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As Darkness Looms

“He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.” Proverbs 17:15 Years ago, righteousness reigned in America. Those who watched the television program, “Dragnet,” knew that in the end it was going to turn out right as it did in most television programs in those days. And so it was in life in America, things turned out right. Courts were just. The people had confidence in the courts, because for the most part, justice reigned. People didn’t have their careers destroyed for clinging to the Word of God. A terrible thing has happened to America. Right and wrong are no longer determined by the Word of God upon which America was founded, but now the American people as a whole no longer care about the Word of God, in fact, they hate it. America justifies the wicked and condemns the just. The very soul of America has died, and has been replaced with lawlessness. They mean to cast away all reference to God. "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, 'Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.'" Psalm 2:2-3 What we are now seeing is what happens when God pronounces “WOE” upon America. We were warned, repeatedly, over a long period of time that judgment was coming. Now it's here. We should not be surprised. Some may ask why upon America rather than upon countries who might even be worse? There is a principle concerning dedication, concerning covenant. When a nation has been dedicated to the Word of God, then that nation must never turn from it because dedication is a spiritual principle, and God takes that seriously. America was founded upon the Word of God, so America is held more accountable. On the other hand, contrast that with the nation of Haiti for example, which was officially dedicated by the Haitian government to Satan. Take a look at the poverty and suffering there. Satan does not treat his people well. America, has known tremendous prosperity by the hand of the God she was consecrated to, but now that America has spurned the Word of God, her judgment is coming and it will be terrible. He who justifies the wicked and condemns the just are in for a huge shock. Those who hold to the Word of God are called, “haters,” among other things. But watch and pay attention to the ones who are actually hating. It won’t be the people of God. Holding to the Word of God and speaking what he has said is not hatred. Satan is the author of hatred and he has arrayed his followers against those who hold to God’s Word, and he seeks to destroy their lives. He has succeeded in darkening the hearts of many of those in power and they are the ones who hate. And what is so very obvious is their hatred of God himself. We watched it develop. Yes, it goes back farther, but in recent years it has accelerated with lightning speed. In an act of incredible defiance, on the day the highest court in the land approved sodomy, the White House turned on lights covering it with the colors of the rainbow. WHY THE RAINBOW? The rainbow was stated in the Word of God to be a sign of God’s covenant. In incredible hubris, the homosexual community took something specifically God’s and has turned it into the sign of the filth of that movement which is controlled by Satan himself. What a horrible thing to do, taking the rainbow which was God’s and turning it into the sign of defiance, the sign of contempt toward God. What a slap in God’s face! Many who take a stand for the Word of God have felt like Noah. Noah, whom the Scriptures say was “a preacher of righteousness,” preached righteousness all the years it took him to build that ark, but no one listened. In the end, only Noah’s family was saved; the rest perished. The story was the same when God brought Lot and his family out of Sodom. The rest perished. And this is what is coming to America – they will perish. “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Matthew 24:37 “Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot… …on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.” Luke 17:28-30 But those who have maintained faithfulness to God even in persecution, have a glorious future to look forward to, beyond their ability to even imagine: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 The day will come when the faithful will go into the ark and the door will be closed behind them. All memory of the pain of this world will vanish, and God will wipe away every tear. That surely will be a glorious day, when all pain comes to an end for the faithful ones. “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. Then he who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And he said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’” Revelation 21:4-5 For the faithful, there is a glorious future. Let that knowledge sustain each believer even in the days ahead which are becoming very dark. “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and his glory will be seen upon you.” Isaiah 60:2


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