I can not add much to this article. Read it. Then get off your couch… Remember, silence is often not golden, it is just plain yellow.
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Don’t let the progressive left marginalize you. Don’t allow them to intimidate you and make you fearful of speaking out. Will you allow fear of “offending” your liberal friends prohibit you from speaking and standing for righteousness? I know one lady pastor who has done this already. It saddens me.
The Bible says, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the RIGHTEOUS do?” The apostle Paul gives us the answer, Ephesians 6:13–18 “13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and AFTER YOU HAVE DONE EVERYTHING, TO STAND. 14 STAND FIRM then, with the BELT OF TRUTH buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness THAT COMES FROM THE GOSPEL OF PEACE. 16 In addition to all this, take up the SHIELD OF FAITH, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD.
18 AND PRAY IN THE SPIRIT on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and ALWAYS KEEP ON PRAYING FOR ALL THE LORD’S PEOPLE.
WE ARE TO BE MIGHTY SOLDIERS, DRESSED FOR BATTLE! He tells us to stand firm – we are not to have a wimpy Christianity; wearing the BELT OF TRUTH – Jesus spoke truth based on principles, godly principles and not all were in the Old Testament; preparing our feet with a “GOSPEL OF PEACE” – Peace, not pacifism [pacifism does not bring peace, but turmoil]; having a SWORD OF THE SPIRIT – which is the WORD OF GOD – which embodies principles that were Republic was founded upon – LIFE, LIBERTY, THE DIGNITY OF ALL MEN, poor or rich, delivering the Word of God, so that people UNDERSTAND AND EXPERIENCE real freedom – these principles have brought the Western world into the state of freedom, liberty and prosperity which we now experience so that we, through OUR OWN VOLITION, not a government mandate, can bless the rest of the world and promote their dignity, their salvation, their freedom from tyrannical oppression and enslavement which all the satanic hordes would put on people.
We are to put on THE HELMET OF SALVATION, which is a proper understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom – “may his kingdom, and his will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Is that happening? Are we being the salt of the earth? Or are we the salt that has lost its savor? Lost its power to preserve? Lost its power to flavor our society, our culture? It is not supposed to be limited to only one area of life, but is to be all inclusive.
We are commanded, exhorted, to pray in the Spirit on all occasions – with all kinds of prayers and requests, keeping in mind TO BE ALERT praying especially for ALL THE LORD’S PEOPLE. Are we praying, “ALL KINDS OF PRAYERS AND REQUESTS?” And… Are we praying for ALL THE LORD’S PEOPLE? Those alive now and those to come, those to be won through evangelism, through our testimonies, through the witness of our lives? ARE WE? Are our lives making a way, the simplest way possible, for people to come into a loving, knowledgeable relationship with Jesus Christ?
“HAVING DONE ALL TO STAND,” are we standing? Are we strong or are we marginalized? Are we BEING a witness? Are we salt with savor?
This is REQUIRED WATCHING for YOU! This speech puts things in their right perspective! (If only BO – Obama would listen – But he may not because it is not from the mouth of Jeremiah Wright…)
We need more people with more passion for the Lord and His kingdom. But also, God calls different people to different areas of ministry. Loren Cunningham, the founder of YOUTH WITH A MISSION taught about the “SEVEN MIND MOLDERS” of culture that influence the lives of people. God needs people in all of these areas, especially if we want to see God’s kingdom established “on earth as it is in heaven.”
THE SEVEN MIND MOLDERS are the Family, Church, Government, Business, Education, Media, and Arts and Entertainment. For us to truly finished the great commission, we need to find which sphere God is calling us to influence, invade that sphere, and demonstrate God’s excellence to release His Life and commands into that sphere, thus representing God’s kingdom there.
We cannot judge other people’s callings, but need to support all who are trying to make a godly impact into these seven areas. Each person is responsible to do their calling as God had called them. As a missionary to the world, I understand the importance of evangelism – especially friendship evangelism and changing the hearts and minds of people. But, speaking in the area of politics, a nation without freedom limits the ability to send missionaries into all the world. I believe that America has been given that mandate for freedom so that we can be the greatest sending nation for the sake of the Gospel.
In my mind, ONE of the ways that people can do this, in all the these areas of influence, is to be involved politically in any way possible so that we can promote righteousness in the earth. The Bible says, “if the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” One of the answers seems to me to be: REBUILD THE FOUNDATIONS. In this day and time of our nation’s foundations are being quickly eroded and we need people to stand and be involved in rebuilding those foundations. Those foundations of our nation, established in our founding documents, were initially built on the recognition of God, “… And endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights…”
One of the tenets of our Christian faith is that “Christ came to set us free.” God weants people to be free. First, we need spiritual freedom, this is most basic. Then, freedom as a people (ethnos) allows a greater proclamation of the Word of God. As these foundations crumble and erode it affects all those other areas of the SEVEN MIND MOLDERS, just as the failure to have a passion for God also causes the foundations to continue to crumble and erode. Actually, we can’t neglect any of these areas of the Mind Molders. We need people of passion involved in all these areas as God calls them… and we need to support them equally.
We are to be salt and light. If the salt loses its saltiness. It is no good. As I’m sure you know salt is a preservative and we need to do our part to preserve what God has established. If we are to see the KINGDOM OF GOD established on EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, we all need to be the SALT OF THE EARTH as God calls us to be, so we can MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS and in all the spheres of influence. So no matter which area of the MIND MOLDERS we are involved in, we need to bring Christ and righteousness into those areas, and we need to do it with PASSION. …And we need to be supportive of each other no matter what their area of ministry happens to be.
Our goal in all these MIND MOLDER areas is to establish the KINGDOM OF GOD IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF MEN! “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” “Righteousness exalts a nation. But sin is a reproach to any people.”
“… And having done all this to stand, STAND…” “… Being fervent in spirit serving the Lord…”
Chavez’s opponent has complete confidence that he will be able to win the October election even though pollsters say Chavez has a 15 point lead. The interesting thing is that Chavez’ opponent is a Christian. He said he is putting his trust in the Lord to help him win as well as a strong house to house campaign to meet with people.
I say, “Right On!” – Wouldn’t that be a wonderful turnaround for Venezuela, after all the corruption, to have a president who is a Christian? Chavez, who is 57 years old, has been struggling with cancer and is not able to get out among the people very much at this point in time.
My concern is that Chavez will do something illegal or immoral to slant the election or use fraudulent voting techniques such as some of the progressives in the United States are want to do.
For those here in the USA or others who read this blog, if you are Christian. I certainly encourage you to pray for this situation in Venezuela. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”