The Mountain of Destiny

​Joshua 14:9-12“It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to owe their dependence upon the over rulingpower of God and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.” Abraham Lincoln

“THAT DAY” IN SCRIPTURE
 DISTINCT DAY
 MARKED OUT IN ADVANCE 
 A RADICAL CHANGE IN PERSPECTIVE

 REQUIRES NEW STRATEGIES
Three Mountains Worth Taking:
THE MOUNTAIN OF DESTINY
Joshua 14:9 “…Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.”

Christopher Columbus “It was the Lord who put into my mind, I could feel His hand upon me…. There is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit, because He comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures….

 YOUR FAITH ENVISIONS YOUR DESTINY
 YOUR OBEDIENCE SECURES YOUR

DESTINY
Job 12:22-25 “He makes nations great, and destroys them;He enlarges nations, and guides them. He takes away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth,And makes them wander in apathless wilderness.

THE MOUNTAIN OF SACRIFICE
Joshua 14:10-11 “And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day,eighty-five years old. As yet I am as strong[determined strength] this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.”

 STRENGTH COMES FROM THE LORD
 DETERMINATION COMES FROM YOU

“Radical obedience to Christ is not easy…It’s not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us.” David Platt

THE MOUNTAIN OF FREEDOM
Joshua 14:12 “Now therefore, GIVE ME THIS MOUNTAIN of which the Lord spoke In That Day; for you heard In That Day how the Anakim [giants] were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said.”

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn “The absence of any clear reference to America in end-time prophecy is a warning of America’s fall from its position of head of nations—the end of the American age.”

 YOUR INHERITANCE IS TO BE “TAKEN”

 GIANTS DO NOT GIVE UP – YOU HAVE

TO DRIVE THEM OUT
General Douglas MacArthur “History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.”G. K. Chesterton famously observed, “America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed.”

That creed is set forth most clearly in the Declaration of Independence, by which the American colonies announced their separation from Great Britain. The Declaration is a timeless statement of inherent rights, the proper purposes of government, and the limits on political authority.

The Declaration of Independence is significant not because it announced America’s separation from Great Britain but because it proclaimed the conditions that underlie legitimate political authority and the proper ends of government based on the sovereignty of the people.
battlefields of the world today are hallowed and holy to every American, and we pause to give them our highest honors, humbly realizing the sacred trust that these, our war dead,have handed to us.

Memorial Day, few people will take time on this national holiday to pause and remember to thank God for the over 1 million soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen and coast guardsmen who have laid down their lives in service to our country since the founding of the Continental Army in 1775.

President Garfield “For the love of country they accepted death and thus resolved all doubts and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

Luke 21:25 “…distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring.”Jesus Christ told us that there would be a day when the distress of the nations would ring out across the globe. To this distress would be added, “perplexity” which refers to “at being at a loss as what to do” or “to be at their wits end.” The moral and spiritual bankruptcy of nations and people will finally reach a climax – the scope of complexity and the overload of information will stretch man to his limit They grope in the dark without light,And He makes them stagger like a drunken man.”

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator 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,

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.James Madison once said, “All power is originally vested in, and consequently derived from, the people.”

And Thomas Jefferson said, “Governments are instituted among men,deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Our founding fathers did not intend to allow a single individual to establish law that permits the infringement upon Individual liberties recognized in the Constitution.

Christopher Columbus “It was the Lord who put into my mind, I could feel His hand upon me…. There is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit, because He comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures….

Rhode Island Charter 1638 “We submit our persons, lives, and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and to all those absolute laws He has given in His Holy Word.”

George Washington inaugural address (1789) to Congress: “…it would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations and whose providential aide can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States…”
Alexis de Tocqueville, “I sought for the greatness and strength of America in her commodious harbors and her rivers, but I didn’t find it there; in her fertile fields and boundless prairies, but I didn’t find it there; not until I went into the churches and found pulpits aflame with righteousness, then I discovered the source of strength in America…America is great because America is good and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 “When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 14  IF My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

C.H. Spurgeon “Brethren, we want renewed appearances, fresh manifestations, new visitations from on high; and I commend to those of you who are getting on in life, that while you thank God for the past, and look back with joy to his visits to you in your early days, you now seek and ask for a second visitation of the Most High.”

William Booth “I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance,salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.”