When Your Sins Find You Out
The whole world is in shock over the U.S. election results. In fact, flickers of concern have been out there since the primaries and were even more solidified as the world watched the presidential debates. And now the world sits in shock much like a cartoon character that just had a box explode in its face. And it seems to be getting worse every day with protests, threatened rebellion from government officials and a sharp jump in hate crimes.
But I want to say to my country, America, wipe the surprise off of your face. You should have seen this coming. It is a biblical principle that one must reap what they sow, and America is just beginning to reap.
The Bible speaks about delegated authority, which in its simplest terms is when someone has authority over you because God delegated it to them. God delegates authority over the pastor to steer the flock. He delegates authority over the husband to head the household. Kings, presidents, managers, etc., all have delegated authority. God expects us to respect their authority and to pray for them (1 Timothy 2:2; Mark 12:17).
As you read this, I hope you recognize that you hold authority over people like your spouse, children, and people that you may manage at work. What you say and do can impact them in ways you do not fully understand. Our words have power, but when someone in authority speaks, it’s even more powerful, for you have the power to bless or to curse (James 3:1). That is why we must speak carefully over our children and our spouse. If, as a parent or teacher, you continually tell a child they are stupid, they will begin to struggle with demonic oppression in their thinking and academics. This is real, there are children struggling right now all because someone spoke to them in anger.
For all the intercessors out there, please pay attention to what politicians are saying over this country. Pay attention to the Supreme Court and the laws that are being executed in this country because they could be putting this country under authority engendered curses.
In June 2015, the Supreme Court interpreted the 14th Amendment to include gay marriage. Within the context of the gay marriage law itself, which is now part of the U.S. Constitution, it says that, “The fundamental liberties protected by the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause extend to certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy, including intimate choices defining personal identity and beliefs.”
Have you noticed that since June 2015, chaos and confusion have gripped this country like never before? Why? Because the Constitution now says that people can make intimate choices that define their identity and beliefs. This is the sentence that the transgender movement has hung its hat on, that people can define their gender and sexual preference. The actual percentage of people in the US or in the world even, that struggle with gender identity is miniscule compared to the total population yet the last year has been spent fighting about their right to use a bathroom. Chaos and confusion was unleashed over this land by the Supreme Court, it’s an authority engendered curse and America must repent and turn from all wickedness so we can be restored.
What politicians say matters because they have delegated authority so please do not dismiss their rantings as unimportant. When they speak curses and confusion over this country, tear their words down in prayer. The simple fact is present-elect Trump spewed fear, propaganda, confusion and bigotry over this country during his campaign. He mocked minorities, women, veterans and leaders of other countries. He threatened immigrants and Muslims. And now he sits in a place of delegated authority so you better believe all the fear and the hate and the threats will impact this country and we see it happening every day now in the streets of America.
I understand that several prominent Christian leaders supported Trump and I have to believe they have their reasons. But when I look at the Word of God, I have my reasons to say this man spoke fear and intimidation over this country and we will pay the price as a nation for it. When someone is in authority, what they say and do impacts the people that they lead.
“When the righteous are in authority the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 29:2. So an unwise ruler with no guard at their mouth can open doors to demonic spirits that can influence those under their authority.
I understand that many Americans, some Christians included, want some kind of control on immigration because they feel American jobs are being taken away by immigrants. And many also feel afraid of terrorism and think limiting the Muslim population will somehow thwart attacks. But I want everyone to understand that you cannot hide or regulate or police your way out of judgement. Your sins will find you out America (Numbers 32:23). Unfortunately, you can build walls and make up registries and bad things will still happen because of sin in America.
But we have hope in Jesus Christ to not only save us and our country but to bring the gospel to those who come into this country so they might be converted and saved from hell.
“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.” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Pray that America will humble herself before the Lord and be healed! Your prayer bears more power than a vote.
Be blessed and be vigilant for the Lord!
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