“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
(2 Corinthians 10:5)
America is a great country and I am so grateful to have been born in America. I also possess Native American heritage so I like to say that my ancestors helped others ancestors off the boat when they arrived in America. But truthfully, I cannot boast about being born in America, and there was a time when it certainly would not have been a good idea to claim Native American heritage. But in this great land of America we have so much in which to be thankful and in which to be grateful. I am deeply humbled, and know that this gratitude was enabled and purchased at a cost, and that cost was priceless American lifeblood. American patriots know this, and it is not something to be taken for granted.
Above all else in America we have the freedom to worship God and as Christians claim his Son as our savior. ~ Amen. This great inexpressible privilege also came with the high cost of priceless lifeblood, the precious lifeblood of Christ. This is something to be so very deeply cherished and not be taken for granted. Christians well know this, and it is not something to be taken for granted.
With all the recent attacks both domestically and throughout the world it is difficult not to think about war. All these reports of attacks and war are daily reminders how we must prepare for battle in order to be victorious. And daily we are to be reminded that God is already victorious and as Christians so are we. ~ Amen
All my life and all of your life we have been at war. Did you know that? Since the creation of the world, and certainly since the discovery of America, war has been a way of life. But in America we can look back and witness all the American victories in all these wars, over all her young years. And many may not realize, or simply choose not to acknowledge, but it has been God’s good grace that has made America victorious in battle.
So with that in mind let’s together take a look at all the American wars and let’s together take a look at her victories, and let us not ever forget the great cost of battle, priceless lifeblood. First to get ready for war you will need to be dressed for battle. Are you dressed for battle? (Ephesians 6:10 – 19) In Christ, we are now well dressed.
Now let’s take a look at the following statics of wars involving America. Be prepared to be astonished. Be prepared to be amazed. But bear in mind; always be prepared, and properly dressed for battle. Okay- hang on. Here we go.
Since the founding of America out of a total of one hundred and ten wars America has been victorious in ninety eight of those wars. And if you can hold your breath for this – in one of those wars there was amazingly a compromise, and in one of those wars there was a resolution. Imagine. A war that ended in a compromise, and a war ended in a resolution. (Highlight this phrase. It is noteworthy.) So conclusively, out of one hundred twelve wars America was victorious in one-hundred of those wars. Folks, this is astounding. This means reportedly the remaining ten wars ended in either a defeat, indecision, in conclusion, or stalemate.
America cannot boast about these one hundred victories. And some may, or may not choose to willingly acknowledge this, but God’s good Grace has been the reason for a victorious America. Did you hear that? If so, say it out loud. Let you ears hear the reason for victory in battle. God’s good Grace has been the reason for a victorious America. (Highlight this phrase. It is noteworthy.)
And oh yes, in America there are four wars which are currently ongoing. Did you hear that? Did you know that? Four wars are currently on going in which America is involved and in addition to these four wars involving America, there are the following three “unofficial” wars. So what about these so called wars?
The Cold War – 1947 – 1991
After WWII – political and military tension resulting in economic sanctions.
Ronald Regan and Mikhail Gorbachev will long be remembered for ending this war.
The War on Terror – September 11, 2001 – Present
A term coined by President George Bush. Wikipedia calls this the War against Afghanistan and notes that it ended victory. But President George Bush named it first, and President George Bush named it correctly. We are still in battle with this war. (Highlight this phrase. It is noteworthy).
The Cultural War – 1990 – Present
Politics and cultural tensions.
The issues are abortion, gun laws, global warming, immigration, separation of church and state, privacy, recreational drug use, gender wars, moral wars, law enforcement and censorship. We are still in battle with this war. (Highlight this phrase. It is noteworthy.)
What are your thoughts?
Whose side will God take in these wars?
Will America be victorious?
Will America have the privilege of God’s good grace?
All war is ugly and all war comes with the high cost of priceless lifeblood and acknowledge it or not, all war involves spiritual warfare.
Will God Bless America?
What are your thoughts?
I don’t know about you but I want God on my side in any battle, and I desire to be victorious. So I will properly dress for battle, in Christ I will “armour up”, and I will prayerfully take – “every thought captive” because all I eternally desire is obedience in Christ. ~ Amen: Y