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Such Trouble, 7/28/16

God has been judging our nation for years now and rather than repent we have only stiffened our necks and rebelled against him all the more.  Now judgment will go to whole new level, chaos will begin to break out and people will begin to die in greater numbers.

Isaiah 1:4-6 New King James Version (NKJV)
Alas, sinful nation,
A people laden with iniquity,
A brood of evildoers,
Children who are corrupters!
They have forsaken the Lord,
They have provoked to anger
The Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away backward.
Why should you be stricken again?
You will revolt more and more.
The whole head is sick,
And the whole heart faints.
From the sole of the foot even to the head,
There is no soundness in it,
But wounds and bruises and putrefying sores;
They have not been closed or bound up,
Or soothed with ointment.

America! What does it take to get you to repent? Will you force God to carry you off into captivity as he sent Israel into Babylon? He has already spoken through his prophets that you will be invaded by Russia! Will you repent then or will they have victory over you because you choose to continue to rebel against the One True God? Repent! For God is merciful and will forgive and restore us if we cry out to him with a whole and humble heart.

(PRAYER)Have mercy, Lord! Only your judgments will bring us to repentance:

Isaiah 26:9 New King James Version (NKJV)
9 ...for when Your judgments are in the earth,
The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Judge us with Mercy! Judge us so that we will finally repent! Break our pride and lust for sinful pleasure!! Judge with Mercy! Save as much life as you can! But break us so that we will finally be humble before you. Pour out the spirit of repentance that we may rend our hearts before you in contrition for our great sin!! Help us repent that you may restore us to your favor. Have mercy and judge swiftly!  Thank you, Merciful God!!

Stephen Pursell, 7/28/16