Devotional Tamuz 12, 5780 – America’s Independence Day

What would compel all of America’s founding fathers to risk their lives, their families and homes, and their wealth to establish the birth of a new nation? Was it new wealth, ambition, thirst for power or just a pioneering spirit? They provided the answer in their writings. It was the Hand of Yahweh.

After that fateful vote, it is recorded there were some who wept and others who bowed themselves in prayer at the magnitude of what they had just done. One month after their declaration of independence, Samuel Adams, one of the chief architects, said this:” We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and… from the rising to the setting sun, may His kingdom come.” ( An address given in Philadelphia on Aug. 1st, 1776)

He basically was saying there was only one king that man should bow and submit to and it was our Lord and Savior Yeshua. These men risked everything to call for the birth of a nation of people to take a stand against the rule of the earthly king in Great Britain and to dedicate this nation to the rule of our Heavenly King. Their acts were of divine inspiration and obedience.

John Hancock, who famously signed the document in huge letters, declared his trust and reliance on God for America’s protection and his own when he wrote: “Let us humbly commit our righteous cause to the great Lord of the Universe…. Let us joyfully leave our concerns in the hands of Him who raises up and puts down the empires and kingdoms of the earth as He pleases.”

We know that their official declaration and the following American Revolution was not just based upon the acts and consensus of a group of  power-hungry deranged men. Incidents and events during the next 6 years of battling revealed the Lord’s hand of providence and victories upon this new America as England finally relented.

The wording of America’s declaration of freedom was debated long in the Continental Congress and they wanted the known world to know who they were calling out to and who they were relying on by “appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World, for the rectitude of our intentions,” as well as the words “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence.”

Let’s make sure that those of us who are citizens of America and celebrate he birth of our  nation, remember that Yah’s guiding and empowering Hand was at the center of this amazing occurrence.

John Adams wrote this in a letter to his wife Abigail right after the historic vote: “It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty … from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

In Yahweh we trust!

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