At this time, the warrior of God can be vexed with discouragement. They can feel crushed between the two jaws of a vise. One jaw is the blatant depravity of our “woke” culture. The other jaw is the disheartening cowardice of preachers. These factors weigh you down, steal your joy, and even crush your spirit.
The Christian warrior sees what is happening in our culture:
This Christmas season, under the non-leadership of Biden, Americans have sunk to new lows of hatred and debauchery.
Speaking of Christmas, Joseph, Mary and even Jesus have lately been subjected to hateful, obscene and demonic depictions. Hating Christians is now fair game. Joe Rogan, who is not known as a saint, took to his massive podcast audience to decry the hatred of Hollywood toward noted actor Chris Pratt, who is an outspoken believer. Rogan said, “He’s kind of outside the lines in terms of his ideology, he’s a Christian, and pretty open about it.” Rogan added, “Because of that, they attack him.”
Our government calls Christian moms domestic terrorists for trying to protect and defend their children from school boards with a woke agenda, bent on promoting CRT and perversion.
Then there are the bands of organized thugs who are systematically robbing high-end stores. And Gavin Newsom, allowing drugstores to be looted on a daily basis by the homeless, with no consequences.
The Bible tells us about the vexation of Lot in Sodom. “For that just man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by what he saw and heard of their lawless acts…” (2 Peter 2:8). This is exactly what the core of God’s people are feeling in our culture.
Now, look at what continues to happen in our pulpits:
The nation is on fire. The pandemic lockdown set the mechanism in place to silence the church. Most Christians believe our government is hostile to our faith. Yet, pastors with the influence to push back against tyranny, refuse to do so―even though they know the flocks they are supposed to be shepherding are suffering under the lash of persecution and perversion.
One megachurch pastor in Colorado said that he has decided not to talk about politics from the pulpit because, he says, he has lost friends and received “hateful emails.” Friends and emails? Is that all it takes to neutralize this man? Imagine how that statement sounds to the martyrs in all ages and to today’s suffering underground church?
The warrior of God is opposed from the front, and betrayed from behind. No wonder freedom fighters of faith can feel totally drained.
Now let me tell you what I know God is saying to you: Do not wait for things to get better. Do not wait for the lukewarm leaders to wake up. Do not look for a special sign. You have permission—whether or not anyone else agrees with you―to save America.
I am only going to make two points in this blog.
Do not doubt that you and God are more than enough to win this war.
It is because God is with you, that what you are going to do will triumph!
1 Samuel 14:6, “Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few.””
Child of God: You are more than enough to turn the tide. Your great weapon is your burden for America. Forget all about exotic prophecies and emotional experiences. The pilot light to your great adventure is in your burden for your nation. That burden is there for a reason.
When evil is exalted, God looks for deliverers. He scans the nation to see who will cleanse themselves from the carnal church and the intoxicated preachers. He looks for those who will allow God to make them the indestructible voices to restore righteousness to America.
“Now thanks be unto God Who always causes us to triumph in Christ!” He does not awaken us to action just to frustrate us. He jolts us awake in order to ignite a string of miracles and a plan. “Come, let us go!” is the watchword of this hour.
Our tent crusades in California were not condoned by State Law. But I obeyed the real law and the higher law. Gavin Newsom not only violated the law of the land, which is the Constitution, but also violated the highest law―which was God’s voice, telling me to go. That is why our meetings exploded with decisions for Christ and miracles.
And you also have permission to go!
“Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you.” (1 Samuel 10:6-7).