America's Christian Heritage

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:

America was founded by strong believers in Jesus Christ. It was the world's greatest example of freedom and Christian principles. It befriended God's Chosen People, both before and after Israel was reborn as a modern nation. It was blessed by God in keeping with the promise given to Abraham.

I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you
- Genesis 12:3

Prophecy students have wondered for decades why the United States will not apparently be a major player in the Bible’s End Times scenario. Europe is predicted as a Revived Roman Empire, but with a much weaker composition than ancient Rome. Ancient biblical lands will be involved in the prophetic future. They have modern names: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and others. But how could the one great “superpower” of our generation be ignored at the end of this age? Just a few years ago we could not have imagined how rapidly our beloved country would decline.

An honest evaluation of The United States today reveals that we are growing weaker economically, militarily, and above all, spiritually.

Many Churches in America are retreating from a literal interpretation of the Bible, and have allowed the corrupting influences of secular humanism, the sexual revolution, abortion, and other false beliefs and practices to slowly infiltrate their leadership. This change is predicted in the Bible. It is called apostasy, or a “falling away” from the truth.

As a result, our nation is in danger of God's judgment. But like the biblical example of Nineveh, whose people repented in Jonah's days, there could be a great revival first. We are praying for this!

In view of the surprising spiritual aspects of the latest presidential election, and in spite of some people's honest doubts about Donald Trump's migration toward Christian belief and practice, we should have high hopes that our nation will experience another "Great Awakening."

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:14

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Prophetic Significance of America


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American Independence
Church and State
Revival
Apostasy

The Meaning of Memorial Day: Why Do We Celebrate the May Holiday?

Americans are encouraged to observe a moment of silence at 3 p.m... so people could "remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all."
Source: Julia Glum - Newsweek

Harvest America - June 11, 2017:
America, I've Got Good News" - Greg Laurie

The Good News of Jesus Christ is the most important message there is. That's why we're declaring 2017 the Year of Good News and proclaiming the gospel to a world in need through Harvest America—a live nationwide free event on June 11, broadcast live from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, to thousands of host locations across the country—including churches, theaters, and living rooms.

With music from NEEDTOBREATHE, MercyMe, Jordin Sparks, Trip Lee, Phil Wickham, and Brennley Brown, I will present a clear gospel message and together we will deliver the Good News to a nation desperately in need of hope.
Source: Harvest America

Poll: Majority of Americans Think Mainstream Media Publishes 'Fake News'

May 25, 2017 - According to The Harvard-Harris online survey 65 percent of voters believe there is a significant amount of fake news in the mainstream media.
80 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of independents and 53 percent of Democrats reflected this distrust of the media. 84 percent of voters said it is hard to know what news to believe online.
Source: Fox

Prophetic Significance of America


Evangelicals Give Hosannas to Trump Mideast Trip

May 22, 2017 -
Trump delivered a speech Sunday in Saudi Arabia that urged Islamic leaders to "drive out" terrorists, and on a visit Monday to Israel, became the first sitting U.S. president to pray at the Western Wall.

The President also visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and will go to Bethlehem tomorrow.

Source: NewsMax
Dershowitz: Trump's Western Wall Visit 'Powerful Message' - NewsMax
Trump's Quest for Peace in Middle East = NewsMax
Gingrich: Trump Trip Will Be Remembered as 'Historic Turning Point' - NewsMax



Trump: 'Rare opportunity' exists for peace in Middle East

May 22, 2017 - Arriving at Israel's Tel Aviv airport, President Trump was greeted by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In a brief speech Netanyahu expressed his willingness to make peace with the Palestinians. Then President Trump spoke:
We have a rare opportunity to bring stability and peace in this region, defeat terror and create a future of peace... We can only get there by working together – there is no other way.”
Source: Fox
Trump Arrives In Israel For Second Leg Of International Trip - NPR

Saudi foreign minister: Trump visit 'turning point' in US-Islamic relations

May 21, 2017 - Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir praised President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia. He said,
"Today was a truly historic day in the relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States and we believe at the beginning of a turning point in the relationship between the United States and the Arab and Islamic world."
Source: Washington Examiner
Trump tells Muslim leaders to fight ‘Islamic extremism,’ ‘drive terror’ from their lands - Times of Israel
Trump: Mideast 'cannot wait for U.S. power to crush this enemy for them' - Jerusalem Post
President Trump: The Fight Against Terrorism Is a 'Battle Between Good and Evil' - Time
Trump’s historic Saudi visit - Saudi Gazette
Trump, in speech to Muslim leaders, calls for shutting down terror funding - Fox
Trump Calls For Coalition to Stamp Out Extremism - NewsMax

