Yesterday, as I was thinking about the freedoms that have been fought for and died for by the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces, I found myself thinking about the freedoms that have been surrendered by the American voter.
Once upon a time, America was “one nation under God,” and we all knew there was no God but Jehovah. However, today we are a nation more divided than ever in history.
How did we get here?
The values of the Judeo-Christian faith were once the standard by which we measured our laws and conduct in America. The Golden Rule——a biblical passage!—was the rule of the day, something every child learned in school. However, that godly standard has been rejected. I don’t know exactly when it happened, but I know it was a slow process that began to accelerate on the day we elected a President who proudly declared we are no longer “just” a Christian nation. He said that long before he was even nominated, but we voted for him, anyway.
In fairness, he likely thought he was being inclusive, but his spiritual blindness made it impossible for him to understand that unity outside of the grace of Jehovah God is impossible. The simple truth is that our nation was only inclusive, because of Him.
Our nation was only united, because of Him.
Our nation was only free, because of Him.
Dear friends, please, pray for our nation. Please, take a moment today, in the midst of your celebrations, to gather together and pray. Can you imagine if we all would be willing to honor Jehovah this afternoon with a moment of prayer, repentance, and consecration on behalf of our fellow Americans? Imagine if, united in prayer, we plead the mercy and grace of God upon our nation once again?
(This is a prayer for our nation by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn on the National Day of Prayer 2016. I strongly encourage you to watch it.)