As the elections in the US are upon us, I find my spirit grieves for my fellow Christians, who once stood for righteousness. Their posts and comments on social media reveal what is really in their hearts. If Christians do not take a stand for righteousness, who will?
The Scriptures found in Jeremiah 2:11-13, 27-28 ask some very pertinent questions. And Jeremiah’s words are just as convicting to us today as they were back then to the Jews.
“Has a nation changed its gods,
Which are not gods?
But My people have changed their Glory
For what does not profit.
Be astonished, O heavens, at this,
And be horribly afraid;
Be very desolate,” says the Lord.
“For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters,
And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.
Saying to a tree, ‘You are my father,’
And to a stone, ‘You gave birth to me.’
For they have turned their back to Me, and not their face.
But in the time of their trouble
They will say, ‘Arise and save us.’
But where are your gods that you have made for yourselves?
Let them arise,
If they can save you in the time of your trouble;
For according to the number of your cities
Are your gods, O Judah.“
As a missionary I minister in different cultures I see firsthand multitudes of lost souls bow before idols, kiss their feet made of wood and stone, religiously prostrate themselves before temples in freezing cold temperatures, spin wheels, send messages to dead relatives and false gods, and sacrifice animals. I witness them march for hours carrying heavy statues to pay penance for their sins, and hear them chant and cry to false gods that can neither hear nor help them.
And now I see many Christian people from my own nation, the USA reject righteousness, defend or ignore the killing of innocent babies in the womb, and misuse God’s grace for an excuse to sin in every way imaginable. They walk away from their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and become their own god. They even change the rules to suit the evil desires of their flesh.
The words that come to my spirit are the words Jesus Christ cries out to the Father from the Cross, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34). If they truly understood their actions and the fruit they will produce, they would never do these things. But the human will is a difficult gift to wield to God.
“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:14-21.
Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic and The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.