God’s Purpose For America: One Viewpoint
Before we start, let it be clear that what follows is not Israel replacement theology. God’s plan for Israel still moves forward under God’s control and perfect timing, and, there is no replacement of Israel in God’s plan for the End of the Ages; God’s Word makes this quite clear.
FOCAL POINT: The eternal God, the source of all things – is there a plan for America in God’s book?
First and foremost, let’s talk about the God of all creation. Many hold a view by which they state that God as someone Who is greater than they, yet their daily lives reveal a concept of God is someone whom they control along with His abilities. This is not the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible; the Judeo-Christian God is from everlasting to everlasting (eternal); He spoke and it was (He created by fiat – from nothing), He made no mistakes in all He did during the six days of creation and rested from ALL His work on the seventh day (Genesis 2:2-4); read Psalm 139 – He is God the Creator of ALL things. Now if God rested from ALL His work on the seventh day, that means that there is nothing new to be created; only its time of appearance in God’s timeline (we live in a time delineated world which is noted by the words “In the beginning” in Genesis 1:1 (this is when time began for all that God created on earth)) as it was already created by God in the beginning and is yet to appear at the proper “time” in God’s timeline (the timeline of created things and events – as God is eternal, He has no beginning or ending, He Himself has no personal timeline as He is outside of time, He is eternal). Nothing takes God by surprise, He is all knowing, and He does not have a plan “B”.
A good analogy to explain the unfolding of God’s finished works is that of reproduction. The initial creature, i.e., Adam and Eve are endowed with reproductive capabilities and these reproductive capabilities are passed on to, or inherited by, their offspring; the offspring in turn reproduce passing on the original inherited traits and reproductive capabilities to their offspring, so on and so forth down through the ages.
God is Sovereign over ALL He has created and demands obedience to His good, perfect, righteous and holy will. He does not expect us to fully understand Him, His acts and His ways and He states this in Isaiah 55:8-9 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
As we encounter the things of God that bewilder and perplex us, let us keep the above in mind and couple together what Moses says in Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the Lord our God; but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever... And, what Abraham spoke back to God while overlooking Sodom …shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? (Genesis 18:25). God cannot do wrong, He cannot lie, He can only do that which is good, holy, just and righteous; He is not bound to tell us everything, He has His “secrets” Deut 29:29.
Now to the heart of the matter…
- Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; KJV (Emphasis added)
- Psalm 74:17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter. KJV (Emphasis added)
- Psalm 139:16 Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them. AV (Emphasis added)
- Daniel chapters 7-12 shows a very clear and pointed example of God’s planning and controlled timing of the nations and their purposes. KJV
- Daniel 7:19-26 One last point to keep in mind is that Antichrist and his worldly kingdom covers a specific geographic area of which he rules over for 7 years subsequent to his peace treaty with Israel for the same specified time-frame, which he breaks half way through the treaty – 3 ½ years. KJV
God also created the nations, their geographic location, who would people them, when they rose as a nation, how long they continued as a nation and what presence on the world stage they exhibited and for how long and to what geopolitical extent. We get a snapshot view of this in the book of Daniel as the prophet Daniel interprets the Kings dream of an image in Daniel 2:19-45 (insight in v. 21). And world history bears this out about God and His plan of the nations.
Until about the 15th century the western hemisphere was for the most part undiscovered. In the latter end of 15th century explorations began to search for other routes to the West Indies (i.e. Columbus in 1492). God used this effort by man to lead man to discover more formally the western hemisphere for God’s time had come for it to begin to rise. It would take another nearly three hundred years (1700s) for what we call the Northern Hemisphere to be shaped into the various nations, with our focus being on the United States of America (1776). It would take another 140 years (+/-) for the United States to begin to rise on the world stage with its involvement in World War I. Then, with the advent of Japan bombing the U.S. fleet in Pearl Harbor was America thrust in to World War II on multiple global fronts from Europe to North Africa, The South Pacific and even China (1930’s to assist in battling against Japan). America’s destiny was being shaped by God’s miraculous hand. And with our military, so went the military chaplains and those in the military who were believers in Jesus Christ (spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ).
God’s purpose was served by two things coming out of WWII; 1) the decline of the United Kingdom, and the rise of the United States, and 2) the seeds of the rebirth of a new Europe (revived Roman Empire, Daniel’s 2 feet and 10 toes). The United States grew stronger with every passing decade surpassing European countries by far, even to this day. To put it mildly, but to God’s glory, He raised up the U.S. and prospered this nation beyond belief, it is only a miraculous God that could have brought about our prosperity and the sustaining of it from inception (Revolutionary War 1776) to this day 242 years later, making it a glistening jewel desired by all.
Now, on to the main point…
We slept for many decades while the wicked went about the process of implementing the final destruction of this great country which was founded upon God’s Laws and His complete Word (Old and New Testaments). One can perceive God’s hand in our most recent Presidential elections and how those elections turned out for the deliverance of the people of God in this country; delivering this country out the hands of those who thought they would finally have their way in its destruction.
Although this is not recorded in the Bible, the above verses from Psalm 74:17, Acts 17:26 and Daniel ch 7-12 show clearly that God has definitely ordained the establishing of America as a nation at a time so that it would mature into a guiding light set on a lamp stand in these End Times. He kept it out of the reach, sway, and control of the eastern hemisphere’s nations such as the UK and various powers of Europe that it would be a place of refuge for those looking for Messiah, for Jesus and His gift of eternal life in these End Times.
