A Nation in Crisis Needs a Church Engaged
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Judah was in crisis.
The sexualized, idolatrous culture of Israel and the capitol city, Samaria to the north, was being embraced by the people and the leaders in the capitol city, Jerusalem.
The prophets, Isaiah and Micah were giving clear warning: God would not allow such spiritual and moral decline to go unnoticed and without consequences.
They also declared God’s promise, He would give mercy and grace if the people would just humble themselves and return to the Lord.
“I will yet bring an heir to you, O inhabitant of Mareshah; the glory of Israel shall come to Adullam” (Micah 1:15 NKJV).
God promised He would send the rightful heir to Judah, and His glory would come upon Adullam. Why mention Adullam – a cave in the Judean wilderness?
Adullam was the cave where David would go to seek the Lord. He would spend time in worship and prayer, receive instructions from the Lord how to encounter the enemy victoriously. He would go from Adullam and experience great victory.
God is promising Judah, a descendant of King David, will come and bring greater glory to Adullam than David, because He is greater than David. He is the rightful heir to the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of God.
The prophet Isaiah wrote, “There shall come forth a rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge of the fear of the Lord” (Isaiah 11:1-2 NKJV).
Judah was in crisis. God was not withdrawing but engaging the nation and calling the nation back to Himself.
He was reminding them of His promises, His covenant, and His mercy and grace. He was also reminding them there are consequences when a nation in covenant with Him stubbornly refuses to turn from their idolatrous sexual sins.
No doubt there were religious leaders under the influence of deceiving spirits proclaiming the message of distortion and political correctness; calling the people to be tolerant and to embrace the new normal.
Remember the words of the Apostle Paul, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron” (1Timothy 4:1-2 NKJV).
America does not need the church to “shelter-in-place” or to be operating in fear and intimidation over a virus.
She certainly does not need a church proclaiming the current distortions and disinformation from the politically correct crowd. The United States of America desperately needs a church fully engaged with the current culture in crisis.
The crisis is far greater than any virus.
There is a spiritual crisis and moral crisis that is eroding the very foundations of this great nation.
Human trafficking has become a pandemic more dangerous than the Covid-19 virus, causing more deaths than we have ever imagined.
Our daughters and granddaughters are being sex trafficked at school, over TikTok, and on YouTube by their own choosing because they have been trained to believe the lie and the sexualized spirit of this age has gained control of their mind and emotions.
The schools are supporting this sexualized culture through sex education curriculum and the library system that provides books and literature that support LGBTQ agenda and lifestyle and encourages sexual exploitation even in elementary age children.
The United States public and private education systems no longer are centers for teaching and training in “the three R’s.”
They have become indoctrination centers for socialism, Marxism, LGBTQ+, and “the great reset.” They undermine every foundation stone of the Judeo-Christian belief upon which this great nation was established.
They distort and devalue the Constitution of the United States.
We have come to a time similar to that of King David when he wrote, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3 NKJV)
There is only one answer for the authentic disciple of Jesus Christ. There is only one answer for the church Jesus Christ is building.
Refuse to be marginalized and silenced. Refused to be dominated by fear and intimidation.
Take these three steps. They are not optional nor is it a time to debate them doctrinally. It is time to engage.
1. Wait on God in fasting and prayer until you are fully baptized in the fire and power of the Holy Spirit.
This is not a time to be lukewarm and halfway committed. It is a time to be 100% committed and empowered by Holy Spirit.
2. Desperately seek God to saturate you with His love, mercy, and grace for this battered, bruised, and broken culture. He loves them with all of their tats, piercings, cursing, and sexual sins. He wants you to love them with His love!
3. Passionately love and care for the people around you at work, school, shopping and ask God for divine appointments to share His love, mercy, and grace.
They are hopeless and desperately searching. They have no answers.
They want to hear there is a God who loves them and will heal them and give them hope. They are not much interested in church – but they want to know about Jesus.
After they meet Jesus, then want to know what church you attend.
When the foundations are destroyed, this is the only thing the righteous can do. This is what Jesus did. This is what the church did in the Book of Acts. This is what we must do right now, at this time of crisis!