Philadelphia, PA–military occupation

October 17, 2016

In preparation for the upcoming elections, we are looking at our nation’s origins in Philadelphia.

The role of Philadelphia as the headquarters of the revolutionary government made it the objective of British General Howe’s campaign of 1777. After Howe defeated Washington’s forces south of the city, the congress fled, and Philadelphia was occupied by the British through the winter of 1777-78. The continental army camped outside the city at Valley Forge, and fighting occasionally flared up.
Howe’s occupation of Philadelphia proved meaningless. The new government simply moved to York, Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1778, a change of generals and of war plans led the British army to evacuate the city and return to New York, opening the way for reconvening the congress in Philadelphia.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 NLT
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.

Our Father in heaven,

You are the God of our salvation. Put aside Your anger against us once more. Our nation has sinned, and put our faith in human constructs and false gods. Will You be angry with us always? Will You prolong Your wrath to all generations?
Revive Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Show her Your unfailing love and grant her Your salvation. Surely Your salvation is near to those who fear You so that Your land in Philadelphia will be filled with Your glory.

Christians of Philadelphia, take the mind of Christ Jesus:

Though he was God,
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
he took the humble position of a slave
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,
he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

May it be so in Philadelphia. “Glory!” We declare, “Glory over Philadelphia!” Amen.
Psalm 85:4-9, Philippians 2:6-11

References: History of the United States by Douglas Brinkley, Encyclopedia Britannica

Centenary of Planned Parenthood

October 16, 2016

From Breitbart: Planned Parenthood was founded 100 years ago today.

Matthew 25:40 (AMP)
The King will answer and say to them, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it for Me.’

O Father,
Tens of millions of lives destroyed. Tens of millions of lives created in Your image.
We are an iniquitous nation. Have mercy.

General Washington’s response to the Declaration of Independence

October 16, 2016

“The General hopes this important Event will serve as a fresh incentive to every officer, and soldier, to act with Fidelity and Courage, as knowing that now the peace and safety of his Country depends (under God) solely on the success of our arms: And that he is now in the service of a State, possessed of sufficient power to reward his merit, and advance him to the highest Honors of a free Country.”

— George Washington, General Orders, July 9, 1776

Psalm 22:28
For the kingdom is the LORD’S And He rules over the nations.

1 Chronicles 29:12
Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.

Acts 17:26
And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation.

You are Sovereign, Lord God Almighty, over the United States of America. We thank You for the blessings that You have bestowed upon our nation. Our strength and success, even the very continuance of this nation, are in Your hand.
We bless the United States of America, and we bless the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where our independence was declared and decreed.
Amen and Amen.

Philadelphia, PA–Abraham Clark

October 15, 2016

In preparation for the national elections, we are looking at our nation’s roots in Philadelphia, PA.

Abraham Clark was an American politician and Revolutionary War figure. He was delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress where he signed the Declaration of Independence and later served in the United States House of Representatives in both the Second and Third United States Congress.

Nothing short of the Almighty Power of God can Save us-it is not in our Numbers, our Union, or our Valour that I dare trust.

2 Samuel 22:33 GNT
This God is my strong refuge; he makes my pathway safe.

Almighty God,
Nothing short of Your Power can save the United States of America at this juncture. We do not trust in our numbers, our union, or our valor. We place our trust in You. Amen.

Philadelphia, PA–George Read

October 14, 2016

In preparation for the national elections, we are examining our roots in Philadelphia, PA.

George Read was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware, a U.S. Senator from Delaware and Chief Justice of Delaware.
George Read and Richard Bassett of Delaware helped to draft the Delaware Constitution of 1776. It required the following oath for all government officers:

I, ________, do profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and the Holy Ghost, one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration.

2 Timothy 3:16 Names of God Bible
Every Scripture passage is inspired by God. All of them are useful for teaching, pointing out errors, correcting people, and training them for a life that has God’s approval.

Almighty God,
You are indeed our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ Your only Son. Jesus Christ learned obedience by the things which he suffered, and being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.
Almighty God, You are not the author of confusion, but of peace. We stand in agreement with all of the scripture that has been read out loud in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania through the ages and declare, “Peace!” to this city. Amen.

Hebrews 5:8-9, 1 Corinthians 14:33

Philadelphia, PA–Lyman Hall

October 14, 2016

Georgia governor and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Lyman Hall’s epitaph reads as follows:

“Beneath this stone rest the remains of the Hon. Lyman Hall, Formerly Governor of this State, who departed this life the 19th of Oct., 1790, in the 67th year of his age.”
”In the cause of America he was uniformly a patriot. In the incumbent duties of a husband and a father he acquitted himself with affection and tenderness. But, reader, above all, know from this inscription that he left the probationary scene as a true Christian and an honest man.”

Proverbs 10:9 ESV
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.
Amen. We declare it so in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Proverbs 11:3 ESV
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
Amen. We declare it so in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ephesians 4:25 ESV
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
Amen. We declare it so in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia, PA–Oliver Wolcott

October 13, 2016

In preparation for the election, we are examining our nation’s roots in Philadelphia, PA.

Oliver Wolcott (1726 – 1797) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and also the Articles of Confederation as a representative of Connecticut.

Through various scenes of life, God has sustained me. May He ever be my unfailing friend; may His love cherish my soul; may my heart with gratitude acknowledge His goodness; and may my desires be to Him and to the remembrance of His name….May we then turn our eyes to the bright objects above, and may God give us strength to travel the upward road. May the Divine Redeemer conduct us to that seat of bliss which He himself has prepared for His friends; at the approach of which every sorrow shall vanish from the human heart and endless scenes of glory open upon the enraptured eye. There our love to God and each other will grow stronger, and our pleasures never be dampened by the fear of future separation. How indifferent will it then be to us whether we obtained felicity by travailing the thorny or the agreeable paths of life – whether we arrived at our rest by passing through the envied and unfragrant road of greatness or sustained hardship and unmerited reproach in our journey. God’s Providence and support through the perilous perplexing labyrinths of human life will then forever excite our astonishment and love. May a happiness be granted to those I most tenderly love, which shall continue and increase through an endless existence. Your cares and burdens must be many and great, but put your trust in that God Who has hitherto supported you and me; He will not fail to take care of those who put their trust in Him….It is most evident that this land is under the protection of the Almighty, and that we shall be saved not by our wisdom nor by our might, but by the Lord of Host Who is wonderful in counsel and Almighty in all His operations.

Our Father in heaven,
You are the Almighty. O Lord of hosts, You command the angel armies.
We acknowledge Your goodness to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Through Your providence and support, what great things have been wrought! You will not fail to take care of those who put their trust in You.
Our nation is in a “perilous perplexing labyrinth of human life.” Have mercy. Have mercy, Lord. Have mercy. Turn the eyes of the Christians to You.
We loose the angels of guidance over Philadelphia! We loose the angels of wisdom and light! We loose the angels of life! Amen.

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