WHO IS SHEPHERD? WHY IN AMERICA?
Where are the lost tribes of Israel? They are here in America. In the United States, we have all tongues, all races, all ethics, all nationality and every type of creed. Why do we feel that God would allow history to form in such a way? “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper’s nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the people; nations will rally to him and his place of rest will be glorious. In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, from Hamath and from the islands of sea.” Isaiah 11:6-11 Has God ever revealed a promise and been unfaithful to fulfill it? Has God address the issue of all nations being gathered to one land to seek Him and know His name? Was not this a promise of God?
God is faithful. All His being is here to establish a glory which will never fade, and never pass away. “He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel; he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth.” Isaiah 11:12 What does this mean to you? What does this mean to us as a people? Who are we when we look into the history of our ancestors? What does Jesus think when he looks down upon this nation? America, the U. S. A., do you feel that Jesus is please with us? Are we the riches nation of the world, yet poorest nation within our spirit?
Did our ancestors fight and die for a noble cause? We are still able to make this a win-win conclusion within our history. Let us not be asleep within the journey of fate. Let our eyes open to see the victory which Jesus has over our salvation. Let us embrace the present miracle of our age. “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: ‘I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the desert, through a land not sown. Israel was holy to the Lord, the firstfruits of his harvest; all who devoured her were held guilty, and disaster overtook them’, declares the Lord. Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, all you clans of the house of Israel. This is what the Lord says: ‘What fault did your fathers find in me, that they strayed so far from me?
They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves. They did not ask, ‘Where is the Lord, who brought us up out of Egypt and led us through the barren wilderness, through a land of desert and rifts, a land of drought and darkness, a land where no one travels and no one lives?’ I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruits and rich produce. But you came and defiled my land and made my inheritance detestable.”