Anne Graham Lotz Says God May Now Be Hiding Himself From America

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The 69-year-old Lotz, the founder of AnGeL Ministries who regularly warns that God’s judgement could soon fall on America for its “national sins,” wrote an op-ed piece for HelloChristian.com last Wednesday in which she proclaimed that now is the time America needs to “get serious” about repentance and prayer.

Lotz begins by citing Psalm 32:6, which states “let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found.” She asserts that the “Psalmist implies that there comes a time when God may not be found — a time when God may hide Himself.”

“It is a time that I believe may have begun in America,” Lotz wrote.

“Our nation is in a mess. Why? Could it be because America is losing God’s blessing? And His favor? Could our sin be provoking His judgment? Judgment that is not necessarily in the form of a nuclear dirty bomb, or in another ISIS attack, or in an economic collapse. But in a Romans 1 judgment that is described as ‘the wrath of God being revealed against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness’ … and God is backing out of our national life and turning us over to ourselves.”

Lotz continued by noting that in the Old Testament, God’s judgment on the nation of Judah was not a swift process, as it spanned the course of 22 years.

“God moved very slowly, giving plenty of opportunity for Judah to repent of her sin, to turn to Him, and therefore to escape the inevitable judgment. But with all of God’s warnings, Judah became even more defiant. More disobedient. Even more wicked,” Lotz explained. “She insisted on her right to immorality and idolatry. In the end, God became her enemy. He sent in the Babylonian army to destroy Jerusalem, the temple, and all the people. 2 Chronicles 36:15–19 vividly describes how all those who were not taken captive were slaughtered in the streets.”

“God always warns a nation that judgment is coming,” she added. “He does not want any to perish. But if a nation does not heed His warnings, then He will unleash His anger and there is nothing — no one — who can prevent it. If God would judge His own beloved nation of Judah, why would we think America could escape?”

Lotz contended that if the premise is true that America is coming under God’s judgement and He is “removing His blessing, protection and favor,” the “solution will not be found in politics or in the economy or in the military or in technology.”

“The only solution will be found on our knees as we humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s Face, and repent of our sin. And then plead for Him to return to us, as we return to Him,” she argues. “Now is the time to get serious about repentance and prayer. When Ezra led a great revival in Judah, the people stood in the pouring rain for three days repenting of their sin, (Ezra 10:9). I wonder … had God made it hard on His people to test the seriousness of their repentance?”

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Source: Christian Post