Hear O My People

June 7

“Hear, O my people, and I will admonish you,
O Israel, if you will listen to me!
There shall be no foreign god among you,
nor shall you worship any foreign god."
Psalm 81:8-9

Is tolerance ok before God? Is it ok to allow foreign gods to be worshiped in our land?

First of all, we have to remember that America was founded upon the Word of God. Our laws were taken from the Bible. We are not like other nations who worship false gods in ignorance, therefore more is expected from us. Judgment will fall upon America, and the presence of false gods in our land is already part of that judgment.

No, it is NOT ok to allow the worship of false gods in our land, and America is going to find that out the hard way. We are nearing the Great Tribulation which Jesus said would be a time of horror worse than anything the world has ever seen since the beginning of time.

"For then there will be great tribulation,
such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time,
no, nor ever shall be.
And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved..."
Matthew 24:21-22

That will be God's response to false worship world-wide. It will be so terrible that God said unless he shortened those days, no one upon the earth would survive.

How foolish is the country so blessed by God to turn against him at the time when the Great Tribulation is so obviously almost here. He has raised up men to go forth and warn the people, and they have cried out with the call to repentance. But America looks at them with scorn.

vs 11-12:
“But my people would not heed my voice,
and Israel would have none of me.
So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart,
to walk in their own counsels."

We are a country that has been blessed beyond any other country on the face of the earth. But we have forgotten why that is so. Take for example Haiti. The Haitian government officially dedicated the country to Satan three times. See the poverty and suffering there - obviously Satan does not bless his people. However, our nation has been blessed above all the nations on the earth. But instead of deep gratitude, we have forsaken the God who has blessed us. Judgment upon America will be greater than that of other nations, because we are not ignorant, we have done what we've done deliberately, proclaiming that we no longer want his yoke upon us. Therefore the country won't survive when judgment falls, just as Israel did back then.

vs 13-14:
“Oh, that my people would listen to me,
that Israel would walk in my ways!
I would soon subdue their enemies,
and turn my hand against their adversaries."

There is still time, although the age is coming to a close. Once the door has been shut there will be no more outstretched hand of mercy.

Oh people, turn back to the Lord. Rebellion isn't worth it. Surrender your stubborn heart and come back to walking in his counsels, that you might be saved.