Summary: So many people pray for Revival...and this Country and the world needs Revival But before it will happen in our country and our world...it will first have to happen with us! And one by one others will experience the outpouring...Once they see it in others
The Silence Must Be Broken...
This weekend...we honor our birth and founding as a nation,
when we declared that we were going to exert our independence
from anarchy and rule...and take a different path to freedom!
A path that not only altered the lives of those who founded this great country...
But also affected the entire human existence in the course of...to
Seek, chart and follow that path to freedom!
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 a relationship with our creator...
people from all over the world, came to this country to worship the almighty God, the way they wanted to...
to pursue a relationship with Him, through His Beloved Son Jesus..
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,
And if we were to stand up and be counted...I'm confident this morning
the numbers would be Staggering by anyone's standards..
some or should I say most of the media would have you believe a different story…
because today's modern Christian is browbeat and belittled with everything under the sun....on a daily basis!
It's almost to the point as to identifying yourself as a Christian...
Is the politically incorrect thing to do...
and I don't need to tell you...
that's anything but freedom!
This nation was built on Christian principles and became the greatest
nation on earth
and that is something to be proud of and not ashamed of...
No matter how things may look to the naked eye...The attitude of I won't say anything because it doesn't pertain to me...
That attitude Is, has and always will be the spiritually incorrect thing to do...we need to forget about worrying about being political and start worrying about what the Kingdom of God thinks
If we keep going with nothing but silence… One day it will lead
to the end result no one wants
History often has a way of repeating itself...oh we like to think
that with all our modern technology that it would never happen again...
But the accuser is very cunning, very slick, very clever and he continually
keeps chipping away at morality on a nonstop basis
The Bible tells one such story in the Old Testament… The story of a man
who thought he was in the minority, but came to find out differently
The story of a man with great faith… Who called upon the Lord
In his time of need and God rewarded his Faith with
one of the greatest miracles found in the bible.
1kings 18:1-2 MSG
18 1-2 A long time passed. Then God’s word came to Elijah. The drought was now in its third year. The message: “Go and present yourself to Ahab; I’m about to make it rain on the country.” Elijah set out to present himself to Ahab. The drought in Samaria at the time was most severe.
Billy Graham used to tell a story of a professing Christian who got a job in a lumber camp that had the reputation of being very ungodly. When a friend heard that he had been hired, he said to him, “If those lumberjacks ever find out you’re a Christian, your going to be in for a very hard time!” The man responded, “I know it, but I really need the job.” After he had been working at the camp for a year, he met the friend who had predicted the ridicule and persecution he would receive from the other lumberjacks. “Well, how did it go?” he asked the friend. “Did they give you a hard time?” “Oh no, not at all,” the man replied. “They didn’t give me a bit of trouble---they never found out that I was a Christian!”
That's what's wrong with America, or should I say the church nowadays!
No one wants to evangelize…
No one wants to share their faith