Evangelical leaders hailed Trump as a type of King Cyrus. Now they are bailing on him because they can’t take the heat. Just when he needs the church the most they abandon ship.
Fellow preachers, do we need to be reminded about the miracle we saw on election night? For weeks, we were told he had no chance to win. Have you forgotten how close we came to a nuclear winter called Hillary?
Do we need to be reintroduced to the obvious? Look at who hates him, and you will find every reason to stand with him. The same people that hate Israel, hate Trump. The same people who want to kill Trump, want to kill the unborn. The same people that want to silence Trump, want to silence the church.
Pastor, his enemies are your enemies. Those who want to stop his policies, also want to stop your vision.
He tweets. Get over it! When virtually every news outlet lies about him…how else will he get the truth out?
He is rough and crude. So, what? Draining the swamp in Washington is not the job for your breathy voiced yoga instructor. Trump is the strong medicine God chose.
He has enraged all the usual suspects: Teacher’s unions, socialist hippies, gas bag college professors, and all the cuckoo caucuses infesting our halls of government.
I want to remind my esteemed yet timid colleagues our children are getting a nutty education. Life doesn’t hand out participation trophies. Life won’t let you retreat to your safe place. Do you honestly believe that the drivel doled by leftists in the name of “education” will teach hard work, perseverance, and character?
Trump’s determination to make us strong in a hostile world is condemned as “nationalism.” His campaign to make education rational is condemned as “out of date.” Only drug addled moonbeams can find fault with common sense.
Our morally bankrupt leaders don’t know how to solve problems. My generation put a man on the moon—this generation put a man in the girl’s bathroom. I am not attacking transgender people. I am illustrating how—when it comes to priorities—liberalism rots the brain. With the life-threatening problems we face they focus on this?
In the next 90 days we will see the most blatant attack—in our history—on everything we value as believers.
The last thing President Trump should feel right now is that he is alone. He must feel the fervent prayers of the Body of Christ. He must hear your voice supporting his valiant moves to unwind the snake Obama wrapped around the throat of our democracy.
Dear preacher did you support Trump because of a fad fever? Are you silent because of the backlash? If you believe Trump is a miracle, and a type of King Cyrus, then act like it! Seize this divine opportunity to stand with policies that best reflect our values. Don’t chicken out now that the heat is on.
I never voted for Trump because I heard some goose-bump prophecy. I came to my decision in prayer. I studied history. I saw us sinking into the same quicksand that ended prior nations. I looked at our choices and it was crystal clear that Trump was not just the best choice—he was the only choice. He still is.
Trump is right to Tweet about it. And He is right not to apologize for it. Trump questioning why billions of dollars have been poured into Democrat controlled cities which still remain rat holes is not racism, it is common sense.
Condemning Democrats for continuing the most corrupt and hare-brained investigation in American history is not obstruction, it is instruction—it is just plain logic.
Trump must keep Tweeting because it exposes corruption in a world where the Left has fought to make certain truths unsayable. They solemnly warn us that if we say certain things we will be shamed, and unemployable. Because those threats do not work with Trump, he must keep using his weapon of Tweets.
The Left races to defend their own. They must show outrage—because, if Elijah Cummings is exposed as a corrupt do-nothing, others among them may be exposed, also.
But the biggest thing for Trump is that he should not apologize, because you don’t negotiate with crazy.
Alexandria says we need to spend 40 trillion dollars. Nancy says that if Trump wins a second term, she will flood the House with committees and endless investigations. Elizabeth says she is Cherokee because of trace elements in her DNA. Hillary says Bill’s behavior was not as bad as Brett Kavanagh’s. Maxine Waters says God wants us to harass Trump supporters in restaurants.
The Democrat controlled House is doing absolutely nothing for their constituents—NOTHING. They are doing nothing about jobs, nothing about crime, nothing about healthcare or the infrastructure. In fact, they are not doing anything else that affects your life. They are totally occupied with hating Trump. And, it is crazy that those who elected these people are not outraged.
When they tell you they will give more money and benefits to those who broke into our nation illegally than they will give to either you, me, or to veterans, that is madness.
Say a man breaks into your home. You got him dead to rights. Instead of leaving, he begins to act strangely and threatens you. He claims he has a right to a part of your private property. He even tells you that if you hurt him he will tell the police. A cop arrives, who is not your normal cop. For some reason this flaky officer finds merit in the burglar’s claim and suggests you find some common ground. “Maybe you can let him use part of your house as a humanitarian gesture.” That is, well, you know— crazy.
