By SHaila Touchton 1. Reasons why Gods wrath upon us: God has blessed our nation but He will also punish it for turning away from Him. Because of lack of Godly values and families, there is a tremendous increase in sins for which Gods wrath is upon us. Many of so called Christians are living a double standard, professing truth but still walking in disobedience, desensitized to sin and rejecting Godly values. Many of us are living in constant rebellion and disobedience against the Will of God by justifying our sins. Our society is number one in the world for Divorce and remarriage ,breaking ups of the traditional families, Single parent families, severe persecutions of true Christians, Unmarried couples living together, adultery, sex predators have increased, Scammers, thieves and fraudsters, crime of every type is rampant, sexual immorality like homosexuality, immodesty, Profanity , Lewdness ,internet sex crimes,sex outside marriage ,premarital sex ,pornography, prostitution, nakedness, Sex saturated media such as T.V., VCR’s and video movies, occult role playing games, Rock music, Hip-hop music, Country music, with its themes glorifying alcohol and those `cheating and immoral songs, Bombings ,Euthanasia, Godless public school teaching, Alcoholism , occult and pagan practices such as Halloween etc, drug addiction, gambling, fornication, cursing and blasphemy of God, child abuse, violent crimes even child pornography, we export our violence and immorality to other countries through our sleazy movies and television programs, encouraging young girls to be sexual promiscuous and as a result they have become lesbians. By kicking God, The Holy Bible , prayer and Patriotism out of the public schools, and society we have invited the Devil and its principles. We speak foul language and call it as a freedom of speech, we have encouraged everything that is pervert and sinful .Many of us have accepted all these sinful lifestyle as normal in our society. Many of our churches are filled with carnal preachers, false ministers and church members who preach false gospel and false doctrines that make the sinners to feel comfortable in their sins instead of reproaching and reproving and bringing them to Godly repentance. Jesus taught the greatest commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind but we have removed God, school prayers and praying in public. As a result our schools have no moral teachings and have abandoned moral principles introduced sex education and perverted education at the very early age of children’s life . we have violated the Ten Commandments and now we are high in top offences and such as Robbery, gun shooting, school shootings, terrorist attacks, Race war, all types of school violence ,rape, Gang warfare, murders, Vandalism, corruption ,suicides, teen pregnancies, sexual diseases. Prisons are overcrowded in our society, sexual harassment, alternative lifestyles and all types of abuses. All these have contributed to our economic collapse, unemployment, sickness and diseases etc and many more reasons have resulted for God judging our nation. We are rejecting the laws of God and accepting the laws of men. We have broken all of God’s laws, and there is a price to be paid for doing so. Before it’s too late we need to wakeup. We are so prideful and are quick in defending and justifying our bad lifestyles and the Bible does say “Pride goeth before destruction. Our society defines immorality as a freedom but Gods word says that “For you have been called to live in freedom. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.”(Galtiaons 5:13) Freedom in Christ means it’s not a freedom to do whatever or however we wish rather, we are free from sin so that we may obey God (Roman 6:17-19) 2. God can save America: America can still have a Hope. Only God can save America, but we people of America must repent. Isaiah 55:6-7 reminds us that He tells us to repent and forsake our wickedness and turn towards God. God will have compassion on us and pardon our sins. We need to genuinely repent for our sins and forsake our sins and turn towards God, He can save us, he can save our nation. We need to cry out to the Lord on our knees everyday and take his refuge. We all Need to stand up in prayer for our families, families of others and for our society and nation. Definitely God can save us because of few righteous. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says 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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Yes God can save us. We need to fear God and walk according to his ways by correcting our lives. Even if few righteous pray for our nation God will restore America. 3. God hears the righteous: Genesis 18:26 says The LORD said, "If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake." 1 peter 3:12:For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” Psalm 34:17:The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. Psalm 145:19:He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. Romans 5:19:For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous. James 5:16:The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Through Prayer, God has appointed for our receiving mercy, and obtaining grace to help in time of need. "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16 4. Prayer for America! I plead the Blood of Jesus on our President and our Government and Military leaders and for them to make wise and Godly decisions. I pray that our society may become one in goodness and truth and acknowledge you and walk in your ways. Lord, I cover myself and everyone in my country with the blood of Jesus Christ. I cover my country with the Blood of Jesus Christ and may the economy of our country be restored. Help us to repent for our sins with Godly sorrow and may all the people of this country turn back to our savior Lord Jesus Christ so that our sins are forgiven. Comfort and Bless all the people who have no jobs and who are undergoing trials. I now Plead the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ as a Bloodline around my entire country and protect our people from all sickness, diseases, any natural accidents, disasters, calamities, terrors, terrorists, wicked ways, every power of darkness, the spirits of rebellion and disobedience, from all moral corruptions and from all unrighteousness, from all kind of evils and immorality. Lord Jesus please keep peace, Joy, harmony ,happiness and Godliness in my country and May the people who are dwelling in this land may be safe by following your commandments, by Seeking first the Kingdom of God & His righteousness. I believe that the Lord will cover my country and its people with his feathers and that under his wings my country will find refuge in the name of Jesus and I believe that the Precious Blood of Jesus will always protect my country and all its people from Gods wrath. I believe Lord will do greater things in my country according to his will through his blessings. Amen Note: I ask all genuine Christian believers to dedicate their time for praying for all families of America, American leaders, society, Government, Police officers and their families, Military and those who need help. God bless you all.
