godsfingers – Watchman on the Wall

Spiritual musings, prophetics, lessons, music, etc…by Pastor Dan Long

Independence Day!



In America, today, we celebrate our declaration of independence from tyranny, subjugation, taxation, encroachment and control. We celebrate God-given rights and freedoms that men fought and died for, that we may enjoy liberty. At least we did five decades ago. But Whoa! Something happened on the way to the forum.

As of last Thursday, SCOTUS declared that YES, even though God may be sovereign, and you believe Him for your health, you can be forced to pay a tax to practice that belief. In supporting the tax mandate for healthcare (excluding choice voting groups and individuals, of course) and all the provisions in the law, SCOTUS has determined that the government CAN step in and control when you live or die, what your “quality” of life is, monitor you and even inter you.

In five short decades America has become an even worse replacement for the former Soviet Union when all the facets of these laws kick in. What are we celebrating for? We should be mourning. In three short years one man, the POTUS,  has prepared to unleash the powers of hell on an entire country and world. And our Constitution is moot. America returns to tyranny, subjugation, taxation, encroachment and control.

Many many years ago one man, Adam, through the help of Satan, in the form of a snake, also brought man bondage and death through sin. By himself, helpless to fix it, sin and pain took over as man fell further and further into depravity and perversions. But God, in His wisdom and compassion, made a way. He sent His only Son, Jesus, to die, and pay the price for sin and liberate us from the control of Satan.

We no longer have to be bound and subject to the grasp and hold of sin. We can let go and let God. In these increasingly oppressive times we can have freedom and knowledge that this is short-lived. Jesus came and set us free.

Ephesians 2:1  “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, ”

I Cor 6:9-11 “…Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. ”

I Cor 7:21Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so.”

The focus is on “were”. You don’t have to be, you can be released from the bondage. Jesus is calling you right now. The world events, the events in this country, the natural and unnatural disasters all point to one thing, Jesus is coming, very soon. He is calling you right now, to set you free, take advantage of it, don’t ignore Him, take the freedom He has for you. Celebrate YOUR independence day. If you already have Jesus as your friend, brother and Savior don’t neglect the gift He has given and share it now, as time is short.

Galations 5:1 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free,[a] and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. ”

Happy Independence Day!


Author: godsfingers

I'm a musician and worship leader, intent on following wherever God leads and directs me, with His leading's in the Spirit and others bonking me on the head ( hopefully not much of the latter). My life experiences are in blue collar and white collar (engineering) employment, political office, lay ministries, national competition in track and cross country and most importantly marriage and raising a family. God has given me a unique set of skills and character to serve Him and a passion for doing it.

3 thoughts on “Independence Day!

  1. If I could SCREAM LOUDER than the thunderings of thunder… I would in this post…AMEN AMEN AMEN Shout it atop the highest Mountains…Jesus is the Only Independence there ever will be..and the blood of countless men and women in the defense of America, will not go unrewarded…unless they refused His Great Salvation! Then their reward will be the same as the ones they chose to follow…instead of looking at the Awesome sacrifice at Calvary’s Cross. Who shed His Precious pure lovely blood for all! I plead with all who read this to please go back to the Cross, and hang on if you have to…don’t get off your knees till you know Jesus…He is your Eternal Life in the world to come…He is full of love, comfort and grace…if we are to stand in persecution which His Word says we are…I say weeping, for many will and have and do reject Him…hang on beloved, hang on your are precious to Jesus!! Cling to His Cross His Grace, His Love, His Mercy, His Forgiveness of Sins, His Death, Burial and Resurrection for YOU, me and all!

  2. Woohoo! I love a Bible-based “Independence Day”!

  3. Reblogged this on godsfingers – Watchman on the Wall and commented:

    I thought this was fitting to repost given the decision last week. How close to the end are we? Only God knows.

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