This Is For  Y O U  th  Newsletter

ONE NATION UNDER GOD

Our nation has been truly blessed. It has had wealth, jobs, freedom and many qualities that other countries only hope and dream for. But even though America has "grown" economically, we've forgotten the true emblem of American freedom "under God". We've taken for granted all the wonderful things God has done for us in this nation. Out nation under God has been almost totally forgotten because f our stupidity and ignorance of the true meaning why this nation was even established. That was to be able to have a nation totally free so we could love and serve God, and not just have to cope with the pressures of the Catholic church in England. We really wanted one nation under God. We have been totally tricked and deceived by satan into thinking that we should go the world's way and unfortunately we have fallen for the bait and into his trap and rapidly falling downward. I only wish we hadn't gone this far. Now people are dying, killing each other, committing suicide, taking drugs, killing unborn babies and the list goes on and on. Even the laws that were set by our forefathers are rapidly diminishing. Our nation under God has drifted so far away from Him that if we don't turn around and follow God, we are going to be severely punished.

I believe that soon America will see punishment like it has never seen before. God will strike this nation for its sins, and we had better be ready when He pours out His judgment upon all of us here. As it says in the Bible, all those who have fallen and turned away from God shall be cast into the lake of fire, and those who have been steadfast will go on to be with the Lord. I can just picture all those who have fallen; I'll bet they will wish they would have stayed, "One nation under God".  
                     Jeremy R. Jenkins - 13 - from Newark, Ohio

AS WE SEE THE DAY APPROACHING

"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness," II Peter 3:10,11

We can see more and more the day of the Lord coming quickly; a day that will change the whole earth as we know it. In verse 11 of this passage in Peter it says, "seeing then all these things will be dissolved, what manner of person ought we to be?" The word for conversation means "manner of life, conduct, behavior." So Peter is asking us this question, "What kind of life would we be living? What kind of conduct should be seen in us?"

In Isaiah we find that there is to be a difference in those f the world and those who are Christians.

"For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee." Isaiah 60:2

Today we see sin covering the earth and gross darkness the people. Never before has there been a people so full of sin and evil as we see today. But just as there is darkness, there are also those who are a part of the light that is rising in this last hour. If we make our conversation - way of life - Holy as He is Holy, I Peter 1:16, then His Glory will rise upon us and the darkness will not affect us. We will have light in our dwellings just as the children of Israel did when God sent the Darkness throughout Egypt. Egypt, the world, was full of darkness but in the midst of the land of Goshen there was Light, Exodus 10:23. We, too, as the time gets darker and darker can have Light in our dwellings by living a righteous, devoted life to God.

"Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light." Ephesians 5:14

We need to RISE UP from the darkness and let Christ give us light!  
        Martin Spearman - Elder


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