Happy fourth of July America! Today the United States celebrates the declaration of Independence from British rule on July 4, 1776. 243 years ago today, the 13 former colonies of Great Britain declared themselves united, free and independent states, thereby beginning the Revolutionary War and the great experiment of the United states of America. That day changed history forever, and the defeat of Great Britain by a poorer and weaker colony set off a chain of rebellions throughout the globe for independence and freedom. After 243 years, the great experiment of the Republic of the United States still stands as a beacon of hope and freedom in a world where the basic inalienable rights of every person to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are either non-existent or under threat. The words of the “Pledge of Allegiance” to the flag of the United States speaks volumes of the dream that is the U.S.A. which says, “ I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. Many of the signatories of the declaration of Independence were not just great leaders, but also men of faith, whose belief in Yeshua Ha’Mashiah as Messiah and the principles set out in the Bible played a major role in their decision to break away from British rule, and were in large part the inspiration for the contents of the Constitution of the United States. From upstart to world power, the Rock of Salvation has always been at the core of America’s success, and Yeshua will continue to lead this nation roaring into the fulfillment of its destiny until His return. An unusual generation is rising up in the U.S.A. the likes of which has not been seen since the pioneers and forerunners that so boldly and daringly declared independence against the most powerful empire in the world. Here’s to 243 years young America! God bless your sons and daughters from sea to shining sea, and may God awaken this generation to the mind boggling calling that the Almighty still has for great nation of the United States.