Summary: How should Christians view national security
Series: America Bless God
My goals for these sermons are
1) Convince you to register and vote this November
2) Help you to sort through what criteria are most important.
3) Equip you to help others.
4) Influence you to join with others in praying and fasting for our nation.
Securing Our Nation
Sunday Sermon October 3rd
Intro: The first debate of this election was held and the subject was on National Security and the war on Terror.
These are some of the most unnerving subjects we face today.
- “How do we handle them?”
- “What are our views?”
- And even more importantly, “What shapes our views?”
Hiding in our homes and praying for Jesus to come NOW! Is not a good strategy
Both candidates are claiming they can make the US a safer place.
Where does “Security” come from?
That is the issue! / That is the question that needs asked!
Main Text: Mirrors the prayers of our nation:
Psalm 144:11-15 CEV
Won’t you keep me safe from those lying foreigners who can’t tell the truth?
12 Let’s pray that our young sons will grow like strong plants and that our daughters
will be as lovely as columns in the corner of a palace.
13 May our barns be filled with all kinds of crops.
May our fields be covered with sheep by the thousands, 14 and every cow have calves.
Don’t let our city be captured or any of us be taken away,
and don’t let cries of sorrow be heard in our streets.
15 Our LORD and our God, you give these blessings to all who worship you.
I. God is Our Security
a. God founded our nation
i. Can you think of any other nation, besides Israel, that has been established with more evidence of God’s Hand, miracles and providence? I can’t!
ii. Therefore, we can’t stand by and watch that heritage and our future be wiped away without a voice, without a fight, without prayer and fasting. We can’t allow that to happen.
Luke 12:48 “…For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.”
iii. God has Blessed America NOW America, Bless God!
iv. We can’t expect the heathens to do what only Christians can.
v. We stand for God, His truth, his way and his message!
Pat’s sister-in-law returned from a trip to China. They illegally took Bibles into that country. I have heard many stories of how people have walked right through Chinese security carrying suitcases of Bibles. It is miraculous! God blinded their eyes to the Bibles! That same God that closed the guard’s eyes is the same God that we need to open the eyes of the guards standing our boarders looking for weapons of mass destruction.
President Bush said in the debate,
“We have to be right 100% of the time and the enemy only has to be right once!”
Let’s face it NO human endeavor is right 100% of the time!
We need God’s hand of protection on this nation! Without it we are without hope!
b. We must continue to trust God
i. Don’t place your hope in a man.
ii. Place all your hope in God!
Psalm 33:10-21 CEV
10 The LORD destroys the plans and spoils the schemes of the nations.
11 But what the LORD has planned will stand forever. His thoughts never change.
12 The LORD blesses each nation that worships only him. He blesses his chosen ones.
13 The LORD looks at the world
14 from his throne in heaven, and he watches us all.
15 The LORD gave us each a mind, and nothing we do can be hidden from him.
16 Mighty armies alone cannot win wars for a king; great strength by itself cannot keep a soldier safe.
17 In war the strength of a horse cannot be trusted to take you to safety.
18 But the LORD watches over all who honor him and trust his kindness.
19 He protects them from death and starvation.
20 We depend on you, LORD, to help and protect us.
21 You make our hearts glad because we trust you, the only God.
How do we gain God’s security?
II. Enter and Stay in His Will
Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
a. Settle the issue of faith
i. Security is a moral issue!
ii. Politics is a moral issue!
iii. Politics, then, is our issue!
b. Walk in a way worthy!
i. Holy living
ii. Purposeful living
1. I told some people the other day, “I have a one track mind in a multitasking world”
2. It all begins to be overwhelming at times when you sit and watch the news or you starting thinking about all that is going on in the world. You are overwhelmed! It is easy to fall into: