The Hamilton Minute

The Hamilton Minute is a power packed 60 seconds where we tackle the issues of the day through the lens of God’s Word. You don’t want to miss a moment of it.

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The Source of America's Greatness

What is the source of America's greatness? Alexis de Tocqueville, a 19th century French political thinker and philosopher, had this exact same question.

This is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

On the heels of the French Revolution, he came to America in 1831 to investigate America's ascendency. In doing so, he found that America's greatness did not lie in her economic system. It did not lie in her banking system. Nor did it lie in her educational system.

He found that America's pulpits, aflamed with righteousness, was the source of America's greatness. He opined that America is great because she is good, but when America ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.

Let us pray for restoration of the flame of righteousness in our pulpits.

October 07, 202200:01:00
Principles Matter

What would it take for you to compromise your principles?

My name is Abraham Hamilton III and this is the Hamilton Minute.

Recently I heard a statement that went like this, “I don’t think principles matter if you can’t get elected.”

Principles form the core of who you are.  Principles form the foundation of a civil society.

George Washington in his farewell address identified religion and morality as indispensable supports.

“In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness,” George Washington said.

It makes me think of a scripture.  “What would it profit a man to gain the whole world yet lose his soul?”

What would it profit a man to gain an election yet lose his principles?

October 06, 202200:01:00
She Only Heard

“When we heard [it,] our hearts melted and no courage remained in any man any longer because of you; for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.” Joshua 2:11 (NASB).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

When Israel was poised to enter the promised land, Rahab, the Canaanite harlot, risked her very life to protect YHWH’s people. This woman, whose life was filled with immorality, with no knowledge of YHWH’s law yet she risked her life for His people after only hearing of His exploits.

How much more then, should we give our lives for Him. We have His word. We know His ways. She we be any less committed?

Rahab’s conviction is provoking.

October 05, 202200:01:00
Still Preach the Word

“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.”  2 Timothy 4:2 (NASB).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

As Paul was incarcerated, facing imminent execution by Nero, he told Timothy perilous times were coming. Evil men and seducers would wax worse and worse.

But, he instructed Timothy to continue in what he knew to be true.

Then, he emphatically stated, “preach the word!”

As darkness mounts and wickedness increases, you and I must continue to cling the God’s Holy word and yield to the Lordship of Holy Spirit in our personal lives.

And, we absolutely must continue the preach the word!

We have our orders! Let’s magnify the King!

October 04, 202200:01:00
Inexhaustible Grace

“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because He judged me faithful, appointing me to His service.”  1 Timothy 1:12 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

In Paul’s first letter to Timothy, he expressed his awe, wonder and amazement at the inexhaustible grace and mercy of God in that He saw fit not only to regenerate Paul, but to also find him worthy for appointment to Gospel ministry.

Paul knows his history as a blasphemer and a terrorist who sought to destroy The Way of Christ following.

He stands as a witness to the fact, that no one—and I mean no one— is beyond the grace of God.

Keep praying for your unsaved loved ones!

October 03, 202200:01:00
It's Them

“And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid.”  Mark 5:15 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Mark described the Gadarean demoniac, who said “My name is Legion, for we are many” as living among the tombs, breaking free from shackles and chains, howling in the night and cutting himself with stones.

But Jesus cast the demons out of him. And when the townspeople saw him with Jesus, free, clothed in his right mind… that is when they were afraid.

If you’ve recently been freed by Jesus don’t be surprised if it makes your old friends uncomfortable. It’s not you. It’s them.

September 30, 202200:01:00
The Father's Love

"But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him."  Luke 15:20 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

When the the Prodigal Son parable is discussed the focus is usually placed on the young son who squandered his inheritance, yet returned home when “he came to himself.” But, if you look closely at the biblical text you will see it actually reveals the inexhaustible love of The Father.

