1. Revolution, Declaration and Freedom
2. Prisoners of War
3. Allies and Enemies
The war began as a political revolution. America revolted against taxation without representation. The colonist claimed that it was illegal to tax America as British subjects without any representation. Initially, the colonies were remaining loyal to the monarchy. The Boston Tea Party in 1773 boycotting taxed tea brought repercussions by Britain. Paul Revere and other riders alerted the country in 1775 of British invading marking the beginning of the war.
All hope of a workable compromise ended when the Continental Congress formed by the colonist was declared as traitors by royal decree of the British monarchy. The Congress responded by declaring independence and the formation of a sovereign nation on July, 4, 1776. Battles waged for seven years until the Treaty of Paris signed in 1783 recognized the United States of America as a sovereign nation.
Jesus Christ began a revolution offering freedom for humankind. Jesus declared victory when He said, “It is finished”, died on the cross and late rose from the dead. Spiritual battles continue to wage as we await the final peace accord at the end of this age and the beginning of a perfect age under the rule and reign of God. Casualties of Christian freedom fighters in this spiritual revolution include disease, depression, and despair.
George Washington was America’s first commander in chief. His leadership began with several defeats and retreats. Each time he would restore, rebuild and re-engage in the conflict.
Revolution has begun, independence from the rule of satan is declared and final freedom is awaiting. You may encounter setbacks in life and have to retreat in a momentary defeat. A key is to remain with your troop and let Jesus, your commander in chief restore, rebuild and re-engage you in the revolution.
2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (NIV1984)
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.