7-22-14 Jesus Christ the Great Governor of the Universe
Part 1 Do you Know This Jesus?
Everything has always been all about Jesus, is about Jesus now and always will be about Jesus. America is suffering greatly now because the sovereignty of Jesus is not understood and America will suffer until the sovereignty of Christ is understood and/or Christ’s church leads America back to Christ. Just about everyone in America desires prosperity and peace but most Americans do not understand they cannot have these blessings without adhering to the Biblical principles of the universes creator and governor, Jesus Christ.
What follows are some of the way Jesus Christ governs the world that may be unknown to today’s New Testament Christians.
Most Christians know the story about how the Israelites were led out of Egypt with the Lord’s help but do they understand Jesus, the Angel of God, was there directing the escape? Exodus 14:19-20 NASB The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. 20 So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night. On the Egyptian side of the cloud there was total darkness and on the Israel’s side, there was light and it was from Jesus! Can you imagine the comfort this light was to the Israelites? They knew the Egyptian army was right there on the other side of the cloud but the light let them see they were safe as they waited for the Lord’s wind to separate the waters for them to cross the Red Sea.
The story of Jesus governance goes on in verses 24 and 25: 24 At the morning watch, the LORD looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. 25 He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from Israel, for the LORD is fighting for them against the Egyptians.
Just as Jesus was there when the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, he was there as the Israelites went into the promise land. Joshua 5:13-15 13 Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?” 14 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15 The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. We know this was Jesus because Joshua was told to remove his sandals because the ground was Holy. Mere angels would not let anyone worship them. That Joshua knew Jesus was evident when told I indeed come now as captain of the host of the Lord. And so we learn of the many roles of Jesus Christ, the Great Governor.
Still not convinced Jesus was all these things? What follows is a really powerful testimony of Christ’s leadership and governorship of Israel with both blessings and punishment. Judges 2:1-5: Now the angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he said, “I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land which I have sworn to your fathers; and I said, ‘I will never break My covenant with you, 2 and as for you, you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall tear down their altars.’ But you have not obeyed Me; what is this you have done? 3 Therefore I also said, ‘I will not drive them out before you; but they will become as thorns in your sides and their gods will be a snare to you.’” 4 When the angel of the LORD spoke these words to all the sons of Israel, the people lifted up their voices and wept. 5 So they named that place Bochim; and there they sacrificed to the LORD. As you read trough Judges you will find case after case of how Jesus punished Israel for not following His directions.
In the preceding we learn how Jesus personally appeared to all Israel after he came up to Bochin, doesn’t that make you wonder when you read statements like this a little later in Judges 11:11 Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and chief over them; and Jephthah spoke all his words before the LORD at Mizpah whether he spoke them in person to the Lord?
Here is an example of Jesus as the Lord of Israel punishing Israel and manipulating people like Sampson so He can in turn punish the Philistines for how they treated the Israelites! Judges 13:1 Now the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD, so that the LORD gave them into the hands of the Philistines forty years. Now look at these first four verses of Judges 14:1-4 Then Samson went down to Timnah and saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines. 2 So he came back and told his father and mother, “I saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, get her for me as a wife.” 3 Then his father and his mother said to him, “Is there no woman among the daughters of your relatives, or among all our people, that you go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for she looks good to me.” 4 However, his father and mother did not know that it was of the LORD, for He was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines were ruling over Israel. Not only did the Lord use Sampson in His governance, the Lord gave Sampson his strength!
I am amazed when I see how cognizant of the Lord’s governance the founders where and how easily Satan’s people took this knowledge from America as the church remained pretty much silent. Many of the founders cautioned America about not adhering to the Lord’s ways. Here is a selection from George Washington’s Inaugural Address of 1789 and please note how it is all about Jesus Christ, the Great Governor of the Universe: –it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be suppressed. You will join with me I trust in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free Government can more auspiciously commence — it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be suppressed. You will join with me I trust in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free Government can more auspiciously commence.
Wow – If only America still felt that way about Christ’s governance! On the other hand, how can America survive not knowing there is a Great Governor who has laid down standards that must be adhered to if a nation is to prosper and have security and maintain their peace and freedom. America became one of Christ’s top Nations by acknowledging and following the Great Governors ways and then America rebelled and fell.
My e book is America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen is available at Amazon and where e books are sold.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com
7-22-14 Jesus Christ the Great Governor of the Universe
Obama has fundamentally changed America just as he promised and the church could have stopped if it were the Bastian of Truth Christ intended it to be. Without Christ’s Church protesting all the untruths taking hold in America; America has fallen even further into the pit it has dug as a nation which works hard at ignoring God. A nation that has forbidden military chaplains not to pray in the name of Jesus and teachers not to pray with students! Psalm 9:But the LORD abides forever; He has established His throne for judgment ,8 And He will judge the world in righteousness; He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity. 15 The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught. 16 The LORD has made Himself known; He has executed judgment. In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared.
