“Our Freedom Document”

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The Bible says, “Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1)

Ladies and Gentlemen: The following document is the reason you and I, in America, are free:

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitles them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Our Freedom Document - Heritage Ministries of Kentucky“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Continue reading

“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)

Secondly, remembering our past helps us know Continue reading

“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)

The story really begins the day before as children, playing in the streets of Boston, but trained to listen, gained Continue reading

“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

“Alive – Part 3”

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Jesus had been dead three days.  Some of the women who had followed Him came to His tomb early and had found the stone door rolled away and His body gone!  They had told His disciples, and Peter and John had come to the grave site and seen for themselves that His body was gone.  But now the others had left and only Mary Magdalene remained.  It is here we pick up the story from the book, Why God Birthed America

1Alive--Part 3“Mary did not want to leave.  She stood there a few steps from the entrance to the grave, trying to sort out all that had happened.  The angels had said He was alive.  Jesus Himself had told them He would come back to life.  But could that really be?  She moved closer to the entrance.  Questions were flying through her mind.  Could He really be alive again?

She didn’t know how long she stood there lost in thought.  But as she put her head on the doorway and wept, she was instantly blinded with light!  There they were again!  The two shining creatures she and the other women had seen earlier!  They looked at her with compassion.

‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ they asked.

‘Because they’ve taken away my Lord and I don’t know where they’ve put Him,’ she wailed.  She turned her head away, having no stamina which could Continue reading

“Patrick’s Breastplate”

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It has been said of Patrick, the great missionary to Ireland during the 400s, he “found Patrick's Breastplate1Ireland all heathen and left it all Christian”.  And while, no doubt, that statement is not completely true, it, no doubt, has much truth in it because Patrick was used of God powerfully in converting the Irish to Christ and helping them structure their government so that it would protect for centuries the right to share the Gospel of Christ with the next generation.  Patrick’s understanding and submission to God brought tremendous power from the Holy Spirit to his life.  You hear his understanding of God and this world God created and controls in what is known as Patrick’s Breastplate.  Hear the power of God in it!  He states:

“I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through the belief in the threeness,
Through the confession of the oneness
Of the Creator of Creation

“I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth with his baptism,
Through the strength of his crucifixion with his burial,
Through the strength of his resurrection with his ascension,
Through the strength of his descent for the Judgment Day. Continue reading