Thursday 5 May 2016

How exciting to see the report by Wendy Griffith of the spiritual awakening taking place in Mungo County in West Virginia, especially being shown just after 29 April.

That date was particularly notable for it was on that date 409 years earlier that a group of English missionaries arrived at Cape Henry on the shores of Virginia Beach, having set sailed from England four months earlier to take the gospel to America.

The party were led by Reverend Robert Hunt, and on landing placed a seven foot wooden cross, then knelt and gave thanks to God for His mercy and grace in covering their voyage. Reverend Hunt raised his hands and consecrated the land to the glory of God, saying, ‘from these very shores the Gospel shall go forth to not only this New World, but the entire world.”

That prayer was in time duly answered, and America turned to God in large numbers and many fine Churches were born. In addition, the finest and most successful preacher of all time took the gospel to 185 countries and to 220 hundred million people, filling stadiums and arenas, with thousands flocking to hear (Billy Graham).

It is so fitting that a world wide broadcasting network was established by Pat Robertson in Virginia Beach, which still takes the gospel to over 200 countries via television.

So why has so much gone wrong? A service was held in Washington to mark the 227th anniversary of the inauguration of the first President, George Washington, a godly man who once stated ‘without God there is no happiness’. Who could ever imagined there would one day be a President whose legacy will be that he introduced and forced same sex marriage on the nation and tried to peddle it to other nations; who insisted firms provide free contraception for workers; who threatened to close the government down if Congress tried to stop millions of dollars going to an abortion agency, who it was alleged were selling baby parts. Now we hear the Governor of North Carolina has been warned if he does not withdraw a Bill which states people will use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender stated on their birth certificate forthwith, the Justice Department will block millions of dollars for educational use. This despite parents concerned that their daughters are vulnerable to assault. I wonder how many transgender people there are in the whole of the United States, which require such draconian measures by the Justice Department.

Surely it is time for American Christians to fight back. In the words of the anthem ‘America the beautiful’ are the words, ‘God shed His grace on Thee’. Perhaps the next President will return the nation back to God, providing the right choice is made by the American people.

I hope it is a man; indeed I think the finest choice would in fact have been a woman, not the one claiming all the attention now, but one Condelleza Rice.

President Washington after his inauguration gave this prayer, 'It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the primacy of Almighty God, to obey His will,to be grateful for His benefits, grace and favour and His protection, to follow each week His example and pray for this nation'

America exerts tremendous influence over other nations, so may God bless and guide them to choose someone who will rid the curse of political correctness and immorality, and not select someone who will carry on the Obama agenda.

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