If America had not stopped using God’s Word as the source of truth, America would not have fallen but instead America fell for the myth of separation of church and state and after swallowing this untruth, America choose Satan’s political correctness as our guide to good behavior and it has led to disaster as Psalm 2 promises and just as Christ’s Church could have predicted had it chose to do so. The problem is that the church had also chosen political correctness lest the church offend someone and insisted on staying out of Satan’s politics sweeping the land and so America fell and fell hard.
Since I seem to be alone in writing about America being a fallen nation, let me tell you how it happened. First off, the fundamental change that Obama has brought about is this, upright Americans now fear what the government can do to them just as the Bible predicts when it tells us: Proverbs 28:12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves and so we now find the righteous without much of a voice in a fallen nation. Think of it, America has fallen from a government by the people and for the people to a government the upright fear because we see the haughtiness of those who rule over us and their constant battle against our Christianity. Lois Lerner punishing American conservatives and supposedly then losing her e mails that might prove it is no problem for any of America’s media except Fox! The unabashed biases we face today are nothing short of astounding.
Just this past week, America’s congressmen were told by those in government, which should be under their over sight, that they could not see what the government is doing with the refuges coming across the border! Another fundamental change Obama has brought is America’s fallen status in the world. This was a headline last Thursday: In a stunning development Mexican President Nieto and Guatemalan President Molina announce cooperation on getting Central American refugees through Mexico and into the US as if America no longer had any choice in whom crosses our border and with Obama in charge, we don’t! With Obama ignoring America’s constitution and no one stopping him, what else can America expect? This week, a young illegal told the border guards you are going to be here a long time as there are thousands behind us.
Jesus Christ, the Great Governor of the Universe, is the head over all government and assures that nations get the government they deserve as outlined in Colossians 1:15-17. An example is way back there in Genesis 15. When the Governor of the Universe was telling Moses what land the Israelites would be given he said they could not yet be given the land of the Amorites: Verse 16 Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.” America needs to face the hard truth which is Obama could not have been elected if America were not a fallen nation. You might wonder: Why would the Great Governor, Jesus Christ, let Obama have America? If we look at America’s problem with the truth since America thumbed our collective nose at Christ’s rule and took prayer and the Bible out of public schools in 1963, we can see why.
At the time America fell, there was basically one press and it was liberal and it decided that while the sexual dalliances of President Kennedy and Johnson were entertaining to them, it was none of Americas business since it was their men. These same people, in their warped sense of fairness sought out girls Nixon had dated to see if this Quaker had tried to put a hand on them! After America fell, all things sexual including teenage pregnancy, venereal decease and other items headed skyward. As did divorce and American families suffered greatly; but, America did not learn from it. When Bill Clinton, a fan of John Kennedy, sexual dalliances became known, the same press and this time with American concurrence decided tsk, tsk, doesn’t everyone lie about sex and showed so little regard for uprightness and truth that America elected him president anyway and he was elected on the lie, it’s the economy stupid? After the election when this same liberal mass media had to admit the economy wasn’t that bad, they forgave the lie by saying that Clinton just did what he had to do to get elected!
In the late fifties, frank Sinatra sang Love and Marriage, you can’t have one without the other, while Holly Wood made moralistic family movies and practiced a high degree of self censorship. Shortly after the fall, Holly Wood made movies like the Flim-Flam Man celebrating dishonesty and started making more sexually explicite movies to compete with the porn industry! Some music even celebrated deviate sex and killing cops!
This leads us to the election of the liar Obama as president. Obama lies and to the degree that Americans like us have no idea if we can believe anything he states. We know his promises cannot be trusted; beginning with his would be the most open presidency ever. He promised that even as he was spending millions hiding his past. I knew America was in trouble when only the Tea Party was pronouncing the truth about Obama and they were disliked by the Republican Party! In case you do not understand why liberals are scared to death of the Tea party and vilify them at every turn it is because they know the truth and try to spread it and they are largely conservative Christians who enjoy praying together. Liberals have no reason to fear having to go along to get along with Republicans and Christ’s Church and that is really sad because the nation cannot survive without some group applying the brakes and Christ’s Church speaking out on moral standards.
I fear not being able to keep my doctor because my doctors have already tried many things to help me and they know what will not help me. If I cannot keep my doctors, I am headed for a constant effort of explaining how what is normally prescribed will not work for me and I suspect the same is true for all kinds of people. There is no hope for any kind of efficiency in health care unless people can keep their own doctors.
