Signs of God's Dealings
By Ray Comfort
America is nine trillion dollars in debt.
For those who normally don’t count that high and are not familiar with how
much that is, a “trillion” is a thousand billion. That’s no small change.
Ironically, 1.7 trillion of that debt is to Arab nations, 200 billion to
China and 125 billion to Russia. Think about those nations for a minute.
Over two million houses are in foreclosure.
Two million. A gallon of milk costs as much as a gallon of gas, and
a gallon of gas is costing an arm and a leg. Add to that the incredibly
bad news that we are not winning the war over cancer--over 2,300,000
Americans will get cancer in the next year, many of whom will be children,
and you can see that we are in serious trouble.
ABC News recently published an article
titled “More Than 60 Percent of U.S. in Drought.” We have become used to
seeing onslaughts of floods, hurricanes lining up on our coasts, and
killer tornadoes by the dozens ripping up the nation like there’s no
tomorrow. And, of course, we are in a war that it seems we can’t win.
above are all signs of God’s dealings with a sinful nation. If you find
that hard to believe, read Deuteronomy 28 and see what God warned would
happen to Israel if they forsook His Commandments and turned their backs
on Him. Hold onto a pen and underline places where Scripture warns that
they will get into financial debt and become the tail, not the head. Look
again at the nations to whom we are in debt. Underline how God says that
aliens will flood the country, or that their enemies will overcome them,
or that disease will plague them.
When you hold your pen also hold on to your
theology, because that chapter will destroy any image of God as being a
celestial Santa Claus. He is a God of Justice and truth as much as He is
of love and mercy. To have a mere one or two virtues of His character in
your image of God, and to leave out the others, is to have an idol in your
We are no different than ancient Israel. We
are a nation that has forgotten God and created other gods before Him. He
lavished His goodness upon us and we have blasphemed His holy name.
Instead of honoring the God who gave us life, we have bowed before the
golden calf of Wall Street (which is melting before our eyes). We have
also embraced the foolish, unsubstantiated, unscientific theory paraded as
the gospel truth called “evolution,” and when the blossoms bloom, mother
nature is praised for what she has made. Our churches are filled with
preachers who preach another gospel, portraying God as a divine butler.
As a nation, we have forgotten God. Almost.
When there’s a tragic disaster and people are killed and property
destroyed, insurance companies call it “An act of God.” Perhaps they have
been reading the truths of Holy Scripture.
Abraham Lincoln said, “We have been
preserved these many years in peace and prosperity. We have grown in
numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have
forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in
peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly
imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings
were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated
with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the
necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God
that made us! It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended
Power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the
Lord” (Psalm 33:12).
Ray Comfort is very
passionate about spreading the Gospel far and wide. He has been
equipping Christians across the world for more than 30 years by
teaching them how to witness the way Jesus did.