Showing posts with label July 4. Show all posts
Showing posts with label July 4. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

America - we need the Lord. He alone is our help and our salvation. Now. - A special edition of Now Think On This by Steve Martin.

America - we need the Lord. Now.
He alone is our help and our salvation.

July 4, 2017

In this special edition of Now Think On This, my heart years for the salvation of the Lord coming to our USA, this United States of America. 

From the beginning, this vast, rich-in-provision land, first given to the First Nations (formerly known as the American Indians), and then the Puritans, the Pilgrims, the Jews, Catholics, plus many forsaken people from many nations looking for a new start and safety, has been set aside for His purposes.

This beautiful land, a mighty blessing, and a haven for many from far and wide, was then purposed and built upon by a people brought together by the Lord Himself, our Father God.

This is the land in which our Founding Fathers gave their lives, resources, and established, using sound, biblical values to form a government - that which our US Constitution is based.

This is the land...O God bless our land! we repent of our sins, turn from our wicked ways, and seek the Living God of Israel; the same God who inspired and moved on hearts of men and women to come to America.

Today, and every day, let us seek the Lord's face; let us pray like we have never prayed before; let us give thanks that we are still standing, still being a beacon of light in the darkness.

O Lord we cry out to You! 

O Lord, come and heal our land that You have given to us!

We need the Lord more than ever. He alone is our help and our salvation.

With all my love for Jesus and His purposes,

Now think on this,

Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.

Here is a special song I want to share with you today. The Lord Jesus, Yeshua, the Savior of the world, is worthy of all our praise. As we seek the Lord Yeshua, His love will bring hope, healing, and maintain our freedom for our children, grandchildren, and our homes. 

We need Him so desperately this day.

Transformation Church worship team - "Holy, Holy/Glory Is Beautiful/Nothing But The Blood of Jesus/Worthy Is The Lamb" medley. Video filmed by Steve Martin - to give appreciation to and love for those we support, through Love For His People, Inc.

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Todah rabah! (Hebrew – Thank you very much.) Please share Now Think On This with your friends. Steve Martin

Now Think On This (Special Edition) - In the Year of our Lord 7.04.17 - #298 – “America – We Need the Lord.” – Tuesday, 5:30 am 

And a special appreciative shout out is given to all the men and women, past and present, who have sacrificed their lives for the America. 

We salute those who serve now, protecting our freedoms, to keep us safe, and those we help in other nations.

We SALUTE the men and women of the US Army, Navy, 
Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

We love you! Thank you very much!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Just Like Our Founders 241 Years Ago, We Need To Unashamedly Declare That Our Rights Come To Us From God - Michael Snyder THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE BLOG

Posted: 02 Jul 2017  Michael Snyder  THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE BLOG

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July?  

If you were to ask average people on the street this question, many of them would mumble something about “independence”, but the truth is that most Americans would not be able to tell you clearly why it is a holiday.  According to Wikipedia, the 4th of July “is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776.”  

Unfortunately, most Americans have never read the Declaration of Independence, and if a similar document was authored today it would be banned from our public schools because it mentions God four times.  We have allowed the liberal elite to gain such a stranglehold over our society that even our most cherished founding principles have become politically incorrect.

If you ask most Americans to quote from the Declaration of Independence, almost everyone will give you something from this sentence…

We hold these truths to be self-evident, 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.

This is one of the most famous sentences in the English language, but do most of us still proudly believe this?

And if you happen to be someone that does not believe in God, then where do your rights come from?

If they come from men, then men can take them away.  But if they come from God, then nobody can take them away.  This is a point that President Trump brought up in a major speech that he just delivered to a group of veterans
Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator. Our rights are given to us by God, and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. That is why my administration is transferring power out of Washington and returning that power back where it belongs to the people,” Trump said.
“Our religious liberty is enshrined in the very first amendment in the Bill of Rights. The American founders invoked our creator four times in the Declaration of Independence,” said Trump. “Benjamin Franklin reminded his colleagues at the Constitutional Convention to begin by bowing their heads in prayer. Inscribed on our currency are the words: ‘In God We Trust.’”
It is so refreshing to hear a president talk like this, because these days most of our politicians are so careful to be politically-correct.  And I am not just talking about Democrats.  Many politicians that are supposedly “conservative” seem quite uncomfortable when matters of faith come up, and if you can get them to talk about God they usually want to switch topics as quickly as possible.

But in the old days, Republicans and Democrats both acknowledged the importance of faith in our society.  The following comes from an excellent article by Dr. Gary Scott Smith
Dwight Eisenhower insisted that the Founding Fathers “wrote their religious faith into our founding documents, stamped their trust in God upon our coins and currency, [and] put it squarely at the base of our institutions.” They strove to obey God’s commandments, live in freedom, and create a prosperous country. “The knowledge that God is the source of all power,” Eisenhower maintained, gave birth to and sustained America. Human dignity depended on the God-given rights that were “eloquently stated” in the Declaration of Independence.
Faith in Almighty God, John F. Kennedy contended, “was a dominant power in the lives of our Founding Fathers.” He urged Americans to “dwell upon the deep religious convictions of those who formed our nation.”
Ronald Reagan repeatedly stressed the religious commitments of the Founding Fathers, especially their contention that the United States would flourish only if its people acted morally. The founders, he declared, “believed faith in God was the key to our being a good people and America’s becoming a great nation.” Reagan regularly recounted how the founders, especially Washington, had relied on God in leading the nation. The Declaration of Independence, Reagan claimed, expressed America’s recognition of God’s power and authority. He noted that Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison all accentuated God’s providential guidance and the importance of prayer. The Founding Fathers ensured that Congress began each day with prayer, Reagan proclaimed, because they valued prayer so highly.
Of course in our day and time teens are actually being threatened with arrest for praying in school.

