Our FREEDOM at Risk

This morning my heart is troubled over the decay of the values, morals and principles of America. As I look back at the forming of our Nation and the Founding Fathers of America, their “Christian” based values for the people and of the people in our Nation; we American’s and our Nation was built on the precepts, morals and values as followers of Christ, Christ in us. 

We were formed as a NATION UNDER GOD and we were called as a people “IN GOD WE TRUST”.

“WE THE PEOPLE”, must not forget where our heritage came from and our leaders must once again bend and bow their hearts, come back to God and become the leaders of this Nation based on Godly principles; morals and values.

Yes, we must once again proudly proclaim and become as a NATION UNDER GOD and a people who will live and be the example of Christ; in Godly character by their words, deeds and action…”IN GOD WE TRUST”.

Isaiah brings to us the very truth of what it means to TRUST IN GOD. This TRUST only comes from KEEPING our minds on and in His Word.

Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:”

How sad it is to see the prophecy of Isaiah 28:8-16, listed later in this letter, looking so much like our Nation, as being being fulfilled today in America…my heart cries out for America to hear the Word of the Lord…even though this prophecy in Isaiah 28 was given for Israel, it is so “similar” in the “Christian” America today.

America has been quickly moving away from Godly values, morals and the precepts of the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  America still considers themselves today as a “Christian” Nation, but how fast and far are we going the wrong direction.

“WE THE PEOPLE” of America today, must answer these questions:

  • Is America which was once called The Land of the Free turning into a land of bondage, becoming a Nation which is compromising their moral values and Godly principles?
  • Are we becoming luke warm in our faith?
  • Are we compromising with the worldly ways and their immoral, unGodly lifestyles and values?

Let’s look at Isaiah and this prophecy pertaining to God’s people…(Israel)… but let me say, America may this also become a warning to you who once new God but has backsliddened into a  luke warm state of mind and in a compromising state with the enemy of our soul.

Our faith MUST continue to be placed on the rock of our Christian heritage, in Jesus Christ and our Nation MUST continue to be built upon the firm foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Isaiah 28:8-16, (KJV) “All the tables are covered with vomit and there is not a spot without filth. “Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining his message? To children weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast? For it is: Do this, do that, a rule for this, a rule for that ; a little here, a little there.” Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people, to whom he said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; and, “This is the place of repose”— but they would not listen.  So then, the word of the LORD to them will become: Do this, do that, a rule for this, a rule for that; a little here, a little there— so that as they go they will fall backward; they will be injured and snared and captured…

…Therefore hear the word of the LORD, you scoffers who rule this people in Jerusalem. You boast, “We have entered into a covenant with death, with the realm of the dead we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by, it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place.” So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.”

Here in America we have been given the Gospel and teachings of the Word of God as a little child, “precept upon precept”, one point at a time and with much repetition but it seems evident this method given by God is even now ridiculed and disobeyed. We as a “Christian” Nation is headed for destruction if WE DO NOT WAKE UP!

We are commanded in the Bible, not to follow after worldly ways, for the way of the world is deceitful and distructive and leads only to disobedient and death to the heart and soul of man.

  • As stated above in the scriptures, this prophecy was fulfilled in Christ as the rock of our foundation. (1Pe 2:6)

Our sure foundation is only found in Christ. (see also: 1 Co 3:11; Ep 2:20)

Only as we follow after Christ and fully committed to Godly ways will we see the power, blessings and favor of God in our lives as a people.

Today, Christians have become luke warm and comprised their once love for Christ and has allowed Satan to intertwine in their belief by accepting deceptive alternatives in living as a “Christian”. God’s Word has made it perfectly clear, their is to be No Compromising of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

We as a “Christian people” are to be a “perculiar people” after God’s own heart. In other words, no worldliness is to be found in the “true Christian”. This is what is meant to be a “Christian”, Christ-like.

As stated in Proverbs 3:5 – 6, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Yes, God’s rest and peace is waiting for those who believe, accept and follow the way of the Gospel of Christ Jesus WITHOUT COMPROMISING!

We must once again, build our life on the rock of Christ Jesus and we can be assured our foundation will be strong to last the storms of life.

Let me encourage you all to follow after God’s own heart; DAILY, communicate to your Lord and Savior through prayer, reading His Word and follow His precepts in ALL we do.

As always, love in Christ Jesus,
Paul Lundmark