The Cost of Remaining Free

Jul 5, 2022 | Sermons, Uncategorized

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Tomorrow we celebrate 246 years of our declaration of independence. And I’ll tell you, I am so proud to be an American. Yes, we live in the greatest country on the face of the earth. As a matter of fact, we live in the only country. That was founded as a Christian nation.

[00:00:31] Yes. Before those pilgrims got off the bolt, they pinned a document. It was called the Mayflower compact and it began by stating their purpose for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith. That is our foundation. What a glorious foundation. Amen. Second Corinthians three 11 [00:01:00] says for no other foundation, Canman laid on that, which is already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

[00:01:07] Our country was founded on the foundation of Jesus Christ. The Mayflower continue continues in the presence of God. We covenant and combine ourselves. To form a civic body politic. In other words, some form of government, why for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the Ensa for said, what are the ends of, for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith?

[00:01:45] That is our foundation now. I’m going to step on some toes today. I’m going to maybe challenge your knowledge of history. We all learn in school that the American revolution started in the [00:02:00] 1770s, but that’s not true. The American revolution really started in the 1730s with preachers. Like Jonathan Edwards and George Whitfield and many others.

[00:02:15] That was the first great awakening. And, we went from awakening to awakening. As a matter of fact, let me give you another ti bit of history that you may not know between the first great awakening and the second great awakening. There was a fiery black preacher by the name of Harry Sier.

[00:02:35] He was operating in the early 1800. Harry Hoosier was called the greatest orator in America. And Harry Hoosier was a great evangelist, decided to go west. You know what west was at that time, Indiana, as a matter of fact, Harry Hoosier converted so many [00:03:00] people in Indiana that all those followers of Jesus Christ that got converted to Harry Hosier began being.

[00:03:08] The Hoosiers is poetic justice. Most people in Indiana don’t know that they’re called Sier because of that very black preacher by the name of Harry Hoosier. But anyway, let’s go back to the declaration to this first great awakening was the spark that ignited the American revolution. So a matter of fact, if we look at the declaration of independence, And one thing that was very unique that Colonel west did is he read the entire declaration of independence at the end of the first service.

[00:03:48] If you haven’t done that’s a good homework to do. As a matter of fact, it is a pity that most children today don’t even know the Preem. It wasn’t that long [00:04:00] ago that was required here, memorizing the preamble of the declaration, the preamble of the constitution. They don’t even know that it starts with the people talking about the constitution, I’m gonna take a couple of minutes on the preamble of the declaration and just take a little exce.

[00:04:19] We hold this truth to be self evident. That means anyone. I don’t get it. Yeah, that’s right. That’s right. That we are created, we are created in the image of God. We need to realize amen that we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable. The only thing that makes those rights unable is because they come from God, because if they come from government, guess what government can take them away. And they’re trying every day to do just that among which are life, Liberty, and the pursuit of [00:05:00] happiness. And by the way, those are listed in order of importance.

[00:05:05] And the most important of them is life. Life praise God that just a week ago, we saw a great victory for life in America,

[00:05:19] and we saw something be done to try to, you can never erase to change the curse. After 62 million babies have been murdered in America through abortion. Life is the most important. Let me give you another tidbit. Second amendment. We got a lot of second amendment lovers in this room. That’s right. As a matter of fact, pastor Chris was telling me, we were trying to discuss who has more ammunition in their home.

[00:05:51] I’m not talking about guns because everybody has a gun in their home and nobody’s gonna take money away. I’m sure nobody’s gonna take yours away. but did [00:06:00] you know that the second amendment of the constitution is inherit in that England will right to life? Because if you have an unable right to life from God, you have the right to protect your family, yourselves and your family.

[00:06:16] That’s why the right to keep on bear arms shall not be INFR. Yes. It’s intrinsic in that inable right to life Liberty. We’re gonna talk about Liberty for the rest of today, so I’ll just leave it. And then the third one says the pursuit of happiness. And the thing that is sticks out is it doesn’t say that happiness is a right, like the loos.

[00:06:47] Try to tell you that happines is a right. The government owes you a living, the government owes you. Nothing. It’s not happiness. That is all right. It’s the pursuit of. Yes, [00:07:00] that means you gotta work for it. Individual responsibilities, an integral part of this book. That’s right. That’s right. An, An integral part of America.

