Sunday, November 22, 2009

"You Have Wearied The LORD..."

"Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?" - Mal 2:17

America, we have wearied the LORD because of:

1) Pride and Arrogance - America thinks it cannot fall. We believe that our system is the greatest system, and try to force it upon other Countries. We think that God is automatically on our side (when WE should be seeking to be on HIS side!). We believe in our own benevolence. America believes that just about everything it does is "just" and "righteous."
2) Rebellion - Against God's ways. From our Church leaders, to our Political leaders, to the people, to even our children! There is rebellion Against God's ways from the top down - the whole body of America is SICK with rebellion.
3) Tolerating and even celebrating false "teachers" and "prophets" - Our Country in run amok with false teachers and prophets, who are not only accepting, but also openly PROMOTING New Age and New Age practices such as meditative prayer, Yoga, etc., Homosexuality, Abortion, et al. We are getting further and further away from God's word as our standard, and promoting Humanism as the standard for living!
4) Perverting Justice - Our courts are rampant with wicked and perverse judges, who let off the guilty, and condemn the victim. We have Governors, and even Presidents that offer pardons to those guilty of heinous crimes. We have judges that rule from the bench by judicial fiat, creating unjust and wicked legislation from the bench. We no longer punish evildoers. We turn a blind eye to justice, rather than preserve justice with an unprejudiced eye.
5) Murder - in every form imaginable. The American holocaust, ABORTION, is an ABOMINATION before God. He will not remain silent forever because of this. It is a stench in His nostrils, and we tolerate this infanticide. To date: *50,766,279 abortions in America since 1973!!! That is FOUR TIMES the estimated number of those killed by Hitlers regime in Nazi Germany (6 million Jews, and 6-7 million other "undesirables").

*Number taken from National Right To Life fact sheet

In addition, murder in our cities and neighborhoods, continually - gang violence, civil violence, etc. We are a murderous Nation.
6) Divorce - From the CDC website:
  • Number of marriages: 2,162,000
  • Marriage rate: 7.1 per 1,000 total population
  • Divorce rate: 3.5 per 1,000 population (44 reporting States and D.C.
While it is true that divorce has actually gone down a bit over the last couple of years, it is still a HUGE problem in the U.S., and especially in our CHURCHES (where it SHOULD be as rare as the Dodo bird!).
7) Deceit - Our Country is rampant with deceit: From the President, to Wall Street, to the Churches, to small business, to the people. We are a LYING Nation! Our Politicians lie, and then accuse each other, back and forth, of lying! Business men lie and cheat each other, and the rest of us! The rest of us lie and cheat our spouses, family members, friends and neighbors.
8) Homosexuality - Open homosexuality, in EVERY form IMAGINABLE, has not only been tolerated, it is openly accepted as a "normal" form of human sexuality - a complete abomination before God! Even some our our CHURCHES are now not only accepting it, but actively PROMOTING it as a "gift" from God to some individuals. What a vile, disgusting LIE.

Pastor/Rabbi/Deacon/Minister/Reverend/Priest: if you are calling homosexuality "good" and even a "blessing" from God, you are lying, and denying the God you claim to serve! What a lie - What a DISGRACE to the gospel of Yeshua, who died - DIED - for ALL sin! He gave His LIFE to redeem ALL sinners, and you want to keep them IN their sin - and feel good about it!!! Shame on you!
9) National Blasphemy - From our pulpits - We have Pastors, Rabbi's and Clergymen who, while proclaiming with their mouth faith in God, DENY Him by denying His word.
God's name is used as a curse word millions of times DAILY in America.
God's name is used in vain and repetitious prayers that are more designed to glorify the one praying than God Himself.
Every vile and wicked thing is tolerated in peoples lives, while being told that God is not angry with them, that their sin is SEPARATING them from the One who LOVES them, and DIED for them!
God's name is invoked by our Political leaders in their prayers, and public addresses, while their lives and policies go against EVERYTHING that is right, just, and good.
10) Apathy - All of the above are tolerated continually, not only by non-Christians, but by the CHURCH! As long as it doesn't affect my daily life, I'm content to simply shake my head and "tsk, tsk." This is the attitude of MOST Americans. America has become fat, lazy, and content to wallow in it's mire.

In spite of all of the above, America CONTINUES to proclaim it's own "goodness" - and continues to "invoke" God's name, and blessing, while REFUSING to repent. Our many words to Him have become "wearisome."

America, "Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?" - Mal 2:17



Anonymous said...

A wonderful post!! Powerful! Thank you for not pulling punches and getting to the heart of the matter firmly and truthfully. This is what my Dh & I talk about frequently. Wake up church! Repent! Amen, brother. Again, amen! Keep preachin' J!! Blessings, Jen

JRM said...

Thanks Jen.

I think there's a decent amount of believers who feel this way, but unfortunately, most of us have been asleep at the wheel. It's time for followers of Yeshua to share the gospel - repentance, and faith in the only begotten Son of God for the remission of our sins - like never before, and to STAND for righteousness. And it's also time to do what Paul says to do WITHIN the Body - "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry." 2 Tim. 4:2-5