The Church has an assignment to seek the peace of the nation that God has brought them to (Jeremiah 29:7). In this case, America needs the Church today in an urgent way. The Chu
rch has been powerful and effective when it is united and saturated in prayer - we will see that church again in America. Today I share these thoughts not to be accusatory or divisive, but as an observation that is clear and present and cannot be ignored anymore. My prayer is that it is received as a plea that sparks change in our hearts, our churches and in this country.
Satan has this nation by the throat and its soul in the grips of his talons, and there is a church playing politics. The salt and light is playing diplomacy with darkness in the name of compromise, veiled as tolerance and grace. The lamp on the table is in danger of coming into covenant with the world for the sake of meaningless significance. The enemy has seduced the Church into a division through politics and pride. The division is fueled with hatred, disdain and curses masked as righteous indignation. We have been here before and only one thing has reconciled the Church. It is not through insincere calls for unity, vain appeals for healing or disingenuous demands for reconciliation. It starts with telling the truth about the problem and applying the only effective biblical solution, repentance!
The problem is basic: both sides insist that God is on their political side. Perhaps they believe that a Holy and Just God would condone abortion, appeal to racism, applaud sexual immorality or advocate for injustice. Both sides are flawed because the focus is on man and their hope is in the idolization of political ideology. When God is the center and foundation of any institution, that institution prospers and no oppression in Hell could stop it. When the church is united and saturated in prayer, it looks to the King, not to man kings. It seeks the peace of the nation. It pursues the will of the Kingdom and not the agenda of men!
The American Church is at a crossroads of becoming something that is unidentifiable scripturally, an institution that is driven by the will of man instead of the Spirit, with an agenda of humanism instead of the Kingdom. It is at the verge of experiencing unprecedented persecution in this nation. The time has come (again) and the Church must choose between God and Baal. The solution is simple, the Church must turn to God in repentance. If we want unity, healing and reconciliation, then we must repent for what we have approved with our voice or with our silence. We must repent for allowing politics and pride to divide us. We must repent for treating the brethren with hate and hostility. We must repent for making man’s agenda greater than the Will and Word of The Lord. Only God can heal our land. It starts with those who are called by His name - the Church.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14