I’ve noted with great amusement over the last couple years the Christian right leaders who try so hard to pretend that everything is going to be fine, that they’ll somehow recapture their ability to control others. Dutch Sheets, a self-declared “prophet” with the New Apostolic Reformation, delivers the usual “if we pray enough, God will fix it all” soliloquy.
A demonic tide of destruction has been unleashed upon our nation, and is taking ground at an increasingly rapid rate. Politically, economically and humanistically, there is an agenda to make this nation never again look the way it has looked before. Yet, God has not given up on America! He has great a plan and a purpose for this nation and He is calling on us to partner with His heart and His strategy in this critical hour.
Actually, he’s kinda right. There IS an agenda to make this nation never again look the way it has before. It’s been going on for more than 150 years. It started with ending slavery, giving women the right to vote and to get an education, ending legal segregation and the Jim Crow laws, ending the Christian authoritarians’ power to regulate the sex lives of women, and now ending legal discrimination against LGBT people. He calls it a “demonic tide of destruction.” I call it incredible moral progress. And it goes without saying that his God is angry about it, as he supposedly was about all the previous advances too.
If the church wakes up from her slumber, heeds the voice of the prophets and begins to partner with righteous government leaders to take her stand, the Lord will make a way for our nation’s biblical foundations to be restored. His glory will fill our land once again. God’s desire is that you would contend for and see revival in your city and nation!
Church, we cannot become so busy making money and building our own houses, that we lay aside the often painful and sacrificial work of restoration required for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done in America.
It is OK to grieve, like Jeremiah or Nehemiah, over the condition of our nation, but we must not give in to discouragement and fear. God is calling forth an army of faithful followers who will come up out of their discouragement to boldly push back the darkness.
Many leaders in government, health, education and ministry are having to make a decision right now—am I going to make my stand or am I going to compromise and yield to the enemy’s plans? I, for one, say what America’s founding fathers said upon signing the Declaration of Independence and, thereby, committing an act of treason against the crown: I pledge my life, my fortune, my sacred honor—everything to stop this insidious plan of hell. Will you join me?
Nice touch with the melodrama there at the end, Dutch. I’m sure it will appeal greatly to the kind of people who would listen to you.