Sunday, January 13, 2013

JEHOVAH STILL CHASTISES NATIONS--W.F. BELL


(W.F. Bell has been my friend for about 40 years. He is a diligent and trustworthy preacher of the gospel. You that follow these blogs know that I put a lot of stuff by him here. This is because he always give us some light. This article he wrote sometime around our recent election is no exception. Here is some truth to ponder and heed. Please read it and comment if you like. We know that we must trust, and call on God, our only hope. Let's get serious about serving Him. May He help us. Amen!).



"For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs" (Habakkuk 1:6).  "I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction, and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble" (Habakkuk 3:7).

Ancient Israel was chastised by the hand of Jehovah for their departure from Him.  "Chaldeans" were no problem for the great Jehovah to raise up as an instrument of His displeasure.  Many throughout history have found themselves on the losing end when contending with "the Mighty God of Jacob."  Numerous have been the nations, like Israel, whom the Lord put in "affliction" and were made to "tremble."  America is learning that lesson well in our day, though we may not say so or believe it.

Many try to tell us what we need in America to correct our problems.  Most of these miss the mark, not dealing with the root problem, which is sin.  But who wants to hear this?  Our nation becoming "socialized" may be chastisement upon us to wake us up!  For sure, beloved, Mr. Romney is not the answer!  No politician is!  No political party is!  Let's get some things straight: abortions will never be stopped short of a heaven-sent awakening, no matter who is in the White House!  All of our complaining about "the economy" is worthless in light of our awful sins!  But Obama-bashing is not the answer.  The answer to our dilemma is nothing but the mercy of God upon us!  Mercy is needed to "spare" us!  Grace must be "bestowed" upon us, or we will never repent!  Our spoiled American people need stripping of our luxurious living and self-confidence.  We are lazy to the core and have been lulled to sleep on government handouts.  A divine hand is chastising us, and only a divine hand can awaken us.  Why all these debates? 

The Lord Jesus Christ is still our hope, and only the way of the cross leads home!  The answer is that simple, but who has an ear to hear?  "And some said, What will this babbler say?  Others said, He seems to be a setter forth of strange gods, because he preached unto them JESUS and the RESURRECTION" (Acts 17:18).  Our message is just as "strange" as was Paul's.
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2 comments:

Jenny Sorge said...

Yes, God will gather all the nations together....Matthew 25:31-46

We have to begin walking the way Jesus walked (Eph. 5:1-2) - keeping in step with the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:16-26)
...which means not walking in the flesh (vs 19-21) which is what bashing Obama causes one to do.




Blessings!!

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charles said...

Jenny, Thank you for your kind comments. I checked out your blog also. I will visit it again. In these days, it is exciting and comforting to know that there are those who follow Christ. My goal is to reach sinners and uplift saints. I hope these articles help in that way. please check again tomorrow, or Sunday, for I plan to put new stuff here then. Thanks, and God bless you.