Discern the Present, Then Return to God

True freedom requires people standing on and being obedient to the Holy Word of the Living God!  “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” -2 Corinthians 3:17 “They [rulers of this age] promise them freedom while they themselves are slaves to depravity- for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.” -2 Peter 2:19 Understand sin for what it is.

It is written: “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, which are based on human tradition and the spiritual forces of the world rather than on Christ.” -Colossians 2:8 “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” –Psalm 14:1a

The Present Secular Ungodliness

^ America: The Bible once used and revered is now suppressed by secularism. This has no ability, however, to change or eradicate the Bible which is “The same today, yesterday, forever.” (See Old Testament)

How Did the Bible Influence the U.S. Constitution?

“And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?” -Deuteronomy 4:8

De jure government practices the teachings from Scripture.

Culture-  development or improvement of the mind, morals, etc. ; the ways of living built up by a human group and transmitted to succeeding generations. (Critical commentaryNot all religions (moral obedience to a supreme Deity) are equal. 

Manmade law is the inferior law being enforced upon the Land. “We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.” -1 Timothy 1:8a 
Secular de facto government is always making laws seemingly with impunity. Biblically, this is what is meant by the curse of the law, and the secret man of lawlessness

“His [God’s] divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” -2 Peter 1:3

Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Oxford—Once Christian?

Pluralism- A condition or system in which two or more states, groups, principles, sources of authority, etc., coexist. -English Oxford Dictionary

“The Church has surrendered her once lofty concept of God and has substituted for it one so low, so ignoble, as to be utterly unworthy of thinking, worshipping men.” –A.W. Tozer

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Self Control is defined as the ability to take authority over our thoughts, words, and actions”

Returning to the resurrected Christ Jesus, Yeshua

Christians are currently under persecution by the secular, godless spiritual entities all over the world. Here is a recorded Old Testament example of persecution: “Then Haman said to King Xerxes, ‘There is a certain people dispersed and scattered among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom whose customs are different from those of all other people and who do not obey the king’s laws; it is not in the king’s best interest to tolerate them. If it pleases the king, let a decree be issued to destroy them, and I will put ten thousand talents of silver into the royal treasury for the men who carry out this business.’” -Esther 3:8-9

The spirit of America in 1946: article “Read the Bible… to live a victorious life.”

“A powerful State has always been a threat to the existence and influence of the church. Whether the threat be Nazism, Communism, or humanism, a state that is hostile to religion will always attempt to push the church toward forced irrelevancy.  … As the state expands its powers, it can initiate laws that limit the church’s freedoms. “The state excludes the Church from everything which it considers as belonging to the political sphere. At the same time the Church is expected to shrivel up into nothing.” –Hitler’s Cross, Erwin W. Lutzer; pg 199

America in True Perspective “When a nation becomes powerful that does not mean that such a nation can do what it likes.  Everything must be done with deep respect in accordance with laws of higher order. I am referring here to the divine positive law, the natural law, and the ecclesiastical law.  The divine positive law consists of the Ten Commandments we find in the Bible, which are found in virtually every religion conceivable.  The natural law deals with the law of nature, while the ecclesiastical law deals with rules and regulations enacted by religious authorities.” -Charles Mercieca, Ph.D., President, International Association of Educators for World Peace Dedicated to United Nations Goals of Peace Education

Returning to God

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” -2 Chronicles 7:14 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” -Psalm 33:12

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” -Romans 12:2

It is written: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who approaches Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” -Hebrews 11:6 Go to Jesus with your weary soul. Be born anew!

“Thy Kingdom come (now present tense!)

Religion. Man’s relation to Divinity, to reverence, worship, obedience, and submission to mandates and precepts of supernatural or superior beings. In its broadest sense includes all forms of belief in the existence of superior beings exercising power over human beings by volition (the act or power of willing, choosing, or resolving), imposing rules of conduct, with future rewards and punishments. Bond uniting man to God, and a virtue (moral excellence) whose purpose is to render God worship due him as source of all being and principle of all government of things.  -Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th Edition

Godly men, women, and children ALWAYS point you back to Christ Jesus! This cannot be emphasized enough. Faith is absolutely necessary to navigate this complex world. Every aspect of life MUST align with Scripture, God’s Holy Word. This means that each living person MUST make the conscience choice to take time to pray, study, and think the issues through building in your mind a correct worldview about life! NO ONE CAN CHEAT this process because this is how God set up the universe.

