Hey America, and Our Incoming President, Donald Trump:
America, was once the undisputed envy of the world, unquestionably, a nation that God had touched. We were the happiest, most free, most secure, healthiest, wealthiest, wisest, and most noble nation of the earth. We were the leader of the free world, a beacon of hope to other nations of the world, and a big brother and deliverer to oppressed and impoverished nations. We were a nation whose people (Never 100% to the man, but certainly the greater portion) sought a connection to God, thereby establishing, and fighting to maintain personal and religious liberty so that the Gospel of Messiah, and the law of God could generation after generation go forth among its populace, thus promoting virtue among its people, thus allowing for the maintenance of all aspects of liberty to be experienced among its people. Throughout the history of the world America has been the most God blessed nation that ever existed, with the only possible exception being ancient Israel during portions of its history.
The 1940s, produced what was dubbed, The Perfect Generation. Although, to a discerning eye, it too, possessed profound points of ignorance, and even outright rebellion to aspects of Yehovah’s law. But, none the less, it was to a significant degree honed in the fire of the Great Depression, and empowered and directed by the moral strength that sprang forth from the economic struggles, and revivals of the 1930s. That generation of Americans were used of God to put down the axis powers of World War Two, thus saving the world from being plunged into totalitarian darkness. America’s work ethic, the cooperation of limited and reasonable government involvement- and non-involvement, the integrity of its individuals, the commonality of love and decency between neighbors, the commonality of the hope of a meaningful future, the commonality of a life style of basic virtue and faithfulness, the near universal commonality of primary, and to most, even secondary education, and to many other Americans advanced education, all these worked together to create an environment that sponsored unprecedented developments in every area of society, thus raising the basic standards of living far above the norm of the world.
|America, America, God shed His grace on thee, and crown thy good, with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.|
|We Need To Face Reality,
America Is Broken
Yet, this great nation has fallen very far in respect to virtue, and with the loss of virtue has come the loss of the blessings of liberty, security, prosperity, happy families, and fulfilled happy lives, which all, by God’s design in the past have flowed forth from the virtue of our people, its institutions, and its government. We have ceased in many ways being the envy of the world, having set aside virtue, we have become a people capitalizing in dishonor. The list of our vices (sins) is very extensive, and very painful to recall, therefore I will forego endeavoring to list our many vices, for they are clearly enough seen by discerning people. We are a people in extreme serious decline and ripe for the judgment of God, and our own self-destruction. Yet there is hope! There is repentance that turns away from sin, and turns to the God of our fathers, the One whom the Bible refers to as the God of Israel. The God of all who will, with tenacity of faith do business with God on His terms.
You Mr. Trump, as the incoming president, have promised to make America great again. Many American people have echoed your rally cry by supporting you with their vote. Thank you, Mr. Trump, for the sentiment. Thank you for the desire to see America great again, but what will it really take to make her great again, and what will that effort look like?
However, before we address that question, let me pose another question to you Mr. Trump. Do you realize that the hand of God put you in as president of the United States of America? Oh yes, you decided to run, you campaigned, many people worked with you, and many voted for you, but ultimately ,you are there by the purpose of God as a steward, as one of His servants to do His bidding. Will you be daily wise to surrender yourself to that end?
It is “God who changes the times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” (Dan. 2:21)
Will making America great again be taking on immigration reform, or building a wall between us and the nation of Mexico to stop the influx of illegal immigrants? Will it be repealing Obama Care? Building a stronger military, or balancing the federal budget, or removing the scourge of the Supreme Court sanctioned murder of the unborn, (abortion) or removing the scourge of referring to the abomination of sodomy as marriage? These sir, are but, a sampling of the very many and tough issues that you, your cabinet, all aspects of the federal government, and all of us as American citizens will, in one sense or another have to face up to. I agree, that these, like many other issues plague our people and must be answered and overcome. However, I suggest to you sir, and to all Americans, that none of these vices are the bottom line problem, rather they are but the fruit on the tree of a much deeper problem.
America in the past has been very great, in that she was very good, and she will never be great again, until such time as she is good again*, and she will never be good again, until such time as our people, person by person are willing to humble themselves before the Almighty Sovereign, and in so doing turn from our self-centered unbelief and acts of wickedness to embrace the mercies and righteousness of God as is found in the face of Yeshua, the Messiah. For Yeshua, (Jesus)* is the One whom the eternal God has appointed among men to be both savior and lord.
That sir, that America, is the problem. We, as a people have turned our hearts from the living God, and we might just as well here and now face the reality that there is no hope of greatness until we are willing to turn back to Him, receive His salvation, and practice acknowledging Him in every aspect of our lives.
Having bought into the doctrine of humanism, very many of our people do not embrace the faith of our nation’s founders, and among those that do, there are multitudes that practice a very watered down version of that faith. That is extremely obvious, because we as a nation boast that 80% of our people are Christians, yet perversions of every style rule the day.
Ultimately Mr. Trump, and all others who say, “Let’s make America great again”, there is only one aspect of that equation that we each, bottom line, can control, and that is what we as individuals do, or do not do in our own lives. Sir, and all fellow Americans, I am going to suggest to you that the very wisest thing we can do if we would be fathers to, and among this people, is to un-ashamedly, and relentlessly embrace the faith of Yeshua, which faith was the hallmark of our national fathers. What greatness this nation as experienced in the past, or will ever experience again, was, and will be, because of the connection of its people to the Lord. Who then, being guided and empowered by that faith, ever sought to operate their personal lives and government in a manner pleasing to the Almighty Sovereign who makes Himself known in the person of Yeshua.
