Monthly Archives: June 2014

INDEPENDENCE DAY

                                                                INDEPENDENCE DAY

Independence Day or commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. The dictionary defines independence as freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, of others. After much bloodshed and human sacrifices the American colonies won their independence. I give honor to the brave men & women who lived out their convictions of being free from the British dictatorship.

In all the pomp associated with this grand holiday, it is amazing to learn that 238yrs after winning our independence, we are now destroying everything and once again becoming more like U.K. Americans no longer desire to be different from other nations and to prove it we live, rule, and deny God as most other nations. The difference is, God founded America to be a beacon of light and inspiration to the rest of the world. From its humble inception to the vast world influence it has become, all because God shed his grace on America. We helped countless other nations through the years to be liberated from the cruel regimes that sought to destroy them. Our sacrifices have been great and expressions of thanks so few, yet it was America.

We fed the starving, clothed the homeless, and treated the masses with our Doctors and medicines developed in our laboratories. Trillions of American dollars have been spent to develop clean water, power plants to provide clean water, and educated millions of people free of charge. America has helped to develop nations to share with untold millions the blessings that God has given us.

As we prospered more in our homeland we gradually drifted away from the one source that made us, God. Today we are bankrupt in every sense. Our prisons are filling up as our churches are empting out. We are now so deeply in debt that there is no hope of ever becoming solvent again. Christ has been taken out of our institutions of learning and replaced by humanist theories. Sin and satan now rules what God once created. The oldest institution of mankind, marriage has now been destroyed and redefined by those whose conscience has been seared by the hot iron of apostasy. It is sad but so true.

How many Americans will remember God or the real meaning of Independence Day this July 4th. The barbeques, fireworks, parties, alcohol sales will increase, drugs at record sales, pool parties and promiscuous behavior will fill the weekend with little if any acknowledgement of God’s blessings.

Thank you God for being so good to us and allowing us the blessings that the rest of the world only wishes they could have. Forgive us Lord for lusting after the things of the world and resisting your call to repentance. Forgive us individually and as a nation that has lost its direction and grant unto us your tender mercies and sufficient grace. As Abraham prayed for Sodom so I pray for America, God don’t let the righteous be destroyed with the wicked. I believe there is help and that help is Jesus Christ. 2 Chron 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. KJV Please join me in this humble invocation & seek God’s mercy.

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THOU ART THERE

                                                                                THOU ART THERE

 Ps 139:7-12 (7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. (KJV)

Whether David pinned this Psalm or another author wrote it about him, it is a chapter filled with words of strength & hope that we find in other chapters of Psalms. The scriptures give us full account of the life of this great man referred to as the man “after God’s own heart”. As in the life of all those who follow God there were highs and lows, good times and bad times, and both victories and failures, yet he continued in the faith.

 As Christians we all seek the answers & solutions to life’s problems so we can maneuver through each episode and hopefully keep the victory. We question within ourselves concerning those who we feel have really attained and achieved greatness. Do they pray & fast more than others, do they give more than others, does God favor some people more than others? I believe the key to David’s success is found in the text “thou art there”.  As a young lad in the fields at night keeping his father’s sheep surrounded by predators “thou art there”. When the growling wolf and bear approached the herd, God was there. When he met the challenge of Goliath, God was there. As a fugitive fleeing for his life God was there. In the cold & damp caves of seclusion, God was in that cave with him.

 In summary it is quite evident that the key to our success is no difference, God is with us always. Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

As long as God is with us we are assured the victory. Is it any wonder he introduced himself as Emmanuel. Matt 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. And lastly Rom 8:31 If God be for us, who can be against us?

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