Hebrews 10:23-24 “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works”
I Timothy 4:12 “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
The first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired by the British on a church lawn in Lexington, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775. The Massachusetts Militia stood their ground on that day facing down 700 British regulars who were enroute to capture supplies and weapons at Concord.
Deacon John Parker boldly led the men to stand their ground under the encouragement of Reverend Jonas Clark whose church lay abeam this first revolutionary battleground. Indeed, these Christian patriots did so boldly. After the confrontation in Lexington on that day, eight colonial men lay dead and ten wounded after the unprovoked British volley of fire. After years of sermons on citizenship and God-given-rights, Clark stated that “I have trained them for this very hour, they would fight, and, if need be, die, too, under the shadow of the house of God!” They did! Reverend Clark went on to say “from this day will be dated the liberty of the world!” Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Concord Hymn echoed these sentiments, declaring the actions at Lexington and Concord as “the shot heard round the world.”
From its beginnings, men and women of faith have had a substantial impact on this nation. They have stood fast without wavering. They have provoked others unto love and good works. They have been an example of the believers in word, conversation, charity, spirit, faith, and purity. They have left us a monumental legacy to follow. May we not shrink from our historical, cultural, and religious duty in twenty-first century America.
PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD BOLDLY HOLD FAST FOR CHRIST IN THIS HOUR. May we be Christian patriots who boldly stand our ground. Though the adversary has taken the first shots of the current battle, may our faithful and bold response be heard round the world.
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (that our constitutional rights are being hijacked to provide cover for a progressive agenda) set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!