God and the Promise of America

Salvation – freedom from persecution and why they called America the promised land
God’s promise……..
Job 11:13-19
“Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him, if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent, then you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and without fear. You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning. You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.
“Yet if you devote your heart to the Holy Spirit of God and call upon him instead of fleshly wickedness, if you put away the sin and the ways of the flesh that is in your mind as you have the choice and allow no evil to dwell in your vessel to become pure as a host for the Holy spirit of God to Fill, then you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and without fear. You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as evil spirits gone by. Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness the wanting of the light of the Holy Spirit will become like morning a new birth in spirit. You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.
English: John the Baptist baptizing Christ

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II Chronicals 1:2

2 And Salomon spake vnto all Israel, to the captaines of thousandes, and of hundreths, and to the iudges, and to all the gouernours in all Israel, euen the chiefe fathers.

Then Solomon {a} spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers.
(a) That is, he proclaimed a solemn sacrifice and commanded that all should attend.

Let us review…

Matthew 7:21-22

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, (God)Lord(Holy Spirit),’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord(God), Lord(Holy Spirit), did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’  23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Malachi 3:3

He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the LORD.

Silver Purification: In refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities. You have to sit there holding the silver, and have to keep your eyes on the silver the entire time it is in the fire. If the silver is left even a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed. The silver is refined when you can see your image in it.
Gold Refining: Gold does not exist in nature in the same form that it is in jewellery that we buy. It often occurs as grains, flakes, masses or veinlets in rocks. After gold ores are excavated from the surface of the earth, they are ground to extract the metal. But the metal, at this stage, is not yet in its pure form as it still contains a variety of impurities, including copper, zinc, iron and silver. To eliminate these impurities, gold should undergo the purification process. This process will require a clay crucible, filter, and burning furnace that can produce a heat of up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Gold, then, must be placed in borax that is able to withstand the heat level. Gold must be heated until it is smooth before it is transferred onto another container to cool. After the metal has cooled, the resulting product is free of any impurities or other metal substances.

“He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the LORD.”

If today you are feeling the heat of the fire (Trials and Tribulations), remember that God has His eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image (Holy Spirit) in you. As we are not of this world just cast in it. Meaning we were cast from the dust naturally and the spirit of life was breathed into us by the Holy spirit of God. Such as we were cursed for transgression to toil the earth, as our natural state we were created from the dust, to achieve planting the seed of life to grow into our spiritual state and become once again a child of God a heavenly host full of the Holy spirit with truth and light.

Isaiah 66:3

“He who slaughters an ox(servant of God) is like one who kills a man(Host for the Holy Spirit);
he who sacrifices a lamb(to become a sheep for the shepherd or host for the spirit), like one who breaks a dog’s neck;
he who presents a grain offering (a host unclean for offering to recieve the Holy Spirit) , like one who offers pig’s blood;
he who makes a memorial offering of frankincense (a ritual offering rather than a pure offering I.E. an unclean host to recieve that cannot), like one who blesses an idol.
These have chosen their own ways,
and their soul delights in their abominations;

I Timothy 5:18

For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox (servant of God) when it treads (works to purify) out the grain (Hosts for The Holy Spirit),” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.”

I Corinthians 9:9

For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned?

(No it is for God’s servants God is concerned)

Dueteronomy 25:14

“You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.

Psalms 68:9

Rain (spirit) in abundance, O God, you shed abroad;
you restored your inheritance as it languished;

Psalm 72:6

May he be like rain (Spirit) that falls on the mown grass(the fallen),
like showers that water the earth! (cleansing the earth)

Matthew 3:16

And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;

The Holy Spirit depicted as a dove, surrounded...

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John 1:32

And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.

John 1:12

12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Ephesians 2:12

remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.(For the angel said not he was the son of God but that he would be,(implying in the future), called the son of God hence forth upon acceptance of the Holy Spirit of God upon his host to speak through him as he spoke through the burning bush yet this time in the flesh, Jesus was the messenger that became the first son of God granted the right by the creator as the creator spoke I sit at the right hand of God as it was the hand of God(The Holy Spirit of God) that created all things).