We who support the President are not vying for some strange new world. We merely wish to uphold the Constitution and the values that made America great. For that we are condemned, threatened, and called vile names. Why should we apologize for doing what is right?
They are the ones who are crazy for condemning Israel for not giving in to Palestinian demands. The fundamental demand of any of Palestinian offer of peace is that Israel must cease to exist. You can’t negotiate with that kind of blind terrorism. That is why the Israelis have not, and never will.
University Presidents say no conservative should be allowed to speak on any campus. That’s crazy. The Left is so gone that they have devolved from witch hunts, to witchcraft. A group of leftist witches are formally putting hexes on all Republican leaders. That is crazy! Appropriately, these witches are also making a donation to Planned Parenthood. Of course they are! Human sacrifice has always been a part of witchcraft.
The Left loves to say we are headed for a civil war. That’s crazy. Like true Confederates and plantation owners before them, Blue states want to secede from the Union.
They love to act like its 1860, when it is more like 1776, and the Loony Left is the British. We are in a fight for freedom from the curse of socialism. Oh, and need I mention that socialism is crazy?
Who is in the street wearing black masks and hitting people with bats? Splinter News writer, Hamilton Nolan, penned an essay this week, warning that they are going to start using bombs. That is crazy.
This is no time to tell the rational people that they need to give in to insanity.
For Democrats, the next election has nothing to with policy or reasoned debate. It is a referendum on madness. The next election is about the American people seeing through the media shills, the false victims, and the bloodthirsty politicians—and voting to remain free.
So: Mr. President, Tweet away, and do not apologize. Because, you don’t negotiate with crazy.
When I warned about a new law in California that will force preachers to agree with the LGBTQ agenda, one lady commented, “The Church is awake and powerful in California.” A brother responded, “Then why is California going to hell in a hand-basket?” Ouch.
What I am about to say is a cry, a loving cry to the spiritual leaders of California: Wake up! Please consider what I am about to say, no matter how painful the facts may be. I am speaking out of a deep love for California. I feel a heavy burden for my home State.
I survey the moral devastation, but then I hear someone boast that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church in California. I have to ask, “If the gates of hell have not prevailed, then what on earth is going on? If this isn’t prevailing, I’d hate to see what is!” The answer, as is so often the case, is to read that verse again:
Matthew 16:18 “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
I am pleading with God for this message to get through to my fellow leaders. The first clue to what God wants, lies in the phrase, “I will build MY church.” The problem is that there are two construction projects going on simultaneously in the church: Men are in charge of one, and Christ is in charge of the other.
That these two branches coexist in the Body of Christ is clear in Jesus’ own words: John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.”
Both branches are connected to Him, but only one abides in Him. Both will grow side by side until the appointed time. It is easy to tell the difference: The churches that men are building don’t stand a chance against Satan, and Satan doesn’t stand a chance against the Church Christ is building.
Man-made churches avoid the front line, while the one true Church that Jesus is building draws its life from engaging and defeating the powers of darkness.
The church man builds refuses to offend. The Church that Christ is building refuses to be ashamed.
It totally breaks my heart to say this, but, California is littered with Christian projects that were built by man, and for man. This explains how immorality has spread like a cancer, even as churches got bigger. It explains why the government in California is working so hard to ban Christianity.
It makes me weep to have to say this, but I must. Paul leveled a stern warning to all who build “for God,” but do so by their own design. 1 Corinthians 3:10 “According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
Beloved, there is a terrifying outcome for those who have built mega-churches that God had no part in establishing. They will all stand before God and be judged for their works. 1 Corinthians 3:12 “Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”
Beloved, the autopsy on California leaves no room for another verdict!
Let everyone who reads this heed the warning! There are disastrous things about building Christian projects by human power that aren’t readily apparent.
For starters, these man-made churches persecute the true Church in a way that is worse than the world does. How? By you as the pastor of a church built on a foundation of wood, hay, and straw making Bible preaching offensive. By you who have given believers an appetite for fast food. By discouraging true pastors who feel foolish for holding fast to their convictions. You have left them feeling betrayed when you steal their people, and herd them into a faceless mega-crowd, where they no longer have any accountability.
I am praying right now that my cry will be understood by leaders. I am travailing for leaders to wake up while there is still time.
