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Collision Course - America and God

Updated on April 3, 2014

This hub may seem a little negative, but stay with me.

I recently received a newsletter from Evangelist Tom Palmer in which he talks about The Point of No Return. Far up the Niagara River there are signs posting the point of no return. Boaters and swimmers that pass this point will be hopelessly and helplessly carried by the current over the Niagara Falls. Safety only exists as we obey the signs.If we slip past the point of no return, sure death awaits.

I wonder - Has America slipped past the point of no return with her God? Consider the following: "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people" (Proverbs 14:34). Righteousness builds up a nation. Sin destroys a nation. Obedience to God's laws brings blessings. Disobedience brings God's curse (Isaiah 1:19, 20). There can be no doubt that America has been disobedient.

Politically, have we drifted past the point of no return? There is no need to go into detail here about American politics. No matter which side you are on, you know that our nation is in a mess politically. Jesus addresses the issue as He speaks regarding "the kingdom divided against itself". We see according to the Saviour's own words that the kingdom "shall not stand", (Matthew 12:25), it "cannot stand" (Mark 3:24), and it shall be "brought to desolation (Luke 11:17).

Have we passed the point of no return economically? As my evangelist friend says, "From Wall Street to Main Street, the love of money continues to drive out of control the spending and ever-increasing debt which has created a crisis from which we will likely never be able to recover." Proverbs 22:7 warns, "The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender." Greed and covetousness has put a noose around America's neck and continues to slowly tighten.

Have we fallen past the point of no return morally? What is now right used to be wrong. What is now wrong used to be right. Something is missing in America's moral fiber. We have been offered a banquet and yet we feed on the sewer floods of wickedness and perversion. Our moral compass has gone awry, but the Bible is still true - " The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God (Psalm 9:17).

May I suggest that culturally we have also gone past the point of no return. We live in a "me first" society full of self-seeking, self-serving, self-satisfying citizens. In his newsletter Brother Tom Palmer puts it this way, "Assuming that they deserve anything they want, and have a right to everything they want, people deteriorate into consumers rather than contributors. Entertainment and entitlements have created a nation filled with "lazy bums' whose greatest enjoyment is the next laugh, the next thrill, the next splurge." Proverbs once again gives us enlightenment in chapter 14, verse 12 - "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."

As the family goes, so goes the nation. Domestically, I believe we may have missed the warning signs and slipped past the point of no return. Again, if I may quote from the newsletter, "America is a nation where marriage has been devastated by divorce, bringing insecurity and instability to the family unit. America is a nation where dysfunctional families produce dysfunctional people who do not know how to respect authority, tell the truth, take responsibility, or treat others properly." That may seem like harsh words, but placed in the context of America, it is quite fitting. Psalm 127:1 tells us, "Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it . . . ."

America may be on a collision course with God. He is the Righteous Judge and will do right. In all actuality, America needs harsh judgment. It may be possible to pass the point of no return, but it is impossible to pass the point of no revival. What is looking like our nation's darkest hour may very well be the church's finest moment, Revival does not depend on the ups and downs of the stock market. Revival does not depend on Congress. The Department of Education cannot hold back the flood waters of revival. Allow me to close with another quote from Evangelist Tom Palmer. "When the roof caves in and the bottom falls out, our only hope and help will be found in God." God is counting on His church to stand and make a difference in a hopeless, helpless situation. Be a part.


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      William Kovacic 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA,

      It just may be that the judgment of God might be the catalyst to bring revival although as you said, America didn't respond to the 911 wake-up call. Eventually God's judgment will spell destruction for America. Hang in there. Let's just do what we can and God will take care of the rest.

    • profile image 5 years ago from upstate, NY

      I thought 911 to be a merciful warning to America to change its course, America has not repented yet. I believe there's a great revival coming to America. Whether America's as a nation must face judgement regardless of its collective repentance, I don't know? Isreal, even with the righteous King Josiah and all his reforms still had to face judgements.

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      William Kovacic 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Yes LS, I wish everyone in America would take the time to not only watch the video, but to consider the truth behind it. I see God moving in many ways today even though the overall appearance seems to be dark and I'm as excited as ever as I wait to see the finished product of what God is creating. We know the end is near so I believe revival is nearer. Thanks for the visit and for sharing the link.

      To all who stop by - please watch Rabbi Jonathan Cahn's Message to America by clicking on the above link in Lambservant's comment. You will be blessed.

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      Lori Colbo 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I've already share this with you personally Bill, but hope your readers will watch it. This is a link to the 2013 Inaugural Prayer Breakfast message. A message of judgment, a call to repentance and to return to God.

      I see a great stirring in Christian leaders and many Christians about the soon implosion of america, a judgment if they do not repent and return to God. But as we have talked about many times, revival needs to precede a great awakening. Revival starts in the Church, with me and with you.

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      William Kovacic 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


      Thanks for the vote and the visit. I think you're right. I can only point the finger at myself at times. Still there's a job to do - so let's do it! Thanks again for stopping by.

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      William Kovacic 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi Karen,

      I'm glad to hear you're able to get away for a bit. Enjoy your time away. I'm sure America and SA aren't the only places falling away from the Truth. We must continue to send out the warning.

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      James 5 years ago from Maine, USA

      Voted up and awesome.

      People don't like to admit that they're a part of the problem. We'd rather blame everything else, and try and get "someone else" to fix it for us.

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      shofarcall 5 years ago

      Hi Brother Bill,

      I don't live in America, but literally everything you have said in this hub, could be said about where I live in South Africa as well. This is still a Christian country, but the powers that be certainly are not and are leading this country down roads which are not set by God. I have no doubt that this can be said for many other nations too. Oh, if we would only hear his voice, which his watchmen are shouting out from every corner of the globe now. Wake up! Turn back! He is a merciful God when we repent. Glory to God in the Highest. ps Am away from home, touring in my camper but the campsite I am staying at has wireless. God Bless