When God's Mercy Ceases
Jeremiah 15:1-3, "Then said the LORD unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth. 2 And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the LORD; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity. 3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy."
Each of us rejoice in the mercy of God. The bible teaches the Lord is full of mercy, "For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds." (Psalm 57:10) However, there is a time when because of continued sin, that God will withdraw His mercy from us, or in this case, from a nation.
There isn't much of a future when God withdraws His mercy. God had tired of their sin, and their insincere repentance. They were going to experience death by pestilence, the sword, or by famine. Those who didn't find this in their future would be taken into captivity by the invading armies.
Something that we all need to ponder is the fact that we never know when God will withdraw His mercy either from us as individuals or corporately as a nation. Has America crossed the line? I don't know, but I pray we haven't. One thing is for sure; I don't find many repenting in the church. Nor do I see any signs of our nation repenting. We are turning away from God in every direction. The cure for America, the cure for churches, the cure for our families, and the cure for you and me is to turn to the Lord.
I pray we haven't reached a point where God has withdrawn His mercy.
Pray for America and revival in our churches and in your heart.
Your Friend in HIM,
Pastor Mike Abbott