As America celebrates another Memorial Day remembering those who have given their lives for our precious freedoms, our once great nation finds itself in the throes of reaping what has been sown over the last 50 years. Since 1962 prayer has been thrown out of our public schools, the killing of innocent babies in the womb has been legalized, free love and mind-altering drugs of the 60s generation are rampant throughout the culture, and God-ordained marriage is witnessing its demise per those who seek to destroy its 6,000 years of history. For a country that seemingly has turned its back on God upon Whose Word it was founded, may we repent and return to our First Love before it is too late, knowing it is written in His Word, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap,” (Galatians 6:7).
God warned the Children of Israel before taking possession of the Promised Land that if after they had remained long in the land and they were to forget His covenant with them by corrupting themselves and doing evil in the sight of God to provoke Him to anger, they would soon perish from off the land and be destroyed (Deuteronomy 4). It was first King Nebuchadnezzar and his army who conquered and destroyed Jerusalem 850 years later, taking all but those who were sick and feeble captive back to Babylon including the three Hebrew children, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and the Hebrew prophet Daniel. After 70 years of captivity and the Jews return to Jerusalem to rebuild the city walls, it is recorded in A.D. 70 the Roman General Titus overthrew the city again, burning it to the ground with the people scattering to the four corners of the earth as God had warned them would happen for their disobedience (v.27). It was not until Israel’s rebirth on May 14, 1948, “a nation born in a day,” that God has allowed the Children of Israel to return to the Promised Land where they will remain in preparation for His Second Coming, never to be scattered again (Isaiah 66).
If God brought destruction to the people of Israel for their disobedience to Him, “provoking Him to jealousy with strange gods… with abominations provoked they Him to anger. They sacrificed unto devils, not to God… and hast forgotten God that formed thee,” He said, “I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very forward generation, children in whom is no faith” (Deuteronomy 32:15-20), how shall America escape His judgments that are sure to come if we neglect so great salvation? We are doomed as all nations that forget God (Psalm 9:17).
“And that, knowing the time,
That now it is high time to awake out of sleep;
The night is far spent, the day is at hand:
Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness,
And let us put on the Armour of Light.”