Christians Are True Patriots.

Christians Are True Patriots.

Psalms_119-90: Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth

Psalms_119-90: Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Timothy 2:1-4
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction:
The inability to be patriotic, faithful, loyal, stable, righteous, consistent and constant is the greatest killer of a country, ministry, family and business. On the other hand, righteousness and patriotism are what uphold a nation, ministry, family and business.

 

 

 

 
Proverbs 14:34
Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

 

 

 

 

Who Is A Patriot?
A patriot can be defined as a person who loves his/her country and is ready to defend it against an enemy.

 

 

 

 

 

Scriptural Injunctions Of Patriotism
1. All Christians should be holy and patriotic.
1 Peter 1:13-16

 

 

 

 

 

2. Christians should show forth the praise of God in all things.
1 Peter 2:9-10

 

 

 

 

3. We should maintain general good citizenship.
1 Peter 2:12-15

 

 

 

 

4. We should maintain general good citizenship.
1 Peter 2:16-17

 

 

 

 

Romans 13:7

 

 

 

 

5. Christian servants should be obedient and patient.
1 Peter 2:18-25
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Christian wives should be chaste and adorned with spiritual graces
1 Peter 3:1-6
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.

3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Christian husbands should be considerate and forgiving.
1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. All Christians should be compassionate and forgiving.
1 Peter 3:10-13
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. A believer that is suffering for righteousness ’sake should not be afraid.
1 Peter 3:14
But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

 

 

 

 

 

10. It is wrong for Christians to suffer as evil doers.
1 Peter 4:13-14
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion:
As a Christian, see yourself as the light of the world. You should therefore be patriotic, loyal, righteous and be freed from all evil propensities.

Thank You Jesus.

Father! In The Mighty Name Of Jesus Christ Your Son! We Cover Your Son Pastor E A Adeboye With The Precious Blood Of Jesus! He Shall Finish Strong, To Your Glory Through Christ Jesus Our Lord And Saviour! Amen!

Father! In The Mighty Name Of Jesus Christ Your Son! We Cover Your son Pastor Yemi Osinbajo With The Precious Blood Of Jesus! He Shall Finish Strong, To Your Glory Through Christ Jesus Our Lord And Saviour! Amen!

Father! In The Mighty Name Of Jesus Christ Your Son! We Cover Your Son Mr Donald Trump With The Precious Blood Of Jesus! He Shall Finish Strong, To Your Glory Through Christ Jesus Our Lord And Saviour! Amen!

Father! In The Mighty Name Of Jesus Christ Your Son! We Cover Your Son Benjamin Netanyahu With The Precious Blood Of Jesus! He Shall Finish Strong, To Your Glory Through Christ Jesus Our Lord And Saviour! Amen!

Father! In The Mighty Name Of Jesus Christ Your Son! We Cover Your Son Reuven Rivlin With The Precious Blood Of Jesus! He Shall Finish Strong, To Your Glory Through Christ Jesus Our Lord And Saviour! Amen!

May God Bless Israel, Nigeria, And America And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

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