Summary: We still live in the land of the free, the home of the brave, and why? All because of our relationship with the Great Creator, God Himself!! Were not in the minority, don't let them fool you. Were still in the majority, Praise the Lord!!
Independence Day, Thank God I am Free
Today we honor our birth and founding as a nation, when we declared that we were going to exert our independence from anarchy and rule.
Though you wont hear it on the news, or read it in the news paper, or in our childrens classrooms any more,
It doesnt change the fact this nation was founded on the freedom of religion and the pursuit thereof.
We and people from all over the world, came to this country to worship the almighty God, the way we wanted to,
to pursue a relationship with Him, not a religion with Him.
And because of it, God truly has blessed America
There is not a better example of how much power our words have that we speak, then the words God Bless America,
No other Country says God Bless, followed by the name of their country,
And by that proclamation, God truly has Blessed America, to be what it is today!
We still live in the land of the free, the home of the brave, and why?
All because of our relationship with the Great Creator, God Himself!!
Were not in the minority, though sometimes the media and the world makes you feel that way,
This is still a Christian Nation, founded on the principle our pledge says; One Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all!
We the Christians in America, no matter what you may hear, are still in the majority,
God is still blessing America because of it, because TBS. (the bible says) if you are faithful to Him, He will be faithful to you.
God is faithful and true and He keeps His promises always!
The freedom we all enjoy and the freedom that everyone enjoys in this great country of ours, even the liberal minded ones, came from one thing.
A Great Love for The Great God Almighty! And the pursuit thereof
A love that was strong enough for people from all over the world, to leave everything they had and come to America,
Just for a chance to Love and worship the Lord the way they wanted to,
those are the forgotten ones we should also be honoring today!
Thats the whole reason we are able to worship freely here this morning, Praise God!
We are blessed as a nation, because of the ones who came before us, friends and family that loved and served the Lord and this great country.
A lot of people in America, have been and are on the receiving end of these associated blessings
from someone that came before them, Who loved and lived for the Lord and others were blessed as a result thereof.
We are also blessed as a nation, because of our association and support of Israel, gods chosen people.
A great example of an associated blessing, is found in the story of Joseph,
Gen. 39:1-6 NKJ
1. Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there.
2. The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
3. And his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD made all he did to prosper in his hand.
4. So Joseph found favor in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority.
5. So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptians house for Josephs sake; and the blessing of the LORD was on all that he had in the house and in the field.
6. Thus he left all that he had in Josephs hand, and he did not know what he had except for the bread which he ate.
It doesnt say whether Potiphar was a religious man or not, but he knew a good thing when he saw one.
Everything Joseph touched, prospered in his hand TBS.
His love for the Lord, gave him favor, it opened doors for him and gave him many opportunities
Potiphar put Joseph in charge of everything he had,
and the LORD blessed the Egyptians house for Josephs sake; and the blessing of the LORD was on all that he had in the house and in the field.
He was blessed by his association with Joseph, so much so, he wasnt even concerned about what he even had.
Which means he had more than enough, everything he had multiplied and grew,
if your going to put all you have into someones hands, you would definitely want it to be someone like Joseph.