Psalm 33:12: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.”
In September 2012, at the Democratic National Convention, the Democratic party deliberately left the mention of “God” off their platform. In response, Republicans and other conservatives heavily criticized the President and his political party. On the second day of the DNC, “God” was reintroduced to Democrats and a heavy round of “boos” and hisses reverberated through the audience. A number of attendees were angry that “God” had been put back on the Democratic Party agenda. At the same time, Democrats openly endorsed homosexuality and abortion. As you know, the party’s candidate, Barack Obama, was re-elected as President of the United States.
What has happened since Obama’s re-election? Nothing but bad, that’s what. Our nation has been rocked by one disaster after another. Consider the following:
The ATF “Fast and Furious” deal, in which Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress and Obama refused to testify.
The attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi by terrorists,which then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton covered up and the administration continues to lie about.
The NSA investigation and revelations by Edward Snowden, which uncovered that U.S citizens and our allies are being secretly spied upon by our government.
The IRS scandal, which exposed how the Tea Party and other conservative groups were being unfairly interrogated. When confronted, The IRS chief Lois Lerner and her associates conveniently lost all of their e-mails.
The military deserter and Muslim sympathizer, Bowe Bergdahl, was illegally “brought home” by Obama in exchange for five well-known terrorists.
The horrible treatment of our veterans by our VA hospitals and the subsequent shake -up at the VA administration.
The ongoing international friction between Obama and Russia’s President Putin and with Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu.
The disastrous roll-out of Obama Care and the continuous cancellations, rising premiums and utter chaos which has been created in our medical systems.
The record number of adults who are not employed, which some say is as high as 60 percent of the population. This includes those who are reporting unemployment, those who are not reporting it because they have given up looking for work, and those who are living on some sort of government assistance/sustenance. We have fewer adults working than at any given time in our nation’s history.
The increasing instability in the Middle East, punctuated with the startling rise of ISIS and the administration’s ineptitude in stopping it. The war on terror has been largely abandoned and radical Islam is spreading like an aggressive cancer.
Thirty states and the District of Columbia have now approved same sex marriage, although the majority of Americans still oppose it. Five more states have appeals pending. The will of American voters has been overturned by liberal judges and courts.
The deadly Ebola virus has made it to the U.S. and the CDC and Obama administration give contradictory statements on how it is being spread and what is being done to prevent it.
Whew. Have you read enough? Can I stop now? An argument could be made, and substantiated by historical research, that our nation is in worse shape than ever. In fact, there are numerous things that I could have mentioned but chose not to.
How have the people of God responded? Are Christians making a difference? Tragically, the answer is a resounding “NO.”
Statistics provided by a number of agencies report that Christian denominations, including Southern Baptists, are in steady decline. Morals within the Christian community are not much different than those of non-believers. Mega-churches are outpacing normal-sized churches in terms of numerical growth, but the impact of “Jesus followers” upon the culture appears to be minimal at best. Conversely, the influence of the culture upon the church is increasingly strong.
To answer the question, “why America is not being blessed,” one needs only to read Psalm 33:12: “Blessed is the nation whose GOD is the LORD.” The god of America is no longer Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, the God who has revealed Himself in Jesus Christ. The Democrats and their President hissed at God in 2012. The majority of Americans chose a leader whose allegiance is to Muhammad not Jesus. John the Baptist warned that “even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees.” (Luke 3:9) God is laying the ax to the trees of a nation which once stood as a beacon of light to the rest of the world. The only remedy for the United States is repentance and a return to God. Until that happens, our nation will not be blessed.