“Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.” Psalm 80:3
Throughout our history, we, the people of God, have traveled down an unending road which has taken us from depravity and desperation to repentance, from repentance to bountiful blessing, from blessing to apathy, from apathy to apostasy, and then from apostasy back again into depravity and desperation.
In fact, we have proven over and over again — both nationally and in our own personal lives —our utter depravity and our desperate need of a saviour. We just can’t seem to do right on our own, no matter how good our intentions may be.
The apostle Paul laments the helplessness of our sinful state in his epistle to the Romans. “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do,” and “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” Romans 7:18-19, 3:10-12
The prophet Jeremiah similarly observed that “. . . the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps,” and David begged the Lord, “Order my steps . . . and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.” Jeremiah 10:23, Psalm 119:133
David was a mighty king and a man of faith, a man after God’s Own heart — yet he knew that he needed the Lord’s help. And today we — the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Germanic, Scandinavian and kindred peoples — the many nations of Israel — need His help more than ever before.
If there ever was a time that we, as a people, were in a time of depravity and desperation, it is today. Our departure from the Law of God has led us into all manner of wickedness. But that should be an encouragement to us, because we know that the next step is repentance!
Dear reader, it is time we all get on our knees and cry out to God.
Oh God, won’t you please visit us once again with your precious Holy Spirit and draw us again unto repentance this very day? “Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old . . . Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.” Lamentations 5:21, Psalm 80:19