Our Covenant with God
by Skip Barland
There are only two nations in history that have established their government based on a covenant they made with God. The first was the nation of Israel and the last was the Republic for the united states of America. Where was that covenant established, you ask?
The first covenant with God was established on the Mayflower by the pilgrims who came to settle in this new land, and they made that covenant in a document that is called the Mayflower Compact, which was signed on November 11, 1620.
The Mayflower Compact stands as the first hallowed document of the American constitutional tradition:
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience. IN WITNESS whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, Anno Domini; 1620.
The next document was signed by our Founding Fathers on July 4,1776, and it is called the Declaration of Independence, which document marked our nation’s birth.
The Revolutionary War was fought by our Founding Fathers not only as a rebellion against the tyranny of the mighty British Empire, but also it was a repudiation by our Founding Fathers of the “old world order,” and the monarchial tyranny that was so prevalent in Europe!
This sacred and historic document stands as our birth certificate, describing the manner and/or character that the citizens of this brave “New Nation” are to have and are to strive for via the guiding authority of our Constitution and the Holy Bible.
It is also a sacred Covenant and/or Contract with the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who created these citizens equally, in order that this new government would ensure them those certain inalienable rights, including “life liberty and pursuit of happiness.”
When the Covenant is not kept according to the dictates of the Bible — the Hebrew Holy Scriptures — then GOD acts accordingly towards us, just as He did with the Nation of Israel.
By our Founding Fathers invoking GOD as our Justifier, they implicated HIM in a war for freedom. Therefore, it is imperative that “We the People,” as the beneficiaries of this covenant, keep and fulfill this most sacred Covenant/Contract with the Majesty On High, who is our Sovereign God and Creator!
Outside Independence Hall when
the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended,
Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin,
“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded,
“A republic, if you can keep it.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Well on that score we have not done too well!
Our nation is in trouble today because, as happened with the nation of Israel, we have reneged on our original Covenant with God, and we have violated His standards to the point that this D.C. Corporation is today attempting to remove all acknowledgement of Him from our nation’s history; from our classrooms; and from the public squares.
This Corporate entity, called the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC, that replaced our Constitutional Republic back in 1871 (through the Act of 1871) are today attempting to replace our long established Judaic/Christian faith in God with a godless ecumenical New Age style faith movement (which is not new at all, it come right out of the pages of Mystery Babylon) which they are calling the “New World Order.”
They are doing this in preparation for what I believe will eventually be what the Bible describes as very totalitarian and oppressive “One World Government” together with a one world monetary system that will usher in the kingdom of the Antichrist, spoken of in Revelation 13.
In times like this, God in His long-suffering love and grace which He bears for His lost children, just as He did with the Nation of Israel, extends to us a hand of grace and reconciliation (now mind you, this has been made possible only through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ and His propitious sacrifice on Calvary’s cross), in the hope that His wayward children would (as outlined in 2 Chronicles 7:14) heed His call; humble themselves and pray; turn from their wicked ways and seek His face; in order that God would hear their prayers and heal our land.
Sounding the Alarm
3 Listen to this, Israel. God is calling you to account—and I mean all of you, everyone connected with the family that he delivered out of Egypt. Listen!
2 “Out of all the families on earth, I picked you.
Therefore, because of your special calling, I’m holding you responsible for all your sins.”
3-7 Do two people walk hand in hand if they aren’t going to the same place?
Does a lion roar in the forest if there’s no carcass to devour?
Does a young lion growl with pleasure if he hasn’t caught his supper?
Does a bird fall to the ground if it hasn’t been hit with a stone?
Does a trap spring shut if nothing trips it?
When the alarm goes off in the city, aren’t people alarmed?
And when disaster strikes the city, doesn’t God stand behind it?
The fact is, God, the Master, does nothing without first telling his prophets the whole story.
A Time of Great Sorrow
My people are in a state of waiting. You wait and watch for you know My judgments are coming and will be upon you. Some of you have prepared as I have led you and others have not. You will fare well as long as you have prepared your hearts.
A time of great sorrow approaches, My people. A time when none of you will be sure where to turn or what to do. You must keep your mind and your eyes fixed on Me as it approaches and encompasses you, for this is what is truly necessary.
My people will grieve as never before in this time, for the things that will be done to you and the things you will see. Remember the joy of your salvation and it will succor you in these times, for truly there will be little around you that will bring you joy.
I instruct you in these things now that you may tell your brothers and sisters, and that you may remember them in the times coming, and survive them.
Endure until the end, My precious children, for I long to share eternity and all the glory of heaven with you!
- 1 Peter 4:7: But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
- Isaiah 26:3: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
- Matthew 4:7-8: For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
- Psalm 35:9: And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
- Matthew 24:13: But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.