[00:07:11] Although it’s been tried to be erased and erased life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And then the next sentence is so important. It is being so trample upon. It says that governments are institu. to protect or to preserve those rights. That’s it? That’s the whole purpose of government is to protect those rights of life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

[00:07:40] Yeah. Do you think they overreach? I think they overreach a bunch and then it says, and I’m going to paraphrase that when governments sees to perform that function, it is our right. It is our duty to remove that government and replace it to another [00:08:00] gov from another government. How do we do that through our vote?

[00:08:09] If you don’t vote, you’re part of the problem.

[00:08:16] Yeah. And so let’s just go back to history. If you look at the declaration of independence, I count 26 grievances against king George in the declaration. Did you know that each and every one of those grievances were preached from the pulpits of America for 10 years prior to Jefferson riding them in the declaration, you could consider the declaration of independence.

[00:08:48] As a series of sermon summaries, it was pastors from the pulpit calling out king George for the [00:09:00] atrocities that the British were perpetrating against the American people. Now, the question that begs an answer is where are the it’s? Where are those pastors today? You’re so blessed that you have a pastor like pastor Chris.

[00:09:17] That is unas shame about proclaiming the whole council of God. We need to give him an applause because here is a man of God that proclaims the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, but, pastor Chris, the sad thing is that you are an exception and not the rule. There’s so many pastors that are hiding behind their pulp.

[00:09:46] Scared to death of not being politically correct? It is about time. We become biblically, correct? Instead of politically, correct? Hallelujah. Yeah.[00:10:00] 

[00:10:03] I’m by the way, did you know that at that time, when pastors preach, they had a written sermon and that sermon was published in the newspapers. Whether you went to church or you didn’t go to church, you got the message, you got the message. Remember Paul Revere, the Britishers are coming. The Britishers are coming.

[00:10:28] Did you know, first of all, that there was someone else writing with Paul RRE. There was a black Patriot plot riding with Paul Reve by the name of what went towards chess will. Did you know that Paul Revere was going to a place in specific. He was going to the home of pastor Jonas Clark at the home of pastor Jonas Clark.

[00:10:56] There were two Patriots, John Hancock [00:11:00] and Samuel Adams. Of course you remember from your history classes, the first battle for our independence. The battle of Lexington, but did you know that the battle of Lexington was fought right outside the church of pastor Jonas Clark, all the colonists that died at that battle, except one were members of pastor Jonas Clark’s church.

[00:11:30] You know why? Because the pastor and all the name from their congregation, we’re at the forefront of that battle. Second battle. Battle of Concord fought right outside the church of Concord. And then the British began retreating northward towards Boston. And you probably read in school that Mia engaged the British soldiers as they were retreating northward, [00:12:00] and that they kill approximately 600 British soldiers on that.

[00:12:06] But what history doesn’t tell you, because it has been erased is that those Mia were primarily composed of pastors and the name from their congregations. Let me talk to you about my favorite pastor. His name was John Peter Linberg. Pastor Linberg was one of many pastors at the British greatly. they called them the black robe regiment because they all wore long black robes.

[00:12:39] Pastor John Peter Muhlenberg was preaching one day in early 17, 76 in his church in Woodstock, Virginia. He was a Lutheran pastor, his Trump pastor he’s preaching on equally CTI chapter three. He concludes his message with verse eight. [00:13:00] That says there’s a time for war and a time for peace. He pulls a musket from behind his pulpit and he says, this is a time for war.

[00:13:12] He unbuttons his black robe to uncover his kernel’s uniform in the continental army. He turns to his congregation and he says, how many of you men will follow. To go fight for our independence. 300 men followed pastor Colonel, John Peter. Linberg that Sunday to go fight for our independence. Now, meanwhile, Peter had a brother Frederick Mullen Burke, also a pastor in New York city.

[00:13:49] And Frederick is sending letters to Peter for the sake of the young people here. Letters is what we used before the time of email and text[00:14:00] 

[00:14:02] So Frederick sending letters to Peter separation of church and state. You shouldn’t be involving politics. You should just be preaching the gospel until. The British burn Frederick’s church and then Frederick said maybe I better get involved. How many of you have seen the movie, the Patriot, most of you, do you remember in that movie, the British burning a church?

[00:14:35] The British burn, many churches just in the state of New York, the British burn, 19 churches. Do you know why. Because the revolution was being fostered in the churches. Again, the question is where are those churches today?