Before Obama was elected I knew that he had problems with America’s governing constitution in that it just sets America free and does not say what all the government must do for people, including people who do not want to take care of themselves! What these radicals like Obama want the government to do for their clientele is an unending list. If it hasn’t happened all ready, free housing, Obama phones, food, health care will lead to free cars and any other thing this clientele think they deserve like free vacations. Before his election, I also knew that as an Illinois state senator, Obama proposed a bill making euthanasia of children legal and was the only one who voted for it.
It is elementary America, you cannot have truth unless both you and Christ’s Church insist on it and that cannot happen with silence. This needs to be America’s prayer: Psalm 108:12 Oh give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain.
Wake up America, you cannot be free without the truth and Obama is hiding the truth from you and enjoys doing it. He just loved flying around the country telling people if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor! John 8:32 instructs us, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. America, you are being enslaved with constant lies and big government and you cannot be free without Christ and the truth He brings and that will take repentance, prayer, revival and a change in Christ’s Church. America did not win our independence from Britain without the help of the pastors of that time and Christ’s Church, nor can America keep our freedom without their and Christ’s help now.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com
My e book is America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen available at Amazon and other e book sites.
When we celebrated Independence Day on July 4th we basically celebrated what the Lord gave us as our founding fathers testified. Now that Liberals are busy tearing down what the Lord gave us through our founding fathers, I’m wondering what kind of outrages many in the nation will want to celebrate in the future.
To appreciate the freedoms we received at our founding, when Christ set us free, we must compare them with some of the stupid decisions that are enslaving us today. Our founders never gave anyone freedom from the guilt of sinful living because they followed the Bible and that is something the Bible does not do apart from repentance and returning to the Lord.
We live in an age that acts like the Lord is not watching; but, Proverbs 15:3 tells us: The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good. This admonition applies to both the world and the Church; but, it seems to me that while the world is pretty much ignoring this admonition, so does the Church when it refuses to be involved in stopping evil politics while it pretends one candidate is as evil as the other!
I remembered this scripture while in this morning’s men’s Bible study from Genesis 15:16 on how the Lord is not only watching but keeping score. If you get one thing right in life, please let it be getting to know and loving Life’s Score Keeper because only He can forgive your sins! The Lord had told Moses that the Israelites could not yet have the land of the Amorites because the Amorite’s sin had not yet met full measure but God knew the day it would be full measure! Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.
Some of you may argue with me about whether or not America rebelled and became a fallen nation; but, if we look at some of the hair brained decisions this nation has made since our fall in 1963, it points to a fall. Let us look at some of the decisions made since America rebelled:
The taking of innocent life was approved in America in 1973! Abortion is the slaughter of a totally innocent life for the so called well being of another which may not be the mother but the boyfriend or parents or others. Sacrificing an innocent life for another is so foreign to the Lord that when the Bible tells about the Israelites sacrificing children by passing them trough fire while worshipping Molech, the Lord said that was something that never even entered His mind! Jeremiah 32:25 They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
Talk about a fallen nation. The taking of an innocent life hardly came up as abortion was approved based on a woman’s right to privacy! Do any of you recall this scripture being an issue? I Corinthians 6:19-20 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. Or this from Exodus 23:7 — do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty. This is why women who have had abortion cannot be free of sadness afterward.
Hardly a day passes when there are one or more attempts by Liberals to deny someone their basic rights and often children are the victims because they love to Lord it over children. In 2004, a boy was told he could not share his present of a candy cane for each child in his class with a message on its connection to Christ. When the school officials were initially defeated for saying no, they went to the defense that little kids do not have First Amendment Rights! Since 2004, it has become more apparent that we Americans live in a nation where we don’t have any rights unless the Liberals grant it.
The founders based our laws and institutions on the wisdom in the Bible. They kept homosexuality the unspeakable problem. The Bible condemns homosexuality in many places, such as all the Israelites that had to die battling the tribe of Benjamin over one homosexual incident (see the last three chapters of Judges). I may be in trouble here for quoting the Bible! Paul said Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals in 1 Corinthians 6:9 and Christ confirmed it in Revelation 21:8 But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
Look at this garbage that came out of the left when the Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby did not have to provide for four of the twenty birth control medications that could cause a baby to be aborted:
Hillary Clinton “It’s very troubling that a salesclerk at Hobby Lobby who needs contraception, which is pretty expensive, is not going to get that service through her employer’s health-care plan because her employer doesn’t think she should be using contraception.” To Hillary, it seems the right to contraception is a constitutional right. The founders were not into the government giving benefits and even made fun of the idea! Hillary, that is why you cannot find the right to free contraceptives or any other monetary benefits in the Constitution for other than veterans. But on the other hand, who pays attention to the Constitution any more, certainly not the president we have now.
