“A City upon a Hill” from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.
From Wikipedia: This scripture was cited at the end of Puritan John Winthrop‘s lecture or treatise, “A Model of Christian Charity” delivered on March 21, 1630 at Holyrood Church in Southampton before his first group of Massachusetts Bay colonists embarked on the ship Arbella to settle Boston. Winthrop warned his fellow Puritans that their new community would be “as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us”, meaning, if the Puritans failed to uphold their covenant with God, then their sins and errors would be exposed for all the world to see: “So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world”. Winthrop’s lecture was forgotten for nearly two hundred years until the Massachusetts Historical Society published it in 1838. It remained an obscure reference for more than another century until Cold War era historians and political leaders made it relevant to their time, crediting Winthrop’s text as the foundational document of the idea of American exceptionalism.
Come to FBC in Glenwood, NM this morning if you do not have a Church home……..
What has happened to America? We left God….We have and are working falsely with God. We have turned the Church into Hollywood. We have allowed the government to control God’s Church. We have bowed down to the government. We have watered down the message of God, is the Ten Commandments preached in your Church? Is the Great Commission preached in your Church? Is hell preached in your Church?
What to do? I will preach on that this morning at 11am at FBC in Glenwood! Love in Jesus to you all. Please pray for my message and my safety, NO ELK ON THE ROAD!
I tell it like it is in the love of Jesus, but this is why I do not get invited to some Churches. I tell it like it is because souls are at stake. I want everyone to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. AMEN!
Let me share this with you………
‘The Return’ National Day of Prayer and Repentance follows 19th Anniversary of 9/11
September 26th Launches Invitation for America to Turn Back to God
New York, NY — When al-Qaeda’s used airliners on 9/11 in a deadly attack, Americans seemed poised to return to her Christian roots, but in the nineteen years since, repentance cooled. Now, thousands of pastors, congregations and individuals are preparing to attend the “The Return: National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentancean invitation to all Americans to turn from sin back to God through prayer and repentance.
The image of hijacked airliners becoming missiles combined with COVID-19, tumbling monuments, and nightly riots may serve to rekindle the desire of many to ask God difficult questions about the future of a nation whose very currency proclaims, “In God We Trust.” “The Return” is designed for Americans to get honest with themselves and the God of their forefathers.
WHAT: “The Return” is a movement that calls on parachurch organizations, congregations, and individuals to humble themselves in repentance and anticipate God’s redemption and restoration.
WHERE: Washington Mall, between the Washington Monument and Capitol Hill (coordinated events throughout America’s cities, towns, houses of worship and homes)
WHEN: Main Event: September 26, 9 am to 6 pm; Celebration Event: 6 pm to 9 pm; Friday Night Event: September 25, 6 pm to 9 pm
WHY: The window of opportunity is open for the American church to consecrate herself through personal repentance and to position herself to be used as God purifies the bride of Christ.
HOW: Connect with “The Return” at www.TheReturn.org or call **pray (**7729) to register and learn more. Follow “The Return” on social media at Facebook: @ReturnEvent2020; Twitter: @2020_Return; and Instagram: @The_Return2020.
“The Return” is set for 40 days before the presidential election, and on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, in the days of America’s founding and dedication to God. Surrounding the “The Day of Return” on Sept. 26 at the Washington Mall will be 10 days, known from ancient times as the Days of Awe, to be set as a special time of prayer and repentance from Sept. 18-28.
An exciting worship and prayer service, for youth and all ages, called “The Return: Next Generation” is scheduled for Friday, September 25 from 6-9pm ET, leading up to The Return on Saturday. The special service will be honoring military, law enforcement and Mike Lindell will be launching his new national addiction Lindell Recovery Network. National music artist Danny Gokey will be leading worship and a moving key note message will be given by Nicky Cruz.
America’s current struggles, along with the pain of the 9/11 memories might serve to awaken Christians to the need for repentance, Co-chair Kevin Jessip believes.
“Without revival, America and its future will be lost,” Jessip said. “Therefore, we have a window of time we may never have again.”
Christian leaders from across the country support of “The Return” include Pastor Kevin Jessip and bestselling author Jonathan Cahn (co-chairs), Mike Lindell, Michele Bachmann, Pat Boone, Dr. James Dobson, Mark Gonzales, Robert Morris, Marcus Lamb, John Kilpatrick, Pierre Bynum, Gen. William Boykin, Carter Conlon, Bishop Harry Jackson, Alveda King, Anne Graham Lotz, Pat and Gordon Robertson, Kevin and Sam Sorbo, Stephen E. Strang, E. W. Jackson and many more supporters listed at thereturn.org/faith-leaders/.
The following Christian organizations are Partners of “The Return”: EpicPay, Every Home for Christ, Family Research Council, Family Talk, Gateway Church, Hispanic Prayer Network, House of David Ministries, Inciite Events, Intercessors for America, Jensine Bard Ministries, John Kilpatrick Ministries, 10 Days, All Pro Pastors International, America’s National Prayer Committee, Anne Graham Lotz & Angel Ministries, Assemblies of God, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Bless Every Home, Calvary Chapel and Capitol Hill Prayer Partners, CBN, Charisma Magazine, Church of God, Collide, CTN, Daystar Television Network, Engage Media Partners, National Day of Prayer, Museum of the Bible, MyPillow, National Christian Foundation, Outreach, Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America, World Evangelical Alliance, Pre-Born!, and Triple Horse Studios.