[00:14:55] I’ll tell you, we need to understand [00:15:00] that America is in a dire condition. It is today because of the failure of the church. It is amazing that if you look at America today, the fastest growing churches in America are what are called seeker friendly churches, which is a synonym for lukewarm churches.

[00:15:25] Pastors are just tickling men’s and women’s ears while the country’s going to hell in a hand basket. And that’s where we’re today, but I’ll tell you what. The church is at fault and the church has come up with all kinds of excuses. I remember for years, all the Johnson amendment was submitted as a writer in an appropriations bill in 1954.

[00:15:54] We’re talking about almost 70 years ago. How many churches have been prosecuted? [00:16:00] Or shut down on the de Jones amendment zero. It is a total empty threat, but it served a purpose. It gave pastors an excuse to continue to hide behind their pulpit and not proclaim the whole council of God. Now, there are lots of excuses that pastors give to not get involved.

[00:16:24] One of them is what Frederick. God just called me to preach the gospel. And I said in that Sanon voice, my answer to them is what is the gospel? Because the gospel is a lot more than John three 16. As a matter of fact, the apostle Paul said in the book of box, my hands are free from the blood of all men, because I have not shown to declare unto you the whole council of.

[00:16:58] The whole council of [00:17:00] God goes from Genesis one, one to the end of revelation. And let me tell you something. The Bible has a lot to say about politics. As a matter of fact, let me shock you a little more. Jesus was a highly political figure. Who do you think Jesus confronted? The political establishment, who do you think were the Pharisees and the sades and the priesthood and the high priest and the king.

[00:17:28] They were all puppets of Rome. As a matter of fact, they even had to prostitute their theology to accommodate worshiping Caesar as a God. It was either that or their heads. I’ll tell you, I Remember in, I think it was my last trip to Israel. I was in accessory of Philippi. Accessory of Philippi was the most idol city during the [00:18:00] time of Jesus.

[00:18:02] It was a Hellenistic city built by Alexander de great where they worshiped the devil. They had a deep pit. Which they called the gates of hell, where they sacrifice life babies to the devil. And then, if you look through the gospels, you find that Jesus always spoke relative to the environment he was in.

[00:18:30] So Peter, Jesus, his accessory of Philippi, and this is where he ask his disciples. Whom do you say that I. Peter makes that glorious declaration, thou art of Christ, the son of the living, God. And Jesus said, Peter flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my father who is in heaven and upon this rock, not Peter, but the declaration of Peter [00:19:00] thou art to Christ, the son of the living God, upon that rock, I will build my church.

[00:19:07] And the gate, so hell shall not prove prevail against it. If you were to ask a hundred Christians, maybe even a hundred pastors, the great majority of them. If you ask him, what does that word church, that word Alaia mean? Practically, all of them

[00:19:25] will say it means the cold out once and that’s not incorrect. But that was not the meaning of that word Alaia 2000 years ago in the time of Jesus at that time, that word Alaia meant the ruling class, the movers and the shakers, the ones who sat at the gate, the ones who led that whole city state.

[00:19:50] That’s what God has called out the church to be the head and not the tale. Amen. Pretty hard for a tale to walk [00:20:00] the dog. That’s what we’re trying to do. And when you understand that when Jesus said, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, that is not a defensive statement.

[00:20:15] That is an offensive statement. Yes. We stormed the gates of hell. We kicked down the gates of hell. I was. Not too long ago, talking to a young man, who’s going to a cemetery seminary, they’re surnames. And this guy, this young man says, well as Matthew as the great commission says therefore, and I say whoa, wait just a minute.

[00:20:45] Master you. The great commission does not start in Matthew 28 19. You need to go one verse four, Matthew 28, 18. Jesus said all power or all [00:21:00] authority in heaven and in earth as being given unto me, that is unto Jesus. What are the next three words? Beginning of verse 19. Therefore go ye therefore. Yeah. So in other words, Jesus is saying, because all power, all authority has been given unto me.

[00:21:22] Therefore you go, you know what that is? That is a delegation of authority. Jesus is delegating his authority to you and I to go in the name of Jesus and occupy territory. Good look, chapter 19, the parable of the pounds. What did the master say? When he left occupy till I come occupy till come. If Colonel west was still here, he would tell you that word occupies a [00:22:00] military term.

[00:22:03] You need to occupy the territory. And normally when you have to occupy a territory, you have to fight to get there. It’s The children of Israel. God says, I give you the land. I give you the promised land, but you know what? When they crossed the Jordan, they had to fight to possess it.

[00:22:22] He doesn’t come to you from the sky. You gonna fight to process it. See with the, see we’ve diluted the message of the gospel. We diluted. The meaning of being a Christian. And we just think it’s just sitting at home in front of the idiot box and just having what every once in a while. Praying, gimme gimme the name of Jesus.

[00:22:52] Amen. And that’s the extent of our Christian life. I’ll tell you what to whom [00:23:00] much he’s giving much is require. Yeah, let me tell you the biggest excuse I hear from pastors, not wanting to get involved separation of church and state, same excuse that Fredenberg tried to use against his brother separation of church and state.

[00:23:20] How many of you know that separation church and state is not in the constitution is not in the declaration. Where does it come from? It comes from a letter that the Danbury Baptist from Rhode Island wrote then president Thomas Jefferson. Now let me backtrack a minute and let me explain myself, what do you mean by the Danbury Baptist?

[00:23:50] Did you know that the original 13. Each of those colors basically only had one [00:24:00] denomination. Rhode Island was Baptist. Maryland was Catholic. Massachusetts was Congregationalists. Pennsylvania was Quaker. Virginia was Lutheran with a mix of Anglican. Do you know why they each only had one denomin.

[00:24:19] Because it was pastors and the men and women from their church that formed the colonies. And then they got together and they said how do we do this government thing? As a matter of fact, I wanna give you some homework research, the original 13 constitutions did, in all of them, you had to be a believer in Jesus Christ to run for public office.

[00:24:48] It was a requirement that you believe in Jesus Christ to for public office. Don’t tell me America was not founded as a Christian country. Absolutely. It was. [00:25:00] So anyway, to understand this letter to Jefferson, we have to go back 200 years. In the early 16 hundreds, when the king of England, a Catholic decided to rebel against the Pope in Rome and he decided I am going to become my own Pope.

[00:25:25] And he found that the church of England, the Anglican church. And then he said, if you are not a member of the Anglican church, you are a, her. And you will be persecuted. That’s what drove the pilgrims to America to have the freedom to worship almighty God. So now let move. Let’s move forward 200 years to the time that they are writing this letter to Jefferson.

[00:25:55] the Danbury Baptist were not just writing on behalf of themselves. [00:26:00] They were writing, expressing the concerns of all 13 colonies. It’s this new government going to impose a state denomination upon with the people. So that is the motivation for that letter to Jefferson. So Jefferson writes a letter. , but not just addressing the Danbury Baptist to whom the letter is sent, but he’s addressing the concerns of all 13 colonies.

[00:26:34] And he begins the letter by saying, believing with you that religion is a matter that lays solely between man and his God that he also account to no one for his faith or his worship. In other words, it is between you and God. Nobody has the right to interfere. Not even government that’s greatly under attack today.

[00:26:59] Isn’t [00:27:00] it. Jefferson continues that their legislature should make no all respecting and establishing religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. In other words, he calls verbatim from the first amendment of the constitution. And then he says, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.

[00:27:26] If you look at those three statements in context, it is absolutely obvious that Jefferson is talking about a one way wall, a one way wall to prevent government from imposing a state religion upon with the people. And one way wall to prevent government from interfer. With our X free exercise of religion in no way, shape or form.

[00:27:53] Can you infer that Jefferson is saying that the church should not be [00:28:00] involved in every area of society. As a matter of fact, Jesus said exactly the opposite in Matthew chapter five, Jesus said you are the salt of the earth. Salt is a. , but in order for salt to preserve anything, you have to put it upon that, which you want to preserve.

[00:28:26] That’s out there in the marketplace. Jesus also said first he said, I am the light of the world, but then he turned around and said, you are the light of the world. Let me ask you a question. First of all. Let me tell you light is worthless, unless you pointed to darkness. Read John chapter three versus 19 20 21.[00:29:00] 

[00:29:00] And I tell you what, when you point light to darkness, they’re gonna come on, come with ING teeth at you because it exposes their evil deeds, but. Life is worthless. Unless you pointed to darkness, that’s out there in the marketplace. We’re gonna have to stop just playing church inside the four walls while the country’s going to hell in hand baskets out there.

