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American Idol!
   This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth. Jeremiah 7:28
   America has become an idol in the hearts of the church and their allegiance is given to their country before it is given to their God! We have become politically stupid and spiritually blind thinking that this country can be changed by men, and I am appalled at the comments that I have heard coming from the mouth of Christianity.
   The Bible says that we are to pray for our leaders, not become like them. It seems as though the church has put the responsibility of changing men's hearts upon those that they have chosen for political office. As long as the elected official is "Pro-life" and doesn't condone gay marriage they seem to close their eyes to all the other travesties being committed. Such as: hating immigrants, making war with whomever they choose to pad their pockets, and allowing our brave young men and women to die for absolutely nothing, in the name of "Truth, Justice and the American Way."
   What would Jesus do? Number one, He would be against war and the killing of our so called enemies, it is no wonder that the Ten Commandments have been taken from our government buildings because they say,"You shall not kill." Whoops, there goes the death penalty too! That's another gold calf that won't fly. Whatever happened to mercy, grace and amnesty? Jesus said, "You shall love your enemies."
   If you are a born again Christian your primary citizenship is in Heaven and your leader is a King not a president. You are a pilgrim, ( One who journeys in foreign lands.) and a stranger, and an alien sent with a mission from above; and that mission is to save the lost and make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
   We talk of freedom and justice and yet we ourselves are in bondage to a world system that is in the process of turning against us. These are dangerous times and things are changing rapidly just as the Bible says it would. All the signs that Jesus spoke of are here and now, staring us in the face.
   Tomorrow, if you wake up and turn on the news and hear that your money is no good, it has been completely done away with, what would you do? For most it would probably scare them to death who have put their faith in riches, but are not rich in faith. All their security was in material possessions and not in Kingdom benefits that yield eternal dividends.
   For all intensive purposes the "Mark of the beast" has already been given to those that have given their allegiance to the world and not to Jesus. In America we are identified by a series of numbers that when fed into a computer will produce our name. That in itself is pretty scary, but over the years we have become programed to receive whats next.
   The whats next is total world domination by the powers of darkness and the total demise of Christianity as we know it. If those that have trusted in their wealth and ability suddenly find out that to continue buying and selling they would have to receive a mark on their right hand or forehead, they would line up to get it, and sadly enough the church would help them do it, and would be at the front of the line.
   He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.  Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666. Revelation 13:16-18
   Keep in mind that the Word is speaking of the number of a man and modern man has all the numbers he needs to be connected to the beast. Think about all the countries of the world for a moment and lets simplify this very controversial scripture. Almost all of the major countries of the world have a symbol of a beast representing who they are or whom they belong to.
 For instance, America has an eagle, a fierce bird of prey, Russia has a bear, another ferocious beast as well as England whose symbol is a lion, now do you really think that is a coincidence? Countries having wild beasts for symbols of ownership, and Satan is referred to as a beast as well as the principalities and powers of darkness now ruling the world system. Duh!
   We are not only politically stupid, but we have been totally blinded to what is being done to us in the spirit realm. Talk about brain washing, from birth we have been taught in this country to give allegiance to the flag and a world system that controls our very lives and dictates to us our every move. Remember Proverbs reminds us that there is a way which seems right to a man, but that way is death?
   Could we have been deceived into believing a lie and sold our soul to a system rather than the Savior? I can tell you it is not only possible, it is true! America is an idol in the hearts of the church as well as the rest of the world, that does not mean that God has not blessed this country and used it to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ, no not at all, but it does mean we have made an idol of our wealth and freedom.
   Let me give you a simple test to see how free you really are. If God called you tomorrow to go to Africa or India, or some other foreign country and become a missionary for Him, could you go, or would your bondage to this world hold you back, mortgage, car payment, kids in school, 401k, job or all of the above?
   I can tell by the look on your face that you have failed the test by simply being tied down to a world system and not the Kingdom of God. You are not free to go into all nations to preach this Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ, only free to show up on Sunday, that is if you don't have a tee time at the country club.
   Some will not like this message and I am sorry if I have jarred your comfort zone, but everything is not alright, and we as the Church of Jesus Christ are sent to proclaim freedom through His blood and faith to a lost and dying world sinking into an eternal fire of misery and despair.
   Many brave men and women have spilt their blood for this country to enjoy religious freedom, but I am afraid as the apostle Paul said, we have turned our freedom into an opportunity for the flesh. We have made the American dream, the American idol. May God have mercy on us!
   "Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Baal, ( Master ) and walk after other gods whom you do not know,"and then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name, and say,'We are delivered (made free ) to do all these abominations"?  "Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of thieves in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it,"says the Lord. Jeremiah 7:9-11