Speaking As America

Every so often in my morning devotionals, I get an idea for an article.

When I read the words of David in Psalm 70 I could not help but think of America. Yes, David is praying for relief from his adversaries, but so is America. Let’s read Psalm 70 (NKJV) and as we do, let’s read it as though America. The once God-fearing nation is speaking to God.

The heading reads: To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. To bring to remembrance. Then the Psalm starts:

Make haste, O God, to deliver me!
Make haste to help me, O Lord!

Let them be ashamed and confounded
Who seek my life;
Let them be turned back and confused
Who desire my hurt.
Let them be turned back because of their shame,
Who say, “Aha, aha!” [an expression of scorn]

Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
And let those who love Your salvation say continually,
“Let God be magnified!”

But I am poor and needy;
Make haste to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not delay.


Countries have lifespans, as do people, churches, and businesses. Most republics last about 200 years, and America has slightly exceeded that limit, but we are on the way out unless God intervenes dramatically. He is the One to raise and remove nations.


Looking back in history, you see the rise and fall of great empires like Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, the Medo-Persian Empire, the Greeks, and the Romans. Great Britain was once large and powerful, and the world said that the “sun never set on the British Empire.” Today it is a mere shadow of its former greatness.


America is following the same destructive course. Our Forefathers saw us as a “city set on a hill which cannot be hidden,” which attracted the world’s attention. The expression is from Matthew 5:14, as Jesus described His disciples as the world’s light.


This scripture was cited at the end of Puritan John Winthrop‘s lecture, “A Model of Christian Charity,” which he delivered on March 21, 1630, at Holyrood Church in Southampton before his first group of Massachusetts Bay colonists embarked on the ship Arbella to settle Boston. 


Winthrop warned his fellow Puritans that their new community would be “as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us,” meaning that if the Puritans failed to uphold their covenant with God, all the world would see. Winthrop said:

“So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.”


America has broken its covenant with God, and one does not have to look further than the evening news to see it. The corruption of our current Regime with its illegal ties to China and the lack of justice show that America has gone far from God. Then there is the flagrant immorality, as a “slap in the face” of God. I am sure you can cite numerous other examples.


When churches or nations go too far, God gives them up to the evil desires of their hearts. In Romans 1, Paul states three times that God gives people up to their wickedness when they reject and renounce Him.


The enemies of God and America have attacked the nation through subtlety and infiltration to lead sheep to the slaughter. Our corrupt government has methodically stripped away the power of the people. Marxist officials, elected or appointed, have removed God from the public square and opened a floodgate for evil to enter.


America cries out to God for deliverance, to our God, who is the only source of help. To obtain His help, we must repent and return to His will, a sickening thought to many modern Americans who determined for their will to be done, not God’s.


We are in a fight for the soul or life of America, and we do not have time to waste. Our repentance must bring us back to the founding principles of the nation, which includes a “firm reliance on Providence.”


What if we allow the Regime to level the “city set on a hill?” Not only will America be lost, but so will all nations on earth. America has been the light of liberty to the world, and if we extinguish that light, the darkness of slavery will cover the world.


The naïve think that it will be a livable world without liberty. Why do you suppose so many people risk life and limb to come to the land of freedom and opportunity? If life without liberty is so grand, why don’t they stay home and enjoy it? The World Economic Forum has said that by 2030 we will own nothing and be happy about it. The oligarchy will hold everything, including us, and we will subsist on scraps.


Too often, we want the blessings of God without the presence of God. We have enjoyed the fruit of our Forefathers’ faith, but we have not counted the cost of the benefits of liberty. We have wanted “something for nothing.” God does not even offer His eternal salvation on the cross without a proper response from people, and He requires biblical faith on our part. Why do we assume we are entitled to the blessings of life and liberty if we are negligent and unwilling to count their cost?


The only hope for the world is America, and the only hope for America is God. We need God in America and Americans. Maybe we are “too little, too late,” but God has a way of giving us victory when we are in the greatest danger.


Go back to Psalm 70, read it, and pray as one under duress from enemies. Then go back and pray it again as the nation of America which is clearly under attack from the evil one and his cohorts.


Keep The Light of God’s Deliverance Burning!