Newsletter | July 2019
Freedom in
Jesus Christ!
On July 4, 1776, the United States Congress put their stamp of approval on the Declaration of Independence. John Quincy Adams penned this response to his spouse with regard to remembering this vitally important Day of Independence: 
"I am apt to believe that it will be      celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of  devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more." 
On the 4th of July, all over this great nation we will come together to celebrate our freedom with outdoor barbecues and get togethers. The heat of the summer and the joyous sounds of children swimming and playing will saturate the air as patriotic music tugs at our hearts. Fireworks will be blasting in the nights sky. This has got to be the most popular day of summer as it provides the opportunity for people from every walk of life in America to celebrate the amazing freedoms and opportunities we enjoy in the greatest nation in the world!!! 
Remember Why We
?are Celebrating
I believe it is great to be with people that you love on the 4th of July. I believe it is also very important to remember why we are celebrating. Our founding forefathers traveled from England to America specifically because they were disappointed with the cruel and oppressing government that implemented an enormous amount of religious persecution. Ever since our great nation was born, many others have come to America for the very same reason. People from all over the world have given up everything for the right to freely worship God here. 
Thank God for Our
Religious Freedoms
The 4th of July, Independence Day, is a day we set aside to celebrate our freedoms in America, our independence. These freedoms today seem to be gradually being taken away from us for our beliefs. 
One of the freedoms our nation affords us is the right to read and study the Bible, to praise and worship God, and to openly have a relationship with God. In a lot of other nations, this freedom is not available. As many of you know, the door to the communist country of Cuba has been opened to our ministry for several years. In many of our evangelistic services there have been guards that take down the names of people who respond to give their life to Jesus! Many have been persecuted as a result of surrendering to Christ! 
Angie and I are so grateful that we can freely give Bibles away in America and in other parts of the world without fear of imprisonment. This is something we do not take lightly; I thank the Lord for the United States of America where we have wonderful freedom to express our faith in Jesus Christ! 
I believe today in America the freedom of religion is becoming freedom from religion. No matter what laws may pass, Jesus Christ will always rule and reign. He is always in control too! You cannot stop Jesus Christ. One day every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess! 
Real Freedom Through
?Jesus Christ
I am thankful that my real freedom is found only in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the one that broke the chains of sin and died on the Cross to save a sinner like me and deliver me from drugs, drunkenness, and death! Jesus Christ conquered death, hell, and the grave! If you have surrendered your life to Jesus, His righteousness is on you! 
Freedom to be
a Witness for
Jesus Christ
As we celebrate our freedom this Independence Day, I also want to encourage you be a bold witness for the Lord. Many of you will have unsaved family members at your get together. Perhaps go out and witness to someone. Perhaps hand out Truth for Youth Bibles or other Christian literature. Do what we should be doing every day.
Isn’t it true that on Independence Day we are probably going to be with a group of people or in an area made up of a crowd of people? Perhaps Independence Day will be the great day that God has ordained for someone you encounter to find freedom in Christ! 
Today is the day of salvation! It could be their very day for salvation. We are never promised tomorrow. You never know, that person you just witnessed too may not live beyond the end of this day or even tomorrow. 
Share Jesus! Don't keep Him to yourself. If you had the cure for an incurable disease, wouldn't you give it to the people who had it so that they would no longer have to suffer with it? Of course you would! Jesus is the cure for sin, which is like a disease. And Jesus is not a temporary first aid, He is the permanent cure!!! 
This Independence Day, as we put up our decorations, shoot off fireworks, and wave flags in celebration, we need to remember why we are celebrating our great country’s lineage. We need to thank God for our religious freedoms. We need to remember that real freedom comes only through Jesus Christ and we need to be a bold witness for Him! 
As you shut down the outdoor grill, throw the fireworks trash away, and finish the 4th of July observance, truly thank the Lord for all that our freedom enables us to enjoy. 
Pray for our nation and pray for our governmental leaders. May God bless you, your family, and the United States of America with His salvation and the full knowledge of the truth in His Word. From Angie, me, our family and the Revival Fires International staff, have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!  
Truth For Youth: Consider helping us bring the message of the Gospel to America’s youth and counter the ill effect of the liberal agenda being promoted aggressively in America’s public schools by partnering with us to provide Truth For Youth Bibles to every teenager in the United States.
Cuba Bible Campaign: Cuba’s Department of Religious Affairs has approved the distribution of one million Bibles throughout Cuba!
Bibles have been so scarce in Cuba that some preachers have been preaching for years from a borrowed Bible! Most churches have had only one or two Bibles for the entire congregation!
We now have the opportunity to change this by sending Bibles to Cuba!
Bibles for our Troops: Every day our U.S. soldiers sacrificially put their life on the line for us to stop the awful spread of international terrorism against the United States to keep us safe. The very least we can do is make sure they have Bibles! My prayer is that you will partner with Revival Fires in this vitally important Bibles for U.S. Troops project.
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