We are today in a battle to restore our Constitutional Republic, and return to a government of the people, by the people, and for the people…

The Battle for the Republic still goes on…

In this painting, by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, American (1816-1868), he describes the historic moment when General George Washington led the American revolutionary troops across the Delaware River in order to surprise the English and Hessian troops in the Battle of Trenton the day after Christmas in 1776.

The hazardous crossing in adverse weather made it possible for Washington to lead the main body of the Continental Army against Hessian soldiers garrisoned at Trenton. After a brief battle, nearly the entire Hessian force was captured, with negligible losses to the Americans. The battle significantly boosted the Continental Army’s flagging morale, and inspired re-enlistments.

The Continental Army had previously suffered several defeats in New York and had been forced to retreat through New Jersey to Pennsylvania. Morale in the army was low; to end the year on a positive note, George Washington—Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army—devised a plan to cross the Delaware River on Christmas night and surround the Hessian garrison.

The river was extremely icy and the weather severe, so the crossing proved dangerous; and because of the fact two detachments were unable to cross the river, this left Washington and the 2,400 men under his command alone in the assault.

The army marched 9 miles south to Trenton. The Hessians had lowered their guard, thinking they were safe from the American army, and did not post a dawn sentry.

After having a Christmas feast, they fell asleep. Washington’s forces caught them off guard and, before the Hessians could resist, they were taken prisoner. Almost two thirds of the 1,500-man garrison was captured, and only a few troops escaped across Assunpink Creek.

Despite the battle’s small numbers, the American victory inspired rebels in the colonies. With the success of the revolution in doubt a week earlier, the army had seemed on the verge of collapse. The dramatic victory inspired soldiers to serve longer and attracted new recruits to the ranks.

Please note that the odds were gigantic against the revolutionary forces, as they took on the entire British Empire; and so it is today, as the odds are also enormous against “We the People.”

Today our main battle is not primarily from enemies outside, but our biggest threat to our liberty comes from within our own government, and among our own politicians, among men and women would seek to undo everything our forefathers sacrificed and fought for, in order to give us our U.S. Constitution and to establish our Republic.

The reason they are doing this is in order to bring about the Globalists International Banker’s solution to world peace, which is a “New World Order,” which is their code name for a One World Government, in which they would become the masters and the rest of the world becomes their slaves.

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage
Where the grapes of wrath are stor’d;
He hath loos’d the 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.

I have seen Him in the watchfires
Of a hundred circling camps,
They have builded Him an altar
In the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence
By the dim and flaring lamps:
His day is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have read a fiery gospel
Writ in burnished rows of steel:
“As ye deal with My contemners,
So with you My grace shall deal:”
Let the Hero born of woman
Crush the serpent with His heel,
Since God is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet
That shall never call retreat;
He is sifting 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.

In the beauty of the lilies
Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom
That transfigures you and me;
As He died to make men holy
Let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on

One thing I think become very obvious as we study not only history and science, but also our Bible; and that is the same natural tendency that is found in natural science, which is called the Law of Entropy, which is the tendency for everything in nature to go from order to disorder, also exists in the world, and in the cycles and patterns that we find in human nature.

This was certainly found to be true with children of Israel, as they always seemed to be cycling from obedience and loyalty to God, to disobedience and disloyalty every so many generations; and so every so often God would have to bring about an adjustment in order to bring them back to repentance.

This is also a natural tendency that we find happening in the rise and fall of democracies in history as well, who follow a similar pattern of disintegration that ultimately leads to the social decline and degeneration of these various governments.

There was a man by the name of Alexander Fraser Tyler, who wrote about this phenomenon in 1771, and called it, the “Cycle of Democracy:”

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse (gifts) from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

The average of the world’s great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence:

  • from bondage to spiritual faith;
  • from faith to great courage;
  • from courage to liberty;
  • from liberty to abundance;
  • from abundance to selfishness;
  • from selfishness to Complacency;
  • from complacency to apathy;
  • from apathy to dependency;
  • from dependency back again to bondage.

Doesn’t this sound like what has happened in our history; and do we not find ourselves as a nation in a position where so many people today are looking to man, instead of to God, and to BIG government to be their savior.

Even the Apostle Paul made mention of this tendency among the Christians of his day, in his epistle to the Galatians:

Galatians 3

Faith or Observance of the Law

1You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard?

3Are you so foolish, that after beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? 4Have you suffered so much for nothing—if it really was for nothing? 5Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?

6Consider Abraham: “He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”[a]
7Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. 8The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”[b]
9So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

10All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”[c]
11Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, “The righteous will live by faith.”[d]
12The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, “The man who does these things will live by them.”[e]
13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”[f]
14He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

As we understand the Bible and what God requires of all His covenant people, it is that everything hinges upon three things, relationship, obedience, and faith; for clearly the Bible tells us that we were created for God’s pleasure, and not the other way around!

The people who are running our government today are only doing what comes natural for anyone, who is outside of a covenant relationship with God, among people who don’t know Him.

It was St. Augustine, I believe, who said: “It is impossible to know God and not love Him; and it is equally impossible to love Him and not want to serve Him!”

As we look at our politicians today, we can either assume that most have never had an encounter with Him, and maybe there are even some who have; but have elected to rejected Him; either way, my question is why on earth did Christians vote these people into office?

What else did Christians expect would happen, except what we see today, where everything is cycling down the drain; as our country is going to hell in a hand basket?

Our problem is we have men and women in positions of leadership, within our government, who do what we all do, before we submit to God; which is they are charting their course, and also ours too (by the way) because they make our laws, by what seems right to them, or what happens to be the particular flavor of the month for political correctness.

So the result is, we definitely have a case today where the blind are leading the blind; and if we aren’t careful we all will fall into the ditch, as a nation, together!

We as Christians have become unequally yoked with unbelievers, because somewhere along the line Christians abdicated their stewardship and any active involvement in government; and they backed off from God’s plan which has always been to implement God’s Kingdom in the earth, as it is in heaven.

That phrase means more than just our preaching the Gospel; it also means Christians are to affect all aspects of the culture, including business and politics; for how else can we impact this world for Christ.

Instead we have backed off from the secular and have left that to Satan and his crowd; and what we see happening in our government and in the world today are the results.

I think it is past time for us to start charging the gates of Hell once again; and for us to put the world and Satan on the defensive for a change, instead of the other way around, which is the way it has been for over 100 years now.

To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, I’d like you to watch the following video:


Our time is running out, as obviously we are today very close to the return of our Lord; and so if we are to take into account the warnings of Scripture, where Jesus told us that this time, before His second coming, would be marked by some very severe trials and tribulations.

We can know by this that the times that lie ahead are going to require Christians to wake up and get serious about our God given assignment, which is not to lie down and let the world and Satan walk all over us; but we are to resist evil in all its forms, and be a light to the world, in order to reach the world for Christ! Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland


Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

This is an open forum where we look into and investigate the Rhema Mysteries of God's Word; and also other issues of importance for our day and time.

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