Romans 6:19 “I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.”
In my previous post I used the term ‘restoring force’ to describe the necessary counterbalance of the Lord against our wicked hearts. Such a force is necessary to counteract a sinful nature that disturbs us away from the balanced equilibrium that the Lord intends for our lives. Like a spring that snaps us back to where we belong, the Lord’s constant influence is unmistakable and necessary to keep our lives in check. Without this restoring force, the infirmity of our flesh will cause our lives to rapidly diverge from God’s perfect intent for us. Such divergence, compounding iniquity upon iniquity, is a clear characterization of our nation.
This divergence can be seen everywhere in America. It can be seen in our schools; it can be seen in our courthouses; it can be seen in our political offices; it can be seen in our churches; it can be seen in our communities. In can be seen through our diminishing prosperity; it can be seen through our diminishing security; it can be seen through our diminishing safety; it can be seen through our diminishing credibility. It can be seen in an America that is substantially different than it was in decades past, and is increasingly different as days go by.
It is a difference that will be more stark as time passes and as the divergence grows more radical. It is a difference that will remain unchecked unless America’s Christian citizens truly yield ourselves to righteousness and holiness. PLEASE PRAY FOR AN AMERICAN REVIVAL THAT WOULD CAUSE US TO ONCE AGAIN CONVERGE TOWARDS GOD’S PERFECT WILL. Without such restoration, we will continue to be trapped in a vicious cycle of divergence.