By: Pastor Bob Lauver
And Azariah went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the LORD is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. II Chron. 15:2 NASB
What a word for our nation at this time, as we have crowned our president for a second term as the leader of the United States of America. And oh yes, this is also a great word for Churches across our land and even for families. We cannot assume that the Lord is with us just because we are Americans and that we used to fear God in the past. God plainly says here, “The Lord is with you when you are with Him.”
And again He says, “if you will forsake Him, He will forsake you.” Now that is a sobering thought. Do you think that God stands with our nation as we: slaughter millions of innocent babies, as we openly condone the practice of Sodomy, as we forbid the mention of His Name in our schools and colleges, and forbid our children to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ, calling it a winter Holiday instead of Christmas.
I believe that many of our leaders no longer value Jesus Christ and have forsaken Him for a more secular, politically correct position. What does God say? He says, “if we forsake Him, He will forsake us.
Listen, it’s time to return to the Lord in our families, in the churches and in or nation. May God be with you as you walk through this year of 2013. We do not know what this year all holds, but we do know who holds us in the palm of His Hands.