If we ignore preaching and teaching the gospel of the Kingdom—we do so at our peril!
What do I mean by that?
Chuck Colson said repeatedly: “It’s not moral reform . . . it’s God’s sovereignty in action against all the evil in the world. It came into the world in Christ—who suffered to defeat sin, death, and Satan.”
While we’ve neglected teaching Kingdom truth—secular voices have educated America.
We didn’t lose the homosexual argument overnight . . . and it wasn’t because of something we did. It’s because of something we failed to do. We’re not using our sphere of influence!
We have superior weapons, superior messages and Superior power! We must use every sphere of influence God has in His Kingdom to raise up champions.
Biblical truth is that Kingdom force—with the church leveraging its influence in ever greater spheres!
If you’re not teaching your children how to view culture through the lens of Scripture—someone else will!
An election year is the perfect timing to bring perspective—biblical perspective—to the conversation with your children.
Name-calling, agendas, half-truths, arguing over the mundane in a discussion where so much is at stake—how do you sort it all out?
Teach your children how to look beyond the surface of what the culture is saying and offering.
How does it measure up to what God’s Word says?
Be informed on the core issues and why they ARE core issues.
It’ll take discipline on your part as a parent to stay informed, to stay focused on what’s really important—biblically!
Teach your children by example, first to be children of the Kingdom—without neglecting the value of their civic duty to be intelligently informed!
Freedom of speech is a biblical principle issue!
And a battle we can’t afford to lose on any front!
Case in point. A 2011 state law in Arizona: the University Students’ Religious Liberty Act.
It ensures public colleges and universities must prove that any restriction on student speech in the open, outdoor areas of campus, or other facilities actually has a government interest that’s higher than a student’s constitutionally-protected freedom of speech.
There’s a bill before the Arizona House Education Committee to ensure that public colleges and universities enforce the 2011 Arizona state law.
Alliance Defending Freedom, along with other interested parties, have testified on behalf of the bill to further assure its enforcement.
They’ve stated their desire is to “close any loopholes so that government officials can’t get away with ignoring the law.”
Scripture tells us to be “shrewd as serpents and harmless as doves.” Instead, we often end up being as dumb as a door knob!
When we have elections—short-term victories—we celebrate it as if that’s it!
Napoleon said: “We don’t win until we occupy high places.”
The way of governments is minorities of people who occupy strategic places of influence—and they leverage that influence through networks that are closely, tightly-knit together.
Church has to become a kingdom force, leveraging its influence in greater spheres. Not just for political victory per se, but for a transcending of the culture with biblical principles!
With prayer and fasting, I believe we will see an invigorated movement of God in this nation—and in the world!
We have a big God—that’s what it’s all about!
Stand firm in your faith—shrewd as serpents, harmless as doves!
How your tax dollars are spent is merely an indicator of a much larger biblical issue—the God-given right of the unborn to life!
Florida Governor Rick Scott recently signed into law a measure significantly restricting funding for abortion businesses—including Planned Parenthood. According to an Alliance Defending Freedom release, that makes Florida the 12th state to take action to defund Planned Parenthood and others.
And according to ADF, the final version of the bill “increases inspections of abortion facilities, it brings regulations into conformity with other surgical centers, and requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital in the event it’s needed.”
In other words—it protects the unborn as well as the welfare of the mother.
Proverbs says, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves!”
Let’s continue to do so on every front!
Declaring the heinous acts of ISIS, “genocide” is just the beginning in our duty to act on behalf of those Christians being persecuted and killed in the Middle East.
In an Alliance Defending Freedom press release, the Syrian Bishop of Latakia describes the situation in his country:
“Christians have no land, no military force, no help.
In one single day, 125,000 people were displaced—they lost everything. We’re not looking for land; we’re looking for a future.”
The report went on to say that, “a surgeon who’d set up micro clinics along the Turkish-Syrian border urged the international community to recognize the daily terror of Christians who’re given three choices by ISIS: convert to Islam, flee, or die.”
Officially declaring atrocities committed by ISIS as genocide is just the first step!
Stay informed—and pray! Pray that truth—God’s Truth—prevails!