Friday, July 4, 2008

Is It Merely "The Fourth Of July"?

Happy Independence day everyone!! That’s right, INDEPENDENCE day. Not just merely “the 4th of July” but the core reason for why “the 4th” is so meaningful to every American (or at least it should be!).

How soon we forget what today is really about!! It’s not just fireworks and BBQs. It’s about the day we declared our independence from the oppressive tyranny of Great Britain. How shameful it is that we should ever forget our precious freedoms and all we have been liberated from!

Contrary to what liberal America wants you to remember, we ARE a nation founded on the principles of God; principles that our forefathers fought for. It was for the freedom to worship God that they even came to America and founded this nation to begin with. It has, and always will be, worth fighting and dying for!! Why? Because Jesus first attained that freedom for US!! Galatians 5:1 says: “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

We have LIBERTY in Christ!! He has freed us from sin and death and gives us eternal life!! We are no longer weighted down by our sins and bondages. Jesus releases us from all of that!! He paid the price for us through His blood sacrifice on the cross!

That first blood is what has motivated others to be so willing to shed their own blood just so all of us can continue to be free in the faith that we cling to!! In case you didn’t realize, there are people all over the world that are persecuted and killed for their faith. There is no one to stand up for them. They have no freedom to openly and publicly declare their faith in Christ like we do.

Is there any other God so worth fighting and dying for? Is there any savior that first died for us other than Jesus? None other makes life so worth living!!

Speaking of life, today is also the monthly call for life. (get involved people!). How fitting isn’t it? Today is a day of celebration in which we take a moment to praise God and be grateful for our freedom. Yet, there are those that have no voices to praise because they have been forever silenced. Every day, it continues; despite what the forefathers wrote in the constitution that we supposedly live by. If we indeed have the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” why are our rights being stripped away? Do we not also have a provision in the constitution that says we have a right to overthrow corrupt government? Where’s that revolution people?! When do we stand up and say, “No more!! We will no longer let our moral foundation crumble and decay!! We will repent and rebuild!!” When, America, when??? Today? Tomorrow? Never?

Let today be the day that we remember and return to the godly morals we were founded on!! As you shop the special sales, watch the fireworks, eat hot dogs, and spend time with your family, take a moment to remember why it is that you have that time together. Remember that there are troops fighting across the globe to ensure that we remain free and that we aren’t bombed and terrorized because of those that hate our faith and freedom. Also remember those that are oppressed, killed, and denied their basic human rights; whether they soldiers and P.O.W., Christian martyrs, or innocent babies that never got the chance to live. Remember all of them, as well as those that are tortured inside because of the “freedom of choice” decision that they can never take back. Pray for all of them. Remember them and love them and more importantly, fight for them the way Jesus fought for us!! Let us stand together and make a difference!! God bless you all!!

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