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?