July 4th 2013
Today we celebrate the United States of America and the men and women who sacrificed to make our nation great. We give thanksgiving to God who blessed this nation founded by people who dedicated this nation to God, honoring Him from its birth. Our very foundations stand on our mighty God! From the beginning God was honored and respected and worshiped, and because of this our nation has been blessed.
Because many in this day and age are attempting to change that history, are disrespecting God and His character and His laws, we may all be in much trouble. How long will God put up with His rebellious children? As a human parent, how long do you put up with total rebellion from your children? Our God is a God of mercy, but He is also Justice.
In His love God promises us:
2 Chronicles 7:14(AMP)
If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
He is willing to put His protection back over us again and bless us once more, but we have to come back to Him. If we humble ourselves and pray, seek His face, spend time each day with Him so we can develop that intimate relationship with Him, our hearts will crave to be with Him, because we love him so much! Then we will turn from our wicked ways and return to living under His commands as Jesus taught us. If we lay down our prideful sinful ways and repent, He will forgive us and heal our land. (The book Cast Up A Highway presents a plan for developing this intimate relationship.)
Mighty God, we bow our heads before You this morning and in humble supplication ask You to heal our land. Shake up the Body of Christ! Awaken us all to the crisis of our nation! Call Your children to be on their knees and to courageously speak out! Cause true Christian men and women to run for public office and win ~ from the smallest office in the land to the the presidency. Inspire Your people Lord to follow You and be obedient to You. Let us rise up Body of Christ and pray, and then DO what God puts in our hearts!
We put our nation and its people in Your hands and we trust You, Almighty God, magnificent Creator, and Savior!!