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Harvest Is Past

“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved” (Jeremiah 8:20).

This moving lament from the “weeping prophet” denotes the ending of another sad year in Judah’s decline as the prophet is grieving over her still unrepentant state. God had issued repeated warnings through Jeremiah and other prophets, but it was to almost no avail, and now they were on the verge of being deported into Babylon as slaves and prisoners. Once they had been one of the greatest kingdoms in the world, but they had gone after the false gods of evolutionary pantheism and the corresponding idolatrous, immoral practices associated with this system, and now they were nearing the end, still unsaved.

God does not change, and one fears that “Christian” America is fast approaching similar rejection by the God who has blessed her so abundantly. At this year’s end—despite all the blessings we still enjoy—the moral and spiritual condition of America, perhaps even of evangelical Christianity in America, seems to have plunged deeper than ever into the morass of compromise and open ridicule of God’s truth and godly life-styles. God has been calling us to repentance through the preaching of the word and various judgments (drugs, AIDS, etc.), but to no avail. The year is ended, and America is not saved! “The LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear” (Isaiah 59:1,2).

The individual believer may not be able to change the face of America, but he should do what he can—thanking God for past blessings, confessing and repenting his own sins, doing all he can in his own sphere of influence to honor the Lord in all things. HMM

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