Wednesday, March 04 2020
THE SWORD OF THE LORD AND GIDEON
Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord. So the Lord delivered them into the hand of Midian for seven years. Judges 6:1
Israel was no different than we are today, even though in America we have millions of confessing Christians filling churches throughout the nation proclaiming that they are one nation under God! Can I just tell you we are no longer one nation and if this liberal anti-Christ spirit has its way we will no longer be a nation at all!
The children of Israel always seemed to do evil and turn away from God when things got good, in other words when there is an abundance we tend to not need Him any longer and so it was for Israel. Midian literally means strife and contention and God raised them up to discipline God's people for their disobedience. America is in strife and contention, not with Democrat and Republican, but against good and evil.
We as a nation are facing a demonic global pandemic that is just starting to spread, right here in America and Gideon represents the church of Jesus Christ, the only Ones who can stop it by repenting of this nation's abominable behavior! Since the preachers of this nation have gone a whoring after fame and fortune they have neglected to preach against the sins of the land and the outcome will be judgment!
So Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites and the children of Israel cried out to the Lord. Judges 1:6
MIGHTY MAN OF VALOR
And the Angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, and said to him, "The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!" Gideon said to him, "O my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us?" Judges 6:12,13
The Angel of the Lord told Gideon to tear down the altar of Baal and the wooden image (Asherah the fertility goddess) and build an altar to the Lord! As the scripture instructs us, we do not wage war against flesh and blood but against the spiritual forces of wickedness coming upon the people of God!
Baal, Asherah and Moloch have dominated the American people through the guise of liberalism and the church of Jesus Christ has not lifted a finger against this demonic horde! In just the past few decades the homosexual has come out of darkness, same-sex marriage has been legalized, the legalized murder and dismembering of our innocent unborn citizens has slaughtered over fifty million, making the Jewish holocaust small in comparison!
It would take volumes to list the abominations of the American people, all the way back to their inception to expose what was done in secret and now we are reaping the consequences of our sins and the sins of our unfaithful ancestors! The only remedy for this country's sin is a national cry for repentance and forgiveness from a holy God deeply offended by our behavior!
"First Moloch, horrid king, besmeared with blood of human sacrifice, and parents tears: through the noise of the drums and timbrels loud, their children's cries unheard, (Silent Scream) that passed through fire to this grim idol." Paradise Lost by Milton
IF MY PEOPLE
"When I shut up Heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land. II Chronicles 7:12-14
This scripture has become a cliche quoted by rote in the church today because no one ever repents! This country has had all of these curses come upon it in the last few decades because of its wicked behavior!
Locusts have eaten the finances of this country through disasters and super-storms, drug addiction and alcoholism has killed millions, being an unstoppable pestilence, not to mention chronic and deadly diseases of all kinds! If we take an honest look at the plagues coming upon this land it is amazing how much death, destruction and evil we have right here in the land of the once free and home of the brave!
The true church of Jesus Christ and its leadership must call for their people, all of us to repent and cry out for mercy before its too late! This is for the people of God to repent for the sins of this country so that God might again open the windows of Heaven and pour out for us the rain of Holy Spirit anointing to break the yoke of bondage placed around the neck of this once great land! It is time for the church of Gideon, sword in hand to rise up and conquer the demonic flood of evil and darkness descending upon us all! The sword of the Lord and Gideon!
Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. II Chronicles 7:15
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin