Sometimes it has to get dark before the dawn comes so we will humble ourselves in repentance and ask God to relent of the judgment we deserve (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Anne Graham Lotz recently said, “I believe God will return to us, but we first must return to Him. There is a pattern for prayer that works. It is a prayer that moves heaven and changes nations. It did in Daniel’s day, and there’s no reason that it can’t in our day if we would get serious about prayer, get on our knees and pray like Daniel did.”
Pastors: America is facing an urgent moment. We must seek the Lord now. We must blow the trumpet, warn the people and pray. Joel 2:17, “Let the priests, who minister to the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar; let them say, ‘Spare Your people, O Lord, and do not give Your heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’”
WHAT CAN WE DO?
First, Christians need to pray for the candidates; and be faithful to pray for the one who wins the election. It is not the Church’s mission to change the world through the political system; our mission is to present the Gospel, to get on our knees and pray for those who are in leadership positions as Paul commanded in 1 Timothy 2:2-4.
We are obligated to pray for whoever is voted into office, either Republican or Democrat. Pray that God would give them His wisdom and understanding, and surround them with counselors who would lead them in the right direction (Isaiah 11:2-4).
Second, as an American citizen, it is our privilege and responsibility to vote. Christians should never opt out of voting when they don’t like a particular candidate. The vote is a God-given privilege that has been fought for and died for and we all have a civic duty to exercise the right to vote. This nation is a blessing from God, and America has been a blessing to the world. God appoints leaders and He removes some, and no one is going to be in that position of power unless God puts them there (Daniel 2:21). Sometimes we get what we deserve.
Third, vote biblical values. A Bible believing Christian should find it difficult to vote for a Democrat because of that party’s liberal anti-God, pro-abortion, LGBT platform. While neither party represents a perfect manifesto, the Republican platform embraces Judeo-Christian principles with their support for a pro-life culture and traditional family values.
Fourth, let your voice be heard regarding the issues that threaten first and second amendment rights, and those that desecrate the moral well-being of society. For example, join with tens of thousands that have already taken action and send the following message to your representatives in the U.S. Congress today. Ask your leaders to intervene and protect America’s children:
“President Obama has once again abused his executive power by overreaching into the bathrooms, showers and locker rooms of our nation’s schools. The time is overdue for Congress to stand up against the unlawful actions of this president. The U.S. Congress is still the voice of the American people, and we are asking our representatives and senators to resist President Obama’s transgender bathroom order, which places our women and daughters at risk in public schools, universities and public restrooms. The American people are furious that the president would try to take students hostage to its radical agenda. I join with the ranks of dozens of local and state governments who are fighting back in the courtroom. I strongly urge you to take action to protect our children and stop the Obama administration’s radical overreach.”
Resources: Anne Graham Lotz; CBN News; Family Research Council
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