Luke 16:30-31 “‘I know, Father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but they’re not listening. If someone came back to them from the dead, they would change their ways.’ “Abraham replied, ‘If they won’t listen to Moses and the Prophets, they’re not going to be convinced by someone who rises from the dead.’”

It seems that some Americans are “hell bent” on electing a candidate that has no kind of integrity, leadership skill, or Christian character. None. The more logical the argument against his potential dangerous election the more deafening the reception.

It seems like people are rushing into a burning building to rescue an image of America that never existed. If we are not careful God will give us what we want.

All his life this rich man in Jesus’ parable had enjoyed great wealth while poor Lazarus lay outside his mansions with running sores, no healthcare, and eating from the rich man’s garbage. The rich man paid no taxes, “that made him smart” so he thought. Until one day he and Lazarus died.

The rich man went straight to hell and Lazarus went to heaven. The rich man was in so much turmoil in hell he begged the angel to let Lazarus go back to earth and warn his five brothers to give their life to God, help the poor, change their ways so they wouldn’t end up in this eternal burning house!

  1. Gabriel said, “They have the prophets and scriptures to teach them how to live. In America we have had prophets like Sojourner Truth, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Mother Theresa to teach us about justice and how to care for the poor but we with ignored them or killed them. It’s not that God is not talking to us or warning us. We are not listening! There are plenty of wise people warning us of a Trump presidency but we are seduced by his alleged riches of which he didn’t pay taxes on and the poor sit outside his door sick and starving.
  1. Send Lazarus back from the dead to warn my brothers about the real ness of hell. Maybe if God did something supernatural people would pay attention. Our world is numb to the supernatural because of the desensitization to dead people walking and ghost hunters.
  1. Even if someone rose from the dead they would not listen. Jesus rose from the dead after being murdered by the religious conservatives that wanted to preserve their political status in Rome. We have a risen savior who we have ignored for decades. As a result God is allowing us as a nation to walk into a burning house and the next four years could potentially be Hell!

While we are yet living we should go get our five brothers and tell them that the struggle is real! Jesus is real! Hell is real! We still have a chance to get our family into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. We still have a chance to elect a sensible president. But if you will not listen, God will show you better than he can tell you!

 

Dear God,

Thank you for giving us warning before destruction. Open the ears of the sensible before they get trapped in a burning house. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life! There is no other way whereby men, women, boys, and girls can be saved. Open up deaf ears and open up blinded eyes that we might see the way for this country to be saved from destruction   Help us to turn back to you!

In Jesus Name,

Amen