Nena Arias | March 27, 2023
“And ye, o peoples to whom God gave the liberty to choose your own magistrates, see to it that ye do not forfeit this favor by electing to the positions of highest honor, rascals and enemies of God.” ~ John Calvin
There is no doubt that the national level of anger, frustration, confusion, despair, and discouragement, is on the rise.
It is interesting that the blame finger is pointing in all directions. This is very threatening and is creating very volatile situations that will no doubt come to a head soon if this does not change. Historically and sociologically this condition is unhealthy. If the proper corrections with real understanding of solving all problems for the long haul are not implemented; we will live to regret it.
For thousands of years, people have demanded the very same things of prosperity, stability and equality manifested through social justice, but only two nations have had the proper foundation to achieve them. The first one was old Israel, and after Christ’s coming to earth to redeem us, the United States of America is the only other nation that has achieved this.
But America, like ancient Israel, has forgotten that the true source of greatness not of man but of God. The problem is that America, like old Israel, wants the benefits of God’s created world without the commitment to live by his standards. We have only to look at old Israel’s history to see how that turned out. It does not work, and no one is the exception.
We must be honest and admit that it is not working for us either, and it hasn’t worked for a very long time. This condition is not an overnight thing and now we find ourselves in a parallel situation like Israel every time it distanced itself from God.
It is mind-boggling that we don’t learn from history, and we embrace the very same destructive ideologies that take all nations to the same ruinous condition every time. When will we learn once and for all that only God’s principles for politics, economics, social development, and stability are the ones that work.
Whenever any person or nation denies the lordship of God in exchange for the lordship of men, this will always be the wrong deadliest move anyone can take. This happens to us today when people accept Jesus as Savior and not as Lord of their life. When so many people profess the Christian faith but there is no real change in them or their surroundings, something is amiss.
We must come to the realization in this country that we will never reach the level of restoration that we desire and that we once had without returning back to God. Desire alone, without accepting the Lordship of the Almighty, is only wishful thinking. We must not see Jesus Christ as the distant coming King. When He ascended into heaven, He was crowned King of kings and Lord of lords. He is now seated at the right hand of the Father where He rules and reigns (Acts 2:33-35; 1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 1:5, 17:14, Revelation 19:11-16; Deuteronomy 10:17).
Salvation in Christ Jesus can never go hand-in-hand with disobedience to God’s precepts; that is rebellion and paganistic in nature, which God will never commune with. Christ’s redemption and lordship go together to make God’s people knowledgeable, wise, courageous, and robust in their understanding of how life and social institutions should work according to God’s divine plan for humanity.
Of all people, professing Christians should have a clear understanding of what rebellion is. Attempting to build salvation and security through paganism is in the opposite direction of God’s moral law; history has condemned these futile attempts every single time.
Israel was the first model of a nation with godly laws, precepts, and unequalled commandments. They wanted to liberate themselves from God’s requirements, and at the same time they expected his blessings, and this mindset will never work for America either. Just like God rejected Israel so it will be with this nation that only pays lip service of being under him. Let’s face it, we are not “One Nation Under God.”
God’s foundation is what keeps people accountable to him. It is only his righteousness that he honors. He ordered this of old Israel, and he orders it of us.
America was birthed with this same righteous foundation in 1620, but gradually, it has moved away from that bedrock, which is why we should not be confused that we find ourselves in such turmoil throughout this land in our times.
We are all building a worldview both personally and nationally. A worldview is what societies believe and build upon; it is what defines them and their political institutions. It is not enough to desire the right president or the right political party; all nations desire this very same thing. Elected officials who are not solid in their biblical understanding and convictions will never execute their oath of office as expected. What can we demand of those who do not profess the biblical faith? The obvious is that they have their ethics, understanding of politics and worldview that shape their radical ideas. There should be no surprise that these “public servants” see themselves as the law and will fight anyone that opposes them; make no mistake, they despise the biblical worldview because it restrains them from doing evil and they don’t like it.
What is needed is a biblical reformation once again; much like the European one in the 16th century that impacted all of the pillars of society and the world. It is of vital importance that this nation be in covenant with the God of the Bible and bring back into focus his blueprint for a nation. This is our only hope for renewal.
Action is what is required and demanded by God our Father and by our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
The nation is confused because we are in grave spiritual decline and the anger, confusion, frustration and discouragement can only be diffused when God’s people, without hesitation and with boldness, knowledge and wisdom speak the truth of God at all times and in all places.
We decide the agenda we want implemented in this nation. Will we follow God or men? The future of Christian America is upon our shoulders, and we should know this; the wrath of God is closer than we can imagine.
May God have mercy upon us if we ignore his warnings.