“America, America, God shed His …” Mayday Mayday, there is an iceburg ahead!

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“America, America, God shed His …” Mayday Mayday, there is an iceburg ahead!

While reading through the book of Hosea in the Bible , I cannot stop thinking of God and America.
In this book,God loves His people,Israel and they turned away from Him, so He asked the Prophet Hosea to take as a wife an immoral woman of harlotry. Her name is Gomer, or’complete’. God commanded Hosea to love her,so he did. And she loved Hosea and seemed ‘complete, however,later she ran off and went back to her old ways. Hosea with his broken heart still loved Gomer and went after her again to bring her back home.

God opened a door for His people to come to these foreign lands and have freedoms- freedoms to worship God the way they believed the Bible taught them.It was like a happy marriage, America and God,(so to speak!)
There was a love for the Bible, God’s word.
Here are some quotes from some of Americas early leaders on their thoughts of the Bible, compiled in ‘The Rebirth of America’ published by The Arthur S. Demos Foundation,

John Quincy Adams, “The first and almost the only Book deserving of universal attention is the Bible.”

Abraham Lincoln,”All the good from the Saviour of the world is communicated through this Book; but for the Book we could not know right from wrong. All the things desirable to man are contained in it.”

Woodrow Wilson, “…the Bible…is the one supremem source of revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God and spiritual nature and need of men. It is the only guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and salvation.

Calvin Coolidge,”The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.”

What happened? Our country, like Gomer, went after other loves. We’ve been deceived.
The deception came and America has believed the lie. It seems to be the very same lie that Eve believed in the garden, “…you shall be as gods, knowing (deciding for yourselves) good and evil. (Gen 3:5). “Why do we need God,( would be the mentality,) when, thoughts taught to our children in schools without God that: “Human reason is adequate”. “Man’s achievements prove mans greatness.” “Education and Science can now solve our problems.” “The government can take care of its people.”

We’ve been deceived. These are all lies!

Hosea 4:7, God’s word regarding His Nation Israel, “The more they increased, the more they sinned against Me. I will change their glory into shame.”

This makes me think of a tragedy exactly 100years ago. It was April, in 1812 that the most beautiful and exotic and enormous vessel set out on its maiden voyage. The British liner, Titanic.

It was considered ‘Unsinkable!’ And the greatness of this vessel caused the crew and passengers to feel confident and safe.Did you know that only 20 miles away from the Titanic was another vessel, the Californian? It could have come to the rescue in time but the radio operator of the Titanic had fallen asleep on duty!
Well our America is much like this amazing, gigantic, powerful, state of the art vessel. We need to heed the warnings and not fall asleep, (wait a minute, too late for that, we need to WAKE UP!)

Here are words of President Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation for a National Day of Fasting Humiliation and Prayer on April 30 1863 (!):

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God.

We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.

Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace,

too proud to pray to the God that made us!

It behooves us, then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”

These words, were from 1863. These words are for 2015, today!

In Hosea 14,  we hear a plea from the prophet of God, (Vs. 1,2): ”O Israel, return to the LORD your God, For you have stumbled because of your iniquity; Take words with you,”… (perhaps Lincoln’s speech,) “…and return to the LORD.”

America must heed the voice crying in the wilderness, “Change your direction. Confess your sins and devote yourselves to follow God and please Him!” There is hope for each and every individual as well: heed the voices that are calling out as John the Baptist did so many years ago: Change your direction. Confess your sin. And walk with and follow God through Jesus Christ whom He has sent for us!

And this is hope, hope that only God can bring: Hosea 14:4,”I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely,

For My anger has turned away from him…”

See God's Hand

While reading through the book of Hosea in the Bible , I cannot stop thinking of God and America.
In this book,God loves His people,Israel and they turned away from Him, so He asked the Prophet Hosea to take as a wife an immoral woman of harlotry. Her name is Gomer, or’complete’. God commanded Hosea to love her,so he did. And she loved Hosea and seemed ‘complete, however,later she ran off and went back to her old ways. Hosea with his broken heart still loved Gomer and went after her again to bring her back home.

God opened a door for His people to come to these foreign lands and have freedoms- freedoms to worship God the way they believed the Bible taught them.It was like a happy marriage, America and God,(so to speak!)
There was a love for the Bible, God’s word.
Here are some quotes from some of…

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Wife to 1, mother of 11, daughter of 1. "The most amazing woman in the world." -Jared (son)

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