I was reading A W Tozer (1897-1963) last night and was stopped abruptly by these words.
I am among those who believe that our Western civilization is on it way to perishing. It has many commendable qualities, most of which it has borrowed from the Christian ethic, but it lacks the element of moral wisdom that would give it permanence. Future historians will record that we of the twentieth century had intelligence enough to create a great civilization but not the moral wisdom to preserve it.
We are now in the twenty first century. Are these words as relevant for us today as they were when A W Tozer spoke them in his time? They are still pertinent, even more so, than when he wrote them for us to read.
Our nation is rent by divisive groups and is in danger of plunging into total anarchy. And when our country has been rent to an unbearable state of lawlessness who is there among us to mend the rents and make our nation whole.
I see no one, but God Who can heal and make us whole again. But how can He, when on every hand there is mockery and jeering of Him. Will people then turn to Him in their hour of trouble when it seems that all is lost?
If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Chronicles 2:7-14
In these verses God is speaking to (Israel) and it relates to us Christians today. It doesn’t relate to unbelievers who are unknowingly or knowingly destroying our land. We Christians are to focus on praying for the unbelievers and for our nation. It is urgent that we do so. For unless our nation turns away from its immoral culture, and prays for the wisdom to govern justly and righteously, we will not be a democracy within twenty five years.