Jesus’ story-telling reveals that this was no usual earthly father. When the young  son squandered all, brought shame upon himself and his family, The Father sees him from a distance, runs to him and restores him. That’s our heavenly Father.

September 29, 202200:01:00
One Necessary Thing

"Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but [only] one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."  Luke 10:41(b)-42 (NASB).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

After Jesus resurrected their brother, Lazarus, Martha and Mary, hosted a dinner party in their Bethany home. You can imagine the excitement and the buzz that swirled through the town and the number of people who came because the Rabbi had returned.

Martha busied herself with preparations. Mary sat at Jesus’s feet, basking in his teaching.

Life’s demands can easily consume our focus, but one thing is necessary: that we remain at Jesus’ feet, anchored in His word!

September 28, 202200:01:00

“And having sent into Macedonia two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while.”  Acts 19:22 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

As Apostle Paul navigated torrential ministerial waters in Ephesus, he sent Timothy and Erastus ahead of him as an advance team to Macedonia. Paul also includes Erastus as one who greeted the church at Rome in Romans 16:23 in which Paul described Erastus’ job as the City Treasurer in Corinth.

In 1929, archeologists in Corinth discovered a mid-1st century latin inscription that read “Erastus in return for his aedileship laid the pavement at his own expense.” The modern equivalent of a 1st century aedile would be a City Manager.

The Bible is trustworthy!

September 27, 202200:01:00
Stay Peculiar

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people.”  1 Peter 2:9(a) (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

When the the Spirit of God penned those words through Apostle Peter he meant every bit of them. Christ-following is distinct from the world. Christ-followers must look different from the world.

We shouldn’t be surprised then, when the world does not understand us and demonizes our faith. Jesus said, the student is not above the teacher. The world hated Jesus. We mustn’t be surprised when the world hates us.

We are called to be peculiar. Understand it. Embrace it. Get comfortable with it. Get used to it.

We are in the world, but not of the world.

Stay peculiar my friends.

September 26, 202200:01:00
Preach the Word

“The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, to whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.”  Jeremiah 1:1-2 (NASB).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Jeremiah descended from a priestly lineage in Judah. He grew up in Anathoth, about 2-4 miles northeast of Jerusalem, where the temple was located. He began ministering prophetically about 627 B.C., during the 13th year of King Josiah’s reign. This is about 5 years before Josiah began Judah’s spiritual reformation.

It is very likely that Josiah’s reformation was influenced by Jeremiah’s preaching.

September 23, 202200:01:00
Walk With Wise Men

“He who walks with wise [men] will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.”  Proverbs 13:20 (NKJV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

The American Enterprise Institute conducted an empirical study to understand the decline of religious faith in America. They concluded,

The data seem to show the main driver of secularization in the United States is government spending on education and control over the curricular content taught in schools.

Why? Because,

Children learn more at school than reading, writing, and arithmetic. They imbibe a whole set of implied assumptions about what’s important in life. Faith in God becomes a sort of optional weekend hobby akin to playing tennis or video games.

And our taxes dollars pay for it.

September 22, 202200:01:00
Waiting Accident

“Therefore the law is ignored And justice is never upheld.” Habakkuk 1:4(a) (NASB).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin is a former Constitutional Law professor at American University College of Law in Washington D.C.

He recently appeared on MSDNC host Chris Hayes’ show. During his appearance he said the U.S. Constitution’s creation of the Electoral College is “an accident waiting to happen” and that we should “deal with it.”

This hostility and animosity toward the U.S. Constitution is rather prevalent among Regressives. That is why we very rarely see them uphold it. And instead, see them work over time to destroy it.

The simple fact is these people crave power. The Constitution is an impediment to them.

September 21, 202200:01:00
Hi, Neighbor

“Hezekiah was pleased, and showed them [all] his treasure house, the silver and the gold and the spices and the precious oil and his whole armory and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.” Isaiah 39:2 (NASB).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

The Chinese became the most common foreign buyer in the U.S. after purchasing a total of $6.1 billion in real estate last year. They also became the most common foreign buyer of real estate adjacent to U.S. Military bases.

