Tell the people of the United States, “This is what God says to you.
I remember you, the kindness of your young love towards me, when you sought after me, in your beginning days. You were started as a country in order to bring freedom. So you could worship me as I directed you and not as some tyrant ordered you. I helped you during your early struggles and you were all about “Holiness to the Lord”. You brought me the first-fruits from your harvest, and I defended you against your attackers. There were great awakenings and revivals and church plantings everywhere.
Now listen to my word. Where did I go wrong, how did I let you down, that you and your father’s have abandoned me and walked after empty pointless alternatives?
You seem to have totally forgotten all that I have done for you. I have kept you together through the Civil War, through two major world wars, and smaller wars in Vietnam , Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan etc. I have blessed you more than any country that has ever been, giving you fruit and food and resources. But you have filled my beautiful country with abominations.
Your preachers do not seek after me. Lawmakers make laws and don’t even go to my word to establish the basis for their new laws. You decide what is right and wrong by listening to advice-givers on the media. You listen to people who have no children for advice on how to raise your children, you listen, for advice on how to steward your money, to people who see money as their god. You run after things, illusions, false gods.
Let me make my case with you and with your children and your grandchildren:
Look around the world at all the false philosophies. The people that follow them are more loyal to their empty life views than my people are. Other Nations cling to their god’s which are not really god’s –but you–you have exchanged your glory into something that is empty and hopeless.
Be astonished, and be horribly afraid and desolate, for my people have committed two evils: They have forsaken me, the “Fountain of living water”, and made for themselves alternative sources of relief and pleasure that are totally empty.
What are you slaves that you have no choice?
Your own choices pull down more and more consequences on your heads and you learn nothing from it! You get mad at me for what you do to yourselves!
I took you out of Europe to give you a land where you could worship me with freedom and independence, and you want to run back to the ways of the old world?
Your consequences will punish you. Your backslidings will criticize you.
When is the last time you voted for somebody because they feared me?
Show me some patch of your country which has not been polluted by inappropriate sexuality, drunkenness, child abuse, and divorce. But I did not create the United States to be such a country. No, it was a noble vineyard a proper seed, so how did you turn it to bad seed? Where did this strange vine grow up from?
Oh, you try to wash yourself with soap and antibacterial liquids and worry about germs and viruses. Yet your insides are full of iniquity, and that is where I look, on the inside. How can you say you are not polluted? You are like wild stallions sniffing the wind, desperate for someone or something to fill your emptiness.
Now, when your consequences should drive you to me, instead, you say, “I am too far gone, too much water under the bridge, so I might as well keep running after my other god’s.”
To what do you give credit for all your blessings? Do you credit your own hard work, intelligence, education, financial ability? Someday you will realize that those won’t save you and you’ll cry out to me. Now,I cry out to you, “Now is the proper time, now is the day of salvation!”
When everything falls apart you will cry out to me but don’t bother, by then it will be too late. I tried to correct you and your children, and no one would listen.
Don’t you realize that all your beauty and power came from me? Yet you have forgotten me days without number. You say, “I have not done anything wrong”.— That is your greatest sin –to not learn from your consequences, not examine yourselves, and not return to me!