Greetings and Salutations, on this ending day of February!
Our Pastor, Dr. James McGaughey, ALWAYS preaches with the touch of God and with the RIGHT message every time. Perhaps I am personally getting right with God, or something…but, his messages recently seem to have an old time flavor to them.
When I was Born Again in August of 1985, I began my spiritual journey on Oliver B. Greene, Maze Jackson, J. Harold Smith, Perry F. Rockwood, Lester Roloff, Harold B. Sightler, and just a host of others. Messages I would hear formed me, shaped me, and molded me into what I am today. Messages that would convict, challenge, and charge me all at the same time.
So, Pastor McGaughey’s messages are hitting spot on, just like yesteryear!
When I first started out, I was charged with reading 4 chapters of scripture per day, read the Proverb that corresponds with the day of the month, memorize scripture, and pray through a Psalm (read it as you pray and appropriate it to myself)
So, today is Feb. 28…Proverb 28.
Look at verse 2, “For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.”
Think about this:
This proverb reveals the sins to a nation are equal to the amount of governmental agents and government regulations. Big Government is a by-product of much sin.
Good Morning America!
Then the latter part of this Proverb reveals that just ONE wise and lawful citizen with God’s power can influence an entire nation…remember Daniel!
Daniel 5:11, “There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;
12 Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.”
The Supreme Court of The United States of America wisely stated in the American Communications Association vs Douds case:
“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error”
(339 US 382, 442, 443)