A few years ago, I believe the Lord Jesus said to me, “Satan is giving America a spirit of self-rejection.”
Since that time we’ve been bombarded incessantly with everything that’s perceived as wrong with our country. Everything from being “nationalist” to bigoted and racist with our eye on past atrocities, has cast a despairing shadow over America. Some ridiculously believe that tearing down monuments and rewriting history will change the hearts of Americans present and future. It won’t. The problem is in the sinful heart that rebels against the amazing grace that established this country. If we believe this, we’re labeled “fascist,” “isolationist,” and “narrow-minded.”
The goal of this self-rejection is, of course, to destroy what God planted on the shores of America, the bastion of the freeing gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s taken decades to do this, but unless there is a transformation in the heart of Americans, we will pass on as just another democratic experiment. If we are realistic, we’ll acknowledge we could be at the end of this age.
Several years ago, our president, then Barak Obama, visited other nations and apologized for the wrongs of America, although without our military and the blood shed by our soldiers, these nations would have wound up under the dominion of an adversary.
Even recently, presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke visited Mexico and blamed their condition on what America had not done for them!
Granted, humans are fallible and constantly give into sinfulness in thought, word and deed. Slavery, which has captured the forefront of discussion, especially lately, is certainly not solely an American institution of sin. Evidence of slavery predates written records, and has existed in many cultures. However, slavery is rare among hunter-gatherer populations. Mass slavery requires economic surpluses and a high population density to be viable. Due to these factors, the practice of slavery would have only proliferated after the invention of agriculture during the Neolithic Revolution, about 11,000 years ago.
Slavery was known in civilizations as old as Sumer, as well as in almost every other ancient civilization, including Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, the Akkadian Empire, Assyria, Babylonia, Ancient Iran, Ancient Greece, Ancient India, the Roman Empire, the Arab Islamic Caliphate and Sultanate, Nubia and the pre-Columbian civilizations of the Americas. Such institutions were a mixture of debt-slavery, punishment for crime, the enslavement of prisoners of war, child abandonment, and the birth of slave children to slaves. Obviously, this guilt runs across hundreds of centuries and among hundreds of cultures. This recitation is in no way an attempt to neither justify this practice nor relegate to to any less than it is.
America’s past includes regrettable atrocities and mistakes. Because of the human condition, we will continue in this manner. Power-hungry politicians, billionaires and the like will take advantage of others, giving our country a tarnished image. We need only consider present day sex trafficking, another form of slavery, and the who’s who involved in this despicable practice!
However, consider, on the other hand, how “ bad” we are in reaching out to other nations:
U.S. Gives Financial Aid to 96% of All Countries
According to the federal government, for fiscal year 2012, “The United States remained the world’s largest bilateral donor, obligating approximately $48.4 billion—$31.2 billion in economic assistance and $17.2 billion in military assistance.” However, “obligated” funds are not the same as “dispersed.”
The U.S. disbursed $33.2 billion—$19 billion in economic assistance to 184 countries and $14.2 billion in military assistance to 142 countries. Out of the top six U.S. foreign aid recipients, five of them were Muslim countries. And yet it seems the U.S. can’t buy good press in the Middle East.
The UN boasts 193 members, and the U.S. provided economic assistance to 184 of them, or 96% of the countries in the world. To be sure, the amount of assistance drops significantly after the top 10 countries or so, but still.… Of course, State Department officials might claim that some of that money is to help the poor. But China has the second largest economy in the world—and is a major buyer of U.S. debt. So we borrow money from China in order to give them financial assistance?
So, why all the constant criticism and hate for the US?
New World Order Again
Same old story. For years the powers that be have been desperately seeking to cripple the United States into becoming a “lesser nation,” so that the centuries’ old NWO can finally have control. How so?
- Destroy Christianity and replace it with an all-inclusive “religion” that welcomes all into God’s fold in the name of freedom.
- Destroy God’s creation in the womb and call it “reproductive rights.”
- Water down education so mindless students will follow the dictates of a collective mindset that yields selfishly to a materialistic lifestyle with little regard for eternal life, or worst try to find meaning in New Age religion.
- Open the borders to a never-ending flow of immigrants. This seems so compassionate, but America cannot sustain nor economically assist every person who crosses our borders. Welcome to a Socialist nation.
- Divide the races so resentment and hate are paramount. Continuously remind people that they’ve been deprived of what’s “rightfully theirs” so that anger overrules common sense.
- Expand technology to the extent that there’s no such thing as privacy and control of all is preferable. Google rules.
- Teach that perverted lifestyles are normal, and normal lifestyles are perverted.
- Encourage an anti-American sentiment so that patriotism flies in the face of international cooperation, especially the consensus of the United Nations.
- Devalue the effectiveness of Christian churches’ effect on our country, and seek to control what churches are allowed to say.
- Frighten churches into passivity and compromise by threatening lawsuits for standing against what the Bible calls sin.
- Bombard the nation with pornography and so-called freedom from the the tyranny of “religious rules.”
- Establish a nation on drugs.
- Demolish Constitutional Law in favor of what seems “sensible” in keeping with a modern interpretation.
All these spell destruction for America, and we are blind to it. I am thankful that whatever happens the kingdom of God will not be shaken:
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”[f] (Heb. 12:28-29 Amp).
Chaos will inevitably ensue. As Paul Harvey once said, “Freedom without responsibility is chaos.” We have many people across America who are walking in chaos and not responsibility. Unless we turn to Jesus, expect increasing hostility and chaos.
These are some of the symptoms of a spirit of self-rejection in America. It’s sad that a once great nation has succumbed to the bait of Satan.
Even sadder still is many present day politicians are lame concerning wisdom from above, thinking they are wise but they have become fools:
“Although claiming to be super-intelligent, they were in fact shallow fools” (ROM. 1:22 The Passion).
God Almighty planted the truth in America, but after nearly 250 years, we’re on the brink of disaster:
1 If the LORD does not build the house, it is useless for the builders to work on it. If the LORD does not protect a city, it is useless for the guard to stay alert (Psalm 127:1).
Some will continue to work for the good of mankind, blessing others with the goodness of God, while others will callously steal, kill and destroy. Our Blessed Hope — at least for those who have accepted His Lordship — is the return of the Lord Jesus to reign and rule over this planet:
13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man,[a]coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed” (Daniel 7:13-14 NIV).