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Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day

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Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day

Washington, D.C.
March 30, 1863
Senator James Harlan of Iowa, whose daughter later married President Lincoln’s son Robert, introduced this Resolution in the Senate on March 2, 1863. The Resolution asked President Lincoln to proclaim a national day of prayer and fasting. The Resolution was adopted on March 3, and signed by Lincoln on March 30, one month before the fast day was observed.

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Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day
Pray for America

A Christian Nation

Like it or not, our Nation was founded on Christian Judea values. President Lincoln (a Republican for all you who don’t know any better)  further proved this not only for his efforts to abolish slavery but for his faith in God.

Not only was it a republican but a man of faith who ended slavery, while the democrats founded the KKK, and all the laws that suppressed the rights of African Americans, and they still do it today.

Abortion, murder of babies affects a higher percentage of minorities, just as poverty ( remember the fake war on poverty, you can thank the democrats for that) murder and high unemployment rates. This is a direct result of racism, and the plantation owners are still democrats.  They will continue to give hand outs, to buy the votes of the poor and uninformed minorities and todays slave have no choice (in their mind) but to vote for their masters.

Break the cycle,  no race is better or worse than the other in the eyes of our God, we are all created in his image. Turn back to God, white, black, brown poor or rich it is time again for this nation to humble ourselves before God, acknowledge our sins and turn back to him, only then can we as a country become whole.

Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.

And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.

And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!

It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.

Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do, by this my proclamation, designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th. day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer. And I do hereby request all the People to abstain, on that day, from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite, at their several places of public worship and their respective homes, in keeping the day holy to the Lord, and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.

All this being done, in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the Nation will be heard on high, and answered with blessings, no less than the pardon of our national sins, and the restoration of our now divided and suffering Country, to its former happy condition of unity and peace.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this thirtieth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty seventh.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln
William H. Seward, Secretary of State.

Reference from http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/fast.htm

 

Christianity Same Bible Different Times Still NO Changes

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Christianity Same Bible Different Times Still NO Changes

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Liberals, Christians of convenience and hypocrites all enjoy quoted the Bible when it suits their needs. They will take text out of context or worse yet ignore the fact that the Bible is the complete word of God and cannot be re arranged to suit their current wants and needs.

Refugees and the Christian “Responsibility”

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Refugees or Invasion

People will quote Bible verses that point to the fact that the Bible , Gods word says that refugees fall into a class of people that Christians MUST help, love and protect. What verses don’t matter and many verses in fact support that statement.

But wait there is More

That same Bible also tells us that as Christians we must use discernment in everything we do.  Here are some verses to consider click the verse to follow the link.

So to blindly open the door of your home or your Country to anyone  use discernment. Just as it is important to love your enemies, to help the poor, to open your heart and home we must use discernment.

Things to Grasp

Common Sense
Common Sense

 

Refugees are not new wars, oppression, genocide these are a few reasons why people flee their homes, their lives and their country. Typically these are the old, young, sick and vulnerable and especially so when it is a civil war such as we see in Syria, or in Countries that are being invaded by ISIS the radical Islam sewer rats. In our current world crisis this is NOT the norm, instead we see the young strong men of fighting age, running away from their country when if they really wanted to make a change the would stand and fight.

History Matters

When we had a civil war our young men did not run to another country they picked a side and stood up for it. It is the natural thing to do. When Barrack Obama got elected those who disagreed with him did not run, they stood up and got involved. Those of you who disagree with President Trump are you running? or are you fighting for your beliefs.

When our founders decided to rebel and start a new country they did not flee to France and leave the old, young and sick to fight for their freedom they stayed and fought.

Sayings that Don’t Matter

 

One of my favorite liberal sayings which they typically say when trying to deny our right to bear arms with yet another law is “If it saves one life it is worth it”

They lie, these same people kill babies under the guise of women’s health, or their choice but they artfully get around that my changing when life starts. Another example is illegal aliens the numbers vary and I don’t know the exact amount but it is a fact that illegal aliens often released back into society after committing a crime have killed Americans but if we try to enforce the law and deport them somehow the one life rule is yet again redefined.

If you cannot understand vetting who is coming into this country or worse yet don’t care stop trying to hijack the Bible to use when it is convenient to your desires.  Otherwise you are simply a lying liberal or a Christian of convenience.

The Good

Not everyone who wants us to bring refugees into this country because of their Christian values are doing so to be deceitful, or are just being Christians for a day. They are sincere they feel they have a conviction to from God to do so. But to not look at all of the Bible, the news all of the news in short not using discernment are ignoring or don’t know the whole Bible. Maybe the go to a “feel good church” never hearing or talking about the truth such as there are evil people, there is a hell and that we are all  sinners in constant need of Gods Grace.

