Have We Lost Our Way? Print E-mail

Evangelist David Fuller

David Fuller Ministries

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Have We Lost Our Way?


Have We Lost Our Way?

"And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!" (Luke 15:17, KJV)

In the story of the prodigal son, we see by the above verse that something had happened to his thinking process. “He came to himself.” Until now his thinking was distorted by sin and self-centeredness. As a consequence, he made a series of wrong choices. He was intelligent, but his thinking was faulty. So he ends up a long way from a comfortable home with fine food and servants attending his every wish. He finds himself in a pig pen eating slop which was only fit for hogs. That is not being smart. His lust overpowered his thinking. He finally came to himself and realized that he had been duped into believing that life was better without home and his father. There were probably rules in father’s house. Rules-Now that is a dirty word in Twenty-First century America. We like a world without restraints. However, the prodigal came to himself and said, “I will arise and go to my father…”

I fear that sin has blinded America. We have chosen pleasure over principle. Sin has corrupted our sanity. People in our recent election voted to dispense with morality in hope of better times economically. Sin has wages, a price tag that is far too expensive to pay. Someone said, “Sin will take you farther than you want to go and keep you longer than you want to stay.”

We close our eyes to millions of babies being murdered. We overlook the abomination of same sex marriage, and say “Those things don’t matter. I’ll just follow those who promise an elusive utopian dream.” It doesn’t matter that Marxism is the philosophy. It is alright that terrorists are close friends. Its okay to attend a bigoted racist church for twenty years.

As a nation, we have lost our way. The Bible warns about such faulty reasoning that has gripped America. The prophet, Isaiah, warned of the results of such flawed reasoning. Consider this warning from centuries ago from Isaiah 5:20-25

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;

Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;

Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,

And prudent in their own sight!

Woe to men mighty at drinking wine,

Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink,

Who justify the wicked for a bribe,

And take away justice from the righteous man!

Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble,

And the flame consumes the chaff,

So their root will be as rottenness,

And their blossom will ascend like dust;

Because they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts,

And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Therefore the anger of the Lord is aroused against His people;

He has stretched out His hand against them

And stricken them,

And the hills trembled.

Their carcasses were as refuse in the midst of the streets.

For all this His anger is not turned away,

But His hand is stretched out still.” NKJV

Nevertheless, there is still hope. God holds out these promises to us. 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” NKJV

Please take note of the following promise….and warning. Isaiah 1:18-20

“Come now, and let us reason together,”

Says the Lord,

“Though your sins are like scarlet,

They shall be as white as snow;

Though they are red like crimson,

They shall be as wool.

If you are willing and obedient,

You shall eat the good of the land;

But if you refuse and rebel,

You shall be devoured by the sword”;

For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Things look pretty bad for America and the world. The economy is in a downward spiral. Threat of global war looms on the horizon. However, here is a great promise that gives reason to hope. Romans 5:20 “..But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more..”

When things are rotten in the world, the time is ripe for revival in the church!

 
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