Revelation 2:4: "Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place- unless you repent."

Our Lord, in having John to write to one of the seven churches in Asia, the Church at Ephesus. He tells them to remember from where they had fallen and then He tells them that if they don’t He would remove their lampstand. Lampstand illuminate’s things and gives off light so it has influence. He was saying He would take away their influence.

We as the Church today, should be concerned that the Lord will take away our influence and yet we see that very thing is happening today. The world is going to Hell in a handbasket and the church sets back and watches.

Do we not see how far we have fallen? History teaches that our forefathers founded this country on a Biblical world view. The Branches of government we have, come from Isaiah 33:22. In the early 1800’s the two best selling books were the New England Primer and the Bible, the Bible being first.

In schools, the New England Primer was used, and Scripture and Prayer was taught, how to use God’s law. Then came John Dewey, which the Dewey System for Libraries came along and said there is no God, no room for moral absolutes.

When Harvard was established and founded by the Puritans, they said, “The end of all study is to know God” And the motto of Harvard was Truth for Christ, today it is just truth. The seal at Columbia contained scripture. When the Northwest Ordinance was signed Article 3 stated that Religion must be taught in school. Noah Webster stood in Church one Sunday and testified that “God was leading him to write a dictionary”. The rotunda in our nations’ capitol is all religious.

Go back and read the speeches that our fore fathers gave and see how many times they referred to the Lord Jesus, how many times they stated that you can’t have order which comes from absolute morality without a Biblical World View. John Adams stated that our Constitution was made only for religious and moral people.

When the Mayflower Compact is taught in your taxpayer schools, the real purpose of why the Pilgrims came is left out: to establish a foothold for the Kingdom of God and to be free to worship.

We look around us today and we don’t even recognize our own country. There are those who are trying to dethrone The Lord God Almighty from His throne and replace it with the state. How far have we fallen, when political correctness means more to people than the word of God, which is under attack.

Hosea 13:6 says, “When they had pasture, they were filled; They were filled, and their heart was exalted; Therefore, they forgot me."

It is time that we as Christians and a church stood up and voiced our opinion. It is time that we as God’s people stood upon the word of God without wavering. The Lord has not called us just to go along with the world, He has called us to come out from the word and to stand, in fact it says, “having done all to stand” May I ask, have you done all to stand?

Pastor Lee Cruse, I believe that there is a battle on the horizon and the storm clouds are gathering. May the Lord give us grace and strength to stand in the power of the Lord and His might. But stand!