What could go wrong with having our biggest enemy on the world stage owning the property surrounding our military bases…???

September 20, 202200:01:00
Inflation Celebration

“The borrower is the slave of the lender.” Proverbs 22:7(b) (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Mr. J Robinette Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer all delivered speeches at the White House during a large event focused on the signing of the deceptively named $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act on the same day it was announced that inflation was 8.3% higher than it was last August.

Their inflation celebration also occurred just after the stock market had its worst day since June 2020.

This once again reveals the utter contempt these people have for hardworking Americans. They celebrate what they perceive as a political victory as the American people struggle.


September 19, 202200:01:00
No Big Bang?

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 (NASB).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Images from the new James Webb Space Telescope are causing secular astronomers and cosmologists to conclude the “The Big Bang” didn’t happen. One paper’s title begins with the candid exclamation: “Panic!”

University of Kansas astronomer Alison Kirkpatrick said,

Right now I find myself lying awake at three in the morning and wondering if everything I’ve done is wrong.

NASA built its state-of-the-art James Webb Telescope to replace the Hubble Telescope and to peer into the distant universe. Who knew it would also be used to peer deeply into mankind’s hearts and minds, confronting us with the Creator of that universe.

September 16, 202200:01:00
Appointed Time

“And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation.”  Acts 17:26 (NASB).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

The scripture teaches that God has sovereignly “determined the boundaries” of our habitation and the “appointed” the times in which we would live.

That means the fact that you live right now in the United States of America, in the 21st Century, following the November 2020 elections is not a mere coincidence. It is the time and place that God has appointed for you. This isn’t a time to shrink back. It’s our moment to contend! May the Remnant arise to meet our moment.

In Jesus’ name.

September 15, 202200:01:00
California 10-8

“Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own [nature,] for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44 (b) (NASB).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

The Newport-Mesa school district in California has implemented health education  textbooks that claim there are over 10 sexual orientations and 8 so-called genders.

The textbook, titled “Comprehensive Health Skills for High School,” includes androgynous, bigender, gender non-conforming, gender questioning and nonbinary among the purported options for high schoolers.

The listed sexual orientations include androsexual, polysexual, skolioksexual, demisexual and gynesexual.

But, Regressives bristle when you say they are grooming children for sexual behavior and normalizing extramarital sexual contact.

Everyone is welcomed out of the cultural closet except Christ-followers.

September 14, 202200:01:00
Fought to Conceal

“But they became futile in their thinking.”Romans 1:21(b) (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

A little girl at Fort Riley Middle School in Kansas was socially transitioned at the school but it was intentionally concealed from her parents. Social transition is where agree to treat a person, or student in this case, as if their identity is opposite of their sex.

Pamela Ricard, a Christian teacher at the school, refused to go along with the charade. As a result, the school suspended Ms. Ricard. She secured representation by Alliance Defending Freedom, sued the school and district and Ms. Ricard was ultimately vindicated… after Kansas School officials socially transitioned a child and fought to conceal it from her parents!

September 13, 202200:01:00
Pays for PhDs

“The wicked borrows and does not pay back.” Psalm 37:21(a) (NASB).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Mr. Robinette announced his administration’s plan to “cancel”  $10,000 of student loan debt for borrowers with individual incomes under $125,000. Pell Grant recipients get up to $20,000 in “cancellation.”

There’s about $1.6 trillion in American student loan debt. 50% of it is carried by people who borrowed money to finance graduate school, medical school, law school and PhD studies. The other half is owed by people who financed two-year and 4-year degrees… which likely includes later post-graduate students.

You can’t disappear debt. It isn’t being cancelled. It’s being re-apportioned. The American taxpayer pays for PhDs we didn’t sign up for.

September 12, 202200:01:00
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