The American Covenant Address to the Nation
Donald Trump Reinstatement Ceremony - 2023
President Donald Trump, members of Congress, Supreme Court, Military, citizens of the restored Republic of the United States of America. It is my sincere honor to present an address on “The American Covenant.” Simply stated the United States is a nation that chose God. The United States is a nation that chose God. Our country’s Founding Fathers established Covenant with the Creator. A new nation conceived in liberty. A people and government forevermore are bound by the Laws of God, and by the laws of the Gospel.
Before we continue, I would ask that you bow your head and pray. God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob …
We know the famous words “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof” from the book of Leviticus in Bible on the side of Liberty Bell. Many know the words form George Washington’s first Inaugural Address to the nation on the “Sacred Fire of Liberty.” But what is this liberty that our country’s founders were willing to fight and die for to secure?
Liberty is a uniquely Christian spiritual relationship with God. It is scared because it is our connection with God which resides in the human heart. Gospels of Jesus Christ define liberty, or this Law of Liberty.
— 2 Corinthians 3:17 KJV “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. [freedom]”
Early in our country’s history colonists sought to live in peace and worship God according to the dictates of their conscience. Over time with increased prosperity, many citizens, especially the young, become less focused on personal worship and the Word of God. Then advance of the Revolutionary War, a world-altering spiritual event occurred known as the “First Great Awakening.” From around 1730 to 1770 the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the thirteen colonies. The message of the Gospel was then spread by ministers such as Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Davies, William Cooper, Charles Chauncy, George Whitefield on horseback, and others.
Filled with the Holy Spirit the founders and patriots became righteous, fearless, and divine will for justice. The “Spirit of 1776” was a spiritually driven moral imperative of and for Holy Cause of Liberty. From Lexington Massachusetts cries “We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus.” To Virginia, “Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”. A life and death spiritually drive decision to obey God and reject the King of England and his unjust and ungodly laws.
The Declaration of Independence is a spiritual covenant between a people and their God. They voluntarily joined together under a framework of government as “One Nation Under God.” Declaration of Independence is the country’s mission statement, the follow-on Constitution the fame of government. “They,” [the American people which includes you, and I today], 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.”
I would like to share a few excerpts to highlight the spiritual and covenantal aspects of the document. “We hold these truths to be self-evident.” It is obvious, we all agree.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness [property].—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. …
The founders used the words happiness and property interchangeably. External property is your possessions, internal property is your conscience.
They [You and I] are endowed by the Creator [God] with certain unalienable Rights. They are Natural Rights that can never be revoked or swindled out of by a King, tyrant, or elected officials. To emphasize this point another way. You have NO “Constitutional Rights, short of being elected or running for office. What you have are God given rights protected by the Constitution. This makes the United States unique among all the nations on earth, and a prime target by evil for destruction.
Then they, the duly elected representative of their respective states, petitioned to God for assistance.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
The Declaration of Independence was an “Appeal to Heaven” for divine assistance, to bring the principles and tenets set forth in the document into fruition. And a trust in God that their prayers and petitions would be heard and answered, “thy will be done.”
We see this trust in God with John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, letter to British authorities informing them of the colonies’ decision to secede from Great Britain. “Altho [although] it is not possible to foresee the consequences of human actions, yet it is nonetheless a duty we owe ourselves and posterity in all our public counsels, to decide in the best manner we are able, and to trust the load to that Being [God] who controls both causes and events, so as to bring about his [God’s] own determination.”
The colonists and patriots prayers were heard and graciously answered. Through divine assistance and the blood, sweat, tears, and treasure of the Revolutionary War. Against all odds or human probability, a new nation was birthed into the world. A new structure of government that the world had never seen. A Republic with the stated purpose of government to protects liberty and citizens God-given rights.
A sign by God on covenant signed by the country’s founders to the country. On July 4, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Adams, and Jefferson, the two men most responsible for the document, died a few hours apart. The date bore was a visible mark of God for a reason, biblically it was the Jubilee year of the country’s independence from their bondage with England. From the book Leviticus in the Bible “Consecrate the fiftieth year and ‘Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof.’ It shall be a Jubilee for you;” For the people and nations that God’s Laws and commandments, He grants special graces such as peace, happiness, justice, prosperity, and national protection.
Conversely founder Charles Carroll warned that for nations disregards God’s Laws and commandments. “In proportion as the genuine effects of Christianity are diminished in any nation, either through unbelief, or the corruption of its doctrines, or the neglect of its institutions; in the same proportion will the people of that nation recede from the blessings of genuine freedom, and approximate the miseries of complete despotism … Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all the blessings which flow from them, must fall with them.” We have no better example of this truth than the miseries of complete despotism we have recently witnessed in this country.
This is our country’s providential history. Our founders warned that the spiritual destiny of the United States of America is inextricably connected to our adherence to, or departure from the Laws of God. Along with the blessings of liberty, so too comes the burden, the duty, and obligations. Obligations to renew this covenant, God gift of liberty, and to safely 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. We too must affirm our commitment to God in following His Laws and Commandments. Then we can assert our rightful claim for the blessings of liberty.