“For thou, O God, hast tested us; thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.” (Ps. 66:10,11)
Yes! We have come to the end of another year. A year that has brought much unrest in the world, especially in the countries of North Africa and the Arab world, but also with the economic troubles that several of the European nations are faced with. These troubles stem from an economic downturn whereby people have no work and subsequently no money to even supply their basic needs.
But the problem not only faces the working class, it affects nations as well. In their quest for world dominance the International money brokers are holding most nations in bondage by getting hold of these nation’s natural resources in return for monetary assistance, thereby making the nations and its people poorer and dependant on these blood-sucking lenders and eventually turning them into slaves. “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant (or slave) to the lender.” (Prov. 22:7).
Here at home in North America things are really not much different. The US is faced with a fifteen trillion dollar debt, which is unsustainable and basically unpayable and an economy that is in shambles. Here in Canada things are not quite as dire, but we can see the slow turning of screws just the same. Services are being cut, taxes are being raised, consumer prices are going to the roof and a lot of people are having trouble making ends meet. Homes are being foreclosed on by banks that in a lot of cases can’t even produce the original loan document, because it has been sold so many times from one entity to the next that nobody really knows where the papers are. But the soul less bankers proceed just the same because in an agreement of sale with another bank or banks they have on their ledger the statement that Mr. John Doe owes X amount of fiat money and if Mr. Doe does not pay at such and such a time Mr. Doe will find himself on the street sleeping either in his car, if he still owns one, or sleeping in a tent in some park.
Oh, America, what has happened to you? You once were the richest and most blessed land ever.
Oh, America, what has happened to you? You once were the richest and most blessed land ever. In the last fifty or sixty years you have been in an ever spiralling free-fall to oblivion, and few realized what was and is happening. America, Oh America, I cry for your ignorance and demise. Wake up, before it really is too late. Too late to turn, too late to rectify your ills, too late to return to your first love, too late to return unto your God!
Returning to Ps. 66 verse 12 we read as follows, “Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water, but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.” Almost four hundred years ago a small group of people landed on the rocky shores of this magnificent continent known as the New World, namely North America. They came because they could not serve the Lord their God back in their own homeland according to their convictions and desires. They were harassed and persecuted by the established church of England. Hence they went through the fire, as quoted in the last verse. They came by means of a small sailing vessel, hence they came through the water, and yes, they came to a rich land as spoken of by David in this prophesy.
The Pilgrims, as they were called, made a Covenant among themselves, to be true to their fellow pilgrims in a Biblical and Godly manner and to serve the Lord God of Israel, to the best of their ability and with God’s help. They knew that they were the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and thus Israelites. After the first trials and hardships, the colony began to flourish and grow, and whenever there were troubles and setbacks they would, with fasting and prayer, make supplications unto their God to ask for correction and forgiveness. Our Lord richly blessed this endeavour and it started to grow and prosper. Soon others from all over Western Europe started to come to these shores. There came Danes and Scandinavians, there came Germans and Dutchmen and from the British Isles they came in droves. Israelites all, from Israelite nations.
In those days there was no demarcation line denoting Canada and the US. It was all called the New World. It was all called America, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, it was all the New Promised Land. It was all the New Jerusalem and God was with us and He really dwelt amongst us. All was good, all was great and the blessing flowed abundantly, for we walked with God. “But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills, and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for the law shall go forth from Zion, and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” (Micah 4:1,2).
Oh, how true the above prophecy of Micah proved to be, pertaining to North America. For years people have flocked to these shores, for the betterment of life because the blessing flowed so richly and there seemed to be no end to the abundance that the Lord bestowed upon America. For years all that came to these shores came from the same Israelite background, and they came serving the same God, but in latter years many have come from heathen lands, not willing to serve the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but instead bringing with them their own religion and practices, and thereby undermining the very foundation of our culture and belief and we did nothing to stop the deterioration of the principles that made this the greatest land on the planet.
America, Oh America, how could you be so complacent? How could you be so lax? How could you be so idle to let all the blessings of your God slip away so easily? Have you not heard that our God is a jealous God! He brooks no competition. He brooks no interference, but our sports, our own comforts, our money, our possessions have become our gods. You have forgotten the One that made you great. You have forgotten the One that brought you through the fire. You have forgotten the One that brought you through the water, the One that kept His hand over your head and protected you in all your trials.
America, Oh America wake up before it is too late! In verses 13 through 17 of Psalm 66 David shows us, that if we make penance and pray for our sins the Lord God will hear us and restore our soul, but David goes on in verse 18 telling us that if there is iniquity in our hearts the Lord will not hear us. And I must say that iniquities abound in our hearts and in our lands. All you have to do is look around and you know what I mean. I do not have to go into detail to tell you what is wrong.
America, Oh America fall on your knees and pray to the God of Heaven for forgiveness, pray for restoration to your former glories, when He was with you, pray for a return unto our God, pray with all your heart and soul, and then the God of all the earth will hear you. That is His promise and He will not break His promise. (2Chron. 7:14).
America! America! God shed His grace on thee, and thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!
May the God of Israel richly bless you in the coming year.
(Author’s note: In this article I used the term America interchangeably both with the U.S. and all of the North American continent including both Canada and the US of A, because their origins stem from the same background and ethnic source.)