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Down the Slippery Slope (Jeremiah 49:14-16)

Dennis Kreiss, March 11, 2017
Part of the The Coming Spiritual Earthquake series, preached for Growing Together Radio

In the past weeks we have been seeking to prepare you for life in the coming New World Order. Prophetically we examined the nature of the Great Tribulation and the world scene leading up to that time. Today we will ask the question, “Where are we now?” What is the state of the Union? This message will begin with great pessimism over the sorry spiritual state of affairs in our beloved America, and will end with great optimism over how we can introduce radical change to our culture.

The Downhill Slide

The Slippery Slope asserts that some event will ________ follow another

2 Chron 36:14-16 the people transgressed… till there was no _________

June 17, 63 Public prayer and Bible reading forbidden by Supreme Court

America removed God from the classroom and we reaped the whirlwind

SAT scores plunged 80 points in the following years
Premarital sex soared from 22 % to 65% (18 year old females)
Sexually transmitted diseases have risen over 300%
Teen suicide rates have risen over 250%
Between 1963 and 1981 the number of divorces tripled every year.
Single parent families have skyrocketed over 220%

Our societal problems grow greater in complexity by the day

These spiritual problems threaten the very existence of our nation

The Two Ways

Israel stopped in the valley of decision on entering the Promised Land

God set before them the __________ and the ___________

There are 14 blessed verses of hope in Deuteronomy 28

All these blessings shall overtake you, because you obey the LORD
The LORD will command the blessing on you
The LORD will establish you as a holy people to Himself

There are 54 verses dedicated to the consequences of cursing in Deut 28

If you do not obey the LORD all these curses will come upon you
The LORD will send cursing on you, in all that you do
…because of the wickedness of your doings

Prov 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to ___ people

Psalms 33: 12 Blessed is the __________ whose God is the LORD

Jeremiah 49: 14 …I will make you small among nations, says the LORD

The Uphill Climb

Acts 17: 26-27 lays out the reason for the ____________ of every nation

#1 God is the creator of all men – we are accountable to him.
#2 God determined each nations boundaries
#3 He placed every person where they are in time and place
The reason – That everyone might _________________________

In 2 Chronicles 7:12-14, God explains how to correct a nation’s ways

God’s people must be willing to be identified as God’s people
God’s people must humble themselves and pray
God’s people must seek His face
God’s people must turn from their wicked ways

America’s problems are spiritual in nature and have a ________ solution

If we take these 4 steps, God’s blessing will descend like dew on this land. If God’s people walk the walk instead of just talking the talk, we can reverse the pessimism that is presently America’s future. If we will put a stop to our dabbling in the sins of society, God will hear us. God will heal us. In this there is great optimism. This is the turning point. Now we are in the valley of decision. Now we must decide whether we will stand on the mountain of cursing; or on the mountain of blessing.

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