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SPECIAL INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE: INDEPENDENCE, FREEDOM, AND LIBERTY OF INDIVIDUAL CONSCIENCE FROM DICTATORS OF MORALITY AND RELIGIOUS TYRANNY

SPECIAL INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE FROM PASTOR NAT’S DESK:
July 4, 2022

INDEPENDENCE, FREEDOM, AND LIBERTY OF INDIVIDUAL CONSCIENCE FROM DICTATORS OF MORALITY AND RELIGIOUS TYRANNY

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY.” 2 Cor. 3:17. “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me; because the Lord hath anointed Me to preach good tidings [the plan of salvation] unto the meek, He hath sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim LIBERTY to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.” Isa. 61:1, KJV. (see verses 2, 3)

THE DIVINE RIGHT OF INDIVIDUALITY OF RELIGION (or the core meaning, fundamental principle, and transcendent essence of Biblical Religious Liberty).

All prayerful, truth-seeking, Holy Spirit-dependent, childlike yet diligent searchers of “the deep things of God” and the sacred “treasures” and “mysteries” of the Holy Scriptures, enfolded in its parables and prophecies, are better-equipped in these closing hours of probation, to distinguish Satan’s masterful counterfeits from the genuine. By sharpened spiritual discernment, honed by constant use, they will properly interpret current events by “the law and testimony” of the the interlocking and sequenced prophecies of Daniel and Revelation.

Focus on the specific entities, as revealed through their prophetic symbols, and the end-time final crises over the all-encompassing twin-issues of worship and religion, that they are responsible for, as delineated in Revelation 13. Consider the following enlightening definition of terms so critically relevant to what is rapidly forming right now in the political, legal, and religious institutions. Bone up on the First Amendment and the “Establishment Clause.”‘ To be forewarned is to to be forearmed, but only if we take heed! Now this:

RELIGION is ‘the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it.’

“LIBERTY is ‘the state of being exempt from the domination of others, or from restricting circumstances. In ethics and philosophy, the power in any rational agent to make his choices and decide his conduct for himself, spontaneously and voluntarily, in accordance with reasons or motives.”

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY therefore, is man’s exemption from the domination of others, or from restricting circumstances: man’s freedom to make his choices and decide his conduct for himself, spontaneously and voluntarily: IN HIS DUTY TO HIS CREATOR, and in THE MANNER OF DISCHARGING THAT DUTY.” (emphasis in the original)-Alonzo Trevor Jones, “Individuality of Religion.”

May we assert our freedom and liberty from the bondage of sin and error with the faith of the saints and the courage of the martyrs, by the grace of God in Christ Jesus.

Bless all, NMF.

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