Way back before he ran for election I knew things about Obama that really upset me. Such, as when an Illinois senator, he sponsored a bill allowing euthanasia of children and then was the sole voter for it. He was a professor of the Constitution but his major complaint against the Constitution was because it did not promise what it had to do for the people. Somehow he missed that America was not founded as a socialistic country.
Which leads me to the decision America made concerning this man, who had never run anything, would somehow be good for America! Isn’t it too bad that America’s mass media chose not to out this Flim Flam Man running for president?
If the preceding decisions are not the decisions of a fallen nation, I have no idea what would constitute a fallen nation.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com My e book is America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen is available at Amazon and other e book outlets.
7-2-14 America Should Be Celebrating Christ on July 4th
There would be no America had it not been for Christ seeing and blessing those who led to America’s founding just as Colossians promises in 1:15-17 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Christ is the author of America and brought about the once freest nation on earth through His people. There would be no America if not for the involvement of His pastors in early American politics.
Scripture tells us Christ knew us before we had one day and knew all the days allotted to us. Psalm 139:16-17 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. 17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! If Christ authors nations, He does so by who will be in that nation. That you were born in what was the freest Christian nation should give you reason to celebrate Christ as it was all His doing.
When did Christ know of America? Before creation of course! Christ knew America and who would bless America’s founding and that we would be in America or scripture is in correct.
Let us look at a few things to celebrate this July 4th.
For ages people were enslaved by Bibles chained to pulpits that were only read and interpreted by Priest speaking in Latin. When Wycliffe interpreted the Bible into English he wrote in the flyleaf of that Bible, “This Bible is translated and shall make possible a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Abraham Lincoln reminded Americans of this in his world famous Gettysburg speech when he said America was built on the proposition that all people are equal which is a Biblical idea.
Christopher Columbus said he was led by the Holy Spirit to find a people not yet evangelized! After he wrote, It was the Lord who put into my mind (I could feel His hand upon me) he testified, No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Savior, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service. The working out of all things has been assigned to each person by our Lord, but it all happens according to His sovereign will even though He gives advice. He lacks nothing that it is in the power of men to give him. Oh what a gracious Lord, who desires that people should perform for Him those things for which He holds Himself responsible! Day and night moment by moment, everyone should express to Him their most devoted gratitude. Isn’t it neat that Christopher Columbus tells us to give Christ the glory?
The Jamestown settlers, the first colony in America, also trusted in the Lord. As the first rays of sunlight peaked through the Virginia forest surrounding the Jamestown settlement, colonist walked quietly through the morning mist to join their chaplain in prayer. Under an old, tattered sail, Rev. Robert Hunt led the settlers in intercession twice a day — every day — as they sought God for wisdom, provision, and protection. In fact, the first official act by the English in the New World was a corporate prayer. Devotion to God would remain a central element of everyday life in the Virginia colony for years to come.
So did the Pilgrims before they left the Mayflower they compacted: In the name of God, Amen — Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation —.
That America was founded by Christians for Christian is beyond doubt. This is the first document representing anything resembling a federal government from when the New England colonist came together to form a confederation:
The Articles of Confederation of the United Colonies of New England; May 19, 1643
Whereas we all came into these parts of America with one and the same end and aim, namely, to advance the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ and to enjoy the liberties of the Gospel in purity with peace; and whereas in our settling (by a wise providence of God)—-
Imagine this on Christ’s Church of today which is trying to keep out of politics because it might offend someone! Patrick Henrys famous political speech on give me liberty or give me death was at St. John’s Church, Richmond, Virginia March 23, 1775 and in the speech he noted that he, “speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve” and Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offence, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings and he knew he was in Christ’s Church! He also intimated that God was all America had left but that was enough: — we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us! They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? —- Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations — Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! And God did that very thing; God forbade that the British keep their hold on America and gave us freedom.
George Washington in his October 3, 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation requested by congress said, — it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor —. George Washington gave all the credit to Jesus Christ. How about you, Christian? How about you Church?
No matter what the government, no matter what the politics, everything is all about Jesus Christ, The Great Governor of the Universe, it has always been so and it will always be that way. Get out of the way unbelievers!
For much more on all this see my e book America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com
6-24-14 America’s Problems are Spiritual
I never thought that I would see the day when the arrogance of America’s leadership was at the same level as a Godless communist state where both depend on lies to govern! Nor did I think the hell fire and damnation preaching so predominate in American churches in the early sixties would become mostly silence on major spiritual issues plaguing our nation and leading to our destruction.
