God & Country
I’m not sure that I thoroughly understand the relationship between God and country, but without question there is a connection. Listen to what King David, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said in Psalm 33:12:
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He chose for His inheritance.
No matter how you slice that bread, it clearly says that the LORD desires a connection between Himself and Country. Some of our forefathers got it; I mean truly got it. Listen to the words of James Madison the 4th President of the USA:
We have staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of government, far from it. We have staked the whole of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the commandments of God. The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded. ~ James Madison *emphasis mine
Any government is ONLY as good as the honesty and integrity of the men and women who are in authority. In this sermon we look at the connection between God and Country, and for what we are to pray and how we are to pray.
What I found of great interest was Paul commanded us to pray for the “king and all in authority.” So I researched who the king was when Paul wrote this letter (64AD). It was none other than the wicked Nero Claudius August Germanicus. Now that’s a WOW! Yet, the true “wow” is found in the reasons why we are to pray for country and king. That’s all in this sermon, “The WOW! of God & Country.”
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