|When Does God Bring Judgement Upon a
Nation? (Excerpt from: A New Kind of Prophet)
"Son of man, if a country sins against Me by committing
unfaithfulness, and I stretch out My hand against it, destroy its
supply of bread, send famine against it, and cut off from it both man
and beast, even though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job were
in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only deliver
themselves, declares the Lord God." (Ezekiel 14:13-14)
These are indeed the last days, the final hours of man's existence upon the
earth. The living God, the God who hung the sun, moon, and stars; the
God who fashioned man with His own hands and breathed into him His
own breath; the God who once destroyed the entire earth with water
because of its wickedness, the God who loved man so much that He,
Himself became the sacrificial lamb to atone for sin; the God of Abraham,
Isaac, and Jacob, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, is
making a final plea to His people to turn from their wicked ways.
The event of September 11, 2001 was not just a warning to the people of
the United States of America, but it was more so a warning to a people
who once called themselves a nation of followers of Jesus Christ.
What has history revealed in regard to those nations whose people within
it have turned their backs on the living God? From God's abidance with
the nation of Israel until today, nations that once knew and aboded by the
commandments of God, then later turned their backs on those
commandments, were surely always defeated in battle or suffered some
other calamity. This was demonstrated over and over again by
descendants to the throne of David as recorded in the book of II
Chronicles; descendants who refused to walk in the counsel of God as
their father David had.
When does God bring judgement upon a nation? God brings judgement
upon a nation when His people in that nation rebel against Him. But, God
also brings judgement upon a nation that persecutes his people. God's
judgement will come upon these United States if the people of God who
reside in it do not turn from their wicked ways.
A passage of scripture often quoted is:
"...and if My people who are called by My name humble themselves
and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I
will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
(II Chronicles 7:14)
But seldom do you hear the rest of the scripture; the part that tells what
would happen if God's people do not turn from their wickedness.
God not only promises, but also gives a warning in this oracle to
Solomon. He promises that if His people walked according to God's
command like Solomon's father David did, then his royal throne would be
established; never lacking a man from David's bloodline to be ruler in
Israel. But, Solomon is also warned that if he turned away and forsook
God's commandments and began to worship other gods, then he would
be uprooted from the land and become a byword, a taunt among the
nations. The oracle continues in this manner.
"As for this house, which was exalted, everyone who passes by it will
be astonished and say, 'Why has the Lord one thus to this land and to
this house?' And they will say, "Because they forsook the Lord, the
God of their fathers, who brought them from the land of Egypt, and
they adopted other gods and worshipped them and served the,
therefore He has brought all this adversity on them." (II Chronicles
This will be America's fate and the fate of any nation first rooted in the
commandments of God, then dared to turn their back on Him.