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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September 10, 2021

“And who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this” Esther 4:14.

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

Esther, a young girl became Queen of the Persian Empire when Israel was subject to Persian rule. A wicked man named Haman tried to get the King to exterminate all Jews. Esther, a Jew herself, was Queen when this genocidal conspiracy was brought to bear. But her uncle Mordecai put her royal position in perspective.

“Perhaps God made you Queen for this very moment, to intervene on behalf of the Jewish people.”

Like Esther, perhaps God gave you the platform, position and influence you have for this very moment, to stand against darkness. Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.

An Ordinary Giant Slayer
September 09, 2021

David, the son of Jesse, just an ordinary giant slayer.

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

David’s battle with Goliath is an epic drama where the little boy stands in God’s power to conquer the Philistine giant.

David didn’t awaken that morning expecting to slay a giant. He didn’t stroll in with an entourage after a rugged mountain range training camp like Rocky in Rocky IV. He was just a regular kid bringing his brothers’ lunch. But fully confident in God’s immeasurable power, though he saw Goliath, David never acknowledged him as a giant, saying, “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine who dares defy the Lord of hosts?”

When regular people are fully persuaded, fully confident in God’s power, giant’s fall.

Acts 17: 26
September 08, 2021

“And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place.”

I'm Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Acts 17:26 conveys to us the reality that we were born and placed in the 21st century by God’s specific design. He determined before time where we would live and when we would live there.

If you’re in Minnesota, Mississippi, or Maine, God put you there on purpose.

He’s not surprised by the darkness we see around us, nor is He caught off guard by it. In fact, He specifically prepared for it by making sure you’re alive right now. God can do whatever He wants, but He’s chosen to use you and me as ambassadors of His kingdom.

We are His torches to light up the darkness.

Complimentary Genesis 1 and 2
September 07, 2021

"Always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for the reason for the hope that is in you” 1 Peter 3:15 (ESV).

I'm Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Many who oppose Christianity target their hostility on our foundation, the Bible. They say it is unreliable because Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 are contradictory accounts of the creation story.

In actuality, the 2 chapters are complimentary and not contradictory.

When Jesus was asked about marriage, He quoted from both chapters 1 and 2, saying that He made them both to be male and female in the beginning. "And for this cause shall a man leave his mother and father and cleave unto his wife."

Genesis 1 is an overview of the creation story and Genesis 2 is an up close examination of day 6. If Jesus relies on them both, so can we.

Government is not our God
September 06, 2021

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

I am Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

What is the proper role of government? Romans chapter 13 outlines government’s function and it is basically this: to restrain or to punish wickedness and to reward righteousness.

Government was never intended to be our savior. Government is our servant.

As we focus on our civil occupations and our civic engagement responsibilities, let us never forget that government is not our God. We don’t put our trust in it; we put our trust in our Christ.

As a result, what we want is a government that stays out of our way and leaves room for our church to do our business of fulfilling the Great Commission.

The Source of America's Greatness
September 03, 2021

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.

Principles Matter
September 02, 2021

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?

New Jerusalem
September 01, 2021

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”  Revelation 21:1-2 (ESV).

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

The city lies foursquare. Its length, width, and height all equal: 1,380 miles for each dimension.

The city’s wall is 216 feet high. Twelve gates surround the city, with each gate made of a single pearl.

Streets of gold so pure their translucent.

No need for a sun. God’s glory light’s the city.

No tears. No pain.

I wouldn’t miss it for the world!

Finish Well
August 31, 2021

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4:7 (NASB).

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

Have you ever seen one of those track and field events where the runner starts out in blazing fashion, leading the pack for majority of the race, only to stumble just before reaching the finish line?

Starting the race well and running well are vitally important, but if we don’t finish the race well, all else can be overthrown.

The Apostle Paul penned those words, having fought the good fight, right on to the end as he faced imminent execution under Nero’s sword.

Let us all brothers and sisters set our courses to finish well.

Financial Liberation
August 30, 2021

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

Prior to the passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, over 80% of American families were debt free.

Today, over 80% of the American people are saddled with debt.

I was asked recently asked what advice I could offer in the midst of the national tension we currently face. One of the things I said in response was to work toward getting completely out of debt.

So much fruitfulness and faithfulness to God has been robbed from us due to the impact of crushing debt.

One of the best things you can do for your family right now is to become debt-free.

Still the Way
August 27, 2021

“Faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.”  1 Corinthians 13:13 (NASB).

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

Karl Marx, an emissary of evil, and Charles Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers,” were evangelists of diametrically opposed messages, yet they both lived in London and the same time.

In fact, when asked the name of the person he most detested, Friedrich Engels, Marx’s cohort in chaos, responded unequivocally: “Spurgeon.”

A generation later George Bernard Shaw, a hardcore communist, seethed in hatred for William Booth and his Salvation Army of volunteers.

Time and again, robust Christian witness has been the inoculate against the proliferation of Marxist poison in society.

Speech and Feet
August 26, 2021

“You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness.” 2 Timothy 3:10 (ESV).

