Being a man from America that was born during the generation that saw so many advances in technology from the late 1950s to the present is a real handicap. I grew up thinking that everyone should have had the same opportunities and blessings that I had. Even the poor people in America are far better off than those in “other”, third world countries. I fear that America is already joining the “others” as she loses her way and runs headlong into an ever darkening night of destruction.
Who are the “others”? Let’s define them as people who live in a world where income is less than $3.00 U.S. per day or less than $1,095.00 U.S. per year. People who have not seen the technological advancements America has seen in the last 60 years. People who live in houses made of mud and sticks with dirt floors and plastic sheeting for a roof. People who use animals to pull their carts and plow their fields, or they do the pulling themselves. People who have to quit school before they are 10 years old so they can work in the fields to help feed the family. People who have never seen a doctor or dentist or are too poor to pay for medical attention. People without a clean source of water, indoor plumbing and basic toilet facilities. People who die daily from diseases that are curable and do not affect more advanced populations. People who are thought of as expendable, who are herded like animals through forced migration due to wars and disease introduced by the elites and governments who steal their natural resources. People whose average mortality age is 40 to 45 years old. People who make up over 70% of the world’s population.
But you say, we didn’t know about the “others”. America is the real world to us. No, I say it is not the real world at all. America was founded on Christian principles, so for a short time, she was a picture of what could have been, but is now fast disappearing. The Church in America still has an opportunity to serve and bless the “others” if she will recognize that the country is at the end of her time of blessing. Every nation that has rejected God in the past has been destroyed. America is no exception. Mr. Obama has declared that we are no longer a Christian nation. He is a reflection of the soul of our nation.
We Americans like to think that we are civilized and know how to work out all our problems peacefully and practically. Everything is nicely packaged for us each day. We wake up each morning and find everything to be as we expected when we went to sleep. We never think to pray and ask God to preserve our way of life while we sleep. We do not think about the possibility of being awakened in the night to find that a new military government has taken over and our way of life is dead.
We have never experienced people coming into our home with machetes and guns killing and raping, driving us from our land and from our ancestral communities. All done in one day because we are not part of their belief system or their tribal community or their political persuasion. We say, “In America this could never happen. We are civilized. We have laws that govern us.” This is the way I used to think. But now, everything has changed. The demons have already entered our government, schools, homes and houses of worship.
America is a nation of immigrants. My ancestors immigrated to America. My wife was born in Africa. Immigration is good if controlled properly. But America’s current immigration policies are out of control. Who are the people now flooding over the borders by the thousands? Are they from a culture that values the Christian way of life? The number of legal and illegal immigrants living in the United States reached an all-time high, at 41.3 million people, in 2013, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.
Oh, yes…let’s not forget the horror of over 60 million American children being slaughtered in abortion mills since 1973. Their little living bodies being dismembered and sold for scientific experiments. Many of those children would be leading the nation right now had they been given the chance to live. We have sinned against them by our complacency and silence.
America was called to be a blessing to the world. It is so obvious to anyone who has lived outside the borders of America for even a short time. But sadly, America has become introverted, selfish and progressively evil. The will of the people is reflected in the government’s policies that now arrogantly reject what God defines as marriage, thereby rejecting God Himself. Our government now arrests citizens whose crime is obeying God’s laws. Shouldn’t their be a national protest in the streets of every major city, town and village or something greater?
There is no one else to stand up for the “others”. It is up to the Church, not the government to take hold of God’s Word and live by faith. The Church should come together in every community and every city to pray and ask God how He would have them live at this time in history under His rule, His government. Then God would show American Christians how to serve the “others” in America and in countries around the world, bringing the light of the true Gospel of Christ to everyone.
But unfortunately the Church chooses to waste its time trying to reform elected political prostitutes and the demonically inspired government. The government is controlled by the prince of this age. It is a corrupt system that will never be redeemed. The world system will continue to rage and make war against God and the Church until Jesus returns to make all things right. Should we vote? Yes, we should. Should we run for office? Yes, we should. Should we expect the government to help us in our mission to share the love of Jesus Christ to the “others” in the world? No, it will never happen.
Do you think government leaders in America have the courage and moral strength to render aid today to persecuted people in any country in the world whose population is being killed by another evil government. Oh, let’s say Syria, where Christians are being slaughtered daily as I write this, how about them? We all know that the American military could take down the terrorists in that part of the world in less than a month if the will was there to do it. I remember the war in Rwanda in 1994. America and the rest of the world did nothing while the horror unfolded revealing that over one million innocent people lost their lives for nothing.
The same evil is rampaging through the middle east and North Africa today. The leaders of America just stand by and count the dead, don’t they? They have endless debate, the bloggers hide behind their keyboards and the news media clamor for the best ratings. The American people watch the pictures of death and nothing is done to prevent the bloodshed. Meanwhile the prince of this age is drooling and laughing at the situation.
You say, what about the United Nations and large non-profit human rights agencies? They will save the “others”, won’t they? They make great pleas for donations showing pictures of the death of thousands stating, “Trust us, we are the Peacemakers. Give us your money so we can help the families who lost loved ones.” But in reality, the money never makes it to the people who need it the most. It lines the pockets of these organizations so they can have endless, fruitless meetings while they fly around in corporate jets and drive around in fleets of brand new Land Cruisers. All the while, mothers and children die of starvation… sound familiar? Oh, I forgot. You don’t see this part of reality on the nightly news.
My friend, America is finished. The judgement of God is already underway. We can expect things to get much worse. Persecution of Christians worldwide will become the norm. But the Church of Jesus Christ can still be a Godly force for good. With God’s help and a people who are willing to lose their worldly success and perhaps even their life, much could be done. Jesus wants to save all people, one person, one life at a time.
What I am going to say here will hurt you, but it is necessary. The Bible is clear in saying that God’s order and rule over His people, the Church, demands that His followers be willing to suffer and take care of those who have nothing. We are called to be a blessing to the nations. To serve, not be served. We have lost sight of our calling and purpose. We have become blind, naked, greedy and evil. We look out our windows on a world of “others” and see them dying, going to hell and say they deserve it because they are not like us. We say, look at them, they are fighting each other and killing each other for food and clothing and shelter. Why should we help them? We have our own problems?
I can tell you from experience, they still look to the American Christian as a last chance of finding help on this earth. They know that no other religion will help them. The ones who do know and follow Christ are crying out to Him, where are my brothers and sisters? I have met many parents in my travels on the foreign mission field that would gladly give their life to send their children to America to have a chance to live the life that we take for granted. We can’t watch them die and say it’s not our problem. If we continue to do this, the Church will fall deeper and deeper into sinfulness. The end of which is too terrible for speculation.
You could say that this is a prophetic word to the American Church, but it is not. It is a proclamation of what is already in the world’s news headlines. It’s being uttered on the streets of France, England, Egypt, Iran, Casablanca, Moscow, Nairobi, Cape Town, Beijing, Abidjan, Perth, Montreal, Copenhagen, Accra, Dublin and yes, Washington D.C.
They are saying, “Where are the Christians? Where is the church of Jesus Christ? Where is the Savior of the world? Where are the disciples who would show how much Jesus loves us by coming to our aid?”
1 Peter 1:13–21 – Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
After reading all of this and considering the terrible condition of our world, where are you today? What is your spiritual condition? What will you do? Will you seek the Lord, asking what He wants you to do? When He speaks, will you obey. Maybe you are someone who needs salvation through Jesus Christ. If so, read this information.
Father God, please help us help the “others”.
Pastor Chris Jones