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Faith and Freedom

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January 20, 2022 7:00 am

Faith and Freedom

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January 20, 2022 7:00 am

Today on PowerPoint, Pastor Jack Graham closes out the Dare to Believe series. In a message titled Faith and Freedom, Pastor Graham tells us it is time to cry out to God, to repent, and to return to God. We need a spiritual revolution in this nation, he says, and it’s called revival.


Welcome to this edition of PowerPoint with a little later in the program tell you how you can get a copy of Dr. Graham's devotional movements first, here's the message face and freedom.

How many of you love America I love great nation. I'm privileged to have been born on America in a little town in the middle of America, Conway, Arkansas, growing up in the 50s and later in the 60s as a teenager he vortexes I'm so grateful for the freedoms that I we have enjoyed and the heritage, the history of our nation both private personal and public. I believe I still believe that America is the greatest nation on earth. It is exceptional exceptional in every way, but I'm concerned about America as I know many of you are as well concern because we are in a moral freefall because spiritual darkness is encroaching upon our nation and endeavoring to stamp out to shut out the light of freedom and today we are fighting battles of a different kind unseen forces that wage war against the character in the soul of our nation, sinister forces, even satanic, therefore, a spiritual warfare in which we are engaged. Today the Christian faith is under attack in America as secular so-called progressives or liberals are advancing a godless agenda and the foundations of our faith, and ultimately our freedom are at risk. The Scripture says if the foundations be destroyed. One of the righteous do. And I can tell you that the foundations of America. They are shaking now make much mistake about it, the fathers of our country and the mothers of our country as well. The framers of our freedom.

For the most part during the Revolutionary. The writing of our historic documents of faith and freedom.

These were Bible believing Christians and at the very least, those who were not Bible believing Christians.

What we would call evangelical Christians today if they were not evangelical Christian. At the very least they were people who believed in God and in God's providence and his power that would create this great nation.

In other words, America is built upon the foundations of faith, which then produces these freedoms that we experience and enjoy and freedoms that people appall in blood and given their lives to preserve this is the basis of the birth of America and the basis of who we are today. These founders believe that faith produces freedom that life, liberty, and The Pursuit of Happyness comes from a creator God who moves among the nations, and makes nations themselves that the creator God of the universe governs the affairs of humanity. Consider the words of some of our founders and leaders of our nation.

Let's start with the father of our country.

The first president of the United States George Washington said to the distinguished character of patriot. You should be our highest glory and the more distinguished character of Christian Washington was calling for Christian patriots. He was saying is good to be a patriot I will pay. But better yet to be called a Christian patriots. Thomas Jefferson, writer of many of the documents. Of course, including the Declaration of Independence signed it. Third president of the United States. He said this God who gave us life gave us liberty and can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis. What is that firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are that give of God and Jefferson went on to say, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and that his justice cannot sleep forever. Thomas Jefferson Sagar liberties. I live comes from our faith is the gift of God. James Madison, Great American early American revolutionary fourth president of the United States, cursing the all the learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ. Imagine a president saying that today. Did you know that the institutional educational organizations of the early American history like Harvard. These were founded by Christians that Harvard was actually begun to train ministers to preach the gospel of Christ of the lead churches. Harvard and most of the Ivy League schools were dedicated to Jesus Christ, the founder Harvard said this, there is no true knowledge apart, or wisdom apart from Jesus Christ you don't hear that coming out of Harvard today.

But that's how they begin. People say no American was not founded on Christian principles wrong someone to read right or re-remember history. But if you read history and you know history, you will discover that this nation was built upon the Bible and Christian principles. Patrick Henry that red-blooded redheaded American from Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution said it cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists but by Christians. Christians not religions but on the gospel of Jesus Christ and is for this reason it is bounded by Christians on Christian principles that are nation through the generations have. Welcome people from all nations and all things of of around the world and have given religious freedom to everyone who comes to America, and the opportunity to succeed in the greatest nation on earth that comes from the Christian faith that comes from the Bible. President George Washington according again said in a farewell address, reason and experience both forbid us that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

In other words, the way to keep this nation together morally for it to be a moral nation. It must be a religious nation.

John Adams second president love president Adam United States Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other democracy living in liberty requires moral principles that are found in the Bible, and therefore are laws that produce our liberties come from God.

This is what the founders of said say you 21st-century America you're listening to PowerPoint project and in today's message faith and freedom. When you set aside daily time to connect with God to give you the ability to live a happy life and to fill his plans for you in the coming year and we'd like to help me walk even more closely with the Lord in the year ahead by sending you pastor grams 180 day devotional moments in the word.

It's our way to thank you for your gift today to help proclaim the gospel to more people around the world to PowerPoint.

