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July 3, 2021 12:00 pm

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July 3, 2021 12:00 pm

Nikita may not have gained total independence from his Russian Nightmare image - but on this Fourth of July, he's celebrating the United States gaining its independence 244 years ago by exploring American history and this nation's foundations of religious freedom.

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No good jumbles were start in your tagteam partner cheetah call time we are gathered another episode of its time to man up the mantle podcast about up radio show with the Russian nightmare. The bowls nightmare should do it.Nikita Cole often man, this is special for me because this is celebration of a nation in the July 4 special edition today. This weekend we celebrate the birth of this nation. A day of freedom and independence as I was think about what could I share on this special edition on the birth of our great nation. What could I share with you the listener will if you listen to shows in the past on other special holidays. You know I have a tendency to share some of the back story.

Some of the history writing.

If you haven't gathered this by now I got I love history just in general, so I thought well I'm a job to give a special edition about America. America USA USA you excuse me I reverted back into my wrestling day their verbal when I was the bad guy in all the people you still love that hate me, you know that the right to live and to begin to go up to what it was not hard to get people to chant that in any arena that we went in anyway, so the US of a Johnny go back.

Let's just give you little back story here.

Starting with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in Fort teen 92 who started the European colonization of the Americas was going to give you some highlights write some nuggets will research more this for yourself if you're interested you may not be interested but that said, the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492. Fast forward to the late 1600s and what's cool about this is hired recently. I did did ministry in Newark, Delaware was the first time it ever been to Delaware and it did ministry.

I've been to Delaware but not for ministry and the pastor.

I did a men's breakfast on a Saturday morning and then we finished up the past like will get the rest the day when you want to do and I said I love history show me around so he gave me kind of a little nickel or dime tour of of Newark, Delaware, and he took me down to this place called pins landing a man by the name of William Penn who came over from England who had been granted. From what I remember him telling me about it like a thousand acres of land in America from the king and queen of England in I guess you might say colonize this this acreage. This this area of land in north America series handed this large piece of northern American landholdings along the north Atlantic coast and this was said by the way, by King Charles II's and it's interesting because he was granted this this this land because the king actually was in bedded to William Penn's father, and so to pay the debts pay off the debts owed to Penn's father, the admirable, the late admirable and politician Sir William Penn. He was granted he was granted this this land so I got the opportunity to tour the pins landing where he first landed when he came across the pond from England and there's this bronze statue of him that that any holding in his hands is galaxy these different little piece offering things in his hands, and no member of the pastor explained they were now off the top my head, but saw it all course I had to document my time there and and get my picture with that with that with William Penn's bronze statue that we walk across the street on these cobblestones, like the original cobblestones from the 17 like 1700 Micah House is possible your 300 years later the same road. It is still drivable and I would take my card on her personally.

To be honest with you, so like right right now.

One of the interstates now that that are created is nice and smooth, but it was just fascinating to see this this cobblestones greed and we cross over to this church that was built in 1703 1703 is like over 300 years old and this thing still and like I mean it's it's pristine condition like when it was built 300 and something years ago and was so cool you walking on it and the graveyard right has stones there from like 1689 1708 euros 1720 and he was just an and it was shaped in the shape of a cross and what was fascinating was if you've ever been in one of those churches that all of the all of the up the pews are like in boxes like dropbox off like the Holter church like what settle about like like a family had its own personal box that you went and sat independent how big your family was, I guess, or how much money you had you that that determine who was closest to the up to the platform. Are you lazy you know that the stage if you will.

And so it was just fascinating and then but more than that. Then he takes me over to this empty lot that was one of the again one of the first churches built around the turn of of that century, and in around 1700. The late 1600s and it was a 50 seater church and add a man named George Whitfield not enough. Some your family with that name. You might want to go look that up. A man responsible for one of one of the first of the great awakenings in America who would ride into Newark on horseback to preach in this particular area of Newark, and in more than 50 people showed up.

In fact, 8000 people showed up to hear George Whitfield speak and and and there were so many people obviously couldn't vitamin a 50 seater church they walked across the street and stood on this kind of the snowball was like a natural amphitheater. That's where he he ministered that day.

The pastor told me he was instrumental in helping to get that piece of property. State registered historically registered has the plaque now appearance explaining all of Whitfield and in that whole deal, but more amazing and that is a city I stood on sat front yard of that house right there that's where he stood to speak. He was a all by the way he was.

That's my house.

I go wide when he when he purchased the house he had no idea in the.

The previous owner found out the pastor was buying it and said hey I have to meet with you to give the stack of historic papers and it was sent. So without pastor Chris deals front yard that George Whitfield stood and spoke to 8000 people and my understanding is about 3000 that they came to know Jesus as their Lord and their Savior. Penn was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedoms, notably for his good relations and successful treaties with love not pay the love not pay Native American Indians LE and APF I hope I said that right but he was he was notable for for creating the successful peace treaties with with the Native Americans there ultimately led the chief of the lung, not a Native Americans to the foot of the cross and the chief became a believer. Also Penn was very very instrumental in and in developing most of the democratic principles that he set forth what was called the Pennsylvania frame of government so William Penn had figured out Pennsylvania was named after William Penn but he was instrumental he had a different view of government. He was a Christ follower. He was a believer in Jesus.

And so when he came over from England. He had a little different idea for government other than the monarchy rule of the king and queen and so he and a friend of his wrote the Pennsylvania frame of governments, and it served as a later come to find out as inspiration for the framing of guess what the Constitution of the United States in Philadelphia in 1787 and it included the Constitution included Penn's vision that now this is pretty interesting quote.

All persons are equal under God's of the history that goes back to William Penn, Penn's Landing under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, the state of Pennsylvania. As I mentioned, was named after him.

It's interesting he was imprisoned several times get this in the Tower of London. Several times he was imprisoned due to his faith because it is vague because it was his outspoken belief and in Jesus Christ. He he was imprisoned several times in the Tower of London and his book, no cross, no crown, which is written in 1669 he wrote while in prison and became a Christian classic of theological literature about that while things you never knew about the history of America right next to the coffee. Or if you're needing to buy a car and have marginal credit for considering using buy here pay here that's worse than taking the Russian sickle Winston-Salem motorcars will put you behind the wheel of a car you can rely on while helping rebuild, repair or establish your credit score conveniently located on Silas Creek Pkwy. in Winston-Salem. Be sure to check them out today at W. S. M.

C. The number one.com because you are number one we so appreciate our listeners if you will support this program with a financial gift of any amount. I will send you a personalized copy of my latest book Kita tail of the ring and reduction go to call off.that's cool off.and the ET goal of.net and make your contribution and I tell you, when I had the privilege earlier this year of touring your Penn's Landing going to Newark, Delaware and and learning some of the gap for me. I was just fascinated by the 1760s, the 13 British colonies contained 2.5 million people along the Atlantic coast and the east coast of the Appalachian Mountains in 1776 in Philadelphia, the second Continental Congress declared the independence of the colonies as the United states of America led by Gen. George Washington led by by Gen. Washington and and it will, of course, won the Revolutionary war and the peace treaty of 1783, and a stat which established the borders of the new nation convention wrote a new constitution that was adopted in 1789, along with a Bill of Rights that was added in 1791 and you know what that guaranteed for you historians you you you historian the historic historical buffs. It guaranteed inalienable rights about that and with Washington. He became, of course, the first president.

Later there would be the purchase of the Louisiana territory from France on July 4, 1803 and this immediately doubled the size of the United States. It's amazing to look go look at what all that land and how much of that of the current America as we know it. How much that encompassed America encouraged by the notion of the manifest destiny, the United States expanded eventually to guess where the Pacific Coast. While the nation was large in terms of area, its population by 1790 was only 4 million Solano land.

Not a whole lot of people at that time the 1800s saw the Civil War.