President Trump's first foreign trip: Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, more destinations, details

May 19, 2017 - President Trump will begin a historic trip to many countries today. His tour will include Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican.
Trump will visit the homelands of three major religions -- which no president has done in the same trip before, a senior administration official said Wednesday -- and attend multiple high-profile summits. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will accompany Trump.
Source: NewsDay
Update May 20, 2017 - President Trump, King Salman sign new US-Saudi agreements - Fox live coverage

Special Counsel Will Oversee Russia Investigation

May 18, 2017 -
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein installed George W. Bush-appointed ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel Wednesday to oversee the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Source: Breitbart

Trump fires FBI Director Comey

May 9, 2017 - Today President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, for losing credibility about his handling of the Clinton email probe and other issues.
The president told Comey in a brief letter that he could not “effectively lead” the bureau and called for “new leadership that restores public trust and confidence” in law enforcement.
Source: Fox
Why Comey was fired: DOJ rips handling of Clinton case in ouster - Fox
Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey - NewsMax
Deputy AG says he 'cannot defend' Comey's handling of FBI's investigation of Clinton emails - CNBC
Trump's letter firing FBI Director James Comey - Letters about Comey - President Trump, The Attorney General, and the Deputy Attorney General - CNN

Supreme Court justices show support for church, in Gorsuch's 1st high-profile case

Apr. 20, 2017 - The Supreme Court heard a case yesterday about whether or not a church should be excluded from a government-assisted program to repave playgrounds with safer re-cycled tires. Two contentious issues are involved: religious freedom and taxpayer funding. It appeared that the majority of the justices favored allowing the church to be included.
Gorsuch, the court’s newest member, was subdued by comparison to his active involvement during his first two days of arguments. He only asked a couple brief questions of the state's lawyer near the end of arguments.
Source: Fox

Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court

Apr. 7i, 2017 -
The Senate confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Friday... The 54-45 vote, in which three Democrats crossed party lines to support the appeals court justice, is expected to restore a 5-4 conservative tilt on the bench.
Source: Fox

McConnell vows Gorsuch confirmation this week, says nuclear option 'in hands of Democrats'

Apr. 2, 2017 - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Judge Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week to the Supreme Court.
President Trump’s pick to fill the high court seat of conservative Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, will almost certainly have enough votes early this week in the GOP-controlled Senate.
However, if the Democrats start a filibuster to upset the process, Senate leadership could invoke the so-called "nuclear option," which would stop the filibuster, and only require a majority vote to confirm Gorsuch.
Source: Fox
Live Coverage of Gorsuch Confirmation - Fox

James Dobson erupts on GOP-led Congress: 'Get to work'

Mar. 23, 2017 - Dr. James Dobson, outstanding Christian leader and founder of Focus on the Family and its pro-family, pro-life and pro-America messages, is telling Congress to “get to work.”
They are not moving fast enough,” he said in a statement Thursday. “To members of Congress I say: Get to work! Keep up with the pace of the president, confirm Gorsuch, pass health-care reform, and move down your list.”
During the presidential campaign Dobson said that he believed Trump had come “to accept a relationship with Christ.”
Source: WND
Trump to GOP: Pass Health Bill or Keep 'Disastrous' Obamacare - The vote is scheduled for Friday. Trump gave Republicans an ultimatum: fall in line behind a broad health insurance overhaul or see their opportunity to repeal Obamacare vanish. - NewsMax

White House Calls for Congressional Probe into Alleged Wiretaps

Mar. 5, 2017 -
White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted early Sunday that Congress should investigate President Donald Trump's claims that the Obama administration may have put wiretaps in Trump Tower.

Spicer said, "Potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling.”

Source: NewsMax
Limbaugh warns of 'silent coup' against Trump - WND
Mark Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama’s ‘Silent Coup’ vs. Trump - Breitbart
Trump calls for congressional probe into possible wiretapping of his campaign - Fox
Trump wants congressional probe, won't comment on claims until it's done - USA Today

Trump accuses Obama administration of wiretapping Trump Tower phones

Mar. 4, 2017 -
President Trump made a startling claim Saturday that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower phones tapped in the weeks before the November 2016 election. In early Saturday morning tweets that began at 6:35 a.m., the president said the alleged wiretapping was “McCarthyism” and “Nixon/Watergate.”
Source: Fox
Mark Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama’s ‘Silent Coup’ vs. Trump - Breitbart
64 ways Obama is sabotaging Trump - WND
Limbaugh: 'Deep State' is Obama's 'Shadow Government' - Daily Wire