Please, can anyone explain to me why the arrogance of deliberate lies like you can keep your doctor if you like your doctor is not as evil as those aren’t my troops in Ukraine? Both are bald faced lies to gullible people and depend on a biased press with the same agenda as this evil leadership and are only made possible by a silent church. Can you believe this? Lois Lerner’s lost e mails are only an ongoing news item on Fox News and hardly ever or never heard about on ABC, NBC, or CBS news! Why not be dishonest and manipulate the people if there is little or no penalty for it and much to be gained with lies if you are a liberal with a hidden agenda?
So where is the church in this battle between truth and evil? Evidently it is caught up in the concerns of this world of being afraid of offending errant people! How is that possible with scripture like this? Matthew 16:16-19 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”
It is tragic that this problem of Satan’s arrogance and dishonesty ruling America cannot be defeated with a call to national prayer led by a united church. The church appears to be unwilling to be part of the partnership with the forces of heaven in resolving this problem because the liberal churches are political and the conservative churches do not want to offend the liberals! Is Satan slick or what? With half the churches controlled by Satan’s politics and the other half afraid to offend Satan’s liberals, is it any wonder that we have the dishonest leadership we have? How far America has descended from our founding when it was the political leadership that often called for days of prayer and fasting!
In Joshua, where the Lord was leading Israel and winning battles for them; we have this scripture about how the Lord would not help Israel defeat much smaller Ai after the victory at Jericho: Joshua 7:10-12: 10 So the LORD said to Joshua, “Rise up! Why is it that you have fallen on your face? 11 Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. And they have even taken some of the things under the ban and have both stolen and deceived. Moreover, they have also put them among their own things. 12 Therefore the sons of Israel cannot stand before their enemies; they turn their backs before their enemies, for they have become accursed. I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy the things under the ban from your midst. Note: when the Lord accused Israel of this, evidently only one man had done it; but, also note the Bible promises His justice is always fair. After all, justice is just that, fair and the Lord watches over justice. Psalm 89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.
Our founders understood this problem of leaving the Lord’s guidance and that is why they frequently called for days of repentance and fasting and it kept America from failing and helped them become the freest and most prosperous nation on earth. Can you imagine our current leadership uniting in a call for repentance, prayer and fasting? The same leadership that is more concerned with putting conservative Christians in their place?
America’s leadership is now mostly about which candidates for office can give you more of the hard earned dollars of others which is one of Satan’s schemes pretty much unopposed by the church. Last November I did a series of post that showed how national government giving benefits:
A. Cannot be found in the Bible as it was the church and individuals who were to take care of people needing and deserving help.
B. Was not part of our founding government and in fact our founders made fun of the idea!
C. How those claiming to help the poor keep most of the money, by a large margin, for themselves by controlling the government and paying those who govern as aristocrats with special rights and benefits. It is hard to defeat Santa Claus!
D. How this is about America’s leadership and the people who vote for them demanding that any blessings God gives to man beyond a nominal amount be theirs!
Please see http://www.americaisafallennation.com archives for these November 2013 Posts.
At our founding, America’s leaderships goal was to set us free to prosper with the support of religion and prosper we did. Today the goal is to make everyone dependant on big government and failure is thus guaranteed and Christianity just gets in the way! America desperately needs repentance, revival and a return to Jesus Christ, the great Governor of the Universe and once the chief counselor of America.
Wake up America; it is no accident that understanding and implementing Christ ways in governance resulted in the most prosperous nation on earth. It is only Christ way that works in a universe which He created and governs. America, you need to repent for who you now chose to govern over you.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallenantion.com My book is America, Christ Top Nation Has Fallen which is available as an E book at Amazon and other E book outlets.
Last week’s post had this 1950’s quote from General MacArthur: “In this day of gathering storm, as the moral deterioration of political power spreads it’s growing infection, it is essential that every spiritual force be mobilized to defend and preserve the religious base upon which this nation was founded. For it is that base which has been the motivating impulse to our moral and national growth. History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.” The Post then asked Church, where are you? Are you not an essential force in preserving the Christian base this nation was founded upon? This week I thought it would be helpful in answering that question if we looked at where the Church used to be concerning politics. I have previously informed you that the American Revolution would never have occurred without the Black Robed Regiment.
