Let Freedom Ring

“For freedom Christ has set us free.” Galatians 5:1

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The 4th of July is a day in which America celebrates its independence. We are not under the rule of any one person. We were founded on the precept of “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Those who founded our country believed that we were all created equal by God, not any one human, and our rights stemmed from Almighty God. They affirmed that all people, “are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

So, I ask you, “Why are there people who are assuming the power that only belongs to God? The leaders that were voted in by the people to protect our freedom as Americans—and more importantly as human beings—are restricting the one thing for which we were called into freedom! They have succumbed to the “world” and tried to limit access to the Word by taking prayer out of schools, disallowing Bibles in classrooms and restricting our young people by not encouraging them to know the Word of God. They have restricted the one thing that we stand for as a nation—our unalienable rights—life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—as pronounced in the Word of God, the Holy Bible.

No one can know the truth, which sets them free, if they are not acquainted with the commands of God. Our young people are lost, but they are innocent because there is no one to teach them of the One who can save them.

I remember when I was in grade school, we opened each new day in our individual class rooms with the Pledge of Allegiance, singing God Bless America, and a prayer. No one called anyone to join any particular religion or chastised each other. We recognized the mighty land in which we were blessed to live and God who made it all possible. How far we have strayed!  God have mercy! Lord have mercy!

We, as a nation are putting God to the test just as the Hebrews did and you know what happened to them—they were taken into exile not once but twice. Finally, God sent His Son as a final try to show them how much He loved them. And what happened? They put Jesus to death upon the cross. But, even that could not stop God! For Jesus is not dead! He is alive! Not only that, but He is coming again one more time to save those that believe. Those who do not will be as those who pounded on the door of the ark as the waters rose—lost forever. (Genesis 7:22)

Therefore, let us pray for the leaders of our country, that some mighty revelation will show them the path to true freedom. I believe that our God is mighty, and can soften even the hardest hearts. Let freedom ring, truly, as we all celebrate Independence Day together—all of us—and include the One who died to save us.

 

Father, bless us as a nation under Your rule that we may love You and our neighbors unequivocally. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN

 

“If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

 

Galatians 5:1, 13   I Peter 2:16, 17   John 8:31, 32   I Corinthians 7:22

Acts 15:10

 

Published by

Betty Beach-Connell

Retired UM pastor now author. I have published 2 books--Embracing The Call (God will take you to places you never imagined) and Through the Storm ("Medications" for the soul). You may visit and read more about me on my web site RevBetty.com.

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