The Church needs a come to Jesus meeting.

Today our nation is more hurt and divided than ever before and the Church stands at the center of that affliction.

We must be reminded that our King has no political affiliation.

The Lion of Judah is not a Republican.

According to Christian pastors, leaders and speakers our savior has risen. I do not say that lightly. Just yesterday I was made aware of a Christian leader who, and I quote, stated that Trump will “carry the government of God throughout the earth”.

Not only is America not the government of God, the government of God is carried by Jesus.

I have also heard it said that the election result was a miracle. No, it was not. The election of a man by men is not a miracle, it is normative. A dark horse candidate is not a miracle, it is men electing a man, it is a man-made phenomenon. 

The worship of man leads to the elevation of man not only to God’s position but to claiming our efforts as His own.

The American culture, like all pagan cultures, idolizes human beings. But what grows gravely concerning is how this culture of man worship has saturated the Church. In fact, the idol worship is so engrained in our Church culture that we are largely oblivious to it. However rather than repent the manifestation is growing and leading to corporate deception.

I heard a quote today which I knew was direction from the Lord:

The entire content of Jesus’ ministry was healing.

The ministry of Jesus was not about earthly power but about bringing the power of Heaven to earth which was largely demonstrated through healing, both physical healing and salvation. Why? Because He came to bind our wounds, He was wounded for our transgressions. To save our souls, He gave His life.

We are His ambassadors and should be stewarding the healing of Christ and the Gospel rather than proliferating false messages of salvific hope in man.

The Church needs a come to Jesus meeting.

Sadly, this is not a victory but a sign that God is handing His people over to what they crave, the power of men. We need to return to the Lord and worship Him in spirit and truth. We must not put any gods before Him and place our faith in Him alone.

Alone means alone.

We flirt dangerously close, if not have fully embraced, a type of antichrist worship; placing salvific hope into a false god and an earthly system. 

Today our nation needs healing, they need Christ without political agenda. 

There is a famous speech by Patrick Henry delivered to the Second Virginia Convention in 1775 which would go on to be known by the famous line “Give me liberty, or give me death!”. It is that kind of desperation that drives reformation, revolution and change.

Since we are not building an earthly kingdom my prayer is that we would have this desperation for Jesus. That we would see death as gain and the world as loss in comparison to the King and the kingdom we are receiving. That our focus would not be on saving an earthly kingdom but of bringing God’s Kingdom to earth. 

God holds true to His Word and that is where we should place our hope and faith, in Christ alone.

“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping Him with holy fear and awe.” – Hebrews 12:28