If we truly want to restore our Republic, we can’t throw out the principles and values that the Republic was founded upon.  The First Amendment guarantees that there will never be an official state church and that we will always get to worship God the way that we want, but there is absolutely nothing in there that says we must have a godless government.  On the contrary, our founders were more influenced by the Bible than any other book, and they quoted from it more than any other book.  Dr. Daniel L. Dreisbach is the author of “Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers“, and I have used this quote from him previously, but I wanted to use it again here because it fits my point perfectly…
The founders, as I document in my new book “Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers,” lived in a biblically literate society. Their many quotations from and allusions to both familiar and obscure biblical texts confirm that they knew the Bible from cover to cover. Biblical language and themes liberally seasoned their rhetoric. The phrases and intonations of the King James Bible, especially, influenced their written and spoken words. Its ideas shaped their habits of mind.
The Bible left its mark on their political culture. Legislative debates, pamphlets and political sermons of the age are replete with quotations from and allusions to the Bible. Following an extensive survey of American political literature from 1760 to 1805, political scientist Donald S. Lutz reported that the Bible was cited more frequently than any European writer or even any European school of thought, such as Enlightenment liberalism. Approximately one-third of all citations in the literature he surveyed were to the Bible. The book of Deuteronomy alone was the most frequently cited work, followed by Montesquieu’s “The Spirit of the Laws.” In fact, Deuteronomy was referenced nearly twice as often as Locke’s writings, and the Apostle Paul was mentioned about as frequently as Montesquieu.
The biggest reason why our federal government is such a mess today is because it has pushed God completely out of the picture.

So instead of defending life, our nation has murdered nearly 60 million children since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.

Instead of defending liberty, the control freaks at the federal level are suffocating us with hundreds of thousands of laws, rules and regulations, and if you throw in the state and local levels, the number of laws, rules and regulations governing us is in the millions.

And instead of promoting the pursuit of happiness, all of us have to work several months each year just to pay the dozens of different taxes and fees that various levels of government impose on all of us.  But we don’t actually have to have such a system.  If we got rid of our debt-based financial system and went to a much smaller federal government, we could abolish the income tax, the IRS and the Federal Reserve.

Government is not the solution to our problems.

As Ronald Reagan once famously said, government is the problem.

If we work together, we can dismantle the monstrous federal bureaucracy that the liberal elite have spent decades constructing, and we can restore the Republic that our founders risked everything to establish.

It won’t be easy, but we can get there, and the first step is getting back to the principles and values that made America great in the first place.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 4th - Christian Quotes of the Founding Fathers

This is what they really said. And they didn't "separate" church and state. Steve Martin, Editor

Christian Quotes of the Founding Fathers - Quotes on Christianity, Faith, Jesus and the Bible

By Mary Fairchild, Guide

Declaration of Independence Image: Photodisc / Getty Images

No one can deny that many of the founding fathers of the United States of America were men of deep religious convictions based in the Bible and their Christian faith in Jesus Christ. Of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, nearly half (24) held seminary or Bible school degrees.

These Christian quotes of the founding fathers will give you an overview of their strong moral and spiritual convictions which helped form the foundations of our nation and our government.

George Washington
1st U.S. President

"While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian."
--The Writings of Washington, pp. 342-343.

John Adams
2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

"Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God ... What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be."
--Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, Vol. III, p. 9.

"The general principles, on which the Fathers achieved independence, were the only Principles in which that beautiful Assembly of young Gentlemen could Unite, and these Principles only could be intended by them in their address, or by me in my answer. And what were these general Principles? 

I answer, the general Principles of Christianity, in which all these Sects were United: And the general Principles of English and American Liberty, in which all those young Men United, and which had United all Parties in America, in Majorities sufficient to assert and maintain her Independence.

"Now I will avow, that I then believe, and now believe, that those general Principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence and Attributes of God; and that those Principles of Liberty, are as unalterable as human Nature and our terrestrial, mundane System."
--Adams wrote this on June 28, 1813, excerpt from a letter to Thomas Jefferson.

"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. 

It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever."
--Adams wrote this in a letter to his wife, Abigail, on July 3, 1776.

Thomas Jefferson
3rd U.S. President, Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; 

That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event."
--Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237.

"I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ."
--The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, p. 385.

John Hancock
1st Signer of the Declaration of Independence

"Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. ... Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us."
--History of the United States of America, Vol. II, p. 229.

Benjamin Franklin
Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Unites States Constitution

"Here is my Creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshipped.

