A struggle for freedom is of a continuous nature; especially in the trying times in which we live; with an influx of those seeking power, control, and world domination as the ultimate goal, with little regard towards humanity.
A struggle for freedom is as little David in facing the giant Goliath; however, in David’s case he was not alone in his challenge, for he cried out: You (Goliath) come to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, who you have defiled (1 Samuel 17:45).
A struggle for freedom was facing Israel; faced with a challenge by Goliath, who said: Choose you a man among you, and let him come down to me. If he is able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we (the Philistines) be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall you be our servants, and serve us (1 Samuel 17:8-9).
David had experienced God’s previous deliverance on his behalf, saying unto King Saul: Your servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: And I went out after him, and smote (struck) him, and delivered it (the lamb) out of his mouth: and when he rose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.
Your servant slew both the lion, and the bear; and this Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God (1 Samuel 34-36). David’s confidence was from the experience of the Lord’s deliverance on his behalf; he was certain that God would again deliver him; and He did!
It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom (Horace Greenly). Our institutions of freedom will not survive unless they are constantly replenished by the faith that gave them birth (John Foster Dulles). It is religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can security stand (John Adams).
A struggle for freedom is weakened when a nation allows the precepts of God’s Word to be undermined; as in the case of Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden, through the enemy of their soul, the Serpent, Satan’s tool of deception. The freedom they enjoyed dissipated when they partook of the Forbidden Fruit, forbidden by God, though undermining His Word by the Serpent.
A rising up of evil has ensued in many nations; raising its ugly head, with a struggle for freedom necessary to uphold present day liberties. The goals of Marxism, Socialism, and Communism is to destroy to destroy such liberties by: Discrediting the family as an institution; control of the schools as tools for promotion of their agenda; control teachers association; eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them violation of free speech and free press.
Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography in books, magazines, motion pictures, and TV; promote homosexuality as normal, natural, and healthy; infiltrate the press, gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures; infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with social religion.
Many nations are experiencing an affront (attack) on basic freedoms enjoyed. A struggle for freedom is not a lost cause; if one realizes who their true source of help is. David, as previously mentioned, knew who would be with him, as he faced the giant; his heart and life was firm in the God of Israel, the same God who we look to today! When a nation begins to dispossess itself from the God of Creation, allowing ungodliness to reign, it is flirting with disaster.
God gave a recipe towards deliverance of any nation that has walked away from His provision of grace and provision: If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves (a sign of repentance), and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways (a must), then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
While this promise was originally given to King Solomon regarding the people of Israel, it is applicable to all who will call on the Lord in repentance and faith. Upon its application God’s umbrella of protection and provision will be restored; a struggle for freedom victorious, with God crushing enemies that seek to enslave!
It was noted that the greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children (Harvard). Lenin, Founder of the Soviet Union said, Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. There is an endeavor to uproot children from the moral teachings of the past; with teachings adverse to the democracy of a nation being offered to capture the minds of the youth as Lenin suggested.
A struggle for freedom; in a battle to offset such a trend that has become deeply rooted in our educational system today; including our universities, is ongoing. Thank God for those who are in opposition to such diversity; but it is as little David facing Goliath. We must never forget who was on David’s side and brought a tremendous victory that day against the slavery of the Philistines that would have taken place had not God intervened!
In a similar case of God’s miraculously intervention is of Israel’s bondage to the Egyptians. God spoke to Moses, His instrument of deliverance: Say to the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens (slavery) of the Egyptians, and I will rid you of their bondage, and I will redeem (deliver) you with a stretched out arm (mighty power), and with great judgments (upon the Egyptians):
And I will make you to me a people, and I will be to you a God; and you shall know that I am the Lord your God, which brings you out from under the burdens (slavery) of the Egyptians (Exodus 6:6-7). What a testimony of God's ability to deliver His people; no matter the bondage imposed on them!
God, though His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, is till setting people free today! Scripture reveals that he (Jesus) came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and, as his custom was he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read: And there was delivered to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the Gospel to the people.
He has sent me to heal the broken-hearted; to preach deliverance to the captives (those in bondage), and recovering of sight to the blind (spiritually and physically), to set at liberty them that are bruised (oppressed) (Luke 4:17-18). Jesus was reading from Isaiah 61:1-2; then after finishing He stated: This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears (hearing) (Luke 4:21)!
He is still fulfilled those words declared that day; as the Son of God, with all authority and power given by His Father, God himself! A struggle for freedom can be won when looking to the right source who came to set the captive free!
There are nations today who once enjoyed blessings from on High, God’s provision and protection, but have allowed themselves to become entangled again in the ungodliness of this world; even making laws and rulings to promote such ungodliness, rather than adhere to God’s Unadulterated (Pure) Word that condemns such practices.
Nations in this category have been diminished their standing in the world; due to the fact that God cannot honor them as before, His shield of protection lowered rather than strengthened.
In the parable of the vineyard; a parable of blessing that ended in a parable of judgment are these words: God planted a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes (Isaiah 5:1-2). The house of Israel and the men of Judah were referenced as of the vineyard that brought forth wild grapes which brought the judgment of God; rather than His continued blessings.
Scripture reveals the result of such: I (God) will take away the hedge thereof (of the vineyard), and it shall be eaten up (consumed); and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden (trampled) down: And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged: but there shall come up briers, and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it (Isaiah 5:5-6). What makes nations, once under the umbrella of God’s provision; think walking away from such, will still bring prosperity? Rather than prosperity it will bring exactly the opposite until a return to Him is accomplished!
A struggle for freedom is unattainable without recognition of the one through whom freedom is attained! Scripture reveals: If the Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed (John 3:36). The Apostle Paul wrote: Stand fast therefore in the liberty (freedom) wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage (Galatians 5:1).
If the power of the Gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness will reign without mitigation or end. If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity (Daniel Webster)!
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