The course would we know what without it entailed in and what that was, was all about their right and and as Abraham Lincoln and had it within his view or his site stood in slavery during the Civil War and and by the 1900s to kind of fast-forward, the United States became the world's leading industrial power due to an outburst of entrepreneurship and industrialization, while a national railroad network was completed and large-scale mines and factories were established all apart of the industrialization of America through entrepreneurship. The 1900s also witnessed World War I, World War II, as well as numerous other wars and then in the 2000's. As we moved into a new century mark if you will, we would witness 911 which impacted our nation to where things never again were the same worthy after 911. As with many of this these historical events is I'm sharing with you.

All of these had an impact on changing the face of our nation.

Also in the 2000's would see the wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq as part of American history. We have a model South Carolina you'll find it right on the license plate, North Carolina two but it's quote in God we trust. The fact I think it's on our our our our monetary system. I think you'll find it on our money in God we trust as our forefathers, our forefathers, you may say our founders of our nation, our forefathers back from the days of William Penn and Ed to Thomas Jefferson and others had a a a a biblical foundation other traditions or other traditional models.

E pluribus unum, which is my my feeble attempt at Latin hip hip no I do not speak Latin nor do I speak Russian you figure that out by now, right.

I learned a few words along the way, I can count to 10 that count for something. I can count the tenant Russian E puller bassoon on which means out of many, one interesting many parts one body of her that somewhere before as well so that's a brief walk down memory lane for the history of America. But this leads me to talk about something else today, which is the spiritual history of America right so those are some of the kind of the foundational benchmarks of America. But what about the spiritual history of America. The history of religion in the United States begins in the 1700s centered around the American Revolution. When the colonies decided to break away and we searched for our independence and for our freedoms right there American Revolution is most if not all that have ventured and made the trip to America leaseback in those days. One of the benchmarks of of them looking for religious freedom course, many still are course.

It's been a benchmarking by sale foundation of our nation and in the face of religious persecution. The early colonies refused to compromise some passionately held Christian religious convictions, which is what led to their pursuit of freedom and independence. What you and I get the benefit of celebrating this weekend right when all the fireworks goes often and all the cookouts and in celebrations and fun foods that we get to Eden and maybe go to a ballgame or maybe led to. You're in a state where you can legally buy fireworks in and and set those off yourself. I know couple years ago I was over in Nashville Tennessee walking around with it with some of my grandchildren and my son-in-law and daughter and that Ed doing a neighborhood walk is there there neighborhoods infamous for multiple houses, setting off of the fireworks out of their streets and and so was it was pretty of a pretty fun experience with the family back that an estimated 75 to 80% of the population attended churches. Can you imagine that part about proxy 75, 80% attend. Attended church. I was just like that's what you did back in the days of of the founding of our of our great nation. Many of the founding fathers, as I think I mentioned were were active they were active in the local church. Many of the founding fathers. By the late 19th century and early 20th century, most major denominations began overseas missionary activity by the end of the 20th century mainline denomination. Guess what, they began to lose membership and influence. Believe it or not and and what became started becoming more popular, was a more conservative evangelical fundamentalist charismatic denominations, and most recently you see a big rise in what we would call non-denominational churches, and I believe in today's climate. There were were even seen a shift, especially with what we saw in in 2020. What we all experienced with the in my view, the forceful closing of church doors.

Although there were some pastors that that stood fast at the helm and didn't go down into the hole and grabbed her lifejacket things are changing rapidly in America in regards to the church and in present day and so I'm thrilled about about to those who be embraced.

But I look back at 2020 feel like it's almost like like a test and in a way of who's really who's really in like was really a Christ follower and in whose maybe on the fringes or who's not and it every single pastor I talked to, they were somewhat surprised by it by those who have never returned to church with a thought were part of the core group that that you know that there would be nothing that would ever keep him from attending church, but as we move closer to the end time harvest and closer to the end times in general because you do realize Christ is coming back to me said he was, the first time and he did. That's well-documented and and he also stated prior to his ascension that he would be back so he is coming back. Let us know the day the hour, the time but boy the importance of being ready right upon his his second coming, and although he maybe came in and is stable like a lamb, he is coming back as a lion, and he will be on the white horse armed and ready for battle.

