2015-07-10 Don’t touch the glory

ACH Study Groups

Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

7659 Gingerblossom Drive

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com


July 10, 2015

This is a letter to our friends –

Don’t touch the glory!

More and more people are believing the “American dream” is dead. The more people they find that agree with them, the firmer grows their belief.

Those of us who disagree, believe that there have been many times in American history when the “American dream” appeared to be dead. It ain’t over until the author of the “American dream” says it is over!

Why do I believe the “American dream” lives? It lives because of the ever-growing number of humble intercessors who are confessing America’s corporate sins (and their own), seeking God’s mercy, and turning from their individual wicked ways.

Christ summed up God’s whole purpose in putting man on this planet: Learn to love God and love others. Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets’.” [Mt 22:36–40]

How does God teach men to love? We are slow learners! It took 1781 years after the birth of Christ, for men to learn how to build a civil-government that would protect an individual’s opportunity to love God and others without interference.

God has a giant investment in our rebellious nation. The rest of the world knows that. If what He demonstrated in America should fail, it will appear to the world that men are not capable of self-government and the “American dream” is a failure. Think about the hopelessness that will cause all over the globe.

Forget majority rule – God permitted Abraham to negotiate over Sodom. If God finds enough humble intercessors seeking His mercy rather than hunkering down waiting for justice, who knows what might happen!

It takes a cooperative effort. If God does it alone, then justice is not served. Man sure can’t do it alone without God’s inspiration and wisdom! With a humble willingness and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit all things are possible! YEA GOD!

Even the humble and righteous can have problems with pride. When you see our precious ship of state being righted and set back on course be very careful not to touch the glory. Love God and others and give Him all the credit!

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Ben Gilmore 1929-2023

On March 30, 2023 Ben Gilmore, the co-founder of ACHStudyGroups (co-founded with his wife Fran), went to be with the Lord in Glory.

A Memorial: https://www.mykeeper.com/profile/BenGilmore/