Succumb now to get your copy of moments in the word. When you get: 800-795-4627 that's one 800-7954 six T7 can also text the word PowerPoint to 313131 text PowerPoint 231-3131. And don't forget to visit Jack shop RV store gift online or sign up for Dr. Graham's free daily email our website again is Jack Graham.Ford. Now let's get back today's message faith and freedom.

Faith in God the Word of God. Many of us believe that America is now imploding.

I remember back in the early 1960s with the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev pounded the table at the United Nations and said we will bury you in when asked about it he said not with armament or nuclear weapons, but we will take you like an overripe piece of fruit we're seeing the fruit like an overripe and today in America. The harvest is past and we are not say.

A great part because we have systematically and systemically remove God from our homes, our families are churches are courtrooms. Our government and our culture. Much of this started when I was a teenager in the 1960s in the revolution of the 60s the Vietnam era, there was drug experimentation. So much of the drug abuse that we're seeing today. Those seeds were sown in the 1960s with drug experimentation in the sexual revolution that began in the 1960 has produced the sexual perversion of our own generation today where sin is no longer considered evil or wrong, bad in any way what was sown as a seed of the 60s is now prominent flourishing of bitter fruit today. Scripture says we have sung the land then now we're reaping the whirlwind that was happening in our God bless God build America today. There are no moral absolutes, according to those who aggressively pursue their agenda of secularism. The evolution revolutionary movement is said that sand is not sin as God would have defined it as the Bible tells about sin is just the upward drag evolution tells us is merely the survival of the fittest. And if you tell children and young people that they came from animals will start acting like the secularists says that sin is simply a social experiment that it changes with time and conditions and circumstances or the secularists says that man is basically good men and women are basically good.

Not what the Bible tells us that that men are inherently simple but now we are basically good and were getting better or secularism tells us that we are simply victims of our environment or our lack of education and when you tell people from generation to generation that there's no moral absolute live as you please. Live your own way. Today liberty is turned from liberty to license as people are throwing off all restraint, there is hope. Certainly we know of people who are tormented by sin and Satan and Satan wants to kill and steal and destroy. According to Jesus in John 10. But Jesus that I come that you might have life and have it more abundantly. Satan wants to destroy life.

But only Jesus can heal your hurts and restore your life and redeem you and we make you in his power and set free from the power of sin.

Satan, Jesus will do that for you. No matter how confused are broken or sinful or imprisoned. You may be or feel you can be delivered by the love of God and the love of Jesus Christ to lay down his life on the cross and poured out his blood as a sacrifice for your sin in the blood of Jesus Christ, God's son cleanses us from every sin America is facing.

Apparently, what Paul talked about in second Timothy chapter 3, he said, but understand that in the last days there will come times of difficulty dangerous times literally for people will be lovers of self and lovers of money, proud and arrogant abuse.

It disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unfeasible, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving God, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God where living" that's our generation.

The terminal generation you say is God going to judge America.

God is already about judging America all God has to do to judge a nation is to remove his hand. Bless Psalm 33 tells us in verse 12 Blessed is the nation. Verse 13 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord God will bless any nation who turns to him and trusting him. But in order to judge a nation. God just needs to remove his hand and many believe and I'm one of the God is taking his hand off America these days and that judgment follow sin as surely as night follows day smoke, pulse fire churches are deluded divided by false teachers and by pastors and leaders who proclaim lives of Paul tells us in second Thessalonians chapter 2 than in the last days, God will send them strong delusion so that they will believe lives. This was happening today people are believing. Why is it was happening to America today. Listen to another great American Abraham Lincoln. He answered this question was happening to America many years ago.

He said we have forgotten God we have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us and have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, and all these blessings that we see in our country were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own Abraham Lincoln, God blessed said this in the midst of the Civil War and where in another kind of Civil War.

Today our nation is deeply divided. Why because we have forgotten God just is Abraham Lincoln our 16th president said.

But the good is God has not forgotten us and in the midst of judgment. There is the possibility of revival and renewal and redemption. For as the Scripture says where sin abounds grace much more abounds. Grace is available for our great country. There is still hope for America. But really we have two choices.

Retribution or reliable judgment will come be not deceived, God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, that we he will also reap. No, these are strange times. America even among those who say they believe.

For example, most people say they believe in God in this country. 94% say they believe in God, 84% say Jesus Christ is God in America surveyed Americans 66% of these say they have a personal commitment to follow Jesus Christ.

The Christians 75% of Americans say they believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and yet of the survey. Only 69% said they believe in situational ethics. In other words, there no moral absolutes what is right and what is wrong is determined by your circumstances or your conditions. You can't say this is right.

