Here are a few quotes to stir your patriotism, and hopefully, to fan the flames of prayer as you begin your week:
“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” (John Quincy Adams, July 4, 1821)(1)
“Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the World, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day? [July 4th]. Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the Progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth?” (John Quincy Adams 7/4/1837)(2)
“We have this day restored the Sovereign, to Whom all men are to be obedient. He reigns in heaven, and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His Kingdom come.” (Samuel Adams, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.)(3)
Quotes like these give hemorrhoids to the progressives and revisionists on the left, who are trying to steal America’s heritage and destiny. Our Founders knew the birth of America was orchestrated by God - not just for our benefit, but His as well. Satan certainly knows this, which is why he motivates groups such as these to try and transform us into a godless, secularist nation. They were making great progress in their diabolical plans until true patriots and the Ekklesia began to wake up.
“Patriot” comes from the Greek word for father, pater. True patriots, as I have said in the past, are those who respect and embrace the vision of the fathers. Those who refuse to do so are not true patriots. (That will annoy those on the Left, as well.)
Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense, which inspired the colonists during the early days of our War of Independence, made this profound statement: “The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.”(4) Though he was speaking of natural liberty, not of the preaching of the gospel, his words were true in the spiritual sense, as well. Paine was far more prophetic than he knew. The cause of America is the cause of all mankind because it is the cause of Christ and His redeeming gospel. Yes, we Americans have defiled God’s plan at times throughout our history, polluting it with selfish ambition and greed. That, however, does not change His plan. It simply means we must be restored to it, revived in heart and mind, reconstituted in purpose. And this is occurring.
The praying church is rising to the occasion in this season, just as Esther, Deborah, David, Joshua, Caleb, Nehemiah, Haggai, and many others did in Israel’s history. They served God’s purpose in their generation (Acts 13:36). It is our turn. And we will do so, just as did our Founders, the spiritual warriors of the First and Second Great Awakenings, Lincoln and his generation, and the selfless heroes of two World Wars.
We have answered the call, and now we will persevere. Because we are partnering with the Supreme Owner and Ruler of the Earth, we will not fail. America shall be saved because God has said this is His will, and He has found a willing people. The harvest of the ages will be reaped because the Father promised it to His Son, and His Son has raised up a church the gates of hell cannot prevail against. This is all guaranteed through the victory of the Cross, the covenant established there through the shedding of Christ’s blood, and His overseeing of it (Hebrews 7:22). We, the Church, are now enforcers of this victory, and we will do so.
We will not be intimidated by any shaking, nor any uprising of demonic forces here and around the world. We can endure the course correction because we, like Christ, are looking at the joy set before us (Hebrews 12:2). We will not be intimidated by unprincipled and corrupt politicians, judges, dictators, or armies. We are more than conquerors and know that we cannot be separated from the love of Christ (Romans 8:37-39). We do not fear any evil, including death (Psalm 23:4).
I am reminded often in this season of another Common Sense statement from Paine. He began the writing with this:
“These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.”(5)
Yes, these are trying times, but we are not “summer soldiers” or “sunshine patriots.” We are sons and daughters of the Most High God, constrained by His heart and committed to His cause. America plays a significant role in this cause; therefore, just as our Founders, we are committed to her destiny and have pledged everything to the cause. We have knelt with Hunt at Cape Henry’s cross, embracing the covenant he declared and committing our lives to its fulfillment. In our hearts, we have signed the Declaration, knowing with Adams that “In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation.”(6)
Make no apologies for your patriotism. Grab the baton of the Fathers and press on. Make no apologies for passionate prayer regarding America’s restoration. It is Christ’s cause that motivates us, not selfish desires. Continue to pray fervently and faithfully. Everyday! Align with those who do; ignore the naysayers.
Pray for leaders who are laboring to see America recover. Pray for our new Speaker of the House, and for others in Congress who fight corruption and war for truth. Pray that all evil is exposed. Pray for President Trump - NEVER have I seen such hatred and evil attacks against an American leader. It is demonically inspired, due to his determination to end the control of globalists, leftists, and corrupt politicians in America. Pray for him, for the exposure of the wickedness, and a cleansing of our judicial system. Ask God to shake the evil from it.
And pray for a GREAT spiritual awakening - in the church, and among the unsaved! And DO NOT fear anything that develops over the next few weeks and months! We are anchored!!!
Pray with me:
Father, we thank You for this nation of America. We are jealous for Your Kingdom purposes here and around the world - we’re all in. Make us the trumpet You intended us to be, blasting the Jubilee message of the Cross to all the world. Change all that is needed to fully restore this and take it to the next level - every leader, every institution, the church, and the people. Awaken and reform.
We pray for President Trump. Keep him strong as he stands against the evil persecution he endures. We pray also for deliverance to those who have stood with him as they are unrighteously attacked. Deliver them from evil. Turn the tables on the darkness and vindicate the righteous. Encourage him. Do not let evil wear him down.
We pray for our leaders in Congress as they investigate and uncover corruption. Lead them, give them wisdom, and protect them. We thank You for Speaker Johnson and his excellence, integrity, intellect, and heart for You. Sustain him. Lead and guide him daily. Protect him, his family, and staff. Give him boldness and tenacity, meekness and humility. May he have the anointing of Jeremiah to “root out, pull down, destroy, throw down, build and plant” (Jeremiah 1:10). Give him and his allies in Congress Your wisdom and understanding. Give them favor.
And we pray for a spiritual harvest of millions in the Middle East. We pray for mercy to the innocent and a minimal loss of life. We ask You to dethrone the prince of Persia and all of his allies, ending the violence and destruction. Turn the tables on them, ending their terror. End the plans of other evil leaders around the world to steal, kill, destroy, rule unrighteously, and stop Your great harvest. Show Yourself strong against them!
We stand for these things, asking and believing for them in the name of Jesus. Amen.
We decree that God is delivering us from evil and that His Kingdom will advance in this hour.
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William Federer, America’s God and Country, FAME Publishing Inc., 1994, p. 18.
Ibid, p. 23.
William Federer, America’s God and Country, FAME Publishing Inc., 1994, p. 18.