Newsletter – January 2023

In 1998 David Wilkerson wrote a book “America’s Last Call”. I believe that America is getting closer to that last call. God has given me such a burden for our nation. I do believe that America is facing a choice. We will repent or God’s judgment will fall on America. I have written newsletters for 40 years and I felt that I needed to start another one. This will be an email newsletter about what is happening in our culture. We need to be informed about what is happening. I will write on varying subjects, Socialism, Woke, CRT, Communism and Freedom. I also have a new website, the website will have information on books that we need to read in order to be informed about what is happening. Please pray for us as we start this project. I know that Satan does not want you informed about what he is doing, but we are victorious in Jesus Christ.

Our Fight for Our Freedom

We are in a battle for our freedom. What is freedom? Freedom is understood as either having the ability to act or change without constraint or to possess the power and resources to fulfill one’s purposes unhindered.

We are in a battle in which I do not think most people understand what the fight is all about. I have watched as the America I love has gone downhill. I do not live in the same America I grew up in. I grew up in a small town in central Alabama. We did not even lock our doors. The kids played outside and there was no worry about anything bad happening. This is not the case today. We have got to do a better job to preserve our freedoms, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise.  Freedom was the exception in history, not the rule and it must be nurtured and defended. “Freedom is special and rare. It is fragile; it needs to be protected.” (President Reagan)   Our nation was founded on freedom. Our founding fathers founded a nation that was free. It seems that we are trying to wipe out our history. We must learn about what our founding fathers had in mind when they wrote our constitution. Our nation is free because we were founded on God the Creator. The real American Revolution took place in the hearts and minds of colonists as they began to understand that certain rights, granted by God, were universal and applied to all men, not a select few. And these sacred and undeniable rights came from a higher power, which superseded kings and country alike, and the right to life and the liberty to live that life in pursuit of happiness was available to every living being by the Creator of heaven and earth. Our morals affect our freedom.

“When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability.” (Proverbs 28:2) Our freedom depends on our government. Political instability is the consequence and judgment for a nation’s sins. Rebelling against the God of heaven exposes a nation to civil corruption, decay, or revolution. The greatest boon to a land is a leader fearing God and following righteousness. His rule will preserve, prolong, protect, and prosper a country. The contrasting histories of Israel and Judah and their kings, recorded carefully in the Bible for your learning, testify to this political fact.

No nation on earth today exalts God and His righteousness; therefore the world’s political environment is quite unstable, whether it is individual nations or combinations of them. The nations that have set themselves most openly against God and truth are generally the most unstable. The frequency of coups, turmoil, and revolutions in a nation often reflects its degree of rebellion against divine authority and Bible holiness.

When a nation rejects God – and rejects His Word – they are walking in a way that will eventually destroy that nation.  As they reject Him, they will reject things like wisdom, caution, discernment, discretion, and restraint.  What will replace these things are the calls by the populace for instant change to fix any perceived problem quickly.   Rejecting God will also bring a population to its knees as moral degradation and a lack of good character pervades society – at all levels.

What will it be for our land – for our nation?  I grieve as I watch leaders from both sides of the aisle make choices that only lead our nation into greater and greater transgression. I grieve as I watch and wonder if our nation would even tolerate a leader who holds genuinely biblical views on sexual morality, marriage, divorce, racism, gender, violence, obedience to the laws of our land, and abortion?   But I also grieve that  all along the way as these things have arisen – that the church has failed to respond with brokenness, humility, repentance (for our own sins in these areas),  love (for those trapped in sin) , and prayer for genuine revival first in us – then spiritual awakening in our land. In the United States it is not enough to just curse the darkness we choose to see in others. We must be people of understanding and knowledge of our own sins too. Maybe then we will be in a position to offer a more honest assessment of the transgression of our land?  Will it eventually be “many princes” for our land in an overthrow or a coup? I do not long for one – but in light of current events –   we may be watching this proverb come to fruition in our nation.

What can you do? Live the righteous life God requires in His Word and pray for your nation and its leaders. “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2) You might be the one the Lord looks to as the intercessor for the peace and prolonging of the state. It is the duty of every God-fearing citizen to seek His mercy toward a wicked land. “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But only to rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.” (Nelson Mandela, The long walk to freedom, 1995)

Our fight is not ended in America. We have stopped fighting for our freedom. We have the feeling why fight, I can do nothing. This is not true. How do we fight?  We fight by being involved in our community and knowing what is going on in our world, by lifting up our leaders in prayer every day. We need to be educated on what is threatening our freedom. Do you understand socialism, woke, Critical Race Theory? These are just a few of the things that are taking our freedoms away. I will be writing on them in future newsletters. Our only hope is Jesus Christ. I will also be writing on revival and how we can have revival in our nation.

“My faith in the American people and our Constitution will always be boundless. No system has ever been more perfectly designed to protect freedom, no people have ever done more good for mankind. Someday—and soon—we will once again have a government as good as our people. And when we do, the time we are passing through today will be only a footnote in our history. What we did once, we will do again.”  (Mike Pence)

We have become Complacent

A complacent person is very pleased with themselves or feel that they do not need to do anything about a situation, even though the situation may be uncertain or dangerous. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

Billy Graham’s words are, helpful on this subject. In a declining culture, one of its characteristics is that the ordinary people are unaware of what is happening. Only those who know and can read the signs of decadence are posing the questions that as yet have no answers. Mr. Average Man is comfortable in his complacency and as unconcerned as a silverfish ensconced in a carton of discarded magazines on world affairs. He is not asking any questions, because his social benefits from the government give him a false security. This is his trouble and his tragedy. Modern man has become a spectator of world events, observing on his television screen without becoming involved. He watches the ominous events of our times pass before his eyes, while he sips his beer in a comfortable chair. He does not seem to realize what is happening to him. He does not understand that his world is on fire and that he is about to be burned with it.