Just One Righteous

Jeremiah 5:1   (KJV)   5 Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.

The presence of God’s people—upright, righteous, just and honest people can stay God’s Jeremiah 5.1 - Just One Righteousjudgment. God values the attitudes and actions of His people. Living for faithfully before God is never in vain.

We know God is just and fair. He sees everything we do. He sees and values the way we fight a good fight, how well we run our race, how we keep the faith. He knows how to bless and reward His faithful children. These blessings and rewards affect us individually, even nationally.

We never lose sight of God’s justice, graciousness, and love. He loves us, He will also judge everyone. He would rather spare us and bless us than judge, condemn, and punish us. So we live in Him, against the ways of the popular culture, against the sinful ways of the world. We strive to be as faithful as we can, reflecting our Father, loving others, treating them fairly, and honestly. Although the world continues to boldly and shamelessly march in unreserved ungodliness and immorality, we keep ourselves pure.

There’s so much at stake. Who knows, through us, though there be just a few, our gracious Judge may find it in His heart to spare our nations. We may be the remnant through whom God will ignite our nation’s spiritual awakening and revival. By then, we can boldly pray: “God bless America,” or “God bless our nation.”

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Passion, Country, and Righteousness

Isaiah 62:1   (KJV)   1 For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

Isaiah 62.1 - Passion, Country, and RighteousnessOur hearts ought to be burning with passion for our country’s welfare. There is no place for stepping back in a corner unaffected by the condition of our beloved nation. Rest isn’t something to enjoy until righteousness rises in a nation and be very clearly assured of its safety.

Do we love our homeland? Believers who love God can and ought to love the nation where God has placed them. I love this country, and it breaks my heart when we notice our country crazily spiraling out of control hastening to the quagmire of immorality and godlessness.

I’m not passive about the choice of our leader. But my choice isn’t determined by personality, polls, or party; my choice is based on values. I uphold, pray for, and pursue righteousness for our nation—there’s where my support and activism lies. The candidate aligned to that positions himself in the line of my support.

We pray and will keep on praying to see the banner of righteousness rise higher and higher in our beloved nation until it brightly and obviously shines like the dawn, and the people in our nation and the world sees. We pray that our country be preserved; that it will be blessed. Here’s where it lies: righteousness exalts a nation; that’s why when a ruler supports righteousness, I rejoice.

The Nation’s Hope

Psalm 125:3   (KJV)   3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

God’s supreme governance over the affairs of humanity or the entire creation is a source of the many encouragements and comforts we as believers have. We do have differences of choices when it comes to who shall lead a nation. The choice becomes hard when you have psalm-125-3-the-nations-hopeto choose between two godly candidates. But it becomes an easy decision when choosing between one that stands for more evil and one that stands for more good.

There comes a seeming threat when the majority favors the ungodly choice. That’s why we rejoice in God’s sovereignty. He makes the determination as to who to set up as the head of a nation. Another very reassuring reason to rejoice is the basis—at least one of them—as to who God chooses. He bases it on the people, more specifically, His people. When the land is identified more as of the righteous, God makes sure the wicked’s rod won’t hold sway.

He cares for the righteous—His people. He leads us not into temptation. He knows our frame; He remember that we are dust with much frailties. He’d rather not get us close to the mouths of roaring lions looking to devour us. That’s why we pray that we get our acts together. We as His people humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways—sincerely, truly. As He promises, He hears, forgives us, and heals our land.

Blessed Nation

Psalm 85:12   (KJV)   12 Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.

That our land will be righteous and blessed, that our land will be good and godly, that our land will be healed, that our land will prosper, this is the cry of our hearts. It’s possible; despite the direction its going right now, our nation can be a country that fears God again. This can happepsalm-85-12-blessed-nationn; nothing is impossible with God. The good and increase of our nation depends solely on God. All blessings flow from Him. All good and perfect gifts come from Him.

We’re praying for revival. In the Name of our precious Lord and Savior Jesus, we pray and believe and declare: revival is coming to our land. God longs for the nations to turn to Him. He’s not pleased with a backsliding people. It hurts Him terribly. He loves us so much that He doesn’t want us living in deception or lie; He doesn’t want us lost. He longs to gather us back under His wings. There, in the secret place of the Most High, under the shadow of the Almighty; we find refuge and strength.

God in His goodness has given us a clear pathway to healing, restoration, and revival. His blessings are available to those who love and fear Him–people who recognize their rebellious ways and truly repent from them. We declare: America (and/or) other nations will again be filled with God’s glory. We share the conviction of the Psalmists: “10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. 12 Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase. 13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps” (Psalm 85:10-13 KJV).

