“God Showed Up at Normandy”

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On June 6, 1944 the beginning of the end for the satanic Nazi regime was ignited on the Normandy beaches in France.  An Allied force of three million men, over 5,000 ships, and 11,000 planes crossed the choppy waters and attacked the Nazi strongholds in the cliffs of Normandy.  Never, in the history of man, had such a force been amassed to attack an enemy.  Even so, it would not be easy.  More than 54,000 of those troops would die in that invasion.  Another 155,000 plus would have the rest of their lives altered from wounds incurred in those hours of the invasion.  But victory was achieved!  This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is the price of liberty!

God Showed Up at Normandy 1General Dwight Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of this joint force, wrote a letter which was read to the troops stirring them to trust God to help them achieve this victory.  It read, in part, as follows:

“You are about to embark on the great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.  The eyes of the world are upon you…you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

“…let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”

(https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc_large_image.php?doc=75)

And God showed up with miracles on behalf of liberty in answer to those prayers.

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“Why We Remember”

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For Memorial Day, a restaurant in our town displayed a message on their marque that read:

“‘Thank you’ to those who never came home.”

Why We Remember 1Why do we remember our fallen military heroes?  This was the original purpose for Memorial Day when it was begun during the War Between the States.  We remember for two reasons:  One, God tells us to remember our past as a nation, so we will see His Providential Hand in it; and thus, He will become more real to us.  When we remember His work in the past, it aids our faith in believing Him for miracles now.  The Bible commands us to remember our history.  It states,

“Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.” (Deuteronomy 32:7)

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“Why Revival Tarries!”

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At twenty-three years of age, shortly after I had been led to a full surrender to Christ, I was introduced to a book which would shape my thinking to this present day.  The book was entitled, Why Revival Tarries.  It was written by an Englishman, Leonard Ravenhill; a man who practiced what he preached, and shaped a generation with a fresh vision of what it meant to be Christian; and especially what it meant to be called to preach in the Name of Christ.  Here is what this voice from God had to say.  Ravenhill wrote:

Why Revival Tarries 1“…But where are the Elijahs of God?  We know Elijah was “a man of like passions as we are,” (from James 5:17) but, alas, we are not men of like prayer as he was!  One praying man stands as a majority with God!  Today God is bypassing men — not because they are too ignorant, but because they are too self-sufficient.  Brethren, our abilities are our handicaps…!

(Ravenhill describes Israel in Elijah’s day like I would describe much Continue reading

“Our Vision Must Increase!”

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In traveling about this region of several states, I’ve noticed the many prayer meetings that have been taking place the last three years.  Many of those expressed great concern for the state of our nation and the elections of 2016.  Having won most of those elections I’ve been very interested to see if the prayer meetings would continue.  I’m happy to say many of them are.  However, I have a great concern.

Our Vision Must Increase 1Jim Cymbala, Pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, says that prayer is born out of a “felt need”.  We felt our need acutely before last fall’s elections.  We could see the persecution of Christians rising in this nation; we could see the degrading of our nation by previous administrations; we felt the growing socialist control over our children, especially if they were in a tax-supported school.  We cried to God out of hearts which felt the need of a change that we couldn’t work.  Many of us believe that God answered those desperate cries and mercifully granted us a President and many other government servants who are, at least, respectful of God, the Bible, and the name of Jesus.  They honor our flag and our Constitution.  Compared to what we’d had for many years, all this is so wonderful it’s easy to think the crisis has passed.  But don’t be deceived!

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“Giant Step Toward Educational Freedom!”

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On April 27th, President Trump did an astounding thing!  He reversed an 80-year-old policy concerning the relation of the national government to education in this land.  With an Executive Order he set as the official policy of the national government to “protect and preserve State and local control over” the nation’s educational system.  That is unprecedented since the national government began to reach into the area of education.  National control of schools has grown for over 80 years.  Now finally, there is an order from the White House to reverse that destructive trend.

Giant Step Toward Educational Freedom 1America’s Founders wanted no such control.  James Madison warned us on the floor of the very first Congress (and remember it was Madison who wrote most of the Constitution!) of the destruction that would come if the national government ever got involved in education.  It would mean that a few people in the national government could control the thinking of the rest of the nation by what it allowed, or disallowed, to be taught in the schools.

