I am Canadian. I love my homeland. It is strong, it is free.
But it is decaying. Little by little, the values on which the nation was built have become passe, and the post-modern definition of freedom has become totally secularised, unChristian, hedonistic. As a result, the physical landscape of the nation that is being distorted marks the moral decay.
The fall-out to recent changes in laws has resulted in flooding of supernatural proportions in Ontario and Quebec, the heartland of the country from which the nation was born (Upper and Lower Canada). I do not, for example, think it coincidence that within weeks of marijuana being legalised the nation has experienced flooding which, as one person suggested to me, is of Biblical proportions.
There will be climactic and weather explanations. But this is my spiritual take: We’ve ushered in the flooding by moving away from Judeo-Christian values. Didn’t God find only Noah was righteous and as a consequence of sin, flooded the earth? No, He will never flood the earth again, but it does not mean He does not allow nature to reveal His displeasure.
To follow Jesus means we value all people, and love every one of our neighbours, regardless of colour, life choices or morality. But we do not love sin, and God clearly demarcates what is sin and what is not. If we love, we do not encourage sin or legalise sin in our nation.
“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5:19-21)
The body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and so to smoke pot is not treating the body with care and respect. Yes, there are MS patients who benefit from the drug, but this is a relatively small proportion of citizens. The fallout from legalising the drug will be seen over decades to come, but in the immediate, I believe God has responded to the change in law.
Irrespective of our differing political persuasions, we must together pray for our nations, and that the governments that God brings will be godly. Moral decay and the erosion of our Western Society is rampant and chaos is world-wide; be it through natural disaster, terrorism, economic collapse, political protest or war, we are imploding; time is short and one day Jesus will come to divide the nations between sheep and goat. (Matthew 25:31-46)
I desperately want Canada to be a sheep nation. Though I will not be the one to judge, I do see that this once innocent colonial country, built on nobel expectations, has yielded to secularist philosophy and has been been sliding into moral and spiritual decay. It is just one of many nations on the same destructive path, and we as Believers must ask God to rescue our nations from themselves.
“But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.” (1 Timothy 6:9)
In the case of Canada, the heartland of the nation has literally been drowning. How much more needs to occur before people in Canada, and around the world, will wake up to the Father and recognise a Good God is calling us and we need to heed His call.