America’s future is one of hope | Religion


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There is much speculation regarding the role of the United States in relation to prophetic events. We don’t need another feel-good message about the church coming out of here in a “rapture” or another “sky is falling” scenario to spark yet another more fear than we already face on a daily basis.

There is hope for those of us who wonder about the future. Much of what is preached today about America and the future is filled with fear, anger, and despair. The Bible gives us a very different perspective.

The enemy of the church, of God and all that he plans, desires to thwart God’s will for our nation, the church and, thus, the world. He succeeded in diverting our eyes from the reality of how God has used our nation as a major player in advancing the kingdom of God on Earth. That being the case, what should our attitude be towards the future of our nation?

Fear marketing has reached extreme levels, both in the church and in the world. Yet we have never been charged with a message of preaching fear, but rather with a message of love and hope for all men. The “gospel” is good news.

In Daniel 2:35 a great rock is described, “which struck the image and became a great mountain and filled the whole earth”. This part of Scripture describes four great empires that collapsed: Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome. None of these empires was a divine empire, and in fact, each of them became more and more ungodly, wicked, evil, and corrupt. But a “great rock” was thrown from a high mountain into the foundation of these human systems, and they were destroyed. This “great rock” is none other than our King and Lord, Jesus the Christ. His kingdom will fill the whole Earth.

Daniel 2:44 states, “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven shall establish a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom will not be left to other peoples; it will break to pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it will stand forever. Instead of proclaiming a message based on fear that this world is on the way to destruction, we see here that the future of our world must be filled with the one Great Rock, Jesus and His kingdom.

Our world, our nation and all peoples, tribes and nations are destined for the reality of a world ruled by the King of peace, our Lord, Jesus the Christ. America’s future is one of hope, not despair. It gives hope in the face of the fear, despair and anguish of the times in which we find ourselves. These are the days of which the prophets spoke. These are the days that Jesus foretold. These are the days that the apostles proclaimed.

These are days of hope, for it is our Lord and his kingdom that will prevail.

Richard Hamm provides apostolic oversight of Eagles Wings Ministries in Milwaukie, Oregon, and Destiny Ministries International in Kingsport.

Richard Hamm provides apostolic oversight of Eagles Wings Ministries in Milwaukie, Oregon, and Destiny Ministries International in Kingsport.


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