RAISING A “YES , YES” AND “NO, NO” GENERATION, NO. 5 INTEGRITY ENABLES US TO POSSESS THE GATES OF OUR ENEMIES
Psalm 33:12: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.”
Isaiah 26:2: “Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation, which keeps the truth may enter in.” The United States, like Israel, was founded upon the truth, “God is the LORD.” “In God we trust” is the founding statement of this nation.
Not all that left Egypt truly trusted in the Lord, for there was a mixed multitude among them. Exodus 12:8 says: “And a mixed multitude went up also with them.”
Nehemiah 13:3 says: “Now it came to pass when they heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.”
Likewise, the United States was founded primarily by people who trust in God. However, there has always been a “mixed multitude” of people of other faiths, or no faith at all.
Numbers 11:4 says: “And the mixed multitude among them fell a lusting.” It appears that the mixed multitude who did not really fear or trust in God caused Israel to sin. They were most likely the people who dwelt in the “uttermost parts of the camp” (Numbers 11:1).
There were gates God wanted Israel to go through but the mixed multitude weakened their stand for truth and integrity. The same principle applies today. We must not allow the doctrines of the mixed multitudes to dilute our nation’s truth, “In God we trust.” If we as a nation allow other faiths or doctrines of the mixed multitude amongst us to dilute our integrity we will not be able to possess the gates of our enemies either.
The only way to possess the gates is to “keep the truth.” God gave Abraham promises because of his obedience. Genesis 22:16, 17 says: “Because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies.”
If we do not keep the truth, not only will we not be able to possess the gates of our enemies, but sad to say, our enemies will possess our gates. This is happening in our land even as I write. Our colleges are full of the philosophies of the mixed multitudes. Our president is very pro-Islam. Our churches are invaded with political correctness, which in itself if a bunch of lies, and anything but correct as far as God’s truth goes.
Jesus said to Peter in Matthew 16:18: “Upon this rock I will build my church: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”