The Founders and Framers left us an amazing legacy in this little thing called ‘America’. They gave us ‘a Republic if you can keep it’.
The principles and spirit upon which that nation was built supercharged that little backwoods colony into the world’s only superpower. But just because God was good enough to catapult America into greatness doesn’t mean it’s not an inheritance that could be squandered the same way Esau walked away from his.
The greatest threat to our nation is not some all-powerful ‘other’. The real threat to the gift we’ve been given is staring us right in the mirror every morning. It comes from us forgetting who we were in the first place.
This is the same threat great American presidents have been warning us about for a long, long time. Here’s what they had to say about it:
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. — Abe Lincoln
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. –Ronald Reagan
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams,
But Americans today — and even worse, Christians today — think they can do-si-do with Marxism and still enjoy our privileged place in history. Let’s have a look at just how wrong they are.
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.