Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On With Ivy Joy Johnson
Week 44: The Value of Thanksgiving
November 24, 2022
Separation of church and state was the deep desire of worshipers known as "Separatists", "Purists" and "Pilgrims". Britain held them in ghastly prisons for their belief that there was just one King: Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Released from prison, they formed a human land bridge for their children to escape and be ferried to Holland. From there, 102 men, women and children were chosen, by lot, to travel to the New World on a tiny, leaky boat named "Mayflower".
As the weeks expired, food molded and 'bilge' began taking up precious space. Still, these who sought to be separated from the British Crown sailed on. Midway, a storm blew the Mayflower 250 miles north of their target, Virginia. They considered this God's Providence, landing at Cape Cod Bay, November 11, 1620.
Declared as the birth certificate for a United States of America, the Mayflower Compact was signed and sealed before anyone left the vessel. It reads:
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience. IN WITNESS whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, Anno Domini; 1620
This certificate spawned an intrepid people who were beyond purchase when it came to God's Word. A Black Robed Regiment of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, psalmists and intercessors awakened the citizenry to Gospel truth concealing military garb beneath their robes. They brought guns to church. Britain thought eliminating this group would put down any 'insurrection'. But, a Declaration of Independence proclaimed to all the world that We, The People, had certain inalienable rights from God. Further, Holy Spirit inspired 56 Founding Fathers to write the U.S. Constitution with His Principles and Precepts.
Christians and Patriots, may the nations hear our praises roar, one more time, "King Jesus is still ALIVE!" Have a joyous Thanksgiving! Next Week: Winter Wonderland