Rebirthing Our Nation


Jesus told Nicodemus when he inquired of Him that in order to enter the Kingdom of God and receive eternal life, He would need to be born again, spiritually.
Then He told him how.
(John 3)

“For God so love the world, He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life”
John 3:16.

Jesus also explained to a Samaritan woman he met at a well, that it was not where we worship Him that matters, but how we worship Him is what is important, and the Father’s desire is that we worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
(John 4: 1-26)

These truths are found in God’s Word, but because we no longer teach them in our schools and have allowed unbelievers to take our right to worship God anywhere and in our way and also to pray, many of our youth do not know they are in bondage and through faith in God’s Son, can be set free.
(John 8:36)

 Columbus and Abraham’s Calling

Christopher Columbus’ ambition was not for gold or glory which the last 4 generations have been told, but rather in his own words it was to receive God’s commission to spread the gospel throughout the world. His passion in sailing to unknown territory, finding new lands were not founded upon greed but rather His faith:

It was the Lord who put it into my mind to sail to the Indies.  The fact that the gospel must be preached to so many lands-that is what convinced me.” Christopher Columbus

“No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Savior, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.”[i]  Christopher Columbus

 Doesn’t sound like someone seeking glory for himself, does it? It reminds me of a patriarch named Abraham who was also called to journey from home to an unknown land, not for his glory, but for those whom God would give as an inheritance- the Promise Land. Neither Columbus nor Abraham saw those lands except through their eyes of faith.[ii] And neither one enjoyed the freedoms and liberties God promised to those who would inherit the bounty resulting from their obedience.  But they trusted God and now many have experienced God’s salvation and the freedoms known in Christ.

The Pilgrims’ Calling and Pursuit

November 11th is a historical date and providential time for our nation, for on the 11th of this month 400 years ago, in 1620, a handful of pilgrims, after landing at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts dedicated themselves as a people to worship God in spirit and truth and be a light to others in sharing His gospel wherever it  might be.

What catapulted the Mayflower 400 years ago to discover unknown territory through distant seas?  It was their passion for God and the desire to escape tyrannical governments robbing them of the right to worship their God in spirit and in truth. So much was their faith a reality, they were willing to give up their lives to worship the One Who had set them free. Free from what, you may ask. Free from the wages of sin which is death and a life of misery. (Romans 6:23, Romans 8:1)

The Founding Father’s Calling and Pursuit

 On July 4th 1776, the dream of Columbus and the Pilgrims to spread the gospel through distant lands became a reality at the birth of a new nation under God.  The name of that new nation was America- the United States. On that day, the umbilical cord was severed from the tyranny of England, and a new nation was established for freedom endowed by our creator.

The Christian Patriots Calling and Pursuit

But presently, as a nation created for the propagation of the gospel, we have lost our way, immorality and the falling away from the faith which permeated our Constitution. Our Republic which inspired our children has been corrupted by those seeking a power of their own. The very thing we fought to be delivered, has crept in and eroded our schools, our courts, and  the knowledge of God. However, just as Jesus said spiritually, we would need to be born again in order to enter the Kingdom of God, our nation as well with sincere repentance and God’s law restored,  we too, as a nation of believers and with a revival and spiritual awakening,  can be renewed.

 

References

[i] Columbus’ Faith

[ii] Abraham’s Faith

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God’s Vindication


The Parable of the Persistent Widow – Luke 18: 1-8

“And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you; he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” (personal emphasis)  Luke 18: 6-8

What I love about this parable is how God gives us Opportunity

To be serious and persistent in the things in which we ask.
It’s a promise of Him listening,
His answer within our grasp.

The only threats are what, others have to say,
Like Joe Biden claiming victory
Before the “end of day”.

It reminds me of Goliath’s boastings;
Threatening imminent defeat.
While David remained still and focused;
Positioned on his feet.

