Monthly Archives: June 2014

July 4, 1776 – ‘The Day of Deliverance’

This year, marks 238 years since our Founding Fathers gave us our National Birth Certificate. We continue to be the longest on-going Constitutional Republic in the history of the world. Blessings such as these are not by chance or accidental. They are blessings of God.

On July 2, 1776, Congress voted to approve a complete separation from Great Britain. Two days afterwards – July 4th – the early draft of the Declaration of Independence was signed, albeit by only two individuals at that time: John Hancock, President of Congress, and Charles Thompson, Secretary of Congress. Four days later, on July 8, members of Congress took that document and read it aloud from the steps of Independence Hall, proclaiming it to the city of Philadelphia, after which the Liberty Bell was rung. The inscription around the top of that bell, Leviticus 25:10, was most appropriate for the occasion: “Proclaim liberty throughout the land and to all the inhabitants thereof.”

To see the turmoil in other nations, their struggles and multiple revolutions, and yet to see the stability and blessings that we have here in America, we may ask how has this been achieved? What was the basis of American Independence? John Adams said “The general principles on which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity.” Perhaps the clearest identification of the spirit of the American Revolution was given by John Adams in a letter to Abigail the day after Congress approved the Declaration. He wrote her two letters on that day; the first was short and concise, jubilant that the Declaration had been approved. The second was much longer and more pensive, giving serious consideration to what had been done that day. Adams cautiously noted: “This day will be the most memorable epic in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.”

It is amazing that on the very day they approved the Declaration, Adams was already foreseeing that their actions would be celebrated by future generations. Adams contemplated whether it would be proper to hold such celebrations, but then concluded that the day should be commemorated – but in a particular manner and with a specific spirit. As he told Abigail: “It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.”

This excerpt was taken from “4th of July Article” at  www.wallbuilders.com. To read the entire article by David Barton, click here. 

 

Stay Strong

Good morning!

Psalms 43:1-5
We must be unwilling to compromise God’s Word. God’s light and God’s truth will lead us to the place that we need to be, even to the altar of God in behalf of our nation. Studying God’s Word and Praise will keep us strong to do the work of God.

Be Blessed!
Stay Strong!
EXPECT!!!

He Does Not Change

Good morning!

1Thessalonians 4:9-12
Love, study, work, and walk. Now that should be easy for us especially with God’s help. And we truly need God’s help to do all of this. We live in a very complex, complicated, sinful world but it does not change God (Malachi 3:6).

So let us give praise that our God does not change, that He’s always the same.

Be Blessed!
Walk the Word of God!
EXPECT!!!

Get Busy

Good morning!

John 12:24-28
God has a purpose, God has a plan, and God has a provision. Our life is very important to us but when we place it into God’s hands it becomes more important and more profitable. God has great things for us to accomplish.

Be Blessed!
Get Busy!
EXPECT!!!

Never Cease To Pray

Colossians 1:9-18

This is one of Paul’s prayer and is a good declaration and prayer for us also.  But don’t stop at verse 18, continue through how they act, let’s walk in God’s love.  We will grow immensely by doing this.

Be Blessed!

Love!

EXPECT!!!

Love One Another

1 John 4:4-11

I want to encourage all of us to make this a week of walking in the pureness of God’s love.  No matter what people do or say.  He  is by no means finished.  God wants us to be involved with His working.

Be Blessed!

Watch!

EXPECT!!!

Praise Ye the LORD

Good morning!

Psalms 111:1-9
The works of the Lord are something to behold! As we read and study this let’s look around us and think about what God is doing. He is by no means finished. God wants us to be involved with His working.

Be blessed!
Watch!
EXPECT!!!