By: Rick L. King
July 27, 2011
That's a strange title of an article to some, but let me explain.
We ask God to bless America all the time, yet we are asking something that is contrary to God. God has blessed America with much grace. Grace is something that we do not deserve. We do not deserve His grace. America has pushed God out of almost everything. You can't even find God in many churches. People are living for self. People are serving idols and the flesh. People don't pursue God but pursue sin. Yet we ask God to bless us.
A good analogy is when let's say that you are employed by your family business. At the end of the week you ask for your paycheck. Instead of working you are off doing others things that you want to do to please yourself. So though you haven't done one thing this week in your job, you expect to be paid. It is only grace that you don't get fired. This is God's grace. Because you are part of the family and you are loved you get to keep your job. You just don't get paid because you have not done any work. You get to stay saved because Jesus loves you but you don't get His blessing because you haven't fulfilled your part of the agreement.
Since when does God bless the flesh? When does God bless idolatry? When does God bless our pursuit of money so that we can build a kingdom for self? The Word says that they, which are in the flesh, cannot please God. Is God going to bless something that does not please him? We ask God to bless America when it promotes sin. It murders babies. It has a government that that has forgotten that they are a servant to the people not a ruler over them. It has made prayer a no-no in schools. It has promoted homosexuality and all kinds of perverse acts.
Here is a shocking statement. God does not bless sin. If we truly want God to bless America then we must learn to do those things, which are pleasing in His sight. We must repent of all the sin and evil that we constantly do. We must turn our backs on the devil and cry out to God to save, have mercy on, and deliver us. We must learn to put God first and His will alone in our church and lives. We must seek first His kingdom and righteousness. We must turn from our wicked ways and cry out to Him. We must seek His will over ours. We must learn that he that loses his life will find it. We must learn to take care of the orphans and widows and the poor. There are so many reasons why asking God to bless us is ludicrous.
If we really want God to bless us then we need to humble our self, pray, seek His face, seek His will, and allow Him to run our lives. We must surrender and repent and allow the Holy Spirit to bring about in our lives and in this country the will and plans of God. It will cost us something to have God's blessing. Government will have to get into unity. Churches will have to allow the Holy Spirit to run things instead of men and women. We may have to do without all the creature comforts that we so lavish upon self.
Does this sound harsh? I don't mean it to be but I see the foolishness of asking God to bless things that he is against. I so look forward to the day when he does what he said that he would do. He said in the last days that he would pour out of His Spirit upon all flesh. Oh the repentance that will happen on that day. Atheists will get their eyes opened when God presence comes all over them. I bet they won't deny God at that time. Just because a person has not experienced God does not mean that He does not exist. Just because we have no knowledge of God does not mean that he is not real. If he were not real, this man would have been dead many years ago. I had to get to the end of me and I found something that I did not know existed. I found a God that loved me. I found a God that healed me. I found a God that kept me from committing suicide. I found a God that is powerful and would take care of me if I would serve Him. I found a God that took away my fears and cleansed me from so many things that were bad for me.
Yes, I desire for God to bless America. Yet, until we do things His way and desire to please Him we won't truly get what we ask for. Let's turn our hearts toward Him and give Him a reason to want to bless us.
God, forgive us and cleanse us of all our unrighteousness so that we may ask for, expect, and walk in your blessings once again.
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I am a 63 year old Born-Again spirit filled Christian, that has been saved for 30 years. Jesus found me when I was suicidal. I learned real quickly that I was powerless to be in control of my life, so I let Jesus take over. He has chosen me to be a warrior for Him. WE win, if we fight His way.
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