Independence Day by Russ Payne


This 4th of July Americans need to ponder the powerful wisdom of Sam Adams, the will of our Founding fathers expressed at the Continental Congress in July 1776 to return from the chaos that rules our nation today back to our moral anchor the Author of Liberty:
“We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and … from the rising to the setting sun, may His kingdom come.” 
Our Constitution undergirded by the eternal biblical wisdom of the Declaration of Independence demands Independence from the despotic rule of the rest of the world. It demands obedience! To implement our nations uniqueness  in all history.  Because our American Republic is founded on  the premise that: “We are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights…. and among these are “life , liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This is the recipe for liberty, and why for over two hundred years the enemies of God and the Constitution have been busy trying to eliminate  our nations founding documents from our history. For these are our birth certificates, for without their controls on government,  they think they will dethrone God. Today, it is for shame, well organized and financed forces of evil both within and outside our government, called the “Deep State, labor to destroy our American heritage.  Perhaps this is why we have so many hypocrite’s who   wave the flag on the 4th of July while they promote the UN world government goal of the “New World Order.”
We suffer these troubles of our times because generations of Americans have  been governed by politicians whose educations have been remiss of the great heroics of our Christian forbears. How many have been taught the spiritual fire that breathed liberty in 1775 by Patrick Henry was the “Invisible Hand?” And that it ignited from the fiery pulpits of Christian churches from 1740’s and 50’s by liberty minded pastors called the Black Regiment? Listen to Jedidiah Morse words from his, Annals of the American Revolution: “The Prayers and public discourses  of clergy,… who were friends to their country, (there were few who were not) breathed the spirit of patriotism;…”
John Stark.s life exemplified New Hampshire’s burning desire for liberty, with his words “Live Free or Die” motto of our state of New Hampshire.  But his message is incomplete without what follows, “death is not the worst of evils.” This high standard of moral conviction also burned hotly in the heart of Pastor Samuel Langdon from the Granite State. Perhaps these are only words to us, to these men they meant life or death. After battle of Bunker Hill, Landon another member of the Black Robe Regiment, became Chaplin. His fervor for independence sounded in his words from his sermon in June of 1775: “This is God’s cause…. We should be unworthy of the fathers and mothers who landed on Plymouth Rock if we do not cheerfully bear what Providence shall put upon us in the great conflict before us. I had two sons at Bunker Hill, and one of them, you know, was slain. The other did his duty, and for the future God must do with him what seemeth best.  I had thought I would stay here with the church, but my minister is going, and I will shoulder my musket and go, too.”
South to Virginia in that same year, the same spiritual fire was breathed in the   sermon, of Black Robe Regiment,  Pastor Peter Muhlemberg challenging his congregation: “There is a time for all things — a time to preach and a time to pray;’” but these times had  passed away;” and then with a trumpeting voice blasting through the church , he exclaimed ,; “ There is a time to fight, and that time has now come.’”  After ripping off his ecclesiastical robe he stood before them in full uniform of a Virginia Colonel while the drums beat: “almost the entire audience capable of bearing arms, nearly 300 men joined to fight with Muhlemberg.” Honoring such heroic courage was popular in the early years of our Republic. For in the U.S. Capital building stands a statue of Colonel Muhlemberg a leader of the Black Robe Regiment. It’s for shame that our wimpish leaders allow revolutionary Marxist to tear them down.
God’s intervention to build this great Republic won the victory through many great Christian patriots. This 4th of July, let us as Americans look back for inspiration at how history reveals He worked through these great men of God. The anti-independence Tories on the front row of St. John’s church sure felt heat of Patrick Henry’s, Give Me liberty or Give Me Death” challenge to their “complacent, business is good, why rock the boat attitude.” Near the end of Henry’s thundering oration, the flames got hotter, reflecting in his countenance: eyewitness accounts have said his face was “crimson” and the veins in his neck were like white whipcords.” He was building a fire for liberty and independence from the rule of King George with his final words to the overflow audience that warm March day with many observing  at open windows when he said:
“Is life so dear , and peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?  Forbid it , Almighty God ! I know not what course others make take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! After this moving challenge before God, a silence hovered over the church for about a minute. Then the thundering roar with clenched fist exploded in the cry, “To arms!”
The Fourth of July brings back many memories like the above history of the great acts of moral courage. “Once there were such men, “may God give us more like these great Christian patriots!” I have shared these memories to help keep them alive. Don’t let our contemporary politician’s hypocrisy celebrate Independence Day: waving the flag in celebration, to hide   their vote for every United Nations program that challenges our independence: a goal to “totally destroy of our nation.” Reflecting back to all the miraculous incidents that brought victory for American independence at   his 1789 first inaugural address, President George Washington’s powerful insight tells us how God had guided and provided victory against what seemed to be impossible odds.  These are his words that should inspire us today to fight for our liberty by demanding obedience to the Constitution:  
“No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.” 
The Invisible Hand is still there, let us pray for His guidance. And educate our families to know the Constitution, so accountability may become a straight jacket of control to limit leaders who lust for power. We in New Hampshire are blessed to have Camp Constitution’s Annual Summer Camp to be held July 17th-22,2022 in Plainfield, NH at Singing Hills Christian Camp. Check it out at