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November 1, 2020
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Dr. Jack Graham's mission is to glorify God by introducing Jesus Christ as Lord to all people.

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  • Today I stand with aparticular burden for our
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  • country and with a prayer in myheart that God would save
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  • America; that we would liveagain in the grace of our Lord
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  • Jesus Christ. The title of themessage from Psalm 80 is
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  • "Patriot Prayers". Andpatriots... real patriots are
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  • men and women of prayer. In19... in 1862... December of
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  • 1862 Abraham Lincoln describedAmerica as the last best hope of
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  • earth. It is true that Americaas we have been founded and
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  • framed as a nation is the hopeof democracy and freedom on
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  • earth. But America is in deep,deep trouble. I come to you as a
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  • patriot and I come to you todayas a prophet because we are
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  • facing a national ca...catastrophe... a national
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  • crisis. Indeed we have abeautiful history and a
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  • wonderful heritage, but thequestion we must raise today is:
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  • Do we have a future? What is thefuture of America? Because even
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  • as Francis Schaeffer said ageneration ago, "One day we
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  • would wake up and find anAmerica far different than the
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  • one that we had known." Weawaken to that reality today: an
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  • America that is far differentthan what we had known, what our
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  • founders and framers, ourfathers, our grandfathers
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  • imagined. We sing God blessAmerica. It's my prayer that
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  • that would be more than a songand more than a slogan for
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  • political purposes, but that itwould be the cry of our heart.
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  • That God would... could blessAmerica today! And while all
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  • blessings are from the good handof God... His grace, His
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  • favor... there are conditionsfor the blessings of God. Are we
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  • as a country in condition toreceive the blessings that God
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  • desires to give? I think not.America has rebelled against
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  • holy God and judgment is sure tofollow, as sure as night follows
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  • day unless there is a miraclefor our nation. Unless there is
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  • a new spiritual revol...revolution. Our nation was born
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  • in 1776 in a revolution. May Godgive us a spiritual revolution
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  • in our own generation thatAmerica may live again. Psalm 80
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  • was written during a time ofnational crisis as well. And
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  • there are many parallels fromwhat the psalmist prays in this
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  • passage to the need of the hourfor America today. Because
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  • Israel, like America, hadforgotten God and was living
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  • under discipline and judgment.But David the king... David the
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  • patriot prayed passionately,fervently that Almighty God
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  • would destroy, but rather savehis beloved nation Israel. So he
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  • cries out in verse one of Psalm80: 1) Give ear, O Shepherd of
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  • Israel, you who lead Joseph likea flock! You who are enthroned
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  • upon the cherubim, shine...shine forth. 2) Before Ephraim
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  • and Benjamin and Manasseh, stirup your might and come and save
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  • us! This is the cry that theChristian should express today!
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  • "God Almighty! Jesus Lord andSavior, come and save us!" We
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  • must pray with the same heartcry and devotion of David ...
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  • this man who prayed for revivalin that day; we pray that we
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  • also should live again... couldlive again. That's what revival
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  • is: to relive, to be born again,to live again. This is our
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  • prayer. And this prayer beginsat... when we remember our
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  • national history and heritage.That's what David did. Look at
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  • verses 8 through 11 of Psalm 80:8) You brought a vine out of
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  • Egypt; you drove out the nationsand planted it. 9) You cleared
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  • the ground for it; that it wouldtake deep root and it filled the
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  • land. 10) The mountains werecovered with its shade, the
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  • mighty cedars with its branches.11) It sent out [its] branches
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  • to the sea and its shoots to theRiver. Just as God planted and
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  • then prospered the nation ofIsrael as it is described here,
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  • so has God planted and prosperedthis nation that we love,
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  • America. Not in the same sensescripturally as Israel are we
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  • planted by God, as the chosenand called out by God... Israel,
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  • but we certainly parallel tothat have been called out,
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  • unique and special in all of theearth. And the founders and
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  • framers of this nation recognizeand relied upon this truth. For
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  • example, (we're going to takesome time this morning to review
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  • the beginnings of our nation andthe powerful state... statements
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  • made that describe why thisnation was birthed. Before the
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  • Constitution, before theDeclaration of Independence,
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  • when the first travelers...pilgrims came to this country on
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  • the Mayflower, they unitedtogether on shore for an
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  • original Mayflower Compact in1620, and listen to what was
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  • said... written: "In the name ofGod, Amen. ... Having
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  • undertaken, for the Glory ofGod, and the advancement of the
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  • Christian faith... do solemnlyand mutually, in the presence of
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  • God, ... covenant and combineourselves together ..." "For the
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  • advancement of the Christianfaith" they came to this
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  • country. In 1643 the New EnglandConfederation gave us these
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  • words. Before the Declaration ofIndependence; these were early
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  • papers of our nation's history:"Whereas we all come into these
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  • parts with one and the same endand aim... (What was that end
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  • and aim?)namely to advance thekingdom of our Lord Jesus
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  • Christ, and to enjoy theliberties of the Gospel in
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  • purity and peace." The man knownas the father of America, George
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  • Washington... He was a Christfollower, a believer in the Lord
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  • Jesus Christ, claimed that if itwere not for divine intervention
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  • he would have never lived tohave seen the revolution or to
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  • become the first president ofthis country. During the French
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  • and Indian War Washington ledtroops into battle, and in one
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  • battle over 700 of his men werekilled. And when the fighting
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  • stopped, Washington was the onlyone left, mounted on his horse.
