I want to talk to you for a moment about the fate of our nation — the United States of America.
Many pastors, speaking from a pastor’s heart, have been saying recently that they think that all of the hardships that we are going through right now are going to turn our hearts back to God and that we are going to experience a tremendous end time revival. And, to sustain that hope, they point to the great number of revivals that we have had in this nation in the past. We’ve certainly had some great ones, so they say another great revival can happen again. In the past, our nation would grow cold in its heart to God, and then a revival would occur. And so, they say this can happen yet again.
Well, I hope they are right, but I think they are very wrong. Let me tell you why. I think that there is little hope for this nation, and there are several reasons for that.
First of all, our nation is not one whose heart has grown cold. That’s not the problem with our nation. Our nation has a heart that is in outright rebellion against God. We are in rebellion against His Word. We are in rebellion against Him. We are saying, “God, we have no use for you. We want to go our own way.”
Just look at the Progressives in the Democratic Party, for example, today and you’ll see what I mean. Keep in mind that in the last presidential election Hillary Clinton received three million more votes than Donald Trump did.
We have got to understand that our nation has now strayed very, very far from the Word of God and from our reliance upon Him. We are not cold in the Lord; no, we are in outright rebellion against God! And, I believe, we are past the point of no return.
I know people don’t want to hear that. They didn’t want to hear it when Jeremiah talked about it, or Habakkuk, or any of the other biblical prophets. It’s not a popular message. It’s not one I like to give, but I believe it with all my heart.
The Bible says there is a point of no return for a nation. And, the Bible always puts it in the same words over and over — it’s when the wound becomes incurable (Jeremiah 30:13). When the wound becomes incurable that’s when a nation has set its jaw against God and refuses to repent, and I believe that is where we are today.David Reagan: The Bible says there is a point of no return for a nation. It's when the wound becomes incurable (Jeremiah 30:13). When a nation has set its jaw against God and refuses to repent. Click To Tweet
Another reason I don’t accept this concept of a revival in the end times is because there’s absolutely no prophecy whatsoever that points to an end time revival. Instead, prophecy says that as we get closer to the coming of Jesus society is going to become more blasphemous, more immoral, more violent, and the Church is going to be full of increasing apostasy. There is no end time revival that is pictured in Bible prophecy.
So, I think when it comes to another great revival happening that we just simply have put out hope in something we shouldn’t have put it in. We need to face up to the fact that God is going to deal with this nation because He is going to deal with our sin.
That may be no hope for this nation, but let me tell you, there remains an incredible hope for individuals. There’s incredible hope because God sent His Son to die for our sins. Jesus Christ is willing to forgive you of your sins. He is willing for you to be born again and brought into the Kingdom.
What we as Christians need to do in these end times is we need to pray. We need to stand for righteousness. And, we need to share the Gospel with as many people as we can, as quickly as we can, because the time is short.