Luke 3:22

and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”(God could not look upon evil and such as good was restored upon the earth he spoke as the Son of God (The Holy Spirit of God the creator) gave all those accepting him and obeying the covenant the right to become a son of God as God created man both male and female.)

Proverbs 16:15

In the light (wisdom and knowledge of God and the Holy spirit) of a king’s face there is life,
and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain (New season of harvest to recieve the spirit in rebirth).

Proverbs 25:14

Like clouds and wind (confusion that moves about the earth) without rain(Spirit)
is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give (for it was God who cammanded the Holy spirit of God to breath life into the flesh created from dust).

Proverbs 29:18

Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint (they muzzle the ox),
but blessed is he who keeps the law (the covenant).

Galations 3:17

This is what I mean: the law, which came 430 years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void.

Galations 3:14-15

14 so that in Christ Jesus (the Holy Spirit in Jesus) the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.

15 To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified.

Matthew 7:1

1 “Judge not, that you be not judged.

Judge {1} not, that ye be not judged.
(1) We ought to find fault with one another, but we must beware we do not do it without cause, or to seem holier than others or because of hatred of others.

Galations 3:17

This is what I mean: the law, which came 430 years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void.

In Congress, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. (All things in nature were created by the Holy Spirit of God; In the beginning the Holy Spirit of God hovered over the void…, God said to the Holy Spirit “let there be light” and it was so……, the separate and equal station in which The Holy Spirit of God by God’s authority entitle them.)

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator(the Holy spirit of God who gave the breath of life) with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed……

(To protect them from persecution…Governments plural are instituted among men)

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good……

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.(Divine Providence – the privilege and authority of God.)

Matthew 19:21

Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

U.S. Constitution Article 6 – Debts, Supremacy, Oaths

All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

Religious Test as to Belonging to a certain religious order as America was a place to be free from religious persecution.

U.S. Constitution Signatories heading

Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth. In Witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names.

U.S. Constitution Preamble:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Definitions from the dictionary of that time:

Justice: The quality of being just; conformity to the principles of righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict performance of moral obligations; practical conformity to human or divine law; integrity in the dealings of men with each other; rectitude; equity; uprightness.

Domestic: Of or pertaining to one’s house or home, or one’s household or family; relating to home life; as, domestic concerns, life, duties, cares, happiness, worship, servants.

Tranquility: Quiet; calm; undisturbed; peaceful; not agitated; as, the atmosphere is tranquil; the condition of the country is tranquil.

Common: Belonging or relating equally, or similarly, to more than one; as, you and I have a common interest in the property.

Defence: to de-sword

Blessings: A declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish of happiness pronounces.

Liberty: A privilege conferred by a superior power; permission granted; leave; as, liberty given to a child to play, or to a witness to leave a court, and the like.

Ordain: To regulate, or establish, by appointment, decree, or law; to constitute; to decree; to appoint; to institute.

Establish: To make stable or firm; to fix immovably or firmly; to set (a thing) in a place and make it stable there; to settle; to confirm.

Constitution: The fundamental, organic law or principles of government of men, embodied in written documents, or implied in the institutions and usages of the country or society; also, a written instrument embodying such organic law, and laying down fundamental rules and principles for the conduct of affairs.

Let us read again:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

U.S. Constitution Amenddment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Redress: To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise.

