Today, and for the last couple of years, frustration seems to rule the day.
People are tired of waiting for righteousness to prevail in our world once again.
We are a nation divided; a world without unity.
And when we look to the church…the body of Christ…the story is not much better.
The remnant of God in this hour is clamoring for hope…faith…love…and harmony. It is sought after continually…praying to grasp a glimmer of a future we long for.
What are we doing wrong? We are praying. We are seeking truth. We are offering our talents and finances to those ministries who are helping us grow in our faith.
So why…why are we in a hole that just seems to go dimmer and bleaker day by day?
I want to dispel one thing right now and in the face of every religious spirit, every demon, and satan himself…
THIS IS NOT BECAUSE REMNANT BELIEVERS HAVE GONE MISSING IN ACTION!
Anyone who puts this on you, run run run from them as fast as you can!
God has not left the throne…He’s not vacationing in Hawaii…He’s not the author of fear, death, or destruction. He is the I AM THAT I AM…and is deeply saturated in the affairs of men yesterday, today, and forever…because he does not change!
THIS mess is NOT because of YOU!
The foul, evil spirit satan wants to condemn the remnant of God and blame us for everything we are seeing happening before our eyes.
That is just not true.
Okay…now that, that is settled, let’s discuss what IS needed today.
In scripture, Paul drew comparisons to illustrate what it was like to live as a sold- out believer in Jesus Christ. He likened himself to a fighter and a soldier in the army of God.
“I have fought the good fight of faith…” (2 Timothy 4:7)
Paul wrote this to Timothy explaining that he has done all he can do in this life as a remnant Christian in conflict.
Paul compared himself to a runner after a prize… “I have finished the race…” (2 Timothy 4:7)
He’s conveying to Timothy that a life lived for Christ will have many obstacles in it and that he has survived and overcome the many hurdles he had to jump over.
Paul lastly said in 2 Timothy 4:7… “I have remained faithful.”
He has guarded the faith as a soldier of Christ.
Please understand…when Paul was writing to Timothy, he knew that they were facing potential beatings, imprisonment, hardship, rejection, and possibly death.
Isn’t that what being a soldier in an army is all about?
Look at the wars the United States has fought. I’ve lost friends and family members in the fight for freedom within the armed forces. My cousins and uncles were wounded both physically and emotionally.
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is experienced by most of our combat forces and sadly it is still alive and well today…even amongst civilians.
Civilians? How can that be?
Because we are in a WAR!
We are warring against unrighteous and corrupt politicians, judges, doctors, police officers, and members of our three letter agencies. Yes. We are in a war!
Satan has raised his ugly head in every area of our world and has even infiltrated the most precious place of our existence…the womb! And if he misses our kids there, he devises plans to steal them and use them for his own delight. Remember, he wants to be worshipped for he wants to be like God. But his worship is pure evil and those that are in his army, will do whatever it takes to be found faithful in his sight.
So what happened? How did we get here?
Let’s think back for a moment shall we?
In 1962, the Supreme Court declared that public prayer in public schools violated the establishment clause. It was outlawed.
Where was the outcry from Pastors, Ministers, Christian Political Leaders?
In (1973), Roe vs. Wade - the U.S. Supreme Court stated that abortion bans were unconstitutional in every state legalizing abortion throughout the United States.
Again…where was the outcry from Pastors, Ministers, Christian Political Leaders?
There are many other laws that have gone into effect to limit the power of God working through His people on this Earth.
So how did it happen?
As I look over the landscape of our great land, I realize there are more churches than I can count. Every Christian denomination dot the countryside as well as cities, both large and small. Many of these same churches were in existence when the two laws mentioned above were ratified by Congress.
But where were they? And where are they now?
I know some really good churches all over the United States, but I could never recommend them to my community of believers, because they live in a state of status quo.
What do I mean by that?
They are not right. They are not left. They are not up. They are not down. They linger around the gray fence that they believe insulates them. They pastor a divided congregation; black vs. white, Democrats vs. Republicans, pro-abortion vs. pro-life and the list goes on ad infinitum.
“So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” (NIV Revelation 3:16)
Sadly, what I call “Churchianity” has usurped “Christianity” in many churches today. Because there is such division, the pastor feels he cannot take a stand for fear of offending and/or losing many of his congregants. Most ministers won’t take a side, even if they know it’s truth. Satan sits back and smiles. All he had to do was inject a bit of fear into that pastor of being called a racist, misogynist, orange man lover, anti-women’s rights, and the list goes on and on, and he and his minions don’t even have to worry about that man of God any longer. Satan has him right where he wants him; living in an ineffective shade of gray, more concerned about the men’s luncheon that babies being killed through infanticide.
So what is the answer?
1. PRAY PRAY PRAY. Every Sunday night we have an international prayer call that addresses and prays against everything I’ve stated here. We lift up our righteous leaders and pastors and ask God to reveal to those who are deceiving themselves; to be ignited and recharged again; to be true to the Biblical values they should live by; get on the front line and help lead the charge!
Join us in agreement every week. You can subscribe to our mailing list and get all the information on Sunday morning for prayer that day on our website https://thegatheringmovement.org
2. Be around like-minded, remnant believers as much as possible. But be careful. Spirits are very cunning and can “dress” up as anyone or anything that will gain a following. Much is said about this in the Word of God and it must be heeded by every believer.
3. LOVE one another. We need each other now more than ever. Don’t sweat the small stuff. As Jesus told John, “If they aren’t against us, they are for us.”
God’s got this! Oh. He really, truly does. And how this all turns out in the end, no one…no one on this Earth knows fully what will occur.
But please rest in knowing this…
God only wants the best for us. We are His kids. He looks on our hearts. He plans for our welfare and not for evil to give us a hope and a future.
And just know that in a SUDDENLY, our world will change. After all, He is our Father. And Jesus sits at His right-hand interceding for us always.
With power like that, don’t feel badly for us…feel badly for our enemies. And let’s pray for them to come to the light. That’s how the world will know we are His.