Our nation’s story is nothing short of incredible! Godbless the U.S.A.!! https://www.youtube.com/embed/daqwGRdRIsk?feature=player_detailpage
It was a nation of settlers who fought for faith and freedom, declaring liberty over life. On July 4, 1776, they successfully rebelled against the king of England and his formidable army.
This attempt looked outrageously stupid, and the odds were against them.
Miraculously, these rebels and revolutionaries prevailed, and our fledgling country grew stronger. Since then, our Founding Fathers have embedded radical notions that have never existed before. A government with three branches that check and balance each other to maximize the freedom of its citizens. They have formed a nation that empowers the individual instead of the state.
Tragically, Americans seem oblivious to these tenets that make up our country.
Our nation has been far from perfect, but the genius of our basic constitutional framework is that we do have the power to change it. Hopefully, we continue to do so without neglecting our foundation.
Our founders have based our society on Judeo-Christian values that uphold the individual and the rule of law. So, when we celebrate the 4th of July, let’s not just celebrate BBQ ribs, potato salad, and hot dogs…
Let’s celebrate the fact that we live in the greatest nation on Earth and let’s work hard to keep it that way!
“…you have been called to live in
freedom, my brothers and sisters”
(GALATIANS 5:13, NLT)
As we celebrate our nation’s birth and freedom, while also spending the peak of summertime with our loved ones, we want to remind you to rejoice over what you’ve been born into. As Believers, we are birthed into the greatest freedom known–the ultimate liberty of an unhindered relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
In honor of this day, please join us in this prayer of blessing for our nation and our families–
Father, we thank You and declare that the light of Your grace abounds in our nation. We pray for peace and protection over our families, our children, and our schools. We pray for the wisdom of God over our country’s leadership. May the favor of God abide in our households, as we rest in the finished work of Christ.
We love you. May your Independence Day celebrations be filled with gratitude. Happy Fourth of July!
Your TBN Family
The Fourth of July is the most important political holiday in the world. In fact, it should be a universal holiday.
Independence Day commemorates not just an American revolution but a revolution in the relationship between people and their government.
Most of human history has been a story of the powerful controlling, dominating, and exploiting the weak.
Even today, in Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, and North Korea, the old models still exists.
In the communist dictatorship of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping is imposing 21st century totalitarianism with a level of surveillance and control which surpasses even the worst nightmares of George Orwell.
The great break in the relationship of normal people with their government came on July 4, 1776. In the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers not only declared their freedom from King George III of England, they established a framework of freedom for all people everywhere.
The Declaration of Independence was written primarily by Thomas Jefferson (which is why the Left’s new found dislike of Jefferson is so absurd). He set out to establish universal principles for all mankind. He did not describe American rights. He described human rights that were by definition also applicable to Americans.
This is the distinction that should make the Fourth of July a universal celebration. Jefferson wrote a formula that could liberate every person on the planet.
Note the universal assertion:
The Declaration was a statement from which all humans can seek guidance. Its adoption should be a date of remembrance for everyone everywhere who wants to reassert their right to govern themselves and not be exploited by others.
It is especially important to celebrate the Declaration of Independence now, because the great concept of self-government under the rule of law is under attack from without and within.
Obviously, the Putins, Kim Jong Uns and Castros despise this doctrine of Creator-endowed rights expressed within the rule of law.
Unfortunately, we now have enemies of freedom within our own country and in the democracies of Europe. Violent extremists like Antifa seek to destroy freedom and impose their values by intimidation and force. Many academics express contempt for the American system of self-government. The more radical elements of the Congress clearly seek to undermine and dramatically change the American system.
It is important to use the Fourth of July every year to reassert the importance of universal rights endowed by our Creator for every human being. It is important to use this holiday to remember how exceptional America is – and that everyone on the planet has the opportunity to apply this exceptionalism to their own countries and governments.
This is why Fourth of July is the most important political holiday for every human.