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Our Pledge and Declaration
1/28/2021 12:20:00 PM by: Zachary J. Hunter

Our Pledge and Declaration

By: Zachary Hunter

            It’s funny how in this time God is bringing up items from our past.  Specifically, things we took for granted and never really thought too hard about.  The decrees of the colonists coming from Europe, the Liberty Bell, the Appeal to Heaven flag.  All these things He has brought into our current consciousness and in them we have found forgotten promises and decrees.  Today while I was in the shower He led me to the Pledge of Allegiance.

            For those who do not know the Pledge of Allegiance is a pledge that, at least when I was growing up we spoke, right hand over our heart at the beginning of every school day.  I believe it used to also be said before sporting events, but I could be mistaken; I’m not a sports fan.  The pledge as it currently goes as follows, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

            God pointed out to me that this is not only a pledge of our allegiance to the country and what it stands for, but it is also a declaration about the nation.  Specifically, the ending part of the pledge; one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.  The first part, one nation under God is what the nation is meant to be.  Many peoples, but one nation and all under God; under His protection, His rule, His justice, and His laws. 

            There is a good reason for that to be before the others because as that goes, so do the others follow.  When we truly are a nation under God, following His ways and righteous before Him than we can be indivisible.  He brings peace, unity, and purpose to the nation.  It is only when we move away from Him that division becomes possible.  For decades we the Church grew complacent and allowed demonic influences to grow in strength and power.  Now look how great the division has become; it is so bad even those who do not believe can see it and are shocked with how bad it has become.

            We can also see the breakdown of the final part of the declaration; with liberty and justice for all.  Under the anti-Christ agenda there is only freedom for those who follow their agendas and policies.  If you do not agree with their identity politics, their socialist and communist beliefs, and the right to kill children then you are now to be branded a terrorist.  You are to be shunned, cast out, pitied, and looked down upon.  I have even heard the words re-education thrown around recently.  It makes me want to laugh that they can call us terrorists and yet they use words used by the likes of the Nazis and the Soviet Union with no self-awareness. 

            Only when God has redeemed this nation, shaken loose all the corruption, and exposed it, and we turn back to Him can we fulfil the last part of the declaration.  This was meant to be a nation of freedom, where all can come and find freedom to live and believe as they wish.  God brings that freedom for He has always believed in honoring free will and does not force us to worship Him or live specific ways.  He has taught us the right ways to live but allows to do so or not as we will.  He is the God of justice and so can only ever be just in His reign. 

            Father as we move forward in this season we thank you for the reminder of what we are meant to be and what we will be again.  We thank you that you are moving on our behalf, that you have heard our prayers and cries.  As is stated in the pledge we declare that we are one nation, under you God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.  Hope and Joy are our portion as you reclaim your land, bring justice, and pour out on us our inheritance.  Amen.

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