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A Country Crossing the Threshold

If you study history with a biblical worldview there is example after example in the Old Testament where nations were warned of their sinful condition.  When they failed to heed the warnings they suffered severe judgment from God as a result.  Those nations were Israel, Babylon, Egypt, Assyria and cities such as Tyre, Sidon, Nineveh, and even Jerusalem.  Every one of those places were given not only warning about the path they were on but also very simple instructions on how to make the needed corrections.  What I have learned about this history is that each country or city crossed a threshold after being warned. Then, if they did not repent, it was often some years before God would send the promised judgment. He always gave them time to repent and correct their way but, sadly, often history reveals they did not repent or heed the offer of correction they were given. It seems that every nation or city crossed a threshold where there was no turning back.  

There is a principle in aviation called the Point of No Return.  It is a decision made in a flight plan where the pilot knows once he passes a certain point in his flight there is no turning back. It means there is not enough fuel once that point is passed to turn back and land safely at a good weather airport.  I have had to make those decisions often in my aviation career.  Sometimes it would be in the high arctic with airports being few and far between.  Pilots who fly over water have to make that decision after a little warning flag will pop up on the Global Navigation System to let the flight crew know they have passed the Point of No Return. There is no turning back after that point.  The flight crew needs to know they have good weather or a good alternate airport to land safely at because there is now a commitment to go on to destination.

I think what we are witnessing in the world today are western nations going pass the point of no return.  The recent election in the USA is evidence to me that they have passed a threshold.  I really think the USA has crossed a threshold of losing something that showed hope of a turn to the right.  I really think the USA is on a collision course with some dark days ahead that will affect the entire world.  It is very obvious that the USA is really governed, not by politicians, but by T.V., Hollywood, academia, big money and big tech industries. It is very sad that both the USA and Canada have chosen to be directed by CNN, Facebook and Hollywood rather than tuning in to some great principled Christian leaders and preachers in our world who would actually give us some principles to help us.   Biblical principles would greatly assist our politicians and lawmakers again if they would simply turn back to tried and proven solutions to our problems that really work!  The Bible is a manual for society and for life! 

For many years there have been Bible-believing preachers warning America and Canada that the path we are on is going to lead to inevitable judgment if they do not change their direction. They have preached against abortions, sexual perversion being taught in our schools, and legislation allowing our health care systems to decide who should and should not die and sexual perversion promoted on the internet. These things all contribute factors of fear, confusion and disaster into our society.  There has generally been a disregard for the warnings and very few have made any corrective actions in their personal lives.  Our leaders generally have totally disregarded anything biblical as a solution to our ills in society. It is a breath of hope when you hear a leader make reference to a Biblical principle that we are violating.   One hundred years ago both Canada and the USA were going through a global pandemic similar to ours today.  That pandemic, the Spanish Flu, killed over 50 million people before it was over.  To date our pandemic totals just over 50 million cases with close to 1.2 million deaths globally thus far.    The Spanish Flu was actually very similar to ours except that each successive wave of the Spanish Flu got more deadly.  Since that pandemic to the one we are in now has been some very interesting history for both countries.   I really think God allows pandemics as a wake-up call for countries and individuals.  People need to wake up and seek eternal answers to their problems and fears of mortality. Rom_13:11  And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. One thing I have heard often during this pandemic is that people are afraid.  Fear is a healthy thing if we respond properly to it. Fear helps us get serious about things that are important.  Fear can make us evaluate our priorities in life and change them if necessary.  Fear can actually get us to make some serious attempts to seek for an eternal perspective to life.  Do you know what too late is?  Too late is when we cross the threshold God has given all of us.  It is when we reject God’s warning and invitation and die in our sins without the gift of eternal life.  

I really think what we are witnessing in our present generation, and in particular following the USA election, is a very dark time about to descend on our countries. I really think we have crossed the threshold.  I think our time is similar to the time of the prophet Jeremiah when he warned the Kings of Israel and told them they needed to repent and correct their ways so the judgment of God did not descend on the nation.  They disregarded his warnings and actually tortured and punished Jeremiah and imprisoned him.  However, the judgment clock kept ticking forward and there came a point in the timeline where Jeremiah told the Kings it was too late to repent: you have crossed the threshold.  The best you can do now when God brings the oppressing enemy nations is to surrender with no fight and the enemy will not kill you. You see, they had crossed the point of no return. God judges nations and he judges people who reject Him and his Words.  God is loving, kind, compassionate, very patient and longsuffering with us but there does come a point where people and nations cross a threshold and is too late to turn back. 

If we turn around when God instructs us to, we experience goodness and blessings abundant.  If we reject his instructions, we experience the wrath and judgment of God as a nation or as individuals.  At a certain point the prophet Jeremiah told Israel they had crossed the threshold of no return.  There is a threshold of no return for nations but God will extend that threshold for individuals. A nation can be doomed but still God holds open the door for men, women and children to repent, receive the gift of eternal life and follow Christ in an obedient life that demonstrates to the world Jesus still saves in spite of how bad things may seem.  The threshold of no return for an individual is when we die in our sins without the assurance and saving grace of the new birth of Christ experienced in our lives.  I think our nations are on a collision course with judgment but it is never too late for you and I to repent, believe and follow Christ.  I did that very thing when I was 23 years old.  I surrendered my life to follow Christ.  If you want to hear my story go to our web site and click on “about us” then “pastors testimony”.   It takes a decision to believe the instruction and promises that God gave us for eternal life and individual salvation.  It is a free gift, it is a decision you make from your heart, called repentance, it is the most important decision you will ever make in your life, please do it before you cross the threshold of no return.  

2 Corinthians 6:2: (For he says, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)  

John 14:5:  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 

John 14:6:  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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