“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12 NKJV

When I look at our nation’s dollar bill I cannot help but to smile, I wonder if our forefathers knew the outpouring that was released when they placed the words, “In God We Trust”, on our dollar bill. When the US pledge of allegiance was written and accepted did the writer know that the doors of Heaven would burst open and rain blessings and anointing over the United States because it declared that we were “One nation under God.”

Our nation recently celebrated its Independence from the King of England and while the day was a fun filled day for all  I thank God that I’m a believer because as believers we can celebrate our Dependence on God, the King of all Kings, each and every day.

The bible says, “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (Psalm 91:14)

It is my strong belief that when we as believers claim God, He claims us. Just like He once did for our nation’s founding fathers He has done for us, the believers. God pours out a fresh anointing on His people each and every day. He shields us, and He fights for us because we claimed Him. God has prospered us in the midst of an economic crisis, blessed us while others were losing it all, and healed us and our loved ones when the doctors said there was no hope.

In the beginning, the United States was a nation who claimed God, our Nations written laws were once lined up with God’s laws, sadly the tides are changing for our nation, for we now live in a country that has ripped God out of our public schools and now our schools are out of control. We’ve voted into law behavior that violates God and His laws and now our nation is in turmoil. As children of God I think it is important that we come together right now and stand for God, claim God, do not compromise on God’s law for the sake of harmony, claim Him not just in your home and in your church but at the office, in the schools and in the voting booths. Let’s celebrate our dependence on God by claiming Him.

I encourage you to pray for our nation’s leaders, pray for the lawmakers, pray for the President and his family, pray that they may draw near to God so that He may draw near to them. Let’s bring this nation back to a nation who boldly claimed God. In Jesus name we pray, Happy Dependence Day Saints! Amen

Written by Afiya Duncanson

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