Make 4th of July Your Independence Day

“Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the coming of the lord,
He is trampling out the vintage
where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He hath loosed his fateful lightning
of His terrible swift sword,
His truth is marching on

Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on…”
1st stanza of BattleHymn of the Republic
Words by Julia Ward Howe

There is a growing sentiment that America is not what it used to be. People are longing for the good ol’ days of this country. Old and young alike see something that is happening to America and are concerned. The economy is not as it used to be. The wars and rumors of wars from the most vile of humanity has come to these shores. The threat of ISIS and their blasphemous warnings against this country and the rest of the West. There are people that are nervous, frightful and paralyzed of our country’s future. They fear that truth is gone and justice is no more.

Some say that America is morally bankrupt and that we cannot pay our ethical debt anymore. That we have now gone into a morally decaying dark age where only pride, selfishness and immorality will be the norm. I hear the nervous whispering inside of coffee houses and restaurants. I see the spiritual houses of worship afraid for their future because of the intolerant “tolerant”. I watch television and the horrible crimes against humanity that extreme Muslims are doing to non-Muslims specifically to my Christian brothers and sisters. There is no one that is crying out for them. Not even those Muslims that know what is happening is not right. All remain quiet. Again, people are paralyzed to do anything. People around the world fear that truth is gone and justice is no more.

I for one am not afraid. I know who wins.I will not bOscar Roca 4th of Julye one of those paralyzed with fear. I have read the ending of The Book. I have seen the last chapters and am confident in The Great and Awesome Author of the Book.
What we see is not a war against our country. It is a war that has been fought before. Thousands of times. The names of these wars are different but they all have the same type of villain trying to overstep his authority.
The villain’s tactics are ancient, that is why they don’t change. These antagonists know how men’s hearts are. Humans are greedy, corrupt and very wicked. The Bible tells us in the book of Jeremiah (in chapter 17 verse 9), that all of our hearts are deceitful above everything. They are highly wicked and that none of us knows their own depravity or what the human heart is capable of inflicting. 
We as Americans stand in a threshold this day. Whether we fully cross through to the dark side is for all of us to decide. This country is morally bankrupt. The world is morally bankrupt. Just like it was 240 years ago. Europe was devastated by the French and British war. The Spanish were conquering Latin America as despots wanting more gold. The natives were being slaughtered throughout the world because of Kings and men who wanted more power, money and fame. At that time, people feared that the truth was gone and that justice was no more.
Fast forward to now. ISIS is spreading its cowardly venom. The world’s economies are struggling, there are wars and ethnic cleansing. There are famines and sicknesses. Everyone is holding their breath, afraid to breath out.
This country is at a crossroads, we are deciding its future come November. But I must tell you, the light to the world that this country still is, will not be diminished by our leaders who stand afraid like little blind mice who are trying to cross a busy LA traffic freeway during rush hour. Our leadership has failed us because our leadership is us. We fear that truth is gone and justice is no more!

We have allowed our leaders to dictate what we can and can’t do because we are paralyzed with fear. The fear of making our own decisions. I ask you, no I tell you, stop doing this! It is time to stand up and take courage. It is time to be of good cheer! Because my secret is Jesus Christ. He is the only One that can change men’s hearts and minds. He is the one that can get this country back to what it once was. It is time for you to decide.
The President of this country for sure can’t. The mayor of your town can’t. The council member can’t. The decision is yours and yours alone to make. No election will make a dent in this moral emptiness. No person’s promises of a greater America will make her great again. Only Jesus can. He can change this country one person at a time.
If you want America to continue being a beacon of light to the dark world, decide today to leave your pride, selfishness and moral emptiness behind. Make a decision to change and ask Jesus to come into your heart and mind that He may regenerate you to become His. Decide today that you will leave all the bad things that have kept you from truly fulfilling what God wants in your life by asking Jesus to rule over you.
No President, dictator or politician will be able to fill the gap in your heart. Only the One that came to sacrifice Himself for all humanity can fit this role. It’s time for this country to have its rightful leader. His name is Jesus. Stop trying to push Him away from all aspects of society and start inviting Him to rule this country!
I tell you this, Jesus is The Way, The Truth and The Life, He is the same yesterday, today and forever! That is why I am fully confident on who wins at the end. America will become what Jesus wants her to become if we allow His truth to march on.
Whether you decide to or not, I know that one day I will be singing:

“He has sounded forth the trumpet
that shall never call retreat,
He is sitting out the hearts of men
before His judgment seat,
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him!
Be jubilant, my feet,
Our God is marching on

Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on!”

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