Thursday, April 15, 2021

AMERICA – Are You For Me or Against Me?

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Is God Part of YOUR America?

Copyright© 2014 Lyle Rapacki


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America has lost her moral foundation.  I could make a case presenting Ronald Reagan as the last true and independent president, but even he felt the strong forces of the international families (Elites); at least Reagan was a Christian and publicly stated this on many occasions with a number of his speeches portraying this fact.  From Bush, Sr. onward America has moved steadily away from publicly proclaiming our Judeo/Christian Foundation and Heritage to embrace the tenants of the New-World Order.  Today we are a Nation adrift; a Nation quickly losing not only her undisputed leadership position in the world as a force for good, but also a country slipping into a secular humanism not herebefore known in North America.

Ancient Israel walked a similar path, you can read all about this in I Kings 16-19.  The Nation Israel was facing many calamities but none so severe as the three year drought and famine. Israel had walked away from God, the leaders worshiped all forms of idols, and their decrees were taking the people further and further from the Laws of God, and integrity was little found throughout the country. Selfish Kings had come and gone, and the present King ordered all the prophets and proclaimed servants of The God of Israel put to death! The King had directed the people to walk in the paths of sin and debauchery, rather than drawing them closer to righteousness.  I believe a characteristic of a true leader, a Servant Leader, is one who motivates his people to be all they can, to move toward greatness and the employment of their talents for the good of their fellow man, to walk in integrity, and to walk in the fear and the admonition of the Lord.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a leader like that?  Well King Ahab of Israel was a worldly, power-mad, self-indulgent King introducing his own agenda, and it was not a good one! The Prophet of the Lord, Elijah, who had been spared death came before the King and all the other leaders of Israel who were rubbing their hands in great distress over the myriad crisis befalling Israel.  Elijah shouted before them; “If the Lord be God then follow Him; if Baal is God (who they were worshiping) then follow him!”  This scene is so very much like present day America; how sad…how sobering, especially with what we know about the Founding of our Nation.  

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Similar to Israel, God led America’s Founders to create a new Nation, under God, indivisible, and with liberty and justice for all.  To help accomplish this our Founders used the Ten Commandments as the foundation for law and social order.  This is the main reason so many courts had them on display, and now they are removed.  This is why the U. S. Supreme Court honors the carvings and references to that God-given decree to this day!  God’s Holy Law is the basis for our Nation’s Constitution, but look at what we have done.  We have fallen into a deep dark moral decay, and have turned away from the Lord God and His ordinances.  Our country, much like Israel in the Prophet Elijah’s day, has become saturated with materialism and selfish regard, sin of every imaginable kind is rampant through the land, and our Nation’s leaders are pushing the people to accept every imaginable false god, and worse!  The love of things, the love of self, the gathering of every device known to promote hedonism has also promoted a turning from God’s principles.  And the Church in America is strangely silent.  With the exception from a pulpit here and there, the Church is busy promoting silence, a social gospel, entertainment, and even disguised Baal worship. This also occurred in Elijah’s day. 

Elijah saw all that was happening and summoned the King and all the priests recognized by the state. Elijah told them to decide; either God or Baal!  It was an either/or condition!  So Elijah told the priests to bring forth their offerings; their sacrifices and place them before the altar he had the 450-state sponsored priests make to their God.  He had them build their altar over a mammoth wood pile but forbade them to ignite the wood. Then Elijah said to the 450-priests; “Let him be God who consumes the offerings with fire from Heaven.”  And the priests began to dance and shout calling out to Baal, “Oh Baal, hear us!”  But there was no reply of any kind.  So Elijah called out to the priests telling them to call louder, that maybe their God Baal was busy elsewhere, or talking to someone, or maybe on a journey, or even asleep and needs to be awakened!  The priests shouted louder, danced harder, began to cut themselves and bleed for Baal…but nothing.  Then Elijah called to the people to watch.  Elijah built an altar and a trench completely around the altar.  He then had the people douse the altar and wood with four barrels full of water, and then had them repeat the dousing again; and then still again until the trench itself was full of  water, Wow…everything was drenched to the core!

Then the Prophet Elijah walked up to the altar and prayed, “Oh Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, prove today that you are the God of Israel….”  Then suddenly, a mighty fire flashed down from heaven and burned all the wood, the stones Elijah placed as part of the altar, the sacrifice on the altar, and even evaporated all the water in the trench!!  

America needs a prophet today like Elijah.  A prophet who will set before our Nation the same test and essential choices.  We need servants with honor; men and women who are willing to stand for God, rather than stand for acceptance by mankind!  We need servants today who will not be seduced by the lust of office, and who will not allow power and position to go to their head; we need servants who will not lie; servants of the people who can’t be bought – no matter how nice the trinkets!  We need men and women who have honor, who will stand with moral courage against the seductions associated with the religion of re-election.  If we no longer believe this Nation was founded under God; if contrary to what is printed on our money: “In God We Trust” is no longer the cry…then let’s say so!  Let’s at least be honest!  We are at a critical turning point as a country, as a once blessed people. We have allowed false religions and false gods to come and influence us into fearful submission and silence.  We have allowed humanism in the worse form to come and deny us the right to say in schools, in halls of government, even in church; “Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).  We have allowed witchcraft in various forms to invade the church, as well as the halls of government.  The People of God need to decide, all over again: If the Lord be Baal…then follow him; If the Lord be God…then follow Him!

Have the courage to decide!  Then go out and proclaim your decision.  Let us watch whose altar will be the one lit from Heaven’s Fire!

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  1. Lyle, what an awesome but sobering message you wrote. The America of today is nothing like the vision of the Founding Fathers. We were once a nation on whom God had shed his grace but we have turned from our Creator and are following a pagan god of greed and evil. I can hardly believe the times. We certainly do need servants of honor and leaders who will not let their position go to their head. It was Abraham Lincoln who said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” We have found that to be abundantly clear with our current leaders. I believe if Elijah was given to us today, he would be persecuted as an intolerant bigot. To speak the truth in these days of darkness makes you a target for the government. My heart breaks for this nation I love. I thank your for being a watchman and for sounding the trumpet of truth. Ezekiel 33 says:, “if anyone who hears the sound of the trumpet does not take warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head” The sword is coming to this country. I pray that America wakes up!

    • Thank you, Wulfrano, for taking the time to share a comment about my article: America – Are You For Me or Against Me? Thanks for supporting The Olive Branch Report, and thanks for caring about our country and the direction in which it is headed. Our greatest weapon is prayer, as what we are seeing unfold before our eyes is a form of Spiritual Warfare, the likes of which we have not really seen in most of our lives. LJR-

  2. Lyle this is an excellent article and using the story of Elijah and the power and glory of God is a great example of what God can do if we call on His name. We need to cry out to God, as a people and He will once again show us His glory. I believe there are many who are ready but many are living in oblivion to the awesome power of our eternal God. God is wanting to save us but since He is a just God we must be willing to call upon Him. Continue to pray for our nation, pray for Israel and let us continue to speak out in truth. May the nations seek God with all their hearts and may God hear our cries and save us.

    • To’Da Rabbi. As you well know the Old Testament is rich with examples that are very relevant for what is now happening in America presently. It is such a shame the Church does not know its chosen roots, nor learned about the lessons Hashem wanted His people to learn in ancient Israel, as well as modern Israel and, in my opinion, the second Israel – America! LJR-

  3. Lyle, this message is so right on that as time goes by, everything you have said is coming into view. We are not a nation who trusts God. We are a nation who has compromised the truth to the point of completely obliterating the ways of God. The justice of God will not be silent much longer.


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