In life God judge nations. The fall of nations and empires throughout history proves that. Beyond history he judges individuals. Though that often happens in tandem with the fall of the anti-God nations and empires. Pharaoh discovered that when he returned from the Battle of the Red Sea accompanied only by his personal staff—his chariots and charioteers bobbing silently up and down at the margin. With leather-lunged Hebrew women on the far shore banging tambourines and singing in mockery, “The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea” Exodus 15:21.
However, while nations, once dismantled, pile in heaps, individuals get the chance till they die to change their habits and beliefs; to get right with God before standing before his searing judgment.
That’s why it’s easier to pray for individuals to change before death silences their brains and their ability to choose. Nations, such as America today, can only face God’s terrifying judgment of condemnation. As he punishes, and before he’s finished, individuals in the nation will have the chance to re-think their objections to God and their rebellion against God in Christ. That change will lead to repentance and baptism for the forgiveness of their many sins. And that will lead to a chance for revival in the nation.
Think individuals. Help individuals. Challenge individuals. Correct individuals. Not by quarreling, but by kind, compassionate, gentle instruction, “in the hope that God will grant them repentance, leading to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses…” II Timothy 2:24-26.
Books at: www.createspace.com. (Go to search, dropdown to store, Virg Hurley.)
Apologetics book: Their Own Best Defense, Volume 2, Part 1
Books also at www.amazon.com (Virgil Hurley & Virg Hurley)
The Parables of Jesus at www.createspace.com/7164741
Gift of the GIVER:Gifts for the GIVER, Vol. 2 at www.createspace.com/7551153
Their Own Best Defense, Vol. 2, Part 2 at www.createspace.com/744634