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July 4, 2018

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:29 am    Post subject: July 4, 2018 Reply with quote

Morning Devotional

John 8:36

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”

We hear much talk of liberty today. Whether it is from the secular world or from the religious world. Man's desire to be free to do as he pleases is an age old dream in every society and nation.

Here in the United States of America we have been blessed of God to have had founding fathers who looked to God and His Word for guidance in starting a nation whose very founding was upon the laws and commandments of God. It can be seen in their personal letters and writings and is very evident in the official documents they wrote such as the Declaration of Independence and in our Constitution. It can be seen in the form of government they tried to establish and in the laws that they set in place. The founding of our nation was saturated with the Word of God. The Word of God is in every aspect and every precept in the early days.

Yet for as long as I can remember there has been those who will deny this very fact. There are those, sadly most of those in power today, will deny any reliance on God and His Word by our founding fathers. Folks, it takes a totally ignorant person to not see the hand of God in the founding of this nation.

Now, on this day that we remember the day that our founding fathers ratified their declaration of independence from Great Britain, who do we give the honor and glory? Do we give it our founding fathers? No. Of course not. They were simple, sinful men. We see the sins of these men. Those trying to destroy our Godly Heritage have pointed out their sins in an attempt to destroy the idea of a Godly Heritage. We give all glory and honor to God for the founding of our nation. We give God praise and admiration for guiding and directing those men who wrote of our Heavenly Father and how He was their guide and their example for founding our nation.

And lest we forget, they were not afraid to mention how none of this would have been possible without our Lord Jesus Christ. They knew without Jesus Christ man was nothing and could do nothing in this life. They were not afraid to proclaim the name of Jesus Christ and His Gospel to the nation and to write it so that the future generations would see and hear the gospel. And yet we see today the very descendants of these men deny the Lord their forefathers so bravely and boldly proclaimed.

I leave you a prayer from our first President:

“Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb and purge my heart by Thy Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of Thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in Thy fear, and dying in Thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of Thee and Thy son, Jesus Christ.”
– George Washington, Prayer

Praise ye the Lord!!!
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