Are you thinking that we are sliding morally? Are you thinking that we are sliding economically? Is your hope for the future almost gone? Maybe you are struggling. Maybe your business is struggling. Maybe you just don’t like the road ahead.
We can mourn all of it. We can be afraid of what lies ahead. We can be afraid of the next phase for America. We can live like that, or we can do something different.
The first thing that we need to remember is that “hope and change” does not begin with a man or men. The only real hope and change for this world comes by way of Jesus. It begins with the spread of the gospel, and it’s more powerful than you may think.
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Jesus was talking to Peter about building the church upon “this rock.” This rock is Jesus. Jesus is the cornerstone. He is the foundation. He is also the foundation of our nation in the sense that we started as a God-fearing Bible believing nation. No, we were not all Christians, but we created a nation founded on Judeo-Christain beliefs. We did not all trust in Jesus, but we for the most part trusted in God. This is where the rebuilding must begin.
No matter how bad the moral decline of this nation, it does not compare with the gates of hell. Matthew 16:18 says that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church and the spread of the gospel. As Christians, this is our number one job. If we are not happy with the moral decline that surrounds us, we are to blame. We have not done our job, but have heart. We can do a better job going forward, and we can win!
Yes, the economy may plummet. As bad as that may be, some folks must be dropped on their proverbial head before they look up. With the downturn of the economy comes great opportunity to share the gospel. When a person is financially bankrupt, their own spiritual bankruptness is often realized. Many may be more ready to try Jesus than they have ever been. The harvest awaits!
If you want hope and change, share Jesus.
But before we can do that, we need to be sure to examine our selves. Be aware that many folks who call themselves Christians are not walking the walk. We need to be sure that we are not one of them, and we need to repent if we are.
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.
2 Chronicles 7:14
God can heal our land, but he won’t do it until we, the saved, humble ourselves, pray, seek Him, and turn from our evil ways. God is waiting on us. We can reclaim America. Actually, God will even do it for us if we do what scripture says.
Do pray for our leaders. God has permitted those leaders to have power. We need to acknowledge God’s choice is for a reason, and we need to submit to God’s will for our country.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Perhaps this is our chance to get on our knees. Perhaps financial decline is what it will take to get America to look up. Pray people pray!