Sunday, October 31, 2010

For November 1st - Urgent National Need

"Righteousness exalts a nation, 
but sin is a disgrace to any people."1 

When Arnold Toynbee, the renowned British historian,
was 83, he made the following observation about
Western society:

1. There's a decline in honesty, and absence of common
purpose in the Western world.

2. Material success and gross national product are
aims of Western peoples and governments.

3. Nations rise or fall in relation to the moral unity
of the family and the moral purpose of the state--both
in decline in the West." 

Even though Toynbee was pessimistic about the West he
believed if leaders of government would appeal to the
ideals of the people and not just to their
pocketbooks, there could be hope for an ethical

True, we need an ethical revolution, but much more we
need a spiritual revolution. But unless we turn to God
and acknowledge his rightful place in our hearts, and
as the One who made our nation possible, and rebuild
our nation's moral foundation based on his directives,
neither an ethical nor a spiritual revolution is likely
to happen.

This must begin with each one of us and together we
need to pray that God will turn our nation back to

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please send a spiritual
awakening and revival to my country and let your work
begin in me. Thank you for hearing and answering my
prayer. Gratefully in Jesus' name, amen." 

1. Proverbs 14:34 (NIV).

NOTE: Re tomorrow's ELECTION in the U.S.A.

A special word of advice from Noah Webster, 1882: "Let
it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to
choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear
of God (Exodus 18:21) . . . If the citizens neglect
their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the
government will soon be corrupted ... If our
government fails to secure public prosperity and
happiness,it must be because the citizens neglect the
Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and
administer the laws." 

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