ONE NATION UNDER GOD
Has this ever happened to you? My husband and I were on a “romantic” little business trip (I got to spend about two waking hours alone with him- oh well); we realized that neither of us had brought along a charger for our cell phones. So, out I go at 9:00am, to take a drive so I could charge my phone in the car. I turned on the radio and heard Adrian Rogers speaking. Do you ever hear a sermon and think, “God intended that message just for me?” Well, I did! I drove back to our hotel and parked the car. What I heard, I knew I needed to share, so I started scrambling to find a notebook, a piece of paper, SOMETHING to take notes on. The only thing I had was a receipt.
So here I sit, back in my hotel room, with my Bible open, receipt in hand. The scripture reference is Isaiah 14:26-27: “This is the plan determined for the whole world; this is the hand stretched out over all nations.” Although I did not hear the beginning of his message, I soon recognized the theme. He was talking about the future of our country. He told his listeners that just as God used Pharaoh and Pilot to do His will, he is likewise still at work today in our leaders. “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord; He directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.” Proverbs 21:1. According to Dr. Rogers, “Wherever man rules, God overrules.”
Could it be that God allowed our current crop of leaders in Washington DC to be elected so that we Christians would pray for revival? “Our hope is not in Washington, DC, it is in heaven,” Dr. Rogers stated. I believe with all my heart that God has blessed this country. I believe it was His guidance that led our founding fathers to draft the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. And, even though some folks say that America is “no longer a Christian nation,” I believe it is!
Dr. Rogers stated that Christians should prepare our children; teach them this may not remain the country we grew up in. His advice is that we all should:
PRAY FOR REVIVAL
PLAN FOR SURVIVAL
WAIT FOR CHRIST’S ARRIVAL
With God in control, we can accomplish anything! Let us join our hearts in the coming months and ask God to revive the hearts and minds of His children so that NO ONE will be able to say that ours is not a Christian nation. I am reminded of a beautiful song I’ve sung many times based on 2 Chronicles 7:14. I’m sure you know it: “If My people, who are called by My name, will 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.” It’s not too late to save our country. We have a powerful Advocate on our side; and the best part is that He loves us and He loves our country, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE!