Thursday, June 25, 2015

A sad day. It's time for heavy prayer.

Acts 1:13-15King James Version (KJV)

13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

Acts 2:1-4King James Version (KJV)

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 17:6King James Version (KJV)

And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;

This is a sad day in the United States. Riots are breaking out in many cities. Racism is being fomented and stoked by people bent on subverting the founding principles of this country. And it seems likely that the Supreme Court will soon legalize same sex marriage- an abomination in the eyes of God. 
Virtuous things are being tossed aside and immorality and illegal behaviors are being lifted up as normal. 
Good people are being vilified by the media AND the courts. Evil seems to be having free reign. It is entirely possible that Christians here will soon have the same choices that many of us have had over the centuries: Bow to ungodliness or risk beatings, imprisonments, or worse. 
What's a Christian to do? 
Well, it is a time for prayer. In the Bible, whenever God's people were threatened or suffering or scared, they prayed. They prayed in their homes. They gathered together and prayed. They prayed until they touched heaven and God unleashed his supernatural power. Then, they would take that same God and his power to the streets and (one life at a time) they began to change their culture. 
Many lives were changed. Many souls were saved. 
This is the only hope for America. In fact, this is the only hope for the world. 
It will not be easy. Even those that took that power to the streets, suffered. Many were beaten. Many were killed. But, lives were changed through their obedience to God and refusal to give into the evil culture they were in.
We have prayed for real revival for many years. Study the scriptures. Real revival almost always came in times of extreme persecution- and through God performing the miraculous up to and including killing false believers and ungodly political leaders. GOD did that- not his people. 
If ever our world needed a healthy dose of the fear of God and the moving of his spirit- it is today. 
We may not be able to change the direction of the whole world, but we can make a difference and take some folks with us to heaven as we go. 
I took down my American flag today from off my home. I did it in part because there are rumors of gangs killing whole families who fly the flag on their homes. But, the main reason I took it down is because, though I love my country and the Constitution it is based upon, I cannot be proud of what America has become. 
The scripture declares that a nation that lifts up evil cannot stand (my paraphrase). I will not support the leaders we have now that are sacrificing our freedoms and destroying the Godly principles our nation was built upon. 
I am not advocating physical war: though I believe strongly a second civil war is well on it's way. What I am advocating is hitting our collective faces in deep prayer and fasting in supplication to the only being who can make a real difference in our ungodly world: Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. 
I pray you will join me.