I am writing this blog as we are on the verge of a critical election in just a few days. I think the political events we are now observing are just an indication of the spiritual condition of our country. When Bill Clinton was elected President in 1992, I was struck with the prayer offered by Billy Graham at President Clinton’s inauguration. He prayed from the prophet Hosea in Chapter 8:4, 7. He prayed that we have selected Kings, but not by me. (The Lord was actually speaking). He said they had … to the wind and will reap the whirlwind. It has been said that the Lord makes sure we receive the candidates that we deserve. We must pray that the Lord would have mercy on our nation.
As a Pastor, I am not a politician and do not become involved in political campaigns my focus in on the spiritual condition of our country which can be clearly seen by choices that our country makes.
We are living in a very dark time. Our society does not value human life (ex. Abortion seems to be just accepted behavior). Our society has become more and more secular, to talk about God seems to be treated as radical unacceptable behavior. Immorality, divorce, drunkenness, drug use, profanity, course talk and behavior seem to be the order of the day. To have any standards of holiness is considered to be ridiculous and even judgmental. If you were to share your faith it would be considered as narrow minded and hypocritical. We are in need of a true move of God.
Despite all of these conditions, we should be encouraged. In the darkest of times His light shines brightest. We are poised for a great awakening in our country.
As we continue to follow after the Lord and press in to Him He has promised a response. Hosea the prophet also spoke of this response.
Hosea 6:1, 3
“Come, let us return to the Lord; for He has torn us, that He may heal us, He has struck us down, and He will bind us up. Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; His going out is a sure as the dawn; He will come to us as the showers, as the spring rain that water the earth.”
Let us press on to know the Lord; His coming is as sure as the dawn.
Pastor Frank Bailey