How quickly this nation’s alleged spiritual awakening “has gone the way of all flesh.” The events of 9/11 simply stirred this “sleeping giant” just long enough to reach over, turn off the alarm clock, roll over and go back to sleep. Was America’s invocation of God’s Name simply for the purpose of receiving temporary relief until she was able to return to business as usual?
When Pharaoh finally allowed the children of Israel to depart Egypt, there was no repentance, only the desperation of seeking relief from God’s plagues, or judgments upon his kingdom. It is worth noting Pharaoh’s final words as he instructed Moses to take his people and depart, “and bless me also.” He had no heart towards God, yet he wanted His blessing. And, we are all familiar with how quickly Pharaoh returned to “business as usual.”
For America, God consciousness faded long before the lettering on our bumper stickers, which proclaim, “God Bless America!” Like Pharaoh, will America be destined for even greater judgment for lack of true repentance? Maybe when we see bumper stickers which read,” America Bless God,” can we expect to experience true spiritual awakening. But then, “Judgment begins with the Household of God.”