GOD STILL HAS A REMNANT IN AMERICA!
“Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I HAVE MUCH PEOPLE IN THIS CITY.” [Acts 18:9,10]
That’s right! God still has many of His Elect in America! Elect who have already come to the Lord and Elect who are still yet to come. And all those ordained to eternal life SHALL COME, not one of them shall be lost! For the promise is – “Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.” [Isa 51:11]
And they SHALL COME because the Lord is not willing that ANY of them should perish!
Now THAT is what that oft misquoted scripture means – “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance.”[2Pet 3:9]
“Not willing that ANY should perish” does not mean every Tom, Dick and Harry and Jane, Jill and Mary; but all those whom the Father gave to the Son; for whom the Son shed His precious blood on the Cross and whom the Holy Spirit will quicken in His time – His Elect, His chosen, His sheep, His little flock; those who constitute His body! These are a favoured people, being the objects of His Sovereign mercy!
Now as godless as America as a whole is, yet God has His people who are yet to come to Him and be saved! And wherever they may be He shall seek them and find them and gloriously save them! For THAT is His promise – “For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out!” [Ezk 34:11]
And when the last of these who are yet to be sought and saved have safely come into the fold THEN God’s time for America or for that matter the rest of the world will be over! For His Spirit shall not always strive with man! [Gen 6:3] Sin MUST be punished and IT WILL BE! For He hath said – “The wicked shall be turned into Hell, and all the nations that forget God!” [Psalm 9:17]
As Mrs. Graham once said, “If God doesn’t judge America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!” And she’s right!
But thank God for His remnant who are still there. And they need our prayers and encouragement. May the good Lord enable His people in America to be strong in Him and the power of His might! Where sin abounds grace doth much more abound! If God has by His providence placed you in a country that is given over to wickedness, then He will supply you with the needed grace to withstand and overcome the wickedness in that place. THAT is what it means that ‘where sin abounds grace doth much more abound’, not just grace to forgive you when you fall but the grace to keep you from falling!
“Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen!” [Jude 1:24,25]