By Rita Peck

As each day passes, I sadly watch as this once great nation slides down that awful path to God’s judgment and ultimate destruction, and my soul weeps for her.  A nation that was once the light to the world:

“Bring me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!  ─Engraved on the Statue of Liberty 

A nation where you are free to worship God without persecution, without fear, in a nation blessed by God Himself!

That is now a thing of the past.

Every day brings more and more unbelievable revelations of a nation turning its back on God, giving us our own version of “shock and awe” (and not in a good way). Homosexuality is now the preferred lifestyle condoned and promoted by our very own government; the level of greed amongst individuals and corporations is staggering; people are meaner to each other than ever before; and the words coming out of people’s mouths is more vile and disgusting than I ever remember.

Gone are wonderful, entertaining shows like “The Andy Griffith Show” and “The Walton’s,” being replaced by disgusting and repulsive shows like: “2 Broke Girls” and “Two and a Half Men.”

Our country is the number one producer and distributor of pornography in the world but there is no outcry. There is no outrage. And the list just keeps on going. 

But then I woke up this morning to a new revelation that gave me goose bumps and made me sick to my stomach.  The headlines read: “Pentagon May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian Faith” (breitbart.com article by Ken Klukowski, 1 May 2013).

Are you kidding me?

According to this report, the Pentagon has released a statement confirming this.

Not only could soldiers be prosecuted for sharing their faith, they could also be prosecuted for merely expressing their faith.  This would also apply to military chaplains if they dare to share their faith with others. Isn’t that their job?  What if someone sneezes?  Would they get ten to twenty years hard labor in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas if they say “God bless you?”  Forgive me, I’m not trying to trivialize this, but this is about as absurd as I have ever heard.

I served in the United States Air Force for 24 years and I was honored to have served my country for that time.  I sacrificed a lot for God and country, for our way of life, to do my part to help ensure freedom would always ring on these shores in a country created and blessed by none other than the Creator of the universe!

But I don’t recognize our country or our military any longer. Things are changing and they are changing fast. A friend of mine has a daughter serving in the United States Army. They are indoctrinating them, if you will, to believe that Israel is the root cause of all the problems in the Middle East and that the Palestinians are a persecuted people due to the terrorist tactics perpetrated on them by the Israeli’s. It truly boggles the mind.

It saddens me to see what is happening in this country, but then I also know one great thing. God is in control!  It is called the “sovereignty” of God and there is nothing He does not have absolute control over.  He does what He pleases when He pleases, all for His glory! 

“… Surely, just as I have intended, so it has happened, and just as I have planned, so it will stand” (Isaiah 14:24).

“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all my good pleasure’” (Isaiah 46:10).

“It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings …” (Daniel 2:21).

I find great comfort in knowing God is in control and as immoral and sinful as this country is and knowing how immoral and sinful this country will become, it will all be done exactly as God planned for His glory! If this is the day that Jesus calls us all home, I say even so, come quickly! 

I give warning to our government and to our citizens─beware!

God will not be mocked. We are without a doubt headed for destruction. 

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness” (Isaiah 5:20).

“The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished” (Nahum 1:3).

But also…

“…And My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

It may be too late for that but one thing is sure. God loves you and He died for your sins. Don’t miss the greatest event to happen in human history since Christ’s death and resurrection─it’s called: The Rapture. 

You think things are bad now, just wait.

This is nothing.

Be saved and miss hell on earth!!

God bless!