The Imperial Japanese Cabinet met on September 4, 1941 and decided to go to war with the United States of America. On Sunday morning December 7, 1941 the Japanese made a devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
Between 1941 and 1945 there were many battles and skirmishes and many, many deaths. After suffering tremendous loses the Japanese Emperor finally waved the white flag or announced their surrender on the radio on August 15, 1945.
The official papers were signed on the battleship Missouri on September 2, 1945. Many Japanese soldiers on the jungle islands refused to give up and fought and resisted to their dying breath.
Those events reminded me of something in the Bible. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden it was their choice and something happened to them.
They were innocent before that act but guilty afterwards and then they had a fallen nature or nature bent toward disobedience.
That fallen nature has been passed down from generation to generation and is still with us today. For a person to receive Christ they must be willing to repent or surrender self-control of their life and yield to God, (Mark 1:15, Luke 13:3, Acts 2:38, 3:19-20).
Jesus talked a lot about how He must do the will of the Father, (John 4:34, 5:34, and 6:38-40). Every Christian should be committed to doing the will of God, (Matthew 12:50, Matthew 7:21).
See you in Church next Sunday.