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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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Section 4:—From 1745 to 1776.
This period was one of varying fortunes in the colonial churches. The influence of the great revivals which have been mentioned was felt in some localities for a considerable time, but it was a period of many distractions. The French and Indian war, continuing through nearly nine years (1754-1763), and the agitations preceding the war of the Revolution seriously militated against the religious life and morals of the people….
Baptists and Presbyterians in Virginia.
No noticeable event occurred during this period in Maryland; but Virginia was the scene of new movements. Until near the middle of this century, with the exception of a few Quakers and Independents who had occasionally appeared and were almost as promptly dismissed, Virginia had been exclusively occupied by Episcopalians. A few Baptists had entered the colony in 1714, and others from Maryland in 1743. But not many permanent Baptist churches were established until soon after 1750. The first Baptist Association was organized in 1766, and at the time of the Revolution about seventy churches had been constituted, but they were located chiefly in the western part of the State. In the same sections the Presbyterian churches were established. “The Virginia Government encouraged emigration along its frontier settlements, where the hardy pioneers might serve as a defense against the incursions of the Indian tribes. There was no question now raised in regard to their faith and order. If they could carry a rifle, or plant along the western forest a line of protection against savage inroads, they were sufficiently orthodox.”….
In 1755 the Hanover Presbytery was constituted, from which time the cause prospered more fully. That distinguished minister, Rev. Samuel Davies, D.D., was the most able and successful promoter of Presbyterianism in this region. The celebrated Patrick Henry was a frequent attendant upon his ministry. Great revivals attended his labors, and at the time of the Revolution the Presbyterian churches in western Virginia were quite numerous….
To say that the clergy were worldly and formal comes short of the truth. Many of them were not only irreligious, but also immoral. According to Jarratt, “the Sabbath was usually spent in sporting.” In the pulpits natural religion and essays on morality were substituted for the Gospel. “Tillotson’s sermons,” says Bishop Meade, “abridged into moral essays and dry reasonings on the doctrines of religion, were, I fear, the general type of sermonizing among the clergy who came over to America for the seventy or eighty years before the war of the Revolution.” There were only a few exceptions….
Devereux Jarratt, was a clergyman of deep spiritual character and zeal. In 1763 this remarkable man became the pastor of Bath parish, in Dinwiddle County, Virginia, having received ordination in London the previous year. In his autobiography he presents many striking facts relative to the condition of religion in this State. He was an earnest and laborious minister, of very decided evangelical sentiments. In a time when the parish ministers preached little but “morality and smooth harangues, in no wise calculated to disturb the carnal repose of the people,” he says, “My doctrine was strange and wonderful to them, and their language one to another was to this effect : ‘We have had many ministers, and heard many before this man, but we never heard anything till now of conversion, the new birth,’ etc. At this time I stood alone, not knowing one clergyman in Virginia like-minded with myself.’ “….
In his preaching he discarded the merely moral and sentimental homilies, then the staple instruction of the clergy, and enforced often “in a bold and alarming manner“ the guilt of sin, the depravity of mankind, their danger, and portrayed in most inviting strains the way of salvation by faith in Christ….
Says Bishop Meade, “He was, of course, very obnoxious to many, of the clergy.”….
For many years this happy state of things continued, but after a time a melancholy change appeared. The Revolutionary war and French infidelity swept over the State.
Christianity in the United States: From the First Settlement Down to the Present Time, 1887 book by Daniel Dorchester, Doctor of Divinity (pages 145-150).

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.

 


On this date in history

May 27

927: Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: the Croatian army, led by King Tomislav, defeats the Bulgarian Army.
1153: Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
1703: Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
1799: War of the Second Coalition: Austrian forces defeats the French at Winterthur, Switzerland, securing control of the northeastern Swiss Plateau because of the town’s location at the junction of seven cross-roads.
1813: War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.
1849: The Great Hall of Euston railway station in London is opened.
1860: Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
1863: American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson on the Mississippi River in Louisiana.

1883: Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.

1905: Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
1919: The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
1927: The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
1930: The 1046 ft Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
1933: New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
1933: The Century of Progress World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois.

1933: The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”

1935: New Deal: The Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, (295 U.S. 495).
1937: In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
1940: World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops. Two survive.
1941: World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
1941: World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an “unlimited national emergency” a little more than seven months before Pearl Harbor.

1942: World War II: Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated in Prague in a coordinated operation by the Czechoslovak resistance. Heydrich was the commander of the German Reich Security Main Office, the acting governor of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and a principal architect of the Holocaust.

1960: In Turkey, a military coup removes President Celal Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office.

2001: Members of Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyaf seize twenty hostages from an upscale island resort on Palawan in the Philippines. The hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002.