Home Prayer Alerts The (Sad) "Spiritual" State of the Union

January 25, 2008

“If the foundations are destroyed,
What can the righteous do?” (Ps 11:3)

While President Bush and his liberal, pagan opponents vied with each other to put forth their respective spins on “The State of the Union”, not one mentioned The Lord, to give Him the Honor He is due, nor to thank Him for our founding (which was His doing), our founding principles and the men and women who participated in that historic process. Nor did they thank the Lord for being merciful to us in general and for protecting us in 2008.

This tells a lot about the “Spiritual” State of the Union.

“The wicked shall be turned into Hell,
and all the nations that forget God.
(Ps 9:17, emphasis mine - see also Job 8:13; Ps 50:22)

Notice here that “nations that forget God” are defined as “wicked”. We are becoming a “wicked nation” because we are deliberately removing Him from our thoughts, history, public squares, and even from the American Church.
  1. The Church - In general, the Church is creating another god (see Gal 1:6-9; Amos 2:4-5); not the Biblical God of mercy, love and justice, but a god who winks at sin and doesn't have or enforce laws and standards to which we MUST conform. This Church believes He even shares His Preeminence with a moon-god called “allah” (at least that's what President Bush told the Arabs during his recent tour of the Middle East) - (see article: In Heart of Islamic World, Bush Puts Forth His Faith includes quote by President Bush: “I pray to the same God as a Muslim prays.”)

    So-called “evangelical” church leaders water the Christian message down, deny the significance of abortion and homosexual marriage, and sponsor public meetings with avowed pro-abortionists and Muslim leaders to see if we can't all “just get along”.
    (see related articles: Evangelical Leaders Pledge Common Cause with Islam; and Rick Warren: “the future of the world is not secularism, it's religious pluralism.” Also see our Alert of 12/20 Abominations! .) - (see Rom 16:17; Gal 1:8-9; 1 Cor 5:11)

    The American Church has ceased to be “salt and light” with a true prophetic message (Amos 8:11-12). It is becoming increasingly irrelevant and occasionally is being helpful to opponents of true Christianity.

  2. The American Government - With many wonderful and heroic exceptions, pagans are succeeding in running our governments (Federal, state and local). Thus, wicked laws are being enacted (see Isa 10:1) - (e.g., funding for Planned Parenthood; homosexual unions, benefits and privileges; and ever-larger governments with more and more regulations, control, intrusions and almost confiscatory taxes) - (see 1 Kgs 12:8-11; Ezek 46:18; Luke 3:12-13).

  3. The Culture - Once-upon-a-time, we had a culture based on Judeo-Christian values and understandings. Now we have a culture obsessed with Hollywood, Las Vegas, sex, immorality, pornography, celebrity, materialism, etc. This certainly contributes to the declination of the “Spiritual” State of the Union (Num 25:1; Ezek 8:6f; Rom 1:28, 1 Cor 5:1).
  4. Turning Against Israel and Towards Islam - In past Alerts (see Nov 21st and 28th ) I have explained how it is spiritually very dangerous to go against God's Prophetic Words about “cursing” Israel and, specifically about participating in dividing the land God gave the Israelites as an “everlasting possession” (see Gen 17:8). These days it is worse because we are “initiating” it and “bullying” Israel into accepting it, seemingly for selfish ambition and very impure Presidential motives (see Jms 4:3-5).

    “I truly believe President Bush's travels were partially motivated by relationship-building for future earning purposes. His three-day, two-night visit to Riyadh gave him an opportunity to spend a lot of time with King Abdullah, who has enormous influence in the Middle East.” Bill Koenig

    The natural and spiritual consequences of these (and similar previous efforts by Bush 41 and Bill Clinton) are obvious for those who have Biblical understandings. For example, many believe that our declining status in the world and the meltdown in our economy are the results of our touching and cursing the “apple of His Eye” (Joel 3:2; Zech 2:8-9; 21:1-9).

    At the same time our governments, academics, media, entertainment industry and business world are becoming more and more “politically correct”, giving Islam protected status. Why? Because it isn't that “evil Christianity”, and also “woe to your head if you don't”.
  5. Multiculturalism - This “theology” and “philosophy” has dominated our thinking for many decades. At its core it is “anti-Christian”, trumpeting and enforcing a “moral equivalence” between all religions and cultures. So, if no religion is misguided (except Biblical Christianity and its “one way” belief-system), how can America expect to be blessed if it forcibly kicks out the King of Kings (see related articles: Multiculturalism promoting Islamic extremism; and Crayons and Qurans. Also see our Alert of 12/20 Abominations!) For a very thorough analysis of the disastrous effect of multiculturalism, see Diana West's new book: The Death of the Grown-Up.
  6. The Youth of America - I must mention “The Spiritual State of our Youth”. Again, with wonderful sparkling exceptions, the young generation is LOST! It has given itself over to the pornification of America and is virtually unaware of, and disinterested in, Biblical Christianity. Oh, yes, many wear crosses as jewelry, but their hearts are with their cell phones, the Internet, My Space accounts, lesbian Ellen Degeneres, Brittany, etc. If the youth are lost, so will the nation be as well! (Rom 1:28; Ps 112:1-2; Prov 19:27; Prov 22:6)

    And much of the responsibility can be laid at the feet of the irrelevant, pathetic, seeker-friendly or legalistic Church.

  7. The International Community - Lastly, you may not be aware of it, but the United States' sovereignty is vanishing. We are slowly giving over control to anti-Christian international organizations which decide what we can and cannot do, believe or think (e.g., the UN, the World Court, WTO, EU, NATO, etc.) - (see our Sep 24 and Oct 26 Alerts about the Law of the Sea Treaty [LOST]).

    These organizations all HATE us and our Judeo-Christian way of life, beliefs, traditions and, especially our God-given Constitution. Their rulings are hurtful to American interests, senseless, totalitarian and pagan (see Ps 2 - all).

    How can our “spiritual state” be good with this going on (see Ps 11:3)?

So, first we must be aware this is happening. CHRISTIANS, AWAKE! The “Spiritual” State of Our Nation is rotten!

Read Daniel's famous prayer in Chapter Nine! As a member of his nation which was being ravaged by barbarians, Daniel accepted his share of responsibility and REPENTED; so must you and I:

“We have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments…

“O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, because we have sinned against You. To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him…

“As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us; yet we have not made our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand Your truth…

“O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name. (Dan 9:5, 8, 9, 13, 19)”

Please join me in this prayer (or something similar):

“Lord, we have sinned so grievously! We have allowed this beautiful nation and civilization to be overtaken by barbarians.

“We have not resisted and fought hard for Truth, Righteousness and Justice.

“We have allowed You to be mocked, ignored, misrepresented and, finally, rejected and replaced by idols of our own making.

“Is it too late? Have You given us over? Will You give us another chance? We pray You will.

“Lord, hear, forgive and ACT! In Jesus' Name, Amen. (Ps 119:126; Ezek 24:14) ”

Harry Valentine, CHPA Founder/Publisher