The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure. – Ecclesiastes 7:4
It may do us some good to consider the Word of God as it pertains to a nation of His people who have abandoned God. The health/wealth prosperity gospel has deceived so many in the Faith – Christianity in America is nothing but become a lukewarm rag. Christians by and large refuse to believe repentance is necessary, that God will always look the other way in their sin because they “accept Jesus”.
Consequences are coming for our individual and national sins. God’s Judgment is at hand. An evil and perverse generation now rules a people grown lukewarm. America has been given over to a debased mind and the people delight in wickedness while the Righteous are hated and scorned. It would do us good to read the book of Lamentations, and contemplate the scriptures applying directly to this nation – for such is our future and will become our lament for certain if this people and the Christian church does not repent and turn from it’s ways.
1 How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations! She who was queen among the nations has now become a slave.2 Bitterly she weeps at night,tears are on her cheeks. Among all her lovers there is no one to comfort her. All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.3 After affliction and harsh labor, Judah (America) has gone into exile. She dwells among the nations; she finds no resting place. All who pursue her have overtaken her in the midst of her distress.4 The roads to Zion (the churches) mourn, for no one comes to her appointed festivals. All her gateways are desolate, her priests groan, her young women grieve, and she is in bitter anguish.5 Her foes have become her masters; her enemies are at ease. The Lord has brought her grief because of her many sins. Her children have gone into exile, captive before the foe.6 All the splendor has departed from Daughter Zion (America). Her princes (leaders) are like deer that find no pasture; in weakness they have fled before the pursuer.7 In the days of her affliction and wandering Jerusalem (USA) remembers all the treasures that were hers in days of old. When her people fall into enemy hands, there is no one to help her. Her enemies look at herand laugh at her destruction.8 Jerusalem (America) has sinned greatly and so has become unclean. All who honored her despise her, for they have all seen her naked; she herself groans and turns away.9 Her filthiness clung to her skirts; she did not consider her future. Her fall was astounding; there was none to comfort her. “Look, Lord, on my affliction, for the enemy has triumphed.”10 The enemy laid hands on all her treasures; she saw godless nations enter her sanctuary— those you had forbidden to enter your assembly.11 All her people groan as they search for bread; they barter their treasures for food to keep themselves alive. “Look, Lord, and consider, for I am despised.”12 “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look around and see. Is any suffering like my suffering that was inflicted on me, that the Lordbrought on me in the day of his fierce anger?13“From on high he sent fire, sent it down into my bones. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, faint all the day long.14“My sins have been bound into a yoke; by my hands they were woven together. They have been hung on my neck, and the Lord has sapped my strength. He has given me into the hands of those I cannot withstand.15 “The Lord has rejected all the warriors in our midst; he has summoned an army against us to crush the young men. In his winepress the Lord has trampled Virgin Daughter Judah (America).16 “This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit. My children are destitute because the enemy has prevailed.”17 Zion (America) stretches out her hands, but there is no one to comfort her. The Lord has decreed for Jacob that his neighbors become his foes; Jerusalem has become an unclean thing among them.18 “The Lord is righteous, yet we rebelled against his command. Listen, all you peoples; look on our suffering. Our young men and young women will go into exile.19“I called to my allies but they betrayed me. My priests and my elders perished in the city while they searched for food to keep themselves alive.20“See, Lord, how distressed I am! I am in torment within, and in my heart I am disturbed, for I have been most rebellious. Outside, the sword bereaves; inside, there is only death.21“People have heard my groaning, but there is no one to comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my distress; they rejoice at what you have done. May you bring the day you have announced so they may become like me.22“Let all their wickedness come before you; deal with them as you have dealt with me because of all my sins. My groans are many and my heart is faint.”
” If you look at history through a biblical world view, the last step before a nation is completely destroyed is they drive the righteous from among them…..Americans know. And if they reject it this time, and if they’re so dead inside ‑‑ that’s a possibility. If they’re so dead inside that they can no longer see the difference between good and evil, we will be destroyed because we will be a remarkable evil on this planet. – Glenn Beck 11-6-2012