Several years ago, a friend introduced me to Christian fiction author, Frank Peretti. With enthusiasm, I gobbled up “This Present Darkness” and “Piercing the Darkness.” The author penned these two novels with a goal of vividly portraying the spiritual warfare raging around us. Drawing upon the teachings of Scripture, Mr. Peretti crafted believable stories, reminding me once again that
“we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
This election cycle, the stakes are high. America faces the proposition of electing a social and fiscal conservative President in presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney or re-electing a President who desires to advance his mission of fundamentally transforming the United States of America. A flagging economy, 8.3% unemployment, and Obamacare ought to give all Americans pause before casting another ballot for President Obama, but according to polling data, Romney and Obama forge down the campaign trail in a virtual dead heat. Obviously, the real issue is not the economy…
No Longer Your Grandfather’s Democrat Party
Many people support a democrat candidate because of generational tradition. In fact, decades ago only a minutiae of difference existed between the Republican and Democratic parties. Today’s Democrats differ from those of yesteryear, the contrast similar to daylight and darkness. The Democrat platform espouses the following destructive ideologies: abortion on demand, gay marriage, and amnesty for illegals. Even more currently, the Obama administration rammed an unconstitutional and coercive healthcare plan down the collective throat of America, championed measures to let non-citizens vote, and sued Arizona for enforcing immigration law. Instead of breeding a culture of godly principles, the current Democratic party propagates dogma threatening to spin the Founding Fathers in their graves. No, this is not your grandfather’s Democratic party.
Is the real problem spiritual?
America’s real enemy does not live in the White House, but occupies the hearts of men hell-bent on removing every visage of God from American culture. Even leaders professing Christianity cater to political correctness over Biblical truth, cowering to political action groups waving campaign dollars. America continues to listen to the question first raised in the Garden of Eden. “Did God really say….?” and then waffling on abiding by the answers found within the Scriptures.
No, the real problem is not Democrat or Republican, but that we’ve chosen to adopt our own morals and principles even if counter to the Word of God. So, “we wrestle not against flesh and blood,” and that means our battle for the collective soul of America hinges not only on people taking a stand, but initiating the stand from a kneeling position.
America desperately needs revival. Such a spiritual awakening comes not from adopting the platform of a certain political party but from Christians renewing their commitment to Christ. God shares the necessary ingredients for a nation to be blessed by His Almighty Hand:
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (II Chronicles 7:14)
America, bless God….