A NATION IN NEED OF A REVIVAL
The historian, Sidney Mead, described the United States as a nation with the soul of a church. If we are truly a nation with the soul of a church then the most important thing you can do this July 4th is to be in Church getting right with God. The genius of our nation is not in our political parties but in our people. But until we are willing to accept God’s spiritual remedy for our sick soul, our nation will night rise above our own spiritual condition. The nation can never be better than we are.
It does not take too much time in study to realize that the founders of our nation firmly believed that the morals, values and ethics of the Bible were foundational to the success of our nation. This quote from Thomas Jefferson is found on the wall of the Jefferson Memorial:
God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever
It is time for Christians to stop following the world and return to being the people of God. I firmly believe that the nation rests on our shoulders, we are salt and light to the nation. We cannot cower down when we are accused of being out of date, out of touch and moralistic. Christians have to shed the clothing of secularism and let the robes of Christ be seen.
All too often, in the name of cultural relevance, we have compromised the Gospel. Too many churches try to look like something besides a church, a sound stage, a movie theater, a fun park. And every such act is a compromise with the world. The world does not need another emergent church or any other cutting edge organization. What the world needs is a repentant church, a church that seeks the face of God in hopes that God will renew us.
Revival among the people of God is the only hope for a declining nation. Please pray for revival and may it begin with you and with me.