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By Ivy Joy Johnson
The Joy Mission 

Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week 6

 

February 16, 2022 | View PDF

Initiative sparked by incentive reaches for such deep desires as we are willing to strive toward.

Humility cries out to the ‘unseen puller of our plow’; the Source of life, guidance, understanding, even peace. Humility in our leadership is paramount.  James 4:6-7: “He says, ‘God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble’.  Therefore, submit yourself under the mighty hand of God.”

Men who placed themselves “under the mighty hand of God.” include some 250 Founding Fathers who constructed a Constitution by knowledge, wisdom and understanding. The Bible was their blueprint.  They spoke to one another in biblical terms for these inalienable truths were ingrained in them from birth.  Our Founders believed Christianity to be ‘solid rock’ in government, politics, and life,  swearing sacred honor, risking their lives and fortunes for this fledgling Republic.

John Hancock, First signer of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Massachusetts. President of the Continental Congress wrote:

 “Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual.  Therefore, continue steadfast and with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which Heaven gave and no man ought to take from us.”

George Washington, First U.S. General, First U.S. President:

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not be inattentive to the higher duties of religion.  To the distinguished character of ‘Patriot’, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of ‘Christian’.”

John Jay, First Chief Justice: 

“Providence (God) has given to our people the choice of our rulers. And it is the duty, as well as the privilege, and interest of our Christian nation to select, and prefer, Christians for their rulers. 

James A. Garfield, 20th U.S. President and minister of the Gospel:  

“The people are responsible for the character of her [U.S.] Congress. If that Body is ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate it.  If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities. If the next centennial does not find us a great nation, it will be because those who represent the enterprise, culture and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”

Psalm 17:7: “Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, O You (Mighty God) who save those who trust in You from those who rise up against them.”

Next week: Parables Etc.

 

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