Proverbs 14:34 – “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” NASB
Many have asked me, “What do you see, or think is going to happen in America after the 2020 elections?” “What do you think is going on in the Church?” There is more in those questions than I could possibly answer in a short article or blog post. The truth is, I do not know what is going to happen, but have a sense of numerous things based on what I see, what the Bible teaches, and history.
I see two streams flowing at the same time in America going forward. When I say streams, I mean two pathways or series of events, actions, and activities. I see a stream of evil and destruction where the divide grows more pronounced and the violence escalates to the point of volcanic type eruption with massive and pervasive unrest. That could plunge us into another Civil War, and we could see Americans shedding the blood of other Americans in a literal war with gunfire. I pray that will not happen but am convinced it is coming regardless of who wins the presidential election.
I see another stream flowing in which the Spirit of God touches hearts with an outpouring of His love and grace beyond anything we have witnessed in our lives. I believe we will see gatherings of believers who commit themselves to seek God with a passion and commitment beyond anything we have witnessed. I believe that total abandon to the Will and Purpose of God will result in a Revival where we see literally millions converted. It will produce a healing, but that healing will not eliminate the festering wound in those who reject the Gospel and Love of God.
Those two eventualities will exist concurrently, and the stream of evil will desire and seek to eradicate all who follow the other stream. Depending on which political party is in control of the government there will be actions regarding Christians and churches. If those who follow the anti-God agenda gain control, there will be massive attempts to infringe upon our religious liberties as well as many other inalienable rights. The Supreme Court will be packed, if they have control of the Senate, the House, and win the White House. If they lose, we get a brief respite from the infringements.
I feel compelled to address the idea that we are to passively submit to human authority as believers. That is contrary to a number of precepts, principles, and direct reflections in Scripture, I will not attempt to elucidate or articulate them all. That will not find acceptance with those who disagree, but I leave it there and leave it for another blog and discussion.
It is my conviction and I believe the teaching of the Bible that the powers that God ordains are not a threat to the righteous. That demands the question, “What happens if the powers are a threat to the righteous and righteousness? What then?” I believe the disciples answered that when standing before the Sanhedrin and instructed to stop preaching Jesus. They said, “Who should we obey, God or man?” I believe that is still the needed response from believers today. We should always seek to obey God and say what His Word says and do what He commanded us to do. We need to warn of danger and wickedness. It is not political to identify the violations of biblical laws it is kingdom.
I ask you to consider these questions:
- Who is a threat to the children’s education?
- Who is a threat to a preacher’s right and ability to quote and preach the Bible?
- Who is a threat to marriage and the family?
- Who is a threat to life, the life of the unborn?
- What is our commission and mission as Christians and preachers?
- Are we not to warn the wicked and warn of danger?
- Are we not to declare the Word of God?
Matthew Henry said that the greatest danger in the end times will be the corruption of the church not the immorality of those outside. Our mandate as Christians is not to avoid contact and association with those who are outside the faith or the church. They are our mission field. We win people by our lives not just our words. However, we are directed to turn away from those who have a form of godliness but deny God’s authority and power. A brother that is living immorally or in violation of God’s ways is to be turned away from.
I believe that the Christian vote could make this or any election a landslide in God’s favor. I have said that for more than a decade. However, I realize that many are silenced out of shame, fear, or misunderstanding. I have talked to Christians who are intimidated by their own pastors and people inside the church. We are to be light and salt in this earth. Are we?
In writing a blog that touches people of all religious persuasions and some that do not believe in the God of the Bible, I know that I am walking a thin line in my reflections as to how believers should live. However, if we love Freedom and America, we can unite in the common cause of keeping America the Free and One Nation Under God.
I am disturbed that some, if not much of the Christian church, have focused more on numbers, as one man said, “butts in seats and nickels in the coffers more than God and the Holy Spirit in people’s hearts.” I have often described it as ‘nickels and noses.’ I speak to the Christian now and ask, “What is our mission?” I believe that many outside the faith are turned off by the pursuit of nickels and noses. That must never become more important than righteousness and relationship. The church has moved from focusing on forgiveness and love to anger and attack. The Jesus Movement was launched because of the ministry of the Holy Spirit and the cry of hearts for love.
I agree with Mario Murillo that there is coming a new breed or brand of evangelist and prophet coming. In fact, I believe they are being released now in this present world. There is coming a revival that will fearlessly identify sin, danger, and speak about relationships, not sit and sing kumbaya… Mario also said, there is a “Lion Revival Coming.” That resonates with me and I believe the new breed of Christians are going to be bold as lions and will not go in enticing words of man’s wisdom, political correctness, and passiveness but in the Power of the Spirit of God. God’s Kingdom is going to become paramount.
The Purpose of the Church is “To Destroy the Works of the devil.” Our purpose is Jesus, He is our Purpose. What He did we are to do what He says we are to say. Christ has the Purpose we have individual assignments to fulfill His purpose. It is my ambition to fulfill the purposes of God for my life in my generation and then go home but not one millisecond before them.
Let me offer this observation and thought: “True Marxism has no conscience.” In his day, Charles Spurgeon rebuked Marxism from the pulpit and prevented Karl Marx from gaining a foothold in England Marx’s only recourse was Russia where there was no gospel opposition. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit is possibly the most essential key to overturning the destruction in America and the world. Not by Might nor by Power, but by My Spirits says the LORD. Jesus said, “The Spirit of God is upon me because He has anointed me to…”
The global force of the church gets its impetus from the Power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, “It is expedient that I go because when I do, I will send the Holy Spirit and He will…” The church has lost its influence because it lost its purpose and power. It lost its morality and focus on ‘seeking God first.’ Christianity can move into a culture and assimilate. Not adopt their views but live among them and influence them. We change cultures rather than cultures changing us.
I believe that it is a demonstrated reality that a man will die for his convictions but not for his opinion or preferences. Sadly, the church has allowed the devil to steal our language and the political movement of the Left is stealing our words and our purpose. They are reshaping the narrative and redefining what it means to be an American and have become a virtual god to the masses. That is anathema to God’s Purpose and Word.
What do I see happening in America after 2020? I see truth coming to the forefront, and it will be a direct threat to those who seek to destroy our Freedom and Liberty. Anyone speaking the truth will be targeted and there will be an attempt to destroy if they cannot destroy them economically or influentially, they will seek to exterminate them physically. It is coming!
We are coming to a time when the flesh will be exposed, and the spirit of God will overwhelm. Many churches will rail against this movement and will turn their backs on truth to embrace self and the flesh. We are reentering a season of martyrs for the faith. Are you willing to be spent for the gospel?
We are to come out from among them and be separate. We are not isolationists, but we are to be other than the world. We cannot sit around the campfire and sing kumbaya when sin is destroying. We must SOUND THE ALARM! We must die to self in order to live to God. Virtue and morality are the cries of God for today’s church and world. Look on the fields they are white already for harvest. If we keep looking at the wrong fields, we will miss the harvest. Too much Bible? Impossible!
The power of social media has transformed the attitude of the nation. State and regional lines no longer exist there are no pockets of ideology untouched by those of a different ilk. What were once safe zones spiritually and ideologically are being reshaped because of the internet. What is happening in one part of the country can happen in every part. The internet and social media are like a virus that spreads ideas and agendas powerfully. We have to wake up and take advantage of the platforms available and preach the gospel of Christ and present the Truth, biblically, historically, and morally.
History is replete with examples of God aiding people when they turn to Him and pray. This is not Republican vs Democrats it is Good vs Evil. When one party takes positions that are expressions of hatred for Christianity, the Bible, and American History that means they must be rejected. We have a mission, an assessment, and a purpose.
The kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and violent men take it by force. God has used wrecking balls in history to bring people back to him. Sometimes God uses people with flaws. NO, most of the time He does. I believe He is doing that today and those He has chosen are not flawless but are being used as a catalyst to bring us to the purposes of God.
We are not fort holders we are victors! We either surrender to Christ and follow the Holy Spirit or we go in our own strength and power and will become deceived and fall. God is going to judge the corruption and we will see a shaking like we have never seen before.
The invisible and true church is going to enjoy special protection and given special unction. The two streams will be persecution and destruction flowing simultaneously with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and blessing. Which stream will you be in?
The choice is ours! I have committed myself to seek God first and foremost and want to be 100% surrendered to His will and purpose. I desire His Kingdom to Come and His Will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. I want to be one with Him. I want to be a vessel He can use to ‘destroy the works of the devil.’ In the process, I believe we will also save America and Freedom.
What is your choice? I choose to walk with God and receive Him as LORD of All in my life. I pray that America will as well…