When they come to write the story of the spiritual resurrection of 21st Century America, a new type of shepherd will likely have come forward.
These forerunners will have stood in flat contradiction to everything that the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton types holds dear.
They will contradict, denounce and protest in the name of God what Secularism has done to America. They “will love Christ and the souls of men to the point of willingness to die for the glory of the one and the salvation of the other. But they will fear nothing that breathes with mortal breath.”**
With a Hillary Clinton presidency America is about to learn something that can be learned in no other way, the ethical path is the only safe one. “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I”, cried the sweet Psalmist of Israel.*** ” Tribulation brings us to God and God to us.”****
The anointed eye recognizes that what is needed today are those with the ability to “appraise the religious scene as viewed from God’s position, and to tell us what is actually going on.”***** Most desperately needed is not another market research firm specializing in the study of religious beliefs and behavior of the American pews, but thermostats who impact and regulate the spiritual climate of the nation.
Evangelical pastors and pews must take our game to the next level. Fundamentally we must begin to comprehend that Religious Liberty will be won by organizing and not Sunday sermons. A Sunday sermon is not a denomination of political currency; mustering and marshaling parishioners to the public square is. But be not mistaken, the teaching of the whole counsel of God in America’s pulpits, and the resurrection of prayer in America’s churches — led by the senior pastor — will determine if America remains free.
The disciples of godless Secularism are not cowed by sermons, marches, or prayer rallies. Those doing this to our country must be removed from the public stage, that’s the initial stopgap. Following secularists removal from office — if America is to be saved — Secularism will have to be demolished, eliminating its choke-hold on the media, public education, higher learning, Big Business, the Supreme Court, Federal Courts, and Hollywood.
What Secularism is doing to America is gambling with the very life of the nation; most Americans are unalarmed and clueless. What is the matter with the people of America?
If America is to receive a 21st Century spiritual resurrection, it will likely be by other means than deployed in the last three-quarters century. If the church in the 21st Century is to recover from the injuries suffered in the 20th Century, there must appear a new model in the public square. The “Inside the Beltway” and “Family Policy Boys” approach will never do. Running a bus across a state the week before an election, when 50% of the vote is already in from early voting, is political suicide…and naiveté.
We need a Gideon or Rahab to make a stand.
*Video available to share with congregations at: https://vimeo.com/189846899
** A.W. Tozer
*** Psalm 61:2
**** Phillip Bennett Power