“When the watchman sees the enemy coming, he sounds the alarm to warn the people. Then if those who hear the alarm refuse to take action, it is their own fault if they die. They heard the alarm but ignored it, so the responsibility is theirs. If they had listened to the warning, they could have saved their lives. But if the watchman sees the enemy coming and doesn’t sound the alarm to warn the people, he is responsible for their captivity. They will die in their sins, but I will hold the watchman responsible for their deaths.” Ezekiel 33:3-6
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me;
Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children.” Hosea 4:6
We are destroyed because we don’t know God and we don’t follow God. We need to know what is going on in our world. If we don’t know what is happening how are we going to pray?
America’s Last Call
“You should know this, Timothy that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!” 2 Timothy 3:1-5
“Our nation right now is receiving its final call to repentance, just prior to a great judgment. I believe America stands at the brink of an economic and social collapse.” (David Wilkson) In 1998 David Wilkson wrote a book “America’s last call.” I believe that this was true in 1998 and it has gotten worse since then. Every day I read where America is fastly going downhill. We are going to face the judgment of God if we don’t get on our knees and pray. If you cannot see what is happening in America, you must be living under a rock. The Federal courts are doing everything within their power to outlaw even the mention of God’s name in public life. We are allowing the murder of millions of unborn children, not just allowing but praising this to happen. Violence in America today has surpassed that of the days of Noah and Lot. Our schools are not safe for students to attend. We ask why is all this happening? It is because we have asked God to leave. We think that we don’t need God anymore. We think we can handle it ourselves.
When I started writing my Newsletters some forty years ago, I wrote about revival and how we are to have revival. We need revival more than anything in our nation. God is leading me to write again about revival. I believe that our nation can be saved, but we as Disciples of Jesus Christ need to get on our knees and pray. How do we have revival? Do whatever God commands, however difficult. Endure whatever God appoints, however severe. To obtain whatever God promises, however seemingly unattainable. To die daily, however costly. To love our enemies, however misunderstood. To pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks.