Preach as if they are stealing your country

by | Apr 13, 2018 | Christianity Today | 7 comments

Are you preaching to what your people actually face?  Their faith is costing them their jobs.  Their children are being persecuted at school.  Their college is banning their Christian clubs.
When they tell us they want to silence the church—when they tell us their opinion is the only one allowed—when disagreeing will cost you your rights, your job, and even your life—when they burn buildings, protect killers, and convict innocent people—the church should have no response?  Do we sit back and just give away our freedom of religion and speech?
Liberals want a New American Civil War.  They want one party rule.  They say the Republican Party, and Evangelical Christians must be stripped of power.  They want to make America into California.
Peter Leyden, CEO of new media startup Reinvent, and Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, said this in an article entitled The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War.
They say, “What about the need for checks and balances?  Many Americans might be wary of trusting a political environment where one party has complete control of political power.”
They insist that one party rule is an utter necessity: “America can’t afford more political paralysis. One side or the other must win. This is a civil war that can be won without firing a shot. But it is a fundamental conflict between two worldviews that must be resolved in short order.”  Are these wacko ideas from the fringe?  No, they are mainstream leftist ideology.  We are in a moral civil war.  How shall we preach in moral civil war?
There is a story of tyranny that is our model for this moment.  Terrorists took control of a city and demanded that the entire city become slaves or face death.  It gets worse.  Just to stay alive every man, woman, and child had to agree to have their right eye removed.
The elders of the city begged for them to hold off 7 days so they could send messengers to get help.  Since the terrorists were spoiling for a fight they agreed.
1 Samuel 11:3 is one of the most chilling verses in scripture because it shows the unimaginable horror the people felt: “Then the elders of Jabesh said to him, ‘Hold off for seven days, that we may send messengers to all the territory of Israel.  And then, if there is no one to save us, we will come out to you.’”
Put yourself in the place of those men facing the disfigurement of their wives and children.  If you were one of those elders tasked with choosing messengers—what kind of messengers would you choose?  Who would you choose to go get help?
You would not pick smooth talking salesmen.  You would not want a wordsmith or an entertainer.  You dare not send a psychologist or a life coach.
They had to go get an army.  They had to make people cry and get angry.  They had to convince people—who might believe this was not their fight—to take a stand.
The Bible says they went to Gibeah where King Saul was, and everyone who heard them began to weep.  King Saul was filled with holy rage and galvanized the nation to save the people of Jabesh Gilead in a mighty victory.
Who will save us from the disfigurement of America, and the church, by the left?  What kind of preaching shall we choose to loosen the grip of tyranny and regain our freedom?  The same kind of messengers the elders of Jabesh Gilead choose.
The Holy Spirit is leading preachers to adjust to the new, real world.  He is sending out an urgent appeal: Preach as if they are stealing your country…because they are.  Preach as if your people are suffering under persecution because they are.  If you have the heart, God will give you the words.  Time is running out.


  1. Evan. Roger Culwell

    amen hard to win a fight you want even in gage in or admit is going on, WHEN IT’S PLAIN TO SEE, IF YOU JUST LOOK, America is just sitting by on the side line’s watch and doing nothing as they take it all, I saw yesterday 226 million Christian’s in America a lone, you want to tell me they could win, if we did what we are suppose to do, and that is fight for God and what’s right, to take a stand.

  2. Carolina

    Righteous right on Mario!!!
    I sat yesterday watching the confirmation hearings for Mike Pompao to be the new Secretary of State. To my aghast astonishment I witnessed questions being presented to Mr Pompao by Democrat Senators that were absolutely sickening. Here this highly qualified gentleman from Kansas who’s being asked to serve this nation globally representing America to foreign powers, is being pummeled with absurd questions about his stance on LGBTQ rights and his racial disposition. Senators from all Dem states were asking Mr Pompao about ridiculous things such as his ideas about Climate change, I was so incensed, that I sat down & wrote a letter to President Trump at the White House (which I often do). Pleading with him to listen to Senator Rand Paul, who appears to be the only one actually interested in what our American Presidents agenda is.
    Christians MUST take a stand and FIGHT for YOUR right to believe as well as your childrens right to exercise that belief. Heres the good news…I am assured that as smarmy as its gotten in all these liberal left political sectors, that, this is The LORD in what AP-Paul spoke of as “sends them a strong delusion,” so they’ll believe what is false.”
    That being the possible case our CHRIST The King would then not be far away from coming to catch UP His Bride like church away with Him! Alleluia!

  3. Mary Ellen Martinez

    Thank you for encouraging preachers to teach the congregation that our religious liberty is in a life and death situation. The enemy of our soul and his demons work tirelessly day and night to continue the divide that the last administration promulgated in every vital area of our culture.

  4. Judy Haga

    YEH SAY THAT!!!!!!

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

  5. kingskid48

    All I can say, Mario, is you hit the nail on the head again, and I just pray that our pastor is receiving your blogs. In fact, I pray that all pastors do if they want America to survive. The time for feel-good teaching is long gone, if it was ever supposed to be hear in the first place.

  6. Aaron

    We see what the Globalists are doing to Trump,If they get there way we are next.
    Time to repent and clean house.
    Time for Holiness,living clean and accountability.
    Time to discern Good from evil in the church.
    Simply put its time to take God serious,quit obsessing on whats lawful and build on whats expedient.
    Personal gain(materialism) or influence with the masses of souls that are bound in sin.
    As for me and my House……..

  7. Aaron

    Sent this out to a lot of pastors today




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