I’m sure the first thing our Canadian leaders contemplated when assessing the American Mid-Term election is “Oh! Oh! Is the power change in the House of Representatives going to affect the year long negotiated settlement of the agreement to replace NAFTA”. Hopefully not and I think saner minds will prevail. We Canadians are also concerned about the relationship problems that arose between our prime minister and President Trump. The president has said the differences have been repaired but these are both talented men, although so unlike. And as much as we Canadians would say otherwise, it is like a David and Goliath scene.
Nevertheless, the American and Canadian peoples are the best of friends. With a 3,000 mile undefended border between the countries, and the ease of travel between the nations’ people enhances friendship and support.
Still, as Canadians looking at our great friend to the south, the great divisions amongst the population has probably been the greatest concern we see on the horizon. Perhaps the Democratic win in the House will force the two parties to work closer together and if so, it should do much to repair the breech and propel America to even greater economic prosperity. This will be good for Canada too, because after all, Canada and America are each others’ largest trading partners and this merging of the two economies benefit Americans and Canadians alike.
President Trump has coined his slogan, “Make America Great Again” and in two short years”, as mentioned earlier, the success has been spectacular. But, there is the most critical missing ingredient in both nations and of course, this is the great falling away from the Faith and perhaps the terrible divisions in America is indicative of this. Canada is not far behind. But, staying with America, they are the great nation, the good land described in Deuteronomy 8, with all its bountiful blessings. God gave them everything but He foretold what would ultimately arise, “And thou shall say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath given me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth …” Basically these are the blessings referred to in Deuteronomy 28 but they must give way to the curses if America departs from the Laws and commandments of God. And they have! So, the great economic success of today is bound to reverse at some point in the future. The same will take place in all the Israel nations. When you see what is happening in both the Ephraim and Manasseh nations of the UK and America, you have to wonder why theologians and leaders alike don’t get the message. But it is like Jeremiah 5:31 reveals, “The prophets prophesy falsely and the priests bear rule by their means …” And the people? “love to have it so”.
The text below, written by Pastor Dan Gayman pretty well describes a sorry ending to fleeting greatness.
Can America Be Great Again?
By Pastor Dan Gayman
(Courtesy The Watchman)
Can America be great again without finding God?
However hard President Donald J. Trump may work,
however well his team may perform—regardless of their
heartfelt sacrifices, devotion, and enormous energy that they
devote to right the American ship of state, unless our
nation reacquaints herself with our Mighty God, no,
our country cannot be great again.