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“True Prayer is Our Hope for America”

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It had been extremely hot and dry.  There had hardly been any rain for twelve weeks.  The corn and other crops had wilted and looked to be beyond reviving.  This would mean starvation come winter.  There was no hope in their own ability to fix this situation.  But this group had learned to trust God, their Creator, as God, their Sustainer.  Thus, they called for a day of fasting and prayer to seek God’s face as to why He had withheld the rain.  After genuine repentance and worship that day in 1623, the rain began to fall that very night and to their astonishment, their corn revived and produced wonderfully that summer.  The Pilgrims proved, once again, that prayer to God Almighty, the Father of Jesus Christ, is the way to move things in this world!

True Prayer is Our Hope for America 1In the midst of our current crisis, we must remember that it is not up to us, but the Lord Himself, to change our hearts and forms of government.  While our part is to work with Him in what He’s doing, our praying will be what ultimately wins this battle.  God stirs us to prayer, reminding us,

“…you have not because you ask not.  You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it on your own desires.” (James 4:2-3)

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“God Aids Those Committed to Liberty”

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In the first two years of our War for Independence from England, George Washington’s army had very few victories.  They were out-manned, out-gunned, and out-supplied.  Yet they refused to give up and clung tenaciously to the hope of liberty.  And some miracles occurred in the winter and spring of 1778 which would begin to fulfill that hope.

As they had marched into Valley Forge to establish their winter camp, Washington spoke of how this was a most remarkable army.  Though just volunteer farmers, they had stood up to the British army, the greatest in the world, with dogged determination.  Even now, as they struggled into their winter camp, their sacrifice was evident.  Many had clothes which hung in threads, exposing their naked bodies to the cold.  Washington recorded how one could trace their steps by the path of blood left by many who had no shoes of any sort.  That winter over 2000 of the 6000 man army would die from lack of food and exposure to the elements.  Yet, they stayed.  Their love of liberty meant more than any physical hardship they were experiencing.

God Aids Those Committed to Liberty 1And in answer to prayer, God sent a man all the way from Continue reading

“When Men Stood For Liberty”

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On April 19, 1775, Pastor Jonas Clark in Lexington, Massachusetts had watched his men allow the British to fire first into their ranks, obeying the Biblical principle that only a defensive war is just.  One year later Pastor Clark would boldly proclaim about this event:

“From this day will be dated the liberty of the world.”

(America’s Providential History, M. Beliles-S. McDowell, 1989, pg. 141)

When Men Stood for Liberty 1What convinced him that civil liberty was being born for the world on that day?  For twenty years he had been teaching his congregation the principles of civil liberty from the Bible.  He believed Biblical teaching, done for decades before this day, had prepared the American people as no nation had ever been prepared for civil liberty.  And indeed this day would seem to “…proclaim liberty throughout the land to all the inhabitants thereof…” (Leviticus 25:10)

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“Man’s Hope – Being God’s Earthsuit”

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Most people live and die without ever finding the hope that they can be what God created them to be.  But you can have that hope!  Jesus Christ wants to step into you and live His life through you.  He wants to bring you into all He created you to be.  Thousands in the first three centuries found that hope.  Here’s how it happened as described in the book Why God Birthed America:

Man's Hope--Being God's Earthsuit 1“Jesus’ followers had been together a lot during those ten days after He had returned to heaven.  They had opened their hearts to each other in a way they had never done before.  Somehow, reflecting on Jesus’ different appearances made it easier to bare one’s thoughts – the hopes and the fears.  This opening of the heart began to work a oneness, a unity among them that made them feel as if they were a real part of the others:  An actual body of believers, joined together by the same thinking, moving in the same direction.

“They had decided to come together on the Day of Pentecost; a Feast which reminded them of God’s awesome power displayed when God gave the Ten Commandments.  Through the prophet Ezekiel, God had promised Continue reading

“It’s Enough!”

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When rulers try to rule without “the fear of God” (Exodus 18:21), they miss the very foundation of success.  The worldview that denies the existence of God, as well as His right to rule us and our institutions can end only in confusion and death to liberty.  That’s why in recent programs we’ve been sharing the Biblical foundations for ourselves and our nation from the book Why God Birthed America.  We continue with the story of Jesus’ Resurrection:

It's Enough 1“What Mary didn’t see in that Garden was the host of others who were there.  The many believers from the past who were standing around Jesus, waiting for the most triumphant entry ever staged.  They were the ‘spirits of just men made perfect.’ (Hebrews 12:22-23)  Abel, Noah, Moses, David, Daniel and many, many others.  They did not yet have their new bodies, like the one Jesus had.  But they knew His was the certain promise that theirs would one day come. (Ephesians 1:14)

“He was leading them from Paradise (the place where they had been at rest ever since their death) into heaven.  The Father in heaven had ever wanted them with Him, but something had to happen first.  Since all the spirit realm operates Continue reading