God Bless the Nations

Jeremiah 4:2   (KJV)   2 And thou shalt swear, The Lord liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

This is our declaratiJeremiah 4.2 - God Bless the Nationson: God is God; God is good; He is real, and He exists. A cliché to some, but the message is immensely important. We don’t need a God Who lies. A lying God will lead us to utter confusion. We don’t need a God Who’s unfair. Better not have one than live in a world where God is the reason why the guilty is rewarded and the innocent is punished. Sure, corruption is found in the world’s justice system, but it’s the justice of God that gives us hope, confidence, and assurance that a time is coming when justice will rise from the prison of conspiracies, cover-ups, and false accusations. We don’t need an unrighteous God. How can our steps be established if we don’t know that the One we depend on won’t always do right?

We raise His banner; it’s the banner everyone can look to and find hope. Not everyone realizes that. If they do, most of them would come running to Him. God has given us so many proofs of Himself: His reality, His power, His love. It’s obvious: God’s plans, intents, and acts towards mankind are always for the best. For us, it makes sense that we not only gravitate towards Him; we passionately throw ourselves to His strong loving arms.

This is the truth sadly missed by so many; this is the truth we tell. It’s a pure truth, a good truth. We won’t convince all—as much as we want to—as much as God wants everyone to be saved.  Oh, if only people would open their hearts and welcome our loving Father; if only they would receive and experience His salvation and freedom. To this incomparably important end, we present and represent our Father. We too live truthfully, fairly, righteously. There is so much blessedness in this, blessedness offered to and sufficient for all nations, for the entire creation.

Of Peace and God

Psalm 46.10

Psalm 46:10    (KJV)   10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

God is God. He’s the one true all-loving, all-powerful, all-wise, all-present, just, holy, unchanging, righteous, immanent, and transcendent Creator and Father. People’s belief or unbelief doesn’t change this truth; it doesn’t change Him. It’s obvious: there are a lot more people in the world who don’t believe Him. But there will come a time when everyone will. Every person, every family, every nation will bow their knees before Him and honor Him for Who He really is. When people or nations rise up against Him, we’re not troubled; He is God, and that’s more than sufficient assurance.

People come and go; kingdoms rise and fall; God is still on His throne: He reigns, and He will reign forever. There are plenty of unbelievers. There are even people who don’t believe His existence but spend so much of their energy trying to fight Him. I pray for them; it’s not easy to kick against a rock.  Those who hate God or the concept of God also hate His followers. It’s understandable why our precious Lord Jesus told us that we are sent out like sheep among wolves. We get persecuted, and these persecutions have come in varying degrees. Some are tortured; some are killed. Amazingly, we can be still; we have peace; God is here; He is our very present help in times of trouble.

It’s because of this inner peace that we are people of peace. We can disagree yet love those we disagree with. God is love, and we who are born of God love everyone. We even love our enemies. Calamities of any form don’t scare us. Earthquakes may come; mountains may crumble; people may riot; nukes may fly–and we would rather not have them, but when they come, our peace doesn’t leave us. God is among us; He is our strength; He is our shield; He is our shelter in the time of storm and chaos. This doesn’t mean passivity. We prepare for potential dangers, but we have peace even in preparation. We live wisely. Our preparation covers the eternal facet. We live honorably before God and men; we love; we care; we do well; we walk righteously; we pursue peace.

So yes, troubles may come, and evil may increase, evil people may rise, but we are still; God is God.

Return to God


Isaiah 30:18
 (KJV)   

18 And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Praise God; He is merciful, gracious, and patient with us. He doesn’t carry out the corresponding consequence or punishments for our sins right away; HReturn to Gode gives us time to turn away from our foolishness and sins, and to turn back to Him. He waits; He doesn’t control us like robots. He’s our help and hope even when our troubles are brought about by our own wrong or ungodly choices. He loves us; He prefers us to repent and return to Him and the blessed life of being His rather than for us to go down the road of destruction and suffer in it.

When a person or a nation prospers, there’s a huge tendency to be complacent, even forgetting God Who’s the very Source of all its blessings. There are those who even proudly and brazenly fight against Him; they don’t realize the lunacy and the danger of taking that position. God alone is unbeatable; no one’s exempt from disaster; no one’s invincible—no matter how powerful they are. It’s best to come to Him and to be on His side. Why suffer a disastrous fate of having no sufficient protection from enemies bent on our destruction? And as much as we would like to believe that we don’t have enemies, we do. Enemies aren’t there to make our lives beautiful. We as believers love them, but they don’t necessarily share our virtues and convictions. They would rather take what we have, kill us, or destroy us.

Instead of going the direction that leads farther from the Lord; we run towards Him. No matter how powerful our enemies are, God can handle them. And to depend on another superpower, be it a man or a nation or a group of nations, void of God, is to have a misplaced faith. We experience full victory only with God. Everything, without Him, no matter how great they seem, is really nothing. Everything, with God, no matter how awful they seem, is really something. If only everyone knows how it is to be under the protective, gracious, powerful, victorious, and loving arms of our heavenly Father. He forgives, restores, and revives. So yes, it’s best to be with Him than to be against Him.