Our Pursuit of Happiness
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.
(from our Declaration of Independence
For you modern
Christians out there, please note the correct wording: Life, LIBERTY
and the pursuit of Happiness - not Life, 'Love' and the pursuit of Happiness,
or the pursuit of entertainment (fun). This ecumenical world is so
full of unnatural & unGodly 'love' today. Today's love is all
according to man's own wishes and ways & as God says it, it is an unnatural
affection. It is all a result of more Biblical ignorance existing
in the world and in our own country than Christianity has ever seen since
the Holy Bible was put into print.
our 'way of life' changing suddenly as a result of this recent "Attack
on America", and while there is still freedom to do such, we must seriously
turn again to the Scriptures to see what it is that we are to pursue in
our day to day pursuit of Happiness.
Christians, do we need to be reminded that these "certain unalienable
Rights" are all given to us by God? Look around and we will see
that man is trying to take these over into his control.
Life is that life that is
given by God and is given only through His only Begotten Son Jesus Christ.
that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not
life. I John 5:12 Our
physical life is also in God's hands, but not all Americans lives are in
God's hands regarding their eternal life. I Timothy
6:9 But they that will be rich fall into
temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which
drown men in destruction and perdition. This snare
is the ... the snare of the devil, who are
taken captive by him at his will. II
a true & glorious liberty, again it must come from God! The liberty
that has made America so famous and envious by the entire world was designed
after the Liberty that God gives His children! It IS a glorious liberty
that God's children have and still have, but, sad for me to say, it WAS
a glorious liberty that Americans HAD!
We see now, more than ever before,
the unsaved politicians and educators in America have been given an open
door to redesign America's liberty. As I have said earlier, since
America got rid of the words of God that designed our original and glorious
liberty, the opportunity now exists for America to redesign it's own liberty
- but this time, it will be designed by it's own words.
Over the years, America has had its
own "false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy
out our liberty which we have in America, that they might bring us into
bondage." And, as it has been happening to Christians, it has
also been happening to Americans regarding their liberty in Jesus Christ.
that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily
to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring
us into bondage: Galatians 2:4
not take heed to Galatians 5:1 Stand
fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be
not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Had
America stood fast, America would still be standing strong and be under
God's perfect guidance and care.
4:9 But now, after that ye have known God,
or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly
elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
The American that has enjoyed liberty for many many years is now returning
again to the weak and beggarly elements as these folks are demanding the
government to do almost everything for them. From personal health
& welfare to safety & personal protection - even to the point of
letting the government and news media do their thinking for them, in the
midst of a great freedom, Americans are choosing again to retun to bondage!
liberty that had made America so great is being exchanged for security
because of the scared and gutless Americans who want the government to
provide their safety instead of them protecting their own selves, as the
Constitution designed. According to Ben Franklin, those people don't
deserve liberty or security!
will soon have neither liberty nor security!
for the want of a gun, the Constitution, and the KJV Bible!
Americans, we have been in this situation before - but this time around,
we have no God,
we will soon have no guns and we obviously don't have the guts to go back
to God and guns! There will be no revolution this time. The
enemy has already snuck into our homes and has led captive silly women
laden with sins away, and as a man named Benjamin Martin, who was eventually
driven to war himself many years ago, said, "This 'war' will not be
fought on the frontier or on some distant battlefield, but amongst us,
among our homes; our children will learn of it with their own eyes.
Well, the America designed by God is near death and the America that
will be reborn will not be one born of God.
This past week,
we have gone from 'Attack on America', to 'America Mourns', to 'America
Rebuilds', to 'America Unites'. We will soon be going to 'America Redesigned'
& 'America in Bondage'. Such a shame and unnecessary series of
events, but not surprising, eh? America is just joining the ranks of those
nations that have rejected God's words. Jeremiah
6:19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will
bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because
they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.
as Christians - as Bible believing Christians - we must accept the fate
of this New America! We must obey the Scriptures and continue to
pray for its leaders! If we stay in this Book, we can still have
a total & complete understanding of what is happening within and to
our families, with our friends in this country and those we have met around
returns to bondage, more than ever before, we must look into this Book
to search out 'what' & 'where' true happiness can be found in this
new world. That is the happiness we should be pursuing.