The Bad

We also must recognize that some of these people are not Christian, in fact they will use parts of the Bible to make Christians feel guilty and shame them into joining their cause. They may even be that false prophet who is called pastor at that feel good church.

2 Peter 2:1

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

If you stay in Gods word, pray and use discernment you can have compassion and love and be safe, when Christ was preparing the Apostles (and us) to go into the world and spread his Word and his message of salvation.

Luke 22:36

Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

In the End

You are still responsible for your actions,  you as a Christian have to do what you think is right. Remember though our Federal Governments main job is to keep US safe, and if they do all they can by vetting anyone who wants to come to this country in the process respect that, keep them accountable for sure because they no matter who they are cannot be trusted.  Use Google, Bing Yahoo whatever your search engine of choice is and see how many Christians from war torn Muslims countries were denied entry by the Obama administration into this country, did you know that, did you speak out about that? Are you able to see that even the liberals that use your Christianity hate the very thing they are using about you? They hated Christ long before they hated you, and if the don’t maybe your not doing it right.

 

 

 

Start your day in God’s Word

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Start your day in Gods Word

Proverbs 2:1-9

1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

Such a treasure wisdom is, and it is even laid out step by step how we can receive it, yet so many are living in poverty. As Gods children he wants us to have wisdom, and we need it more and more and the church age ends.

Ecclesiastes 10:10

If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.

As we study, grow in God’s Word and fellowship we are putting an edge on our Christian iron which we will need more and more as time goes on and Christ return grows nearer. Staying active as Christians and Patriots requires prayer and growth. Sharpen the blunt iron, make it a little easier.

Heavenly Father help us remember your Word each day, be with us as we fellowship whenever and wherever we gather. Lord help us to not only keep and edge on the Spirit but to remember to put on the entire armor of God as we face the challenges of each day.

 

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Amen

DL

The Sermon on the Mount and Todays Church Part 2

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This is a continuation of part one, if you have not read it please do

Matthew 5-7New King James Version (NKJV)

As taking from https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+5-7&version=NKJV

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Believers Are Salt and Light

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Christ Fulfills the Law

17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.

Believers Are Salt and Light

Particular in these end times believers need to be actively spreading the word of God. Doing so can be active, pastoring, ministering or by example (and all 3). Many of the televised and mega churches are part of the apostate church. They do not preach God’s Word unless they can make it all positive, or marketable. In so many ways, the salt has lost it’s flavor.

We also have many undercover Christians, a question you should ask yourself is , if accused of being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict you?

Christ Fulfills the Law

Christ death and resurrection fulfilled prophecy and brought us into the age of Grace, it is by Grace we are saved, but as we see in the verse above, the law did not simply disappear. In many ways as we continue on we will see that the Law was further defined by Christ and I would argue made it harder. Think about sin is a sin, but it is through Christ’s Grace we can be forgiven.  Though we are saved by his grace, it must be followed by works. If you become saved and then hide what good is it.

Works are very important for us as Christians, yes we are saved by Grace alone but works which involve witnessing, living in faith and trying to be more Christ like. We will also fall short of the glory of God, works with salvation will not get you into heaven.

As we approach the end of the Church age make sure that your light shines, that your salvation shows and that you follow Christ. Man kind will always let you down, and trying to live of the world and in the Word will not work.

 

What WOULD Jesus Do? What We must Do

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What Would Jesus Do?

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What would Jesus do? It is a great question when asked in the moment. When at a given time we can ask, how would Christ act what would He do? But life today more often then not has us reflecting saying what would have Christ done?

Not surprising the Bible tells us, not just what to do but what to say.

Mark 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

Recommending Reading – Here

Mark 13 is perfect read for the times in which we live, but looking just at the question “what would Jesus do” is unfair for us, we are with sin, though we strive to be Christ like as sinners we will fail.

Don’t Fall into the Sin of Worry

If right now this election has you worried as a Christian you have already failed at what Christ would do, in the verse above Jesus tells the apostles that it is not them that will speak, but the Holy Ghost. The same can be said about what we do, do not look too far ahead trying to guess the future and then  asking what would Jesus do is wrong. We pray, study the word of God and trust that when the time comes not you or I but the Holy Sprit that will do and say. Through us.

Don’t Worry Ahead, Plan Ahead

The Bible gives us plenty to plan ahead spiritually from the Olivet discourse and in Ephesians 6 :14-20

14-Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15-And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17-And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18-Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19-And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20-For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.   

Being prepared is commandment, it is what Christ would have us do, if we are prepared then there is no need to worry.

The same is true for living, we should be prepared for emergencies, all of them. From natural disasters to potential war having food, water a plan items for self defense it is important. Think about this, right now somewhere in the world Christians are dying for Christ, some are fighting for their freedom to worship Christ, just as we should plan ahead as Christians but as American patriots.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

 

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God bless

 

Dan