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Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).


Friday, July 1, 2022

America's Battles are Not Legislative, They are Spiritual

 


by Barbara Latta

America’s Battles are Not Legislative, They are Spiritual

An astounding landmark decision by the Supreme Court this week has overturned Roe v. Wade.

Of course, this doesn’t mean abortions will stop, but that these decisions will be reverted to individual state’s authority. Before this decision was even handed down, some states fought frantically to instill legislation to murder babies at any time even after they are born. And other states can pass laws to prevent abortion availability within their borders.

But this is not merely a legislative battle; it is a spiritual battle.

This weekend we celebrate the independence of America from the rule of a tyrannical king in Great Britain. Ironically, we have leaders in power now who threaten the citizens of this country with tyrannical policies.

The first right given to Americans in the Declaration of Independence is the right to life. The framers of our government understood that life is given by God, not man.

I think it is fitting that this Supreme Court decision was handed down on the calendar close to our Independence Day. What better time to declare that everyone has the right to live?

This quote from John Quincy Adams was written later in his life. Perhaps he foresaw the future when a republic formed to be ruled by the people would be ruled by ungodly lawmakers.

Ask the Declaration of Independence and that will tell you that its authors held for self-evident truth that the right to life is the first of the unalienable rights of man [and] to secure and not to destroy [that right] governments are instituted among men.

Governments are supposed to protect life, not take it.

John Witherspoon, a signer of the Declaration, acknowledged the right to life as given by God with this statement:

Some nations have given parents the power of life and death over their children. [In America,] we have denied the power of life and death to parents.

The struggle for American independence was due to unrighteous laws enacted against the colonists by King George III. We stand against ungodly laws now, not with muskets, but with a sword—the Sword of the Spirit.

We are in a spiritual battle for the life of our country. Not just about abortion, but about all rights. Because this country was founded on the principles of the Bible and satan doesn’t like that. He sows seeds of division because America has been a light to the rest of the world since our inception.

We have produced missionaries, churches, education, inventions, medical advancements, and given aid to other countries when needed. All this was because the wisdom from God was instilled into people who stood for truth.

What better way to take down a nation whose motto is “In God We Trust,” than to divide with hostility, irrational beliefs, and murder?

The Revolutionary War was fought to gain independence and live in the unalienable rights bestowed upon mankind by God. Our resolution is to keep those rights, not only for those of us who live now, but also for future generations. We do that by going after the true enemy—the devil. He is the one behind all the violence and hatred permeating America.

He is the spirit behind the ungodly policies that are handed down from Washington. He is the spirit behind killing babies. He has done this since the beginning of time. He tried to kill Moses, he inspired Israel to sacrifice their children to foreign gods, and he tried to kill the infant Jesus.

Satan doesn’t like unity, and he doesn’t like families. He doesn’t like freedom because freedom gives us the ability to choose to worship God.

Christ died and rose again to release us from sin and the curses that came with the fall. The identity He gave us was about knowing how to live in that liberty.

We can stand for every aspect of life by:

  • Voting biblically
  • Making our voices known to congressional representatives (in a respectful manner, of course)
  • Praying and never giving up

Jesus told His disciples, “Upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” (Matthew 16:18 NASB)

The gates of hell will not prevail against the church (meaning the collective body of believers) as long as we stay connected to our Source. The fight for America is a spiritual battle.

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter 1:2-4 NKJV)

May this Independence Day bring to your attention the great freedoms we have. They are truly worth fighting to keep.

Please feel free to share your thoughts.

 America's battles are not legislative, they are spiritual. (click to tweet)

The struggle for American independence was due to unrighteous laws enacted against the colonists by King George III. We stand against ungodly laws now, not with muskets, but with a sword—the Sword of the Spirit. (click to tweet)

 


 

19 comments:

  1. AMEN Ms. Barb! Amen! I believe the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in a speech in Ohio, stated, "You cannot legislate morality." Our Constitutional Republic cannot stand when it is administered by an ungodly, immoral people.

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    1. Thanks for sharing that inspirational quote, J.D It is true our republic can only stand when governed by moral people. Blessings!

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  2. Powerful and timely post, Barbara.

    Christian voices need to be heard now more than ever, and as you say, with respect and love. We must remember Who we're speaking for. And not only can we vote biblically, we can vote with our pocketbooks.

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    1. Yes, Candyce, money does talk and it takes money to elect our leaders. We can speak through our resources and our voting and make sure they all go toward the right people. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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  3. Amen, my friend, I agree with every point you make. We think we're fighting people, but it's so much more than that. Thanks for reminding us who our true battle is against and what it will cost if we don't step out and fight.

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    1. It will cost us more than we want to pay if we don't step up and fight this battle righteously. Thanks for bringing that point to light. Blessings!

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  4. We are definitely in a spiritual battle. Thank you for your message. Your strategies to fight back are right on target as well. Your post is timely and much needed, along with many prayers.

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    1. We do need to continue to fight this battle on our knees and with our voices. Thanks for sharing, Katherine. Blessings!

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  5. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this issue. I think we also need to do more to support women in difficult situations so abortion is not their only hope. Federal and state legislatures can only do so much, but our churches can help meet needs within our communities. Then we can prove that all lives (even pre-born ones) do matter.

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    1. Yes, we can't abandon those who feel alone and that they have no other choice. This is part of the job of the church--to reach out to the community where they are and minister the love of Christ to them. Thanks for sharing that thought. Blessings!

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  6. Yvonne Morgan7/8/22, 11:12 AM

    I have begun to pray for our nation daily. We need God’s hand in our country

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    1. Yes, Yvonne, without God's hand our country can't survive. We should all be praying daily for our nation and its leaders. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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  7. Praying for our country and our leaders as we fight this spiritual battle is key in defeating evil. Freedom is a gift and needs to be cherished and defended. Thank you for this passionate post.

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    1. Yes, Dawn, freedom is a gift and we shouldn't take it lightly. So many in the world do not enjoy the liberty we have. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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  8. So well said, Barbara! Thank you for drawing attention to the spiritual aspects of our founding and the spiritual deficits we are experiencing today.

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    1. Our founding fathers knew we would face this danger when John Adams said our government could only flourish under a moral people. Thanks for sharing, Annie. Blessings!

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  9. Barbara, what a powerful post. This sentence reminds us of the reason the enemy’s inroads take their current form. “What better way to take down a nation whose motto is ‘In God We Trust,’ than to divide with hostility, irrational beliefs, and murder?” Your post opens our eyes further and reminds us to pray.

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    1. If we all pray and do our part to restore our nations values, we can turn America back to godly values. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings!

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