235 great years of freedom!! Many do not understand our godly heritage because it has been muddled and rewritten by voices trying to take God out of our history books. But this nation was founded by settlers for religious freedom, but it was founded on the Holy Bible. Many have forgotten this. Evil forces will always be there tyring to take that freedom away. This nation is like none other. When we broke from the tyranny of the English rule we set up a 'freedom experiment' of sorts. Only in being vigilant to our founders principles and the word of God can we remain free. If we become complacent and ignorant of our history we are in danger of being domineered and taken over by tyrannical rule. You can not separate this great land from the founding principles found in the Bible. Travel to our nations' capitol and you will see Bible verses inscribed in granite on most monuments. Many want to scrap this Christian heritage that is why men and women of faith must be involved to save this land. It is the enemies lies to say "do not get involved in politics". This nation was built on the word of God and we need to remember that. Satan will deceive even the most well meaning Christians to believe his lies. The freedoms we enjoy are God given and if we do not get involved we will lose them.
Edmund Burkes' famous quote is "Evil triumphs when good men do nothing." If we sit back thinking the government should take care of us and do not care, look out! The government was set up to 'serve and represent' us not to 'dictate and lord' over us. We were not set up to become an entitlement state because we think the government should give us everything. If it does, it starts to rule and dominate us and before you know it you have lost freedoms. If it gives us everything it will control us. Bye bye freedom. I said it once and I will it again. Wake up America.
As the late President John F Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country!" What has happened though? Our government leaders were elected to serve and represent but they have begun to lord over us and domineer and act like dictators. This was never the intent of the founders of this great land. It is our responsibility as citizens to stay educated on how we were founded and stay in the word of God. We need to pray daily for this land we live in and its' leaders to come back to God and the Bible.
Proverbs 14:34 says "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people. " Look around at what is happening today. Sin is being accepted and laws written to protect it. Lord save us! God will not continue to bless these United States of America if we continue to go against the Bible and condone sin as the truth. Proverbs 29:12 says "If a ruler pays attention to liars, all his advisers will be wicked." We need men and women in leadership who are true servants who will get on their knees daily and pray to God and realize they are our servants. They need to be led by the truth. We as Christians need to pray for them daily. A tool to pray is to use http://www.presidentialprayerteam.org/ and it will lead you into praying each day for our leadership. It is a command for us to pray for them. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 says 'I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty."
So Happy Birthday USA!! Do not become complacent or we will not be free. Today thank those men and women who have served this land to keep our freedoms. Remember freedom is not free! Happy Birthday America is a great day of celebration throughout this great nation! Picnics, swimming, cookouts, a day at the lake and capped off by fireworks will be the order of the day for most. But do not forget why you have the freedom to celebrate. Do not take it for granted. This country has gotten way far away from what the founding fathers intended. Many choose to not believe this and go right on walking the plank of losing their precious freedoms.
Psalm 33:12 says to us "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance." Christ is the one who has given us the freedom and no man on earth has the power to be greater than the Almighty. They will try to set up earthly kingdoms. Look what happened in Hitlers' day if you need a history lesson about what happens when people start being domineered and believing a lie. Galatians 5:1 says "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."
Today enjoy your day of celebration but do not become complacent or you may not always be able to say Happy Birthday America!
PRAYER: Thanks Lord for this great land. Thanks for implanting the ideas of freedom from tyranny in the minds of our founding fathers over 235 years ago. Father give us the courage to speak up against injustice,sin, and lawlessness. Help us know the Bible so we know in fact what is the truth and what is a lie. Give pastors courage Lord to speak the truth and to not allow sin to become the law of the land. Keep us free Lord. We thank you for what we enjoy. Forgive us if we have taken it for granted. In Jesus Name, amen.