Future generations of Christians—if there be any—will be profoundly baffled by us. They will ask why—why did we let trivial and foolish matters eat up so much time? They will agonize over our shallowness. They will cringe at our amusements.
But above all, they will be horrified that we played all these foolish games against the backdrop of madness and perversion. In a time of raging wickedness—while we still had the chance—why didn’t we rise in the power of the Holy Spirit? Why didn’t we deliver an effective challenge to the lies, addictions, and brainwashing of our time?
Not everyone can bear what I am about to say. The fair-weather Christian and the make believer will shrink before the high calling I am about to describe. But those who heed this call, and awaken to do their duty, deserve the love and thanks of every true child of God in America.
Paul said, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” -1 Corinthians 13:11
It is childish to linger in stupefying religious echo chambers. It is childish to mingle with delicate, debilitated, and depleted believers. It is childish to hide behind the towering lie that our God is unable to build mighty warriors.
I am looking you right in the eye, with a long and steady gaze. I am mustering all the conviction in my soul. I am begging you…PUT AWAY YOUR TOYS AND TAKE UP THE MIGHTY WEAPONS OF GOD.
Tyranny, like hell will not loosen its grip easily. But you have this great comfort—the greater the conflict the more glorious the final victory. You will be granted the honor and thrill of front line participation in the greatest thing God has ever done in the earth.
It is time to pay the price. Things gotten cheaply are lightly esteemed. The gold you seek is worth every drop of sweat—every mournful tear—every sacrifice.
Satan trembles at your advance to this higher calling. Evil quakes at your deliverance from compromise and cowardice. Hell asks “will they actually take up their rightful weapons and do us great harm? Let your soul roar an eternal YES!
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
If we can’t tear down strongholds, God is guilty of child abuse of the highest order. If our weapons are not mighty, 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 destroy fortresses of Satan by taking up the mighty weapons of God.
The Bible says, “cast down every high thing.” The traitorous preaching and teaching of today says there is very little we can do. So many preachers today remind us, “it’s all in God’s hands.” That may seem a comforting thought, but it is wrong—it creates passivity. 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 every impediment to provide God with an opportunity to vindicate His name before this blasphemous generation? Will you put away your toys?
Here is your great promise: When God sees you take up the mighty weapons of God—in the Name of Jesus—and attempt the impossible—God will muster all the resources of heaven to bring you total victory.
Are you preaching to what your people actually face? Are you awake to the fact that they are under intense persecution? The left has morphed into a hideous mob. How shall we then preach in this unprecedented era of darkness?
Liberals want a New American Civil War. 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?
Having faced with brutal honesty the world of our congregants…how shall we then preach?
There is a story of tyranny in 1 Samuel 11 that answers the question. 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. That is what we need in pulpits now!
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.
Much of the preaching today is of human origin. It makes the church lifeless and impotent to do battle against the moral landslide in America. Satan is behind this harmless preaching—preaching that will save no one.
E.M Bounds said, “Another scheme of Satan is to eliminate from the church all the humble, self-denying ordinances that are offensive to unsanctified tastes and unregenerate hearts. He seeks to reduce the church to a mere human institution—popular, natural, fleshly, and pleasing.”
The Holy Spirit is telling you my fellow preacher to face the 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. Preach as if God is able to make you not just a spokesman but a living weapon. If you have the heart…God will give you the words. Time is running out.