The Importance of History

UNDERSTANDING THE PAST IS A KEY TO YOUR FUTURE 
History Repeats Itself
1664 – King Charles II and the British passed a law making it illegal to hold church meetings of over five people.

It prohibited “… more than five persons in addition to members of the family, for any religious…”

1665 – The Five Mile Act prohibiting clergymen from Admiral Penn preaching or living within five miles of a town unless they swore never again to resist government

1670 – William Penn defiled the government and preached the Gospel I London. When the jury refused to convict Penn, the entire Jury was thrown in jail. 
God is in control of History  

1682 – In repayment for a debt owed to Admiral Penn (Williams father), King Charles II, gave his son William Penn land in America (45,000 sq. miles) and named it Pennsylvania. 

While most countries demanded that citizens believe as the government dictated, Penn’s colony was a “holy experiment” where Christians, Jews, and others who believed in God could live together in religious toleration.

1701 – Penn wrote, “… because no people can be truly happy though under the greatest enjoyments of civil liberties if abridged of the freedom of their consciences as to their religious profession and worship.”

This was indeed AMERICAN FAITH!

THERE IS A GLOBAL GOAL IN MIND 
 Daniel 7:25 “He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law.” 

Karl Marx, “Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily destroyed.”

Chuck Colson “What sustains the norm? … The desire to avoid negative social judgment from one’s peers. 
Simply stated, out of a desire to avoid reprisal or isolation, people go along with what they think is the popular opinion — even if they object to that opinion personally. Instead of voicing their objections, they remain silent … “

Henry Louis Mencken 
“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. When normal people experience a crisis, they just want to help people get through it; when ambitious politicians see a crisis, they look at it as an opportunity to seize power and push their agenda.” 

Stalin, “Crisis alone permitted the authorities to demand – and obtain – total submission and all necessary sacrifices from its citizens.” 

Isaiah 46:9-10 “Remember the former things of old,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like Me,
Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done,
Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,
And I will do all My pleasure,’”

YOU ARE NOT ALONE 
1 KINGS 19:9,10  “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

“I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they seek to take my life.”

1 Kings 19:18 “I [GOD] have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”

CRISIS IS THE CATALYST FOR EVERY GENERATION 
Every Generation Has A Crisis 

·      Ignore It
·      Join It
·      Solve It 

Change the Narrative 
Let Courage, not fear, guide your Destiny