Spiritually Speaking

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By Pearl Harper

He is the picture

Are we abiding in Christ and looking for His return? This in on my mind so much lately. We need to keep it in our spirit and certainly share with others.

There was a time, not very long ago we never dreamed Christian people would be under attack in America.

Who ever dreamed a federal judge would try to make a rule that a National Day of Prayer would be unconstitutional?

The youth won’t know our nation was founded on dependency on God for direction to bring this great country into being. It is something we should be sure we let our children and grandchildren know.

It is so important to share not only our history, but the fact someday (and I believe it is very soon) Christ is going to return for all who are looking for Him.

One of the Scripture that speaks to my heart is I Thessalonians 4:16-18; “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Wherefore comfort one another these words.”

Why should we look for Christ return? I Thessalonians 5:1-2 gives a vivid description.

“But of the times and season, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.”

Jesus put it this way  in Matthew 24:44; “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh.”

In I John 2:28 we read, “And now, little children, abide in him: that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before him at his coming.”

My heart becomes so heavy when I see and hear of people trying to take God out of the picture. He is the picture.

November 19, 1620 before landing in America the occupants of the Mayflower pondered what to do. They devised the Mayflower compact. At the heart of the compact lay an undisputed conviction that God must be at the center of our law and order. And that law and order without a moral base is really no law at all.

The compact also rested on a “covenant” agreement and this too would later help lay the foundation of the American republic. All law, they insisted, would rest upon a monarchy or dictatorship, but upon the “the consent of the governed.” It was a revolutionary concept for its time.

Calvin Coolidge, our 30th president who died in 1933 wrote; “The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country. God Bless.