Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Praying Together for Self-Government

"GOV''ERNMENT, n. Direction; regulation. These precepts will serve for the government of our conduct. 1. Control; restraint. Men are apt to neglect the government of their temper and passions." (Webster's 1828 dictionary, accessed November 16, 2011 at: "")

The first meaning Noah Webster attributed to the word government included the idea of direction, regulation and control of one's own conduct. The prevailing attitude of the culture that produced the American revolt against an unjust tyrant was rooted in the awareness that we are created in the image of God. As such, we are individually responsible before him to govern our conduct by his laws, statutes and judgments. One of many Supreme Court decisions confirming this idea is found in Richmond v. Moore, Illinois Supreme Court, 1883 which says, "Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise. In this sense and to this extent, our civilizations and our institutions are emphatically Christian." Our paid media messengers and our elected mob leaders would prefer that we forget where we came from. We can more easily be led to our own destruction if we continue to pretend the lies they sell are true. The powers and principalities of this world must be defeated by the word of truth about our God, about ourselves and about our land.

Would you please pray with me for this republic?

Thank you, Lord, for your word which declares to us that which is right. Thank you for Noah Webster who set himself to prepare a dictionary so we could know what was on the hearts and minds of those who established the founding documents of this republic of several states united under the covenant of the Constitution.

Lord, how enlightening. Government was used to mean self control, individual responsibility. We have separated ourselves from the knowledge of the truth of your word, the truth of your judgments and the truth of our own place in the world. One reason our forefathers provided the Constitution was because they were making a bold statement that a nation that governs themselves under the commandments of God would need very little government intervention in the lives of the people. Safety of any people is born out of obedience to your laws, statutes and judgments. Those that do not govern themselves as individuals according to your laws, statutes and judgments will demand a tyrannical government to rule over them in a vain attempt to keep them safe from the laws of nature and of nature's God.

Forgive us Lord, we have been educated into ignorance of your laws, statutes and judgments. We have been educated into ignorance of your power, authority, and righteousness. We have been educated into ignorance as a nation, as a culture and as a society. Lord, your word says in the last days men shall be covenant breakers. Lord, let us not be found among those who are willing to break the covenant you have made with us, nor the covenant the states have made with each other in the Constitution that unites America into a republic.

Forgive us Lord, grant us repentance to the acknowledging of the truth in every area and relation. Let your kingdom come, let your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Links to More Posts about Constitutional Law Issues:
      Public Wickedness - Must be Corrected by Human Laws 
      The Philosophy of Ownership
      The Foundation the Builders Rejected 


  1. I do not understand the phrase "repentence to the acknowledging of truth ..." I thought one expressed repentence FOR some sin or wrongdoing.

    Just wondering.

  2. To repent means to turn away from one direction and into another direction. To repent toward acknowledging the truth means that one turns away from believing the lies they are currently believing and turns toward acknowledging the truth.

    Before one can believe the truth one must first acknowledge the truth. God is truth and has declared what is true in his word. When we come to repentance to the acknowledging of the truth, we stop resisting the truth and start acknowledging the truth. Instead of the truth being our enemy, the truth becomes our friend. It is a wonderful thing to acknowledge the truth because there is absolutely no way for us to change the truth! The truth exists. We either acknowledge it or we deny it but we can't change it.

  3. This nation is currently opposing ourselves by rejecting God and by rejecting the governing principles of the Constitution. We have been educated and indoctrinated into ignorance of who we are as God fearing people who govern ourselves according to the laws of nature and of nature's God with the Constitution defining the limits of authority to be exercised by the federal government. I often pray that God will grant repentance to the acknowledging of the truth based on 2Ti 2:25 which reads: "In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;".

    Paul is instructing a young man named Timothy how to help his people grow in virtue. Virtue is the actual exercise of doing the works that God calls his people to. Meekness is being faithful in all of God's "house" (meaning judgment, justice, mercy, grace, truth, righteousness -- all of God's house). Meekness gives a person the strength to stand before Pharoah and say, "let my people go" and the humility to bow before God and say "let not my will but thine be done".

    God calls us to a life of glory and virtue. As we face God, we are facing the truth. Truth exists about God, about ourselves and about others. Truth exists about every area and relation of life. To grow in grace and truth means to continually let go of those things that are not grounded in the truth and walk in those things that are grounded in the truth.

    Grace is what allows us to walk in the truth without being consumed by the judgment of God that would be required of us if Jesus had not paid that penalty on our behalf. Jesus came filled with grace and truth. The power to face the truth comes by acknowledging the free gift of the sacrifice of Jesus on our behalf and a willingness to leave behind the sin that continues to try to rule over us. Acknowledging the truth is the first step toward salvation by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    A few other qualities of repentance:
    "sinners to repentance" - we turn from sin to righteousness
    "repentance unto life" - we turn away from death and toward life
    "repentance to salvation" - we turn away from condemnation and toward freedom
    "repentance from dead works" - we turn away from works that are not grounded in faith and toward works that are grounded in faith


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