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

Apostle Paul penned his second epistle to Timothy, now an Elder in the Church at Ephesus, about 64-65 A.D. while imprisoned in Rome awaiting his imminent execution under Nero.

In warning Timothy about the coming perilous times, marked by the increased anti-Christian persecution in the Roman empire in 64 A.D., Paul directed Timothy to his speech and his feet.

In speech, Paul gave Timothy priceless Biblical instruction. In feet, Paul left Timothy a legacy of lifestyle.

Christ-following demands consistency between speech and feet.

Moral and Religious
August 25, 2021

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19 (NASB).

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

In his October 11, 1798 address to the Massachusetts Militia, John Adams, 2nd President of the United States and founding father said,

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

He understood that in order for the American Constitutional Republic to survive long term the church in America must make disciples of its populace.

An immoral people will always destroy themselves through lawlessness. To think otherwise, is to suffer under a grand delusion.

As Ourselves
August 24, 2021

And the second is like it.  You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

My Name is Abraham Hamilton III, and this is the Hamilton Minute.

When Queries by the pharisees concerning the greatest commandment, Jesus answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind."

He then said the second greatest commandment is, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

He didn't simply say love your neighbor.  He said Christ followers must love our neighbors as ourselves.

Christian duty requires us to employ discernment and active empathy.  We worship our Lord when we put ourselves in one another's shoes as we do live together and resolve misunderstandings.

Maturity Aid
August 23, 2021

“He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.”  Proverbs 13:20 (NASB).

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

When my wife and I first started having children we discouraged our family members from speaking to them in baby talk… you know the gaga-googoo stuff.

The reason was simple.  We wanted our children to speak English well.  Baby talk would hinder that development.

The same principle applies to spiritual development.

If we want our children to be wise disciples of our LORD we should ask ourselves how much of their time is spent investing in spiritual maturity.

Protracted time in the company of spiritual baby-talkers will inevitably cause harm.

Sydney McLaughlin
August 20, 2021

“Let the redeemed of the LORD say so.”  Psalm 107:2(a) (NASB).

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

During the Tokyo Olympics, 21 year-old Sydney McLaughlin form New Jersey won the Gold Medal in 400-meter hurdles with a world record-setting time 51.46 seconds.

In winning gold, she bested her previous 51.9 seconds world record time.

After winning gold she posted on Instagram,

I no longer run for self recognition, but to reflect His perfect will that is already set in stone. I don’t deserve anything. But by grace, through faith, Jesus has given me everything. Records come and go. The glory of God is eternal. Thank you Father.

The gold was awarded to Sydney. She gave the glory to God.

Officer Ella French
August 16, 2021

“Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.”  1 John 3:4 (NASB).

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

Chicago Police Officer Ella French and her partner pulled over a car for expired plates. One of the two suspects exited the vehicle with a drink in one hand and cell phone in the other. He refused repeated instructions to put those items down. He then pulled .22 caliber handgun from his waist band and fired several shots, hitting and killing 29 year-old Officer French with a single shot to the head and hitting her partner in the shoulder and right eye.

Note to all you defund the police quacks, there’s no such thing as a routine traffic stop.

Futile Thinking-
August 13, 2021

“But they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”  Romans 1:21(b) (ESV).

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

BBC’s Woman’s Hour asked social media followers to submit opinions about “the best way to inform teenagers” about “age-appropriate porn.”

The women’s radio magazine program, which has been on the air since 1946, tweeted “What’s the best way to inform teenagers about porn? Should there be age-appropriate porn?”

Corruption and depravity know no bounds.

Keep in mind this is a women’s program calling for the objectification of women and the corruption of children.

The strong push for the sexualization of children continues. Society has collectively become futile in their thinking due to darkened hearts.

Eviction Lawlessness
August 12, 2021

“Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.”  1 John 3:4 (NASB).

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

At the direction of Mr. J. Robinette and in defiance of a recent Supreme Court ruling, the CDC issued a new illegal 60-day moratorium on evictions.

They say they issued “this new order halting evictions” to help slow the spread of COVID.

When he announced this new illegal moratorium Mr. Robinette admitted that the majority of legal scholars he consulted told him this move would not survive constitutional scrutiny. Yet, they did it anyway.

He even admitted, they did it because by the time it reached SCOTUS, they would’ve already gotten more Americans hooked on government aid.

That is the goal. More government dependency.

Oh, Francis
August 11, 2021

“Woe to those who enact evil statutes And to those who constantly record unjust decisions.”  Isaiah 10:1 (NASB).

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

U.S. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said in an interview on CNN’s News Day that vaccinated “parents of unvaccinated kids should be thoughtful about it” and wear masks inside of their on homes if their children are unvaccinated.

He said, “it’’s the best way to protect your kids.” He said this even though Mr. Robinette’s top COVID advisor epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm said previously on CNN that the masks people use DO. NOT. WORK.

They know what Dr. Osterholm knows, yet the push the mask nonsense for one primary reason: control!

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