November 26, 2016
Retracing the Covenant – Boston
In Boston, we reconnected to justice, liberty, and righteous resistance to tyranny. At Faneuil Hall, referred to as “the cradle of liberty,” where some of the most stirring orations calling for freedom were declared, we prayed and agreed with their petitions and decrees. “The edifice was home to merchants, fishermen, and meat and produce sellers, and provided a platform for the country’s most famous orators. It is where colonists first protested the Sugar Act in 1764 and established the doctrine of ‘no taxation without representation.’ Firebrand Samuel Adams rallied the citizens of Boston to the cause of independence from Great Britain in the hallowed Hall, and George Washington toasted the nation there on its first birthday.”1 One could almost feel their passion in this historic place.
“But Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than men.’” (Acts 5:29; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- To have true liberty, we must be free from tyranny. Our current administration has not been tyrannical by any means, but the laws being passed are so far from pleasing to God they make us feel like we are under tyranny at times. Decree Acts 5:29.
- Read about Daniel (Daniel 6) and his friends (Daniel 3), as well as Esther (Esther 4-7). As the Lord for revelation and let the Word sink in deep. This is how we should act when governing authorities are asking us to violate the Word and Will of God.
- Read Romans 13:1-7. This is how we should live when good governance is in place. We should pray for those authority and live according to the law of the land.
- Thank the Lord that we are moving from darkness to light in our nation right now. Commit to pray for those in authority on a regular basis, so they can get govern well.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we desire freedom from godless laws and statutes in our land. We want to live under laws that line up with Your Word and Your plan for America. We decree, “We must obey God rather than man!” Therefore, Lord, let our new governing authorities make and enforce laws that are pleasing to You. As we review the stories from Daniel and Esther, may we be reminded of the reasons our forefathers rejected the tyranny of King George. Let us learn from their struggle. As we read Romans 13:1-7, remind us that to keep from living under an oppressive government, we must pray diligently for our governing leaders. Grant us a grace to do so with all fervency, Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen.
We will pray for our leaders, but always remember, we must obey God rather than men and we will have no King, but Jesus!
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