I fear greatly for those who have married their faith with their patriotism in this hour. I fear that just because God isn’t performing miracles on behalf of the patriotic cry that many will “turn and follow Him no more” because they were taught that this is “our best life now.” And that if they prayed based on 2 Chronicles 7:14, that their best life was still available in the here and now they are going to be greatly disappointed to find out that no matter how hard they pray God has already spoken that in the last days perilous times will come! We can’t pray that away.
We have to awaken to the sobering truth that earth is the Titanic and Jesus Christ is the only Ark of salvation.
God’s Word says that He isn’t willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance, but despite God’s desire, many more will perish than will be saved! As Jesus has taught us…
“Broad is the gate that leads to destruction and many go that way” and “narrow is the way that leads to eternal life and few go that way.”
In just doing that math, we can understand why more and more we are going to be feeling surrounded on every side, almost feel like we are losing. And if it’s longing for this place to get better, to go back to what it once was…we are losing! But that is good news!
This is NOT our home, we are just pilgrims here. If our praying starts to line-up with the Spirit of God it will begin to be more and more: “The Spirit and Bride in agreement crying Come Lord Jesus, Come.”