Welcome to the Newheart Commentary of the Lifting Us Up in Liberty Program.
May 5, 2017 Message. American’s Deterioration/Reform Hearts
America. The land of the free. Or is it? Sometimes we don’t know what we have until we don’t have it anymore. John Adams said “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Benjamin Franklin said “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
I love America. But I don’t love what it’s becoming. Morals have deteriorated. Our government has become more corrupt. Political correctness rules the conversation.
Laws are being made that go against God’s Laws.
We, the church in America have a challenge ahead of us. We have a duty to God to do the right thing despite the backlash we will receive. Being obedient to God brings blessings. Deuteronomy 28:1-14 lists these blessings. Verse 7 says “The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.” What an awesome promise to those who obey God. However, read Deuteronomy 28:15-68. These are chilling curses for disobedience. A few include wasting disease, enemies will defeat you, prolonged disasters, and many more…..
Our nation is dealing with corruption and godlessness. We are losing our Christian heritage. We are deteriorating because of sin and disobedience. It happened before in Israel and Judah. God punished the people for breaking the covenant between themselves and Yahweh. Jeremiah 2:13 says “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns….broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” Referring to Jeremiah, Michael Youssef says “His observation that corrupt leadership infects the entire nation with moral poison is certainly borne out in American culture. Further inward moral failure results in outward national ruin.”
Are you up to the challenge? Have you done your “inner heart inspection?” Meaning, have you confessed all your sins? Are you repenting? Are you living a pure life? Are you reading God’s Word every day? Is your prayer life good, better or best? Are you Fellowshipping in a grounded Bible teaching church? Read Ephesians 6:10-20. Once you put on the full armor of God so that you stand against the devil’s schemes, God will prepare and strengthen you to be that remnant to bring the sinking American ship upright again….it just takes obedience to God to do the right thing.
Come and worship with us at Liberty Christian Fellowship where you can be a part of reforming your lives and restoring yourselves as Jeremiah said in Lamentations 5:21 “Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may return; renew our days as of old.” Now that lifts us up in liberty!