America’s Opportunity Awaits
There is a spiritual war for America going on. We have seen Republicans and Democrats going to battle over control of the country for the past several months. Now the people have made a selection, right or wrong, we made a choice. A transition will take place in the American leadership. I truly believe in our founding father’s declaration “In God We Trust.” They certainly understood these peaceful transitions would need divine assistance.
“The nation who needs no God is the nation who must live under the tyranny of mere men. ” ~Fred Hughes~
The American vote places a very special authority in the hands of the people. Americans who are also Christians have an even greater authority. We have a spiritual authority with even greater and more powerful influence than our vote. We have a voice that is heard by God, and we have the ability to hear God’s response. There are many enemies who want to destroy the voice of the vote and the voice of God speaking to His people. We must realize the truth that sets men free is the truth of God’s word.
(Ephesians 6:10-12) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
It is sad to say, but Christians forget, or have never known the authority that is available to them as a believer. We, who are in the body of Christ, need to discover what authority God has given us, find out what is under our authority, and start operating in it. It is not flesh and blood, Democrats and Republicans, that we are at war with.
(2 Corinthians 10:3-5) For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
Jesus gave us a few responsibilities. The authority he placed in our hands must be appropriated by us! God is not going to do things he told us to do. We are here to accomplish the job he asked us to do. The early residents of these United States took these spiritual duties seriously.
(Matthew 28:18-20) And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
This great commission was given to Christ followers. In America the nations have come to us, we do not even have to “go” the nations are here! We have lots of churches but not enough disciple makers. If we do not make disciples of them, they will soon make disciples of our children and friends following their gods and ways. We already see this in our schools and universities today. We must obey the commission and use the authority given to us in Matthew 28:19-20
Our nation, as I see it, is at a pivotal point. If we return to the foundations of freedom our country was built upon, then we will have a great nation. If we follow our founding fathers who wisely followed Jesus, we will have an even greater nation. The men and women who established this great experiment called democracy were Christians who valued the authority of God. These great Americans who set before us as an example, a great government, established by faith in a loving God in whom we can confidently place our trust. This is the pivotal moment, will we recognize it? If so, then, we too will have the freedom they possessed.
We have the authority and the directive to get America Born Again! Then, she can be Great Again! America’s opportunity awaits!
Imagine what would happen if we invested as much money, air-time, and round-game effort into promoting the Kingdom of God as we do for an election.
That is what I see for America. “We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” God Bless America.