Jan 25

Word of Prophecy for Candidates

America, you have been singing “God Bless America” for over 200 years, and I have blessed you beyond all the nations of the world, but now you have gone beyond the tipping point of my wrath, and so judgment will come as it has to nations that have rejected me. Yet in my wrath I may remember mercy. If you will repent and begin singing and declaring “America Bless God!” and turn from your independent ways, my grace may still be shed on thee. I am looking for a man or a woman who will be courageous enough to declare that America is “One Nation Under God.” I will give him favor and turn the hearts of people toward him, and he will be your leader and there will be revival in the land. This move must be supported by the leadership of my people, called by my Name. If you will pray like it all depends on Me, and work like it all depends on you, I will do it, and your sons and daughters, your grandsons and granddaughters will know the liberty you have enjoyed and I will get the glory. I am looking for that man or woman who will declare

“We are One Nation Under God, and that will be the guiding foundation of all my political and legislative initiatives.”

That is the candidate who will win my favor. That is the man or woman I am waiting for. I have said it, and it will come to pass, because in my wrath I will remember mercy, for I am the Lord your God.

Jan 22

THE SPIRITUAL STATE OF OUR UNION

Last night President Barak Obama delivered his annual State of the Union Message in which he touted the idea that we’ve turned the corner and everything is just fine and wonderful now. One has to ask, “What planet is he living on?” Rather than address his assertions, which I will leave to the political pundits, I would like to address a condition that is more fundamental to the state of our union—the spiritual state of our union. This is most important because it is the spiritual condition of the nation that generates all the other manifestations of a nation’s well-being. The principle is true:

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord and the people He chose for His inheritance,” (Psalm 33:12).

It follows then that the opposite would also be true–cursed is the nation whose god is not The Lord. So whether we live in a state of blessing or under a curse will depend on the role God plays in our national life. Abraham Lincoln reminded us when he appointed a national fast day in 1863 in the midst of a terrible civil war when he published a declaration for all posterity that,

“It is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God…”

He knew that the future of the nation was in the hands of a God of justice and mercy. He attributed the scourge of the war to our national sin of enslaving our fellow man who is created in God’s image.

We must be reminded once again, that the well-being of our nation will continue to be a function of our relationship to the God of the Bible. The Bible speaks clearly to nations as well as to individuals, and neither can be neglected without voiding the intent of God’s Word. Our standing in the world, our economic prosperity at home, breakdown of social order, all these are the result of our relationship, or lack of relationship with the God upon whose glory this nation was founded according to the Mayflower Compact, and according to declarations of national leaders up until recent times.

Rather than acknowledging the overruling power of God, we are now erasing every vestige of our Christian foundation from the public square. Just this week it was reported that an army recruiting station in Phoenix was ordered by “higher ups” to remove a sidewalk poster that declared, “On a mission for both God and Country.”

Is it total ignorance concerning the dependence on that overruling God that has given us success in battle from the Revolutionary War where General Washington openly declared that it was only God’s favor that would enable them to prevail, and who reminded the young nation that “the propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a people who neglect His rules of order and right?” to the prayer that President Roosevelt prayed over the radio as our troops landed on Normandy Beach to defend our freedom and our “religion?”

Is it any wonder then that as we began to shove God out of our national life we have also found victory in war to be more elusive? It’s no mystery. Frederick Douglas, an African American escaped slave and civil rights leader who instructs us,

“I have one great political idea. . . . That idea is an old one. It is widely and generally assented to; nevertheless, it is very generally trampled upon and disregarded. The best expression of it, I have found in the Bible. It is in substance, “Righteousness exalteth a nation; sin is a reproach to any people” [Proverbs 14:34]. . . This constitutes my politics …the whole of my politics. . . . I feel it my duty to do all in my power to infuse this idea into the public mind…”

It is in that same spirit that I feel compelled to say that we are spiritually bankrupt, and if we continue on the current path away from God we will only experience more of the curse. There are only two overriding forces on this planet. The natural force of evil which can be seen throughout the world where the Gospel has not reached, and the other force is the blessing of God’s grace shed on those nations that acknowledge His sovereignty, as we did when we stated in our national motto: “In God We Trust.”

If we truly wish to see our grandchildren grow in the peace, prosperity and liberty that we have known we must return to the God of our Fathers. We need political leaders who will boldly declare what great men before them have, that we must return to God to enjoy His blessings. I yearn to hear a candidate begin his stump speech with the declaration that,

We are one nation under God, and it is in God that we place our trust. That will be the defining framework of all my governing ideas. All my initiatives will be directed to see His blessings shed on the people of this great nation.”

How I dream of hearing the courage, the boldness, the love for God and country that would empower a candidate to make such declaration. That’s a banner I believe most Americans will still rally around and support.

Leadership must begin in the pulpits.

