Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Day America's First President Was Inaugurated: A Proclamation to Prayer

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How good is your knowledge of American history?

America declared its independence in the year 1776. However it would be several years before that independence became a reality and even more years before the Constitution was written and put in place. (Tweet that!)

America, as we know it – with a president, a Senate, and a House of Representatives – came into existence on April 30, 1789. (Tweet that!)

Here are some interesting quotes from The Harbinger about that day:

"It was the day that the nation's government was completed as set forth in the Constitution, the day America's first president was inaugurated." (The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn, page 199.)

"George Washington Statue at Federal Hall"
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This proclamation went forth: (Tweet this!)

"On the morning of the day on which our illustrious President will be invested with his office, the bells will ring at nine o'clock, when the people may go up to the house of God and in a solemn manner commit the new government, with its important train of consequences, to the holy protection and blessing of the Most High. An early hour is prudently fixed for this peculiar act of devotion and is designed wholly for prayer." (The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn,page 202.) 

And so our nation was bathed in prayer on that first day of its existence. (Tweet that!)

"Federal Hall, NYC - engraving below Washington's statue"
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And the prayers of the Christians were not shunned as they often are today.

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