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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.

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)

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)

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).

Why I Am a Christian: My Testimony

We listen to the Declaration of Independence every July 4.

JEFFERSON & ADAMS — 50 years after the Declaration of Independence – they died the SAME DAY, July 4, 1826 – American Minute with Bill Federer

John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, was the 6th President at the time and told Congress, December 5, 1826: “Since your last meeting at this place, the 50th anniversary of the day when our independence was declared … two of the principal actors in that solemn scene — the HAND that penned the ever-memorable Declaration and the VOICE that sustained it in debate — were by one summons, at the distance of 700 miles from each other, called before the Judge of All to account for their deeds done upon earth.”

John Quincy Adams wrote in an Executive Order, July 11, 1826: “A coincidence … so wonderful gives confidence … that the patriotic efforts of these … men were Heaven directed, and furnishes a new … hope that the prosperity of these States is under the special protection of a kind Providence.” Read the rest.


Previous to 1750 the French made a settlement at Fort Duquesne, now Pittsburg, as a part of their system of forts to command the valley on the east. In 1755 General Braddock met a memorable defeat near this place, but the victory of General Wolfe at Quebec, four years later, giving the English the ascendency in the North, was a serious check to French dominion. At the close of the French and Indian war, in 1763, the eastern valley of the Mississippi was ceded to England, and west of the river to Spain. The year following Florida was ceded to England. At the commencement of the Revolution the Spaniards in Louisiana, joining the French as allies of the colonies, captured the English posts at Baton Rouge, Mobile and Pensacola; and about the same time the American general, Clark, surprised and captured the English force at Vincennes. By the peace of 1783 Great Britain ceded Florida to Spain, and all of the territory north of the 31st degree of latitude to the United States.
In 1800 Napoleon had compelled Spain to cede Louisiana to France; but on the 13th of April, 1803, France sold to the United States the vast region of ancient Louisiana, then extending from the Gulf of Mexico to Missouri and the region north and west of that State. Access was thus opened to the ocean for the enterprising settlers of the great valley, and a new impulse was given to its future prosperity. In the last ten years of the century bloody Indian wars raged in the West. In September, 1791, General Harmer was defeated by the Indians with great loss, and in November, 1792, General Clark was routed with a terrible slaughter; but by the decisive victories of General Wayne in 1794 peace was for a season restored among the Indian tribes.

Christianity in the United States: From the First Settlement Down to the Present Time, 1887 book by Daniel Dorchester, D.D., page 290.

“Does not morality, and much more Christian benevolence, make it our indispensable duty to lay ourselves out, to serve our fellow creatures to the utmost of our power, in promoting and supporting these great political systems, and general regulations upon which the happiness of multitudes depends.” John Adams, October, 1775


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“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible …. Political language … is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell, Politics and the English Language

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Gatestone Institute

On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight (Acts 20:7). First reference in Acts to worship on Sunday.


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On this date in history

July 4

1456: The Siege of Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade) begins. (Part of the Ottoman wars in Europe).

1534: Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.

1569: The King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Sigismund II Augustus finally sign the document of union between Poland and Lithuania, creating new country known as Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

1610: The Battle of Klushino between forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and Russia during the Polish-Muscovite War.

1744: The Treaty of Lancaster, in which the Iroquois ceded lands between the Allegheny Mountains and the Ohio River to the British colonies, is signed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

1754: French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French Capt. Louis Coulon de Villiers.

1774: Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament’s Coercive Acts.

1776: American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.

1778: American Revolutionary War: American forces under George Clark capture Kaskaskia during the Illinois campaign.

1802: At West Point, New York the United States Military Academy opens.

1803: The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.

1810: The French occupy Amsterdam.

1817: At Rome, New York, United States, construction on the Erie Canal begins.

1826: Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, dies the same day as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence. James Monroe, the fifth president, dies July 4, 1831. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, is born on this day in 1872.

1826: Stephen Collins Foster, composer of My Old Kentucky Home, Camptown Races, Oh Susannah,  and Beautiful Dreamer is born.

1831: Samuel Francis Smith wrote My Country, ‘Tis of Thee for the Boston July 4th festivities.

1848: President James K.  Polk lays the cornerstone of the Washington Monument.

1913: President Woodrow Wilson addresses American Civil War veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913.

1918: Bolsheviks kill Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family (Julian calendar date).

1939: Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, tells a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself “The luckiest man on the face of the earth” as he announces his retirement from major league baseball.

1941: Nazi Germans massacre Polish scientists and writers in the captured Ukrainian city of Lviv.

1950: The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.

1960: Due to the post-Independence Day admission of Hawaii as the 50th U.S. state on August 21, 1959, the 50-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania almost ten and a half months later.

1966: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act into United States law. The act goes into effect the next year.

1976: Israeli commandos raid Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing all but four of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by Palestinian terrorists.