Our great nation, the United States of America, has played a key, pivotal role in the plan of God in getting the Gospel to the world. Courageous men answered the call and founded this nation while sacrificing their lives so that you and I could be free. Satan desires nothing more than to strip this truth from the hearts and minds of Americans, but my friend, this IS the truth, and any other belief or ideology is false.
For centuries this truth was common knowledge. Growing up I would have never imagined this to even be a topic of discussion, but today there is a fight to keep this truth in place. Why? For the devil to accomplish his mission…to steal, kill, and destroy by keeping the Gospel of Jesus from reaching those who need it.
No matter the situation, this is always the devil’s mission—to steal, kill, and destroy. As a child of God, however, you have a right to freedom, liberty, and happiness. It is your right to go after and accomplish all that is in your heart to do.
Philippians 4:11 says, Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
In the Twentieth Century Bible, this phrase, to be content is defined as “to be independent of circumstances.” I like that! Being independent of circumstances is not just a matter of refusing to look at what is going on around us. Our independence from circumstances is directly proportional to our dependence upon God.
This is what Paul was telling us about his circumstances. He said he had learned how to totally depend on God and BECAUSE his dependence was on God, he was independent of circumstances.
We live in a day when we believers MUST learn to completely, whole-heartedly depend upon God. Governments and world systems are failing left and right. People who live their lives relying upon the government to fund them will never reach the fullness of their God-given talents and abilities. Health care systems are a complete mess, but NOT GOD’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM! Through the shed blood of Jesus, we have an opportunity to live life to the fullest, fulfill the plan of God for our lives, and live free from sin, sickness, poverty, and fear.
We move over into the realm of independence from circumstances and complete dependency upon God by being totally dependent on the Word of God. Galatians 5:13 says, For brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
My friend, you have been called unto liberty, and true liberty comes from the Word of God. Whatever you are facing today, freedom from it IS IN THE WORD! Has sickness attacked your body? Here is your liberty—according to I Peter 2:24, by His stripes I am healed. Has lack crept into your checkbook? Here is your liberty—according to 2 Corinthians 8:9, Jesus became poor for my sake, that I through His poverty might be rich. Have your children gone the wrong direction? Here is your liberty—according to Proverbs 22:6, I trained up my child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
As you take hold of your liberty by declaring the Word, you are declaring your independence from circumstances. When you declare God’s Word, you declare yourself free from the tyranny of Satan, from the tyranny of disease, from the tyranny of lack, and from the tyranny of fear. When you speak God’s Word and boldly proclaim it as the authority in your life, you give the host of Heaven something to rally around.
In 1776 when the Colonies came together and pledged to one another their lives and sacred honor, they had something to rally around. It became a turning point, a standard. They encouraged themselves saying, “I am not in this alone; others are with me in the cause for liberty. I do not fight alone.”
Christians can say the same thing because we have the host of Heaven with us. When we speak His Word, the armies of Heaven snap to attention and the angels hearken to the Word, ready to respond at a moment’s notice.
Refuse to compromise! Deny the enemy a foothold! Declare your freedom from the tyranny of Satan and the oppression of the world and anything else that would cause you to go backwards! Stand and declare your independence! Amen! God bless America!