Satan’s will toward God’s people is far more malevolent than most of us even realize. We experience as little of Satan’s malevolence as we do because of God’s active protection of us, those around us, and all that we have. However, has that hedge of protection been removed from America? More and more each day America is turning from God and much of it has been foisted upon us by our very government.
Isiah 9:10 -The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
“These words were first uttered by leaders in Israel in response to a limited strike by Assyria on the lands of Zebulun and Naphtali – an attack the prophet makes clear is actually part of a limited judgment by God against apostasy. It wasn’t meant to destroy the nation, but to awaken it, according to most commentaries.
But, Israel didn’t take the cue. Instead, the response from the people in Isaiah 9:10 is one of defiance. The brick buildings were toppled, but they vowed to build bigger and better. The little sycamore trees may have been uprooted, but they vowed to plant bigger and better cedars in their place.
God, speaking through Isaiah explains what will happen as a result of their pride and arrogance and failure to heed the harbinger: Bigger and more potent attacks will follow. Because neither the northern kingdom of Israel nor the southern kingdom of Judah truly repents, the first is eventually swept away by Assyrian invaders and the latter is carried off into captivity by the Babylonians for 70 years.”
This vow has been spoken 3 times in this nation. The first time the day after the destruction of the Twin Towers by Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and then again 3 years later in 2004 by Senator John Edwards. Each vowing that “We will rebuild.” (Both actually quoted the exact scripture.) Then the 3rd which was delivered by the current president on February 24, 2009. At which time he said: “But while our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken; though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight I want every American to know this – WE WILL REBUILD.”
From George Washington’s Inaugural address in 1789 ” …the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.” If America turns ways from God, its blessing will likewise be removed and replaced with judgment.
Are we, as a nation that was founded on the principles of God, falling under the same judgment? Yes, because America is already turning away and the judgments which have thus far befallen America cry out with only one word: RETURN.
Our hope and the word to America is written in God’s Word:
2 Chronicles 7: 14 – If my people, which are called by my name, shall 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.
This call is for the righteous and unrighteous because:
We have all failed and did nothing to stop it.