If you are disappointed or shaken by the election consider this: 59 million Americans voted for Mitt Romney. This means that Obama did not get a mandate; instead he got a firewall he must confront for the next 4 years.
There is a vast nation within a nation that does not merely disapprove of him, but sees him as an existential threat to their values, and freedoms. This is a major force that has virtually unlimited power and energy to fundamentally change the future of our nation if they unify and cooperate with each other.
The Obama team would be wise to put aside grandstanding and spiking the ball because this enormous voting bloc feels a special anger and resolve. It would be a fatal error to antagonize them. Like it or not, millions upon millions think the election was a fixed sporting event where they did not lose to the other team but to the referees.
Watch them as they stoke the fires of the Benghazi scandal. They are going to dismantle the Obama media brick by brick by exposing all of the bias and refusing to do business with any outlet that was in the tank for Obama. In short, they are going to delve into every aspect of the present regime and do whatever it takes get their country back.
You can count on me to keep coming against the socialist agenda and the nanny state of Obama. However, there is a much greater priority for me and that is true moral awakening. We need a revival, an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and we need it now!
My heart is filled with a fire to bring you encouragement. The first step in our effort to get our nation back is to be infused with power from on high. We cannot give into despair or depression we must see be prepared to live supernatural lives.
Obama’s philosophy damages our belief in the power of an individual to make a difference. We have seen this shattered in our youth and it is the greatest threat to our future as a nation.
I want you to see the lies Satan is saying to Americans right now. The evil one wants you discouraged and shell shocked by the election. In short, he wants you to feel that you cannot do anything amazing with your life in this dark time.
No matter what you think of me, no matter what you have ever heard me preach, teach or write, I am imploring you to put it all aside and hear me as you have never heard me before. America needs you to be a defiant, bold, yea bombastic believer. You need to openly despise and reject a life of limits. It is time for you to boil with a seething conviction. What you want, what you must have is a life on the frontline lording it over demons, and trampling the strongholds of Satan.
Four other dangerous lies hinge on the lie that your life cannot make a difference. I am putting them in the crosshairs one at a time.
1. The lie that you cannot make a difference because you are too old and the times are too terrible. Moses was 80 years old when he began his quest to set the Jews free in Egypt. Think of that! While Satan believed that Moses was ready to gum applesauce at Leisure World, God was just beginning to use this great man of God.
His orders seemed utterly impossible: “Go to the most powerful empire with just a staff and free 2.5 million slaves.”
It is said that a retired man will die within two years after he feels no sense of purpose. No doubt, Moses was deteriorating from herding sheep when he was supposed to be leading men. Nobody’s opinion of your age matters but God’s and yours. Nobody else knows how much fire still rages in your heart to be used of God.
Mark Twain said, “Age is a thing of mind over matter, if you don’t mind then it don’t matter.”
A Bible college student who made a serious mistake with me; He walked up to me and said, “Give me your mantle.” I glared at him and yelled, “Go get your own mantle; I’m not half done with this one!”
Hanging around with Moses fired up Caleb long after Moses died. Caleb was old when Joshua finally got around to giving him his portion in the Promised Land. This aging warrior did not ask for bottom land in Happy Valley so he could live out his golden years in relative ease. Instead, he shocked Joshua by asking for mountain country that was still inhabited by the Anakin, giants who were fierce and entrenched. The old man wanted mountain country and a fresh challenge!
Shake yourself awake before your relatives start looking at brochures for Shady Pines. Get back on the front line and ignore the aches and pains! Burn out don’t fade out! Don’t retire, reload.
2. The lie that you cannot make a difference because you are in a bad location. You do not need to relocate, the devil does! It amazes me how much we think location has to do with anything. Right where you are right now is awesome, and full of promise.
Think of it. Location became irrelevant when Jesus said, “Go into the entire world.” The great commission means that everywhere is a great location. It is nuts to think that Satan is too strong for God where you live. The Blood of Jesus retains its potency in every square inch of the planet.
Jesus once asked the crowd about John the Baptist. He said, “What do you go out to see?” He went on to explain that they did not go out to see a well-dressed man with a soothing message. He was raw, stinging, and laser sharp in his declarations. Yet, it says that all of Jerusalem and all of Judea went out to see him. By historical estimates, this is a population of nearly 500,000 people!
John pulled massive crowds out to the middle of nowhere. They went to see him because of the power of God that radiated from him. This holds true now. Anywhere Jesus can find a person who rejects the lie of bad location; He will empower them to change a bad location into prime property.
3. The lie that you cannot make a difference because you have no money or influence. One day God ordered an angel before him. “I want you to go on a mission to the land of Israel and anoint a deliverer.” At this dark time in history the Jews were in misery beneath the lash of the Midianites. The people of God were vastly outnumbered and they had no weapons. The angel must have known all of this.
God told the angel to greet the future deliverer by declaring, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!” The angel no doubt thought he would be meeting Clint Eastwood. You can imagine his shock when instead, he meets Pee Wee Herman!
The angel found Gideon hiding in a wine vat for fear of the Midianites. The angel tried to keep a straight face as he dutifully read his lines. “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!” Our hero grew even wimpier. He asked, “If the Lord is with us then why has all of this befallen us?” The angel pressed on trying to get Gideon to man up. “Go in this, the strength of the Lord!” Again Gideon disappoints. “Why has God chosen me since I belong to the least of the clans of Israel?”
Gideon is the poster child of how God overcomes human weakness to make a mighty warrior. No money? So what? No influence? Doesn’t matter! Even courage and skill are not prerequisites for those that God selects.
I once asked a classroom of eager future preachers to take a challenge. I said, “Write down what you would do if you had a million dollars.” I gave them 30 minutes to write out their strategy for such a windfall of money.
Finally, I told them to put down their pens. I said, “now I want you to underline everything that you wrote that you can do now even without the money. They were shocked to discover the number of things on their wish list that could be started even with no money.
The devil hates it when we quit talking and take action. Few things are more painful to Satan than the start of a fresh vision. He dreads and despises those who take the first step forward in a new venture for God. He is enraged by those who put aside their limitations and instead rely on Jesus for the power, wisdom, favor and provision.
Maybe you are not the perfect person for the job; maybe you have nothing to start with, but do any of these things matter if God has chosen you?
4. The lie that God cannot use you because of your past. When Jesus met the woman at the well He offered her living water. Then He told her to go get her husband. She said, “I have no husband.” He responded by saying, “this is true because you have had 5 husbands and the one you have now is not your own.” Anyone who has been raised in church will tell you that while she can have living water there is no way, given her divorces that she can ever be used of God.
However, this did not bother the Bible. She starts a revival in her city. She directs lost souls to Christ in vast numbers.
You know what I call heroes with a past? I call them wounded healers. They do not have every hair in place or a clean record. They are not the sanitized, prissy version of the Body of Christ. They have messed up and then gotten back up. Trampled and left for dead, God restored them! They have no image to protect or ego to wound. They are the most dangerous people that Satan will ever face!
There you have it. These 4 lies that have no right to stop you: WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF GOD IN A DARK TIME AND THERE IS ONLY ONE THING ON OUR MIND. IT IS A THOUGHT THAT PERMEATES OUR BEING, FORGES OUR PLANS AND OCCUPIES US CONTINUALLY…“IN THE LAST DAYS THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THEIR GOD WILL BE STRONG AND CARRY OUT GREAT EXPLOITS.”
This is what matters. This is the only fact that counts. This is the only reality that has a right to influence us and guide us as we follow God to the healing of our nation.