August 5, 2017: SOAP #2802: 2Kings 23; 2Chronicles 35; John 7 Scripture: 2Kings (NIV) 23:25 Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the LORD as he did"with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength 26 Nevertheless, the LORD did not turn away [...]
August 5, 2017: SOAP #2802: 2Kings 23; 2Chronicles 35; John 7
Scripture: 2Kings (NIV) 23:25 Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the LORD as he did"with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength
26 Nevertheless, the LORD did not turn away from the heat of his fierce anger, which burned against Judah because of all that Manasseh had done to provoke him to anger.
27 So the LORD said, “I will remove Judah also from my presence as I removed Israel, and I will reject Jerusalem, the city I chose, and this temple, about which I said, 'There shall my Name be.'”
Observation: In being faithful to His promises to Abraham, God would later send His Son, Jesus, through Israel to the world to die for the sins of man. But long before that, the sins of Manasseh had SO ANGERED God, he would send them into exile to the Babylonians. Yet the heart of Josiah SO PLEASED God, that God postponed the judgment until after Josiah's death.
Application: In 2008 I wrote: 'This is where America stands today. We can turn to God and He will postpone punishment, but not remove it. 44+million babies have been sacrificed on the altar of convenience. Those created in the very image of God have been destroyed and discarded. Punishment may be postponed, but not escaped. The Lord will bring in an illegal alien into our country, one for every aborted baby. This can be seen in that our national leaders seem to have their hands tied from some invisible force stopping them from taking any logical and effective measures to close our southern boarders.'
Today (2017) we have a president who stands against abortion and has placed Godly men in key positions in courts and in his administration. The flood of illegal aliens from our southern border has slowed tremendously. Unlike Israel, I know of no prophecies about a future assignment for the USA. When God's judgment comes on our nation, I fear it will not be to preserve us like Israel, but to punish us like Babylon.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, although there are no prophecies for the USA, there are many great prophecies for the church!!! Thank you for making me a part of your church! Amen
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