a: a sudden, radical, or complete change
b: a fundamental change in political organization; especially: the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and the substitution of another by the governed
c: activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes in the socioeconomic situation
d: a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something : a change of paradigm <the Copernican revolution>
Our Forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence and led the American Revolution, because they felt that men should be free and not have to live under tyrannical dictators. They wanted their government and way of life to change. Our Founding Fathers felt strongly about setting up a government that would be founded on the principles found in the Bible. They would hold prayer sessions, study their Bibles and discuss God’s ideas as they laid down the foundations of our government. When they came to disagreements, they wouldn’t just vote and decide by majority what the founding documents would set in order. Instead they would stop and pray. In 1787 when the Constitutional Convention was in progress differences would arise and tempers would flare over the differences. Benjamin Franklin stepped forward and stated:
I will suggest, Mr. President, that propriety of nominating and appointing, before we separate, a chaplain to this Convention, whose duty it shall be uniformly to assemble with us, and introduce the business of each day by and address to the Creator of the universe, and the Governor of all nations, beseeching Him to preside in our council, enlighten our minds with a portion of heavenly wisdom, influence our hearts with a love of truth and justice, and crown our labors with complete and abundant success!
Benjamin Franklin had a lot of God-given common sense. He knew that success for the new government would only come when God was put first. He knew God, our Creator, must be the one consulted before decisions were made. He knew prayer to the one and only God would bring wisdom and truth. Prayer is where everything begins and it is what brings about great change for the better. A man-made revolution is not what brings about betterment, but a God-made revolution. God gave us this knowledge in answer to King Solomon’s prayer in II Chronicles 7:14.
“…and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”
Our country is definitely in need of healing. We are hurting economically, socially, morally, environmentally, emotionally, physically, governmentally and religiously. We are no longer a successful and powerful country, but a declining one. We have not stood up for God and His Ways. We have settled for comfort, ease, and the World’s ways. We no longer consult God for our country’s direction or its protection and blessing. Our leaders are ungodly and we put them there. Our leaders no longer understand why they have a Congressional Chaplain and our Judges no longer understand the Constitution, support it, or understand its Christian principles. It is time to put Benjamin Franklin’s common sense (which came from God) back in to action. We need to humble ourselves. We need to pray. We need to pray fervently for our country and its leaders. Our leaders need to pray and seek out God and His wisdom. We are God’s people and we have been told if we would but pray and turn back to Him our land will be healed. It starts with us. We can bring change to our government, country and its people. We can start the Revolution. We can start the God-made Revolution!