The Time of the End is coming more quickly than many of us might think. Not giving any dates here, we all know what Jesus said about His Second Coming – no one knows the day or hour, but God alone. But that doesn’t mean that He has not given us the signs to be on the watch for (see Matthew 24/25, Mark 13, and Luke 21). We are seeing many of those signs now, and western Europe, the “western” leg of the revived Roman Empire (Daniel’s vision), is going through its own painful growth process (remember the two legs, feet & ten toes of Daniel to include the “eastern” leg of the Mediterranean countries that included Israel). If you track our weekly End Times Chronicle of daily headlines you will see this to be so (published every Saturday to our WordPress account (most recent week always on top) with links from our twitter account @LateNightWatch).
God has heard our prayers during the presidential campaign of 2016; our prayers for a stalwart, God-fearing leader who would help us get our country back on this path that God ordained for it from before the foundation of the world and He gave us Donald Trump! President Trump, as the days go by, is turning out to be just exactly what we need, both in foreign policy as well as domestic policy. We have a lot to do in both policy areas. To get a picture of the straits that we are in, read Nehemiah, Ezra, Haggai and Zechariah. In these “minor” prophetical books we see God working on behalf of the people of Israel in the rebuilding of Jerusalem, the Temple, and their nation (each of the books address their plight from differing vantage points) – God gave them strong leaders to speak to the people, to be an example to the people, and to encourage the people to keep going forward in spite of the opposition.
Likewise, God is exhorting us to go forward too; not letting the opposition intimidate us and He has given us a solid national leader in President Trump to present us with a living example to follow. There are times to follow men and then there are times to not follow them. What do I mean by following? Only this, his basic character and supporting actions. President Trump has been the most honest president we have had in over 40 years and that is saying something of itself. He means what he says and says what he means – he has for the most part kept and is continuing to keep his campaign promises to the American people. Think back, what president strove to keep his campaign promises after he won the election?
In spite of the historical unending lies and distractions of the opposition out to destroy him and remove him from office before he completes his four years of office (preventing this country from reaching its full destiny), he continues to keep his focus steering toward each goal and accomplishing what he said he would do. Most would have resigned long ago, but President Trump took an oath of office which he is honoring like our founding fathers once did, for the good of the nation and its people.
The devil knows he has most of Europe & the Mediterranean in his back pocket awaiting the announcing of the Antichrist and rule, but wants the U.S. and its loyalty God and to His Christ out of the entire picture. Hence the forceful means of his use of the opposition to wreak as much havoc as possible and hopefully bring about the discrediting and demise of this president and subsequently the demise of this great nation. But God is standing by the man He gave us and upholding Him with His victorious right hand.
Look around you; what other Christian nation is standing in true Christian brotherly solidarity with the U.S. in this battle of maintaining a national witness of Jesus Christ to the world? As always, the U.S. stands alone (with God in Christ) while the rest of the world takes the path of least resistance. President Trump has brought this truth to stark reality in various international policy changes (climate change, Iran Nuclear Agreement, Immigration, to name a few).
We too have great challenges before us (God’s way or the world’s way), but we have an awesome and mighty God working on our behalf, helping us. He has also given us strong leaders who worship Him and His Son Jesus Christ – none of us are perfect in our worship or our lives so let’s keep these people in our daily prayers for God to guide them (and may He guide us also).
We have great need to first, bring our own lives under the control and Lordship of the Spirit of Jesus that dwells within each of us born again believers; that He would help us to live holy lives before God; walk by the light of His word daily, and that in the power and might of the Holy Spirit. As we read God’s word we should be asking ourselves “How can I apply what I just read to my life today?” And if not today, to store it up for the Holy Spirit’s later use in our lives.
Second, to bring our immediate family under the teaching of God’s word and reinforce it daily in our family activities to include regular attendance in church services. To pray to God for mature and Biblically focused pastors and teachers in our churches that will teach the true word of God helping us to get the right sense of the word of God regularly (see Ezra on this especially). Pick a couple of nights a week and turn off the TV, PCs and cell phones and have a Bible Q&A with your children; and on another evening play a game such as Scrabble, or Monopoly – something to let your minds unwind from the pressure of the day and share what you have learned from the Bible and God’s application of it to your life,
Third, we need to be out in our neighborhoods speaking to our neighbors, not only of God’s goodness in Christ, but in the general and overall umbrella of what is right and what is wrong relating to personal and community conduct. We need to back this up by our own personal Christian conduct. Our very lives should show forth Jesus Christ, putting others first, not quick to condemn or argue, but granting grace for we all have problems, we all make mistakes – even as Christians.
As we feel called of God let’s go forward in our cities to fill public office for our schools and city councils – not everyone is a politician. But we need to get back control of our schools once again for the sake of the next generation growing up. Too many children are becoming prey to predatory teachers taking advantage of their innocence and naiveté (from grammar school through high school). We need to ask our children what they are being taught in school by their teacher(s), what their friends are asking them to do – in essence get involved in our children’s daily lives – as loving and concerned parents should be doing in the first place.
@LateNightWatch reveals the perversion that society is racing towards, in the hopes that parents will take notice and then take appropriate steps to keep such perversion from their children’s eyes and ears. One last note of caution, does your child really need that smartphone; do they really need to be on that PC every single day and evening; do they really need their own private e-mail account? Who is in control of your child’s life, your child or their peers, or are you, the responsible parent who knows right from wrong, good from evil (and how are they to learn these differences if you do not teach these to them in their everyday life)?
Please take a few prayerful moments and consider what has been said here. God has given us a precious second chance with our nation to be a lamp shining in a dark place during these End Times. I pray that we fail not in the doing of our part in His sight (if we do little else, let us pray earnestly to God), but that we would grasp the severity of the hour and do what His word says for us to do which is written throughout the entire word of God, but summed in James chapter 1:22-24:
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. KJV
Remember to keep asking yourself as you read the word of God – How can I apply this to my life today?
Stay tuned, things are starting to get very interesting, Scripturally speaking.
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