Hanging On to Our Freedoms

But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:37-39

Do you know what it was like in the days of Noah?

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Genesis 6:5-8

Look around. Is wickedness great in the earth today?

From our Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

I saw on a video in the news where President Obama was talking about our rights. Would you believe he left out any mention of God?

Perhaps you don’t think that’s a big deal. Whether he did it accidentally or on purpose, it matters not.

It’s always imperative to note that our rights come from God not government.

When something is repeated enough, people will begin to believe it. When something is misquoted enough, people will begin to believe that too. If we the people begin to misquote the Declaration of Independence we may begin to believe that government gave us our rights.

When any government decides that it is in charge of granting rights, it will also be free to take away rights. People will be at the mercy of the government.

The next few lines of the Declaration of Independence are extremely important also.

— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

Remember, government gets its power from us.

I ask you again. Is wickedness great in the earth today? Are we living in times like the times of Noah?

Elections are an opportunity to decide what kind of leaders we will have over us. Elections are our chance to put people in office that will stand for the Christian faith and protect our freedoms. Choose wisely.

LIFE APPLICATION

Key Focal Verse:

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Today’s challenge is to pray about the upcoming elections. Vote the way God would have you to vote. Be faithful at the polls. Continue praying for revival.

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