Friday, October 24, 2008

An Appeal to Heaven

This flag was used by George Washington on his squadron of six schooners which he outfitted at his own expense in the fall of 1775. This flag was a variation of the New England Pine Tree flag. It was later modified and adopted by the Massachusetts Navy. The Sons of Liberty would rally under a large tree, in Boston Massachusetts, which came to be known as "The Liberty Tree". This tree became a symbol of American independence. Knowing they were up against a great military power they believed they were sustained by still a Greater Power (Authority), thus their "APPEAL TO HEAVEN".

The Second Treatise of Civil Government 1690 (Sec. 168)
John Locke 1632-1704


As we approach one of the most crucial and important elections in the history of this country, may we as its citizens appeal to Heaven (i.e., to The God of Heaven) for its welfare. The stakes are extremely high. Truly, America now stands at the crossroads for its future. The very God to whom our Founding Fathers had appealed because of the tyranny they experienced at the hand of England in their day, is now being rejected and scorned in Washington D.C. A new leftist, socialistic and godless tyranny is evolving rapidly in our country. This new tyranny seeks to remove the personal freedoms that were granted to us by Almighty God. May we pray and seek God's will and way for The United States of America in these last days. Whatever God allows to happen, may we be burning lights for His Glory, knowing that our home is in Heaven. (Hebrews 11:16, 13:14)

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
(Matthew 5:13-16)

The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand!

"O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife. Who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine Till all success be nobleness and every gain divine!"

DJP I.F.