Make no mistake about it, God is not going to hold this country
guiltless. The United states is in big trouble for it's shedding of
innocent blood. Peering through the pages of the Old Testament we're
tempted to declare that we don't recognize that Old God because the OT
appears to be so full of judgment That merely displays our ignorance.
The old testament tells a long story of continuous rebellion. And it
tells the story of a merciful God pleading for centuries like a parent
pleads with his children for His people to repent. Ultimately they
would not choose obedience and they had to be punished. First the
nation of Israel and then the southern nation of Judah were utterly
destroyed, leveled to the ground.It was the particular nature of their
disobedience that caused such a terrible end. Jeremiah recounts the
reasons in the 19th chapter. Jeremiah 19:3-6 3 "…Hear the word of
the LORD, O kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: thus says the
LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold I am about to bring a
calamity upon this place, at which the ears of everyone that hears of
it will tingle. 4 "Because they have forsaken Me and have made this an
alien place and have burned sacrifices in it to other gods, that
neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever
known, and because they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent 5 and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as
burnt offerings to Baal, a thing which I never commanded or spoke of,
nor did it ever enter My mind; 6 therefore, behold, days are coming,"
declares the LORD, "when this place will no longer be called Topheth or
the valley of Ben-hinnom, but rather the valley of Slaughter."
Shedding innocent blood is mentioned quite prominently in the sins of
Israel that brought about their deportation to Babylon in 586 BC. In
fact it was Manasseh's shedding of innocent blood which was one of the
key issues for which Judah was punished (2Kings 21:14-16; 24:4).
The worship of Baal involved placing a living infant on a red hot altar
and burning it to death, it was tilted backwards so that if the child
squirmed or rolled he would actually roll straight into the fire
How barbaric that a people would practice child sacrifice!
mind altering evil could justify the brutal and painful murder of a
child? We don't have to search all that far for the answer. Why do
people abort their children? Because they aren't wanted. Because it's
not a convenient time. Because they don't want the hasle of one with
special needs. Because they wanted a boy or a girl instead. Because
Be certain of this. God has been amazingly patient with America. But
for how much longer will he wait before he punishes this nation as we
deserve for all of the innocent blood we have shed?
I can only pray and confess this nations sin, and plead for God to be
merciful. But unless the deeds of this nation begin to change, I fear
the judgement of God that is coming.
Three reasons are given for God's judgement on his special people –
- They failed to cleanse themselves of the godless people around them.
- They learned to worship all the false gods of the nations around them (Diversity anyone?)
- They murdered thier own children.
Psalm 106:34-41 They did not destroy the peoples, As the LORD commanded them,
35 But they mingled with the nations And learned their practices, 36 And served their idols, Which became a snare to them.
37 They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons, 38
And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and their daughters,
Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted
with the blood. 39 Thus they became unclean in their practices, And played the harlot in their deeds. 40 Therefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against His people And He abhorred His inheritance. 41 Then He gave them into the hand of the nations, And those who hated them ruled over them.
Of course, America – while founded on the foundations of the scriptures
– is NOT God's chosen people. America is not living under the OT
covenant. But the standards of righteousness which are evident in the
Law are being intentionaly broken by this nation.
Be certain of this, God will not hold a nation guiltless when the blood
of innocent children runs in the streets.
Oh, may it be that God will mercifully send his Spirit upon our nation
in a move of Revival. May He convict our nation of Sin and
righteousness according to his mercy. But if He does not, I fear. I
fear the judgement of God. May he have mercy on this land.
LORD, I have heard the report about You and I fear. O LORD, revive
Your work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the years make it
known; In wrath remember mercy. (Habakkuk 3:2)
Cref: Deut. 19:10, 13; 21:8f; 1 Sam. 19:5; 2 Sam.
3:28; 2 Ki. 21:16; 24:4; Ps. 106:38; Prov. 1:11; 6:17; Isa. 59:7; Jer.
7:6; 19:4; 22:3, 17; 26:15; Joel 3:19; Jon. 1:14; Matt. 27:4, 24; Acts