Summary: Part 2 of the sermon series on God's calling to Save Israel and America form the threat of Radical Islam.
Satan, You Can’t Have My Country
(God’s Great Wake-Up Call, Part 2)
Good morning/evening, everyone!
Today, I want to talk to you about our God, our country, and what prophecies say about the future of the world we live in.
The river of prophecy is filled with rapids, obstacles, eddies, and undercurrents. How can the Believer navigate them prayerfully and successfully? It often has more to do with milestones we see along the way than in the details of how something foretold comes to fruition. Events tend to swirl in the currents as prophecy moves towards fulfillment. Sometimes it seems to move ahead briskly, other times coming to an abrupt halt. It flows backwards for a time as its energy builds, or even disappears from sight only to reemerge further downstream.
This often makes finding where we are in prophecy confusing if you look merely at the currents. It is often difficult to determine what progress has been made downstream unless it is gauged in relation to the bank.
God gives us mile markers along the way to alert us to what is coming next. Thus if we look at where we have come from, it can be easier to see how to handle the rapids and undertows in the river of prophecy. By understanding the flow of the last few centuries, and seeing how those events relate to the pattern of events occurring today, we begin to clearly see what Bible prophecy holds for America.
America today is regarded as a world leader, and the keys to her future are not buried in some biblical code, but in understanding the will of God as He prepares for the final battle that will usher in the millennial reign of Christ.
Many look at prophecy and think that because certain things are ordained to come to pass, it gives us reason to sit back and wait. I disagree. As in the days of Noah, many continue to eat and drink, marry and be given in marriage, and yet disaster—or deliverance—is at the door. Which one will be allowed to enter is clearly up to you and me.
While many may think the fulfillment of biblical prophecy is a sovereign act of God, the scriptures themselves indicate something quite different. When God was about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, He asked the rhetorical question, “Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?” (Genesis 18:17) God felt He should take no action of judgment without granting His friend Abraham the right to intercede on behalf of the two evil cities.
As Daniel was reading in the Book of Jeremiah, he came across a scripture that said, “After seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” (Jeremiah 29:10) Daniel did some quick calculations—over seventy years had already passed and Israel was still in captivity under Babylon! So he began to pray God’s promise back to Him. Thus the heart of Babylonian King Cyrus was softened and Nehemiah was given permission to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple.
As Jesus said: “You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:14-15 NIV)
As Jesus’ friends, we should know what He is planning concerning events for our nation. We should be involved in prayer. As it was with Daniel, God needs someone to agree with Him, pray His promises into reality, and carry out His plan on Earth.
God has shown us what He is about to do! So today as we explore God’s Word, open your heart to what He is saying to you about how He wants to wake this country up and what He is saying to you about how He wants you to carry out His plan on Earth!
God’s Wake Up Calls for America
Turn in your Bibles to Matthew 24:32-44.
“‘Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.’”