Summary: If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
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John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
2 Chronicles 7:14 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 will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
What's wrong in America, mass shootings & killings, soaring heat, drought, floods, hurricanes, tornados & earthquakes or a bankrupt economy? What's wrong in America?
God out of schools, government, “In God We Trust” out,
God against the law…..
1. Forgetting God.
It's forgetting God by it's interpretation of separation of church and state, it's forgetting God by legalizing same-sex marriage by some of our states, legalized abortion and it's forgetting God by what's being shown on prime time television.
Psalm 33:12 say's, "Blessed is the nation whose God is Lord;".
What's wrong in America, this nation is forgetting God and losing his blessings.
2. Forgetting The Church
It's forgetting the church by letting Sunday become a day of watching sports, going shopping, and sleeping in, anything and everything but church.
Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go:".
Don't let Sunday become a day of everything else,
let it be a family day which includes going to church.
3. Forgetting Christian Values
It's forgetting Christian values in our schools, it's forgetting Christian values in our local, state, and national government, and it's forgetting Christian values in our society.
Proverbs 14:34 say's, "Righteousness exalteth a nation:
but sin is a reproach to any people." What's wrong in America, it's forgetting Christian values, God and the Church.
1 John 1:6-10 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Is America A Bankrupt Nation
2 Chronicles 7:13-14 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
14 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 will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
“America wants God’s blessing but not God. Our nation has systematically pushed Him out of the national consciousness—rejecting biblical morality, ignoring His Word, and relying on the political and entertainment arenas for moral guidance.”
The result is that we have become a bankrupt nation – financially, morally and spiritually. As politicians, economists, and sociologists scramble to find a cure for the nation’s problems, God has provided America with His prescription
for success, in His Word.
I. America is Financially Bankrupt
A. Proverbs 11:28 “He that trusts in his riches shall fall...”
B. Standard and Poor’s downgraded America’s long-term AAA credit rating for the first time in American history.
C. The United States national debt has passed $16 trillion.
For each dollar spend by the federal government 40 cents is borrowed. The US has a debt that is almost four times the size of its economy. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4 billion a day since September, 2007...
D. Forty-four states are currently facing bankruptcy.
Cities across America are going broke.
E. Central Falls, Rhode Island filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
F. Unemployment stands at 14%. Some 14 million Americans who looked for a job in July did’t find one. This figure doesn’t include people working part- time nor those who didn’t look for work "discouraged workers" who have given up hope. Including those people in the calculation would push the U.S. jobless rate up to 17 percent.
II. America is Morally Bankrupt
A. Proverbs 14:34 “Righteousness exalts a nation:
but sin is a reproach (a disgrace) to any people.”
B. Alcoholism, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, abortion, homosexuality, school violence, child abuse, pornography, rape, robbery and murder pervade our nation.
America is drowning in wickedness and immorality.
C. Oregon approved legalized physician-assisted suicide in 1994 and reaffirmed the law in 1997, making Oregon the first government in the world to make the practice legal.