But, there is an even more hideous fact you need to face: Satan may actually be helping you build your artificial church! He may even supply the money to build it. A hundred million dollars is chump change to the enemy of God, if it gets him the prize he seeks: building a powerless center, where thousands can be disarmed and neutralized.
My precious brothers and sisters let me ask you: What could be a better trophy for hell than producing an artificial church? It has all the right features, but no power. It is the perfect distraction. The devil can freely defile a culture in plain view of the church and she will be too powerless, self-satisfied, and oblivious to stop it.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: If this describes your church, get out! If you are the pastor of such a church, get back to preaching the pure word of God and making true disciples, before it is too late. Get right with God, and begin to turn California back from the abyss!
The grace period is over for false and carnal preachers because there is too much at stake. It’s over, because protecting you from shame is not nearly as important as saving a nation from destruction.
The Left has declared total war on decency, and you are in God’s line of fire.
Ask yourself. Why were Ananias and Sapphira struck dead at the feet of Peter in Acts chapter 5? It was not just for what they did, it was also because of when they did it. They did it at an explosive moment for the church. Satan was going about like a roaring lion, trying to destroy the church, and God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of the Apostles. Ananias and Sapphira chose to lie to the Holy Spirit at a strategic time when the church needed to be reminded that they served a holy God.
You will either be purified or replaced. The time when God winked at your compromise is over. You thought God didn’t see. “And they say, “How does God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?”” (Psalm 73:11).
Worse yet, you thought because He has delayed your discipline, He has somehow given you license to continue in your lifestyle of drunkenness and materialism.
Public confession of sin is coming. Malachi 3:3 says, “He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.” Remember—not everyone who is disciplined by God will make the cut.
Look for tragic downfalls—you who have fattened yourselves at the expense of the sheep and left them weak and unprotected. (see Ezekiel 34) God told you to resist the wicked winds of political change. Instead, you hid behind a lame excuse that you didn’t want to be political.
The wicked devices of the Left that have wrecked marriage, and continue to kill the unborn, are but a few of the evils it was your duty to oppose. Instead, you self-righteously said you were above politics.
Meanwhile, those political policies have oppressed the sheep of God. Godless laws got them fired for being Christian. You said nothing. Political correctness got their children suspended from school. You looked the other way. Godless laws bankrupted bakers, florists, and other Christian small businesses. And still, you were silent.
In your silence, you are taking other people down with you. You are damaging your audience by only saying what they want to hear. You have not led them forward; you have not removed them from danger. Worse yet, when you finally speak out, it is misguided.
You were silent when Obama worked his destruction. But now you oppose a President who is doing more for the sheep of God than you are. Man of God: Tell the truth.
I was awakened out of a dead sleep, and God said, “It is time to fulfill My promise.” Then He showed me Jeremiah 3:15, “And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
Satan is not impressed with your billion-dollar empire. He mocks it. It has no power where it matters. R. A. Torrey said, “The Devil is perfectly willing that the church should multiply its organizations and its deftly contrived machinery for the conquest of the world for Christ, if it will only give up praying…The Devil is not afraid of machinery; he is only afraid of God. And machinery without prayer is machinery without God.”
Then God told me how He has come to despise the word, ‘Activate.’ He is rebuking the signs-and- wonders-crowd who are cheapening the gifts of the Spirit by promising instant activation of gifts and turning God into some kind of vending machine. God is opposed to the message that promises gifts without a relationship to the Heart of the Father. God will only grant gifts to those who surrender to intimacy with Christ. It is not an overnight deal—it is a grueling journey, it is the furnace of affliction, and a season of preparation.
‘Instant-ism’ is bringing the prophetic movement down. Repent or you will soon find your movement in the museum of failed revivals. The enterprise of doling out daily words of prophecy grieves God. He deems it to be the same as horoscope reading. Worst of all, it has driven the sheep away from the Bible. All of this prophesying has failed to lead to a spiritual awakening in America.
Consider: “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.” (Jeremiah 23: 21,22)
We are on the cusp of a golden era of soul winning. God sees the harvest is ripe. Beware of the anger of God most when He sees the lost searching for Him. That is when He cleans house. That is when He says, “I am going to save the lost—either let me purify you for service, or get out of My way.”
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God. (Hebrews 10:31)
The Democrats have made it plain: free healthcare for illegals paid for by you. They are not hiding anything. They want the right to kill newborns. They will force the church to stop teaching God’s word on sexual immorality. They will remake America. We see their true colors. They couldn’t be any clearer.