According to the King James
Know the Real
and True God!
... happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.
Psalm 128:1,2 Blessed
is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou
shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall
be well with thee.
Proverbs 16:20b ...whoso
trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
118:8 - It is better to trust in
the LORD than to put confidence in man. (Not
in our friends, riches, self, education, science, career, etc.)
Psalms 146:5 Happy
is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD
This is the God who can: 1) create; 2) keep the truth forever;
3) execute judgment; 4) give food to the hungry or let them starve; 5)
keep or release prisoners; 6) open eyes blinded physically and spiritually;
7) raise the those who are bowed down; 8) loveth the righteous; 9) preserve
anything He wants; 10) relieve the fatherless; 11) turn the way of the
wicked; 12) reign on this earth; 13) affect your body, soul & spirit.
There is no other God! Only One can be worshipped and He must be
worshipped in John
4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship
him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall
Keeps you out of trouble, keeps your fellowship
close with the Lord; Keeps you serving God; keeps you out of sin; and keeps
you abhorring evil, etc. Also, we can't ever let our guard down!
Job 5:17 (17-27)
happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening
of the Almighty...
Remember God's order in regards to discipline - 1st - WORDS; 2nd -
Thorn in the flesh; 3rd - the pruning knife; last - the Rod! Hebrews
12:11 Now no chastening for the
present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth
the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
happy, peaceful & Godly home & family!
Psalm 127:1-5 Except
the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the
LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you
to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he
giveth his beloved sleep. Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and
the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of
a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that
hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall
speak with the enemies in the gate.
Lots of attack on the home from outside the home
and INSIDE the home! Don't let the devil and the world spoil the
joy of your family. Our children will not be ashamed and shall speak
with the enemies in the gate ONLY if they can be homeschooled and taught
Simplicity of a Single Authority in the King James Bible
Happiness is in the Book - From God, through
Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit, through that Bible!
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and
the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies:
and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length
of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She
is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one
that retaineth her.
Mercy on the Poor
that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor,
happy is he.
Are they truly poor? Lot of folks today
are not 'really' poor. But if so, give them mercy, not hatred.
II Cor 9:9; Psalm 112:9; Prov 14:31;19:17;
Out of Love for God
... he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Your love for God is why we follow that Book! (It also gives us a clean
If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
Those things are in verse 16 - pulpit humility as well as Christian
your Position as God's Child
Romans 14:22 Hast
thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth
not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
Remember, we are dead! It is the sin that dwelleth within us!
Get up and get going, again!
Hardness as a Soldier
I also believe that this new America will make
it difficult for us to pursue happiness according to God's Book - they
will demand a different and perverted type of happiness - but we must endure.
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience
of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful,
and of tender mercy.
Offences will come - count on it!
Matthew 18:7 Woe unto the world because
of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man
by whom the offence cometh! Romans 4:25
was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
for Righteousness sake, not for stupid things, etc.
We must be willing to suffer for righteousness's sake -
I Peter 3:14-16
But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not
afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God
in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that
asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers,
they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
Do we even know the answers for ourselves - do
we understand the situation, or do we err in our not knowing the scriptures,
nor the power of God ourselves?
II Timothy 3:12
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy
the pleasures of sin for a season;
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;
if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
I Corinthians 12:26 And
whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member
be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
I Timothy 4:10
For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the
living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
II Timothy 1:12 For
the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed:
for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep
that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Times are Coming - Don't Let 'them' Steal Your Happiness in the Lord!
I Peter 4:12-16
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try
you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch
as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall
be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached
for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God
resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part
he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief,
or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if any
man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify
God on this behalf.
If our happiness is based on God and the Book,
then HE will be glorified. If we continue to give our life to God,
then we can expect things to get challenging now, but if we also give God
our obedience, then He will lead us through it all!
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