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Dear LORD, we are asking for a radical release of the ability to discern those in the sheepfold who promise unity and equality, but who instead use slick and deceptive ideas to prey upon hurt souls. Make us a people who know and will speak truth.

As intercessors and watchmen, we are contending for the faith against the belief systems known as socialism, Marxism, communism, liberalism, and progressivism. These have become as much a part of our lexicon as the labels evangelical, charismatic, and fundamental.

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Do we understand what we contend against when we say leftist, liberal, progressive, and socialist? Any failure to understand leaves us vulnerable to deception. For example, progressive ideals are at once lauded or resisted by millions. When churches choose to remain without any expressed opinion or want to stay neutral, such indecision may be rooted in deception. For example, some churches credit progressivism with achieving women’s suffrage and with putting an end to barbaric child labor practices — but without any mention of the ways these good movements have been misused to redefine what it even means to be a woman and to co-opt children as state property. Such is generally the case for movements and belief systems that are based upon the opposite of the truth.

Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines progressive as an adjective that means moving forward, improving. Some who seek to be conscious of ethics and morality view progressivism as an  “ethical response to practices and conditions seen as barbarous, and toward practices and conditions seen as fostering human flourishing.”  Unfortunately, the progressivist understanding of the ethical and moral things that foster human flourishing is unbiblical.   Progressives’ skilled, well-organized and unceasing marketing, morphing of the message, and conflating what is good with what is clearly evil have fueled the woke “Church” and Progressive Christianity phenomena.

Progressive evangelists are some of those about whom Solomon said: He who speaks truth tells what is right, but a false witness, deceit. (Proverbs 12:17 NASB)

What can intercessors, watchmen, and believers do?

  1. We can start with knowing the truth — and the Truth. (John 14:6) Knowing the truth prepares us to recognize lies and half-truths, even when they are smooth and appealing. Then, we can cast down every lie and vain imagination, according to 2 Corinthians 10:5.
  2. Pray to God for divine appointments and meetings in your community. Through one interaction, one godly confrontation, one divine appointment at a time, we can speak the truth in love — thus depriving progressivism of the energy of its lies.
  3. We can live beyond progressivist and woke lies, by not giving in to demands against our God-given opportunities and privileges. Let us stop apologizing for or being ashamed of being blessed. Rather, let us look for additional opportunities to advance the kingdom as Holy Spirit, not fear, directs.

How are you praying about this issue? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

Mavourene Robinson is a homeschool mom, author, and intercessor. A former senior human resources professional, Mavourene began in full-time ministry in 2014. A lifelong learner about the intersections of faith with international relations and public policy, Mavourene is actively engaged in the areas of government, education, religion and domestic policy. Photo Credit: Canva.

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Priscilla Meyenburg
July 25, 2022

We must remember Satan is sneaky, slick, cunning and he has read Gods word to promote his agenda lies. I feel a person sometimes gets really fooled by culture because it looks like fun or easier way of life instead using a set of guidelines called The Ten Commandment for our lives. One of Satan big lies is being a Christian is not fun, so he digs out his bag of tricks and promotes the culture of wine sipping, secular music goes with the wine, now isn’t this MORE FUN? Do not think so !! I’ve been around the wine sippers and the goal is to get high not be your real self. Not fun, To look at what idiots do under the disguise of culture wine fun. sipping. Just one example! I think what is missing is The Relation you can with Jesus, not just Sunday listening.. A relationship is a lot of fun and the benefits of learning is about the presence of God and the benefits of how he blesses us. Yes, a relationship with God is so much better you really understand the value He invested in the cross and what pleasure you have in life. The progressive Christianity devalues Gods word, Treat Jesus as a human not part of a Trinity. Some even believe what God did to Jesus was abuse not a purpose for Eternal Life. It has become easier for Pastors to speak on ethical things or how to improve ourselves by being good nothing on salvation or the reason of the Cross. Or just have a pleasant day by saying good things to each other. It’s teaching are more like a class on etiquette. How are u going to learn about Heaven? Brokenness is not a sin but you need more maturity. Lance W. Is teaching on his pod cast. Some of what Progressive

Priscilla Meyenburg
July 25, 2022

“ Working together with Him, we strongly urge you not to receive God’s Grace in vain ( by turning away from sound doctrine and His Merciful kindness) For He says, “ At the acceptable time ( the time of Grace) I listened to you, I helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold now is the acceptable time, behold, now is the day of salvation” 2 Corinthians 6:1,2 —It’s called Unity

July 23, 2022

The global warming hoax continues to dominate those who are ignorant of the carbon cycle among other truths. The Amy Foundation http://www.amyfound.org/ encourages Christians to use scripture to refute lies and bring God’s truth to readers of local newspapers etc. A great resource especially for those like to write.

Barbara Janicki
July 23, 2022

This is a time to be “wise as serpents but harmless as doves.” Calling something by a different name or “redefining” it does not change the truth of what it actually is. We have to know the truth – which is God’s Word – in order to discern what is false. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, . . . ” post “more wolves are wearing wool these days” at http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com (Oct. 2021 archives)

July 23, 2022

America is the greatest country on Earth, and that is why everyone is trying to get here now while our border lies wide open. It is the greatest because of our Constitution and Bill of Rights (that half of the dems want to change). I say…if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! It’s already working great so leave it alone

July 23, 2022

I stand in the gap with other brothers and sisters in Christ as we stand and fight the good fight of faith. A good fight is when you win so in the name of Jesus we speak into the situation that by the name of Jesus we win! And I pray for the body of Christ to stand bold with godly discernment as they look onto Jesus the author and the developer of our faith in Jesus name amen


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