By Shaila Touchton Jesus is the source of our faith. Our faith comes from hearing the message of Gods word. Faith is trusting God in everything. In the end times many will turn their backs on God because anti-Christ will be everywhere preaching and manipulating everyone that God doesn’t exist. The Bible tells us that in the last days people will fall away from faith because they seek for the knowledge and wisdom of mankind instead of that of the Lord. It is happening all around us. Wrong is now right in the eyes of many people because they seek to please the flesh, and they do not seek to please the Living and Holy God. One cannot please God and man at the same time, for God is a Holy and where He dwells Sin cannot enter, and that is why we need the blood of Jesus to cleanse us from our sins so that we may come before the Holy God. People are going to go from bad to worse. Society is going from bad to worse. Even in the church there will be some who aren't what they claim to be. We see some of this among our churches even now, Many so called Christians are Living Idolatrous worldly Lifestyles, many ignore the homeless, sick ,widows and the orphans. Many will abandon their faith at the end days because of deceiving spirits, doctrines of demons,hypocrisy,ungodliness,bad lifestyles and bad relationships, Godless laws,afflictions,sickness,hurt,misery etc whatever may be the reason when we face any obstacles we should not loose our faith in Christ. 1 Tim. 4:1-3 says Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth” As the end days are near, we are near to second coming of Christ since we do not know the day or the hour of Christ’s return. He comes to Judge the world. We must draw ourselves nearer to the living God, our Lord Jesus Christ by standing firmly on Jesus Christ as our strength and the rock of our salvation. Otherwise we will crumble and life will be tough. In Matthew 24:42-44 Jesus tells us to be ready and alert.” Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come… So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him" . Even though its difficult stay focus on our prayers, because of the distraction of the world, our enemy we can still overcome this world by keeping our mind on Christ and praying fervently with supplication of prayers at all time. We must have strong will and good self control to keep away from worldly stuff. James 1:22-25 says do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does" Proverbs 25:28 says like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control”. When we walk with the Lord, we get many trials and tribulation because God tests us to see whether we still follow all of His ways and all of His commandments. When our faith gets weaker during trials our relationship with Christ becomes weaker and we loose the battle. But when we trust Jesus with all our heart and mind by having a strong faith we will be victorious at the end if we have little patience. Always remember for we walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7) Habakkuk 2:4 says "But the just shall live by his faith." Hebrews 10:23 says Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. We must put faith in action in any type of trial. Scriptures say Caleb, Noah, Stephen and Abraham walked with great faith in the midst of trials and became victorious and overcomers in the Lord because of their strong and unwavering faith. It’s always better to walk with God's divine guidance and divine protection in our life .Without him life gets complex and meaningless and worthless eventually loosing battle and our enemy will win. Conclusion: when we choose the path of faith in Christ, our faith will be tested. We must not give up our Faith when we face any adversity, conflicts, trials and tribulations .we must have a solid faith without wavering or doubt. God is always faithful and will rewards us for our faith.