Every good and godly blessing enjoyed by our citizens originated in the pulpits of the nation from the preachers of the Revolution, until such times like the sermon by Reverend George M. Docherty which inspired President Eisenhower to add the phrase “under God” to our Pledge of Allegiance. Remember it was The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King who led the nation to repent of prideful discrimination against fellow Americans. Where are the “ pulpits ablaze with righteousness” today?

It is incumbent upon the ministers of this nation to preach and teach about the duties of Christians in their stewardship of liberty. We must repent of our neglect of this part of the Gospel. The “full” Gospel must include the stewardship of all God has entrusted to us, including our government, “of the people.”

So then, the way forward is for every man, woman and child to “own their dependency upon the overruling power of God.” We must then take our personal faith into the public square. We must pray for spiritual revival while we do all we can to elect men and women who will rule in the fear of the Lord using biblical principles to form their political philosophy.
If we are to be spared of the curse, we must become once again, “One Nation Under God.”

Dec 06

Thou Protesteth Thyself

The protests against the Grand Jury decisions in Ferguson and New York City are clearly fueled by a total disregard or plain ignorance of the fact that ours is a government “of the people,” demonstrated by our Grand Jury system in which ordinary citizens, the people, make the judgments. Whatever decision they come up with is a decision of “We, the people.” So any argument against that decision is, in effect, an argument with self!

Those who choose to discriminate and bring division into the picture do nothing to foster justice, but rather serve to stoke the fires of racism, discord jealousy, and hatred, which are natural flaws of our common humanity. These can only be overcome by ascribing to the idea that we are “One Nation Under God.” That is our common identity and the goal of our “more perfect union.”

So rather than seeking “justice” for a particular group by separating from “we the people,” and attempting to advance the rule of “mobocracy,” leaders must help us work as one people to continually improve our system of justice, never abandoning those principles put forward in our founding documents. Look around the world for a better system; you won’t find it. So let’s stop stoking racial discord and let’s keep working to make a good system even better.

Nov 26

ONE ANSWER FOR FERGUSON

There is one answer to adequately address the chaos demonstrated in Ferguson Missouri.

First of all, let’s debunk some myths that are being perpetuated by agenda driven opportunists: “Justice” is not one race scoring points over another. It is about protecting the innocent, and punishing the guilty individuals.

Violence, destruction of property and random chaos is evil-driven and part of sinful human nature unchanged over ages by so-called “social evolution.”

What we see in Ferguson is nothing more than human nature unrestrained by internal law, a sense of right and wrong that is taught by the Christian religion, and that has until recent times been the common moral standard of our nation. In short, the absence of Christian order leaves a void that is quickly filled by demonic chaos. Robert Winthrop, former Speaker of the House, taught us that,

All societies of men must be governed in some way or other. The less they may have of stringent State Government, the more they must have of individual self-government. The less they rely on public law or physical force, the more they must rely on private moral restraint. Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the Word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.”

To the extent that the people will not be restrained by an internal law they must be restrained by “the bayonet,” the police, a government force. The logical end of which is a police state, and the loss of liberty. That’s why John Adams taught us that our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. So the only answer to address the Ferguson issue is to bring us back to the basic American mindset, that we are “One Nation Under God.” Abraham Lincoln reminded us that a house divided will not stand. Advocating for a particular group at the expense of our American identity is destructive, unpatriotic and will cause us to lose that which has made us exceptional among nations—American unity.

So it’s up to the clergy in Ferguson, and in the nation to pray for unity beginning in the Church, then preach that we are “One Nation Under God.” We must preach and teach righteousness, as Frederick Douglas, an African-American 19th century abolitionist taught us, quoting from Proverbs 14:34, that “righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.” He said his single quest was to infuse this idea among the people, and so we must continue that quest.

True justice will only become reality when we, the people appeal to the Supreme Judge of the Universe as One Nation Under God.”

Nov 20

Why President’s Obama’s Decision on Immigration is Totally Logical

The political pundits seem to be in a quandary over President’s Obama decision to suspend deportations of illegal immigrants when he previously repeated over and over why he couldn’t legally do so. It’s simple when one understands the lens through which he sees his authority. He is a subscriber to the liberal view of situational ethics and a “Living Constitution.” In that view the Constitution changes with the conditions of the times. This view was clearly articulated by Supreme Court Justice of the early 2oth century Charles Evans Hughes who said “We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is.” In other words, the ultimate authority to which all other authorities must be subordinate is the authority of the person in power at the time of the decision. So when Obama said it was illegal for him to do so, that was true by the authority of his interpretation, but now when he says it is legal, by that same authority it becomes legal. Another word for this governing philosophy is “totalitarianism.” The ultimate authority is not the text of a law or the Constitution, but the judgment of the person in authority. It’s clear that if this establishes a new precedent you can kiss liberty goodbye—God forbid it!

Oct 21

Redemption of a Nation–the Triumph of the Church!

Hear Bill’s message to the Church before the 2014 elections.  Click here

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