Dr. Couch, I appreciate the passages of Scripture you give that show America is very much like Israel who turned against the Lord in the OT. Do you have some other like-passages to share?
ANSWER: I can't help but think of Deuteronomy 9. As Israel was ready to cross the Jordan river and go into the Promise Land, the Lord warned them of how their heart could depart from Him. He warned them that they would despise His sovereignty and think their prosperity came about through their own talents and righteousness. The Jews in time would say: "God has driven out the pagans of the land because of our righteousness" (v. 4).
Moses added, "Know, then, it is not because of your righteousness that the Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stubborn people" (v. 6).
America has not been blessed because it is so great, but because of God's grace and kindness. We have not deserved His goodness. And now it is being removed from us. As with Israel, we are now provoking the Lord by our sins. His wrath is soon coming upon America, and upon the nations of the world.
Pastors, are you teaching your people these great spiritual truths? Are you simply remaining quiet about what is going on around the world? Are you teaching them biblical prophecy and explaining to them the plan of history? Are you simply leaving them in the dark?
Thanks for asking.
Dr. Mal Couch