“Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of the

Spirit in the binding power of peace.” [Ephesians 4:3 AMP]

There is an insidious and beguiling threat to our nation.  The thought that all men are equal means man is no longer responsible for himself.  The non-existence of an age of accountability and governmental systems making provision with no personal responsibility are evil.  Identity theft is more than the stealing of a man’s credit card and hacking his bank account.  This threat to man and nation is much deeper, more perverse and pertinacious.  It is stealing the heart of a nation, a nation birthed in the very uniqueness of man — his ability to think for himself, his individualism, HIS IDENTITY IN CHRIST.

At the very heart of God’s creative power is the reality of man’s uniqueness as an individual; “He fashions their hearts individually…” (Psalm 33:15: NKJ).  Without the knowledge of this uniqueness, the individual becomes a pawn in the hands of those who manipulate the masses to think as one with no individual thought or responsibility of their own.  This mind control of the masses was clearly seen in the days of Hitler.  It lurks today posing as “taking care of the less fortunate” where, in truth, it is a fruit of greed and avarice   Any time man thinks to make man dependant on manmade systems,  not to think for himself, provide for himself, or be responsible for himself,  there will be a “nanny” state.  This nation was birthed from the seeds of independence based on the rights and responsibility of every individual.   When this premise became self-centered, the nation opened the way for deception and greed to “go underground,”  to steal not just the wealth of the nation but something much more valuable—the freedom for man to think as an individual, his accountability to mankind, and his responsibility as made in the image and likeness of God.

Unity is not found in man’s manipulation of the masses through governmental deviants or man’s idealistic and humanistic beliefs.  Unity is achieved when a man or a nation has come to the age of accountability with the full knowledge that he can only live for the common good if he first is aware of God’s goodness at the Cross of Calvary and his own uniqueness.  When a life is centered in Jesus Christ, personal identity is never lost in the desire to serve or assist others but, in fact, it is enhanced.  It does not depreciate mankind but reflects God’s glory.   As Paul says, “I have been crucified with Christ.  In Him I have shared His crucifixion; it is no longer I who live, but Christ the Messiah lives in me; and the life I now live in the body  I live by faith in,  by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in, the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me”  (Galatians 2:20).

May God’s blessed presence be multiplied in your heart and life.

That Christ, our Redeemer, would be glorified throughout the land!

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