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Summary: Find out how humbleness, prayer, and repentance in the life of a Christian can become the remedy for what ails our Nation and churches today.

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IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT CHRISTIANS ARE A LOT LIKE TEA BAGS. YOU’LL NEVER KNOW HOW STRONG THEY ARE UNTIL YOU PUT THEM IN HOT WATER!

UNFORTUNATELY, WE MAY NEVER GET TO KNOW HOW STRONG SOME CHRISTIANS COULD ACTUALLY BE BECAUSE THEY WILL DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING TO AVOID BEING PUT INTO HOT WATER.

WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY IS THAT WE HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS IN OUR COUNTRY TODAY. WHO WOULD HAVE EVER DREAMED THAT WE WOULD HAVE COURT BATTLES OVER OUR RIGHT TO PRAY AND DISPLAY THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, CROSSES AND NATIVITY SCENES?

ALL IT TAKES IS JUST ONE PERSON TO CRY OUT TO THE A.C.L.U. TO GET EVERYONE TO COWER IN FEAR. WHERE IS EVERYBODY? OR SHOULD WE BE ASKING, "WHERE ARE THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS?"

SADLY, THE CRY IS GOING UNHEARD BECAUSE TOO MANY CHRISTIANS HAVE SOLD THEMSELVES OUT TO SILENCE AND POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.

CHRISTIANS WHO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEMS OF OUR COUNTRY BY EITHER BACKING OFF AND TURNING A BLIND EYE OR SIMPLY REFUSING TO GET INVOLVED AT ALL.

CHRISTIANS WHO DON’T REGULARLY PRAY, READ AND STUDY THE BIBLE, OR ATTEND CHURCH. CHRISTIANS WHO WON’T WRITE THEIR FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL OFFICIALS WHEN ANTI-CHRISTIAN LEGISLATION ARISES AGAINST THEM.

CHRISTIANS WHO DON’T STAY INFORMED WITH WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND THEM. CHRISTIANS WHO QUICKLY ADOPT THE "BLIND-EYE; DEAF-EAR" ATTITUDE TOWARDS SIN. NO WONDER AMERICA IS IN THE SHAPE THAT IT IS IN!

YOU CAN’T BLAME THE PORNOGRAPHERS FOR LUST AND ADULTERY. YOU CAN’T BLAME HOLLYWOOD FOR THE CORRUPT AND VILE ENTERTAINMENT.

YOU CAN’T BLAME MILLER AND ANHEISER-BUSCH BREWERIES FOR ALCOHOLISM OR PHILLIP-MORRIS TOBACCO FOR LUNG CANCER. NEITHER CAN WE BLAME COLT OR SMITH AND WESSON FOR GUN VIOLENCE.

THEN WHO CAN WE BLAME? WE START BY POINTING THE FINGER AT EVERY PERSON WHO CLAIMS THAT THEY ARE A CHRISTIAN! IT’S MOSTLY OUR FAULT FOR CLOSING OUR EYES, PLUGGING OUR EARS AND KEEPING OUR MOUTHS SHUT.

WE HAVE FAILED TO LIVE UP TO OUR IDENTITY OF BEING CHRIST-LIKE BECAUSE WE REFUSE TO SEE THE SIN THAT IS RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSES. WE NO LONGER HEAR THE CRY OF THE OPPRESSED NOR SPEAK OUT AGAINST INJUSTICE.

THE GREATEST WAY TO ADVANCE THE CAUSE OF EVIL AND CORRUPTION IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO SIT BY AND DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

WE ARE TO BLAME AND WE NEED TO MAKE A DRASTIC CHANGE. THE CHANGE I SPEAK OF IS AMERICA’S REMEDY! WE HOLD THE KEY TO AMERICA’S SPIRITUAL REVIVAL.

OUR SCRIPTURE TEXT SAYS THAT THE REMEDY FOR OUR COUNTRY INVOLVES DOING THREE THINGS FOR GOD. WE MUST HUMBLE OURSELVES, PRAY AND SEEK HIS FACE, AND THEN TURN BACK TO GOD. IF WE WILL THEN GOD SAID HE WOULD HEAR US, FORGIVE US, AND THEN HEAL US.

WE MUST HUMBLE OURSELVES. THIS HEBREW TERM MEANS TO SUBJECT OURSELVES AND BECOME SUBDUED. IN OTHER WORDS, WE MUST SUBJECT AND SUBDUE OUR PRIDE.

PRIDE ELEVATES US ABOVE OTHERS AND ABOVE GOD HIMSELF. WHEN WE SUBJECT OURSELVES TO GOD ALL THINGS WILL COME INTO THEIR PROPER PERSPECTIVE.

BEING HUMBLE DOESN’T MAKE ONE WEAK. HUMBLENESS IT ACTUALLY GREAT STRENGTH UNDER GREAT CONTROL. HUMILITY IS TRUE STRENGTH, FOR IT REACHES INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. PRIDE IS TRUE WEAKNESS, FOR IT REACHES NO FURTHER THAN OUR OWN EGO.


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