“I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proof
I see of this truth that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a
sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable
that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir,
in the sacred writings, that “except the Lord build the House
they labour in vain that build it.”
I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid
we shall succeed in this political
building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by
our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded,
and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages.
And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance,
despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom
and leave it to chance, war and conquest.”
— Benjamin Franklin
Dare I wax poetic?
Ben Franklin may have been the least religious of all the founders of this great nation of ours, and yet… In his greatest wisdom, he found it necessary to remember that “except the Lord build the House, they labour in vain that build it.”
The National Treasure
Some believe it to be gold…
The power to build a nation is in the hands of the people. A president, congress, and senate can only do what the people allow them to do. In a republic, the people carry the power. (I’m so blessed to live in a Republic where the Constitution was written to protect us.)
Profound defiance of representatives who refused to follow the will of the people brought us to this point, and now… there are many who have opted to take cold shots at their replacements. It isn’t working… Their defiance will build a stronger coalition within the ranks of the people who have made solid choices to return to the strength and power of the Constitution. Not only do we believe, now… We have the power of knowledge, knowing that it happened once, and we can and will continue our message. Clearly, we are taking back our government of and by the people.
“As one nation under God, we choose to live. And we choose to make our nation safe through the inflection of power and strength. This generation will not pass away in failure. We will succeed.” ~Anonymous
The more we listen to the people of this great, amazing nation, the strength, the standards by which it was created in principle and truth, the stronger we become. A nation proven to uphold the natural laws of God, as no nation before us.
Over the past year, I’ve read with relish a book titled “God In America” by Steven Grant, and through reading it I realized there are many who question the existence of America in the end days of the Bible. Yet those same people believe we are in the ‘end days of the Bible’
I’m not convinced these are the end days of the Bible.
That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be vigilant in our service and prudent in our actions, but it does mean that we should do whatever God has asked of us to build HIS empire here on earth and stop waiting for him to ‘come take it back’.
He left it in our hands and said, “Go Ye and tell the story!” (paraphrase is mine)
The Treasure of America
I believe the treasure of America is you and I, the people of this great nation, and God who lives in us.
“The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
“But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
“But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
“So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
“He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
“But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”(Matthew 13:24-30)
Eventually the wheat and the tares clearly self-identify. ~ Marnie Marcus
Oh the blessing we behold when we harvest what God has risen above the tares…
As a girl who grew up in wheat country, this was always so evident at harvest. During the growing season, the tares may rise faster, but as the wheat plugs along, growing at the determined rate, the strength of the stock and foundation allows it to grow taller in the drying winds of the harvest, standing tall in the field ready for harvest long after the tares have faltered and fallen.