If you go to this website http://www.blackrobereg.org/ you will find this great asset:
Welcome to The Black Robe Regiment
The Black Robe Regiment is a resource and networking entity where church leaders and laypeople can network and educate themselves as to our biblical responsibility to stand up for our Lord and Savior and to protect the freedoms and liberties granted to a moral people in the divinely inspired US Constitution. The Regiment had its historical beginnings during the Revolutionary War when Pastors from across the colonies arose and lead their congregations into the battle for freedom. Unlike today, the church during this time served as the center-point for political debate and discussion on the relevant news of the day. Today’s church leaders have all but lost that concept of leading their congregations in a Godly manner in all aspects of their worldly existence and are afraid to speak out against the progressive agenda that has dominated our political system for the past century. Through this time the church and God himself has been under assault, marginalized, and diminished by the progressives and secularists. The false wall of separation of church and state has been constructed in such a manner that most are unaware of its limited boundaries. The church and the body of Christ has been attacked on all fronts and challenged by the progressive courts and groups such as the ACLU while we have sat idle in consent.
The time has come that we must now arise and awaken to the danger of this hyper-progressive agenda that so permeates every aspect of our political, legal, and educational systems. It is time now to educate ourselves and push back against the erosion of our freedoms and liberties and restore the constitutional authority back to all aspects of our governance. It will take the leaders of our churches to shepherd their flocks as did their predecessors during our first fight for liberty.
It is in this spirit that we have created this site. It is to serve as a resource and reference for church leaders and laypeople alike. It is to be a portal for Christians to communicate and network in order to restore the body of Christ to its rightful position of tolerant leadership in all aspects of our government.
Since our Christian founders considered the constitutional government that came after the revolution to be a gift of Christ, why are we Christians letting it be taken from us so easily?
In closing, we have this quote from Charles Finney, a leader in America’s Second Great Awakening:
<em>“Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics. God cannot sustain this free and blessed country, which we love and pray for, unless the Church will take right ground. Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians (and citizens) must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God. It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation are becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they think God does not see what they do in politics (emphasis mine).
Other Charles Finney quotes are available from numerous sites. The following are from this site:
No man can possibly be benevolent or religious, to the full extent of his obligations, without concerning himself, to a greater or less extent, with the affairs of human government.
A revival is nothing else than a new beginning of obedience to God.
America desperately needs to understand our rebellion before repentance and revival can bring a new beginning of obedience to God.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com and author of the E book: America, Christ Top Nation Has Fallen which is available at Amazon and other sites.
As you know, I keep trying to awaken America to the fact that we need to repent for our rebellion so we can have revival. Unfortunately, I often seem to be alone in my belief that America rebelled and when. Why not take a look at how America’s leadership looked to the Lord for help before the rebellion in 1963 and see if we can detect a sea change in America’s attitude towards the Lord then and now.
Since D day was just celebrated, let us look at that period. If you go to Wall Builders you will find the prayer that President Roosevelt prayed with all America on the radio as D Day commenced and if you sign up to get their e mails, you could hear the recording of the radio broadcast to America where this prayer was given: http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=144635
by President Franklin D. Roosevelt from the white House – June 6, 1944
Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our Allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.
And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:
Almighty God: our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.
They will be sore tired, but night and by day, without rest – until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war.
For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.
Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, thy heroic servant into Thy kingdom.
And for us at home – fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters and brothers of brave men overseas -whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them – help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.
Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire if great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.
Give us strength, too – strength in our daily tasks to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and material support of our armed forces.
And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.
And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons, faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let no the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment – let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.
With Thy blessings, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace – a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.
General Eisenhower, the supreme leader of all the forces engaged in D Day also issued a request that all involved beseech the blessings of Almighty God:
Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war and placed at our disposal great reserves of fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than a full Victory!
Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Compare this with today’s leadership where chaplains are asked not to pray in Jesus name, where President Obama cancelled the day of prayer at the White House but later called in Muslims for a day of prayer, where little kids are told in public schools they can’t have their Bible or pray for their lunches and on and on and on!
America has no acceptable future without repentance and revival but that will not happened as long as Satan keeps Christ Church on the sideline afraid of offending people! It is as if this scripture did not exist:
Proverbs 24:25 But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a good blessing will come upon them.
My Founders Bible has this from General MacArthur: “In this day of gathering storm, as the moral deterioration of political power spreads it’s growing infection, it is essential that every spiritual force be mobilized to defend and preserve the religious base upon which this nation was founded. For it is that base which has been the motivating impulse to our moral and national growth. History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.”
Church, where are you? Are you not an essential force in preserving the Christian base this nation was founded upon? Doesn’t Matthew 16:18 promise that Satan cannot prevail against the Church?
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com
6-3-14 Christ and America’s Constitution
America’s Founders were almost totally devout Christians who had us who followed in mind, just as God did. On July 2nd, 1976, George Washington stated, The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. — We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.