[00:29:27] That’s right. That’s good. We need to take the church out there. Now. Let me step on some to. A minute ago. I said, Jesus said you are the light of the world. Yes. Let me ask you a question. What are you doing with your light? What are you doing with your light? Are you hiding it under a Bush? Are you hiding it under your appeal on the you appeal or pastors?

[00:29:57] Are you hiding it behind the pulpit? [00:30:00] The word of God tells us to whom much he’s given. Which is required. Again, I’m gonna ask you the question. What are you doing with your light

[00:30:15] fire? Stapleton tells you say ouch. And do something about it. let me tell you the Bible says that we will have to render an account of every idle word that comes out of our. I believe the opposite is also true. We’re gonna have to render an account of all the words that should have come out of our mouth, but we were too chicken, 200

[00:30:45] pastor Charles Finney. The leader of the second grade awakening is speaking to a group of pastors. And he says, if our politics. Has [00:31:00] become so corrupt that the very foundations of our nation are falling apart. Is that happening today? Yes. He also said if Satan rules, the wor that holds of legislation, the pool bid is responsible for it’s our public press lacks moral discrimination.

[00:31:24] The pulped is responsible for. Unless you say he’s talking to the pastors, doesn’t have anything to do with me. Let me tell you something. We all have a pulpit, right? Every one of us has a pulpit. It may be the place where you work. It may be young people, the place where you go to school, it may be your immediate family.

[00:31:45] Your pulpit is your circle of influence right now. Again, the greater your circle, the greater the responsibility. We all have a pulp.

[00:31:58] Charles Finney [00:32:00] concluded by saying, let us be, do not forget this and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation. Let us be thoroughly awake to our responsibility with respect to the morals of this nation. I’ve heard so many pastors say. Politics cannot legislate morality.

[00:32:27] Have you heard it? You can talk to me. Have you heard it? Yes. Yes. I’m not gonna ask you if you said it, politics cannot legislate morality. That’s a lie politics, legislates morality all the time. Let me give you five examples. 1960. Prayer was removed from all schools in America. There may be some people here old enough to remember when we prayed in school [00:33:00] that became illegal.

[00:33:01] After 1962, a year later in 1963, the Bible was removed from all public schools. Let me ask you a question. Do you know who printed the first Bible in America? Congress printed the first Bible in. The first thing they did, the Bible was just a small about the size of my phone. It was a pocket Bible and it was given free to every member of the armed forces.

[00:33:31] And then it became the principal textbook in all schools from kindergarten through graduate school. And it was sold for over 200 years. And in 1960, The Bible was banned from all public schools. But, in spite of those two are bombing decisions, removal of prayer and removal of the Bible. The church remains [00:34:00] silent.

[00:34:01] They are excused is a political issue. How can you call prayer a political issue? How can you call Bible study a political issue? But that’s exactly what the church. The consequence of that silence, teen pregnancy skyrocketed after 1963. And so did violent crime. 10 years later in 19 73, 9, unelected justices justice Supreme court decided that a baby in the womb did not have that unable right to life from our creator and they legalize abortion.

[00:34:37] Again, the church remains silent. same excuse 62 million babies have been murdered in America through abortion. How different could it have been if pastors after 1962 have said not on my watch and have [00:35:00] spoken out boldly instead of being this year, it could have been 30 years ago or more. It is our fault.

[00:35:11] Then in 2015, June of 2015, that same Supreme court said that God got it wrong. Genesis 1 27. God says, let us create man in our own image, in the image of God created, he them. Male and female created. Hi them. Remember pastor, you were talking about pronouns. It’s very clear. Male and female created hi them.

[00:35:47] And then he said for this reason, shall man leave his father and mother and cling to his own wife. It was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. And then.[00:36:00] 

[00:36:04] Now we have the age of warism where gender reassignment is being taught in kindergarten. In first, second, third grade, where kids are taught repeatedly. God made a mistake. They don’t even mention God. You may have something if you look, but you are, that’s not. God made a mistake. You’re really a girl or you’re really a boy.

[00:36:34] I was talking to someone the other day that was talking to somebody in California. And this lady said my daughter had a baby and this friend of mine asked that, that lady is it a boy or a girl? And this woman in California said we’re going to let the child decide. That’s an abomination before.

[00:36:56] That is raising your fist at God. That’s saying [00:37:00] God made a mistake. Yeah. Let me tell you

[00:37:06] it is our fault. It is our fault because we have become so complacent and then the other excuse that everybody uses politics is a dirty business. I don’t want any part of it. Have you heard. Talk to me. Have you heard it again? I’m not gonna ask if you said it. Most of us have said it. Politics is a dirty business.

