Jeremiah 1:13-14, “And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said , I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. Then the Lord said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.”
E.A. Johnston, “The Implosion of America”:
In 1960, the Soviet Premier, Nikita Krushchev, visited the United Nations. He outraged
the country by banging his shoe on the table. But I recall his comments in an interview
from that time. He was asked by a journalist how he viewed the threat of America as a
military power. Krushchev replied that he was not concerned so much about America the
great superpower because eventually America would implode on the inside and self-destruct.
I look back on his words because in a sense, they were prophetic. America is
imploding today. No national threat overtakes us, it doesn’t have to. We are our biggest
enemy. The book of Proverbs, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” How true
this is especially for our generation.
There are three principles I would like to share with you today that describe a nation’s
downfall and ultimate destruction. These principles are described by the word absence.
For in actuality, there are three great absences that bring a nation down and make it fall.
These three are as follows: 1. when there is an absence of spiritual leadership in the
church the people of God backslide and depart from God. 2. When there is an absence of
godly leadership in a nation, the nation falls into gross immorality. 3. When there is an
absence of prophets in the land, God is clearing the land for great judgment. All three of
these great absences contribute to a nation’s ruin and ultimate destruction.