AS SURE AS THE SUN WILL RISE, God will have His way: “The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.” Psalms 119:160 But will you see His promises? Or be of the rebellious generations of Israelites who continually missed out? The book of Judges records that Israel went through 7 major cycles of apostasy, bondage, calling out to God, God’s deliverance and then falling away again.
Here’s a few truths revealed in these historical events: The natural direction of God’s people, even after revival and restoration, is spiritual decline again. Why? People forget. We are quick to forget what the Lord has done for us. We forget what we were saved from and we forget His great mercy in saving a wretch like me. The history of salvation reveals a people reluctant to learn and profit from the spiritual decline and tragic consequences of previous generations of believers. The prosperity of God’s people living off blessings from the previous generation produces a false sense of assurance.
Just because you are under the blessings of your parents does not mean God is pleased with you. Israel fell at the heights of their prosperity. They erroneously believed God was pleased with them. Unbelief and rebellion (lawlessness, operating outside of God’s authority) are not insignificant, they are an affront to God and will be visited with judgment. This is where America and the American church is at. God is exposing our secret parts and calling His church to repent and come out of the world and be separate. God is a merciful God ready to respond to sincere repentance from His people. Only a fervent faith, sincere gratitude, a persistent attempt to seek God’s face and a constant rejection of the ungodly ways of a pagan society will enable God’s people to maintain their first love and receive God’s promises and blessings. Will you see His promises?#runyourrace
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