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God has given us the greatest nation on the face of this earth. All through this week of July 4th, we will be celebrating our country's independence and our country's birthday. So, I want to preach today with that in mind. This message is a personal testimony of my own love for this country.
I want you to see, in the Word of God what God said to Israel so long ago. You know, as I read the Word of God, I found many parallels between how God dealt with the nation of Israel and how God deals today with our own nation of America. There's a great similarity because, you see, Israel was chosen by God to be a special witness to all the nations of the earth. Israel was not to be a vat into which God poured His blessings to be held there, but Israel was chosen by God to be a channel through which His blessings and His message could flow into the lives of all the nations of the world.
So, God had a special purpose in mind for Israel. God gave Israel a Lord and God gave Israel a land. Just as God did that for Israel, in our generation God has chosen America to be a Christian nation, to be a light to all the nations around about us. We are not like the other nations of the world. We are unique. We are separate. We stand alone. We ought to stand up proudly and say, "I am an American and as an American, I have been a part of a nation chosen and blessed of God."
Look at what God said to them and He could have said this to our founding fathers.
Deuteronomy 8:6-11; 18 - 20 - "Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways and to fear him.
(7) For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills.
(8) A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
(9) A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou ...
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