August 5, 2019: SOAP #3532: 2Kings 23; 2Chronicles 35; John 7S 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 strength26 Nevertheless, the LORD did not turn away from […]
August 5, 2019: SOAP #3532: 2Kings 23; 2Chronicles 35; John7S
Scripture: 2Kings (NIV) 23:25 Neither before nor afterJosiah was there a king like him who turned to the LORD as he did"with all hisheart and with all his soul and with all his strength26 Nevertheless, the LORDdid not turn away from the heat of his fierce anger, which burned against Judahbecause of all that Manasseh had done to provoke him to anger. 27 So the LORD said, “I will removeJudah 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 Namebe.'”
Observation: In being faithful to His promises to Abraham,God would later send His Son, Jesus, through Israel to the world to die for thesins of man. But long before that, thesins of Manasseh had SO ANGEREDGod, he would send them into exile to the Babylonians. Yet the heart of Josiah SO PLEASED God, that God postponed the judgment until afterJosiah's death.
Application: In 2008 I wrote: 'This is where Americastands today. We can turn to God and Hewill 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 havebeen destroyed and discarded. Punishmentmay be postponed, but not escaped. The Lord will bring in an illegal alien intoour country, one for every aborted baby. This can be seen in that our national leaders seem to have their handstied from some invisible force stopping them from taking any logical and effectivemeasures to close our southern boarders.'
Today (2017) we have a president who stands against abortion and has placedGodly men in key positions in courts and in his administration. The flood of illegal aliens from our southernborder has slowed tremendously. Unlike Israel, I know of no prophecies about afuture assignment for the USA. WhenGod's judgment comes on our nation, I fear it will not be to preserve us likeIsrael, but to punish us like Babylon.
(9/2019 update) The slowing (above) was temporary. In January through June of 2019 there havebeen 500,000+ US Border Patrol, Southwest Border apprehensions. Note: the last year for which I could find statistics was 2015 with 638,169abortions.
Prayer: HeavenlyFather, although there are no prophecies for the USA, there are many greatprophecies for the church!!! Thank youfor making me a part of your church! Amen
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