Preach as if they are stealing your country

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.

Ministers who do not love America

 

Ministers who do not love America

By Mario Murillo

Matthew Henry said, “Great pretenders to sanctity are commonly the worst enemies to those who are really sanctified.”

I collided with a false minister.  He attacked me and said, “you have become a politician,” (I could see right through him).  I asked him “what is a politician?”  He set a trap for himself by his own words.

So, then I asked him why he wasn’t speaking out against the destruction of America.  He told me that it would split his church.  I said, “you have just told me that a politician is someone who will say and do anything to stay in power.  I am not the politician you are!” 

Amos 7: 12-15 says, “Then Amaziah sent orders to Amos, “Get out of here, you prophet, you! Flee to the land of Judah and do your prophesying there! 13 Don’t bother us here with your visions, not here in the capital where the king’s chapel is!”  14 But Amos replied, “I am not really one of the prophets. I do not come from a family of prophets. I am just a herdsman and fruit picker. 15 But the Lord took me from caring for the flocks and told me, ‘Go and prophesy to my people Israel.”

Amaziah was a false priest who led Israel to worship Golden Calves.  He should never have interfered with the prophetic message of God.  Amos told him,“Hey, I didn’t ask for this job, God put me in this.”  Then God said this to Amaziah: “Now, therefore, listen to this message to you from the Lord. You say, ‘Don’t prophesy against Israel.’ The Lord’s reply is this: ‘Because of your interference, your wife will become a prostitute in this city, your sons and daughters will be killed, and your land divided up. You yourself will die in a heathen land, and the people of Israel will certainly become slaves in exile, far from their land.’” -Amos 7: 16-17

Like Amos, I had to be dragged into the political fray by the Holy Spirit.  I knew going in that it would touch off a firestorm of criticism.  But I had no choice.

It’s strange how few criticized me when I railed against gang violence, poverty, heroin and crystal meth, and how many attack me for exposing the worst gang and the most addictive narcotic in the ghetto: liberal government.   

The left sells a drug cocktail of atheism, Islam and the destruction of the family.   Not only this, but they viciously attack free speech—only their viewpoint is allowed.

I didn’t leave my calling—I am fulfilling it.  We are more active in inner city soul winning than ever—only now, we are getting to the root of the problem.

First and foremost—we preach Jesus to youth.  We make way for miraculous healings.  But we also train them on what made America great.  We honor the truths that made us blessed and we expose the lies that are destroying our nation.

Saving America should be a passion for all ministers.  Tell me what is wrong with that?  What is wrong with pointing out the fact that our greatness is tied to Christ?  I do not want a theocracy—to have “Christians run the country.”  I do not seek a sanctified sharia.  But who can deny the power, protection and prosperity we enjoyed when the teachings of Jesus were honored in the halls of our government?

Those who are called to preach to America should love the nation more than their financial security and reputation.

Those false ministers—who form covenants with darkness—who are muzzled by politics and can’t condemn abortion, the destruction of marriage, Islam and the anti-God violence and rebellion face special danger.  And I must ask all ministers a question:  DO YOU THINK YOU WILL ESCAPE?

“This was Mordecai’s reply to Esther: “Do you think you will escape there in the palace when all other Jews are killed?  14 If you keep quiet at a time like this, God will deliver the Jews from some other source, but you and your relatives will die; what’s more, who can say but that God has brought you into the palace for just such a time as this?” Esther 4: 13-14

Like Amos said to Amaziah—don’t interfere with God’s message of repentance or the wrath of God will fall on you!  The very disaster you are trying to escape by compromising will overtake you!  But those who faithfully preach the counsel of God will be spared from all destruction and thrive supernaturally.