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Are Americans Truly Grateful? If They Were, They Would Not Tolerate Injustice

GRAT'ITUDE, noun [Latin gratitudo, from gratus, pleasing] An emotion of the heart, excited by a favor or benefit received; a sentiment of kindness or good will towards a benefactor; thankfulness. gratitude is an agreeable emotion, consisting in or accompanied with good will to a benefactor, and a disposition to make a suitable return of benefits or services, or when no return can be made, with a desire to see the benefactor prosperous and happy. gratitude is a virtue of the highest excellence, as it implies a feeling and generous heart, and a proper sense of duty. The love of God is the sublimest gratitude.

The price of freedom, in both the natural and in the spiritual, has been that of blood (1 Corinthians 2:14).  First and foremost, the atonement of our souls was paid for through the blood and sacrifice of Christ that we might obtain spiritual liberty in Him (2 Corinthians 3:17).

“For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.” -Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22
Secondly, in the natural, the sacrifice of men in fighting off the evils of tyrants (both foreign and domestic) so that we might remain a free people.
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” -Thomas Jefferson

In making the correlation between the two, one must understand what our Christian forefathers were brought to by a tyrant across the pond who would not be ruled by God.

When perusing the Declaration of Independence, one must see the usurpations that our forefathers were throwing off through the War of Independence by standing against his lawlessness.  How grateful to God they were.

Now, the point that I would like to make here is that if Americans are truly grateful the way that they say that they are, then would they tolerate what our forefathers did not put up with?

Our forefathers saw that the tyrant King George was attempting to advance the sins that the Lord sent His Son Jesus to cover through His bloody redemptive sacrifice on Calvary's hill (Ephesians 1:7) and were not going to have it.

Look at Americans today and see what it is that they tolerate within their said representatives.  Look at the crimes that are being committed against the people, and this daily.  Yet, the American people say that they are grateful.

Maybe the American people should look across the Potomac River to Arlington Cemetery, which sits across from the People’s White House, and consider the price paid in blood for the privilege to occupy the office (John 15:13).

How, do Americans claim to be a grateful people when they tolerate the injustices of the corrupt?  They died fighting against what the American people now tolerate.  This is not gratitude; this is a lack thereof.  Gratitude acts against their disobedience and holds them accountable to the standard of the Law because of the sacrifice given (Isaiah 42:21).

When men have truly repented for the sins that have put Christ on that cross, in order to forgive their sins, they will not tolerate transgressions of God’s Law whatsoever (Exodus 20; Psalm 94:16).  In fact, they will take vengeance upon them.

Second Corinthians 10:6 says:

“And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.”
Furthermore, 2 Corinthians 7:11 makes clear, “For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.”

It is interesting indeed to see how the corrupt have used the blood of the sons and daughters of the fathers and mothers for political gain in the profiteering from their unfounded and illegal wars (Amos 4:10).  On the other hand, the American people have willfully overlooked and rallied behind the devils that are responsible for those wars that they are responsible for creating.

Again, Americans say that they are grateful.  Gratitude is found in living for what Christ has died (In the natural, our veterans), namely you and me (John 3:16).  When we truly understand this, we will live for Him who died for us (2 Corinthians 5:15) in both the spiritual realm, as well as the natural realm.  This is genuine gratitude.

Remember what the Second President of the United States, John Adams, said:

“Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.”

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