Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Romans 13:1
No country is perfect. Let’s just get that out of the way up front. All countries exist and have their authority from God. They may misuse their authority, and “We ought to obey God rather than men…”, but insofar as we do not transgress God’s law’s, we obey civil authorities.
Even evil Babylon served God’s purpose top punish the Children of Israel for a) not keeping His commanded observance of the Shemitah (see Sweet Release) every 7 years and b) sacrificing their children to the pagan god, Molech.
Isaiah and Jeremiah mourned for their beloved country and people, Israel. They were patriots who were grieved at what their country had turned itself into and worked tirelessly as God directed them in an attempt to save it.
In that context, I am an American patriot. I love the country I used to know and grieve for what it has become, what it has chosen to become. I pray for its recovery for former glory as One Nation Under God, because it is now One Nation Under Self.
I grieve for the lost character that won two World Wars and generated an economic engine that powered the world. I grieve at the new character that says self over God and country, the new character that turns over hospital beds like restaurants turn over tables instead of putting the patient first, the new character that that disrespects its own home and neighbors in self-righteousness instead of contributing to a positive effort to solve problems.
Do I still say the Pledge of Allegiance? Do I still sing The Star Spangled Banner, standing, with my right hand over my heart? Yes to all of that! I do that, because I think most of America feels the same, but is being drowned out by voices with bigger microphones who think they know better than the true majority.
Has America been hijacked by people with wickedly selfish agendas? Absolutely! Who else would convince so many Americans to tell God to get lost? Who else would prey upon their own population and third world countries with terminal experiments in radiation, cancer, and covert sterilization projects? See my series on DNA: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral.
But I’m not going to disrespect and condemn the entire country and population in an effort to resist the problems we face. I’m going to stand with my hand over my heart, tears in my eyes, and sing the National Anthem, pledge allegiance to the flag, and communicate in my small corner of the country as best I can what problems we face and what mind set I think will combat those problems.
My first, best action is to continue to pray every day for our country, it’s true leaders, and all those who fight against evil, both on battlefields and halls of government. God is our ultimate Hope and Protection, now and in eternity. His Protection remains to those who are faithful and is suspended from those who tell Him to leave.
His Protection has left America. It will only return when we look to Him and His Ways to solve our problems and change our hearts.
Even in its weakened state, The United States of America is still a beacon that draws refugees from the world over. It’s still the best thing going on the planet, but that won’t last without a return to the values, to the God that made us great in the first place.