6-17-14 Quotes That Remind How We Became a Fallen Nation

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:
http://christian-quotes.ochristian.com/Charles-Finney-Quotes/

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.

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6-10-14 Evidence of America’s Rebellion

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
D-Day Prayer
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

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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

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5-26-14 Misconceptions on Paul Revere and the Minutemen

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

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5-20-14 The Lords Highlighting

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

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5-13-14 America’s Disgrace – Hiding the Blood and the Truth

Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.
Please consider the disgrace of America. It is vital to the survival of America that America understands it’s rebellion before we can be saved from our disgrace by our Lord and Savior, the great Governor of the Universe, the savior and destroyer of nations
The sin of dishonesty is so rampant in our nation that more and more people are becoming aware of the dishonesty in Obama’s governance of the executive branch. Even the favorable liberal media that reports on Obama’s governance is beginning to complain but so far only when they are embarrassed when caught looking like fools for pushing his lies. Lies like if you like your health care you can keep it!
Dishonesty is so rampant that when one sees a bit of truth, one tends to rejoice. One such bit came this morning when I saw that some news people were calling Nigeria’s group that kidnapped hundreds of school girls the Islam Boko Haram terror group! I was beginning to wonder if anyone in the liberal news media would ever see the connection between Islam and terrorism from any source. It has become more and more painfully obvious that Muslim leaders have always understood the connection and that is why you never hear any Muslim leader criticize any Muslim act of terrorism, even 9-11.
America, please understand that Islam is terrorism.
Last week it surfaced that a member of an abortion group decided to show how positive her abortion was so she had it filmed, above the waist of course. Hide the blood and body parts that are abortion and it will be acceptable! The taking of a totally innocent life for the benefit of the mother in what the Lord meant to be a temple in a loving caring mother can never be considered acceptable behavior except in a highly dishonest and delusional society.
If America never recognizes its rebellion, why would there be a reason to apologize and repent for it? If America never comes to the conclusion that Jesus Christ and His people are not to be mocked without retribution, how can America be saved from our folly? Wake up America, Jesus Christ; the Lord, Guider, and Savior of almost every one of America’s Founders and author of America’s government will not be mocked because some of America’s leadership is now ignorant of His ways and power.
Didn’t America vote for this leadership? How than can America be immune from our Lord’s wrath? If this were not bad enough on its own, our leadership then mocks Israel and our Lord also warns us about not blessing Israel!
Doesn’t disgrace precede a fall? Watch out America!
Where are you churches?
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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5-8-14 Liesure Time Fun with Christ

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It is the time of year when many are looking forward to vacation time. Have you considered that your constant companion, Jesus Christ, you Lord and Savior, wants to enjoy your leisure time with you? I am older and I am still learning about all the wonderful ways our precious Lord desires to fellowship with us even though I have been at this for years.
I have a hunger for seeing more of our Lord’s handiwork all around us. Our ornamental pear tree blooms draw many kinds of bees. Some of them are really tiny and I wonder what their nest or hive might look like. I have never seen a humming bird nest and would dearly love to see one. As a Christian, my bucket list is unending and this is as it should be! Life should never be dull with Christ in our life. The world likes to cross off things on their bucket list of things to do and so do I; but, I am also looking forward to Heaven and all I will be able to do there.
Please let me tell you some of what I have learned over the years about fun with Christ. My e book, America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen, has a chapter Canoeing with God, that contains many stories about how Christ fellowships with us while enjoying His creation.
Years ago, when I would see something nice, I started praising the Lord about what I saw with at least a simple thank you Lord for that. It seemed like the more I praised the Lord, the more I saw. So I guess it was kind of natural that when I took my small Sunday school class of teenage boys canoeing, I started praying that they would see a bald eagle even though up until that time, my wife and I had never seen one when frequently canoeing the same area; but, I knew they were sometimes seen in the area. So with about every stroke of my paddle I started praying, Lord, I want my boys to see a bald eagle and after awhile we were buzzed by a bald eagle. After that, I had the pleasure of taking a few church groups canoeing after they had prepared by praying that we would see bald eagles and we saw bald eagles! On a later trip, I challenged the people canoeing to ask the people fishing if they had seen bald eagles because by then I had talked to some people who fished the area regularly and learned they had never seen a bald eagle!
Years of traveling and asking the Lord to show us his majesty in our morning devotions had resulted in awesome days enjoying nature in places like Yellowstone. On one trip to Yellowstone, my in-laws, my mother and daughter and my wife and I were all in our Volkswagen camper for morning devotions. I asked that we see specific things in that mornings devotion and at afternoon and evening prayers at meal time and each segment of that day we did see what we had prayed for and more! I am still amazed that what follows occurred (in 2008). I have been thinking about it lately and I need to tell you about it.
My wife and I were circling the Cades Cove area of Smoky Mountain National Park one evening, when we encountered slow traffic and then a lot of parked cars. I quickly slid our small motor home into the parking spot that kind of miraculous appeared among all those cars and we set out to see what was going on ahead. We found a crowd of people standing on the top of a hill watching a bear and two yearling cubs way down below. The Lord clearly informed me that you can approach this bear, so I told my wife, I am going to walk down and get a picture of this bear.
I walked down the hill and when I got near the bear, I sat down and waited for a good picture and I marveled at how unafraid I was. The only escape was uphill and I can’t even run downhill! While I sat there, a nervous young man joined me but he didn’t stay long. I think he left about the time the mother bear stood up and mouthed a warning to the cubs which were a little ways off. When the bear came close and stood up, I snapped a picture of her under a small tree and another of her sitting up-right a bit later as she watched me awhile from a more open area. This is the picture above. Sorry, it was near dark and the picture focus reflects that. After the picture was taken, she returned to grazing and ignored me.
Later, I thought, why didn’t I pray that the Lord would bring the bears nearer! I was able to get two other guys in a church group to pray with me that a hump back whale would come to our boat on a whale watching trip in Hawaii and it worked but that is another story.
Years ago, while living in the Allegheny Mountains, a woman I worked with and I were talking about nature and she said she and her husband had never seen a bear. I told her to pray that they see a bear the next time they took a scenic drive and the next day she excitedly told me about the bear they had seen that evening.
The same Lord who tracks your every tear (Psalm 56:8) and tracks your every hair (Luke 12:7) longs to share your leisure time. To us devout Christians, shouldn’t that be a no brainer!
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com.