His aim was precisely determined
At the giant’s prideful head.
No weapon or shield did he carry,
God’s love, His Word, instead.

David had all God’s promises,
But He needed just one stone,
Proclaiming God’s, Faithfulness,
Knocking deception off its throne.

So never give up praying
When injustice rears its head
Wait for the Lord to deliver
False Conclusions, never dread.

The Lord is ever watchful
As petitions reach His throne
To see who’ll believe His promises
Having faith in Him, alone.

“See, it is I who created the blacksmith

who fans the coals into flame

and forges a weapon fit for its work.

And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc;

no weapon forged against you will prevail,

and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,

and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.”

Isaiah 54: 16-17

My Prayer

Lord, you alone are our Salvation, and our Deliverer
Please shed your Light on this Election
Making everything Transparent
Revealing the Truth
So your Justice and your Will
Prevails. 
In Jesus’ Name
Amen

Song: Raise a Halleluiah

President Trump’s Remarks about the Election

Jordan and Comer’s remarks about the Election

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Righteousness that Guards the Land


“ I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land.”
I watched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land; but I found no one.” Ezekiel 22:30

During the time of Judah’s Babylonian captivity, the people continued to rebel against God and their sins increased, to the point they were beyond repair. There was no one interceding on their behalf, no one cared.

What struct me as I was reading in the book of Ezekiel was the phrase,
“ I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land.”

Great cities and nations have relied on a structure surrounding them that would protect them from invasion and harm that would destroy their land. And when the wall became vulnerable, they would send men to repair. But we are not looking at a physical structure here, but a spiritual realm of protection – called righteousness which is our stronghold and defense against not a fleshy adversary, but rather a spiritual one.

Notice the scriptures speaks of not building, but “rebuilding” or a rebirthing process. When a nation rebels against God and His righteousness, they lose His defense. In His sovereignty, and with His mercy and grace, He chooses one to repair the breeched wall  by our prayers. It isn’t a foreign adversary that threatens our way of life and peace, but the enemy within, the rebellious one, who prevents God’s restoration from taking place. 

God has chosen an instrument as a result of prayer. As His instrument, God’s servant is restoring our way of law and order, justice and truth, and restoring opportunity for our nation to become, “one” under God again;  restoring the Judeo-Christian roots. In order for the rebuilding to take place, we call upon His Name – the Host of Heaven, the Lord of Heavens Armies. For apart from Him ( our Lord and Savior) we can do nothing.

“See, it is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc; no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,”
Isaiah 53: 16-17

 There is no condemnation for those who have faith in Christ Jesus. Who is the enemy coming against God’s righteousness? And what in heaven is taking place?

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12 

It seems God’s Word has been hidden for many generations. Therefore, the wall that would protect our children can only be restored when they are taught His law and His Word flows unobstructed,  revealed again.

God reveals our sins, as we pray for our enemies and put away the accusing finger. Then,  by faith not in our righteousness but His, the moment we believe and confess our trust in Him, He intervenes, stands in the gap, and places underfoot our enemies, while we proclaim His Name.
(2 Chronicles 7:14, Isaiah 58)

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

And from the cross, Jesus prayed, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:44-45

 God reveals our iniquities while we intercede for our nation. As we pray for our nation, we pray for our enemies, Why? Because, in doing so, we invite the God of our salvation to pour out His Spirit upon all flesh and then, revival comes through His mercy and grace and heals our land.

” And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

Therefore, Who is He that stands in the gap between God’s wrath and us? The Lord Jesus Christ, our only mediator, and defense, Who makes us righteous through faith in His salvation, alone?  It is the Lord, at the right hand of the Father, interceding for believers who have come to faith.  

“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers—and it was not there. . . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests—and it was not there. . . . .in her rich mines and her vast world commerce—and it was not there. . . . in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution—and it was not there.  Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.  America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”
Alexis de Tocqueville 1838

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.”
1 Timothy 2: 1-6

 

 

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