Pray Not for This People!
By David J. Stewart
“Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee. Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?” —Jeremiah 7:16
The following is an excellent quote from the great man of God, J. Vernon McGee...
I believe there are times when we do not need to pray for folk to be blessed. I visited a member of my church in the hospital and prayed for him, then a man in the other bed asked me to pray for him. I asked him whether he was a Christian, and he said he believed in God. I told him that didn’t make him a Christian, and then I explained the gospel to him and asked him to put his trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. He said he could not accept that, but he wanted me to pray for him. I told him, “Brother, I will pray for you, but not the way you want me to pray for you. You want me to pray that you will get well and that God will bless you. I am going to pray that you will be saved—that is the only prayer I can pray for you.” I believe we do too much praying for people to be blessed of God when we ought to be praying that those people will be saved.
SOURCE: Pastor J. Vernon McGee, THRU THE BIBLE WITH J. VERNON MCGEE, Jeremiah 7:16
I couldn't agree more. I used to pray for God to bless America. Then one day I realized that God had no reason to bless our nation. Why should He? Why should God continue to bless a nation of baby-murderers? Over 51,000,000 children have been brutally murdered in abortion clinics all across America. The body parts are even being sold now in a lucrative market.
Why should God bless a nation who's public school system brainwashes children into believing that they evolved from apes; but not a word is ever taught about Biblical creationism? Why should God bless a nation that prohibits its public school teachers from leading the students in prayer and Bible reading? Now teachers all across America are teaching children that it is acceptable to be a homosexual, and nothing to be ashamed of.
Homosexuals have even started a man-boy love association called NAMBLA. The Word of God condemns homosexuality as gross sin! Homosexuality is a shameful practice. Why should God bless a heathen nation that idolizes the whores and whoremongers of Hollywood, MTV, and the entertainment industry?
American television glamorizes sin, mocks God, and demonically inspires the mind of its viewers. Why should God bless America? We are a land of whores and whoremongers, of liars and crooks, of tyrants and God-haters, of pornographers and perverts. America has spit in God's face.
Today, I pray for God to bring judgment upon the evildoers in our government and nation. This would be a great blessing to America. America is sinfully proud, and needs to be judged to become humble once again. The reason why our nation is becoming so sinful and corrupt is because sin and corporate crime have gone unchecked and unpunished for so long. Judgment needs to start at the house of God.
It is sad; but true--the communist ACLU is doing more to defend Christian's rights than most churches are. It has become so bad in America nowadays that we are actually seeing professed homosexuals pastoring churches. This is so sickening. These are sinister ministers (2nd Corinthians 11:14-15). Read the words of Jeremiah 7:9-10, "Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?" How dare anyone say that homosexuality is not sinful.
How dare Christianity Today endorse Harry Potter's witchcraft. How dare lewd singer, Beyonce, claim to have God's permission to dress whorish and strip on stage. It is evil to assassinate God's character by saying that He doesn't mind sin.
I sincerely believe that America has crossed the line with God. The unprecedented blatant evil being committed within our highest levels of government, and the apathetic ignorance of 99% of American citizens, is proof of this in my opinion. The silence of our churches concerning the evils of homosexuality and abortion are proof of this. You know a nation is in dire trouble when you see a police state forming right under its nose in the name of "freedom" and "homeland security." People are being brainwashed. The government has even begun portraying homeschoolers as terrorists.
Truly, we are beginning to see the judgment of God upon this once God-fearing nation. No wonder the prophet Isaiah proclaimed in Isaiah 53:6, "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way..." Sheep are naturally dumb animals, easily victim to the cunning and carnivorous wolf. We humans are no less vulnerable to Satan's cunning methods and tactics. The thief cometh not but to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10). America has become a land of rebellious feminists and perverted gluttonous men. I believe the Lord would say to God's man today, as He did to Jeremiah, “pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee...” (Jeremiah 7:16).
"Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear." —Isaiah 59:1-2
America is a stubborn nation. We have been blessed as a nation with many mighty preachers and soulwinning men of God throughout the past--such as Billy Sunday, Dwight Moody, J. Frank Norris, John R. Rice, Jack Hyles, and others. Therefore, America is without excuse! We are far more accountable to God today, than Sodom and Gomorrah were in the Old Testament. Sodom had no Bibles, no preachers, no churches, etc. We have the truth all around us, and yet the average person seeks advice from TV psychics and idiots like Oprah Winfrey instead of from God's men.
Please don't misunderstand my article...I am NOT saying that we should give up on America! What I am saying is that we need to realize the present situation in America, and where we're at on the timeline of God's imminent judgment. In Judges 6:13 we read Gideon's frustration with God, “where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of...” The Midianites had forced the Israelites into the caves of the mountains to live.
Then the Midianites confiscated the Israelites' land and crops. Israel was suffering horrendously and starving. Gideon cries out in Judges 6:13 in anger against God, “but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.” Was God being unjust? Not one bit, Gideon was blind to the wickedness of his nation. Back in Judges 6:1 we read, "And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years."
Gideon's problem was the same problem that so many people have today. They get upset with God, wanting to know where God is at, and why doesn't He do something to make things better. What they fail to realize, or don't want to consider, is that the United States has become a very evil nation. The blood of nearly 50,000,000 murdered babies is on our hands as a nation. The U.S. is the world's leading exporter of pornography. Americans alone account for 25% of all world sex-tourism. We've even called Las Vegas “SIN CITY” because it is so wicked.
The debauchery of New Orleans' Mardi Gras is a sinful shame unto our nation. Hollywood is a den of whores, whoremongers, sodomites, and God-haters. Why should God bless the sin-loving people of America? Our prayer for America should not be one of blessing, because we don't deserve it. The more America is blessed, the more we trample upon God and His Word.
And of course, if you're not a born-again child of God you have NO RIGHT to expect answers to pray. In fact, John 3:36 WARNS, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” If you are not a genuine Christian, who's trusting Christ alone (apart from all works), then you are bound for destruction in the Lake of Fire. If you've never been born-again, then please do not close this web page until you've done so.
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“This whole society is rotten and godless. The wrath of God is upon America. Mark my word: if God’s Word be true, this nation is headed for the dust.” —Pastor Tom Malone (1971)
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