Thursday, July 22, 2010


While America is not a theocracy, still, if we do not honor God we will be judged for going along with false religions that are coming in with the people we're "importing" into this country. We are watering down our heritage and denying the God who blessed us in the beginning. There will be a price to pay!

   2 Kings 17:7-23 stands as an indictment against us. For fun, let's pretend this passage is about America! Yet, in reality, it is about the sins of Israel and how much the Lord hated their ways.

   The passage says that the king of Israel, Hoshea, "did evil in the sight of the Lord" (v. 2). The king of Assyria came against him and "invaded the whole land" and besieged it three years (vv. 4-5). Not only is Hoshea going to be judged, that is the country's "President" but also all the people: "This came about, because the sons of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, who had brought them up from the land of Egypt (England)" (v. 7).

   The people had built "for themselves high places (temples) in all their towns from watchtower to fortified city" (v. 9). They "set up for themselves sacred pillars (monuments) on every high hill" (v. 10). They "did evil things (held evil ceremonies) provoking the Lord" (v. 11). They "were warned by the prophets and seers (the evangelical pastors)" 'Turn from your evil ways and keep My commandments" (v. 13). "However, they did not listen (but turned up the TV louder)" (v. 14). "They stiffened their neck like their fathers" (v. 14b) (and refused to listen to biblical warnings). "They did not believe (they refused the gospel) in the Lord their God" (v. 14c).

   They "followed vanity and became vain" (v. 15) by believing in secular psychology and the temptation of stupid sitcoms on evening TV! "They went after the nations" (wanting to be like sinful Europe) (v. 15b). "They made molten images and made Asherahs" (the sex images of TV) (v. 16). "They practiced divination and enchantments and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him" (v. 17). The people went along with the world and did whatever it dictated.

   "The Lord was very angry with Israel (America) and removed them from His sight" (v. 18). He brought judgment against them and blessed them no longer. "The Lord rejected all the seed of Israel (the next generation of Americans) and gave them in the hands of the plunderers until He had cast them out of His sight" (v. 20). Evil men (illegals who defied their laws) came across the borders and began to destroy them from within.

   "Jeroboam (the President) drove them away from following the Lord, and made them commit a great sin" (v. 21). Their great sin was following secular psychology, living for the TV set, and worshipping at the video play-station! "The Lord removed Israel (America) from His sight, as He spoke through all His servants the prophets (the evangelical pastors who still believed the Bible) (v. 23). –Dr. Mal Couch   (7/10)