God Bless America--Again!

It is God’s desire and “good pleasure” to bless America—the nation and the individuals who make up the nation.  If it is His good pleasure, what holds back the blessings that God desires to cover us?

The answer is very simple and basic to the favor of God on America.

“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.  Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” (Matthew 6:25).

“But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Luke 12:31).

“These things” are the necessities of life that all seek after:  “what ye shall eat…what ye shall drink…” and other basic needs that everyone works to acquire.  Jesus said we were not to spend all our time and effort for our needs, but seek His kingdom and His righteousness FIRST; and He would see that “these things” would be available for us. 


If we could get a vision of God’s provision, we would know that we lack nothing that He cannot supply, in abundance!  Jesus said we should not be “of doubtful mind” (Luke 12:29), because He wants us to have a part in His kingdom now and extending into eternity and has made provisions for that.

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).


When we listen to the news of our nation and the world, we see want, deprivation, war, greed, unethical politicians and other things that must grieve the Holy Spirit.  I wonder, does God question why we choose to go our own bumbling way, missing out on the “these things” He wants to make available to us?  Surely it is His great mercy that He allows us to prosper anyway when we don’t deserve it. 

American is a blessed nation, and it is not by accident.  In spite of those who disregard the very fundamental principles upon which America was founded, God has showered this nation with His blessings.  Perhaps He has prospered and blessed us with a holy purpose.  If our leadership honored God as He intended, we would be a beacon of the Grace of God shining throughout the world to bring them into His kingdom.

"Within the covers of the Bible are all the answers for all the problems men face." 

....President Ronald Reagan


Looking back in Biblical history, that would have been Israel’s fruit if they had been steadfastly faithful to God when He established that little nation for His glory.  The rest of the world could have observed how the faithful were blessed when they served the God of Heaven and discarded their idols and become followers of the only true God. 

It seems that is what God had in mind for America also.  Had we remained faithful and sought the kingdom of God first, had our leaders looked to God for wisdom in guiding the nation, had the citizens followed Biblical principles set forth by those in authority—can you imagine what a beacon of hope we would have been to the rest of the world?  Like Jericho of old who feared the God of the Israelites and were defeated when Joshua marched around their wall, our enemies would know that God fought our battles and would know we were protected by Him.

Think of the potential:  God told Abraham that as a result of his obedience the whole world would be blessed! 

"And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed: because thou hast obeyed my voice" (Genesis 22:18)

Jesus didn't come into the world to bring salvation just to the chosen nation Israel; He came "that the world through Him might be saved" (John 3:17).

Instead, we drifted far away from the very fundamentals that made us great and successful while God was putting the nation together for His purpose.  I can’t enumerate all the ills of God’s nation; but we learn from news reports that in many national quarters there is dishonesty and personal greed which bleeds down to the population.  It appears that the core principles established by our forefathers have been set aside and replaced, motivated by man’s priorities rather than God’s.


There is a Biblical principal that God first blesses His people to bring them into obedience; then when they abuse the blessings and disregard Him, He sends other means to bring them to repentance. 

Thank God that He is merciful for the sake of the minority who do look to Him for their personal eternal salvation and who do live godly lives in this present world.  However that does not exonerate the ungodly who will give account for their deeds before a holy and just God in due time.

What does God require of us to be blessed as individuals and as a nation?

“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8)


I am not normally a negative nor “doomsday” person, but I fear that the track American is on will lead to devastation if we do not turn around, back to the God who caused this nation to come into existence.  He has a prior claim on it!  He had a special purpose for its existence.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.  We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

.....President Ronald Reagan


When the Declaration of Independence was signed by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, it was not intended that we be independent from God.


Amendment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof……

Amendment 1 was never meant for us to be free FROM religion, rather that we have freedom OF religion and congress was not to prohibit it. 

There are voices being heard today of those who want to preserve our freedom and install God in our affairs again, and I submit this as one more voice that we return to the One who caused this nation to exist for His glory and honor.  Only then can we be assured that God will bless America!


God Bless America – Again!




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There's Good News July 2010


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