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September 2004   Kevin Bearly
 
Maintaining Our Vision By Kevin Shannon Bearly

MAINTAINING OUR VISION

PROVERBS 29:18 “Where the men have no vision, the people perish."

Our nation was founded because courageous men shared a vision. That vision entailed a concept of Liberty rarely experienced in the long history of mankind.

Our founding fathers realized that the true author of liberty is the one and only true and living God, who literally created the universe by speaking it into existence. They believed that God is the true sovereign over mankind, not government.

They acknowledged that government was to be in submission to God, and that government was to protect the inalienable rights of all mankind.

They realized that man was to be in submission to government only as long as government was in submission to God.

As a result of this great vision, many people made great sacrifices to bring about through the providence of God our great Republic, founded upon Christian principles.

They overcame obstacles and evil forces as great as or greater than those we face today.

They did so to a large degree because they never lost sight of their shared vision, and because they continuously sought out the help of God almighty.

As I write to you patriots today, I do so realizing that for many of you, our shared vision of Restoring Our Republic has become blurred. It is no longer clear to you.

Many good Americans have lost faith in our ability to win this great spiritual and geo-political battle between the faithful remnant and the seemingly unstoppable forces marshalling us towards a Godless New World Order.

Is it that the vision held by these godless individuals is clearer to them than our vision is to us? Are they more dedicated and willing to sacrifice than we?

You see, we need to realize that our enemy is trying to supplant the ennobling vision of our founding fathers, which they passed on to us with another vision, a strange and evil vision.

They are using the most sophisticated brain washing machine ever used in modern history to try to convince you that you cannot win. And it is a lie!

It is a lie that has the power to damage in the same way that the lie in the Garden of Eden did so many years ago. The reality is that the very God who parted the Red Sea for His people while they were being attacked by Pharaoh and his great army, is on our side!

The God that saved Daniel in the Lion's den is on our side. The God that destroyed forever the anti-Christian government of Rome's Caesar's is on our side.

How dare we buy into the lies of our enemies? Thank God our forefathers did not forsake their vision or their God when the going got tough, and don't for a minute think that the going did not get tough.

And yes it is true, the hour is late; God's judgment has already begun to fall. Western civilization as we know it is clinging precariously to its thin strand of human effort and achievement.

We cannot afford to give up our vision of victory!

All of man's combined attempts, time, wealth, and ability alone are not adequate to hold back the destruction of our nation.

We are engaged in a great spiritual battle between the very forces of Heaven and Hell.

This battle is manifesting itself in the geo-political realm as a battle between liberty and that of global tyranny.

Human weapons alone will not suffice; we must call upon divine intervention as well.

Yet there is hope- hope as great as the goodness and grace of God! The sovereign ruler of the universe stands ever eager to manifest Himself to a generation that has never clearly seen God.

He is ready to extend His mercy on our nation’s behalf.

All the resources of God almighty are at our disposal! He rules in all the affairs of men. “He turns the King's heart whithersoever He will."

Nothing is too hard for God. There is no condition He cannot change.

God wants to come and bless our land today. He wants to heal us and forgive our nations grievous sins.

He wants to raise high in our nation the standard of His holiness.

But if judgement is to be averted, we must meet God's conditions. Four thousand years ago, when Israel was an infant nation, God knew that they would eventually sin and experience His consequent judgement.

Thinking of the time when Israel would be at the end of her resources and in a hopeless condition, much like America today, God made a wonderful promise:

"If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land" (II Chron. 7:14).

If there was ever a time when we as a people need to seek God and cry out to Him for mercy, it is now.

Now is the time for our nation to once again turn to Him, to commit to rebuilding the spiritual foundations that have been destroyed. As you may know, this is part of the mission statement of The Welch Foundation.

Sin separates a nation from God. Sin separates this nation from God. But we are not without hope.

I agree that the picture has a dark background, but I would like to place a lantern of hope high a top a hillside.

We must return to the faith of our fathers.

We must go to our knees in humility and prayer.

The crises is acute.

The danger is imminent.

Time is running out.

The choice is clear.

America, it is repent or perish.

The question is which way America?

I see a turning of the tide.

I see a growing number of individuals and organizations who are making a real difference. We feature them on our radio program The Welch Report almost every week. We are involved in our new The Right Source project to form a broad coalition with many of them even as I write.

The major media does not tell you much about them or their victories. But they are out there. And they are working day in and day out. And more and more people are becoming informed and active.

And the evil house of cards being built by the forces of tyranny may be closer than we can ever imagine to falling because God is using His faithful remnant to do His work.

Maybe he is waiting to see how faithful we will be. He did not give our forefathers an easy victory; neither will he give us one.

Will you make the necessary sacrifice? Will you pledge your sacred honor, your financial resources, and your lives for the cause of Liberty?

Will you maintain the vision of our founding fathers which arose from the sacred pages of the bible, and to which we in The Welch Foundation have pledged ourselves?

Remember that the pain that our nation now feels does not have to be the agonizing pain of death. Rather it can be--- it must be----the rejoicing pain of birth----the rebirth of our nation.

Sincerely,

Kevin Shannon Bearly Associate Director The Welch Foundation Host, The Welch Report Radio Program with Kevin Shannon