Paul informs us in 1 Corinthians 1:1-11, that the lessons of Israel are meant for us who follow in the latter days. Once I understood the sovereignty of Christ over governments and leaders in Psalm 2 and how Christ is the Great Governor and Creator of the Universe in Colossians 1:15-17, I was able to understand and appreciate all the promises of Deuteronomy that the Lord made to nations.
Our founders understood our Constitutional, Republican form of government to be a gift from the Lord. A republic is based on something and ours is based on Christianity. John Adams stated Our Constitution was made only for a righteous and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. After the constitutional convention, someone asked wise old Ben Franklin what kind of government we had and he replied a Republic if you can keep it. George Washington said, “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”
If we look before the war for independence from Britain, we find it was the clergy that pushed for independence and taught Americans war was justified. From my Founders Bible article on Birthplace of American Independence we learn of Pastor John Wise’s pamphlet Vindication of the Government of New England Churches printed by the town of Boston before the first congress met: Wise’s ideas included the Laws of nature and of nature’s God, all men are created equal, governments secure rights but don’t provide them, and they derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. This Founders Bible article also notes: It has been well documented that the real inspiration for the American Revolution was the “Black-Robed Regiment,” the colonial clergy who preached fiery Biblical sermons on the just cause of war and why our rights come from God and not from Government.
Americans are rapidly losing freedoms as our constitution is being ignored and in many cases our president ignores congress and judges make laws. Doesn’t reason tell us that if our freedom and God given Constitution resulted from the Christianity of our founders and the Black Robed Regiment that only the practice and involvement of Christianity can now keep it? Doesn’t Jesus Christ, the Great Governor of the Universe need the help of his people? Christ’s only requirement in Deuteronomy, the book of Promises to nations, was that His people follow Him! He promised if they would follow Him, he would do everything for them.
Deuteronomy 7:12-13: “Then it shall come about, because you listen to these judgments and keep and do them, that the LORD your God will keep with you His covenant and His lovingkindness which He swore to your forefathers. He will love you and bless you —-.
Where is Christ’s Church in this crisis? Unborn millions need His Church to speak out! Our founders were willing to risk everything and even die for us. Church, are you willing to speak out?
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com
In Memorial of America’s Very First Military Losses
Galatians 5:1 It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
Before we get into this post about Paul Revere and the Minutemen, let us ponder the shots heard around the world and ponder what Jesus Christ, The Great Governor of the Universe, had to do with them. When the first bullets were fired at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts on April 19th, 1775; America, for the most part, was trying to avoid going to war with England, but now that the Bible was available to common man, and since Americans were about 99% Christians at our founding, they understood that it was for freedom that Jesus Christ set men free and intelligent men were no longer content to be treated as second class citizens of England. They understood that Christ set them free of being under a yoke of slavery.
If you read my book, America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen, you know that when Wycliffe first translated the Bible into English, he wrote in the flyleaf of that Bible that, this Bible is now translated and will make possible government by people for people! You will also read about the role Christ played in America’s discovery, foundation and gaining independence.
I did not know much about Paul Revere until I came across David Hackett Fischer’s book Paul Revere’s Ride. I knew he was famous for his craftsmanship in silver and that he made the famous ride warning the people in Lexington and Concord that the British Army was coming; but, I had no idea of the extent Paul Revere was involved in and a leader in so much of the American revolution. For instance; there were seven different groups around Boston that were involved in matters leading up to the revolution with England and Paul Revere and Doctor Warren were the only two involved in all seven groups. You would be more familiar with Doctor Warren but he died early on in the battle of Bunker Hill.
Paul Revere helped organize the Minuteman warning system for when the battles of the revolutionary war started. He was not the only one sent out by a supporting cast the night before the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord by the British on April 19th, 1775. As Paul Revere and Thomas Dawes took different routes to Concord, they would awaken the militia leaders in each town they went through and that town would in turn send out others on established routes to warn other militias. It was a good thing that two of them were sent out because Paul Revere was captured and held until he escaped a little later.
In many, if not most of the towns, the person they warned was the clergyman for that village. Many of the militias were formed in churches and mustered in those churches. While Minuteman, they took time to pray before entering into battle. The involvement of their church was as natural as can be to these Christians. There would have been little resistance to British rule but these people understood the Bible and how they had been set free! There would have been little resistance to the wrongs of the English rulers without the clergy of that time. These people would find the non-involvement of most of the churches of today in political issues rewriting the things they fought for really strange and unfathomable.
Where was Paul Revere when the bullets started flying at Lexington? He and a helper were struggling to get a heavy trunk full of important American documents that had been taken to Lexington for safe keeping and put in the attic of a tavern, relocated while right in the sight of the battle and the British enemy!
