Tuesday, September 25, 2012


“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;” (2Timothy 3:12-14).

Politics is an issue that I usually say little about. Why? Because there are so many opinions and so many variations. There are difficult questions that seemingly no one can solve. The way our political system started in America it was orderly and good. But it didn’t always stay that way. It actually began as a very good system, but, of course, still man made. Over time, much of it deteriorated and failed. Still, compared to the systems in this world, it has been relatively good. One of the missing keys today is that a desire for purity and godliness, which was in the early system, has practically disappeared. Man’s selfishness has come to the forefront, making political realities very tricky.

I will say that I am interested in government, and I am interested in good government. A good country must have that, or we will have anarchy. All we can really do, as my father taught me, is vote our honest convictions. Our choices may be tricky, and even painful, but we must pick the best available candidate. It is not my intention to tell anyone how to vote, but with only about six weeks or so left, I must tell you to study the issues; the moral problems; the candidates, and pray before you vote. America is in the most crucial time of many of our lives, and I want to say that no politician will be able to save us. We must be looking to God as never before for answers, as only He can really solve our problems. (But I do believe I have had enough of Barack Obama, whatever else happens.)

In the present Congress session of the USA, there is much talk about leadership and change. There is a lot of bragging going on about who is now in charge. I have lived long enough to see all this before. People in leadership get drunk with power as if the only reason they got in that position was their own effort, and they seem to feel, now that they have this power, they will keep it forever. Congressional leaders, senators, bureaucrats, and even presidents, prime ministers, kings and queens, popes, archbishops and all manner of preachers and religious leaders should read this scripture: “He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding” (Daniel 2:21). And as God told Pharaoh: “And in very deed for this cause I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power: and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth” (Exodus 9:16). So we can plainly see from scripture that it is really God that puts men in power, no matter what!

The position of power in both houses of Congress is precarious. In the Senate all it will take is one death, or incapacity, or even one defection of a Democrat to put the Republicans back in power. In the House, the new majority is much larger, but there are House elections for various states every two years, so that power doesn’t necessarily last long either. In my judgment, the Republicans would still have their power if those who vowed to be conservative had held their ground. But remember that all this is only on the surface.

Behind the scenes is God, setting history as He has decreed it. Could it be that the reason He has permitted the largely liberal, antichrist, immoral, anti-American, one world government crowd to prevail in America, is because the land is under the righteous judgment of God? Think about it; how long will the holy God Jehovah allow a country that professes “In God We Trust” and “One Nation Under God” to continue down the slippery slope of ungodliness? So many open sins-like open wounds! Must I name them for you? Ironically, many “heterosexuals” want to live together without marriage. This is not new, but is now a rampant epidemic. This is while “homosexuals” want to get “married” and have their marriages recognized by the states! Of course, the main reason is so they can get insurance benefits, and other privileges of marriage. The major TV networks, print media and advertisers in the marketplace are pushing the homosexual agenda, and these sodomites largely control Hollywood, so they also push it big time.

Then there is the abortion industry that continues unchecked in spite of much opposition by many people. Babies are murdered every day. Of what marriages there are, over half end in divorce. The murder rate is sky high. Robberies and violent crime are up. Every outward vestige of Christianity is under attack, yet because of “political correctness”, Muslim teaching is being allowed in many public schools. I don’t even need to talk about the added burden to taxpayers because illegal immigrants can come here and get as many, or more government benefits than can a US citizen, all because our politicians won’t enforce the laws we presently have! I never thought I would live to see such corruption and sin running rampant.

What can we do about this situation? Can we do anything that will be effective? One thing we can do is pray for Almighty God to send revival. We really can do nothing, but He has all power. He can turn it around if it pleases Him. God has in days past sent an outpouring to change men and women and put them in His kingdom. Yes, I know that most people do not believe that He will, or even that He can. But I will tell you, He can. How do I know, because He has told us in His unchanging word that He can. Read the history of revivals in our world. Read of the revival in the world in the centuries since the first. I won’t go into much detail, but read about the moving of God in lands where the gospel had never been heard. Read how God turned people to Himself. Even if you begin with the Middle Ages you can read of people like John Wycliffe, John Hus, and William Tyndale. Then there was Martin Luther. Luther was the firebrand of the Reformation. Many others came after Luther. The Protestant Reformation was itself a great revival. It was a world changing revival. Throughout Europe, and the world there was a great change.

Many places in the world were touched. Churches began everywhere. The iron grip of Catholicism was greatly smashed, and never to be the same. Revival came to Germany, and later to England, Scotland and many other places. Men were raised up like the Puritans, and John Bunyan. Later there was Spurgeon and his great influence. I can’t begin to cover in this short article all that God has done over the centuries. I can only give you a sketch. We should never give up hope in God, but in ourselves. We are weak, He is strong.

The point is, this is a sick nation. A sin-sick nation! If you were God what would you do? I am thankful that neither you nor I are on that High throne of heaven! “How long O Lord”? Remember the sermon I wrote She Hath Done What She Could? What can we do? All we can do, is humble ourselves, pray, and cast ourselves on the mercy of a just God. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14 can, and must be applied!

Published by Charles Woodruff- email: oursong2000@yahoo.com


Marianne Lordi said...

Hi Charles, you are so right in all that you say! We are living in a time when a spirit of deception has covered this earth. In America, complacency has replaced repentance and we have become a country of self-centered fools who have forgotten that it was by God's hand that this nation was blessed. And sadly now we face his judgmement.

charles said...

Good comments Marianne. This is one of the things we must pray for regarding America. Any obedient Christian can see how far we have slipped. May God help us! That is really our only hope as a nation. He has to take us in hand. On the other hand, His judgment may bring us to destruction. Oh God send revival!