This is wrong. Traditional marriage is under attack and redefined by the Supreme Court of the United States due to situational ethics again seed sown in the 60s. I remember as a college student hearing about situational ethics. We thought of that will never happen in America but here we are today and one of the biggest problems that we have in this country is the breakdown of the family and, specifically, specifically guys the absence of godly dad's and father's it's time to cry out to God to repent and return to God. We need a rebirth of freedom. We need a new kind of revolution, the spiritual revolution in this nation revival is called revival revival means to live again read live read by now, you can't be revived until you are revived. Revival is not for unbelievers. Unbelievers don't mean ribeye unbelievers mean Jesus they need salvation, but God's people that the church Christians.

We need revival. We need to live again revival is when we are desperate for God to work in our lives, our homes and in our families. Oh how we need revival. Heaven sent earthshaking have a breaking devil to find Jesus saving revival. That's what must happen to cry out to God, it can happen back.

It was an Old Testament prophet tucked away in that in the minor prophets of the Old Testament. He was confused about why God was allowing injustice and immorality to exist in this country. But God spoke to him and God gave him a vision for what could be in the back of chapter 3 in verse two. Oh Lord I heard the report of you. A lot of people have heard about what God has done what God can do. We've heard of your work, but the Lord do I fear in the midst of the years revived, revive your work again in the midst of the year is not too late for America. What kind of God.

Do you think we serve God is not surprising what's going on America. God is not ringing his hand, wondering what is limiting that one word that does not exist in the vocabulary of God is God knows what he's doing. And God is waiting on his people to return to him that he may revive us in the midst of the year ribeye your work again. We've heard about revivals in the past we have heard of what God has done in yesteryear, but only we ought to cry out God do it again. God revive us again in the midst of all of this in our own generation revival is been called a finger pointed in your own face God's finger pointed in the Christians face. I say what we all need to do is draw a circle around our own lives in our own families and say Lord, revive us again or disintegrate revival and let it begin in me and our fame do you need a revival do you personally mean a revival. If there was ever a time in your life when you love God, serve God worship God live for Christ more than you do this very day, then you need a revival. You need to return to the Lord, repented renew your faith in him. Remember what it was like when you came to the Lord, and you couldn't get enough of the Bible can wait to get to church and you love me around Christian friends in your active serving the Lord and share your faith, but now you need revival because you're not there. Bible calls that backsliding going backwards. Christian life is a new beginning in revival is a new beginning of obedience to God in your own life. I close the second Chronicles 714 if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land. We've heard that many times, perhaps, but I want you to personalize as I'm going to personalize. If Jack ran, will humble himself and turn from his sins. If Jack ran, humble himself and turn from his sins. Then God will hear from heaven and heal his life and heal and forgive his sin make this person. I will revival a mild case of second delay our lives before the Lord will accept guidance your listening PowerPoint with Jack Graham in today's message faith and freedom. Looking ahead to a new year can fill you with expectation. They can also fill you with desperation if things get worse. But if the world gets crazier. But if you don't have the strength to face what comes your way.

It's their spending daily time in God's word that we find the strength, peace and hope. We need and we want to help you do that by sending you pastor Graham's 180 day devotional moments in the word moments and the word is our special thanks. Giftedness meant Sokol to request a copy today: 800-795-4627 that's 1-800-795-4627.

You can also text the word PowerPoint to 313-1316 PowerPoint 313131. And don't forget to visit Jack where you can shop our E store online or sign up for Dr. Graham's free daily email our website again is Jack Graham.Pastor, what is your PowerPoint even though America has largely forgotten God, he is not forgotten us. The Bible teaches us that where sin abounds grace.

Much more abounds. So we need to take part in the immeasurable infinite grace of God. I do believe there still hope for America, but we need to repent. Galatians 67 says do not be deceived, God is not mocked. Whatever a person sows, that he will also reap. While America will certainly reap what we have sown. We are believing and praying for the grace of God to be poured out on America again and the hope. This hope begins with God's people. It begins with you and me as we personally seek revival in our own lives in our own families in our own churches and communities. In other words, it's time to get on our knees and truly pray is time to join together with unbelievers and cry out to God while there's a place for public debate and political action.

What we really need is the power of God in our lives and in our churches and in our homes, the hope of America begins with a revival of spiritual awakening among God's people pray today Lord disintegrate revival and let it begin in me and that is today's PowerPoint. Remember when you the gift of PowerPoint will send Graham's 180 day moments. Call one 800-7954 627-1800 795467 also text the word PowerPoint 3131 PowerPoint join us again next time Graham brings a message surprising secret sure in your faith. On PowerPoint with Jeffrey PowerPoint with Jack Graham is sponsored by PowerPoint ministries

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