Open Invitation

April 23, 2013



This initial blog post is foundational to all those which follow.  It’s actually an Open Invitation to all readers to join me in this most crucial act of humbling ourselves before God, confessing our sins for generations past of faithless parenting.

A while back I did a study on the promise of God to His people written in 2 Chronicles 7:14. Many of us are familiar with that verse. It’s used often as a motivation and reminder to God’s people that if they meet the conditions then He will keep the promise.  What is not usually included is verse 13, which says, “If I (God) shut up the heavens that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  The point is that these calamities come upon us because we sin against God.  American Christians have not kept faith with God and we are experiencing unprecedented natural disasters, terrorist attacks by our enemies, and the destruction of our children, our economy, the perversion of our culture and morals, and the widespread national ignorance of our own magnificent history.  We have forgotten who we are as the people of God.

The promise in 2 Chronicles is a conditional promise and it applies to America today.  America has a Gospel purpose and calling upon it as a nation.  Recorded in our Mayflower Compact before the Pilgrims ever set foot upon dry land, the call of God on America and the purpose for her existence is declared by America’s founders in these words:  “We whose names are underwritten, . . . having undertaken, “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith . . . a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia . . .”

Three hundred ninety-three years later, we find ourselves in the position described by the prophet Hosea, chapter 4, verse 6: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.”

However, the heart of God is not to destroy His people, but to turn their hearts back to Him that He might bless them and accomplish His purposes through a faithful people.

Therefore, I offer this prayer to God as the first fruit of this blog dedicated to restoring the knowledge of God and His hand in America and His principles which lay the only acceptable foundation for our homes and families.  I invite you to join me . . .

“Father, I come before You, trusting in Your promise given to Your people in 2 Chronicles 7:14, confessing my sins and the sins of my fathers before me.  We have sinned against you in our generations.  We have forsaken Your ways.  We have turned away from the good way You gave our forefathers in America.  We have perverted justice.  We have been unfaithful in our marriages and as parents over Your heritage.  We have slaughtered innocent babies.  We have sacrificed them upon the altar of convenience and ease.  And we have silently stood by and allowed ungodly men and women to be put into places of leadership in our land.  We have chosen personal ease over faithfulness to You in this land.  We have been unfaithful stewards over the treasure that America is.  We deserve Your judgments.  We humbly ask for your mercy.

You called America to be a city set on a hill, a light to all nations.  We were brought forth for YOUR GLORY AND HONOR AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.  Our light has become dim and we have not salted the nations.  Our memorials have become polluted by those who do not know You or acknowledge You.  We, Your people, have allowed You to be pushed from Your rightful place as God and King over America and have tolerated every evil and sinful thing.  We have forgotten You.  We have forgotten that we are Your people, called by Your name.  Dear God, hear our prayer and forgive our sins.

Father, You have a remnant in America who love You, who seek Your face and who desire to walk in Your ways.  For the sake of Your servants who gave their lives for the establishment of this “one nation under God” – for their sakes and for the sake of Your Great Name, we, Your servants, ask You to hear our prayer, forgive our sin and heal our land for Your own glory and honor and the advancement of the Christian faith.  In Jesus’ name we pray . . . Amen.

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