This process has had, on an average, about 200 years. With spiritual renewals this time can be extended. It looks like the USA is heading for dependency on the National Government which will quickly bring us under tyrannical bondage. If we usually do not turn back to God quickly, we are going to lose it all. Should this happen, we have no one at fault except ourselves.

This process is not a thing that can’t be controlled or stopped. You will find a driving force that carries a nation or people under tyrannical bondage. This technique is forged by our choices. We choose our place across the path of life. Bad choices have bad results. The choices that result in tyrannical bondage are outlined in Romans 1:18-2:16. As you read this Scripture, you can view it all starts with refusing to apply God’s absolute standards of right and wrong to your daily activities.

We turn into a law of our very own choosing. We make the laws once we go. “Everyone does whatever is right in his own eyes.” Then we won’t acknowledge that God is our Creator. This is done with a naturalistic explanation for the existence. Having done this, the next thing is, we have been not thankful for God’s goodness to us. Thus, we usually do not glorify God as worthy of our worship and praise. Having forsaken God, we fall into worshiping something apart from God. This could be material possessions, heroes, idols, or ourselves. Having disregarded our moral compass and our God, we belong to lots of sexual perversions and sinful practices. Whenever we follow this path we bring the wrath of God down upon us. God turns us over to a reprobate mind. If this will happen, we are struggling to make logical decisions. At this stage, we become wise fools. Our lust for an antinomian lifestyle destroys our will to resist tyrannical bondage. We turn ourselves over to the workers of darkness. We place ourselves beneath the bondage of tyrannical rulers. That which was thought to be a way to liberty, actually is a way to tyrannical bondage.

Once we are put under tyrannical bondage, there is only 1 hope left. God is the only One Who is able to set us free. “God loves us” and has a liberating spiritual faith that will set us clear of tyrannical bondage. There are lots of examples that show how God does this in His Holy Word, The Holy Bible.

There is the example of Joseph being devote prison for no fault of their own. His master’s wife lied about him. Two of Pharaoh’s servants messed up and were thrown into the same prison Joseph was in. Joseph helped them while they were in distress concerning dreams they had. Joseph rightly interpreted their dreams. 2 yrs later Pharaoh dreamed dreams that troubled him. Joseph was called in to interpret his dreams. Joseph interpreted his dreams and was made a ruler in Egypt. He went from prison (tyrannical bondage) to an associate of Pharaoh’s court (liberating spiritual faith) in less than an hour.

The Israelites were in bondage in Egypt for 430 years. God asked Moses to help Him bring them to the Promised Land. After God’s judgments were executed upon Pharaoh, the tyrant of Egypt, the Israelites were allowed to leave Egypt (tyrannical bondage) to go to their Promised Land (liberating spiritual faith). It took them another 40 years to get there.

The Israelites were in bondage in Babylon for 70 years. God instructed their ruling kings to help them get back to their Promised Land and He instructed some of His people to lead them back and to help them have a spiritual renewal.

The greatest example of this is usually a sinner being set free. Someone who is lost in sin’s dark night (tyrannical bondage) is absolve to live a life fully (liberating spiritual faith). When a sinner turns from sin and accept Jesus as his / her Savior, that person becomes a new creation of God. That person has been born again and becomes a kid of God, a member of His household of faith and is under His protection.

Many nations are under tyrannical bondage of one kind or another. The holding force (tyrannical bondage) could be materialism, socialism, or religious tyranny. They have to be set free. They need a liberating spiritual faith.

Listed below are the steps that bring us out of tyrannical bondage into liberating spiritual faith. These steps are listed in 2 Chronicles 7:14. God’s people need to lead the way. The first thing we do is “humble” ourselves before God. The second is “pray” to God for forgiveness and renewal. The 3rd is “seek God’s face” of loving favor. The fourth is “turn from our wicked ways.” This means turning from the things in the above list that brought us under tyrannical bondage. These steps toward God will bring us into God’s favor of forgiveness and spiritual renewal. God will give us a liberating spiritual faith which will “heal our land.” When the people are healed then the nation is healed. Bondage Kits