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Ruling in the Fear of God

By Watchman | July 4, 2012

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me:  “He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.”       (2 Samuel 23:3)

“God who gave us life gave us liberty.  And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God?  That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?  Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever…”  (Thomas Jefferson)

“I am a real Christian–that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.”  (Thomas Jefferson)

“Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.”  (James Madison, 4th Pres., USA)

“Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple not to call him an enemy of his country.”  (John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration of Independence and President of Princeton University.)

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.  For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”   (Patrick Henry, US patriot and ratifier of the Constitution

“America is great because she is good.  If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”  (Alexis de Tocqueville, French political thinker and historian, b. 1805, d. 1859)

Despite what the current American President has stated early on in his administration, the United States was founded on a basis of Christianity.   That does not mean that no other religions would be tolerated–that has never been the case in our history as a nation.  However, it does mean that our laws, our values, our ethics and our principles all grew out of a desire to form a nation that was pleasing to the Lord.  We are at a real crossroads right now–our survival as a great nation is in jeopardy, and if we do not make our stand in the name of the Lord Jesus immediately, we will lose all that our forefathers fought and died to attain.  To use de Tocqueville’s reasoning, we have ceased to be good; therefore, we will cease to be great.

We did not attain freedom because of our strength, nor did we achieve prosperity because of our liberty.  We got it all–liberty, strength and prosperity–because of our relationship with Jesus.  We made mistakes many times in our comparatively short history, but we corrected them as God laid the knowledge of our sins and errors on the hearts of decent men and women who were then able to sound the alarm. We were able to survive and thrive no matter what obstacles appeared in our way.

Skip forward two hundred plus years, and look where we are now.  For the first time, the United States has declared that it is not a Christian nation.  For the first time, we have decided that the Great Commission (to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ) is of less importance than the need to not offend those of other religions and we have similarly decided that Christ must be held in no higher esteem than the demonic false gods of whom mankind had been warned for millenia.  We have excluded Him, the Lord God of our creation and savior of our souls, from our everyday lives and legally banned Him from nearly all public venues.  We have told Him and each other that His laws are not tolerant enough to be sufficient for us today; that we will change His laws and declare them to be what we would make them if we were He.  Our God of love, Who hates nothing He has made, and wants nothing more than that all should repent and turn to Him, is now being seen by many of our societal leaders as the author of hate.  We have come a long way from John Witherspoon’s statement that an “avowed enemy” of God’s was an enemy of the state, and have entered into a time in which we who declare the name of the Lord as King of Kings are increasingly at risk of being considered the real enemies of the United States.

We have an election coming up in four months.  As of now, neither of the two main Presidential candidates are seeking God for answers for the problems facing America.  Yet we know that if our leaders do not lead in the fear of the Lord, it will matter little who wins the election.  If we do not elect a man or woman who is willing to bow to the authority of the Lord, our time as world leader will be over soon.  This election is not about the economy, jobs, health care, oil reserves or gay marriage:  it is about whether we will repent of our sins and turn back to God or whether we will choose instead to wallow in the  filth of sin and political correctness.  We need to hold our elected officials  as accountable for their relationships with good and evil as we do for their use of our money.  Even more, we need to look into ourselves and determine why we choose to keep re-electing people who deliberately promote evil and rebel against the revealed word of the living God.

Time to choose, brothers and sisters in Christ.  If we don’t speak out against the evil, then we are guilty of allowing it to exist and the Lord will deal with us accordingly.  Love your neighbor enough to care whether or not they will seek God.  Love God enough to praise His name for His blessings and His faithfulness to those who fear Him.  Love God enough to honor Him with your lives, your hearts, your words, your actions and your votes.

If somehow you’ve read through all of this even if you aren’t a believer in Jesus, then I ask you now to consider asking Jesus to reveal Himself to you this week.  Jesus loves you and died on the cross so that you might be saved.  All you have to do to receive His free gift of grace is to repent of your sins and ask Him to forgive you and become the Lord of your life.  He’s waiting to hear from you!

Maranatha!


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One Response to “Ruling in the Fear of God”

  1. Shirley Says:
    July 4th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I do believe this is what loving your neighbor truly means…tell them about Jesus, in love and about His love for them. This article made me feel like bowing my head and weeping for our nation; for all lost souls. It touched the very center of my being. Thank you for having the courage, and being obedient, to write these anointed words.

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