Jesus said, “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake” (see Matthew 24:9). We are living in a time where right is wrong and wrong is right. When up is down and down is up. To borrow a song title from The Temptations, our world is a “Ball of Confusion”.
We the Church in America have been fighting a one front war when the enemies of soul and of our God have come after us on three fronts – politically, culturally, and yes, spiritually. What do I mean on three fronts? Where we elect (see choose) people for public office, we use every other kind of standard except the Word of God. Why? We are told to “Vote the Bible” – yet usually the only time you hear this is the Sunday before an election (which equates to 6 times every 12 years). So how do you vote with a book you don’t even know? I go into more of that in “Check the Lens, Not the Image”. Second, culturally it is accepted in this country to go to church, but is frowned upon and viewed with absolute hatred to BE the Church. Third, we are fighting a spiritual war, no question about it. I am very aware of Ephesians 6:12. However, ask yourself this question, “Which demonic entity is in public office today”? “Which principality makes public policy that you are protesting”? Yet we are being told to “Obey the laws of the land”. In essence, we are told to be Biblically correct, but don’t grow a political or cultural spine. I would suggest to every person who has ever mounted a pulpit to ask yourself, “What type of believer am I reproducing in my messages”?
Make no mistake about it. We are a nation under judgment. The Church in America in general – its leadership in particular is directly responsible. True, we ALL need to repent. But after repentance, then what? The way I see it, for the survival of this country the Church has to mount up an offensive, culturally and politically. This is in addition to maintaining and advancing the spiritual front. If this means that current leadership is to be removed because of the inability or refusal to change, so be it. At the end of the day, it boils down to two choices: Either we embrace the world’s ways and become a target of God’s wrath, or we embrace the the cross and become the target of a rifleman’s crosshairs.
Make no mistake about it; In this life, we are all targeted.