I love the United States of America. On July 4, 2021, we will celebrate the “Glorious Revolution” that brought 245 years of the world’s richest “experiment in liberty.”
One historian calls the creation of the USA the “five thousand year leap” from authoritarian rulers of all cultures and types (with a few brief exceptions) to an immense nation “of the people, by the people and for the people.”
There is no parallel in history–except ancient Israel. But they squandered their freedom, became slaves to self interest, were conquered, and scattered–until a sovereign rebirth in 1948.
Here’s a great question of the 2020’s: Does America have enough faith to remain free?
Some years ago, I took my car to be serviced at a local dealership. While waiting, I picked up a magazine that advertised an interview with George Verwer, the founder of Operation Mobilization. I had visited one of their mercy ships (the MV Doulos) and had great respect for OM’s work.
The interviewer got right to the point: “Mr. Verwer, what is the greatest need in the world today?”
I paused. Good question. How would I answer it? Certainly, there were many needs in the world.
Verwer didn’t hesitate: “The greatest need in the world today is spiritual revival in the Church.”
I agree. And there’s one huge key to that awakening.
21st Century Revival & John 17:23
I have written over 500 blogs since 2008. Most years I use the first week to share “My View of the World” to stimulate both your thinking and actions.
This piece may be the most important one I have ever written.
I believe the United States and the Western World have reached a possible tipping point of which there could be no return. Two negative and positive scenarios stare us in the face.
But, let not your heart be troubled (John 14:1). God is guiding history.
Here is my view of the world in 2021.