Living in a Defiled Land

So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it. Defile not the land therefore wherein ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the Lord dwell among the children of Israel. Numbers 35:33&34

The mistake most Christians make in looking at modern day America is found in the commonly heard statement, "God is going to judge us unless..." God is already judging us--and we have it coming. The Bible pattern is clear. God judges His people. If they repent, He restores them. If they reject His message, His judgment increases. If they continually refuse to repent, hardening their hearts and their necks, eventually they will be destroyed.

We haven't listened to the message of war. We haven't listened to the message of economic destruction. We haven't listened to the message of unqualified leadership.

I shudder to think of what is coming next.

We are living in a defiled land. If we--God's people--do not repent, we are going to suffer right along with the rest of our nation. The liberties and freedoms we derive from living in America are not guarantees of God. They are the result of decisions and sacrifices made in the past. They are our birthright, but birthrights can be traded in for bean soup. And if we do that, we have no justification to complain about the consequences.


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