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  • He looked down at his vest andthere were three bullet holes in
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  • his vest, but he didn't have ascratch or an injury. And an
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  • old... Fifteen years later hereturned to the site of this
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  • battle and an old Indian chiefwho was now an ally to
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  • Washington and to America, saidto him, and I quote, "I wanted
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  • to meet the man that God hadmiraculously saved in that
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  • battle." The chief toldWashington that he had
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  • instructed his braves to aimtheir muskets at him and,
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  • knowing that if the leader wasshot, the troops would retreat,
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  • all of the braves fired atWashington, he claimed, and even
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  • the chief said that he had shotWashington seventeen times, yet
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  • he remained unharmed. The handof God, the divine intervention
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  • of God moved in those early daysof America. Samuel Adams who's
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  • known as the father of theAmerican Revolution said this:
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  • "The rights of the colonists asChristians may be best
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  • understood by reading andstudying the teachings of Jesus
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  • Christ, the Head of theChristian church; which are to
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  • be found clearly written andprom... promulgated in the New
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  • Testament." The Declaration ofIndependence, of course,
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  • speaking of everyone being"endowed by their Creator by
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  • inalienable rights" also statedin 1776, "and for the support of
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  • this Declaration with a firmreliance on the protection of
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  • divine providence. We mutuallypledge our lives, our fortunes
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  • and our sacred honor." One byone, many of these men who
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  • were... men who were evangelicalbelievers and followers of
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  • Christ Himself, stated theirfaith that this nation was
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  • founded upon the principles ofthe Bible, the bedrock of truth!
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  • John Quincy Adams, which... whois the son of the second
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  • president, John Adams... John Q.Adams, the sixth president of
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  • the United States (his fathersigned the Declaration of
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  • Independence) stated this in1821: "From the time of the
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  • Declaration of Independence theAmerican people were bound by
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  • the laws of God and the laws ofthe Gospel, which they all
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  • acknowledge as the rules oftheir conduct." Quincy Adams
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  • also said, "The highest glory ofthe American Revolution was
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  • this: that it tied together intoone indissoluble bond, the
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  • principles of civil governmentwith the principles of
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  • Christianity." Again, John Q.said, "All must admit that the
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  • reception of the teachings ofChrist result in the purest
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  • patriotism in the mostscrupulous fidelity to public
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  • trust and the best type ofcitizenship." John Jay... if we
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  • could move to the judicialbranch. John Jay said (he was
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  • the first Justice of the SupremeCourt, one of three men most
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  • responsible for the formationand the writing of the U. S.
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  • Constitution) He said:"Providence has given to our
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  • people the choice of theirrulers, and it is the duty as
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  • well as the privilege andinterest of our (what?)
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  • Christian nation to select andprefer Christians for their
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  • rulers." [applause begins] Ourseventh president [applause]
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  • [pause] Our seventh president,Old Hickory, Andrew Jackson...
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  • These men also believed theBible. He said, concerning God's
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  • Word, "That Book, sir, is theRock upon which our Republic
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  • rests." Abraham Lincoln, oursixteenth president, said, in
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  • regard to this great Book: "Ihave this to say: it is the best
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  • gift God has given to man. Allthe good Savior gave to the
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  • world was communicated throughthis Book!" [extended applause]
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  • Yes, God planted America!
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  • [Music]
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  • Are you feeling strong in yourwalk with Jesus? Or does your
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  • faith feel less like arelationship and more like a
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  • list of rules to follow? Do yousometimes wonder if God is
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  • really there at all? Thesedoubts typically rise on
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  • difficult days. I know I'veexperienced my share of tough
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  • times and I know you have too.So today I want to encourage you
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  • by sending you two of my books:GOD'S PROMISES FOR DOUBT-FILLED
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  • This great nation hasflourished. Even as David
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  • described the flourishing ofIsrael, we can stand back and
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  • say God has given this greatnation a bounty of blessing. And
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  • yet our nation's populace,including our leaders, seemingly
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  • have forgotten these greattruths. We're in process of
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  • changing our viewpoint regardingour nation's past; rewriting
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  • history. Our children are nolonger learning what I just
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  • repeated to you regarding ournation's history and founding.