[00:37:31] I don’t want any power of it. Why is politics a dirty business? Because the people of God have not gotten involved prove verse 29 and two, when the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice when the wicked very true people mourn. Now who are the righteous and I’m not talking about self righteousness.

[00:37:58] Yeah. Second Corinthians [00:38:00] 5 21 says that he, God made him Jesus who knew no sin to become sin for us. That we may be made the righteousness of God in Christ. Yeah. Amen. The reality is if you are in Christ, you are the righteousness of God. If you are in Christ, God sees you as righteous as Jesus. Amen. Now, if you have a little problem with that and you don’t allow just say, oh, I’m, your false humility does not allow you to re receive that statement.

[00:38:31] Let me tell you, you only got two choices. You either got God’s righteousness or you got self righteousness take you pick. I pick his righteousness. Amen. Yeah. When the righteous are in authority that people rejoice when the wicked bury through people mourn, but. If the righteous are not running for office, if the righteous are not even voting, then what’s left the wicked, [00:39:00] electing the wicked, and it becomes our fault.

[00:39:04] Galatians chapter six, verse seven, it’s called the law. The harvest do not be deceive. God is not mocked for whatsoever. A man saw it. That shall he also reap, right? Your vote is a seed. Make sure you are sawing it on fertile ground. What it will produce a harvest 30 and 60 and a hundred fold. It is our responsibility to vote for righteous men and women to protect us to that represent us.

[00:39:43] Let me tell. we are not a democracy. Understand this democracy never works. Democracy. Democracy has never worked. Let me give you the perfect example of a democracy. Democracy is the [00:40:00] rule of the majority under a democracy. The minority has no. The perfect example of a democracy is Ruwan. The S and the Tutsis, the 80% kill the 20%, 2 million people were killed in Rwanda because of democracy.

[00:40:21] Now we’re not a democracy. We are a constitutional representative Republic, not on the rule of the majority, because on the, the rule of the majority, the minority has zero, we are a constitutional representative Republic under the rule of law where the rights of each individual is protected.

[00:40:43] Let us cherish what we have. But again, the Bible says to whom much is given much is required. I could speak for another half hour, but they, the 45 minutes they gave me had already done. and so just on behalf of those of you that your [00:41:00] stomach is already gr. Let’s wrap this up and I wanna wrap it up with a verse scripture, Galatians chapter five, verse one, stand fast.

[00:41:10] Therefore in the Liberty, where with Christ has set you free and do not entangle yourselves again with a Yoko Bondish well, let me first look at that verse in the context of our political arena because of our passivity. We have self imposed ourself, a yo bondage. It’s about time. We muscle our mouth and we shout it from the housetops.

[00:41:42] Yeah. It’s about time that we hold those elected officials accountable. Yeah. We need to realize that we don’t work for them. They work for us. Yes, sir. And we have the power to hire them. And to fire [00:42:00] them. How do we do that through our vote? That means that we need to make sure that we vote and we vote righteousness because righteousness assault as a nation.

[00:42:14] But sin is a reproach to any people. Now don’t believe what a candidate for public office tells you, because they’re gonna tell you what they think you want to hear. Jesus said, You shall know them by their fruits. It’s time. You do some fruit checking and bold righteousness. If we do that, let me tell you, there is no verse of scripture that describes the condition in America today, better than due Ronald chapter 30 verse 19, where God says I set before you today, life and.

[00:42:55] The blessing and the curse. So God says, so choose [00:43:00] live that you and your descendants might live. Let me tell you, we are not even fighting this battle just for ourselves. We’re fighting this battle for the future of our children and our children’s children. Yes. And let me tell you a very sovereign statement.

[00:43:22] If we lose this battle. They will not have a future. If that doesn’t set you on fire, your wood is all wet. We are fighting for the future of our children and our children’s children. I remember president Ronald Reagan once said, freedom is not free. Freedom is not passed down from generation to generation in our bloodstream.

[00:43:50] Every generation has to fight. To protect it and preserve it. Or we may find ourselves in our [00:44:00] sunset years talking to our children and our children’s children about what it was like when men were free in America. I don’t know about you. I’m not willing to have that conversation. I will do everything I can to make sure that America.

[00:44:17] Remains that shining city on a hill to the glory of God.