In preparation for that day I would like us to journey through a declaration of repentance that I first read two years ago on Friday, July 31, 2009. The next few days we will walk through this declaration:
We gather here today as citizens of the United States of America and as citizens of God’s Kingdom. Our American citizenship being conferred to us by mutual place of birth and residence in God’s providence; our Heavenly citizenship being purchased for us by the finished work of Jesus’ death and resurrection on the cross in which we corporately trust. We recognize that as members of both this earthly and heavenly kingdom, it is our sacred duty and trust to bridge the gap between our nation and the Almighty. It has fallen to us, and to our watch, to bear witness of His righteous judgments in the face of impending calamity. We now endeavor to sound the trumpet of a watchman thus commissioned by God and stationed upon the ramparts of our great nation. (Ezekiel 33:1-7)
On behalf of our national sins and to any degree in which we have personally partaken we do now repent for: The Sins of Sexual Immorality.
With a heavy heart we acknowledge that our nation has opened its arms to embrace practices which You abhor, oh Lord. We admit that in our vain imaginings we Your creation, have sought to unseat You Our Creator, and determine for ourselves proper relations within Your divine order. We confess that rather than being zealous for Your Name and Your Laws oh God, we have instead become complacent and allowed unrighteous men and women to chart our path towards cultural acceptance of these obscene deviations. Further, as the Body of Christ we repent for calling “good” what You have called “evil.” We determine from this point forward not to give utterance to any justification of practices that You have deemed unjustifiable. For the sins of homosexuality, adultery, fornication, pornography and promiscuity we do now repent on behalf of ourselves and our nation. (1 Corinthians 6:9 – 1 Timothy 1-10 – Leviticus 20:13 – Romans 13:13 – 1 Thessalonians 4:3)
Lord we are guilty; we beseech You to have mercy!