1-8-2013- NATIONAL DAY OF REPENTANCE


"REMARKS"

THE FOLLOWING IS A REPRODUCED EDICT FROM ABRAHAM LINCOLN, CONCERNING TURNING OUR NATION, AMERICA, TO A NATIONAL DAY OF REPENTANCE AND IS THE SAME AS I TOOK FROM, TO WRITE PRESIDENT BUSH, AND OTHER PEOPLE IN HIGH POSITIONS IN GOVERNMENT AND RELIGION, WITH NOT ONE RESPONDING IN FAITH OR, ACCEPTANCE, TO DO AS REQUESTED.

THIS PROCLAMATION, PROMPTED ME IN MY SPIRIT, TO WRITE THOSE LEADERS, MAY GOD REMEMBER ME FOR MY EFFORTS, TO GET THIS SAME REQUEST, (EDITED BY BROTHER ELLIOTT, "THE CHURCH AT TEXAS") TODAY IN AMERICA, AS IT WAS IN ABRAHAM LINCOLNS DAY.

IT IS SHOCKINGLY EERIE, THAT THIS SAME PROCLAMATION SHOULD ADDRESS AMERICAS NEED FOR THE SAME REPENTANCE, SOME 150 YEARS LATER.

ITS REPENTANCE, OR DEVASTATION!


"NATIONAL DAY OF REPENTANCE"


IT IS THE DUTY OF NATIONS, AS WELL AS OF MEN, TO OWE THEIR DEPENDENCE, UPON THE OVERRULING POWER OF GOD; TO CONFESS THEIR SINS AND TRANSGRESSIONS IN HUMBLE SORROW YET, WITH ASSURED HOPE, THAT GENUINE REPENTANCE WILL LEAD TO MERCY AND PARDON; AND TO RECOGNIZE THE SUBLIME TRUTH ANNOUNCED IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES AND PROVEN BY ALL HISTORY, THAT THOSE NATIONS ARE BLESSED, WHOSE GOD IS THE LORD.

WE KNOW THAT BY HIS DIVINE LAW, NATIONS, LIKE INDIVIDUALS, ARE SUBJECTED TO PUNISHMENTS AND CHASTISEMENTS IN THE WORLD. MAY WE NOT JUSTLY FEAR THAT THE AWFUL CALAMITY OF TERRORISM AND WAR, WHICH NOW ENVELOPS THE LAND, MY BE A PUNISHMENT INFLICTED UPON US, FOR OUR PRESUMPTUOUS SINS, TO THE NEEDFUL END OF OUR NATIONAL REFORMATION AS A WHOLE PEOPLE?

WE HAVE BEEN THE RECIPIENTS  OF THE CHOICEST BOUNTIES OF HEAVEN; WE HAVE BEEN PRESERVED THESE MANY YEARS, IN PEACE AND PROSPERITY; WE HAVE GROWN IN NUMBERS, WEALTH, AND POWER, AS NO OTHER NATION HAS EVER GROWN.

BUT, WE HAVE FORGOTTEN GOD.

WE HAVE FORGOTTEN THE GRACIOUS HAND WHICH PRESERVED US IN PEACE AND MULTIPLIED, AND ENRICHED, AND STRENGTHENED US, AND WE HAVE VAINLY IMAGINED IN THE DECEITFULNESS OF OUR HEARTS, THAT ALL THESE BLESSINGS WERE PRODUCED BY SOME SUPERIOR WISDOM AND VIRTUE OF OUR OWN.

INTOXICATED WITH UNBROKEN SUCCESS, WE HAVE BECOME TO SELF SUFFICENT, TO FEEL THE NECESSITY OF REDEEMING AND PRESERVING GRACE, TOO PROUD, TO PRAY TO THE GOD THAT MADE US.

IT HAS SEEMED TO ME FIT AND PROPER, THAT GOD SHOULD SOLEMNLY, REVERENTLY, AND GRATEFULLY  ACKNOWLEDGED, AS WITH ONE HEART AND ONE VOICE, BY THE WHOLE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

I DO THEREFORE, INVITE MY FELLOW CITIZENS, IN EVERY PART OF THE UNITED STATES, AND ALSO TO THOSE WHO ARE AT SEA, AND THOSE WHO ARE SOJOURNING IN FOREIGN LANDS, SO TO SET APART AND OBSERVE A NATIONAL DAY OF REPENTANCE ADN ASK OUR BENEFICENT FATHER, WHO DWELLS IN THE HEAVENS, TO FORGIVE AMERICA AND RENEW IN AMERICA, A PURE SPIRIT. 

MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA AGAIN, TO HIS GLORY.


ABRAHAM LINCOLN  1863

THANKSGIVING DAY PROCLAMATION

(REVISED BY "THE CHURCH AT TEXAS", FOR AMERICA TODAY)