“…Should I not punish them for this?” declares the Lord. “Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this? A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land: The prophets prophesy lies, the priest rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will they do in the end?” (Jeremiah 5:29-31 NIV)
Forward Friday! Moving forward with thoughts of what will happen in the end? America is not the first nation to go against God. I realize there are individuals who do not believe this is happening. In the last eight years, starting from top down- we have a President who has rejected the constitution, federal judges who have rejected majority vote of the people, and now this movement against America boils down to reigniting racial tension and attempts to weaken law enforcement.
False Sense of Freedom
As our governing authorities have rejected laws, ruling by their own authority, churches have not been exempt. A church we loved began dismissing staff not aligned with head pastor’s belief that he could change by-laws of the church for his personal gain. A very sad occurrence happening world-wide. Sad thing, people are loving this false sense of freedom, lacking rule from God’s authority. It is through God’s law we become conscious of sin.
Becoming aware of sin, is steps toward true freedom. When we are free in Jesus, we are free indeed. How many have received the- “You know better,” nudge from The Holy Spirit? We either repent or step further into sin. Where does this leave us in the end? Do we stand by watching our nation crumble and one day be led into exile? Think this is not possible? Read history. Let’s move forward diligently seeking truth, not to be deceived.