God and Country
Adapted from the article “God and Country” by Andrew Wommack
The United States was founded by people who loved God.
In 1620, the Pilgrims landed near what is today Plymouth, Massachusetts, erected a cross, and prayed for the Lord’s guidance and protection. From the very beginning, this nation was dedicated to God. Regardless of what revisionists to our history try to say, that’s the truth.
I’m thankful for what God has done in this nation. We all should be. But we need to remember what exalted us in the first place.
America was founded as a Christian nation, and we need to remember from whence we have fallen (Rev. 2:5). Forgetting where we have come from will keep us from getting where we need to go.
Proverbs 14:34 says, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”
Righteousness is the reason for the good things in our nation, and only righteousness will keep those good things coming to us. It never goes well for a country that forsakes the Lord.
We can’t assume that somehow America is exempt from that. And we can’t just stick our heads in the sand and pretend everything will work itself out either. There are real problems we need to address in our nation, and they won’t go away until we do.
God sent Jonah to confront Nineveh, probably the wickedest city of his day. One of the things he said before he went was “they that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy” (Jon. 2:8). That’s a powerful piece of information!
It says we forsake our own mercy by giving heed to lying vanities. So, what do we need to do? We need to give heed to the truth. The Bible says, “Thy word is truth.” —John 17:17
Truth and absolutes are not popular today, but it’s the truth of God’s Word that will keep us from forsaking the mercy of God.
So, what happened when Jonah preached the truth to Nineveh?
“The people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.” —Jonah 3:5
The people repented and turned back to God. Jonah started a revival that saved the entire city. It was awesome!
God would do no less for America. I’m not one of those people who thinks it’s too late for our country. With God, all things are possible!
The very fact that He’s still sending ministers like me (and you), just as He once sent Jonah, means that it’s not too late.
God’s grace is still sufficient for America today.