For righteousness to exalt a nation there must be the removal of wickedness. You cannot build a nation that loves righteousness while that same nation revels in wickedness. Wickedness may not be in you, but it is in the nation and the Lord is going to deal with it for He has a destiny for every nation.
Humanity partnering with divinity is how God eradicates wickedness and establishes righteousness. Most people are like Saul’s army just following their leader, if the leader does not engage the battle neither do most people. But even when David shows up to engage the battle Saul’s army did not engage the battle with David. It was not until the giant was defeated that Saul’s army was activated. (1 Samuel 16-17)
This is where we are in America. The silent majority will be activated when the giant falls for they will see a new leader who is a giant killer. Remember, they did not follow David immediately, they followed him after the giant was slain.
Divinity is partnering with humanity to take out the giants of wickedness in our nation. For those who know where to look, they can see the pawns being captured, the knights being taken, the rooks no longer moving and the bishops have fallen, so now the pursuit of the queen who protects the king is on. Once the king of wickedness is cornered and checkmate is declared righteousness will exalt this nation.
Once this happens the army of Saul will be activated to puruse the residue of enemies in the land and to plunder their camp. Rightesouness is going to be the king in our land. This should not be surprising to any believer for Jesus Himself is of the order of Melchizedek, the king of peace, the king of righteousness. (Hebrews 5)
As we are in the midst of the battle, more people are silently watching, waiting, hoping this wicked enemy will be defeated once and for all. And it will be defeated in the nation, but then it will need to be defeated in the hearts of believers. Compromise, luke warm lifestyles, tolerating wickedness and thinking God says its okay is not going to be acceptable when righteousness exalts the nation.
Once God cleanses the land of the earth, He is going to turn His attention to cleansing the house of the Lord. His love is a fire that is going to purify His bride for she is to be without spot, wrinkle or blemish. Its going to be hard for a while, but in the end it is going to be the kingdom. For the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17)
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32)