Our Founding Fathers, the Pilgrims and the Puritans, believed in God and they looked to Him as their freedom; freedom to worship, freedom to govern themselves, freedom to preach the good news of the Gospel. They settled this country believing they had covenant with God and believing His Word –
“Those who trust in the LORD Are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people from this time forth and forever. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.” – Psalm 125:1-3
Those believes lasted, and they became the foundation of all who followed. When George Washington and the Continental Army were fighting for that freedom and facing defeats at the hand of the enemy, they took courage at such words from Thomas Payne –
“These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph,”
The United States has weathered many storms through the years but, by being faithful to the heavenly calling we were founded with, we have overcome them all. Now, we are once again faced with another onslaught from the enemy of our souls – Communism. Its incidence has creeped into our blood stream like venom from a poisonous snake. But once again the Spirit of the LORD is raising up voices to call us to the fight, to once again overcome.
We must once again rise up as people to rebuild that which has ben lost.