What I don’t get, is how the American church can still think this is all a game.
Because of man, and nature—planet Earth is ready to explode—not from global warming but from moral cooling. Matthew 24:12 “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.”
Meanwhile, the church—like passengers partying on the deck of the Titanic—pats herself on the back for what she considers her ‘big events.’
Nothing has stopped America’s headlong depravity. Nothing has even slowed it down. We have spent more money, more time, and more talent than ever—yet the church never asks, “Why do we keep doing things that don’t work?” Why can’t we impact culture?”
When the church:
-Feeds a powerless Gospel to a sick nation, a Gospel that does not deliver us from evil, but even worse, makes those who have already been converted still weaker, the church must think it is a game.
-When the church no longer views the works of Satan as the enemy, but believes the worst thing that can happen is to have an unsuccessful life—the church is just playing a game. The only solution is a return to the Bible. The Bible needs to set fire to our sermons.
Sadly, even many of my Spirit-filled acquaintances are also playing games. Facebook is like a Petri dish for Pentecostals. In one compressed medium you witness the banal bacteria that excite Charismatics today.
Witness the games:
-Titles like Prophet, Bishop, and Apostle are flung around indiscriminately. Every garish emotional experience is hawked as being from God. One “prophet” says he went back in time and visited Moses. Who of us has not scratched our heads at preachers in ill-fitting jeans, live-streaming from a near-empty church, telling us that they are the ‘vessel of the hour’?
– Conferences promise that you will get “a word from God” if you pay a fee…as if the Holy Spirit was some kind of On Demand Movie Channel. Or they offer formulas to “activate” blessings. This is New Age philosophy. God is not a force to be manipulated—He is an awesome person to be adored and obeyed. God is not your shield and butler! Gifts arrive, as the Spirit wills, to those whose hearts are broken and those who are emptied of self. His gifts are for the lost, the poor, and the forsaken.
-Everything seems based on angelic visitations, dreams, visions, and trips to heaven. Most of our time is spent on these ‘experiences’ rather than on rock-solid instruction from the Word of God.
I believe in dreams, prophecy, healing, angels, and visions—but if they are from God, they will drive us to the front line of the culture war, and not into emotionally comfortable safe-zones.
“The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty to the tearing down of strongholds.” (2 Corinthians 10:4)
We are nowhere near tearing down any kind of strongholds—because we think it’s a game. We insulate the supernatural from the ones who need it most. We are role playing. We are doing our own version of dungeons and dragons.
Beloved, this is not a game. When Christians toy with materialism, celebrity, alcohol, compromise, and carnality—it spells doom for America. Right now, giant media sources such as Google, Facebook, Apple, YouTube, and the rest of Silicon Valley, are threatening to pull the plug on Christians, Christian Schools, and churches. Pinterest has already been caught deleting posts containing scripture. Every day they inch closer to full censorship. Will your zany videos matter, when they are immediately taken down and no one can see them?
Our preaching ricochets off a culture careening into indescribable debauchery. Soon it will be illegal to preach the doctrines you are now ignoring. What a horror! Pastor, you will wake up one day feeling remorse over the truths you ignored, because now it’s too late—they have been banned.
I am often asked, “Mario is there any hope?”
The answer is, “Yes! Because my hope is founded on God’s fierce love for America! He will not let this nation go, without a fierce fight. My hope is also in some of the last people you would expect.
My hope is in the discouraged preacher. They are the honest-to-God preachers, who feel like fools when they see the runaway success of those who have compromised their ministries.
Psalm 73:12 “Behold, these are the ungodly who are always at ease; they increase in riches. 13 Surely, I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence. 14 For all day long I have been plagued, and chastened every morning.”
My hope is in those who chose to fail honestly, rather than succeed artificially.
Are you struggling with decreasing numbers and falling finances, even as you present Christ-centered, Bible-based-truth from your pulpit? God sees you! Hold on just a little longer. Fire is coming that will cause such a stampede that you won’t know where to put the crowds.
My hope is in the Christian nobodies. Have you failed? Did man take away your pulpit? Get ready…your brokenness is a key to the fire of God in this hour. A nationwide hunger for reality is about to make shallowness obsolete.
Are you a teacher, business person, police officer, or stay at home mom? Do you burn with a passion for your community?
Get ready for vision and anointing! They are about to break out, right where you live!
The hour is so dangerous that God must bring down religious empires, while promoting others to great power and influence. Satan is also playing games.
