WHEN in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a people to declare their dependence upon God, to proclaim their allegiance to His Word, and to reaffirm their calling as ambassadors of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, an appropriate response to God requires that they should declare before humankind the causes which bind them to this station.
THEREFORE, we, as the citizens of heaven, inheritors of the incorruptible and unending Kingdom of God, children of God through faith in Jesus Christ alone, members of the Church, both visible and invisible, under Christ the Head thereof, and Christian citizens of these United States of America, hereby solemnly publish and declare the following:
We declare our dependency on the one true and living God, the Father Almighty, the Sovereign King, who is immortal and eternal, infinitely perfect both in His love and in His holiness, who alone is the Creator of all things, visible and invisible, including this nation, and who sustains and sovereignly rules over the United States of America;
We declare our dependency on the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the one true and living God, the Judge of this nation, who being very and eternal God, of one substance and equal with the Father Almighty, the one and only way to salvation through faith, and together with whom we are heirs of God’s glory and Kingdom and all that is His;
We declare our dependency on the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, divinely equal to God and Jesus Christ, eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son, that has, from time to time in the course of history, including this nation’s, and as sovereignly directed by Christ, in response to the prayers of God’s people, descended upon a group of God’s people at the same time, an outpouring over and above its work of personal regeneration, illumination, and sanctification;
We declare our dependency on the holy Scriptures, the infallible Word of God written in the Old and New Testaments, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and has supreme authority in all matters of faith, life, thought, and conduct, and which promises that if God’s people humble themselves and pray and seek God’s face and turn from their wicked and sinful ways, then God will hear from heaven, forgive their sins, and will restore and heal their land;
ACCORDINGLY, we declare our love for the United States of America, as this nation was formed and created by God, is sustained and sovereignly ruled by Him, and thusly, we, God’s people chosen by Him to live therein, but not of it, are co-heirs with the Lord Jesus Christ of all that is God’s, including this nation, and are called by the Word of God to seek its peace, restoration, and prosperity;
We declare our love for the people of the United States of America, those within and without the household of God, as we are commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ to love our neighbors as ourselves, in word and deed, and to help those in want;
THEREFORE, motivated and compelled by our love for the United States of America and its people, in an age where individualism, secularism, and relativism are heralded as a panacea, we declare that the Triune God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ are the only hope for this nation, the only answer to its ills, the only repairer of broken families, the only salve of wounded souls, the only pacifier of angry hearts, the only lasting comfort to the mourning, the only guide by which decisions and decrees are to be determined, the only solution for racism, sexism, and class and generational conflict, the only standard by which character and culture are to be examined, the only solution for injustice and abuse, the only restorer of the afflicted, the only foundation for all knowledge, wisdom and teaching, the only authority by which all proclaimed truths are to be tested, and the only rock on which all should stand;
AND for the support of this Declaration and the manifestation of its intents, in a time where many who profess belief in God have lifestyles shaped by selfish gain, security, and convenience, where consumerism has replaced commitment to the local church, where unmerited health and wealth are equated with God’s merited favor, where gossip, factionalism, and insularity are prevalent, where prayers resemble lists of personal wants, where the Word of God has been diluted on the pulpit for the sake of wider appeal, fear of offense, and worldly relevance, where doctrinal legalism has trumped humility and where emotionalism and cultural tolerance has trumped Biblical truths, we declare, with firm reliance on the promises of the holy Scriptures, repentance for these wicked and sinful ways, of which we may or may not be complicit, and further declare our desire to see healing and revival in this nation, an extraordinary outpouring and baptism of the Holy Spirit on God’s people therein, creating a heightened sense of the presence, majesty, glory, and power of God never heretofore experienced in this generation.
And to this end, for the glory of God, we appeal to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, and mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fervent prayers, and our sacred honor.
© Jesus Awakening Movement for America. All Rights Reserved. *First declared and signed on July 2, 2008 at JAMA’s New Awakening 2008 National Conference in Philadelphia, PA.