Colossians 2:15 “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
On May 10th, the Continental Congress appointed John Adams, Richard Henry Lee, and Edward Rutledge to write a preamble to their resolution. On May 15th, the following was combined with the previous resolution and published:
“Whereas his Britannic Majesty, in conjunction with the lords and commons of Great Britain, has, by a late act of Parliament, excluded the inhabitants of these United Colonies from the protection of his crown; And whereas, no answer, whatever, to the humble petitions of the colonies for redress of grievances and reconciliation with Great Britain, has been or is likely to be given; but, the whole force of that kingdom, aided by foreign mercenaries, is to be exerted for the destruction of the good people of these colonies; And whereas, it appears absolutely irreconcilable to reason and good Conscience, for the people of these colonies now to take the oaths and affirmations necessary for the support of any government under the crown of Great Britain, and it is necessary that the exercise of every kind of authority under the said crown should be totally suppressed, and all the powers of the government exerted, under the authority of the people of the colonies, for the preservation of internal peace, virtue, and good order, as well as for the defence of their lives, liberties, and properties, against the hostile invasions and cruel depredations of their enemies; therefore, resolved, etc.”
The British had failed in their responsibility to provide adequate protection and security. They had failed to properly redress grievances. Their relationship with the colonists had become irreconcilable. Based on its deviation from God, the British authority had been spoiled. God “made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
In many ways today, our government has failed to provide adequate protection and security. It has failed to properly redress grievances. Its relationship with population groups, including Christians, is becoming irreconcilable. Based on its deviation from God, the government’s authority has become spoiled. We risk God making a shew of us openly, allowing others to triumph over us.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR AMERICAN GOVERNMENT TO RETURN TO ITS GOD-GIVEN AUTHORITY. We must do so before we become a spoiled principality.
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (at Monday’s ultimatum and the federal extortion of North Carolina), set your alarm (to pray for Governor McCrory and North Carolina)!
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re ENCOURAGED (by the courageous stand of Governor McCrory and NC), set your alarm (to pray for the governor and his state)!