Psalm 33:8-12 "Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded and it stood fast. The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance."
Homes in America are crippled today. In fact our nation is in trouble today. America is not what she once was.
Our homeland is suffering because of hireling clergy. Preachers are destroying themselves because of arrogance. Most Christians today don't have the desire for revival because the pastors don't have the desire for revival.
Many women have left the home for a career life. May God help our nation in this area. Women are operating heavy construction equipment and digging ditches and even running president. God help us!!
Women run naked in the streets. They smoke cigarettes. There was a time when this was a sick sight to see. There was a time when it wasn't necessarily uncommon to see men do these things...but not women. Now its not uncommon for women to be seen doing these things.
There used to be a day when you didn't hear of men and women having unnatural affections for another of the same gender. Now it is everywhere. God help us!!
Parents these days kick the children and kiss the dog. We're putting people in prison for killing a dog and yet we're killing babies by the millions each year and it goes unpunished. We call killing a dog cruelty to animals yet we call killing a baby a choice. They don't read the Bible and teach it to their children.
We've become spoiled. We have air conditioners. We can't imagine being without it. We sleep on nice soft and cushy mattresses. There was a day when there was no tv let alone cable. When tv came along many departed from God. Time that was once spent together as a family was taken away. Now children even have tvs in their bedrooms. Each member of the family goes and does their own thing. Families used to eat together. Now everyone eats in shifts.
Our country no longer wants the King James Bible. We don't want preachers who preach from it. We've gone to all kinds of music in the church. It used to be good old-fashioned gospel hymns were all you sang and heard at church. God hasn't changed...why should we.
There were days when men of God would pray all night and fast. There was a time when people would get woke up in the middle of the night to pray and would do it. Now people are too consumed with self and their so-called need for sleep that they don't really need.
We're in sad shape. We've drifted so far from God as a nation. We need revival in our homeland...desperately!!
These are notes taken from a message preached by Bro. Marion Atkinson at Faith Baptist Camp August 6, 2007.