2010-07-05 - 140 Days of Prayer because of Socialism
July 4, 2010 - Charles Stanley Warns of Socialism, Departure from God.
“We know the truth, we know the principles of God. In spite of all that, we find ourselves as a nation violating
the laws of God, heading in a direction that is going to be disastrous for us, for our children and the generations that are to come unless there is a change,” he said.
Speaking to thousands at First Baptist Church of Atlanta and to a live audience on Friday,
Stanley delivered a sobering 4th of July message about a dangerous spiritual tide
that is engulfing the country and the crucial need of prayer.
“There is a tide that has touched the shores of our land and reached the heart of our nation,”
he said against the backdrop of the U.S. flag.
“It is a tide that is bringing with it ideas and philosophies, actions and attitudes
that will ultimately destroy the way of life that you and I have.”
Charles Stanley's Sermon for July 4:
What happens when a nation violates the laws of God?
Dr. Stanley explains what happens when people govern themselves based on preference
rather than the principles of God.
He challenges us to pray for America for 140 days at the end of his message.
Charles Stanley said the following on Israel
and the United States 37 minutes into his message:
“One of the most disastrous decisions we [our nation] are going to make, and you can mark it down,
when we turn our back on Israel, we will not escape the judgment. We will not.
And that is exactly the tone we are hearing out of Washington.
“You say, well, Israel is just a little piece of land over there, what is so significant about that? God!
He said, 'I will bless those who bless you, and I will punish those who do otherwise.'
How do you explain this? How do you explain that little band of people who just came back
and took their land?
Secondly, how do you explain this?
There are enough hoards of people in the world who could just overwhelm them.
“And in spite of all the criticism they get there,
they are poised and ready to defend themselves, no matter what.
“It is a dangerous thing to turn away from the nation of Israel.
Yet, that is exactly the tone we are hearing,
and I just want to say to you, mark it down,
it will be a move that we [the U.S.] will never get over.”
140 Days of Prayer
Join Dr. Charles Stanley and “in Touch Ministries” as we intercede for our great nation.
It is immensely important for believers to seriously consider where we are as a nation
and understand the dangerous spiritual tide that is engulfing us.
By saying “yes!” your are making the commitment to pray for our nation.
In response to this pledge, we will be sending you a weekly e-mail to help you in this important endeavor.
Each e-mail will include Scripture and prayer points to help unite us as a body of believers.
There will be one e-mail per week for the 140 days, beginning July 5th.
God has called us to take a stand and appeal to Him on behalf of our country.
And as we courageously fight the battle for the soul of our country on our knees,
we must remember that He continues to rule over the affairs of this nation
and will hear us when we humble ourselves, turn from our sins,
and seek His face. Please join this nationwide prayer effort.
May God unify our hearts and answer our cries for the spiritual well-being
of the United States of America.
And may our great nation return to the Lord, honoring Him from sea to shining sea.
Click here to be a part of this body of American people.
A FURTHER THOUGHT FOR OUR 4TH OF JULY
Print a copy of the following for your children, when they are old enough to appreciate it.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men
who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had they homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army;
another had two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.
Eleven were merchants;
nine were farmers and large plantation owners;
men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence,
knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader,
saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy.
He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British,
that he was forced to move his family almost constantly.
He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding.
His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton,
Gwinnett, Hayward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis
had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters.
He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire.
The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed.
The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying.
Their 13 children fled for their lives.
His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste.
For more than a year he lived in forests and caves,
returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.
So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday
and silently thank these patriots.
It's not much to ask for the price they paid.
Remember: freedom is never free!
I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many people as you can, please.
Patriotism is not a sin, and the Fourth of July involves more than
beer, fireworks, picnics, and baseball games.