Note From Pastor Dewey Moede: I shared Jerry’s message yesterday with the folks at Clayton, New Mexico Assembly of God! Everyone needs to hear this message from Jerry Stewart, such a great man of God! I have known Jerry for several years. Please share it with all your Pastor and friends! God Bless you all!
“Being A Fan Of America”
It was Abraham Lincoln who said, “God must surely love the common man. Why?” He said, “Because look how many of us he has made”. Now, some would try to tell us, and some have tried very hard to convince us, that the common man is, somehow, inferior or secondhand, or inadequate, but that’s not what the word “common” means at all. Webster’s dictionary tells us that when it comes to mankind, “common” is “the general public, the standard, the masses, belonging to everybody”. And just what was our founding fathers definition of the common man? “We the people – That’s who we are – “We the People” But our great problem today in America, our great dilemma, is that some in America today believe that they are, somehow, better than us, that they, somehow, know better than us, that they are smarter than us, bigger than us, more able than us, and they want us to stay in some place, some silent place, while they have their way with us and our America.
But what must our response be to their plan? – these words: “No more! No more standing by to let someone else set the tone, no more standing by to let someone else set our standard, no more standing by as they take us away from what so many before us have given their fortunes, their reputations, their very lives – no more.” And just what is it that we want? What do “We the People” want? It’s actually quite simple. We want to get back to an America of common people, using common sense, to work together for a common goal, to stand on a common ground, and work to get our country back where it belongs – out of the hands of the few and into the hands of the common people – “We the People.” Now, some will try, some are trying to characterize us as some sort of fanatical mob looking to make trouble. But here’s the truth – the trouble is already here in America – we’re already in trouble. And what is our part in this trouble? We have sat idly by and let it happen. Regretfully, we have allowed our nation to be turned away from the simple, powerful ideals America was built upon, the ideals of truth and justice and law and fairness and self responsibility and independence and freedom and moral values; we have turned away from these ideals. And most important, we have allowed our nation to push away our single greatest ally – as a nation we have pushed away Almighty God. And I want Him back! I want our nation to follow just what our currency says – “In God We Trust” You Know, when we call someone a sports fan it’s supposed to be like a good thing – “He’s a great fan”. But did you know that this word “fan” comes from the word “fanatic”? That’s right – a fan is a fanatic. So, let’s see, we can be a fan of sports, we can be a fan of movies, we can be a fan of music, we can even be a fanatic. But we can’t be a fan, a fanatic, for the cause to save our own nation?
That’s what’s gotten us into this whole mess. We quit being a fan of our America. “We the People” took our hands off the wheel, we’ve let someone else drive the train, we’ve let someone else steer the ship, and our nation is heading for the cliff, we’re steering right for the falls, and it’s almost over. But just how did we get here? How did we get into this horrible mess? It’s an ugly word – “apathy”. Now, I know that we all know this word “apathy”, but do you know what it really means? Follow this — the root word in “apathy” is “path”. And when you have a path, you have a direction, you are going somewhere. But put the letter “a” in front of any root word and it now means “lack of, null, void, no”. So, apathy doesn’t mean you’re going down a wrong or different path – apathy means you have no path at all. You are so disinterested, so into yourself – that you don’t care to even have a path. It’s a horrible, disgusting word. And what makes it so disgusting is that it lays the blame of our problems on our America where? Not in the hands of our politicians and leaders, where we want to lay the blame, it lays the blame on us, “We the people”. That pill is very hard to swallow – when we want the blame to fall on someone else – but instead it falls on us.
Makes me think of another word, another ugly word, with that same root word “path” – it’s the word “pathetic” – and when we are ruled by apathy we are pathetic. So, let someone say when it comes to my nation, America, when it comes to our future, when it comes to our nation, when it comes to our children, when it comes to our grandchildren – Let them say that I am a fanatic – I’d better be. Say it, “I’m a fan of America. I will not apologize for being a fan of America. I will be fanatical – I will be a fanatic – because I, one of “we the people”, I want my America back. Are you with me? If so, contact me at this address, and I will tell you just how we take America back. And don’t stop praying.
May God bless America May God bless you