Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. (John 17:17-19 KJV)
We need God in our nation more than ever in our generation. As we see, our nation has been corrupted by unconstitutional laws of God and our nation. And it's getting worse. Are we waiting for the wrath of God fall in our nation? We have tasted our national awakening when the two jets hit Pentagon and World Trade Tower by ISIS on September 11, 2001. There was a picture of the shadow of Satan in smoke come out from World Trade Tower. In fact, some biblical scholars believed that this was the sign of beginning of the end of world.
Again, we just had experienced 35 days of depressions when President Trump decided to close the government down partially for the boarder wall. And it's still not over. Both President and Congress are compromising for our national security. I think that this is non-sense to see that our national Capitol is having civil war with their words of action; and decided to let 800,000 federal workers suffer with missing their paychecks. I think we would have another 4-8 difficult years, because of their disagreements. I'm not trying to say the Trump administration is doing good job.
As I mentioned, we need to bring God back in our nation. By doing this, we need to surrender our evil ways of living life to God. We may haven't heard the message of repentance of our sins enough today, because the most today's messages are basis on getting more blessings from God rather than how we can bless Him. As Paul warned us in II Timothy 4:3-4, "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." Some pastors, such as Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church in Houston, TX, don't use the Bible to do Sunday sermons, even though they may give reference the verses or paraphrasing it without opening the Bible.
I Peter 2:9 reminds us that we are "a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light…" We are called by God to lead people into Jesus Christ. Being a child of God doesn't mean that you have to keep this religion for yourself. No! A man-made religion has many rules. For example, a counterfeit Christianity--Roman Catholicism, people have to go to the priest to confess their sins; and they pray to Virgin Mary. However, being a Christian, it's all about relationship. Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-40, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." God understand that we can't follow 613 or more laws in the Bible. Instead, He wants to have personal relationship with each of us.
Are your love ones and friends saved in the grace of God through Jesus Christ? The purpose of this study is to help you to become closer relationship with Jesus Christ. As Jesus said, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." (John 14:1-3.)
If you are lukewarm in your relationship with Jesus Christ and want to know Him as your personal Savior and Lord of your life, please consider asking Him to forgive your sins and invite Him into your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-10, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." If you have done in your private room or workplace, then you need to tell to your friends or love ones about what you have done, so they may rejoice with you and want to have that relationship with Christ in their own life. There are many occults in the world, which do not know the love of God and His great plan for those who believe in Him. As it is written in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."