1 Samuel 12, 1 Samuel 12:17, 1 Samuel 8, Christ is head of the Church, Exodus 34:22, Founding Fathers, King George III, Matthew 22:15-22, No king but King Jesus, One nation under God, Pentecost, Puritan Founding Fathers, Puritans, War for Independence
I have been praying to the Lord concerning you and this nation. Before the Constitution & Bill of Rights or even the Declaration of Independence, we were subjects of the king of England. It was in those days, that we lived under the Magna Carta and were guaranteed by law that we would have representation. However, King George III withdrew that right under the law. As our Puritan Founders fervently prayed, wrote letters to the king, had meetings with officials, and discussed this grave issue amongst themselves, they came to realize that the king had disobeyed his own law. They wanted to honor God by honoring the king, but the king was not above the law. No one is above the law. It was then, that the Declaration of Independence was born which declared that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The king had disobeyed his own laws and disregarded the cries of the people, thus King George III was in rebellion, not the American people.
Following the War for Independence, one nation under God was established, and the Constitution and Bill of Rights, based on God’s law, were drafted as that which would never be dissolved regardless of emergency or war or whim of any legislature or president or court. Every ruler was under this law and under the supreme eminence of God. Not only this, but incredibly the people elected the rulers, thus, hiring them and becoming the employer of those rulers. As the United States of America we have been unlike any other nation in this world – aside from Israel itself. We have no king, no prince, no tyrant, no prime minister, no dictator, no emperor. We had no king, but King Jesus, and this indeed was one of the rallying cries of 1776.
Israel was the only other nation that had been established under God and under God’s laws. God had delivered them from Egypt, parted the Red Sea, fed them with manna, sustained them with water from the Rock, empowered them to take the promised land, and the list goes on and on of what the Lord did for them as their King and Lord. Thus, when Israel asked for a king, the prophet Samuel’s heart broke. “Give us a king to judge us,” they said. “And the LORD said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.” (1 Samuel 8:6-7). And so, in 1 Samuel 12, Saul is made king at the beginning of the wheat harvest (1 Sam 12:17) – that is Pentecost, for Pentecost is the day of the first fruits of the wheat harvest (Exodus 34:22). And Samuel said to them “I will call to the LORD, and He will send thunder and rain, that you may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which you have done in the sight of the LORD, in asking a king for yourselves,” (vs17).
Is not Christ still the head of the Church? Is not America still one nation UNDER GOD? Is the Constitution/Bill of Rights still the law of the land? Let’s render to God what is God’s! (Matthew 22:15-22) Just like Caesar’s image was on the Roman coin that Jesus was handed, God’s image is on each of us and Christ’s name is on each church building. Any law stating that churches may not reopen is unconstitutional and unbiblical. We are under God, not the governor. We hired the governor, and the governor is now disobeying God’s law. In effect and in no uncertain terms, your continued compliance in the name of obedience, has deemed the governor/president to be head of your church. Is Christ head or is the governor head? Will you be like Israel who on Pentecost chose a human king to lead them? Or will you like the Puritan/Calvinist Founders of this nation submit to God? This Pentecost, it’s your choice. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! No king but King Jesus!