Ministers Wilbert & Jackie Richardson

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” – Psalm 33:12.

If there ever was a time that we as a territory, as a people, as a church, need to call on the name of the Lord, it is now. We need God in our territory; we need God in our communities; we need God in our churches; we need God in our government; we need God in our families; we need God in our lives.

We’re living in perilous times, and time does not allow for us to make the mistake of forgetting God. No matter who you are or where you live, if there was ever a time that your nation/territory, your people, and you need God, it’s now.

Hurricane Season officially began on June 1st.  Many call on God a lot during this time or in times of trouble but fail to serve and acknowledge God when the storm is past and all seem to be well.  Our only hope and help is in the name of the Lord.

People, we cannot afford to forget God.  The God who has brought the Virgin Islands through many rough and serious times.  If ever a time we need to really repent and get on our faces before the Lord it is now.

The alarm is being sounded to the four corners of the earth. It’s a call to repentance and earnest prayer. A call for the nations of the world and the people of the world to turn their hearts to God. A call for the church of the living God—the body of Christ—to stop getting ready and to be ready. “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 24:44).

We cannot afford to forget God. Only the mercies of God have brought so many of the nations of the world through dark and trying times. Yet, many nations have forsaken God. Many nations have attributed their success and prosperity to man or to other gods. They’re going their way and doing their own thing, only crying to God when they’re in trouble. Yet God is still merciful, and He causes the rain to fall on the just and unjust alike.

It is because of the prayers of the righteous in some nations that the judgment of God is not manifested in more dramatic ways. Yet, when disaster strikes a nation, the hearts of many are turned to God and the hearts of others are turned away from God. Many ask how God could allow it. They fail to see the sins of the nation and the way people have forgotten God and turned aside to follow other gods. They don’t see that as Christians we often fail to humble ourselves and pray, to be spiritually alert, and to war in the Spirit to abort the plans of the enemy.

To ask God’s mercy as Abraham did on behalf of his people. God is so merciful that He always sends warning before judgment. He tells us to warn the wicked. Ezekiel 33:7-9 says, “So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.”

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance” (Psalm 33:12). When a nation decides to put God out of the picture or put other gods in charge, a curse comes upon that nation. The opposite of being blessed is being cursed. For if God is not in charge, then the devil is. If we take God out, then we’re opening up the door for the devil to come in and reap havoc in the nation, in the people, in the families, in the communities. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20). People, we cannot afford to forget God, for if we do, the wrath of God will come upon us.

SINNER’S PRAYER

If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and would like to accept Him today, please say the following prayer.

Dear God,

In the name of Jesus Christ, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and that I need a Savior. Forgive me of all my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Your Word says in Romans 10:9 and 10 that if I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, I shall be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. I now confess Jesus Christ as Lord of my life. In Jesus’ Name, amen.