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PRAYING DOWN REVIVAL
Dr. Stan Coffey
In 1776 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America was born. This year America needs to be born again. Woodrow Wilson said, "Our civilization cannot survive materially unless it is redeemed spiritually. The hope, the dream that is America has to be passed down by each generation to the next generation." There is a striking parallel between the nation of Israel of old and modern America today. The nation of Israel was a spiritual wonder. God had redeemed the Jewish people out of 400 years of Egyptian bondage. He had given them a land flowing with milk and honey. He put them into that land and blessed them with bounty and wondrous blessing from on high. They became a rich and powerful nation. But when God had blessed them so greatly, they forgot about the price that was paid for their freedom. They began to turn from God to other gods. Their memory was short.
I'm afraid in many ways America, like Israel of old, has forgotten God. America today is rolling in luxury, revelling in excess, rollicking in pleasure, reeling in drunkenness, and rocking in sin. America's history is unique among all the other nations of the world. This statement is unpopular in a generation which hears so much about a so-called global community that will break down all political barriers and make us not Americans but citizens of the world. In reality, globalism is simply a part of Satan's plot to bring the world under a one world government and a one world church. There is something unique, however, about the conception of our nation. This uniqueness is found in the foundational principles of our great country.
I. I want us to see three things about a chosen nation. First of all, notice GOD'S DESIGN FOR HIS PEOPLE. "You brought a vine out of Egypt: you drove out the nations, and planted it. You cleared the ground for it; it took root, and it filled the land. ...
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