Written by Darlene Quiring
Memorial Day is a day that we set aside remember those who have fallen in battle to establish and then defend the rights that we often take for granted in America.These freedoms are not free but were bought and paid for by the blood of American men and women who loved this country more than their own lives and by the blessings of God. You see, America has the greatest army on earth, yet we cannot afford to rely on our own strength, might, and power and reject Gods principles found in the Bible. If we are to continue to enjoy the freedom we hold dear, we must return to the Lord and honor His commandments.
In Psalms 33:16-20, we read, No king is saved by the multitude of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by great strength. A horse is a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength. Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy, To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield. ( NKJV)
In the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin referenced Psalms 127:1 which states, Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. ( NKJV) How long can we stand by and violate Gods commandments; how long can we continue to murder 1.2 million unborn children per year; how long can we reject the principles of God and continue to still have God guarding our city, guarding our country? We need to turn back to God.
The church for the last 100 years has sat on the sidelines and remained silent, withdrawn from society. Weve sat by while the idea that God created the heaven and the earth was replaced by the idea that we happened by chance and that our ancestors were monkeys who hung in a tree. We stood by while prayer, the Bible, andthe Ten Commandments were removed from schools.We sat by while the sexual revolution changed boundaries and the perception of what is acceptable conduct between a man and a woman or even a man and a man or a woman and a woman. We sat by while over 55,000,000 perborn children were slain by abortion. We stood by while radical homosexual activists have worked to undermine traditional marriage. It is time that we stand by no more! It is time that we rise up and take back our cities for God! It is time that we rise up and take back our states and country for God!
Proverbs 11:11 proclaims, By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. (NKJV)
Proverbs 14:34 states, Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people. (NKJV)
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20 NKJV)
1 Timothy 3:15 – I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. (NKJV)
God has called us to be the light of the world. He has called us to be the salt of the earth. He has called us to be obedient to His commandments. We need to stand. We need to be obedient. We need to let our light so shine that men may see and glorify our Father God in Heaven.
Our Puritan forefathers dreamed of building a city set upon the hill. Ronald Reagan spoke about the city set upon a hill. We need restore this nation to be once again that city set upon a hill.
There was one time in America when the church was the pillar and ground of truth. There was one time in America when the ministers preached a sermon and it impacted the nation. There was one time in America where ministers preached election day sermons and called for their people to vote for Christians to rule over them, for people who would uphold Biblical values. We need to reclaim that place in society.