"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 I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
I've been all over the place on Obamacare today. Primarily, I'm devastated; the horrific substance of this evil law is so bad that the intriguing possibilities of having it as a political issue pale in comparison. There is, however, one precondition we must meet before anything else becomes relevant.
We have to make ourselves right with God.
Honestly, I don't understand what's going on. On the one hand, we have wildly encouraging trends in public opinion and election results. On the other, the trends have been obvious for three years, yet Obamacare moves forward. It shouldn't have gotten this far. And yet it has.
I do know one thing, and that's that we can't accomplish any of this without God. We've already tried. But God is who He says He is, and if we follow the scripture quoted above, we've got a fighting chance.
Over the past couple weeks, Glenn Beck has discussed a book called the Harbinger. I haven't read the book, but it discusses paralells between the book of Isaiah and the past decade of American History. If you go back to the Book of Isaiah, you see that the Ancient Israelites consistently responded to God's warnings of impending judgement with man-made solutions. I am increasingly convinced that the United States has made the exact same mistake since 9/11. That must change.
Obamacare is evil. As just one example, Obamacare forces churches to financially subsidize genocide against unborn children. An evil on the scale of Obamacare can only happen to a nation for who God has withdrawn His protection. The good news, however, is that God is who He says He is. If we follow the scripture above, then He will 'heal [our] land.'
Yes, it's important to elect Mitt Romney. Yes, we have to take over the United States Senate. Before we have a chance, however, we better get down on our knees and BEG God to forgive us and heal our land.