What Are We Celebrating For

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troy-koehne-med-2013Another 4th of July has come and gone. In the midst of watching the celebration of fireworks, the thought occurred to me, what are we celebrating for?

What has happened to this once great nation? We used to be the greatest nation on the face of the earth, and now what have be become, a laughing stock and a byword for all.

We would like to blame Obama for this nightmare we all now live in but the fact remains the church began dropping the ball so many years ago.

Believe it or not the church used to be the cornerstone and pillar of the truth of God’s word. Preachers would stand up and rebuke this nation of sin. Altars would be full as God moved among his people.

The politicians didn’t like not having the church speak out against them so they passed a tax exempt law to buy their silence. The idea was that if the church only spoke about love, joy, and the pursuit of happiness, life would be great and the lawmakers could do whatever they wanted.

It was a turning point for this nation. Slowly things began to change. While the church taught about the good things in life, Prayer and the Word of God were removed from the schools. Our once Godly nation sold God down the river and look at the mess we have now.

In 1973 abortion became the law of the land and depending on what statistic you look at, we have killed 57 million babies in the name of convenience. And what about all those third world countries where we force women to have abortions in the name of population control?

How can we expect God to turn a blind eye to this kind of madness? It’s murder, plain and simple.

Move forward to the last 20 years.

There was a push to get rid of anything that had to do with the blood of Jesus. The church took out the hymns along with the old King James and all this funny stuff was brought into our churches so that we could have the big crowds. Our pastors smile a lot, make you comfortable and happy without any thought to the sin growing like a cancer in your own heart. The church in reality, tossed out the life changing word of God and brought in the things of the world to replace it.

We saw the twin towers fall bringing a lip service revival to God. Hearts were not changed, this nation did not see the revival that was desperately needed. We sunk deeper into sin while our preachers preached their purpose driven nonsense.

Our churches have lifted up their fists at God telling him we don’t need him anymore. We told God that we were going to put queers behind the pulpit because they are great men of God. We told God that we were going to replace the men preachers with women because they have a softer heart.

And now, homosexuality is the law of the land.

So let’s recap. We have kicked God out of every area of life making for a very wicked generation.

This wickedness will now grow at such a fast pace nothing but God himself will be able to contain it.

There are so many of you out there who like to quote verses telling God what he has to do. One of our favorites is Isaiah 59:19b, When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of God shall lift of a standard against him.

The enemy has come in like a flood because we opened the floodgates and let it happen. Now we have good Christian folks out there losing their business and being fined outrages sums of money for standing on their biblical convictions.

We told God to get out and guess what, HE DID. You want wickedness, you got it.

But wait, what about 2nd Chronicles7:14. If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Only on the national day of prayer do we even think of this verse. Look, we don’t pray, we refuse to humble ourselves, we sure don’t seek God’s face, and we all know this nation will not turn from their wicked ways.

The prayers we pray, most are not heard from heaven, God has not forgiven our sin as a nation, and God will not heal our land.

That leaves one thing left for God to do. And that is to judge us. What does that mean? What is going to happen? Will ISIS come to our land and attack, will earthquakes and famine strike the land, will another Katrina happen?

No one can say for sure but know this, it is coming and if the Lord continues to tarry, it will rain on the just and the unjust.

A year from now, the 4th of July will come back around. Will there be a nation left to celebrate Independence Day? Will we see and hear the sound of fireworks? How about the smell of dogs and burgers frying up on the grill?

Only time will tell but I can promise you this, the America we have today, will be very different next year.

As a warning, make sure you are right with God and prepare. If nothing happens…. You are that much ahead. If all hell breaks loose then you will be ready.

Time is running out. What will you do with the time you have left?

By Troy Koehne You can contact Troy at – troykoehne@gmail.com

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