"America's Urgent Decision:

Sprititual Revival or Disaster,"

Part II

By John Kittleson, Lay Evangelist


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.

Note #1: With the terrible events prior to and during that awful hell of 9/11 still replaying in our minds, we got a glimpse within America's sin-broken-down gates of what divine judgment is all about--only the very idea was laughed off by America's Christian leaders and said to be impossible, that God was judging America in this act of mass murder and destruction by Islamo-Fascist terrorists. You have heard these words of pious denial and reassurance by now--and few if any Christian leaders (Billy and Franklin Graham may be two of the few) dare to say it was allowed at least to send us back to our knees in prayers of repentance and real change. Most want you to fight back, not change and repent. Yes, we must defend ourselves against these insidious foes, however we can--but we must first get down on our knees, and get right with God, as individuals and a nation. We are hanging in the balance, as individuals and a nation. What is our choice? What decision have we made? Time will tell (but it will not be much time, as our foes are constantly telling us)--Ed.

Note #2: Billy Graham, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation's highest honor, during the Clinton Era, sternly warned America in his acceptance speech at the White House. President Clinton and the First Lady Hillary Clinton did not attend, as I recall the event, but I saw VP Gore and other high notables of the Clinton Administration sitting there, looking rather uncomfortable but wearing smiles. They will be accountable for every word he stated in his warnings, the gist of which was that unless we repent and turn back to God soon we will invite destruction as a nation. I had never seen Mr. Graham so serious or grave--as he was giving his speech. But was his warning taken seriously? Obviously, as events showed, as defensive, defiant attitudes of these very people reveal to this day, he was tolerated (barely) and treated as a nice, old fellow with politically incorrect views but one to whom respect, politically, was a good idea to show him as recipient of the nation's highest award. That signifies rejection, pure and simple--the kind of reception accorded Jeremiah or any other prophet of God until, when he would not relent, they stoned the prophet to death. The following song text by American poet, James Russel Lowell, 1919-1891, is most timely:

"Once To Every Man and Nation"

<"Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide,

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"


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