Today is the National Day of Prayer. The theme is “Wake Up America.” The idea is that Our Nation need to “wake up,” and return to it’s Christian roots. The problem is, its not “America” that needs to wake up.
It may surprise you to realize, that the problem with America is not the problem. Think about it… America is not the problem. The problem is… wait for it… the Church in America.
2 Chronicles 7:14: “if My people who are called by My name will 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 heal their land.” NKJV
Here you have it. You may not like it, especially if you are a Christian. I mean, where Christians, right? We love God, we go to church, we do our best to obey Him. He loves us. Right? But the Bible lays the problem at the feet of His people, the Church.
God is longsuffering, but His patience is not eternal. Repentance by His People is key to put off or even avoid judgment. Our example? Israel. Ezra, Nehemiah, Daniel… they all understood the necessity of repentance. And the result was the blessing of God.
So, who needs to wake up? Think about it…