My Brothers and Sisters in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ , I write this exhortation to you to tell you that we are at a crossroads in this country. First and foremost our obligation is to God and to his law, for God's law supersedes man's law. It is our duty as fellow Americans to stand up for the rights that our forefathers fought for. We have forgotten for the most part what it is like to be nation that is totally dependent on God. I urge every Christian, every Preacher and every Politician that claims to know Christ to stand up for God's Holy Word even when it is not considered politically correct. When will the church wake up and become the bold and victorious saints that God wants us to be. We tell ourselves that we can not make a difference, and so we sit around and society becomes more sinful, and yet the church does not shout at the rooftops thus saith the Lord. I urge you to consider the twelve apostles who were ordinary men, but when they truly sold out for the cause of Christ, God took twelve ordinary men and did extraordinary things through them. People, we are not of this world. We are not to buy into the world's philosophies or the world's ways of doing things.
There is a war going on and Satan and his demonic minions are attacking the church and attacking the Church through the deception of compromise. God's people are told time and time again that their best life is not now, but the best life in reality is yet to come. God said that if we proclaim the name of Christ we will go through tribulation and we will have opposition come our way. Satan may use people to try to cause dissension in the church, but remember that the person is not the enemy but the Devil himself is the enemy. Christians in America for the most part have become mediocre at best when it comes to walking with the Lord Jesus Christ. They want to hear about God only when it is convenient for them to hear it. They want to hear things that tickle the ear, instead of hearing about the truth that brings conviction and brokenness in one's life. The Church needs revival. What I mean by that is that the church needs a revival of repentance. Christians need to remember that they were once sinners doomed for hell and that God rescued them for the pits of hell and declared them righteous. Christians need to surrender and die to self. That is the only way for the Church to have true revival. Why were people like Paul and Peter so fired up for Jesus? The answer is that Jesus was their only love and they did not forget that love. I challenge the Church of God to return back to their first love. Return to Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith.
For the most part we do not experience persecution the way some people do. But my question is when negative circumstances or persecution come our way how are we as a Church and as Christians going to respond? Are we going to throw in the towel (which is what Satan wants) or are we going to say that even though tyrants may rule us in our present circumstances and even though the Devil might hurl arrows in our way are we going to stand for our God no matter what. I pray that the answer would be the latter. I submit that if we as a church and we as a people individually are not experiencing attack from Satan in some form or fashion then there is something wrong. The Devil is not going to fool with Christians who are content in their worldly lifestyles and are not making an impact for the Kingdom of God. Instead, the Devil is going to focus on the ones that are making an impact for the Lord Jesus Christ. So if you are someone on facebook that is experiencing attack from Satan, I tell you to keep on living for God because the Devil would not be bothering you if you were not living right in the eyes of the Lord. So I tell my fellow believers, I tell the Pastors, I tell the Politicians to not quit when adversity comes your way. For we learn the most about life when we are in the valleys, rather than on the mountaintops. If we must suffer for our Lord Jesus Christ may we do so with joy in our hearts and with the peace of God that passes all understanding. So as I close this brief word that Almighty God has laid on my heart may I leave you with these verses from the book of James: My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diverse trials, Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect (spiritually mature) and entire, wanting nothing.