Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Does 2 Chron.7:14 Include America?

I have heard and read it hundreds if not thousands of times. I used to believe it myself. 2Chron.7:14 is quoted (If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.) and then the person says if America will do this God will heal our land. But do we know that for sure? Is God obligated to heal every nation that does this? Certainly God will forgive the sins of each and every person that is born again and saved through the Person and Work of Christ, but that doesn't mean He will heal our land. We hope so. I hope so. And we should repent of our nationally condoned and accepted sins ranging from sex outside the bond of marriage between one man and one woman to abortion/murder. The above passage was written to Israel, not us. God may or may not do the same for us if there is repentance. Below I leave you another passage found in Luke 10:13-16 & Matt. 11:21-24. Consider what it says and how that may also apply to our country. So when we pray for repentance in our land, let's also pray that God may be pleased to heal our land, because He doesn't have to.

"Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 
But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell. He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me."

~ Pester Brat

National Debt Reaches 19 Trillion Dollars

Yesterday, the Washington Examiner carried an article saying that the National Debt has reached 19 Trillion Dollars
and that it only took about a year to get there from 18 Trillion. That's a whole lotta moola that is still increasing like a runaway train. While we are going through the motions to elect a new President for our country, the National Debt will continue to grow and will reach about 20 Trillion Dollars by the time the new U.S. President takes over. Of course that is assuming the economy does not collapse before then, which is a real possibility. I work at a bank now (I need a job), and wonder what it would be like if banks have to once again tell people they cannot take all of their money out, and what it will be like. May the Lord spare us a major economic collapse, but it may not be His will to do so. 

UsDebtClock.Org says the National Debt is almost 19 Trillion 4 Billion Dollars as of the date and time of this post. That comes to almost 59 Thousand Dollars per citizen
and almost 159 Thousand Dollars per taxpayer. Mt four grandchildren owe a total of Two Hundred Thirty Six Thousand Dollars. God only knows how much it will be by the time they all graduate High School if the Lord wills and tarries His return. 

Are we doing enough to try to reduce this National Debt? Or should we just keep sitting on our hands and care more about sports and entertainment?

~ Pester Brat