November 29, 2008

America, Let Dead Men's Bones Speak To Our Hearts

Posted by Judi Lynn Lake at 13:51

Uh-oh… America is in trouble: B-I-G trouble.

Unfortunately, the average American is either “sleepwalking," doesn't care or doesn't understand what is happening to our nation.

Many Christians hardly ever study the events unfolding and, unfortunately, many are being deceived. Not only is time short prophetically, but also time is short for our liberties. If you examine the laws that have been passed in the 21st century, you will realize that our freedom to share the Word of God is about to be greatly hindered, if not made illegal.

Following is the “politically incorrect" prayer given by Pastor Joe Wright before the Kansas House of Representatives in 1996. When Pastor Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but, instead, received this:
Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done... We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and call it Pluralism. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!
The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on "The Rest of the Story" on the radio and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.

Pastor Joe Wright's prayer describes the horrifying truth about America. The United States has deteriorated into a massive Sodom and Gomorrah!

Who would have thought that we'd see thousands of cameras being installed in cities across America to spy on its citizens. Who would have thought that such monstrosities as Patriot Acts I and II would ever become law (thus suspended our Bill of Rights)? Who would have thought that the government could force parents to drug their own children?

Should this be a surprise in a nation of moral debauchery?

Who would have thought that a day would come when two men could legally become "man and wife" and raise children? Who would have thought that innocent babies would be aborted/murdered by the millions in a nation that God has blessed so mightily? Our founding fathers must be “rolling in their graves" by the mess we've gotten ourselves into as a nation.

We have become a weakened, immoral nation.

Allow us to go back in history and heed the wisdom our founding fathers warned us about government tyranny:

"When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated."
–Thomas Jefferson

"Evil triumphs when good men do nothing."
–Thomas Jefferson

"Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society."
–Benjamin Franklin

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
–Benjamin Franklin


As I think of the events within our divided and confused nation, my mind focuses on a very moving speech given by an anonymous young lady from the F.I.R.E. School of Ministry at a national event in 2002:
Two and a half centuries ago, our forefathers landed upon the shores of this nation and made a covenant with God. They covenanted in the Mayflower Compact that they would be His people and this land would be a light to the nations. Today this ground that we stand upon is crying out to us. The covenants of our forefathers are crying out to us today to renew them!

In 1837, Jonathan Adams stood... Jonathan Quincy Adams stood here and he said, "Posterity, you will never know the price that my generation has paid for your freedom! I hope you will make good use of it!"

Today let dead men's bones speak to our hearts! The men and women who founded our nation are looking upon us right now to see how we will respond to their words. They're watching to see what we will do with the cause that they paid such a great price for. These men and women saw our generation when they signed away their lives and their fortunes and their sacred honor! Today we stand here because they cut covenant; we can be a covenant with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; because of their sacrifice, to cut covenant with our God!

If we can't connect somehow with our forefathers, at least let us connect with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, with the Israelites who stood in a land under oppression and bondage and their cry arose to a God who remembered the covenant of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! He remembered their covenant and delivered them! As a generation we stand here; May our cries of bondage, may the oppression that we've been under arise to God today and may He hear it, not because of us, but because of the covenant that our forefathers made on this land!

Society today has tried to tell our generation that we have no Christian heritage in this nation. But there is overwhelming evidence in our history that we are the heir to a great Christian heritage in America! If there is no Christian heritage in our nation, why then during the Great Awakening, did the motto of our nation become "One nation under God"? Why then during the Revolution did the cry arise "No King but King Jesus!" Why then?

I'm here to tell you that our generation has been under a subtle attack from the enemy to disconnect us from our past! Covenant ties us to our past and gives us hope for the future. Could it be that today, more than just our generation, that our nation's destiny stands in the balance? Could it be that by us renewing covenant today, that generations coming after us will walk in the land that has the blessing of God?

America, for the sake of our children and their future, "let dead men's bones speak to our hearts" and may God help us while doing so.

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The following video, America Repent, courtesy of You Tube.


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