Our Civil War: Political Victory is Necessary But Not Sufficient. Spiritual Victory is Essential

America is in a civil war which at its root is a spiritual battle between light and darkness. Christians cannot and should not run away from it. By God’s grace we must face it prayerfully and confidently, not with anger or hatred in our hearts toward our fellow man, but with a resolve that freedom is worth fighting for and if necessary, dying for.

The casualties of this war have so far mostly been the 70K+ defenseless unborn. God assigns different roles to different people in this war. In the American Civil War of 1861-1865, many Christians fought and died at the hands of other Christians. Many were sorrowful that they were fighting brother against brother. They didn’t fight because they had hatred in their hearts for their fellow man but because they believed freedom was worth fighting and dying for.

World War II was fought by many Christians who killed many people, not because they had hatred in their hearts for their fellow man, but because they believed freedom was worth fighting and dying for if necessary. Wonderful Christian people like Reese Howells were intercessors during this dark time and I believe broke through the darkness in intercessory prayer winning the spiritual battle ahead of the physical battle that had to also be waged.

Again, some Christians were assigned to intercede and not fight physically and some were assigned to physically fight, bleed, and die, but I’m sure they prayed – a lot.

We haven’t come to blows yet, but there have been massive casualties nevertheless. Right now, the fight is for the hearts and minds of the American People and is being waged at the spiritual level as well as the political and social level. We as Christians of course need to pray. But that doesn’t mean some of us should not also fight for those hearts and minds, not just at the spiritual level, but also at the political and social level. That is how our country was born.

But as with our nation’s birth, so now, our trust must be in the Hand of Providence of our God who miraculously birthed our country and will now by His mercy and grace, miraculously save and restore our country and its freedoms – spiritual freedom under the gospel of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and political freedom under the Constitution.

We also cannot ignore the root problem in our country which is spiritual – hearts must once again turn to trusting God for their lives and well-being rather than trusting man and his government for their welfare (Ps 118:8). Political victory is necessary but not sufficient. Spiritual victory is essential. I don’t believe freedom can be long maintained without hearts surrendered to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ and his amazing grace.

God bless you for your part in piecing the darkness with the light of Christ by whom came grace and truth.

Response to 9/16/16 Terror Attacks — The God Who Goes Before You

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9/19/16. Yesterday’s events and the sabre rattling of the enemy about the future are meant to make us afraid, but the Lord says, “Do not fear.”

“And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness, and it gave light by night, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.” Exodus 14:19-20.

The pillar of cloud and fire for Israel was Jesus, called often “the Angel of God’ in the Old Testament, who also leads us and is our rear-guard. His very Light (fire) and Protection (cloud) will keep you from the terror of night and day (Ps. 91:5).

Not only that, YOU are the light of the world (Matt. 5:14), so YOUR light and the glory of the Lord that has risen upon YOU is so bright, the enemy will have no choice but to flee in fear and terror. These terrorists will themselves soon be so terrified and they will run back to wherever they came from because “the Lord arises on you and his glory is seen on you” (Is 60:2).

Remember, after 9-11 when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan with a will in force, these saber-rattling terrorists ran fast and terrified deep into their caves. We didn’t hear from them for a long time. You and I have God’s Power and Light that is greater than all the forces of the enemy. Be strong and courageous.

God bless you and God bless America.

Dear Mr Trump

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God bless you for the sacrifices you are making to make America great again.

As we continue to see, the Clintons, Obama, media, and the Left in their secret counsels devise trickery and deception to stop you. They will fail.

The latest device is this Khizr Khan, a Muslin immigration lawyer who apparently adheres to Sharia law which is unconstitutional and, therefore, invalid law and illegal in the U.S. And as expected, your response and defense against Khan’s vicious attacks on you are being criticized in the media, of course taking the focus off the criminality of your opponent, with the likes of Obama declaring you as “unfit” for office. And as Bill O’Reilly mentioned to you the other night, the Clinton campaign strategy similarly is to stay away from any substantive issue which they lose out of the gate, but instead to focus on how Trump is “unfit” for office Continued

Freedom and Obligation–2016 Commencement Address

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This article is from Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. To view the original, click here: Imprimis.

These small lessons become the unplanned syllabus for learning citizenship, and your efforts to live them will help to form the fabric of a civil society and a free and prosperous nation where inherent equality and liberty are inviolable.

The article Freedom and Obligation–2016 Commencement Address originally appeared on Imprimis.