President Donald Trump Speech to Congress: ‘Believe Once More in America’

Feb. 28, 2017 -
President Donald Trump delivered a dynamic speech to a joint session of Congress, urging lawmakers and Americans to pursue an agenda focused on restoring the American dream, justice, and the rule of law.
Source: Breitbart
Full Text: Trump's First Address to Congress - NewsMax
Trump reversing 'devastating trend,' says Christian leader - WND
Trump, in speech to Congress, calls to ‘restart the engine’ of US economy - Fox
Trump: 'The time for small thinking is over' - WND
Trump Heralds 'New Chapter of American Greatness' - NewsMax
Trump stuns media detractors with 'extraordinary' speech but Washington Post, others still go to war - Fox
Softer Trump storms the Capitol - The Hill

Trump Fumes Over ‘Criminal’ Leaks as Culprits Risk Harsh Penalties

Feb. 16, 2017 - This week Michael Flynn had to resign his job as national security adviser, but the sources of the leak of intelligence information that caused his resignation have apparently committed serious crimes.

Trump said at a Wednesday press conference that information was "illegally – I stress that, illegally – leaked” and said “it’s a criminal act and it’s been going on for a long time, before me, but now it’s really going on.”

Source: US News & World Report
Prison time predicted in Dems' national-security scandal - WND

Meet Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Jan. 31, 2017 - President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the US Supreme Court. He is a member of the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. In his introduction of Gorsuch, President Trump said,

"Judge Gorsuch has a superb intellect, an unparalleled legal education, and a commitment to interpreting the Constitution according to its text. He will make an incredible Justice as soon as the Senate confirms him."

Source: Business Insider
Trump picks Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court - USA Today
Who is Judge Neil Gorsuch? - Fox
A Supreme Successor to Justice Scalia - National Review
Introducing the next Antonin Scalia ... - WND
Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: Religious Freedom Defender Neil Gorsuch - Christianity Today
Evangelical Leaders 'Ecstatic' Over Trump's SCOTUS Pick - NewsMax
Krauthammer: If Dems Filibuster, GOP Goes Nuclear - NewsMax
Judge Gorsuch – just what the voters ordered - OneNewsNow

Trump begins Day Two of presidency with prayers

Jan. 21, 2017 -

Nearly 24 hours after being sworn in as the nation's 45th president, Trump attended a National Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral before traveling to CIA headquarters "to thank the men and women of the intelligence community," spokesman Sean Spicer said.

Source: USA Today
Evangelicals Participate in 58th Presidential Inauguration National Prayer Service = Gospel Herald
National Prayer Service - Participants - Fox DC
‘Grant to Donald John Trump…Thy grace and favor': What happened at the National Prayer Service - Washington Post

Donald Trump Invites Critics to Pray at Inauguration

Jan. 20, 2017 - President-elect Trump has chosen six spiritual leaders to participate in his inauguration: Evangelist Franklin Graham, Rev. Sam Rodriguez Jr., Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rabbi Marvin Heir, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, and Paula White--Trump's long-time spiritual advisor,

Following presidential tradition, the morning after the inauguration Trump will join an interfaith prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral, where historically a much broader collection of non-Judeo-Christian religious voices is included.

Source: Elizabeth Dias - Time

THURSDAY: Pre-inaugural concert, fireworks above the Lincoln Memorial, while the military band sang, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" - Voice of America

FRIDAY: Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress to preach at pre-inauguration service for Trump - The leader of the downtown Dallas megachurch has been a vocal supporter of Trump, even introducing him at several campaign rallies. He also is a member of Trump's faith advisory council, which includes James Dobson and Jerry Falwell Jr. - Dallas News
DONALD TRUMP'S INAUGURAL SPEECH - Annotated Transcript - Financial Times
Donald Trump’s inaugural speech may be his most religious yet - He made a Bible reference to Psalm 133. “The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” - He also said, “There should be no fear. We are protected, and we will always be protected … And most importantly, we will be protected by God.” - Washington Post

SATURDAY: Trump Stacks Prayer Service Lineup with Evangelicals - A record number of evangelical leaders will participate in the interfaith prayer service held at the Washington National Cathedral the day after the inauguration. .. two former presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention, the granddaughter of Billy Graham, and evangelist Greg Laurie... and various faiths... total of 26 faith leaders. - Christianity Today
What presidents do when inaugurated - Snippets of opening addresses through history - Bill Federer - WND
The Church’s Integrity in the Trump Years - Mark Galli - Christianity Today
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