I was born in 1983. That means I’m young enough to have not experienced WWII, the sexual revolution, and Vietnam, to name a few. Due to my youth, I have missed some of the biggest trials of our nation’s modern history.
While I love and appreciate history, there is no substitute for living in those history-making years and events. In my adult life, I can point to four years that were filled with nation-changing events. These years are 2001, 2008, 2010, & 2015. While some events such as the housing crash or the Supreme Court decision on Same-Sex Marriage carry farther reaching effects than the years of their happening, I can look back at those four years as moments and seasons of history that will shape a generation.
Looking back, I see the world I live in and the world I grew up in are VERY different.
I get myself in trouble when I say this, but, “If this were ever a Christian nation, it certainly is not so today.” I’m not even going to go into why that is or is not a good thing. That isn’t the point of my article today. The purpose of my article today is to address that by the best of estimates we live in a backslidden America. If we are going to pursue a solution we have to be humble and honest about our condition. Things are not going well.
2015 might be the most significant of the years I mentioned above. I hope and pray that we can actually see how far we’ve fallen.
Do you see the emptiness of a generation where about a third of our children live in homes without a father? Is this a ripple effect from the storms of abortion and pornography?
Can we perceive the moral bankruptcy of a nation that has Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton standing as the frontrunners to restore and reform our government and society?
What will we do to restore the walls of truth, love, and trust that have been broken by Christians who have capitulated under the wave of deception that is same-sex marriage?
Have we considered the plight of thousands of refugees who we’ve left for dead in the hands of radical Islam?
Our condition should trouble us and I won’t sugar-coat it. It is time to wake up. There is no snooze button on this alarm.
What is the solution? What is our hope?
God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The simple acts of prayer, fasting, caring for the outcast, and extending forgiveness are as powerful today as the day that Jesus declared them to the lost people of Israel. The answer is beautiful and it is actually simple.
Can we as Christians still forgive and serve our nation and countrymen?
Can we unify around the Word of God and prayer?
Can we quit playing church and begin to die daily once again?
Can we love this world without devouring its pleasures?
We can do all things in Christ who strengthens us.
Even now, in the midst of these days, there is a praying church arising. There is an adoption movement picking up speed. There are Christians stepping out of church buildings and once again meeting this world where it can be found.
People are coming into the saving knowledge of Christ. Communities and churches are being transformed. Abandoned children are finding homes with loving moms and dads. The seeds of revival have been planted among the destitute, enslaved, and those bound to addiction.
We live in a nation sprinting toward Hell and time is running out.
If you are in Christ you really do possess the power to save a nation.
The only question that remains is, “What will you do about it?”
“Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power…” -Psalm 110:3 NKJV
– J. S. Marek
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