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A Time to Heal; a Time to Build

11 Dec

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

~Ecclesiastes 3:1-3~

In the Christian life, we know that we are never promised an easy path. Our time on this earth is analogous to a fight in many scriptures: II Timothy 2:7, Ephesians 6:11-13, Psalm 140:7. But are there times when we are given a reprieve? Are their times of peace and enjoyment for God’s people? Certainly, we must never give up the great commission, that is the duty of all Christians. But, are there times that we can heal from the battles we have engaged in? We will never cease to pray, but are we also given a time to rest and heal?

America just went through a divisive election, but remember, our country has devolved into decadence and lawlessness.We deserve to be bruised, we deserve to have our evil

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underbelly exposed. We cannot pretend that we are pure or undeserving of God’s judgement. We deserve it! Also, we cannot heal if we don’t root out the evil and get to the heart of all of our own need for repentance and serious soul-searching. God also despises those who have pride and despise our brethren rather than pull them up. The first step to all of this healing is prayer. And many people invested a lot of prayer time and seeking God in this election.

And so, we have Donald Trump as our president, someone who has been a carnal man and a man of this world (like America also is), but someone who has seemed to have God helping him. Many Christians perceived Hillary Clinton to be an extremely evil woman, who has covered her sin and silenced dozens of witnesses along the way. We were spared having this woman reign over us, and from a very unlikely source. But remember, God has used “carnal” prophets along the way, including Samson, Jehu, and David. God can do more with a carnal prophet than a wicked person that wants to hurt God and his creation.

Yes, America, we are recipients of GRACE. We don’t deserve a reprieve from God’s judgment, but it appears we may have gotten one, because of God’s goodness and the Christians who humbly sought God’s mercy.

God’s Message to America?

“A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak.” – Ecclesiastes 3:7.

“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.”-Luke 17:26

America has work to do. We might have a reprieve from our anguish over being beat down by those who hate Christianity but we are still called to fulfill the great commission. In the scheme of things this world and America are probably in the final days before Christ’s return. But does this mean that America cannot have a reprise of greatness?

Noah was a great builder of an amazing ark that met God’s specifications. But that was certainly not all that he was doing.

Arguably, Noah helped to save himself and the seven others in his family, not only by obeying God and building the ark, but even more so by preaching and modeling righteousness.

“And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;” –2 Peter 2:5

The world of Noah was so evil and the world and minds polluted so much from sin, that only eight persons were able to be saved to continue civilization. Although sin will continue to take over everywhere it can, we should expect God’s end time harvest is going to be much bigger. It is Christian’s job to “build the ark” which isn’t going to be an ark, but instead will be an end time church.

What are we doing for God and His Kingdom? When we live in world like the days of Noah, we need to be like Noah. We need to preach righteousness, and we need to build.

God’s message to America?

The follow-up interview to firefighter Mark Taylor’s prophecy about Donald Trump.

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