Sprititual Revival or Disaster,"
About 250 years ago Great Britain and Francde were at the same brink of disaster that we are at now. Under the leadership of men like John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, John Newton and thousands of praying and witnessing lay people, the nation of Great Britain repented, huge numbers were converted and turned to God. The mass revival "saved" England from sure disaster, and she went on to become a great nation for more than 150 years.
France, however, did not repent and turn to God, they embraced sin, secular humanism, vain philosophies [Marxism and socialism grew out of the French Revolutionary thinking, according to David Hathaway, British evangelist to Russia, Siberia, and Eastern Europe--Ed], and were swept into the awful hell of the French Revolution where thousands were slaughtered and evil disaster prevailed.
We in America now have a crucial decision to make; either repent, turn back to God in a great spiritual revival and be saved--or continue on the road to ruin, disaster, and collapse. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life (to those who repent, turn to Jesus Christ, and are saved.).
Are you willing to be involved in this rescue operation? (It will involve time, effort, persecution, and spiritual battle.)
The time is extremely short and the need is vitally urgent! We can no longer be apathetic, offering weak excuses. We are being weighed in the scales of God's judgment--will we be found faithful? There are "multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision" (Joel 3:14).
What is your decision? May God help us in this last short time of grace and opportunity to be faithful "watchmen and women." Amen.--John Kittleson, Box 160, Postville, Iowa 52162.
in the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side;
some great cause, some great decision, off'ring each the bloom or blight,
and the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.
Then to side with truth is noble, when we share her wretched crust,
ere her cause bring fame and profit, and 'tis prosp'rous to be just;
then it is the brave man chooses while the coward stands aside,
till the multitude make virtue of the faith they had denied.
Though the cause of evil prosper, yet the truth alone is strong;
though her portion be the scaffold, and upon the throne be wrong,
yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,
standeth God within the shadows, keeping watch above His own. Amen"