By 9:30 AM almost all the militias around Boston had been warned and they came and helped battle the British all the way from Concord and Lexington, back to Boston. The British troops struggled mightily and suffered significant losses on the way back to Boston all that day into the evening and there the militia surrounded them and held them. While the British troops marched down roads, they suffered severe losses as the Minutemen carried out a tough to perform encircling maneuver and kept them under fire from front, sides, and rear all the way back to Boston.
Paul Revere was into everything and was well known to not only the leadership around Boston but too many of America’s revolutionary war leaders. From December of 1773 to November of 1774, he made four trips to Philadelphia and back at the request of revolutionary leaders in the Boston area as a liaison on important matters to the American congress meeting in Philadelphia. On a 350 mile one way trip through areas with mere trails in many places when compared to roads, he made the trip in as little as 5 days! He made many other trips as liaison to other areas as well.
Another misconception of America’s first battles with the British is that the Minutemen were not very organized and hid behind rock walls and trees and took pot shots at the British. Here is what some of the British said after that first battle as quoted on page 202 of Fischer’s Paul Revere’s Ride:
1. We saw a large body of men drawn up with the greatest regularity …. with as much order as best disciplined troops.” -British Ensign Jeremy Lister in Concord
2. They began to march by divisions down upon us from their left in a very military manner. -British Lt. Wm. Sutherland, at the North Bridge
3. Whoever dares to look upon them as an irregular mob, will find himself much mistaken. They have men amongst them who know very well what they are about. –Brigadier Lord Hugh Percy after returning from Lexington
The British had low esteem for the Americans before that battle and many didn’t even think the American’s would or could fight. After that day, the informed British realized they were up against a foe to be reckoned with. Prior to this, King George and other English leaders badgered their leader of British Army forces in America, General Gage, that if he would only try to subdue the Americans, he would succeed!
After the war, Paul Revere became one of New England’s biggest industrialists. He put his son in charge of the silver production, which was no longer custom made, it was now mass produced. Paul started several other enterprises where he produced the copper cladding for the USS Constitution amongst other things. He had a bell foundry and produced the bell that is rung to this very day on April 19th to celebrate the shot heard around the world. He made boiler plate for Robert Fulton’s steam engines and canons for America’s forts and warships.
We Americans need to use a little logic this Memorial Day and ask ourselves, if Christ set us free and the early Churches of America taught us why we needed to be free and insisted we be free, how is it that we Americans have now become enslaved by an overwhelming all intrusive government which approves of wickedness so vulgar our founders would not even discuss it and all this takes place with either the tacit approval of many of Christ Churches or silence on these matters by the rest of Christ’s church? How could this happen? I talk of America’s rebellion and fall and seem to be alone and wonder why!
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com
We Christians often marvel at how our Lord and Savior shows His love for us as we journey through this life enjoying our personal relationship with the Creator, Savior and benefactor of the universe. The more we understand about Christ’s Sovereignty, the more awesome a personal relationship with Christ becomes.
Christ is so close to us he wants us to catch the special events coming our way. One time while visiting my mother’s place in George, Iowa, I had to run to a neighboring town for something and the Lord seemed to want me to take my camera but I was too rushed to go get it and besides it may have just been my imagination. I was in flat farm country and what would I miss if I did not have my camera? On the way back a storm came up and as it passed, there in a field was a brightly lit white barn perfectly framed by a perfect rainbow against a dark sky. How I wished I had had my camera. This picture could have become a famous stock photo still in use and being enjoyed to this day.
Have you noticed how much the place where you live can change when the light changes? I love the polarized light that results when the low late evening sun comes through a slit in the clouds. One time in an Ontario park I was trying to capture a scene lit like this and the light was so low I couldn’t get my shadow out of the picture even lying flat on a dirt road while hoping no one came from the other way driving into the sun.
We all enjoy the halos the Lord puts on our loved ones, the window lit flowers in a darkened room, the silhouettes of farm buildings in the setting sun and on and on. Have you considered how the Lord blesses us with the light show around us? This is one of His blessings he wants us to enjoy. The old saying about stop and smell the roses ought to be and enjoy the sight.
Have you considered how Christ is the master of light? I frequently marvel at how one of the Lord’s curses on ancient Egypt was darkness so complete that the Egyptians could not move from where they were for three days and yet where the Israelites lived there was light. Exodus 10:21-23 21 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness which may be felt.” 22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days. 23 They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings.
I like to think about Heaven and the marvelous 1,500 mile square cube of a city where our Lord is preparing a mansion for us and the view it will have. The views in the mile deep Grand Canyon are marvelous and it is difficult to consider how much more we will enjoy the views when in Heaven. See Revelation 21:10-27.
So let us be aware of the Lord’s light show presented for us as another blessing we can look forward to.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com