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  • Not in the school, not in thechurch, not in the home. I was
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  • recently in Washington D.C. TheTallest structure in Washington
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  • is the Washington Monument,pointing to the heavens. And did
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  • you know that inscribed on thetop of the Washington Monument
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  • are these words: "Let God bepraised!" America was
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  • established, grounded, foundedupon that truth: "May the name
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  • of our God be praised!" It'stime once again that we lift our
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  • eyes to the heavens, to ourgreat God, to the One who is
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  • enthroned with the cherubim, andcry out, "Let God be praised!"
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  • These truths that I've describedto you and share with you have
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  • been rewritten to accommodatesecularism! The
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  • Christian-haters, theGod-despisers, the rewriters of
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  • history have lied to America! Itis patently false to claim that
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  • America was established as asecular society without God!
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  • Patrick Henry, that redheaded,red-blooded patriot, said in
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  • 1776, "It cannot be emphasizedtoo strongly or too often that
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  • this great nation was foundednot by religionists, but by
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  • Christians! Not by religions butby the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
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  • [applause] God give us... Godgive us patriot dreams and
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  • prayers like that again!Unfortunately a nation is a
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  • reflection of its leadership! Weneed leaders who will
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  • unapologetically describethemselves as followers of
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  • Christ and point to the factthat this nation is built upon
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  • the Judeo-Christian faithforever and ever! [applause] I'm
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  • not speaking of aninstitutionalized religion or a
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  • state religion, but upon thebedrock truth that this nation
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  • is given to us by the hand ofGod! And when we turn our backs
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  • upon this gift, we will face asure and certain judgment.
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  • President Theodore Roosevelt,one of my personal favorites in
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  • history, in the 20th centurysaid, "America was born as a
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  • Christian nation. America wasborn to exemplify that devotion
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  • to the elements of righteousnesswhich are derived from the
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  • revelations of Holy Scripture."I could go on and on and on.
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  • Read your history and read itwell! Teach it to your children.
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  • Do not allow the secularism ofthis culture to rob you of the
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  • great history, the spiritualhistory of this country. The
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  • fact is we've forgotten ournational history and repudiated
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  • our national and spiritualheritage. And if we do not turn
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  • away from our rebellion, as sureas night follows day, we will
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  • face a certain judgment. We willnot survive at our current and
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  • repugnant way of life! What madeus great was God's grace! And
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  • our only hope is for revival.Psalm 85, verse 6 says, "Will
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  • You not revive us again, thatYour people may rejoice in You?"
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  • The Bible tells us that we areto cry out to God! How can we
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  • strengthen ourselves and ourchildren for these days ahead?
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  • We cry out to God! Back to Psalm80, verse 2: "Stir up your might
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  • and come and save us!" Verses3... verse 17 and 19: "Restore
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  • us, O God. Let Your face shinethat we may be saved." Verse 14:
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  • "Turn again, O God of host, lookdown from heaven and see; have
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  • regard for this vine." Verse 18:"Then we shall not turn our back
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  • from you. Give us life... giveus life and we will call upon
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  • your name." We cry out forrevival and repentance... with
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  • tears of repentance. Verse 5 ofPsalm 80 says: "You have fed
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  • them with the bread of tears andgiven them tears to drink in
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  • full measure." It's ourbrokenness that may bring us to
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  • our blessedness again. Our tearsto help us to see the light of
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  • the glory again, to wash oureyes that we may see the light
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  • of glory again. Our prayers mustbe fervent and reverent,
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  • passionate and persistent. Cryout to God! And then live out
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  • the faith that we have beengiven. We are ambassadors for
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  • Christ! What is an ambassador?An ambassador is a
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  • representative [of] one nationin the land of another. We are
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  • ambassadors for Christ ascitizens of the heavenly kingdom
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  • we are ambassadors for Christ inthis land! We are to lift up
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  • Christ in our nation and in thisworld. We are to influence and
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  • invite others to Christ. This isnot the first time that God's
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  • church has faced opposition. Andwe know that opposition and more
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  • opposition is on the way. Butour battle is not with flesh and
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  • blood. We have a hope beyond thepolitical and cultural
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  • landscape. We can rise above theculture. And our hope is not in
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  • Washington or the government,our hope is not in more nuclear
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  • power or more technology, ourhope is not in electing the next
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  • candidate; our hope is in GodAlmighty and God Himself alone!
