Exodus 3:8 “And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.”
In addition to addressing the purpose and form of proper government, Thomas Paine addressed some more tangible reasons why America should be independent.
Specifically, Paine marveled at the amazing natural resources God had provided North America: “In almost every article of defense we abound.” Indeed, this was a land flowing with milk and honey. Additionally, Paine highlighted the distance from Britain that demonstrates God-ordained safety and protection, provides a natural proof of a lack of unity between Britain and America, and hinders the ability of one to rule the other:
“Every thing that is right or natural pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, ‘TIS TIME TO PART. Even the distance at which the Almighty hath placed England and America, is a strong and natural proof, that the authority of the one, over the other, was never designed of Heaven.”
Finally, Paine remarked about the timing of our discovery as a proof of our destiny:
“The time likewise at which the continent was discovered, adds weight to the argument, and the manner in which it was peopled increases the force of it. The reformation was preceded by the discovery of America, as if the Almighty graciously meant to open a sanctuary to the persecuted in future years, when home should afford neither friendship nor safety.”
As a result, Paine’s inevitable conclusion stemming from God’s incredible endowment was that: “The authority of Great-Britain over this continent, is a form of government, which sooner or later must have an end.”
As Paine directed the colonists then, we must linger on God’s incredible blessings in our lives and on this nation today. He has blessed us tremendously, and instead of diverting our eyes from Him we should cling to His amazing power. PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO RETURN OUR GAZE TO GOD’S AMAZING POWER. His blessings were irrefutable proof that this land was pleading for separation. Similarly, His blessings should provide us irrefutable proof that we must cling to Him today.
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (that we are waiting to be brought to our knees before we fall to our knees), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!