself. However, do these leaders reflect the true value and the will of Americans in the land of opportunity and the beacon of hope?
How could it be possible for a nation as powerful and as great as the United States to fall? One sure way for America to fall is to turn her back on God and then fail to receive the counsel of the Lord in the name of JESUS. We must learn from the history of the falls of other great nations - for example the House of Israel and the House of Judah – God’s chosen people. History shows that first God cast the House of Israel out of His sight then God cast the House of Judah out of His sight. Why? The leaders caused the people of God to err. They were destroyed because of the lack of knowledge – because they did not receive His counsel (knowledge) God rejected them.
Can America critique herself? The critique would be a hard one – far too hard for most to hear because it would not be smooth talk. History also shows that God used prophets to bring forth a critique before a nation was destroyed. The prophets understood the way of the Lord and gave warnings and instructions to effect healing as the Lord had given them. However, Jesus said there is no prophet accepted in his own country. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth, God wants to heal America, however unless America repents this nation will be destroyed. This could happen on our watch, the only watch we will get.
God is still looking for an offering in righteousness as in the former years. Therefore, God promised to bring judgment near to us. In the book of Malachi the Lord says that He would be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me. Let take a quick look at two of these things the Lord hates – oppressing the hireling in his wages and oppressing the widow and the fatherless. First to oppress the hireling in his wages – this includes failing to pay living wages and outsourcing and closing up plants in the United States and opening up plants in other countries in search for the lowest possible wages to produce goods or services. How do you oppress the widow and the fatherless? Answer: By cutting social welfare programs.
To effect healing, we must also include the things that God hates according to the word of God. (1) A proud look (2) A lying tongue (3) Hands that shed innocent blood (4) A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations (5) Feet that be swift in running to mischief (6) A false witness that speaketh lies and (7) He that soweth discord among brethren. Surely, if we take a close look at these things, we will find homosexual activities and abortion which are included in the wicked imaginations; however it does not end with these two. We must see the killing of 3,000 people at the World Trade Center as the shedding of innocent blood; however we must also see the shedding of innocent blood by the killing of 655,000 Iraqis without provocation. Surely, this is not smooth talk.
The Prophet Isaiah explained how Judah did not want to hear the word of God and trusted in oppression and perverseness. The Prophet Hosea explained how God’s chosen people had plowed wickedness and then reaped iniquity – they had eaten the fruit of lies: because they trusted in their way and their military. God hates evil however, God makes peace and creates evil. Evil is created by God as a reward for the ones that do wickedness. It is recorded how Judah brought evil until themselves.
What are the benefit for hearken to the word of God? As God promised Judah the same promises are for us today. We could have peace as the river, righteousness as the waves of the sea, terror will not come near us and God will show us how to profit. Both the Republicans and Democrats look forward to this becoming a reality here in America.
In America, we have some people who truly love God and they want to do what is pleasing in the sight of God; however there are many spiritual leaders who are asleep who do not teach nor understand the way of the Lord. Before the doom of Judah, God poured out the spirit of deep sleep and all the people were covered. Consequently, people learned to fear God from the precepts of men and not from the word of God. Therefore, they drew near God with their mouth however their hearts were far from God. Moreover, you have some leaders that work deep in the dark to hide the counsel of God from His people. Again, surely this is not smooth talk – can we critique ourselves? First we must seek the face of God – understand His ways. Then compare our ways with the ways of the Lord – then elect leaders that fear God based on the precepts of God. These precepts must be inclusive of all of the ways of the Lord, not a selective few.
Prophet Richmond is the author of eight books, his latest two works are “Ending Terrorism In the United States: God Has Warned U. S.” and “Edifying the Body of Christ: Unbinding the Strong Man.” He also is a retired military member and co-creator of this web site.