Get a proper Diagnoses
The United States of America is making a transition from one leadership to another and Americans need to get a proper diagnose of the spiritual cancer which has been cursing our nation for decades.
When my late wife, Bonnie K Laughlin was diagnosed with astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer, we were told by a doctor in a near by town that it would be an easy fix with surgery. Our hometown doctor, (Dr. Roy Hartley) told us he did not agree with that diagnoses – so he made arrangements for us to go to Mayo Clinic. A specialist on astrocytoma at Mayo Clinic told us that surgery would be of no use and would cause her to become paralyzed right away, way sooner than the cancer would at its present growing rate. Their proper diagnoses of treatment extended her life, instead of the short life span she would have had if we had followed the wrong diagnoses of treatment.
For the last several elections Christians have been praying for leadership, whom would have a heart for the God’s truth for leading this country. Why, because the Bible says, “The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen as His heritage! The Lord looks down from heaven; He sees all the children of man; from where He sits enthroned, He looks out on the inhabitants of the earth, He who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds. The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His steadfast love, that He may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in Him because we trust in His Holy Name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord be upon us, even as we hope in you.” (Psalm 33:10-22 ESV)
Sadly, Christians have had to live with huge disappointment, still waiting on God to raise up that person to lead America, one who would be like Hezekiah, King of Juda. The Bible says, “He did was right in the eyes of the Lord.” (2 Kings 18:3) In this long period of waiting for a leader who would be like our nation’s founding fathers, ministers of churches are encouraging their congregations with the faith Scriptures. Telling them to keep praying, keep the faith. Too often, pew warmers have allowed themselves to believe they can seek God’s blessings without repentance. Often, they pray asking God to bless this country while missing the need of repentance first. Thus, missing the proper diagnoses of treatment for this nation to get right with God. During the reign of most presidency of this country, the Biblical proclamation is, “They did evil in the eyes of the Lord.” (Judges 3:12; 2 Chronicles 36:9) Instead of enjoying the blessings promised to a nation for obedience, Americans are having to live in the collateral damage of cruses for disobedience. (Deuteronomy 28)
An honest look at the past twenty years of American leadership should bring us to consider just how much wickedness has taken place.
Proper exegeses of God’s Word, especially 1 and 2 Kings is motivating born again theologians to proclaim a New Testament truth found under the preoccupy Warnings from Israel’s History. In 1 Corinthians chapter 10, there is truth which is very applicable for a nation which was raised up by God and has the revelation of Christ Americans have been given for hundreds of years. The Bible says, “…God was not pleased with most of them… Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. They were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come.” (1 Corinthians 10:5-6)
It is time to seek out Bible teachers who can teach accurately what God’s Word says about national leadership. Teachers who can share why we are experiencing the chastisements we have today.
In setting down truths for government of a nation who wants God’s intervention and protection – the book of Deuteronomy teaches about blessings for obedience and cruses for disobedience. The current events here in America place our thoughts on the chastisement of God. One of the cruses is “confusion.” The Complete Word Study of the Bible, the Strong’s Lexicon and the Dictionary of Biblical Languages teach us the Hebrew word for “confusion” (מְהוּמָה mehûmāh) can be translated as panic, disturbance, turmoil, trouble or vexation. What better words describe what our nation is being chastised with today.
One has to ask, “How much louder does God need to speak? Americans need true preachers to do what preachers are called to do. Proclaim the truths of God’s Word, giving the proper diagnoses of treatment so God may convict our nation of her sins.