We hear dire warnings in regards to “restoring the Covenant,” but what is this American Covenant?
The declaration was an “Appeal to Heaven,” a petition to God for divine assistance to bring the principles and tenets set forth in the Declaration of Independence into fruition. As Benjamin Franklin stated, our requests and “prayers … were heard, and they were graciously answered.”
The Declaration of Independence is a covenant document that joins member states together under a common frame of government. On a deeper spiritual level, the Declaration of Independence is a spiritual covenant between a people and their God. To state this concept of the spiritual covenant with God another way, America consists of separate sovereign independent member states that voluntarily joined under a covenantal framework of government as “One Nation Under God. “They,” the American people, as John Quincy Adams stated “were bound by the laws of God, which they all, and by the laws of the gospel, which they nearly all, acknowledged as the rules of their conduct. They were bound by the principles which they themselves had proclaimed in the declaration.”
Adams further explained, “Fellow-citizens, the ark of your covenant is the Declaration of independence. Your Mount Ebal, is the confederacy of separate state sovereignties, and your Mount Gerizim is the Constitution of the United States. In that scene of tremendous and awful solemnity, narrated in the Holy Scriptures, there is not a curse pronounced against the people, upon Mount Ebal, not a blessing promised them upon Mount Gerizim, which your posterity may not suffer or enjoy, from your and their adherence to, or departure from, the principles of the Declaration of Independence, practically interwoven in the Constitution of the United States. Lay up these principles, then, in your hearts, and in your souls … teach them to your children … cling to them as to the issues of life—adhere to them as to the cords of your eternal salvation.“
The blessings of the Covenant involve national protection, liberty, justice, and ordered and happy society, and national prosperity. When a people and nation are following and living in harmony with God’s Laws and Commands they will be “blessed in what they do.” This is the basis, spiritual foundation, and the truth of American Liberty.
But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
— James 1:25 (The Law of Liberty)
Along with the blessings of liberty, so too comes obligations for each generation to renew this covenant and pass it on to the next generation. This must involve the education of the youth (and adults since many were not taught in school) on their obligations to God and the Christian Biblical principles of liberty and freedom. We (the American people) have the free will and choice to live in obedience to God’s Laws and Commandments and enjoy God’s blessing. Conversely, if we reject God’s Laws and live in disobedience, then we will suffer the unenviable consequences of our actions.
Note 1: The war for independence was not a revolution, but a counter-revolution in order to restore the moral order in society.
Note 2: Earlier covenants with God in North America were at Cape Henry in 1607. “We do hereby dedicate this Land … the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to raise up Godly generations after us, and with these generations take the Kingdom of God to all the earth. May this Covenant …” Also with and the pilgrims with the Mayflower Compact in 1620 “for the Glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith…” and others.
We are under spiritual obligations to God made by our country’s forefathers cannot be emphasized enough because national blessings can be lost. God’s blessings, including liberty, are not a one-way street because we have obligations as well. Therefore it is vitally important that we understand these spiritual principles upon which we are obligated and duty-bound to God. … A nation can be abandoned by God due to idolatry, and willful disregard, and violation of God’s Laws and Commandments. Once lost as the founders warned is lost forever. …
Today across the country, there is an unsettling feeling that something is wrong, very wrong. We have allowed God to be pushed out of our schools, government, the public square, and for some, He’s been pushed out of our very lives. But now some worry that perhaps we are no longer under God’s covenantal protection, or worse, that we are a nation abandoned by God. …
So be extremely very vigilant on the religious character of those you elect to public office and positions authority, and neglect not your prayers and petitions to God for your country. “Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. [Matthew 3:10]
We are a people of the New Covenant, secured through Jesus Christ sealed with the Holy Spirit. “And likewise the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.’” [Luke 22:20] …
It is an obligation on each generation to renew this covenant and pass it on to the next generation. This must involve the education of the youth (and adults since many were not taught in school) on the Christian Biblical principles of liberty and freedom. To affirm our commitment to God in following His Laws and Commandments, we can then asset our rightful claim for the blessings of liberty. “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. [Matthew 7:7]
Educate yourself and others on the American Covenant. Our country’s Founding Fathers and patriots understood the covenant, birthright of liberty, and national protection. More importantly, they understood their duty and obligations to God for the blessings of liberty. As a citizens and voters this covenant and birthright is both a blessing and curse depending on our adherence or departure from the Laws of God.
Engraved on Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. the “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath?”
Free will and the covenant is by choice, not force. But “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” [2 Chronicles 7:14]
We must elect Godly leaders. We need the president of the United States to declare a day of fasting and prayer and publicly renew the Covenant with God before it is too late.
The United States was founded on a love of liberty and respect for God’s Laws and Commandants. These were the shared cohesive bonds of Christian morals and values that united the country both in good times and bad. Today we see a defiant rejection of God and His moral absolutes of right and wrong by many. We see a divided society with a growing number of citizens renouncing their birthright of liberty and freedom for socialism and communism.
No longer is the Biblical basis of liberty and truth stated in our founding documents self-evident. America is the country that birthed liberty and freedom into the world. Government was established to secure the blessings of liberty. So, it is truly shameful and unforgivable that many citizens can no longer define the word liberty, far fewer know the Biblical spiritual laws and principles upon which it is based.
It is vitally important that we understand the history of American Liberty and the Biblical spiritual laws and principles of liberty upon which our country’s founding documents are based. Also, the covenantal aspects of liberty and our duty-bound responsibilities to God for these blessings. Lastly, we must understand the spiritual influences and destroyers behind these cultural changes.
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