Many things are happening in my nation of America, and I have read, and I have heard many people talking about the judgment of God. I have heard many people calling down judgment from God on my nation because they’ve heard other people do it and they followed suit releasing those same words. This is not a smart thing to do!
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].
This Scripture plainly tells us that our words carry the power of life and death, therefore we can choose whichever one we desire.
Jesus plainly tells us to choose life, not only for ourselves but that that it may also go well for our family.
So, what gives us the right to call down judgment from heaven on any nation, or any people group, that may not be walking in alignment with the covenant of God? Jesus did not do that, so who do we think we are that we should?
Luke 9:52-56 And He sent messengers before Him, and they reached and entered a Samaritan village to make [things] ready for Him;
But [the people] would not welcome or receive or accept Him, because His face was [set as if He was] going to Jerusalem. And when His disciples James and John observed this, they said, Lord, do You wish us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elijah did?
But He turned and rebuked and severely censured them. He said, You do not know of what sort of spirit you are, For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them [from the penalty of eternal death]. And they journeyed on to another village.
James 2:13 For to him who has shown no mercy the judgment [will be] merciless, but mercy [full of glad confidence] exults victoriously over judgment.
God not only desires mercy but requires that we be merciful. How then can we of a clean clear conscience even consider calling down judgment on our nation, or any other nation, or people or people group?
So, I again asked the question, what gives us the right to call down judgment when Jesus did not even call down judgment though he had every right to do so?
I would ask you to consider Peter when he rebuked Jesus. Jesus turns to Peter and said get behind me Satan. We all know Peter was not Satan, but he was acting in the same spirit in which Satan acts.
Matthew 16:22-23 Then Peter took Him aside to speak to Him privately and began to reprove and charge Him sharply, saying, God forbid, Lord! This must never happen to You! But Jesus turned away from Peter and said to him, Get behind Me, Satan! You are in My way [an offense and a hindrance and a snare to Me]; for you are minding what partakes not of the nature and quality of God, but of men.
Let us all stand firmly on the Word of God in this day, and this hour, at this moment, and forever and continually call forth mercy and speak grace to the mountains.
It has been said: “fools rush in where angels fear to tread”.
Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905) is a novel by E. M. Forster, originally entitled Monteriano. The title comes from a line in Alexander Pope’s An Essay on Criticism: “For fools rush in where angels fear to tread”.