The Christ in Prophecy Journal

Ichabod: The Glory is Departing (Part 4 of 4)


Our Nation’s Future

David Reagan has long declared that judgment is overdue for America. Many agree. Ruth Bell Graham, convinced that our society was deserving of the wrath of God, said, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”

The question remains whether there is any hope for America. Every indicator screams that we are accelerating our headlong rush away from the living God and into a hellish abyss. Abandoning the God of our fathers, our nation seems determined to embrace the sexual revolution and cast our lot with post-Christian secular Humanism.

If that be the case, our nation will soon join the long line of societies that have been relegated to the dust bin of history. Once vibrant and alive, we are in the process of withering up and becoming just another collection of dry bones in a long, twilit valley.

So, can these bones live?

To cite another prophet’s very wise response when the Lord asked him that exact question, “O Lord God, You know” (Ezekiel 37:3). Indeed He does.

Without a miracle of God, America’s dry bones will not experience another great awakening. The division and rancor within our society are driving us further apart, not together. We are a living fulfillment of Romans 1, and God is undoubtedly giving us over to our own depraved minds (Romans 1:28).


Until Jesus Christ calls us to Himself, we must have and share hope, even as we await our Blessed Hope. Many are being deceived. Eventually some will realize that they are wandering in darkness and seek the light. If modern Pontius Pilates ask of us, “what is truth?” we know the Person who is Truth.

Redemption may never come for our nation, but it will come for individuals who put their faith in Jesus Christ. In 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Paul cites a partial list of the unrighteous acts that can be covered by the blood of Jesus. There is not now — and never will be — condemnation for any who are in Christ Jesus. Even as darkness descends and society turns away from Him, the God of Hope offers joy and peace to all who believe in Him by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).

Until He does come, follow Paul’s example. To paraphrase his charge (2 Timothy 4:7-8):

Fight the good fight, finish the course, keep the faith, for in the future there is laid up for you the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to you on that day; and not only to you, but also to all who have loved His appearing.

Although Eli’s daughter-in-law saddled her son with the tragic name, Ichabod, it conveyed a tragic truth: the glory of God had departed Israel. We must face a similarly tragic truth today: the glory of God is departing America. But, our hope is not built on the sinking sand of an apostate culture. We can encourage each other because we know that the manifest glory of God is coming again soon in the person of Jesus Christ.

My prayer until He does will remain: Godspeed!

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Tim Moore

Colonel Tim Moore serves as the Director and Senior Evangelist of Lamb & Lion Ministries. He leads pilgrimages to Israel and is the host of the television program Christ in Prophecy.

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  • Sadly, we are headed towards the hellish abyss. Even “if” every single person adorned themselves in sackcloth and ashes, beat upon their breasts and cried out to God in true sorrow of heart for all our sins. He still would visit our land and greatly smite us for our accumulated past

  • For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12, ESV) Nothing happens without our sovereign God’s allowing it to happen. The lawlessness, I think is a prelude of things to come. I know that the outcome for the future leading up to the tribulation and things will get much worse as many see that day approaching. We must take advantage of every opportunity to share the life changing message of Jesus Christ. Repentance is needed. Praying for my country.


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