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Is This The American Dream

Updated on August 4, 2011
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Pastor Michael has been in the ministry for 10 years. He currently is pursuing his Master's from Andersonville Theological Seminary.

I recently spoke in a revival meeting in Bellefonte, Pa. It was a challenge for me as I have never spoken for an hour. I was quite intimidated as I have two years of online Bible College compared to three other seminary taught preachers. All four of our messages blended on the topic of revival in America. We all spoke on the United States of America turning back to the Christian nation we were founded as and letting God have His rightful place in America.

Several references were made throughout the day of the founding fathers creating a nation with the purpose of worshipping God openly and freely. They had a dream the American Dream, freedom to worship God. To see this dream through they took a stand that they would not fear what men could do to them. In this instance the worlds strongest army from England. They had a dream and they were going to see it through.

A church Bible study we recently had gave a few insights as to what a lot of Christian college students believe is the American Dream. That dream is so distorted from reality of the true dream our founding fathers had it almost left the creator out. A college student there told us of how the general consensus of students were a bit askew-ed. The feeling in general is that their lives through education will be as follows. They will receive a great high paying job.

They will have a luxury car.

They will buy a big house.

They will have 2.5 children.

They will have this because God wants them to prosper in their lives. Every now and then they will attend a local church and even give a few bucks in the collection plates. Ah, they have come to the American Dream.

Never mind the blood shed to create this land. Never mind those living in poverty at an all time high. Never mind per capita church attendance at an all time low. Never mind pulpit preachers preaching what people want to hear on prosperity and not what "Thus saith the LORD."

The American Dream, to live free to worship God. This is quoted by all the founding fathers in our country. Patrick Henry said," It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this country was founded not by religion but by Christianity not by religionists but by the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

Several books were written on the founding fathers. They all the faith these men had in God that this could be a nation with freedom to worship God openly and freely. They were all of one accord in the desires of their hearts that America was the land of freedom to worship the true holy, sovereign God. The American Dream to live and freely praise God from town to town, state to state. The American Dream that God was the centerpiece of the nation, in our churches, schools and in our government.

The true American Dream worshipping and praising God openly and freely.

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    • skye2day profile image

      skye2day 

      6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Michael Brother I have tears streaming down my cheeks. This is the most proofed hub I have read in a time. I am touched to the inner core. I just wrote a hub master and slave the conclusion is tied in with this. It took great courage to speak at your revival and Praise GOD with HIM you did it. I am sure it was the words of the Spirit on you as is the hub. I am shaking because I feel sad. I am so grateful for the promises of Jesus Christ for HIS Children. I am grateful to be here for a fantastic heartfelt read. This hub makes me want to be even more bold for Our Father and His Son Jesus Christ Saviour of the World. Sending love in Christ and a hug to you and yours. Your sista. Keep on bro. U will!!

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      Isaiah Michael 

      6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Barbara Kay, writerjay,

      Thank you both for your comments. I so agree we need to speak that if we do not people will not hear, It is good to hear that your son is in Bible college what a blessing it has been to me even though it is online and not at a university.

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      Jay Johnson 

      6 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      We have to keep teaching and praying. Teaching the Word of God, and the true history of our country, and fervant prayer;those two things are never wasted efforts. We may not see the progress but Holy Spirit will continue to work in the hearts of man as they are taught. If we don't speak, no one will hear.

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      Barbara Badder 

      6 years ago from USA

      I like your hubs, but everytime I see your profile photo I just love your dog. Springers are just the most beautiful dogs.

      My son is going to Bible college right now, but his goal isn't money. He wants to follow God, so there are a few still left with the right dream.

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      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Quill, kashmir

      Thankyou both for the comments. We must fight to turn this land back to the Holy Sovereign God and find those willing to join that fight. With dedicated people and preachers preaching the Truth we can do all through Him that gives us strength.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      It is such a shame to see how far this country has strayed from the foundation that was formed by the founding fathers of this great country.We need to embrace that framework of God and country once again .

      Awesome and vote up !!!

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      "Quill Again" 

      7 years ago

      Hi Michael... well written and well spoken... all the luxury in the world is no comparison to knowing the Father and having te freedom to commune with him as we do in North America... it is a blessing and until all get back to the basic understanding that all blessings come from above, all is lost in the stuff we expect will be ours.

      Blessing and Hugs from Canada

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Brother you are so right some listening will get it. Some will never get it but we must keep on trying and going

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      William Kovacic 

      7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Michael,

      We truly are so far away. I can feel tears forming in the corner of my eyes. Oh, might we get it right! Keep preaching, my Brother. Some are listening. As for the ones that are not...well.

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