As always I seek to use scripture to make my points. Here I’ll be using two scriptures from the Old Testament; one being very well known. ( Joshua 24:15 ) And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Also ( 1 KIngs 18:21 ) And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
These are simply two examples of the point I’d like to make. We, as a nation have come to the place in our history that if, we are going to use the slogan ( ONE NATION UNDER GOD ) we must choose and know what God that is.I’d like; at this time to say something about myself. I can come accross as very hard on pastors and Churches. That’s only because of my great burden for the people of our nation and, my desire to see truth preached and taught in every Church. In reality I stand firm on the fact the the true Church is alive and well in our nation. We, as God’s people might need to be revived and began to speak as one voice but, the country is filled with born again beleivers that love God’s word and, truly worship him as lord.
If you will notice, when Elijah ask the people the question about which God they would serve, they answered him ( not a word ). Also, Joshua appeared to be implying that ( the people seemed to think it was evil to serve the Lord. However, both men took an outright stand to show where they stood.
As people of the United States of America; do you believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven? Is he God in Flesh? Did he and, he alone come to this world to becomae a sacifice for every man’s sins?
I believe this fact with all my heart. While I respect every person’s right to choose to believe whatever thet choose to believe and, worship whatever ( god ) they choose, I believe it’s the also very important and even required that every person that stands on the fact and belief of Jesus Christ to tell those that worship ( false gods ) just how wrong they are. That’s called witnessing for Jesus Christ!
We have reached a point in our nation where we can no longer afford to worship our God in a closet, to live as he doesn’t exist within our hearts and live in the fear of persecution if we stand for his name. Right now, if you choose to ( hide your light under a bushel ), that’s a choice you make but, if we don’t stand and I mean now, we will be forced into the darkness and that not by choice.
I heard a story once and, it was said to be a true event. Along to time when Martin Luther nailed the theses on the door of the Church; there was a little old lady that the people of her Church respected her greatly. They had given her a special chair in front of the Church so she could be close to the preacher and hear him well.
One Sunday morning a stranger came in to preach. As he took the pulpit, he looked out at the people, held the Bible up and stated. We will no longer be using this book at this Church. At that point he held up another book that he declared the right choice.
When he said that; the little old lady stood up and cried, ( no we are not either ) and threw the chair at him. As the story was told, a riot broke out in that Church, the little lady got killed in the fight. However,she died standing for what she believed to be right.
It’s one thing to respect the ( gods ) of others but, quite another to simply set back and allow their mindsets to take over a nation. ( I believe ) that the blessings we as a nation have experienced over the years have brought about complacency in many believers and, that has caused us to set back, saying nothing although, in our hearts we see that things are not being done in a spiritual, Holy Ghost filled way. Another way of putting it; we have allowed a ( little god ) to replace the God we say we serve.
We, as a nation say ( ONE NATION UNDER GOD ) is that banner the blood stained banner of Jesus Christ? Is the red in our flag a representation of that blood, and the blood of those that died to keep that banner flying high? If you believe that Jesus Christ is the the God in flesh of the United States of America; will you stand and proclaim that name above all names and, proudly seek to know his will for this country?
The army of God is filled with proud people that will gladly die for his name sake. The little ( gods ) are cowards and will run in the face of opposition. ( resist the Devil and he will flee from you ). If you believe that to be true then let’s show that Jesus Christ is the God that we are one nation under. Let’s show the world and our enemies within that we are a force to be respected and will will not back down in the face of our enemies.
( Ephesians 6:11 ) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil.
The battle cry is real, we have laid down and taken off our armour, let’s stand, put our armour back on and show that we are ( ONE NATION UNDER ) the true and living God!
2 Timothy 1 :7