I believe that God is not playing games. Using the last people we would expect, He is about to teach Satan what war really looks like!
Once in a while someone will say something that is not just true…it is SO true. That someone said, “if you think healthcare is expense now, just wait till it’s free.” I add, just wait until you see that bleeding the rich gets you nowhere. Just wait until you see how a Leftist dictatorship and not a pot of gold is at the end of the Socialist rainbow.
Just wait until you see how everything gets more expensive and scarce—especially freedom. Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” If he is right, then wanting to try Socialism again is insanity—because it has never produced a different result.
Los Angeles is not even Socialist yet and they are already demonstrating Leftist insanity. They have 41,000 homeless Americans on their streets, but they have opened their border to the poor of other nations to come join the devastation. Not only that, they give more to the foreign poor than to their own poor.
Socialism is the comfort food of the exhausted and the frightened. Our youth are too tired to try. They are overwhelmed by the ethic that leads to success. In their stupor, it feels attractive to let someone else take care of you.
How can they believe something so implausible is plausible? We could blame the legalization of pot. But the attraction to Socialism is never noble. It is not the lofty and courageous aspiration of a pioneer, an inventor, or a warrior.
In their fatigue it is easy to give in to fantasies of soaking the rich to pay for college, a guaranteed stipend to live on. Esau was too drained and hungry to catch the trick Jacob was playing on him. One warm meal was all it took for him to give away his birthright.
We are in a war and it makes me cringe to think that a nation that survived a Civil War and two World Wars may die at the hands of ‘free stuff’. Yet, there is no doubt that there is a clear and present danger.
Our universities and colleges are incubators of lunacy where Socialism can seem promising. It is on campus that you find those who are so frightened and feel so victimized that an opposing view is the same as violence.
Consider this example from David Limbaugh:
“If you think the Left hasn’t taken over university life in America, you are probably not paying close enough attention or in denial. I’m not just talking about the liberalism of the professors and the core curriculum, but about all of college life. There are glaring examples of Leftist extremism everywhere you turn, and they’re so loony that even sane liberal parents should be concerned.
In September, a Michigan State University student awoke from his nap to an apparently unbearable sight, according to The College Fix. His roommate was watching a video of conservative commentator Ben Shapiro. I can guess what some of you must be thinking as you read this: “I sure am glad my kids were never exposed to such provocations, such obnoxious, inconsiderate and uncaring roommates.”
You are probably also thinking, “But if my kid had been the subject of such a triggering event, I hope he would have had the presence of mind to exercise self-help and extricate himself from the hostile environment.”
In this instance, the innocent victim didn’t react violently. He calmly booted up his own computer and filed a complaint against his roommate with the administration’s bias reporting system. Kind of makes you well up with vicarious pride, no? As a parent you will also be gratified to learn that the university dutifully dispatched an investigator to dig into this urgent matter and to work for a “room change if the claimant would like one.””
A generation who are afraid of their own shadow will welcome Socialism. They will sign over their rights. They will accept a dictatorship.
If ever you prayed for America you need to pray this way: God, break the spell of demons over the minds of Americans who would so easily give away their rights in exchange for a false cure. God help us to remember that a paycheck is freedom and government handouts are a lethal narcotic. Open hearts to see how this scourge destroys dignity, incentive, and sanity.
Every voter will have to choose between freedom or free stuff. You can’t have both. We had better wake to the reality that we will not die at the hands of North Korea, Russia, or even China, but at the hands of our own children. We will not die from bombs but a national debt that will swallow us whole.
Finally, God hates Socialism for the one thing that it does: It takes charity and love and throws it out in favor of a cold government agency. It takes away the joy of giving and replaces it with obligations and a secret resentment for the poor who gets the money – that has been taken from the rich by force.
Dorothy L. Sayers was an Anglican Theologian and a close friend of C.S. Lewis, said this, “The difference is, with the true church, support (for the poor) is a Gospel concern, with gifts of compassion and care; with government, it is a legal issue, and the money is exacted from the rich in taxes. The sad consequence is that love is thereby eliminated, and replaced by law and civic duty.” Socialism indeed kills love.
What the church should be doing, caring for the poor out of love, is instead now cold and institutional. What Christianity does is give freely and infuses the poor with the gifts that lift them from poverty: dignity and the miracle of a changed heart.
A Leftist pointed to a man in poverty and remarked to Billy Graham, “Communism will put a new suit on that man.” Billy replied, “But Christ will put a new man in that suit.”