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Regardless of how you wanted this past election to turn out, consider joining the Reformation to dedicate our lives as disciples of Christ, who overcome the lie of “separation of church and state” to apply Biblical principles to every aspect of life, including civic life and politics.
The concept of “Separation of Church and state” is a phrase that neither appears in the US Constitution, nor which can be justified from even a casual reading of scripture, as God drowned Pharaoh’s army in the sea when he led his state to disobey God in Exodus of The Bible. God sent Jonah to Nineveh to proclaim repentance to that State, which received the message, and got a stay of God’s hand of judgement. The same can happen in our beloved USA if enough disciples like Jonah take the equivalent of their 3-day walk across our country and proclaim God’s truth of Christ, as He reveals Himself in The Bible from Genesis to Revelation. This includes breaking from the false notion of “separation of church and state” to proclaim discipleship and obedience to Christ in every aspect of life, including religion, civic life and politics.
I include that we need to apply God’s Bible principles to “religion” because there are people from many faiths proclaiming to be “Christian” yet their beliefs and practices do not line up with God’s literal Word. Those people and faiths espouse metaphorical or “spiritual” concepts that actually are the opposite of what the Bible literally says. Such practices do not fulfill the “If-Then” propositional mandate God calls us to in 2 Chron. 7:14, which says “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Through 2 Chron 7:14, God says, if we do 4 things, He’ll do 3. The 1st of the 4 things we must do “if we want to be people who are called by His name is Humble ourselves, which means to be willing to see ourselves the way God sees us. Isaiah 55:9 says, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Since God’s ways and thoughts are higher than ours, we need to approach God with a humble attitude.
To be humble means “having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance.” Proud people, who seem wise in their own eyes, which Isaiah 5:21, Proverbs 12:15 and 26:12 warn us against, spout off what they think. Humble people can specifically tell you what God says in the Bible. Jesus says in John 10:27 “my sheep know my voice.” Humble people hear Christ, our Good Shepherd, speak to them through His Word, The Bible, and they reflect their relationship with Christ by being loyal and faithful to His Word, and that relationship is so tight that the Word has become part of their frame-of-reference, and guides the way they think, speak, act and look at life.
A Reformation of truly humble people who will apply Biblical principles to every aspect of life, including religion is what will Lift Us Up In Liberty.