America's Self Invited Troubles
Perhaps one of the greatest miracles of all is when God stands over the devil and speaks these words “Let that man go! Let that woman go! Take your hands off of that child!” This is results of Revival! When I hear “Make America Great Again” I hear a call for our land to be healed. Yes, America is a Blessed Nation but let us not forget at the same time she needs to repent and have her land healed from her self-invited troubles and afflictions. One institution records that in America 1 in every 5 adults live with mental illness, this means one out of every 5 Americans are sick enough to where they need a physician whether they can afford one or not. In 2016 it was recorded 44.7 million people age 18 and over live with mental illness. How can one say America does not need to be healed? In our land of prosperity, the USA ranks 3rd in the widespread growth of mental illness. One institution reports in 2016 nearly 45,000 suicides took place in the USA totaling more than half the number of homicides. Another reports, among those between ages 15 to 34 suicide is the second leading cause of death in America. Another institution records “Suicide among young people continues to be a serious problem. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children, adolescents, and young adults age 5 to 24 years old.” A spokesman for one control center made a statement on suicide which included these words “This is a national problem hitting most communities!” Yes, “Let’s Make America Great Again!” While America continues to say she is rich and increased with goods the suicide and mental illness continues to grow at rapid speed! Another report reads “The majority of children and adolescents who attempt suicide have significant mental health disorder, usually depression.” You may call it whatever you want a health issue or a heart issue either way Jesus said “oppression” is of the devil! America needs a Heaven-sent Holy Ghost Revival in the pulpit and in the congregation! I have recently discovered that for many years now researchers and those across the field of health science have even taken note of the relationship between suicidal deaths and economic downturns. Yet, we have those who continue to stand against the Good News of The Gospel “Beloved I would above all things that thou mayest PROSPER AND BE IN HEALTH even as your soul would prosper.” Other reports read, the number one leading causes of death in America is accidental, homicide number 2 and suicide number 3. Another report states it this way, age 15 to 24, number 1 is accidental, 2 suicide, 3 homicide and 4 drugs and alcohol. Then there is this report, “The dramatic rise in Opioid addiction can’t be overlooked, experts say, though untangling accidental death from intentional deaths by overdose can be difficult.” In my own study and research on this subject I found, from 1999 to 2014 that suicide from Opioid overdose had nearly doubled! One report stated “Suicide rates are higher than what’s reported but homicides still get more attention.” With the difficulty that exist in determining if an overdose drug related death is intentional or accidental lets me know one thing, suicide ranks higher in death than the American public know or want to admit. Because of Gods mercy America is blessed! However, America needs a spiritual awakening and her land desperately needs healed from her-self invited afflictions and destructions! A great concern exists over her national debt and social security accounts, while she herself needs to remember that she has aborted a generation that could presently be productive to her US economy! America has not only sinned, she is even now reaping the harvest of her sin! If the people of the United States of America are truly rich then, why is it that multiplied thousands every night open a little drawer and have to count out the right amount of sleep aid pills and swallow them? Many can’t even find enough peace to sleep unless they get it from a pill. Why are these facts not used in head line news? Why is it that many are blinded and refuse to recognize that America has fallen from the greatness that she once was clothed in! Many do not want to publish the fact that in America insanity is on a rapid increase! She would rather mention her wealth and talk about a social position than repent! She would rather talk about the latest top box movie sell out or Wall Street. I can’t see where Hollywood is doing much of anything to help the morals of our nation and neither do I hear testimonies where people are getting through to God by reading the “Wall Street Journal!” I read one report where our country spends about $150 billion annually on direct mental cost for American adults with debilitating mental illness. According to these statistics it is easy to see that much of America is pointed toward a mental hospital where some may meet their end in a psychopathic ward! I have read reports stating where most people who commit suicide feel like it is their only way out of a hopeless feeling situation. Here is a quote from another interesting report “interviews with 29 people who survived a suicide attempt jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge say they regretted the decision the moment they jumped.” Acts 10:38 “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good and HEALING ALL THAT WERE OPPRESSED OF THE DEVIL.” Webster’s defines oppressed as “To burden spiritually or mentally; weigh heavily upon.” Oppression “A cruel exercise of power, something that oppresses especially in being in an unjust or excessive exercise of power, a sense of being weighed down in body or mind, DEPRESSION.” This is no laughing matter! Oppression is a cruel excessive exercise of the power of the devil used to crush a human being and it is very real. However, there is a delivering power no matter how hopeless your situation may be! Yes, “We need our land healed!” Yes, “Let’s Make America Great Again!” The reason many cannot see that greatness needs to be restored to America is because of their pride and their politics! They don’t mind confessing they are rich and increased with goods but their pride has blinded them from seeing their own poverty! Many Americans would be better off without so much money, since they are not doing what God called them to do with it! (ECC 5:13) “THERE IS A SORE EVIL (a serious and severe evil) WHICH I HAVE SEEN UNDER THE SUN, NAMELY RICHES KEPT FOR THE OWNERS THEREOF TO THEIR OWN HURT.” God heal our land and give us another heaven-sent Holy Ghost Revival! Don’t be discouraged dear friend! If you are bound, possessed or depressed or vexed by demon powers, DO NOT GIVE UP! There is deliverance for you! Jesus came to set you free! Let me remind you right here and now that Christ did more than preach the Word! He set the captives free! He cast out devils! It matters not what your oppression may be, neither how many years you have been bound. Jesus came to set you free! Lift up your heart and your hands to Jesus and say “Lord Jesus you came to set me free! Today, this very moment, I claim my freedom from all oppression and depression of the enemy! In Jesus name, I claim power over all the power of the devil.” Remember when Jesus sets you free, “Ye shall be free indeed!” Yes. Through Prayer Our Land Can Be Healed!