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.