Wednesday, July 4, 2012
LONG MAY SHE WAVE!!
Today in America we celebrate the birthday of our great unique nation. July 4th, 1776 we declared our independence from Great Britain and began a new nation that many flocked to for democracy, individualism, and freedom from tyranny and bondage and freedom of religion. We are, and have been a great nation, founded on God's word. When we obey God's word we remain blessed but when we stray from it doing out own thing we are in trouble.
Psalm 33:12 tells us "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." In the Ten Commandments found in Exodus Chapter 20 one of the commandments is "thou shalt have no other gods before me". God Almighty is supposed to be supreme. He knows men and women's hearts and He can tell when they are sincere and love Him or are lying. We are not accountable to a government but we are, in the end, ultimately accountable to God. Even our leaders, who take the oath of office with their hand on the Holy Bible, are accountable to the Lord. If they happen to misuse their office, their power or hurt and lie to the people they are to lead then ultimately these individuals answer to God almighty.
Yes indeed, America has truly been a blessed nation and our freedom and prosperity have come because we have sincerely acknowledged God. As we see 'times changing' and 'political correctness' running amuck, keep in mind God has not changed and even when laws are made against the Bible, He has not gone anywhere and He has not edited the word of God to suit the times.
Hebrews 13:5 reminds us that "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, yes and forever." His word never changes, if he says a "man shall not lie with another man" (See Leviticus 19:29)it means for all time. If he says in His word to not commit adultery(See Romans 13:9) he does not provide exceptions to it. When God says to not tell lies( Exodus 20:16) this includes those little 'white' lies which are still lies. The laws, rules, and boundaries He has set forth in the word of God are not to put us in bondage but to give us freedom. When you do not follow God's word there are consequences to your sin.
So the real freedom we enjoy is a gift from the Lord Jesus Christ. Galatians 5:1 says "It is for freedom that Christ set us free. Stand firm then and do not allow yourselves to be entangled again with a yoke of bondage."
Happy Birthday America. There will always be enemies to freedom even within our own country so be on your guard and keep on your knees in prayer thanking Him for this precious gift.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus I thank you so very much for the gift of freedom we have enjoyed. Help us Lord to not take it for granted and to speak up when we are threatened with tyranny in any form. God guide our steps and protect us from the enemy. In Jesus name. Amen.
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