Happy Fourth of July 2014

10 years ago

Happy 4th of July y’all!

As I sit here reminiscing about the meaning of July 4th I can’t help but think about how morally bankrupt our nation has become. Did God give us independence and the opportunity to serve Him freely (that’s what religious freedom is all about) only for us to turn our back on Him?  We’ve slowly removed God from the fabric of our foundation, from taking prayer out of schools to now advancing gay rights, citing that rights take precedence over our culture. I beg to differ because it’s not just about culture, it’s about the devil using deception once again to manipulate people out of their belief in God and unfortunately, people are buying it hook, line and sinker.

We’ve turned the phrase “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–” into what it shouldn’t be. Yes, all men are created equal and we have a right to life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness but the intent here was wasn’t for us to pursue any whim but rather to protect us so we don’t oppress each other and the Government doesn’t lord it over us. Yes, we all have rights but just because we have the right to do something, doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.

This blog isn’t intended to bash anybody but rather to get people thinking about where we are morally and where we’re headed. It’s a shame that what used to be taboo is fast becoming the order of the day. It makes me wonder what whim will be pursued next by some individual that feels they have a right to do whatever it is they’re doing and have it dumped on us as law whether we agree with it or not.

Make no mistake, Our country is only great because as wrong as our founding fathers were about certain things like slavery, they dedicated our nation to God in the name of Jesus Christ. When we remove that foundation, we cease to be great. If you read the story of Balak and Balaam in Numbers 22-24. Balak, the king of Moab sent Balaam to curse the nation of Israel but he couldn’t because they were blessed by God but when they were tricked into turning their back on God, they cursed themselves.

The lesson in that story can be summed up in the following scripture.

Psalm 33:12-22King James Version (KJV)

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

13 The Lord looks from heaven; he beholds all the sons of men.

14 From the place of his habitation he looks upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

15 He fashions their hearts alike; he considers all their works.

16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

17 A horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

20 Our soul waits for the Lord: he is our help and our shield.

21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

The scripture above talks about the benefit of having God as our Lord (Whom we serve) in our nation. My prayer is that we will once again see with our spiritual eyes, repent and genuinely return to God so He can have mercy on us. SELAH!

Have a blessed 4th of July y’all!

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