Can believers still pray for the healing of America? Or is it too late?
Upon the advent of catastrophic changes to a fundamental institution that our heavenly Father created and holds very dear, one is led to ponder questions like, “How did this happen?” and, “What’s next?”
The answer to the first question is simply tragic. The foregone acceptance of an alternative reality, which doesn’t exist yet, is advanced in the media, both print and visual. A vociferous and threatening minority aggressively pushes forth an agenda of normalcy, cowing the will of the majority into submissive acceptance of abominations. Then and only then, a controversial law is proposed and is sadly passed. Like dominoes, one objection after another topples until the unholy rises to dominate the landscape.
And a populace that would normally recoil if directly confronted with this boiling cauldron of swirling evil sits comfortably while being deceived into a false sense of unconcern.
The answer to the second question must be prefaced with a microscopic view of the current lay of the land. It can’t be covered here, and doesn’t need to be. What’s happening to the Christian worldview, which used to permeate American thought processes and laws, has been exquisitely detailed in Todd Starnes book God Less America.
God Less America shines the light on a spreading darkness that is far more prevalent than many believers are aware of, or could possibly imagine. It shoots spot-on arrows of truth that go straight to the heart of the anti-Christian sentiment which insanely envelopes this nation. Mr. Starnes writes, often with humorous tongue-in-cheek parody, about the assault on institutions of learning, businesses, local governments and even volunteers at charitable events. These attacks are also being carried out upon chaplains and believers in all branches of the military.
The book also highlights another agenda where all things Christian are being suppressed while other religious beliefs are touted as acceptable. Can anyone doubt who’s behind this chipping away of the basic fundamental groundwork of freedom from tyranny and oppression laid by the founding fathers?
There is a third question raised by these events, “Where do we go from here?” That is best answered by a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. who urged, “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
It’s time to mediate on this scripture, “For 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 KJV)
It’s time to act on this one, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV)
And what is the sin of His people in America? Believers have allowed the enemy to intimidate them into doing nothing for fear of man. And one knows what happens when good men do nothing. Retaliation is not the answer. Learning where to target one’s prayers and acts of faith is.