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May 2014 Outcry

The Bible records two issues that bring death and destruction to any nation when they are persistently, knowingly violated.  Deuteronomy 19:10-13 states the first, “…lest innocent blood be shed in the midst of your land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and thus guilt of bloodshed be upon you. But if anyone hates his neighbor, lies in wait for him, rises against him and strikes him mortally, so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities, then the elders of his city shall send and bring him from there, and deliver him over to the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.  Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with you.”  Things are not going well for America.  Bloodguiltiness results from contributing to blood being spilt unjustly, and promoting abortion is a prime example.  People that promote and practice it unrepentantly, and continue as a nation’s cup of iniquity fills will likely warrant God’s judgment of death.  The Blood Avenger will eventually find every perpetrator and they will reap the permanent rewards of their actions!

The second major violation is the promotion of vile sexual sin that ultimately mocks God!  Romans 1:26-32 describes it, “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;  being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,  backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,  undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;  who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”  Embracing ungodly behavior increasingly leads people to lose the ability to think straight!  God gives them over to a reprobate mind!  What happens to a nation led by a man with a reprobate mind?

The number one promoter of everything God hates resides in the White House and leads a political party that advances and promotes what God abhors.  There is only one way to pray for God-haters.  We must follow Paul’s example as he prayed for Alexander the coppersmith in 2 Timothy 4:14, “May the Lord repay them according to their works.”

Paul used a second aorist active optative verb, “…in a few cases, verbs in the optative mood stand apart from a conditional clause to express the strongest possible wish regarding an event.”*  Revelation 22:12 states, “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.”  Jesus is ready to intervene – we should ask Him!

Would these actions reflect a reprobate mind?   Obama chooses to reduce our nuclear arsenal by 80% while Russia and China modernize and improve theirs!  Obama chooses to dismantle our missile shield as a “friendship gesture.”  The Ukraine asks for arms to fight Russia and Obama sends Meals Ready to Eat.  Russia has been encouraged to take back everything they lost to America in Ronald Regan’s administration!  Radical Muslims have been encouraged to take back territory that was won by our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan!  Tanker oil spills are the fruit of refusing to build the Keystone XL Pipeline.  In spite of fierce protest, Obama has pushed through a takeover of healthcare, tripling the cost of medical care.  How many losses does it take to recognize the fruit of a reprobate mind?

Christians have one option – prayer!  And not the religious, traditional, “May God bless our president.”  That aids, abets and enables evil!

Judicial prayer fits this situation, “May the Lord arise and reward this president and his political party according to their works!”  Let God arise and His enemies be scattered!

* Pierce, L. Tense, Voice Mood. (TVM5793). Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship.