An Appeal to Heaven on July 4th, 1776

| July 3, 2012
Pine Tree Flag

The Tree Flag (or Appeal to Heaven Flag) was one of the flags used during the American Revolution. The flag, featuring a pine tree flag with the motto “An Appeal to God,” or, more usually, “An Appeal to Heaven,” was used originally by a squadron of six cruisers commissioned under George Washington’s authority as commander in chief of the Continental Army in October 1775. -Wikipedia

I have to admit, after Chief Justice John Roberts and the 4 liberal Supreme Court justices upheld Obama Care, I was depressed for about 2 days. I just couldn’t believe the damage that was being done to our nation and our constitution by those who swore to defend it. It hurt me deeply to see the nation I have loved and fought for falling apart at its seams. And I know many of you felt the same way. I sat there thinking, “What are we going to do now, there is no way to appeal this decision because it has now been ruled constitutional by the highest court of the land?”

Sure I realize we still have hope of repealing Obama Care if we are able to elect an overwhelming number of conservatives this November, but that’s going to be pretty tough to do. And that doesn’t undo the damage Roberts did to the Constitution. And even if we are able to do that, it still doesn’t guarantee Obama Care will be repealed.

Because in the past we have elected conservatives, and so-called conservatives, who later moved to the left, compromised with the enemy, or appointed judges who later turned on us.

There just really is no guarantee with elections.

(See article titled “Political Idolatry”)

For example. Many of the conservative leaders we voted for made promises during their campaigns that they would appoint strict constitutionalists to the Supreme Court, Justices that would protect and defend the Constitution. But that didn’t always happen. Ronald Reagan gave us Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O’Connor who have and had often sided often with the liberal justices of the Court. George H.W. Bush gave us David Souter who was a complete failure, and George W. Bush gave us the betrayer himself – Chief Justice John Roberts!

Even if we did elect all of right people this November, the problems we are facing today are too deeply ingrained within the fabric of our nation for a new group of politicians to fix. When it comes down to it our only true hope is to do what our Founding Fathers did on JULY 4TH, 1776 and MAKE AN APPEAL TO THE SUPREME JUDGE OF THE UNIVERSE for our present grievances under an out of control and tyrannical government. And when we make that appeal we must also humble ourselves before Him like our Forefathers did in committing ourselves to the study of His Word and to the disciplining of ourselves in obeying His Commandments in our families, communities, states, as well as actively engaging in putting God’s Law back as the basis of American Government. You see appealing to God means a little more than just crying out to Him like spoiled little babies who just want something. It must be an honest and heartfelt appeal. Not this playing religion nonsense that we see so often today.


If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. -II Chronicles 7:14

Now don’t get me wrong. We must get out and vote for Christians who support the Constitution. All I’m saying is that we cannot rely upon politicians to save us, we must put our trust back in God. And we must also be willing to commit to each other in making sacrifices like our Forefathers did when they wrote in the declaration saying, “With a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

Are you willing to do this?

You know, most people don’t think of the Declaration of Independence as an “appeal to the Supreme Judge of the Universe”. But that’s exactly what it was! The Declaration of Independence was a letter of complaint addressed to Almighty God Himself with a complete list of grievances committed against them by the then present King of Britain – King George III.

Just look at the words for yourself.

“We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States.”

And then if you look back at the body of the Declaration you’ll see that list of grievances against King George III spelled out. They wrote:

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operations till his Assent should be attained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them…

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasion on the rights of the people…

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

And on and on the list of abuses went.

Historical Flags of the United States of America

The “Appeal To Heaven” flag was one of the historical flags of our Great Nation that was destined to become the Greatest Christian Nation of Earth

My friends the Declaration of Independence was a legal document addressed to the Throne of God asking for His help. The Declaration is not just some old piece of paper written by dead white guys, it was a document signed by faithful, wise, and courageous Christians and submitted to the HIGHEST COURT OF THE UNVERSE. (If you want a peak into that courthouse, watch our video titled “A Book of Judgments”.)

Let me repeat that. The Declaration of Independence is literally a legally binding document recorded and saved in the Divine Court of the Heavens and the Earth. It is the document that gave birth to the Greatest Nation ever to have existed on Earth.

You know there are a lot of people out there who try and say that America is Great Babylon of the Book of Revelation, and sure, America has indeed fallen into gross idolatry and moral wickedness just like that of our ancestors of old, the ancient Israelites of the Bible. But to say that America is Babylon is just as wrong as saying that the Israelites of the Bible were Babylon. We’re not Babylon my friends, WE ARE A CHRISTIAN NATION, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, AND IT’S TIME WE START ACTING LIKE IT!

Beloved, time is running out. If a spiritual awakening does not happen soon, we will lose our freedoms and our children will grow up as slaves under the brutal thumb of a tyrannical Socialist One World Government.

Is America Falling Apart?

In His Service,
Pastor Ben Heath

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  1. Betsy says:

    This is GREAT… I shared it in a chat room!!! We need our states to get onboard like Alabama legislating the PROPERTY RIGHT DUE PROCESS ACT!!!




  2. Diane Latterell says:

    I too pray with you Ben. We (as the fouding fathers did) have petitioned our government in the most humble terms for redress. I from this day forward ONLY will petition my GOD. I will do it boldly and proudly. I will not fear and I will do it in the Truth of His word which never changes. I am so proud to have been born and raised in this great country 5 generations now. I am so greatful for the Blessings that our God has bestowed on us and I pray for those continued blessings. Most of all I thank Him for His Son and his blood shed for all mankind. It does humble me. I also thank the men and women that have shed their blood and those who are fighting for this country today. In that regard I would like to give something back to you. will explain. Please know that the good of this country was, is and forever will be foremost in my mind and prayers. May God continue to Bless America and may we all find strength from HIM to fight the good fight!