NOT A CORPORATE DECISION
The Prophet Isaiah preached about 750 years before Christ. During his ministry, Israel was financially prosperous but spiritually bankrupt. When things are hard most people look to God. When things are good it is easy to get lost in the good of life and exclude God from our lives. Most of Israel, because of their prosperity, were excluding God from their lives.
Israel rebelled against God (Isaiah Chapter 1). God threatens to take away the blessing he provided by his hand including good leaders and replace those good leaders with "boys." (Isaiah 3:1-4, NIV). The implication is not that these boys are boys in age, but boys in character.
The Amplified Bible renders Isaiah 3:4 as follows: "And I will make boys their princes, and with childishness shall they rule over them - with outrage (instead of justice)."
"And the people shall be oppressed...." Isaiah 3:9 KJV
"Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them...Youth(s) oppress my people, women rule over them...." Isaiah 3:11-12.
Isaiah continues to list the moral and social ills of Israel including oppression of the people (3:5), a country with women are ruling their political system and where children cause oppression in the land (3:12).
(Women in US Congress, 2014)
It seems to me we are reaping the same results as Israel when the people of God in Israel became too prosperous and too arrogant to bow knee and heart to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the solution to our national decline is just as simple as :
"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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14).
I am sure every aware Christian who loves this Country and appreciates the hand of God over this Country is praying for deliverance from the Lawless One in the White House and the ultra-corrupt political and judicial system that has emerged under his failed leadership; however, the deliverance of our land may be found in we, who know the Lord, humbly praying in search of the face of the Lord (seeking a good personal relationship with him) by turning away from our sin and turning back to God with a whole heart. It could be that simple. God could be waiting on me. God could be waiting on you. What do you say? Shall we take God at his Word? This is not a corporate decision. This is a decision made by each of us, as individuals. I know my decision. What is yours?
Rev. Joda Collins
I make no claim that my views are shared by anyone else.