Hopefully, I did not discourage you with my last blog the purpose of which was to get our collective attention. Change is coming and you can see and sense that the people of this once great nation are slowly waking up.
Let me suggest, however, that without revival breaking out across our land, I fear we will never be restored to our once lofty standing and the vision our founding father’s had for us. For revival to happen though, we need to see the following changes.
First, we need National repentance for the death of 55,000,000 unborn children in America. In our representative system of government, the blood of these children is on each and every one of our hands and unless we repent individually and as a nation, we will reap what we have sown and we have sown death and destruction. We now have one entire political party that thinks killing an unborn child is every woman’s right and a President who thinks post birth abortions is a reasonable solution to a unwanted pregnancy. God forgive us for what we have done and are continuing to do.
Second, we need pastors who, as Presbyterian Minister A. Michael Schneider like to say, were brave enough to preach their churches empty. By that I think he meant, that instead of tickling their parishioners ears, we need pastors bold and brave enough to preach what their parishioners needed to hear but don’t necessarily want to hear. This is especially true in our nation which is running amok with political correctness, humanism and a mindset that our government can and should fix everything. Lest we forget, when the church acts like the church is suppose to act, then the gates of hell cannot prevail against it “and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2: 47).
Third, Christian churches across this nation need to start praying for revival daily and church leaders need to model and teach their congregations what it means to be salt and light in the world.
Four, Focus On The Family founder Dr. James Dobson was prophetic in beginning this ministry whose sole focus and attention was on the family because in America there is an all out, not so subtle, attack on the family. Divorce is rampant in America and in the church, single family homes are exploding in numbers and more and more of our young couples no longer see the need for marriage. As our founding fathers saw and implemented in our governmental framework, the family is the starting point for our government with self-government being the linchpin. “As the family goes, so goes the nation…..”
I challenge myself and anyone else reading this blog to prayerfully and carefully consider what we can and should be doing to return this once great nation to its unashamedly biblical roots. Change starts when individuals see the need for change and step out in faith expecting God to hear their prayers and acting in accordance with His holy and righteous will. Not a bloody, senseless jihad but radical, biblical change where God’s glory is the goal, love the driving force, forgiveness a way of life and extending grace a normal reflex action. Now is the time for this great army of believers to wake up, get on their knees and start using their spiritual weapons to change their communities, states and country. It’s not too late with God leading us and us following Him and Him alone.