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Fast and pray for America.


O Lord, to us belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you. (Daniel 9:8)

We need to pray for revival, a Third Great Awakening — that God would pour out His Holy Spirit and work repentance and revival in our land and give us the knowledge and fear of the Lord.

Fast and pray for America: Our Founding Fathers called numerous fasts. Christians should fast and confess personal and national sins in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14: 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 (ESV).

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12) We can’t lose. They can’t win.

“And they abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed down to them. And they provoked the LORD to anger.” (Judges 2:12)

The Lord has removed the hedge protecting our nation.


Why I Am a Christian: My Testimony

Section 1—The Temperance Reform and the Churches.
WHEN this century opened [1800s] the evil of intemperance was near its culmination — the darkest time in respect to the use of alcoholic intoxicants in American history, and probably in all history. In such a period the temperance reformation had its inception (1785-1825). Had it been undertaken six centuries earlier, when the only alcoholic liquors used were beer, cider, ale, wine and metheglin, the task would have been easier…. In the previous period we traced the first links, in the connected chain of this reform, back to the publication of Dr. Benjamin Rush’s celebrated essay on The Effects of Ardent Spirits Upon the Human Mind and Body, in the year 1785…. In the beginning it grew out of the religious life of the churches. Dr. Rush was a devout, practical Christian gentleman. [
Read Dr. Rush’s essay here.]

….Hon. Samuel Dexter, LL. D, formerly Secretary of War and also of the Treasury of the United States was elected the first president….

Christianity in the United States: From the First Settlements Down to the Present Age, 1887 book by Daniel Dorchester, D.D., pages 440-441.

Links: websites I check

AmericanMinute.com

WorldNetDaily

Gatestone Institute https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org

Townhall.com

Todd Starnes

 

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV)

http://www.amerisearch.net/american_minute.php

The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” His parents answered, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. But how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.” (His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess Jesus to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.) Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.” (John 9:18-23 ESV)


 

 

On this date in history

Aug. 12

1099: First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid forces led by Al-Afdal Shahanshah. This is considered the last engagement of the First Crusade.

1480: Battle of Otranto: Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam.

1499: First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.

1676: Praying Indian John Alderman shoots and kills Metacomet, the Wampanoag war chief, ending King Philip’s War.

1687: Battle of Mohács: Charles of Lorraine defeats the Ottomans.

1831: French intervention forces William I of the Netherlands to abandon his attempt to suppress the Belgian Revolution.

1851: Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.

1898: An Armistice ends the Spanish-American War.

1898: The Hawaiian flag is lowered from Iolani Palace in an elaborate annexation ceremony and replaced with the flag of the United States to signify the transfer of sovereignty from the Republic of Hawaii to the United States.

1914: World War I: the United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary; the countries of the British Empire follow suit.

1944: Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., oldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, is killed with his copilot then their explosives-laden U.S. Navy plane blows up over England.

1944: Waffen SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant’Anna di Stazzema.

1952: The Night of the Murdered Poets: 13 prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow.

1960: Echo 1A, NASA’s first successful communications satellite, is launched.

1981: The IBM Personal Computer is released.