America is looking for a movement. The Church does not see herself as that movement. Here’s why.

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America is looking for a movement that can change the nation.  Meanwhile, the Church does not see herself as a force.  One big reason is an end time view that fosters apathy.

Once when I was on Television, I sat beside a noted prophecy teacher as he said “Jesus cannot return unless the United States falls.”  Some who were tired and old applauded, but the young were stunned and downcast.  It was a crime to attack their hope in the name of prophecy!

Don’t get me wrong.  I believe that the end times will be just as the Book of Revelation says.  I do believe that we will see great darkness, evil and calamity.  However,  there are many great miracles that can happen before the end.

A prophet once made an astonishing prediction that completely ran against the grain of the times.

An angry king and a mob wanted to kill Elisha. They blamed him for the great famine.

Here is the account that enraged the king: 2 Kings 6: 28 Then the king said to her, “What is troubling you?” And she answered, “This woman said to me, ‘Give your son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.’ 29 So we boiled my son, and ate him. And I said to her on the next day, ‘Give your son, that we may eat him’; but she has hidden her son.” 30 Now it happened, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he tore his clothes; and as he passed by on the wall, the people looked, and there underneath he had sackcloth on his body. 31 Then he said, “God do so to me and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat remains on him today!”

2 Kings 7:1Then Elisha said, “Hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the LORD: ‘Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, (5 lbs of fine flour for fifty cents and 10lbs of barley for fifty cents) at the gate of Samaria.’” 2 So an officer on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God and said, “Look, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, could this thing be?”

Because of unbelief someone missed the great miracle.

He was battered by the shortage unbelief made him miss the great miracle. I fear that I am looking at some who are going to sit out the greatest act of God because they are interpreting the Bible through the lens of the rampant crisis of their life.

God prepared the last people we would ever expect to bring about the miracle.  He used 4 lepers!

God seeks a core that will do things that others deem impossible.  Sometimes they are last people you would expect.   2 Kings 7:3 “Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate; and they said to one another, “Why are we sitting here until we die? 4 If we say, ‘We will enter the city,’ the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. Now therefore, come, let us surrender to the army of the Syrians. If they keep us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall only die.”  The ones with nothing left to lose have the most to gain. 

 

4. Instead of death they found unimagined provision and opportunity.   2 Kings 7:7 Therefore they arose and fled at twilight, and left the camp intact—their tents, their horses, and their donkeys—and they fled for their lives.8 And when these lepers came to the outskirts of the camp, they went into one tent and ate and drank, and carried from it silver and gold and clothing, and went and hid them; then they came back and entered another tent, and carried some from there also, and went and hid it.
9 Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household.”

 

Exploit the end times with audacity, original thinking, inventions, utilizing technology and the supernatural.  What if we have more time than we think? What if the greatest Christian books are yet to be written, the greatest ministries yet to be called and the most wealth yet to be transferred and we miss it all because of false prophecy? Daniel 11:32 “But the people who know their God will be strong and carry out great exploits.”

2 thoughts on “America is looking for a movement. The Church does not see herself as that movement. Here’s why.

  1. Amen!

    Love this: Exploit the end times with audacity, original thinking, inventions, utilizing technology and the supernatural.  What if we have more time than we think? What if the greatest Christian books are yet to be written, the greatest ministries yet to be called and the most wealth yet to be transferred and we miss it all because of false prophecy? Daniel 11:32 “But the people who know their God will be strong and carry out great exploits.”

    That’s so encouraging!! Thank you for taking the time to write words like these. I needed to read that.

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