MONDAY, MARCH 7
Scripture: Genesis 15:13-16
In Genesis 15:13-16 we are told, “Then He said to Abram: ‘Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.’” This passage describes a longstanding principle in God’s Word – when God gave man the Promised Land, he could not take it until the previous inhabitants had filled it with iniquity. Once it was full of iniquity, then the inhabitants could not defend their land. And that becomes an issue for us in this day. How rapidly are we approaching fullness of iniquity? And what happens when we do reach that point? Are we seeing attacks? Are we seeing enemies rise up against us that seem unstoppable? Is the reason they are rapidly gaining ground because we will not repent? If the reason is fullness of iniquity, then physical solutions will not work. Physical solutions will not work for spiritual problems. Political solutions will not work for spiritual problems. Only spiritual solutions work for spiritual problems. And the spiritual solution is obvious – it is to repent. It is to turn from evil and arise with pure hearts and contend for truth. If we repent of our evil and turn from it, then He will heal our land. It may be a difficult thing to do, but it is necessary for the church at this point in time over the course and destiny of the nation. When a nation reaches fullness of iniquity, the land vomits a people out. Regardless of a nation’s strength or their defenses, if fullness of iniquity has been reached the Word shows time and again, people fall to enemy conquest. The Roman Empire was the strongest nation on earth, but when it was full of iniquity it was over. God is the same yesterday, today and forever and there is no shadow of turning in Him. America in its formation started out serving God but has departed. We must repent and turn and do it soon. Repentance is our only salvation!