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4-29-14 Turning To and Turning Away From Christ

If you have been a frequent reader of my posts at http://www.americaisafallennation.com; you know how fond I am of the first 14 verses of Deuteronomy 28, where Christ, as the Great Governor of the Universe, speaks through Moses and instructs the Israelites as they enter the promised land that if they will follow the Lord’s ways he will basically do everything for them and if they do not, they will suffer all the curses from the Lord outlined in the next 54 verses! Leviticus 26 is like Deuteronomy 28. In the first 13 verses of Leviticus 26 the Lord promises to watch over and bless Israel and in verse 9 the Lord states: So I will turn toward you and make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will confirm My covenant with you.
As in Deuteronomy 28, Leviticus 26 warns the Israelites of the dire consequences if they do not follow the Lords commandments: 14 ‘But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments, 15 if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant, 16 I, in turn, will do this to you—. Among the verses on curses that follow we have this in verse 23 ‘And if by these things you are not turned to Me, but act with hostility against Me, 24 then I will act with hostility against you; and I, even I, will strike you seven times for your sins.
Paul, in 1 Corinthians 10:1-11, teaches us gentiles that what happened to Israel is meant to teach us who follow in the end times! Verse 11: Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
I think most Christians believe the time is short leading up to the Lord’s wrath upon the earth. Almost daily we see new outrages against our Lords teachings. We long for repentance and revival and a time of peace. Let us consider what might be keeping repentance and revival from America.
There is no reason for repentance if there is no conviction of our collective turning away from the Lord in America’s rebellion in the 1962-3 time period. America has the sinking feeling of rebellion but not the wisdom of what happened and when. How can this lack of wisdom be rampant in America when we have Christ’s church in America? Could it be that Christ’s church cannot see how the evils plaguing America have been put in place because they refuse to get involved in the politics that brings the evil and puts it in place? Why do so many in Christ’s church seem to stick their heads in the sand? How long will this fear of confronting Christians about their political choices last? I wish I could tell you.
Please consider this that I found in my Founders Bible introduction to Numbers: — it took forty hours to get the nation of Israel out of Egypt, but in the book of Numbers it takes forty years to get Egypt out of Israel. How long will it take America to wake up to America’s rebellion? It is now 51 years later and I hear more and more pastors talking about something happened to America. Please pray for the day of awakening that America so desperately needs because repentance should follow the awakening and revival follows repentance.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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4-22-14 Drawn to Christ

