Monday, July 5, 2010
The Spirit of America
The true Spirit of America has not been seen for many years, but it is not dead. Most "mom and pop"s have been distracted working hard to raising their family. They were busy going to ball games, celebrating family occasions, improving in their jobs, and making sure their children got a good education. The Spirit of America by those currently in power in Washington DC is totally misunderstood and underestimated.
Daniel Webster rightly noted: "God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it."
Simple everyday people, your neighbor, friend, and co-worker, have not taken time to be involved in politics because they didn't seek power over others, scheme to steal money from citizens and fellow neighbors, desire to give working people's money to those who would not work, think it was necessary to keep the already green planet green, or to make a fortune keeping the frozen ice caps frozen. They made sure their children had new shoes when the holes appeared, a cake for their birthday, and support in their activities like sports, dance, and music.
But the sleeping GIANT of America has awoken!
About 100 million Americans voted in the Presidential election of 2008, 200 million did not. Now some of this amount are too young too vote or just wont if their life depended on it (and it just may!)....
Something new is happening. Americans are becoming informed. They are watching news, reading blogs and studying books. They are learning the real history of their country they never heard before in any public school classroom, and they are determined to take their country back from the "law ignoring" lying politicians who are bankrupting our country and tearing apart the foundation of what our constitution established.
For many years Americans have lost their course. They have been wild spenders and debtors. They thought they could make it on their own without God. Killing children with abortion became commonly accepted, even allowing the murder of the infant as soon as he/she was delivered, in partial birth abortion. Sleeping in on Sunday and taking in the football game was more common than reading the Bible and sacrificing when God asked. The tide is turning. Americans have been shaken awake ... they can only ignore injustice so long... that time has come!
Pastors are slowly but surely calling pew-warmers to get serious about their walk with God and to repent for our sin, both personal and National.
Our borders are broken and our citizens are at risk. Wars are battling in our border towns. Our brave young men are fighting overseas in a war that has become political putting their lives in danger. Idol worship temples are being built in many towns in the name of tolerance. American babies are being murdered through abortion. The Federal Government has become a money-sucking octopus illegally taking over every part of life.
Our children are being indoctrinated revisionist history about how horrible American forefathers behaved and have been forced to swallow the lie that people evolved from apes billions of years ago without any Intelligent Design by God. And now we have a President that believes it is his duty to steal money from the rich and to give it to his cronies and the "poor" lazy people who wont get up and work for a living.
The American mindset has a particular genius - We are not defeated by obstacles and we accomplish "impossibles" with great efficiency fueled by our belief that with the Almighty God this statement is truth: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13). We believe all people are just under one Creator God, and everyone is under the rule of common laws. Life is just, not fair. It always has been and always will be.
Americans know when humans are touched by Divine power greatness is released. This is the greatest success factor in any undertaking. Victory is the only American cry from the patriots' heart, they do not except defeat, because they know to get back up, stand with God and go again in a way that is right in His eyes. Surrender to difficulties in life is not part of the American mentality. We are survivors, and will make the most out of what little we have when survival requires it. Our secret of our achievement is faith in God. We positively know God's will triumphs in and through us when we are obedient to His Word.
We must never forget - "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!" America will rise again to be the greatest Nation on earth and will lead others to experience freedom under God.
Are you ready to take the pledge of those who stood up to make the colonies free from the overbearing, life-controlling, restrictive Governing of the British King? Can you pledge these words that are at the bottom of our Declaration of Independence as the original signers did for this Nation?
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
It takes courage, honor and love. Do you, by the grace of God, possess what it takes?