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  • [extended applause] The One whois enthroned on the throne of
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  • the universe! I don't wantsimply to moralize America, to
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  • provide some kind of externalstandard of righteousness for
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  • this country. That's what thePharisees did. It's not my
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  • primary purpose to see to itthat prayer gets back into the
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  • school. I like what Jim Simblehas said, "Our job is not to put
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  • prayer back in the publicschool, but to put it back in
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  • our homes and our churches." Weneed revival! Let judgment begin
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  • at the house of God! God'sagenda... God's mission is the
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  • conversion of the human soulthat is eternal and immortal.
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  • This is the truth thattransforms live... lives. But
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  • there is no life without Jesus!In Him we live and move and have
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  • our being. Without Christ we arelifeless, we live in death, we
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  • have no reason to exist. Thechurch has no reason to exist
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  • apart from Christ and thisGospel! And the reason that so
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  • many churches today are on lifesupport is because they do not
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  • preach the Word of God and thetestimony of Jesus Christ.
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  • Revival must begin in thechurch! Our job is not simply to
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  • dole out good advice, but toproclaim Good News! The Good
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  • News of Christ! Jesus is incontrol of every nation. He is
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  • coming back, and I believecoming back soon to put
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  • everything in order. But untilthen He will strengthen us and
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  • our families in these dark daysif we will cry out to Him and
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  • stand out for Him and live outfor Him this Gospel! Our message
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  • is very, very clear. It is themessage of Jesus. You don't come
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  • to God in your own way. Youdon't pick and choose in a
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  • religious smorgasbord your ownreligion and your own way! That
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  • you come by Christ and Hiscross, or you don't come at all!
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  • That no person can come to Godapart from Jesus Christ! We
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  • announce the Good News ofsalvation in love and compassion
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  • and grace. Our message is thatGod loves you, He died on the
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  • cross for your sins, He roseagain that you might have
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  • eternal life. He is the way, thetruth and the life, and no man
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  • comes to the Father except byHim! We unapologetically
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  • proclaim this message! [extendedapplause] Some say... some
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  • say... some accuse us of tryingto Christianize America. I
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  • unapologetically want toChristianize America! I want to
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  • evangelize every man [strike],woman [strike], boy [strike] and
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  • girl [strike] in this belovednation! [Extended Applause]
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  • [Music]
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  • America has rebelledagainst God and my prayer is
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  • that we as a nation wouldrepent, that God would revive
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  • his church and awaken ournation. That God would bless
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  • America as we become bless-able.We don't deserve God's blessing
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  • but let's cry out for God'smercy. Now, in order to receive
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  • his blessings, we as a nationmust turn from our wicked ways,
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  • that's what the scripture says,that we would turn from our
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  • wicked ways and that bringsabout spiritual awakening and
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  • reawakening in our lives. And ifwe're to experience this
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  • awakening, here's what we needto do. First, we are to pray
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  • without ceasing for our country.Are you praying for our nation?
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  • Are you praying for our leadersand our leaders to come? We
  • 00:25:22.377 --> 00:25:25.213
  • should cry out before God with aburden for our country and pray
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  • that God would save America,we're headed for judgment unless
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  • we repent. And then, we mustelect leaders who will not
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  • dishonor, listen to me verycarefully, elect leaders who
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  • will not dishonor or defameGod's laws. The laws regarding
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  • marriage, the laws regarding thesanctity of life, the laws
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  • regarding taking care of thepoor and ministering to people
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  • in need. These are the higherlaws and our laws must reflect
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  • the laws of God. And so we mustelect leaders who will stand up
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  • for the sanctity of life andprotect the unborn. We must
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  • elect leaders who will appointjudges, Supreme Court judges who
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  • will end the horrific holocaustof abortion in our nation and
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  • not make laws from the bench butrather simply enforce the laws
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  • and interpret the laws of theland. We must elect leaders who
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  • will support God's definition ofmarriage, that marriage as God
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  • has designed it is one man andone woman together in the Lord.
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  • And we must elect leaders whowill stand up and fight for the
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  • rights of believers to freelyexercise our faith. That's
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  • religious liberty, that'sreligious freedom, not only in
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  • our churches, where we preach,but in our workplace, in the
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  • marketplace, in our schools,wherever we are, we have the
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  • right and the responsibility toexpress our faith. Religious
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  • freedom is at stake in thiselection in America. It is
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  • critical that Christiancitizens, please pay attention,
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  • prayerfully vote and participatein the election process on
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  • Tuesday, you can't sit this out.The future of our country in
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  • many ways depends upon thefaithfulness of God's people to
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  • do what God has called us to do.
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