WHY WE CAN'T GIVE UP ON AMERICA
In spite of the evening news, let me propose 5 reasons why God-fearing patriots should not give up on freedom or the future of this country:
Enough said? Our founders often used the word “posterity”. That means "those who would come after". That means grandchildren. They were thinking of you, me, and all the individuals who have enjoyed the fruits and comforts of liberty for over 200 years. Our forefathers were willing to die for a freedom they would never enjoy. Is our generation so selfish that we cannot look forward and see the millions of little ones who are coming after us? We must fight, if for no other reason, for them.
2) The Reality Of Tyranny
It is human nature for the strongest and most aggressive among us to try to dominate everyone else. Why? Because they can. I call this the “Bully Syndrome”. It happens on playgrounds everyday, but it also happens among nations.
Our founders designed a system of government to resist the bully! They knew, however, that this system would only work if the people were involved. Seriously involved. They would need to be educated, active, and diligent. If they ever became uninvolved, the bully (the tyrant) would be waiting to jump in and fill the void. We must exercise eternal vigilance or else freedom will be replaced by tyranny. That is reality.
3) Freedom of Speech
We must speak the truth - while we can! We still have the first amendment protecting us. However, if Bible-believers are intimidated into remaining silent, while every other ideology is voiced loudly in our culture, the day will certainly come when we can no longer speak out. I’ve heard the phrase “use it or lose it”, and when it comes to the freedom of speech, this is especially true. The very truth we should be speaking will fight back the ideas (socialism/communism, political correctness, false religions, etc.) that threaten free speech. We must speak up!
4) The Red Sea
God delights in delivering His people when there are no other options. He receives glory when he saves against ALL odds. The tyrant also learns that God is ultimately in control. Consider Moses and the people of Israel backed up to the Red Sea with no possible way of escape. Consider the 3 Hebrews being cast into Nebuchadnezzar’s furnace. God used his faithful servants to send a strong message to this world’s tyrants.
America was started to overcome tyranny. Whether it was Plymouth, Valley Forge, Fort McHenry, Gettysburg or Normandy, America has many times had it’s back against the wall. In these desperate situations, God did deliver and received the glory.
Maybe in modern America we need to ask the old question again, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14) God is still looking for people of faith, as He was in Ezekiel 22:30, to make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before Him for the land, that He should not destroy it.
5) Occupy Till I Come
The command is clear. Quitting is not an option. Luke 19:13 says “Occupy till I come.” We must be busy, and active when He returns.
Satan wants to crush our spirit. Discouragement is one of his greatest weapons. Proverbs 18:14 says “...a wounded spirit who can bear?” If our spirit is defeated, then the battle truly is over. Even if Satan wasn’t going to win, we walk away and he wins by default.
We must guard our spirit, and remember that “greater is he that is in us, than he that is in the world”. (I John 4:4) It is not over, unless God’s people believe it’s over. We must remain faithful- till He comes!