THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

 
   The average American is increasingly aware that there are forces crowding him from every direction limiting his freedoms more and more. You have heard that a frog can be placed in a shallow pan of water and remain unalarmed as the heat is gradually increased until he is cooked.  Yet, we have detected some unusual increases in the heat that have made us uncomfortable:
  
   Our salaries are bigger than ever, but we find the average family can no longer life on the husband's take-home pay.

We see our children untaught in basic education, but well trained in sex perversion, drugs, hatred of God and rebelliousness against all that is worthwhile.

 We groan to see our Christian schools, home, and camps attacked while political leaders are singing the praises of homosexuals and lesbians.

One of the most uncertain economies in our history.

Terrorism that threatens to strike suddenly with mass destruction and death.

We need to heed the words of Gods ancient prophets:

  Hosea  6:1-3  "Come, let us return to the LORD.  For He has torn us, but He will heal us;  He has wounded us, but He will bandage us. "He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him. "So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."

 Set Our House In Order

Have we received Jesus as Savior?
Have we made Jesus our Lord?
Are we honorable stewards of time, talents, finances, and material resources?
Is the husband the godly and loving leader?
Is the wife the submissive follower?
Do we have personal prayer and Bible study, grace at the dinner table, family prayer?
Are we attending the assembly of believers as we ought?
Are we serving God with our talents, time, effort and finances?
Are we bearing witness of Christ?

Seek Revival In Our Life, Home, Church, and Nation

 If there had been ten righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah, God would not have destroyed them
         Let us seek to be right with God by turning from all sin and yielding to His authority in our life.
         Let us pray for God to help our church to renounce sin and live pleasing to Him
         Let us pray for national revival

  Promote World-Wide Winning of Souls  and Discipleship of Saints

This is the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20)

         Let me be a daily witness

       Let me train someone to be a daily witness

       Let me assist the church in its efforts to win the lost

Win Souls and Bus Visitation

Bus captain, etc.

Support of missions

       Let me help teach and disciple those who are won to Christ

Resist All Satanic Inroads and Efforts

  Let Us Oppose False Teaching

            "For whatever makes manifest is light "- Ephesians 5:13

            "To the law and to the testimony!   If they do not speak according to this word it is because there is no light in them".  Isaiah 8:20

  Let Us Oppose Ungodliness

            Alcohol and drug traffic, pornography, filth on TV, abortion and music  that glorifies illicit sex, drugs, the occult and a rebellious spirit.

  Let Us  Be Scriptural In Attitudes and Efforts

  Let Us Oppose Movement Towards The Apocalypse

Revelation 13:  world political leader, world religious leader; world money system.  We must of necessity be concerned primarily with the U.S.A.

The majority of the western world has become convinced that the only solution to terrorism is for the great powers to unite in forcing Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization to sign a covenant of peace.  With that in mind, read Daniel 9:24-27.  The majority of common man now supports what the coming world political leader will do.

Copyright 2002 Thomas E Berry
Ass Scripture quoted from NKJV unless otherwise noted