Happy Birthday America ! Two hundred thirty six years ago our independence was declared from Great Britain and tyrannical King George III. Those signers of the Declaration of Independence risked everything to make this bold declaration. We were a fledgling colony but a revival was sweeping the soon to be nation which set the stage for such a time as this, a legitimate rebellion against the mightiest on the planet then. Men and women were being born again and preachers in colonial pulpits were stressing evangelism and Christian living, slaves were finding hope too in the gospel and the preaching of the day. God fearing men were starting to see the need to emancipate their fellow man from being enslaved and get this, preachers were thundering in the pulpits against the morals and political shenanigans in their time without apology ! Just as today it’s about time preaching also appropriately addresses similar sin in our leaders and warns and teaches our folks to vote wisely against those in our land who oppose liberty and the intent of our Constitution !! And to also encourage Christians to join the fray and run for office so that good people may lead once again.
The recent so called “Obamacare” law and the liberty stripping decision of the Supreme Court, the ungodly spending of our President and a Congress that hasn’t had the courage to throw out President Clinton or Obama (modern day King George’s) for incredible violations of our Constitution shows we as nation have slipped greatly in 236 years. We have been influenced as believers by the enemy that we shouldn’t be involved in governing due to a perverse twisting of the separation of church and state (as President, Jefferson began and attended faithfully a church service in our capitol building !!) which is what Satan wants so that this nation can be taken down. He knows within us lies the power to restore America to its spiritual greatness it once enjoyed since God is in us once saved !
Solomon recorded God’s Word in 2Chronicles 7:14, “If My people who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Wouldn’t it be great to see our country change, even more than it did in the 2010 elections, by another Great Awakening in this era. Wouldn’t it be awesome to see our towns transform with churches expanding and changing from liberal leanings to biblical preaching, to see neighbors saved, coworkers impacted !
God promises to “heal” if we would kneel ! He promises to fix if we would play no more tricks with Him !! Seriously consider what you can do for your family and friends in this way as one whom resides the very God Who helped birth this nation as you observe this grand holiday today !!
As those founders did so many years ago, why not make your own declaration of independence to make a break from today’s tyrants and their false notions and dedicate yourself wholly to Him pledging your life, your honor, your fortune so that this nation begins to heal anew !!