On July 4, 1776, thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event that led to the formation of the United States. The bulk of the founding fathers of this nation were Christians and they used the Bible to form the United States constitution. People declared their freedom from a nation but they were never totally free. There remains another entity that is dedicated to enslaving nations but no nation or man can make himself free. The head of this nation is not visible, he can be conquered only by another stronger invisible head.
John 8:33 The men answered, we are Abraham’s descendants, and were never in bondage to any man.
Most men are in captivity to this evil foreign nation and are not even aware of their bondage. Jesus was truly a free man and free men can easily identify those who are in captivity. Jesus came to give every man his independence from a foreign nation called the devil. You cannot see the wind but you can see it’s affects on trees. You cannot see the devil but you can see his affects on men. In order for the colonies to become the United States they had to defeat the British and drive them out. Freedom was so important to the pilgrims that they were willing to die for it. A patriot by the name of Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty or give me death”!
Romans 5:6-7 For when we were in bondage Jesus died for us.
Jesus was the only man who could get us free, He would fight our battle for us and it would cost Him His life. Freedom is never free, someone ends up dying before liberty is established. In my opinion, I believe it is a crime to ignore and dishonor the blood of men who sacrificed to gain our freedom. In order to commemorate the wars and the men who fought them, a flag was created to remind us of those heroes. People who don’t cherish freedom trample the flag and burn it, using their freedom to dishonor those men. The history of a nation is a record of its struggles, its mistakes and finally its victories. Jesus died to free the world, soldiers died to free their nation, freedom is never free. Freedom is so important to Americans that they travel to other nations and die there to gain that nation’s freedom.
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast in the liberty that Christ has made us free, and do not entangle yourselfwith the yoke of bondage.
Some Christians forget what Jesus went through to gain their freedom and they return to the elements of their former bondage. Some folks in America have lost sight of what men had to do to set us free, they want to alter the laws that guard our freedom. They are overcome with the spirit of stupid. The freedom they want will surely lead to bondage because God’s Word has no place in it! Ignorant people want to do away with the laws that make them free in the name of freedom. God created Israel because He wanted a people to love. He created the United States because He wanted a people who would love Him.
Jesus is the Lord of my life,
He said I can have whatsoever I say.
So, I say I am blessed,
God’s favor abounds in my life.
I will have divine health,
I will have more than enough.
I will not repeat what I hear the devil say.
I will have what Jesus died to give me.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming