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Posted in Sem categoria on June 7, 2012 by Dan Duke

It’s almost impossible to conceive that in February of next year the United States will inaugurate a president that is either a Liberation Theology Socialist or a Mormon Bishop. Unbelievable!  Yet those are the choices we have.


To say this is the most important presidential election in our lifetime is an understatement! The question is, “What do we do.”


With the current administration the debt crisis will increase to support the entitlement mentality and wealth distribution strategy. With the presumed Republican candidate the anti-Christian doctrine of the Mormon religion will be seated in the nation’s highest office. Whatever is released at the top flows down. What comes out of the president’s office affects each of us and every future generation.


Your recognition and response to what’s happening is the determining factor in your future. Some may cloister themselves and try to get by as best they can, or even worse, do nothing and hope things get better. Neither response is appropriate.


I am not aware of a particular divine covenant between God and America. What I am aware of, however, is God’s covenant with Abraham and his seed. That’s us! God considers Christians to be the seed of Abraham and therefore heirs according to the promise.


What does God have to say to Abraham’s descendants? “If My people will which are called by My Name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”   2 Chronicles 7:14


This verse of Scripture rose to national recognition exactly 40 years ago in 1972. A biblical generation is 40 years and here we are again; a national moral crisis and a bleak social and economic forecast facing this generation. Fortunately, very fortunately, in the seventies the U.S. was swept into a powerful move of the Holy Spirit that touched every segment of society. Millions were saved and filled with the Holy Spirit. I was one of them.


Our nation’s problems then are the same as now, only worse, but the promise remains, “If My people.” The future of American and the free world is in the hands of the Church. However, the church is not an institution it’s a people within a people, the “called out ones”.


This becomes very personal to each of us. Believe me, I’m taking it very personally! So I ask myself  “what can I do?” I can vote for the candidate that poses the least threat to the future of my children and grandchildren. But is that all I can do? Surely not! We are not a people forsaken by God and abandoned to some “far left” agenda. Not on your life! We are the Bible believing moral majority, pro life, sanctity of marriage, people. We still believe in the Constitution of the United States and that our elected officials are sworn to uphold it.


I’m challenging God’s people everywhere to take God’s promise seriously and apply it personally. Let me tell you what I’m doing as a direct response to what I see as the root problem, which is the spiritual decline of America.  If it’s a spiritual problem, only a spiritual solution will fix it.


This is what I’m doing. I’m daily sitting in His presence for the specific purpose of ministering to Him in worship, prayer, repentance, and consecration. I have purposed to be one of “His people” that fulfills the conditions required for the healing of our land. Can it happen? Is it too late? Have we slipped too far? Is there still hope? Are we headed for a total melt down? Maybe. But I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet.


But! Make no mistake about it, only a full-fledged move of God will suffice. This nation must make a turn toward righteousness at the very heart. It has happened before and it can happen again. It must happen.


How can one person make a difference? It’s simple really.  A genuine move of the Holy Spirit is an individual thing that spreads one person at a time. And and it begins with you (and me). The move of God quietly moves from person to person, house to house, until it’s not quiet any more. While it may begin in secret eventually the secret gets out that God is moving!


Jesus is the door, you enter in through Him, don’t look here or there, to this church or that church. It’s personal. It’s individual. Look to Jesus. If you really want to be part of the solution tell that to Jesus. Declare your dedication to work together with Him to turn this nation back to God. He will open the way for you. You can make a difference.


I can’t emphasize this enough, your personal devotion and intimacy with Jesus is the determining factor in your future. Even if God does not visit this nation He can visit you! Even if America cannot be spared you can be spared. Even if America falls you can stand.  If the economy does collapse you can live in heaven’s economy. Though a thousand fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, it does not have to come nigh to you! (The Bible) Believe me, you have nothing to lose getting close to Jesus!


These are serious days my friend but they are good days. In fact, the best days are ahead for the overcoming Christians. Let’s stand ready for the challenges of tomorrow.