There is no doubt about it, America needs fathers. Men who will lend themselves to embrace the disciplines of fatherhood. Who will, with eternal vigor and watchfulness tenderly and devotedly pursue the good of this nation in every aspect of her existence. From family life, to the work place, to places of education, to places of worship, to places of government, may our president act the part of a father to this nation, and may each individual citizen play his part to be responsible and seek the good of this nation. For without such a generation stepping forth, then it is assured, and without doubt, that America will continue to experience, in ever increasing measures, the curse of the Almighty Sovereign. By the effectual working of the mercy of God may it be true among our people according to the words of the ancient prophet Malachi who said, “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” (Malachi 4:6 KJV)
I conclude this letter by offering points of wisdom from great men and leaders of the past, that I believe, if followed, will lead you Mr. President, and the men of this nation, the families of this nation, the communities of this nation, the churches of this nation, the schools of this nation, the businesses of this nation, ultimately this whole nation itself back to greatness.
George Washington, a judge, member of the Continental Congress, Commander-in-Chief of the continental army, president of the Constitutional Congress, referred to as the father of this country, is remembered as saying,
---"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible."
---“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”
John Adams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, judge, diplomat, one of the signers of the Bill of Rights, second president of the United States, is remembered as saying,
---“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”
---“The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.”
Abraham Lincoln, a lawyer, a patent holder, a state representative, a US representative, 16th president of the United States, the author of the Emancipation Proclamation, the one considered by many to be the second greatest presidential father to this country, is remembered as saying,
---“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.”
---“I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to men, all the good of the savior of the world is communicated to us through the book.”
---“Without the assistance of that Divine Being I cannot …succeed, with that assistance, …I cannot fail.”
Noah Webster, a Revolutionary War soldier, judge, legislator, educator, “schoolmaster to America”, is remember as saying,
---“The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles… This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free constitutions of government.
---“The Christian religion is the most important, and one of the first things in which all children under a free government ought to be instructed. No truth is more evident than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
---“The Christian religion… is the basis, or rather the source, of all genuine freedom in government… I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of Christianity have not a controlling influence.
David of ancient Israel, a shepherd who turned king, killed Goliath with a stone, a composer and singer, a warrior, second king of Israel, primary author of the Biblical book of Psalms, a prophet, according to the testimony of the Bible was a man after God’s own heart, is remembered as saying,
---“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; (Yehovah –the eternal name of God, pronounced, Ye-Ho-Yah) and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” (Psalms 33:12 KJV)
---“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord (Yehovah) imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit, there is no guile. (Psalms 32:1-2 KJV)
And, speaking to his son Solomon shortly before his own death, David said,
---“I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man; And keep the charge of the Lord (Yehovah) thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: (1 Kings 2:2-3 KJV)
Micah, a prophet of Yehovah, recognized as being of the peasant class, is remembered as saying ,
---“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD (Yehovah) require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8 KJV)
Solomon, third king of Israel, husband to many wives, author of the Biblical books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, likely the wealthiest and wisest man who ever lived, builder of the Temple of Yehovah, is remembered as saying,
---“Trust in the LORD (Yehovah) with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Prov. 3:5-6 KJV)
---“Take away the wicked before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness.” (Prov. 25:5 KJV)
Yeshua, the only person who was ever conceived, but yet born of a virgin, the very Son of God - yet the very son of man, born in a manger, had angels and other miraculous signs at His birth, the only man who ever lived a sinless life, a prophet, miracle worker, priest, and king. The single human life who has effected life on earth more than any other. The man chosen of God to become the sacrificial payment for the sins of all mankind. The man chosen of God to be preeminent (lord over) every person and power of man, as well as the angelic and demon worlds. The only name given among men where repentance must be preached, and forgiveness of sin and eternal life can be obtain, who has promised to return to rescue His own, and at that time punish the guilty, His birth and life fulfilled hundreds of scriptures, , is remembered as saying,
---“ But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Mat. 6:33 KJV)
---“Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.” (Mat. 7:24-27 KJV)
---“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Mat. 11:28-30 KJV)
Greatness America, and Mr. Trump is found in embracing the Gospel and the laws of God, what in the Scriptures is referred to as the wisdom of the wise. Such a manner of life worked very successfully for previous generations in America, and it will work for us too, if we will surrender ourselves to the truth.
May God Bless The U.S.A. !
May God Save The U.S.A., By Bringing Her To The Knowledge Of Her Sins, And To A Place Of Repentance!
An American Watchman,
Gregory A DeHart
Micah 6:8, Ps. 2: 1-12, Ps. 33:8-12, Is. 40: 12-17, Is. 42: 1-6, Is. 60:12, 2 Ch. 7:14, Pr. 14:12, 1 Tim. 2:1, Zeph. 3:8, 1 Kings 8:28, Is 33:6, Da. 2:22, Ps 145:18, Jer. 17: 7-8, Ja. 1:17, Is. 41:10, Jn. 1:16, Ps 1: 1-3, Ps. 23: 1-4, 2 Sam. 22:3-4, 1 Jo. 5:18, 2Co. 9:8