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We deserve our government
We deserve our government
Eighteenth century French philosopher Joseph de Maistre wrote, “Toute nation a le gouvernement qu'elle mérite.” That is, “Every nation gets the government it deserves.”
I quoted that statement to a friend last week in response to his complaining about current politics in the US. His response was that he was “certainly not to blame for the US government.”
“Well,” I said, “while it might not feel good to admit it, each of us is responsible for our government, and this is especially true when it comes to democratically elected government officials.”
I’m pretty sure I did not convince him, even though he did toss me a bone by telling me that he probably did not do everything in his power to convince his fellow citizens regarding their obligation to “do the right thing.”
The Bible is very clear on this. It states that “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (II Chronicles 7:3-14 NIV).
This totally puts the onus of responsibility right in our laps—that is, of course, if you consider yourself a Child of God. I do, and I also accept my responsibility for the retched state we are in. If you are a follower of The Christ, you also must accept your share of the blame.
As a follower of The Christ, you should do the same. It is your job as well.
Just keep in mind that one good season of revival, à la Charles Finney in the nineteenth century, would free the hand of God to do his part of II Chron. 7:13-14. He is ready and willing to do that, if we do our part first. We have his word on it.
God, revive America, again. Restore righteousness to our land.We must have revival.
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Some thinkers have already written America off. For instance, in 2008 Fareed Zakaria wrote a New York Times Best Seller entitled The Post-American Worldin which he outlined just such a scenario.
According to many academics and philosophers (such as Mr. Zakaria), America’s role as a leader in the world is on the wane. Even some of our current political leaders are looking to the rest of the world for guidance through our tough times. They are speaking as though America’s best days are long gone.
Well, perhaps they are right. Maybe it is time to give up and bow down to what the world wants us to do; to surrender our liberties, and our leadership. Perhaps it is time for capitulation.
But, we do have a choice. And the choice is clear and real. In earlier times, when faced with similar circumstances, America (and other God-centric countries) simply heeded the imperative stated in the Old Testament: "If . . . My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chron. 7:13-14).
Nothing could be more clear, or more simple. Within that short statement resides all that is required of us to find our way back. It has worked before, and it will work again.
This book explains in clear terminology how you can do your part to help bring about the restoration of our country through a Third Great Awakening.
WINDis a call for national revival—a clarion call.
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*WIND Vol. 2 is not yet available, but if you would like to preview a chapter of it you may: "Revivals in History--The Correct View"