Most people, whether Republican, Democrat, or Independent, appreciated President Ronald Reagan’s wit and charm. He had a way of saying things that caused you to think. Once he made a statement concerning America and her relationship with God. Here’s what he said,
“America was founded by people who believed that God was their rock of safety. I recognize we must be cautious in claiming that God is on our side, but I think it’s all right to keep asking if we’re on His side.” (Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States)
What President Reagan said is really something to think about. Think of the difference it makes when we choose to be on God’s side.
What God can do
1. He answers the prayers of his people
James wrote in the book of James, “We have not because we ask not.”
Whatever your theology, you cannot walk away from a reading of the Bible without admitting that there is a relationship between desperate faith-filled prayer and God’s intervention into the affairs of men and nations.
2. He does what he wants to do (sovereign lord and creator)
He is still God and is not taking applications for His replacement.
We ask but God is not bound by our prayers. This is actually good news. Thank God because He sees what we don’t and knows what we don’t, that He will move in our best interest.
3. He honors his word
4. He rules the rulers of the Earth
Psalm 33:12–Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. KJV
Proverbs 21:1– The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. KJV
1 Samuel 13:13 “You acted foolishly,” Samuel said. “You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.”
5. He confuses the plans of the enemy
God knows and will often reveal what the enemy is up to…
Illus—The Lord showed Elijah what the king was thinking in his chambers
Illus—Daniel told Nebucanezzar what he dreamed.
6. He provides protection for us
Illus—2 kings 6:16 those for us more than those against us
Our nation’s history is filled with remarkable stories of how the impossible became possible because of God’s intervention.
7. He responds to obedience
8. He can birth revival out of the enemy’s attack
Conclusion: We as Americans need to humble ourselves and realize that it is not what we can do, but what can we do that can bring true revival to our nation. May God bless us all.