The Big Picture

As we are involved in the minutia of our daily lives, we fail to see the larger picture. We see and comprehend current events and know who won the Superbowl. But if we step back and look at the long-term view, we see something else entirely.

The really big picture is that the Lord blesses those nations who honor Him, and those who honor idols or other Satanic diversions are not blessed. (Deuteronomy 28:9-14) Frequently, their people are starving. Which nations are rich? Which nations are poor? Answer those questions and you can see which nations are Christian and which are pagan.

Europe and North America are rich. We are not starving. We are called Christian nations. The nations of Africa, Asia and the Middle East are poor. Middle East oil is a recent digression, which I will cover in a moment. Africa is starving. While Japan and some of China is prospering, hundreds of millions of people in Asia are living “hand to mouth in Eighteenth Century conditions. (Deuteronomy 28:15-20)

Central and South America are labeled as Christian, and they are not starving. However, their religion is often a combination of Christianity and pagan traditions. An example is Haiti, once the richest country in the Western Hemisphere. Pray for the revival in Haiti.

Europe, England and the United States once controlled the majority of the world and its wealth. Europe and England have churches, but they are empty. A bishop in England recently stated “it is alright to steal if you are poor.” That is how far down the road they are.

And the United States is right behind them. Our national, state and local governments are falling over themselves in a headlong rush to remove any vestige of Christianity. We have turned our backs on God. Our president stated that “we are not a Christian nation.”

In the Big Picture the Christian nations are always rich and blessed by the Lord. The pagan nations are always poor and starving. The European/Anglo/American apostasy began over one hundred years ago. At that time the average Asian was extremely poor and under the heel of warlords. The average Middle-Easterner was a nomad in the desert. Even today, despite the billions given to the Palestinians, the average resident of Gaza earns about $1200 to $1500 a year.

The signs are before us if we simply look. There are no more jobs in the United States than there were ten years ago. The Dow-Jones Industrial Average was higher in December 1999 than it was in December 2009. The purchasing power of the average American’s wages is less today than it was in the 1980s. We are working more for the same amount.

More signs: In 2009 The Barna Group released the results of a recent poll. Among “born again Christians” only 46% believed in absolute moral truth. (Truth is relative?!?) Only 40% (of Christians?) believed that Satan was a real entity. The Church is drifting, sinking.

The Lord is withdrawing His blessing from the former Christian nations that have turned away from Him. The signs are there. The Lord is sovereign. May His name be praised forever, and may He immediately wake us up, as well as our churches and our nation. May we honor Him again.

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. - Second Chronicles 7:14

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