4-22-14 Drawn to Christ
John 12:32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.
What draws you to Christ? A lot of things draw me to Christ and sometimes I am pleasantly surprised by what it is as I was not expecting to be drawn to Christ in that moment. I love Ohio’s Amish country and love to leisurely tour it in my roadster with the top down. One day a few years ago, as I started towards Amish country, I started praying that the Lord give me an artist’s eye and my prayer was answered for that day. My roadster turns really sharp and I made u turn after u turn that day to go back and get a picture. How I wish I had an artist eye all the time as I saw a lot of little things that day that I would normally not notice.
One picture was of a really big work horse leaning right up against a barb wire fence and ignoring the barbs as he grazed on the green lush grass on the other side of the fence. Another was of a chicken flock that had just been moved to a grassy field along with their house which was mounted on a wagon so it could be moved from time to time. I noted how content those chickens appeared and that is one of the reasons I buy cage free eggs. Getting Christ involved in that day made for a great day and we all should work harder at letting Christ be in all of our days.
We just celebrated Easter three days ago and it was really joyful at our church and later with our extended family. Isn’t it sad to think some people are not drawn to Christ even at Easter! One of the things that helps keep me drawn to Christ is pondering His sovereignty with the realization that I can have a personal relationship to the creator of everything who is sovereign over everything! To think that I was on His mind while he hung on the cross is very humbling.
Please ponder this. The same creator saw us before he created the world and sustains us in it. He even wrote our names in the book of life before the universe was created and can erase our names from it. To sustain us, He holds our world and universe together (Colossians 1:15-18). We are fearfully and wonderfully made as David tells us in Psalm 139. The same Psalm informs us that He is so in love with us that He knows everything we will do before we do it! Before we came to be, He saw us in the atoms we were made from. A cell is so complicated that it is beyond the realm of probability that one cell could come out of the primordial soup without Christ creating it and then to think Christ replaces about a trillion cells a day in each of us to replace those we lose each day.
Christ is sustaining us each day in ways we cannot begin to comprehend. As John Muir, who pondered nature to the point he would climb a big tree and tie himself to it so he could experience a fierce Sierra Mountain storm as the tree did, said everything is tied to every other thing. When I saw that statement in a museum, I wanted to shout yes and it is Jesus Christ the creator and Lord of all that ties everything together! Not only is Christ sustaining the over six billion people on earth, he is loving and caring for everything he created. Everything is really all about Jesus so let us praise Him today.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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4-15-14 The Downfall of America’s Leadership

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD,
“Though your sins are as scarlet,
They will be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They will be like wool
.
Something happened last week that rattled a lot of Americans and I think I know why. Brendan Eich was forced out as Chief Executive Officer of Mozilla, home of the well known browser, Firefox, because back in 2008 he had donated to an organization against same sex marriage. He was crucified in the liberal media and had to go. It mattered not that he had the same views as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in 2008 as they ran for president since they are darlings of the liberal media and that fact went unreported in the liberal media because it did not serve their agenda to report it.
I am somewhat surprised by conservative Americans like Fox News Governor Huckabee being shocked at the depth of the unfairness America’s Christians are now beginning to see almost daily. Just as the Bible has said all along, this is Satan’s World and it is becoming more evident as the weeks go by. This should have been expected when America rebelled and began turning away from Christianity way back in 1962-3 when prayer and then the Bible were removed from public schools.
America should now be able to clearly see there was a rebellion and outright assault on the bastion of American wisdom and freedom, the Bible and adherence to it, but evidently they still do not understand it and so their consternation at these unfolding events from America’s ongoing rebellion will continue until they understand that America did rebel and that rebellion has consequences as the Bible shows from beginning to end!
Jesus Christ, The Great Governor of the Universe, has tried to steer America away from rebellion by showing America their rebellion in America’s spiritual problems like ramped up crime, loss of freedoms at every turn, divorce, venereal decease, teenage pregnancy, child pornography and on and on. One of the reasons America has not seen our rebellion is because Christ’s church has missed it for the most part. One exception is J. Vernon McGee in his 3/27/14 sermon from 40 years ago (1974?). Please listen to it at http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/thru-the-bible-with-j-vernon-mcgee/listen/ America’s rebellion came out of liberal policies and since Christ’s church now chooses to not be involved in politics because that would make the church divisive; how would America know what happened?
If America never comes to the understanding there was a rebellion, what reason would there be for repenting for the rebellion? It also looks like unfavorable statistics showing the rampant spiritual problems since the early sixties in America are disappearing from view. Unless Christ’s church in America awakes to America’s rebellion and the resulting spiritual damage and calls for repentance, I see little hope of repentance and the revival America so desperately needs occurring before the end times.
Ron Madison E book on America’s rebellion, America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen available at Amazon and other places clearly shows this. This post and other post are at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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