The Lord’s (Holy Spirit’s Prayer)

Our father who art in heaven hallowed be thine (the divine) name

Thine(the divine and of the divinity) Kingdom (of the King) Come, thine(the divine and of the divinity) will be done on earth as it is in heaven,

Give us this day thou daily bread,(man shall not live by words and rituals alone but every word that came from the mouth of God not slices taken out of context and trading them for the rituals(religious practices to remind you of them) as words without works are hollow))

Forgive us our sins (wickedness of the flesh) and our trespasses (transgressions from the divine and divinity), as we forgive those who sin and trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation, ( for the path is wide but the way is narrow)

but deliver us from evil, (Evil – Thou which Hast been condemned- The you which has past been condemned)

For thine (the divine and of divinity ) is the kingdom(of the King), the power ( The Holy Spirit of God), and the Glory), Forever.(everlasting)

Hope this has helped you in God’s Name

Minister Joseph Preston Kirk

Amen

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    Well, if you can’t make it happen, and no one else can, there is only thing left to do, – finally look up and trust in God to make it right.

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  3. ‎( 1 Chron. 16:25; Rev. 5:11-14). He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is our Creator, Provider, Healer, Redeemer, Judge, Defender and much more.In (Genesis 9:15-16), God told Noah and his sons, “And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.”….For there is no end just new beginnings…because….

    Jas. 1:12. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. …. Moses said, “. . . from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.” … So from age to new age he is the beginning and ending of the ages always becoming as the old hymnal sang “the rock of ages”..the Holy Spirit of God. Amen

  4. Most of the early colonies were generally not tolerant of dissident forms of worship, with Maryland being the only exception. For example, Roger Williams found it necessary to found a new colony in Rhode Island to escape persecution in the theocratically dominated colony of Massachusetts. The Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony were the most active of the New England persecutors of Quakers, and the persecuting spirit was shared by the Plymouth Colony and the colonies along the Connecticut river.[28] In 1660, one of the most notable victims of the religious intolerance was English Quaker Mary Dyer who was hanged in Boston, Massachusetts for repeatedly defying a Puritan law banning Quakers from the colony.[28] As one of the four executed Quakers known as the Boston martyrs, the hanging of Dyer on the Boston gallows marked the beginning of the end of the Puritan theocracy and New England independence from English rule, and in 1661 King Charles II explicitly forbade Massachusetts from executing anyone for professing Quakerism.[29]
    Another notable example of religious persecution by Puritans in Massachusetts was the Salem witch trials in 1692 and 1693. Thirty-one witchcraft trials were held, convicting twenty-nine people of the capital felony of witchcraft. Nineteen of the accused, fourteen women and five men, were hanged. One man who refused to enter a plea was crushed to death under heavy stones in an attempt to force him to do so.
    Freedom of religion was first applied as a principle of government in the founding of the colony of Maryland, founded by the Catholic Lord Baltimore, in 1634.[30] Fifteen years later (1649) the Maryland Toleration Act, drafted by Lord Baltimore, provided: “No person or persons…shall from henceforth be any waies troubled, molested or discountenanced for or in respect of his or her religion nor in the free exercise thereof.” The Maryland Toleration Act was repealed with the assistance of Protestant assemblymen and a new law barring Catholics from openly practicing their religion was passed.[31] In 1657, the Catholic Lord Baltimore regained control after making a deal with the colony’s Protestants, and in 1658 the Act was again passed by the colonial assembly. This time, it would last more than thirty years, until 1692,[32] when after Maryland’s Protestant Revolution of 1689, freedom of religion was again rescinded.[30][33] In addition in 1704, an Act was passed “to prevent the growth of Popery in this Province”, preventing Catholics from holding political office.[33] Full religious toleration would not be restored in Maryland until the American Revolution, when Maryland’s Charles Carroll of Carrollton signed the American Declaration of Independence.
    Reiterating Maryland’s earlier colonial legislation, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, written in 1779 by Thomas Jefferson, proclaimed:
    “[N]o man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer, on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.”
    Those sentiments also found expression in the First Amendment of the national constitution, part of the United States’ Bill of Rights:
    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
    The United States formally considers religious freedom in its foreign relations. The International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 established the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom which investigates the records of over 200 other nations with respect to religious freedom, and makes recommendations to submit nations with egregious records to ongoing scrutiny and possible economic sanctions. Many human rights organizations have urged the United States to be still more vigorous in imposing sanctions on countries that do not permit or tolerate religious freedom.

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