We Americans like to think of ourselves as citizens of a sovereign nation, or at least the majority of us do, and it’s as it should be. After all, God gave us that power through the gift of free will. That free will is just as it sounds, free, yet He wants us use it to love Him and obey His Commandments with love in our hearts for all mankind, not selfish desires and cravings.
America does indeed have a God-given right to sovereignty, meaning she sets the rules and standards for citizenship and has the power to enforce it. A sovereign nation in the earthly sense is just that, sovereign unto itself, not subject to edicts and commands from any other earthly land or leader. Only God has the right to interject His purview should he so desire, but to date the free will gift is left to our good and/or bad choices.
But our rights to sovereignty as a nation, any nation, has no comparison to the sovereignty possessed by our Creator, God Almighty, for God has the power to do as he wants, regardless of how we think. And the things he does are based upon goodness and light, yet he does allow Evil Spirits to run free on earth until the time comes when he decides to send His Son back to claim complete sovereignty over the Father’s creation. And when that time comes, Jesus will rule over the earth from the City of God, Jerusalem, for one thousand years.
So, what should that mean to us Christians who are Americans? Well, it means that for whatever time that our free will allows us to make choices, right or wrong, we should always opt to use our\n national sovereignty as a power for good under the guidance of God. For God is the true and ultimate sovereign over all lands and people on this earth. Some of us know it and some of us refuse to recognize it, but when that day comes for the Evil One to be banished and Jesus returns with the blazing introduction of trumpets resounding, God’s sovereignty will be fully established.
Those who believe will enter the Kingdom with joy and glory in the beauty they see and behold. And what about the others? Well, let’s just say that it won’t be a joyous occasion but one thing we know is it will be permanent, everlasting. We must not waste our free will choice while we are still able to make it. Choose wisely, my friends, choose wisely, it's entirely up to each of us individually.
Dear Lord, Thank you for the gift of free will and help us to use it wisely and choose your way to follow. We want to enter your Kingdom when life on earth is done, not find ourselves mired in darkness and sorrow. Keep us strong so that we may win the glorious prize of Salvation through your love and grace, Amen.