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Fast and pray for America.

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.

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The Parable of the Wedding Feast

Matthew 22 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’ But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ 10 And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11 “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12 And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”

On this date in history

June 20

1214: The University of Oxford receives its charter.
1605: After only three months as tsar, 16-year-old Feodor II of Russia is assassinated.
1631: The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
1685: Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declares himself King of England at Bridgwater.
1756: A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
1782: The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.

1787: Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.

1837: Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
1840: Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
1863: American Civil War: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.

1877: Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

1900: Boxer Rebellion: The Imperial Chinese Army begins a 55-day siege of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China.

1942: The Holocaust: Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, steal an SS staff car and escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp.

1944: World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot.”

1948: Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, makes its television debut.

1963: The so-called “red telephone” is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.

1979: ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The murder is caught on tape.

1982: The Argentine base (Corbeta Uruguay) on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
1991: The German Bundestag votes to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.

My wife and I are the proud parents of an autistic 30-year-old son. Despite the love and support of family and friends, autism leaves us exhausted and devastated. We do not know why our family suffers with autism other than that we live in a fallen world. Some would ask why God permits such things, but we pity those who suffer such things and do not know the Lord. We look forward to that day when Christ “will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4). We pray that God will be glorified in healing our son in this life, but we know that he will not be autistic in heaven.

Countries and territories Thomas C. Hanson Sr. has visited.

Countries and territories he has spoken in

Canberra, Sydney and Ulladulla, Australia; Nassau, Bahamas; Brno, Czechoslovakia; Denmark; West Germany; India; Tokyo, Japan; Mexico; Hoogeveen, Netherlands; Auckland, New Zealand; George and Durban, South Africa; Segovia, Spain; Sri Lanka; United States and Caracas, Venezuela.

United States

California: Bakersfield, Mojave, Pasadena, Glendale, Reseda, Garden Grove, Glendora, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Victorville, Beaumont, Santa Ana, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara; Texas: Big Sandy; Indiana: Evansville; Connecticut: Hartford.

 


In 1729, the Shenandoah Valley, an outlying buffer area from the Indians, was settled by Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, German Lutherans, Mennonites, and Moravians-Church of the Brethren. Their decision to settle on the frontier spared them much persecution.
In 1714, a small number of English Baptists settled in southeast Virginia and 30 years later a larger number settled in northwest Virginia and in the Blue Ridge region. As their numbers grew rapidly, they were greatly persecuted in the 1760-1770 period preceding the Revolutionary War.
Francis L. Hawks, in his Ecclesiastical History, 1836, wrote: “There was a bitterness in the hatred of this denomination towards the established Church, which surpassed that of all others… No dissenters in Virginia experienced for a time harsher treatment than the Baptists. They were beaten and imprisoned, and cruelty taxed ingenuity to devise new modes of punishment and annoyance.”
Anglican Methodists grew to large numbers beginning in the 1730’s due to George Whitefield’s Great Awakening Revival. When Anglican Methodist Bishop
Francis Asbury chose to separate the Methodist Church from the Anglican Church, the Anglicans lost their majority, resulting in the Anglican Church being disestablished in 1786.
Small numbers of Sephardic Jews came to Virginia in the late 1650’s and a larger number of Ashkenazic Jews arrived in the 1830’s, fleeing persecution in Germany and Eastern Europe. (page 32)
Cited in THE ORIGINIAL 13 -A Documentary History of Religion in America’s First Thirteen States By William J. Federer