[Note: This series takes the reader through chapter 12 of Dr. David Reagan’s newest book titled God’s Prophetic Voices to America. Order your copy today! Dr. Reagan includes the following excerpt of a sermon made by Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Watch the conference presentation!]
An Additional Explosion
Since Dr. Jeffress’ speech was delivered in 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States has set off an additional explosion — its abominable decision in June 2015 to legalize same-sex marriage, making our nation’s implosion even more certain and more imminent.
It was a despicable day in American history when President Obama decided to celebrate this court decision by lighting up the White House in the colors of the Sexual Perversion Movement.
A Great Opportunity
In January of 2017 Jeffress was granted the high honor of being invited to deliver the inauguration sermon to President-elect Trump and his family and staff at St. John’s Episcopal Church, located across the street from the White House.
The sermon was short and to the point. Jeffress focused on the story of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, and he commented wryly at the beginning, “You see, God is not against wall building.”19 Jeffress emphasized three points in his sermon. First, he assured Trump that he would face major criticisms as any “true leader” does because there are only three ways to avoid criticism: “do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.” He encouraged Trump to not allow his critics to distract him.20
Second, Jeffress stressed that Nehemiah refused to allow setbacks to stop him. As with criticism, Jeffress assured Trump he would suffer many setbacks, and he encouraged him not to allow them to discourage or stop him.21
Third, Jeffress underlined the fact that Nehemiah sought God’s help to empower him. In like manner, Jeffress told Trump that he would never be able to accomplish his goals in his own power or with his own natural abilities. Rather, he would “need God’s supernatural power.”22
Jeffress concluded his sermon by reminding Trump of two quotations — one from Ronald Reagan and the other from the Bible. The Reagan quote was taken from a speech of his to the Republican National Convention in Dallas in 1984. He said: “America needs God more than God needs America. If we ever forget that we are ‘one nation under God,’ then we will be a nation gone under.”
The Scripture quote was taken from Psalm 33:12:
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.
References are available in the References section at the end of the book.
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