I hope you're ready for his return. Also also, in that the 19th and 20th centuries. Always on immigration wave of people in the late 19th and 20th centuries that brought many many many immigrants from from the Catholic countries and and and and including increasing Catholic diverse city. We saw that happen to as part of the spiritual heritage of America.

At the same time immigration brought waves of a great numbers of of Jews in E eastern Orthodox immigrants into America by the 21st century, the US was one of the most strongly Christian nations and in the Western civilization course. Many say now, America is is you know post your post to Christian. We also saw the great awakening were large scales of revivals came in spurts and and moved great, great numbers, large numbers of people from unchurched to church. Most historians consider Jonathan Edwards, Jonathan Edwards to be one of one of the forerunners about the Northampton Emma at Anglican minister. One of the great chief fathers of the great awakening George Whitfield I mentioned coming from from from Britain had a significant impact on the great awakening and Whitfield covered 5000 miles in America preach more than 350 times the great awakening came to an end in around 1740, but that didn't stop the growth of Christianity in America by the 1790s. Other religious leaders were coming to America the great, the second great awakening break begin New England with a great revival in the Cambridge a revival of Kentucky which focused on unchurched and sought to instill in them a deep sense of personal salvation also led to the founding of several colleges, including Princeton Rutgers Brown Dartmouth as well as many seminaries and then the third great awakening appeared religious activism in America history that found in the late 1850s and into the 20th century, including the Azusa Street revival all Los Angeles that that Took Pl. in California led by preacher William J. Seymour began April 9, 1906 and continued until roughly 1915. Some of the major awakenings were all the work believe the beliefs were that all people are born sinners sing without salvation will send a person to help all sinners.

All people can be saved that they repent and confess their sins to God accept forgiveness and accept God's grace, all people can have a direct connection with God.

No more just the priest going into the temple. We are now the temple of the Holy Spirit comes lives and dwells in us. Religion should be format a formal, institutionalized morale should be personal. These are all beliefs of the great awakening the great awakening on question. We had a significant impact on Christianity reinvigorated religion in America at a time when it when it was declining and needed a boost. So where does that leave America today. In our last couple minutes together where does that leave America today, while as I said many now consider America to be a post-Christian nation, but I believe sending this up for one more great awakening that will lead us into the end time harvest and the second coming of Jesus.

I don't know what is going to back. I just don't want to be ready when he does the parable of my encouragement to you is that you like one of the, the parable of the 10 virgins who there were five wise, and five who were not. But just just be ready.

Upon his return, the parable has a clear theme be prepared.

And I am reminded of Colossians 110 that says it all wanted with my life. I want to honor the Lord known everything I dutifully please him just so you know good good seeds into the soil and and and and grow in the knowledge of him. In Galatians 220 L and on the Scripture today that I have been crucified with Christ is no longer I who live, but is Jesus who lives in me in this life I now live a live by faith in the son of God and love me and to lift himself up for me that I hope you enjoyed today's walk down history Lane memory Lane about the history of America and I you got some value out of this today. You know little bit more about that. The actual history of America little more about the super spiritual journey of America and and last but not least, as you celebrate this holiday met. If you don't know Jesus man let this be a memorable July 4 for you because it would be them.

The weekend that was more a marker in your life because you surrendered your heart to Jesus, thank you for tuning in today to it's time to man up, see again on another it so well will talk to you again on another episode, Douglas min. I would like to challenge each of you to consider spending five days with less liver and I am pursuing the heart of ladies you're listening. Will send your manhole with God godly husband's and God you give them your blessing them. Sign up today at band camp.full pastors you would like to bring Holland for Christ ministries and man up conference to your community protocol off.org and email. Remember this.

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