A holy Nation...
Two hundred and thirty four years ago, the United States of America declared its independence and formed a new nation. This "Declaration of Independence" was thrilling for those who considered themselves patriots, and many people made incredible sacrifices - including sacrificing their own lives - for this new freedom. Those 13 colonies - now a brand new, independent nation - rejected any allegiance other than allegiance to the United States of America.
Thousands of years earlier, Joshua was leading a newly independent nation. Through the power of God and under the leadership of Moses, the people of Israel had already declared their independence from Egypt. They were now faced with claiming their Promised Land - and that would only be possible by rejecting any allegiance other than allegiance to the one true God.
Last week at Junior Camp, over 200 of our BHCC family learned from the story of Joshua, and how he led the people of Israel to become a holy nation. Those 200 campers and staff returned to Nashville as AGENTs - ARMED with GRACE, EXTERMINATING sin, a holy NATION, TRIUMPHANT in Christ. This week, another 200 will travel to White Bluff for Senior Camp and will return as AGENTs - AGENTs who are ready to be leaders in God's holy nation.
As members of the body of Jesus Christ, we are citizens of a nation that must declare its independence from this world. We are led by the most powerful leader that has ever and will ever exist, and His plans for the future of His people are incredible.
Today is Independence Day. And on this historic day, as we celebrate the freedom we have in this country, as a holy nation in Christ we need to declare our independence from Satan and this world and declare our allegiance to the one true God.
And the people said to Joshua, "We will serve the Lord our God
and obey Him." - Joshua 24:24
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Nashville, Tennessee 37220
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