"That the most acceptable service we render to him is in doing good to his other children. That the soul of man is immortal, and will be treated with justice in another life respecting its conduct in this. These I take to be the fundamental points in all sound religion, and I regard them as you do in whatever sect I meet with them.

"As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and his religion, as he left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see;

"But I apprehend it has received various corrupting changes, and I have, with most of the present dissenters in England, some doubts as to his divinity; though it is a question I do not dogmatize upon, having never studied it, and think it needless to busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an opportunity of knowing the truth with less trouble. 

I see no harm, however, in its being believed, if that belief has the good consequence, as probably it has, of making his doctrines more respected and more observed; especially as I do not perceive, that the Supreme takes it amiss, by distinguishing the unbelievers in his government of the world with any peculiar marks of his displeasure."
--Benjamin Franklin wrote this in a letter to Ezra Stiles, President of Yale University on March 9, 1790.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

The Great Eagle Shall Rise Again

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A Prophetic Newsletter

By Karla Shrake

June 20, 2013,Volume 19

And the Lord Roars from Zion...And utters His voice from Jerusalem."
Joel 3:16

"The Lord utters His Voice before
His Army;
Surely His camp is Very Great,
For Strong is he who Carries out His Word."

Joel 2:11

The Great Eagle Shall Rise Again

Part 1

by Karla Shrake

June 20, 2013

"My dear America you have seen both good times and bad but you must understand this is your prophetic hour to wake up for I am beginning to reveal Myself to many across this great land," says your Founder-Father. "This is the hour to search for Me with all your heart and to heed My word with great diligence and care.

 As you do you will find the deliverance and healing you are in such desperate need of. The hour is short and you must respond quickly for the prophetic wheels of time and eternity are turning and the appointed hour of deliverance has begun," exhorts your loving Father.

Time to Rouse from your Comfort-Nests:
"Yes American church I understand your joints, shoulders and muscles have become stiff and even atrophied from so many years of dryness, lethargy and ease. Now is the time to forsake business as usual and the comfort of your nests.

I am coming to awaken you so that you will remember who you are, the greatness that I your covenant Father imparted to from your inception so long ago. You must again lift up your eyes toward heaven so that your spiritual understanding, reasoning and true identity will return. I have called you to be My humble and obedient ones to represent My father's heart of love for the lost and dying in your own country as well as around the globe."

The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail:

"Yes it is true the very gates of hell are battering against you yet again and again with great ferocity even as hurricane winds and waves batter the coastline, but know that they will not prevail against you My faithful ones. You must learn to continually hide yourself in Me and in My latter-day purposes for this is where you will find protection and victory."

"As you learn to truly hide yourself in Me you will discover that I will shield you from the batterings and beatings that hell is spewing forth with such great intensity. Humble yourselves, seek Me while I may be found and stay under the shelter of My strong, eternal wings. Hide yourself in that secret place of intimate fellowship with Me," exhorts your loving Father. "But do not become comfortable for I am moving suddenly and frequently in this critical hour of preparation therefore you must be prepared to move quickly with Me."

Lean into My Faithfulness:

"You must turn toward Me My beloved Eagle and stretch forth the wings of your faith, trusting in Me as your Father-Founder once again. As you lean into Me in this dark hour you will encounter My covenant faithfulness and the lifting of My Spirit."

"Take courage dear ones as the winds of heaven are stirring across this great land as I your Maker have a plan and a purpose from long ago. I am the Alpha and the Omega, and I know the end from the beginning. Find your your strength in Me and in the power of My might, for truly My might has no end." (Part II coming in next week's newsletter.)

*Note from author Karla Shrake:

The above are excerpts taken from the last section of my book "Mantles of Glory,

this section received and penned in 1999. As the author I have taken liberty in making changes, edits and additions to the original text, although the essence of the message remains the same.

Davidic Warriors

Dear Friends and Fellow-Patriots,

The Lord quickened to me to go back and reread the last section of my book "Mantles" about America, that part written 14 years ago.  As we are three weeks away from July 4th, the anniversary of our liberty, I felt He wanted to release a word of perspective, encouragement and exhortation to us and to those this word might be forwarded to.  This is not just about patriotism, it is about His kingdom plans and purposes for our country - that they be fulfilled and not aborted.  

I pray this word will stir the hearts of many to pray and fast for our country and for the leaders of the Body of Christ in America.  Ultimately a nation is ruled by the righteous who bow before Him in faith and humility.   So let us pray that His children would take their rightful places as they kneel before Him in the courtroom of heaven where our Righteous Judge rules according to the everlasting covenant.   Let us stand in agreement with the Mayflower Compact and many other founders and believers who shed both tears and blood for a land of liberty based on the Bible and on The Lamb's eternal sacrifice, the only way to true and lasting liberty.

Blessings to all in the Davidic Warrior prayer-fasting-decree family for although we are decreeing in a hidden and private way, it is divinely powerful for the establishing of His plan and Kingdom in our lives, destinies and families.  May your heart's desires come to pass quickly and surely in this season as He richly rewards faithfulness and devotion to Him.  Know that you are remembered and honored not only in heaven but on earth as well.
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