Friday, July 5, 2013


Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38

This week we have been taking a look about truthfulness and our own sin.  I know they have been heavier reading but I hope they have helped you to be honest with yourself and let go of sin you are holding onto.

The truth about America is that America will not change until Americans do. It is only as powerful, as moral, as purposeful, as loving, and as God-fearing as its people are.  We become upset because we feel that our representatives in government do not properly represent the people of the land. The truth is that those who represent us DO represent us. As much as we hate to admit it, America is getting what it is asking for from its leaders.  Those who are speaking up are being heard.  The voice of righteousness has been muffled by the shouting of a sin-sick world.  While we agree with the fundamental concept of separation of church and state, the ridiculous demand that the church remain silent while America goes to hell is foreign to all of our history. America needs to hear the voice of God through her churches and her people. Have we done what Benjamin Franklin feared..."AND NOW HAVE WE FORGOTTEN THIS POWERFUL FRIEND? OR DO WE IMAGINE THAT WE NO LONGER NEED HIS ASSISTANCE?"

God longs to bless His people and set them free.  But His people will not be free.  The beginning of the loss of our freedom is the abuse of our freedom.  Galatians 5:1 says It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.  Government cannot protect us from ourselves.  Our bondage is our sin.

Freedom is not the right to do as one pleases, but the opportunity to do what is right. The founding fathers sought freedom -- not from law but freedom in law.  No nation on earth has more laws, and yet, more lawlessness than this nation. 

We desperately need to return to a government by principles, rather than by politics.  Any philosophy which makes the will of the people its norm for morality and righteousness is a false philosophy for it is based on the desires of men and not on the will of God.

The plea of the church today is not that people should call upon God to bless our nation.  God has abundantly blessed our nation.  Our message must be that we should return to God, and then, we will be blessed. 

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people… Proverbs 14:34.  We pray for peace both in our nation and in our world.  But the blessing of peace is not a product of politics; it is a fruit of righteousness.  God's order is always righteousness and peace, not peace and righteousness.  The Bible has been telling us that for centuries.  When will we ever learn?

I am proud to be called an American, but even more than that I am proud to be called a CHRISTIAN AMERICAN.  This gives me the distinct privilege of being one of those who can be used by God to make America all that He desires for her to be. GOD BLESS AMERICA...THROUGH ME!

Scripture to Claim:
…and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven

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