A bit of fire works history this Fourth of July:When we think of the Fourth of July we think of fireworks there weren’t many firework displays on July 4, 1776 when the second Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence. John Adams had written to his wife Abigail the night before that they should be illuminations from one end of the country to the other from this time in forever more”.
The first real plan Fourth of July fireworks occurred in Philadelphia on the night of July 4, 1777 to commemorate what happened to you before, papers reported “it was a grand exhibition of fireworks which began and concluded with 13 rocket and the city was illuminated”. By the 1780s a vast range of pyrotechnics was available to Americans in places and they celebrated victory in the revolutionary war.
By the 1830s Chemist had discovered how to add a variety of colors the fireworks/ the line from the new national anthem “the rockets red glare” spoke to how Fort McHenry in Baltimore had withstood the British attack in the War of 1812. From that point on fireworks on the Fourth of July became one of the enduring traditions in communities throughout the United States.
Celebrate Your FreedomThis weekend, we celebrate Independence Day in America. July 4, 1776 was the day America declared independence from Britain, but the battle for freedom went on until 1783—seven more years. Even though the people declared their freedom in 1776, they had to stand and fight for many years before the British would accept and recognize the United States of America.
In the same way, we have to declare our freedom and be determined to stand against the enemy in our lives. We have to declare our freedom from addiction, poverty, sickness and lack. We have to stand and fight until we fully experience the freedom and peace that God has promised.
Do you know what our forefathers did once they signed the Declaration of Independence? They read it out loud in public. They published it in the newspaper. They spread the word. They continued to declare and celebrate even though they were in the midst of the battle.
Whatever battle you may be facing today, declare that you are free! Declare that you are an overcomer! Celebrate the victory that is on its way!
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for setting me free in every area of my life. I declare today that nothing can hold me back. I declare that I am free from sickness, poverty, lack, addiction and strife. I declare that You have set me free, and I thank You for freedom in every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
PRAISE: Some People Wake Up, Stretch and Enjoy Freedom. Some People Wake Up, Stretch and Defend It
POWER: It’s very Simple. When you’re Working your HARDEST, the World opens up to you. When you’re not Working , your Mind becomes CLUTTERED and the World becomes Closed. Happy Fourth of July!