When Jesus was being tried, the chief priests proclaimed, "We have no king but Caesar!" (Jn. 19:5) They sided with the government against God and reaped the fruit of their decision. They said, "His blood shall be on us and on our children!" (Matt. 27:25). and within 40 years, Rome completely destroyed Jerusalem and killed its inhabitants. They received the judgment they asked for.
It's time to re-ignite this historic cry: “No King But King Jesus”!
On April 18, 1775, when British soldiers ordered John Adams, John Hancock, and others to “disperse in the name of George the Sovereign King of England,” Adams responded with: “We recognize no sovereign but God, and no king but Jesus!”
Echoing many Founders, George Washington noted that “morality is a necessary spring of popular government.” John Adams declared, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." A famous observation is that “America is great because America is good, and if she ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”
The Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Many misinterpret the above First Amendment (called the Establishment Clause). It was not intended to separate the Christian Church from the government. Rather it was intended to protect the Christian Church from the government.The Founding Fathers would be horrified by what has happened to morality in America since religion has been taken out of the public square and our public schools.
In 1948, the Supreme Court ruled 8 -1 in McCollum v Board of Education that the practice of inviting religious instructors into public schools to give optional religious instruction violates the Establishment Clause. Justice Black, writing for the Court, said that the practice was “unquestionably” a violation of the Establishment Clause, which created “a high and impregnable wall” between church and state. In 1962 in Engel v Vitale, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that New York’s practice of beginning school days with a prayer drafted by school officials violated the Establishment Clause.
The light was removed from the public square and guess what happened?
The light of the world was no longer set on a hilltop to light our cities, but now it was stuffed into a building for an hour on Sunday mornings. Darkness descended upon the nation. Now we are reaping the results of this darkness.
We can make America great again by making America moral again. Teaching the Bible and experiencing the fires of revival is what America was built upon, and this is what America (and any nation) must return to if they are to be great.
Revivals are begun by a few or even one fervent Christian who spreads them to others.
Can/WILL revival happen again?
Is God incapable of doing this again? Surely not! Each of us needs to get our marching orders from King Jesus and do what He is asking us to do to bring revival and righteousness to our nation.
Have you asked Him what you are to be doing? Are you doing it? If not, now is the time!
God never needed a majority to win a battle. He has done it over and over with just a few. Let those few be us. Rather than cursing the darkness, hold up a candle. Refuse to descend into gloom. God is still King and He still reigns and He still speaks and sends revival. Let it be through us!
Remember, the Church is God’s called-out assembly that meets in the town square and lights the city!
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