Our nation has a celebration tomorrow. It has been 240 years since a group of patriots gathered in a hot, stuffy assembly hall in Philadelphia, where 56 of them put their signatures to a document for which they would pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. The vast majority of these men claimed allegiance to Jesus Christ, and declared their dependence upon Him, as they declared their independence from Old England.
To any concerned Christian, the political choices we have before us are disheartening if not downright disastrous. Maybe more believers will begin to get serious about the hope of America being not in the politics, but in prayer; not in republic, but in revival; not in economics but in evangelism.
There are some encouragements to hope in some areas of our nation though. On Mother’s Day, New Hope Baptist Church, a congregation of about 200 people in Burlington North Carolina, began a revival meeting that was scheduled for Monday through Friday of that week. God blessed the meeting in an unusual way, and so they decided to continue another week.
The nightly attendance soon outgrew the capacity of the building, so a local businessman allowed the church the use of his property to set up a large tent. Crowds grew to as large as 5,000, and averaging about 2,400 nightly. This has been going on each night for nearly 9 weeks now and is still continuing. There have been between four and five hundred saved thus far. God still delights in doing things past our comprehension in response to prayer.
Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
An independent Baptist church.