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2nd Timothy 2:15

"The proper place for a ship to be is in the water, but if the water gets into the ship, the ship will sink. The proper place for the church is in the world,

BUT IF THE 'WORLD' GETS INTO THE CHURCH,

THE CHURCH WILL GO DOWN IN DISGRACE!"

Thank you for taking the time to view our blog;we look forward to reading your comments. DVDs of our services are available upon request. We covet your prayers and friendship. In His Service and For His Glory, Pastor Bill & Kathy ...
"Now fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness...But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve...But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."-Joshua 24:14-15

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 3

INDEPENDENCE DAY

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PRAY THAT ONCE MORE GOD WILL BLESS AMERICA!

Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain…”
Few Experiences in life can equal for drama or sheer delight, of standing on a boat with a group of fellow believers on the deck of an Israeli boat shoving off from Tiberius toward Capernaum across the Sea of Galilee. Shortly after the little boat leaves dock, the crew conducts a time-honored ceremony of raising the flags of Israel and the United States. With hands on hearts and eyes fixed on the stars and stripes fluttering in the wind, it’s here that we anticipate the familiar strains of our national anthem. But, as often as not, it is not the familiar “Star Spangled Banner” we hear, but a rousing rendition of Kate Smith singing Irving Berlin’s, “God Bless America.” Things being what they are today, the choice of “God Bless America” as a theme song for those of us who love this Great country and what it stands for, seems to be a pretty good idea. Above the sound and fury of the acrimonious political battle swirling about us is a far greater and potentially more devastating conflict. It is the all-out struggle for the very soul of America and, for that matter, the entire western world.

I have a question! Some time in your most negatively contemplative mood, have you ever believed that you would one day hear a pastor in an American pulpit petition God to “Damn America,” only to be lionized as some kind of hero and role model for the “disenfranchised” of this country?

But it has happened you know. Now, along in this mix are the radical, secular-left revolutionaries who have a deep seated hatred for America and her traditions as well as for people whose lifestyles and values may differ from theirs. While they are fond of shouting “Bigot” to any who dare disagree with them (especially evangelical Christians) they, in fact, actively suppress the rights of their opponents. Now, don’t get me wrong, I know that America is not perfect. There are many flaws that need to be analyzed and addressed objectively. However, if you fancy every terrorist or tyrannical, religious political element to be a victim of western imperialism and aggression, you have little time or inclination to think through the issues. This method is strictly Pogoian; “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

For example, Israel is considered an oppressor of the people who desire to wipe the Jewish state off the map. And when these “victims” are finished with Israel, they plan to move on to Europe, and next will be the United States. This pandering to those whose design is to destroy was so highly evident, I’m sorry to say, when former President Jimmy Carter went to the Middle East some time ago to consort with Israel’s and I might add, America’s avowed and unrepentant enemies. Carter provided aid and comfort—not to mention credibility—to Hamas, one of this planet’s foremost bands of thugs, terrorists and murderers.

Now we need to understand that for the advocated of the “Vietnamization” of America’s foreign policy, the mission is surrender and humiliation as opposed to honor and victory. To their way of thinking, freedom and democracy are not worth fighting for. We know and understand, that wars are always unfortunate and unpopular, but when the issue is survival, there is really no other option if we want life and liberty rather than perpetual servitude or death.

Despite derision from America – loathers, the “Four Freedoms” articulated by President Franklin Roosevelt are no laughing matter. President Roosevelt spelled them out to the 77th Congress on January 6, 1941: They are; Freedom of Speech and Expression, Freedom of Every Person to Worship God in His Own Way, Freedom From Want, and Freedom From Fear. The words “Land of Opportunity” is more than a slogan. These words represent hope—real hope. It’s true, we need change in our land, but surly not the strident cries for change promised today, that might better be called social revolution.

Our forefathers, revered their new found flag and country, as they set out with simple tools, and limited advantages, but with great determination to succeed. It was from their simplicity and determination, there arose something profound and beyond comprehension; it’s called the United States of America. The future of America, is up to you and me, it’s future is in our hands. What we do now with that future will soon become our legacy. And truly, it will not be much of a legacy I fear, unless we remember what our nation’s founders knew; Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…”
Dr. William Perry
Chaplain, Ho Ho Kam Village
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Front view of Lot #7.
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Living Room, Includes TV                Kitchen Dinning Area
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Screened In Porch                         Park Clubhouse
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A Short Distance from Scenic Views of the Rim and Woodland Lake Park
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This week’s message “From Whence Come Wars” was based on James 4:1-10.  To listen please click  here.
Please continue to pray for us as we seek to serve the Lord here in the desert.
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1 comment:

  1. Good Word my Friend, and I thank you for it......
    Had the privilige today to lift you and Kathy in prayer in the church and it was just as sweet as when I lifted you last night in my office.
    God's Speed Pastor Bill............ and Kathy Too!
    pj and L

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