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America's Covenant with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
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Posted on 07/01/2002 4:18:04 PM PDT by streetpreacher

Two and a half centuries ago, our forefathers landed upon the shores of this nation and made a covenant with God. They covenanted in the Mayflower Compact that they would be His people and this land would be a light to the nations. Today this ground that we stand upon is crying out to us. The covenants of our forefathers are crying out to us today to renew them!

In 1837, Jonathan Adams stood... Jonathan Quincy Adams stood here and he said, "Posterity, you will never know the price that my generation has paid for your freedom! I hope you will make good use of it!"

Today let dead men's bones speak to our hearts! The men and women who founded our nation are looking upon us right now to see how we will respond to their words. They're watching to see what we will do with the cause that they paid such a great price for. These men and women saw our generation when they signed away their lives and their fortunes and their sacred honor! Today we stand here because they cut covenant; we can be a covenant with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; because of their sacrifice, to cut covenant with our God!

If we can't connect somehow with our forefathers, at least let us connect with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, with the Israelites who stood in a land under oppression and bondage and their cry arose to a God who remembered the covenant of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! He remembered their covenant and delivered them! As a generation we stand here; May our cries of bondage, may the oppression that we've been under arise to God today and may He hear it, not because of us, but because of the covenant that our forefathers made on this land!

Society today has tried to tell our generation that we have no Christian heritage in this nation. But there is overwhelming evidence in our history that we are the heir to a great Christian heritage in America! If there is no Christian heritage in our nation, why then during the Great Awakening, did the motto of our nation become "One nation under God"? Why then during the Revolution did the cry arise "No King but King Jesus!”? Why then?

I'm here to tell you that our generation has been under a subtle attack from the enemy to disconnect us from our past! Covenant ties us to our past and gives us hope for the future. Could it be that today, more than just our generation, that our nation's destiny stands in the balance? Could it be that by us renewing covenant today, that generations coming after us will walk in the land that has the blessing of God?

- Spoken by an unknown young lady from the F.I.R.E. School of Ministry at a national event


TOPICS: General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: america; covenant; foundingfathers; god
This moved me so much that I transcribed it to post it. It is not near as powerful as hearing it though, so I recommend you go to the noted URL and downloaded the track. It's under Sounds of a Revolution - Track 2.
1 posted on 07/01/2002 4:18:04 PM PDT by streetpreacher
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2 posted on 07/01/2002 4:18:54 PM PDT by streetpreacher
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
What do you think about this excerpt? Ping other Christians that you think might be interested (I don't frequent FR enough to be familiar with individual Christians usernames). Take care.
3 posted on 07/02/2002 10:25:23 AM PDT by streetpreacher
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> at least let us connect with  who stood in a land under oppression and bondage and their cry arose to a God who remembered the covenant of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! He remembered their covenant and delivered them!

In large measure these are the same people as the early Americans.

The people of Europe who came to America, then and now were descended from the same Israelites who fled Egypt. 500 years after the Exodus these 12 Israelite Tribes split into the Northern and Southern Kingdoms. 200 years later the huge Northern Kingdom was taken into Assyrian captivity and that began their diaspora.

100 years later, now as over 6 MILLION peole, they helped overthrow their Assyrian captors and exploded into history as The Celts.  The Celts are the parents of the Angles, Saxons, Scythians and many others who are the rootstock of Europe, and now America.  The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob still stands with these Israelites of the covenant.

For more History, click on my LostTribe Profile below.

4 posted on 07/02/2002 7:31:26 PM PDT by LostTribe
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A very fanciful reworking of history you got going there. Unfortunately, contra to what you write in your profile, this is the same mythology embraced by "Christian" Identity groups and Separatists (I think the original Nazis as well).
5 posted on 07/02/2002 9:05:19 PM PDT by streetpreacher
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To: streetpreacher
>A very fanciful reworking of history you got going there.

If you think the history is fanciful I would be pleased to hear a cogent argument based on the Bible and archeologically sound history, rather than nose picking epithets often associated with ignorant and sweaty redneck preachers with 3rd grade educations.

6 posted on 07/02/2002 9:44:07 PM PDT by LostTribe
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...nose picking epithets often associated with ignorant and sweaty redneck preachers with 3rd grade educations

LostTribe,

What an unkind post that is. Ugh. Are you really that proud and arrogant?

Thankfully, the Holy Spirit does teach men what is needed --irrespective of whether they are noble or not. He teaches those who are humble, ready to be taught, ready to obey.

LifeIzGood

7 posted on 10/15/2002 7:55:41 PM PDT by LifeIzGood
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Artzot haBrit.
8 posted on 10/15/2002 8:09:17 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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And how would you respond to the clearly bigoted post #5?
9 posted on 10/15/2002 8:34:44 PM PDT by LostTribe
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