National/International American preacher Billy Graham on communism: “Satan’s religion” (1954) (alphahistory.com) “Has it ever occurred to you that the Devil is a religious leader and millions are worshipping at his shrine today? … The name of this present-day religion is Communism… The Devil is their god, Marx their prophet, Lenin their saint and Malenkov their high priest. Denying their faith in all ideologies, except their religion of revolution, these diabolically-inspired men seek in devious and various ways to convert a peaceful world to their doctrine of death and destruction.

“The Christian’s primary allegiance is always to Jesus Christ. Christians proclaim Him Lord, recognize Him as their legitimate King, and live as citizens of His kingdom first and foremost. The demands of human government are always secondary to the demands of Christ and His Kingdom—as the lives of countless martyrs and the persecuted church past and present attest.” -Chuck Colson

“The First Amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect religious values from government tyranny.” -Ronald Reagan

Break strongholds in the mind; that is, replacing wrong belief and cyclical patterns of thinking with the teachings of Christ Jesus. Jesus teaches all to take each thought captive and bring them to obedience of Scripture. Example: instead of going to a secular court to get “justice,” do it God’s way:

“[O]ne brother goes to law against another, and this in front of unbelievers! The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means that you are thoroughly defeated already.” -1 Corinthians 6:6-7a. The issue being, allow God to grow you up into love and spiritual maturity so that you do not have to keep going to another to resolve your problem(s).

“‘Consider carefully what you [judges] do, because you are not judging for man but for the LORD, who is with you whenever you give a verdict. Now let the fear of the LORD be upon you. Judge carefully, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.’ … ‘ You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the LORD. In every case that comes before you from your fellow countrymen who live in other cities- whether bloodshed or other concerns of the law, commands, decrees, or ordinances- you are to warn them not to sin against the LORD; otherwise his wrath will come upon you and your brothers. Do this, and you will not sin.’”2 Chronicles 19:6, 7, 9, 10

Holy Nation is God’s story

“Torah and the translation of the word Torah are greatly misunderstood by Christians. … Torah means teaching or instruction, not law. Please make a conscious effort to erase what you have heard about ‘LAW’ in biblical teachings. … The Torah judge does not sit on a bench as an inquisitor, nor as a symbol of governmental powers, he sits on his tribunal as a teacher, as one to whom has been given the privilege of interpreting in human terms God’s will and God’s word. … The Jewish legal system functioned without any coercion [government by force]; it could not exercise any physical or penal sanctions. There were no prisons alongside the academies or the synagogues where the Jewish tribunal would convene. There was neither policemen nor bailiffs prepared to carry out the orders of the court. The judge sat completely disarmed. He had nothing, not any powers- except for reverence of Torah and the conscience of the people. Jewish law addressed itself to developing the character of the people, to refining individuals as human personalities, to replacing the lack of external force with the presence of inner sanctity. The law was obeyed not because there were jails, but because a people inwardly accepted it and its decisions. Consequently, its decisions and decrees were carried out with a fidelity and dispatch that no penal system ever inspired. Further the law was obeyed because the people realized and accepted that it was righteous, humane, considerate, and motivated by love of God and total surrender of vanity and self-interest to the principles of His teaching of the inviolate nature of Tzedek- true teaching of God’s justice.”  -Scripture taken from The One New Man Bible, copyright 2011 William J. Morford. Used by permission of True Potential Publishing, Inc

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(Photo: Large mailing past in Brandon, VT area) Man MUST come to recognize sin for what it is and come to Christ Jesus for forgiveness!
The structure of evil. The Vermont Addison Independent on October 21, 1999 correctly quoted me, Thomas Millington: “The practices, purpose, and direction of America is contrary to the Will of God and the Kingdom of Heaven as taught by Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible.”
Another illustration of man usurping the teachings of Jesus Christ