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.
What can we do about the demons that are strangling America? Can we dismantle their ramparts? They have brought bitter division, mass addiction, and total deception. Can we stop them? Not only can we, it is our sworn duty to tear them down.
The Bible says “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God…2 Corinthians 10:4,5
The Bible says “cast down every high thing.” Most preaching and teaching today leaves the impression there is very little we can do. But that begs a question…
If we can’t tear down strongholds isn’t God is guilty of child abuse on a grand scale? He is guilty of letting Paul awaken a deep hope that can never be fulfilled. The whole point of 2 Corinthians 10: 4 and 5 was to provoke the church to take up the mighty weapons of God.
Want to know why there is so little preached about actually taking ground back from the devil? Let me give an example. Remember the woman who shot up the Youtube offices? Her story will be buried because it doesn’t advance the narrative of the left. She had Muslim background. She was enraged over Youtube’s censorship and bias. Protecting Islam, and hiding their nationwide censorship is a priority.
Likewise, there are two elements in the modern church that must silence the message of victory over demons to stay in business. They are the therapeutic church, and the gloom and doom church.
The therapeutic church must focus on happy talk and self-fulfillment. Shaking up their comfort zones with talk of warfare threatens attendance. To survive, they must distract Christians to lesser goals and lower living. They are guilty of unwittingly helping the devil to keep the army of God powerless.
Gloom and doom preachers keep the church on the defensive by telling them to take cover. Fear sells books, conspiracy theories sell survival, not revival. Gloom and doom prophets—like good democrats—must cheer on global domination, global warming and global disasters to keep Christians buying. They do not equip you to confront and conquer evil because they don’t believe it’s possible.
Now I want to make you mad—not just mad—I want you to be infuriated at what Satan has done to America. He has built a machine—an evil, wicked, massive machine. Facebook, Google, Youtube and Twitter are working parts of this hideous mechanism. Other components include most of the print press and news media.
Another tentacle of this device is on campus. It’s there to poison young minds. The toxic cloud of indoctrination goes all the way down to grammar schools robbing children of their innocence.
The machine hates Christianity. It hates Israel. It hates the family and every form of Biblical truth. All subtly is gone. The Marxist insanity once whispered in back alleys now struts its stuff on main street.
So many preachers today remind us, “it’s all in God’s hands.” While that is a comforting truth it is not the one we need right now. That has been used to make Christians passive.
But everywhere you look in the Bible it is against passivity and advocates action: “fight the good fight of faith…” “Endure hardness as a good soldier…” “Resist the devil…” “Take the sword of the Spirit…”
God has chosen to act in answer to prayer. He waits until His people rise and take their rightful place in the arena of battle. Young David saw the stalemate. No one challenged Goliath. David couldn’t stand it. He offered himself to God. God is looking for someone like that today—someone who can’t live with evil, who can’t stomach the perversion, and is enraged to see God dishonored. Someone God can use to turn the tide of America.
If there is one question this blog asks it is this: Are you so filled with holy rage that you are willing to lay down your life in order to provide God with an opportunity to vindicate His name before this blasphemous generation?
Mario what should I do?
-Pray different than you do now. Stand between heaven and earth as a true intercessor. Invoke the Name above all Names to get to the very Throne of God with your petition. Do it the way Moses raised the rod of Aaron over the battle. When you pray, pray violently, pray exactingly, detailing the damage you want done and where you want it done. By the Spirit, speak directly to evil powers. Call them out and cast them down.
-Talk about God different than you do now. Why should you apologize? What you have works. What they have doesn’t work. Arm yourself with your testimony and the blood of the Lamb. Challenge the double standard. Why is Jesus the only thing this supposedly open-minded generation won’t talk about.
-Plan events that the Holy Spirit can use to bring revival. Azusa Street was a small effort that exploded into unimaginable proportions. How dare anyone think that your small meeting can’t be used in a massive way?
There are many more things we can do to get out of fear and get into a great victory. Here is the great promise : When God sees someone take up the mighty weapons of God—in the Name of Jesus—and attempt the impossible—God will muster all of the resources of heaven to bring that someone total victory.
A strange thing has happened to Democrats. They suddenly discovered adultery is a sin. Not only that, they now believe it is grounds for a president to be impeached.
Because he is a billboard for liberal hypocrisy, Bill Clinton is scurrying away hoping you won’t see him. He remembers when Democrats defended him for ongoing adultery (not something that happened 12 years ago.) He remembers when the New York Times screamed that it was no one’s business when consenting adults have sex.
He remembers when (as recently as 2016) feminists thought his rapes were okay. Wonkette feminist writer Rebecca Schoenkopf thinks Bill Clinton probably raped Juanita Broaddrick back in 1978 — but that doesn’t make him a bad person.
In a post published in response to Broaddrick’s recent interview about the alleged attack, Schoenkopf explained Bill probably just didn’t know that forcing himself upon a woman was a no-no — because apparently no one told men not to rape 30 years ago.
“I can absolutely see Bill Clinton doing this (then, not now) and not even thinking of it as rape, but thinking of it as dominant, alpha sex,” Schoenkopf writes. “I can see a LOT of men doing that during that time period, before we started telling them in the ’80s, ‘hey, that is rape, do not do that.’ I can see YOUR NICE GRANDPA doing that, back then.”
How did Democrats go from one extreme to another? How did they go from anything goes to nothing goes—and, there is no statute of limitations on what might have gone on. How did they go from saying rape is okay for Clinton, to falsely accusing Trump of rape? Just when you thought they could not get any richer…
Bill Clinton opposed illegal immigration. Bill Clinton made citizenship a question on the census questionnaire. Democrats howl and sue against all of this now. And now…
The all-time double standard bearers—the supreme practitioners of hypocrisy, call Christians hypocrites for backing Trump.
Let me assure you of something. If Trump said, he was a Christ follower, and he was caught cheating on his wife as president, I would be first in line to rebuke the immorality. That has not happened. There’s as much evidence for that as there is for Russian collusion.
I don’t believe Christians who support Trump will give him a pass if he behaves like, say…Bill Clinton. Let me prove it to you in a way that some will hate me for: look at what happened in Alabama. Even if you believe that Judge Roy Moore was railroaded—and there is evidence of that—many Christians could not vote for him because of the moral shadow cast on him.
Democrats falsely assumed Alabama turned on Trump. Not true, just look at his approval numbers there now. Alabama is as red as ever.
I am going to be healed of my current spinal injury. You know how I know? I just look at who is saying I won’t be healed. The devil is, and I know he is a liar. The Christians who stand with Trump aren’t hypocrites. You know how I know they aren’t? Because it’s mainly hypocrites who are saying it.
Every day since my injury I have written an original blog. It’s one way I make the devil pay for attacking me. This the is one I have been waiting to post. But there’s a catch.
The catch is not a lot of people read about this subject. This should not surprise us. Since this is the most powerful way to stop Lucifer, he is trying to bury its very existence. So, if no one wants to hear it, then what made me go ahead and write it? You did.
I have been profoundly moved and encouraged by the growing hunger for the deep things of God in our readers. So what is the most important thing?
To get our answer we must first reach a conclusion about America. Arthur Matthew said, “The central influences of life are being taken over by men from the bottom levels of society in contrast to earlier generations. God’s authority in society is mediated from the top in the punishing of evil and the rewarding of good. But when control is taken over by the men at the bottom, we may be sure that the devil is in it.”
Satan is behind the marches, the media bias, the deepening immorality. The men from the bottom of levels have seized this moment to erase Judeo-Christian values. All of it—taking the guns, destroying marriage, voter fraud, abortion, open borders, are just ploys to bring America under the control of demonic power.
Yes, I am a political conservative. I comment on all those subjects. But I know that ultimately, I must deliver a direct blow to Satan and his minions, by the power of the Holy Spirit, or I will never see America set free. The crisis is the church doesn’t know how to do this.
We wrestle not with flesh and blood but with principalities and powers. Sadly, the church hardly wrestles at all. You know that most Christians around you have no clue how to oppose or pray down the powers that control our culture. I hope you want to learn how—because that my friend is the most important thing I have learned.
Many have come to rely on this blog for different reasons. I am convinced that the greatest service this blog can provide is only now beginning to appear.
It came as I was angry and frustrated spending so much time on my back. I felt helpless to doing anything important—I needed to get back in the battle. The Holy Spirit said I could do the most important thing I have ever done—right here in this room.
I could remove demonic barriers. I could disrupt evil plans from my room. But strongholds and barriers are not removed by God’s omnipotence until the believer takes the initiative and stands his ground in the heavenly places to engage the powers of evil that are causing our national perversion—the forces that are causing all the misery in our culture.
Those who can take their stand between heaven and hell and pray—not like we are praying now, but praying with the full realization of the Cross, and the victory Jesus won there.
Arthur Matthew describes it this way: “they take their position in Christ in the heavenlies and wrestle with and withstand the powers of evil that are manipulating the willing puppets on the streets.”
The kind of resistance that drives Satan back—that cuts off the supply of his puppets here on earth—brings into confusion those who would do us harm, cannot be done arrogantly.
Listen to more of Matthews:
Such resistance against supernatural powers is not done boastfully or presumptuously, but humbly as befits those who realize that they have no might in themselves and t they owe everything to the grace and power of God. The exercise is not a call for self-advertisement as some would make it. It is the ordained function of those who are in Christ and, I think we should add, of those who are filled with the Spirit. God does not commission men not filled with the Spirit to fight his battles. Paul was filled with the Holy Spirit when he confronted Elymas the sorcerer and exposed the devil’s attack and defeated him (Acts 13:9). It is not to be passed over that the command to be filled with the Spirit comes in the context of the Christian’s walk on earth and his warfare in the heavenlies.
I am learning to cut off the devil’s power through prayer—prayer in a new and living way for America. I believe that this is what you crave and together we can unleash this great power of prevailing prayer right now.
Democratic leaders already know. It is foolish to bet against Trump. The FBI found out conspiring against the President backfires. The media went for ratings by bashing Trump only to lose those ratings and their credibility. Mueller’s witch-hunt investigation is flaming out as political disaster.
Comey says his new book will do Trump in. Instead, it will be spit balls at a battleship.
CBS believes it has the silver bullet to kill Trump. They gleefully believe that an interview with a porn star this Sunday night is the end of Trump. Come Monday, they will join a long list of disappointed Trump haters whose weapons did not prosper.
The endless slander—the constant dredging up of scandal—the blatant lies are utterly disgraceful and should be condemned by every freedom-loving American. Here’s the thing…none of it is going to work.
He has been called every vile name there is and it bounces off. He has been insulted more vilely anyone and he just shakes it off and moves on.
Trump will survive. Not because he’s perfect. Not because his base is fiercely loyal. He will survive even though he is hard for some Christians to take. Bless your heart, I think you probably just never met someone from New York.
He is here by divine appointment. Can you hear heads exploding? Yes, you heard me right—he is here because God set him in the White House. And as my friends in Lubbock say, “there ain’t nuthin you can do about it.”
He is here to wreck and dismantle. He is here to here to apply strong medicine to a self-destructive nation.
Nothing else explains why he is still standing after the cruelest and most unrelenting attack on any leader in America leader in history. More importantly, nothing else explains why none of this has broken his spirit. Deal with it. Someone way bigger than you and me wants him right where he is doing just what he is doing.
Many church going folk don’t like Trump. They can’t imagine God using him. Habakkuk felt the same way. When God told him that Babylon would be an instrument of divine work he couldn’t fathom it. Here is what the Habakkuk 1 says, “ 5 “Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. 6 I am raising up the Babylonians,that ruthless and impetuous people…
Ruthless and impetuous describes Trump. Nevertheless, he is here until he fulfills his purpose. To all you intercessors who cried out for a national miracle—you got it. Its just a much rougher package than you imagined.
But what is Trump here to do? Now here comes the chilling answer: Trump is buying time for the sleeping church to wake up and do her job. Trump is a divine stop-gap that appeared out of mercy.
Nothing could be worse than for us to waste this miracle. Nothing could be more grieving to God than for the American church to be ungrateful for a man—a rough customer to be sure—who is taking the hits for standing for all the values that we love and that the left hates.
Yes, we are going to see a scorched earth political campaign from the left. They will be carpet bombing the nation with propaganda. The flood of fake news, character assassination, and criminal activity during the election season will be worse than anything you have ever seen. At a certain point, it will look impossible for our side to win. However, I know we can—I know God wants to do a miracle.
I have sought the Lord. These days of my slow recovery do have a downside for Satan. I have time to pray, study, think, and write. Last night it hit me. There are 5 clear and notable steps to a miracle in November. Here they come:
1. Activate: Realize that there are more of us than you know. There are millions who love Jesus, America, and support our president. You don’t need to engage in endless debates and change someone’s mind—all you have to do is activate those of like mind.
Activate them by telling them what is at stake. By taking the House and the Senate, the left can do as much damage as having Hillary in the White House. The first thing they will do is impeach Donald Trump. While it will take more than impeachment to remove him from office—they will move to do that next.
Ask if they are registered to vote. Ask what their plan is to make sure they vote. Talk to them about studying a sample ballot so that they will prepared to vote correctly. Talk to them about early voting. Make sure they know where to vote.
2. Talk to your pastor. Make sure you do not threaten to leave if you don’t get your way. Gently ask if he or she would consider instructing the Body on what is at stake. One fact should outweigh everything else: THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS DECLARED WAR ON CHRISTIANITY. You are not lying or exaggerating when you tell that to leader.
Spiritual leaders need to know they are not getting political by being vocal about the election. It’s the Democrats who have gotten anti-God. It is a natural extension of a preacher’s calling to destroy the works of Satan, which in this case, is the left’s plan to drive the church underground.
3. Educate yourself on the issues and take public stands. No, I don’t want you glued to cable news, but you should understand your why you are pro-life, pro second amendment, and why you support the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Yes, you can win debates and change minds. When your child comes home from school a victim of leftist encroachment, you should know your parental rights. I have found that many ideas of the left are easily defeated, and young minds believe silliness because they have never heard an opposing view.
Write letters to editors. Call into radio shows. You’ll be amazed at how much noise you can make, and how many minds you can change.
4. Understand that by taking stands against leftists you are not being unloving. Paul knew when to stand up for his civil rights: Acts 16: 36 “So the keeper of the prison reported these words to Paul, saying, “The magistrates have sent to let you go. Now therefore depart, and go in peace.” 37 But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us openly, uncondemned Romans, and have thrown us into prison. And now do they put us out secretly? No indeed! Let them come themselves and get us out. 38 And the officers told these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans.” Paul knew his rights. He didn’t worry that he was unloving. He forced a political change in that city.
5.Understand warfare intercession. Prayer can’t be polite in this election cycle. It must be intense. It must be targeted. It must be deliberate. It must discern what is happening. Arthur Matthews said, “principalities and powers in heavenly places have mustered their unseen array rigged their Trojan horse infiltrated society and opened the gates for a flood of evil to take over.”
Once alerted to that inescapable fact the soldier of Jesus must set themselves to unleash heaven of the powers of evil. Tragically, most believers are ignorant of the invisible battle. Edith Schaeffer says that “there is a deadness, a blindness, an insensitivity among many Christians, for they refuse to recognize the war in which they are involved.”
The good news is that Jehovah only needs a handful of true intercessors to thwart Satan’s plans in this coming election. You must understand however, your duty, and your authority. Again, Arthur Matthews says, “Barriers are not moved by God’s omnipotence until the believer takes the initiative and stands his ground in the heavenly places to engage the powers of evil that are directly the cause of the ground-level troubles, and resists them in the name of the Victor of Calvary.”
When the enemy came to steal Israel’s water Moses took action to cut off demonic power at the source: Exodus 17: 8 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.”
So long as Moses held up the rod over the battle the Amalekites were defeated. You know the rest, Aaron and Hur held up his arm until victory came.
Hold up the standard of God in prayer. Hold it over the demons who drive the left to their insane extremes. Let your intercession disrupt them. Watch as God divides, confuses, and neutralizes the strategies of devils until we see a miracle in November. Hallelujah!