The Bible is a book of promises. Many promises have been fulfilled and those that have not will one day be fulfilled. I turn my attention to one of the Old Testament promises found in Second Chronicles 7:14 which says, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
God wants to forgive our sins, and heal our land, (only He can do that.) God wants us to pray for our government. If we the people would only go back to our roots, then God will heal our land.
The Declaration of Independence is one of the cherished documents of American history. The founder of the new nation considered Independence Day and important occasion for rejoicing. John Adams said "I am apt to believe, that it will be considered by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty."
July 4th, 1776 the Declaration was read, bells were rung, bands played, and the people rejoiced. A great day in history, but let's go back deeper in history all the way back to the book of Genesis. God gave us the Declaration of Dependence not independence, but His dependence. We must depend upon God and not put our trust in man. Psalms 118:8 says, "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man." Psalms 127:1 says, "Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it, except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain."
Our nation desperately needs to turn back to God. This turning must begin with God's people. God's people must pray, confess sin, stop living as if God does not exist, then God will intervene.
Acts 3:19 "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord."