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John 8:32,36

OUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

July 4, 2004


THIS IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF OUR NATION - A HARD STRUGGLE FOR LIBERTY - DON'T FORGET!

  • We are forgetting- II Chron. 15:3- need to be retaught - not easy- study our roots - or lose
  • Our Declaration of Independence - men signed it- suffered much- Would YOU sign it? Risk
  • This set the tone- We are a Christian Nation- self evident politics from our Creator- Nature

This document shocked the world- was underlined in BLOOD, Real meaning lost, Hidden?

LAWS OF NATURE, NATURE'S GOD, Endowed by creator-unalienable rights - among these -

I. THE RIGHT TO LIFE - So we "live it up" and lose it!

A. PATRICK HENRY, March 1775, visited Culpepper, Va. saw a man whipped, his crime-preaching Jesus

  • The man did not have a permit from civil authorities- & he was a Baptist in Episcopal territory.
  • "Give me Liberty, or give me DEATH" Better to die with a soul set free than live in slavery.

B. WE ARE BACK ON THAT BATTLEFIELD TODAY: MORE KILLED FOR CHRIST IN MY LIFE THAN HISTORY

  • "By Their Blood" Hefley -Habib Khoury-Paralyzed, 2 bullets by spine-Preaching in Tripoli Lebanon.
  • Africa-Muslim advance- Sudan Ethnic Cleansing; Iraq-Doug Layton with Kurds-Pastor killed.
  • What kind of LIFE is worth dying for? A real puzzle -Is life so dear-to be purchased-slave.

C. WHAT IS REAL LIFE? John 1:4, 14:6 THE FULLNESS Of LIFE IS FOUND IN JESUS CHRIST

  • Do you believe- "No man cometh unto the Father but by me?" Do you really believe this?
  • If you do- you will be mocked, accused of a hate crime, politically dangerous, persecuted!
  • Because YOU will have a treasure the world cannot have! - Eternal Life in Jesus Christ!

Check list - Romans 10:8-13! Have you done this? Double check- John 3:15-18 -Believe it!

II. THE RIGHT TO LIBERTY but- we are tricked into Bondage!

John 8:32-Truth set you free -v.36 -If the Son does not set you free- are you really free?

A. LIKE OUR LIFE, OUR LIBERTY IS FOUND IN CHRIST - OBEDIENCE TO GOD! II Cor 3:17- Spirit-Liberty.

  • Gal 5:1,13 Liberty in Christ.- don't return to bondage! Matt 6:24 -God or Mammon?
  • We are tempted by what others have - Covetousness -, founded in our Greed- not our Love!

B. JESUS WARNED US: Matt 23:23 JESUS COMPLIMENTS PHARISEES - PAUL WARNED Gal. 4:3, 5:1 BONDAGE!

  • If I fail to tell you of Life in Jesus- I can cheat you out of eternal life and joy!
  • If I fail to tell you of God's plan for your life- cheat you from joy in your Liberty -leave you in BONDAGE!
  • But this involves MONEY! GOD'S PLAN - TITHING! IGNORE GOD & YOU PLACE YOURSELF IN BONDAGE

C. TITHING IS NOT A PART OF JEWISH LAW ALONE - IT CAME FROM THE GOD OF CREATION!

  • Before the Law- Abraham Tithed, Under the law - Mal. 3:7-10 -God Collects --Give= Blessing - Keep= He collects
  • I Cor 16:1,2- 1st day of week- collection - II Cor 9:5 - give to God!
  • Rom 12:17 -Honest in sight of God & Man - Charity is Secret-Stewardship NOT! -"1st of Dough"?

Our Government still recognizes this- & Churches are Tax exempt- Guard this

III. THE RIGHT TO PURSUE HAPPINESS

This gets tricky: Satan has counterfeits - "Happy Hour"? or In the presence of God! -Been There

A. GOD SAW A MAN NOT HAPPY AND GOD TOOK CARE OF IT IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN: BUT WE SPOIL IT!

  • My old nature- depressed, introvert, cowardly, eaten alive inside by Satanic desires -temptation.
  • Happy Pills (Woman Killed, Cop tried) Happy Hour-Alcohol, Drugs for Medicine or-Happy pursuit
  • The closest we can come to being God- is in His Gift of Reproduction- We crash or Fly? YOU?

B. GOD THE FATHER IS THE HUSBAND OF A WIFE - ISRAEL; JESUS IS THE BRIDEGROOM OF THE CHURCH - YOU

  • I was there-saw the results of love-Carolyn; friends- fall, arrest -ours is a sick age!
  • SIN destroys life, liberty, & Happiness- Atheist Sean Hennacy- "I recognize EVIL!"
  • Reagan saw "An Evil Empire", & a Shining city, -But we live in Sodom on the Salt!- Like Lot?

C. WE HAD BETTER START PURSUING HAPPINESS, & START FIGHTING SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES

  • The Sanctity of Marriage is being corrupted!
  • The abuse of Sex is destroying our Nation World! Have you ever heard a sermon on the subject?
  • Lev 18:20-25, 28,29 - v.5 "Live in them" or v.25- "The Land will vomit you out!" -TRUTH!

I promised God when He saved me, I promised Donna & I promised Deacons at WHBC

BUT I AM A DEPRESSED INTROVERT, STILL HOPE IN JESUS, BUT, OUR NATION IS DOOMED - SUDDEN COLLAPSE!

  • I still have freedom of Speech (The Church can't) Unions can, Public Schools can- you can't.
  • YOU have freedom of speech & your Vote still might count: We are in WWIII - support fighter Pilot!
  • The time has come for a new Declaration of Independence from human Government- a declaration of faith, in the Life, Liberty, and Happiness found in Jesus Christ!

"Iron bars do not a Prison make- If I in my Soul am free!" But are you free

I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN, MY FAMILY CAME TO AMERICA IN 1660, ENGLAND'S KING CAME BACK

  • Tell all you can about Jesus Christ: & if you don't know Him- come now!
  • Keep your liberty- and start by controlling your pocketbook- Tithe to this church
  • Learn to control your fleshly desires - Medicine OK, drugs NO - Love all, Sex- marriage.

YOU HAVE LIFE, LIBERTY & HAPPINESS - GIVEN BY GOD-