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Father, thank You for this group. We ask that you help it prosper and bring You glory. Give them wisdom and discernment as they move forward.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has expressed his support for a new organization for Christian elected officials seeking to advance socially conservative values through public policy.

The National Association of Christian Lawmakers, which was founded by Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert, held its charter meeting Aug. 4-5 at Destin, Florida, with legislators representing 23 states in attendance.

As part of the inaugural event, Huckabee was in attendance and received the NACL’s American Patriot Award for Christian honor and courage. . . .

Editor’s Note: In a recent interview, Huckabee is said to say;

“The primary difference is that it is actually comprised of elected officials in a legislative capacity. So this isn’t just a group of activists, they certainly probably see themselves in that role, but they’ve been elected,” said Huckabee.

“These are folks who have suited up for the battle, they’ve gone out into the arena, and have come off that field, blood on their jerseys and grass stains all over their face. So they better understand that this is not a philosophical engagement, it’s a tactical engagement.”

Huckabee came on board when asked by Rapert, whom he greatly respects, and “felt that what he was doing was significant.”

“[NACL is] a great opportunity to bring Christian legislators from around the country together for the purpose not only of camaraderie, fellowship, and encouragement, but also to develop policy ideas that would help their own constituencies better represent issues like religious liberty, sanctity of life, things that truly matter to believers,” he explained. . . .

“Some of us have been around a while; a lot of the legislators are new, maybe in their first or second term. And others of us have been through many legislative battles in our lives and might have some insights. And we’ll be available to be helpful to them as we can and as they desire,” he added.

Huckabee hopes that the new group will advance ideas like the sanctity of life and religious liberty, through “thoughtful legislation” that he described as “court-proof.”

Held at the Sandestin Hotel, the event had nearly 80 attendees in person, as well as several meeting online due to COVID-19 shutdown restrictions.

Former Congressman Bob McEwen of Ohio, who received the NACL’s George Washington Lifetime Christian Leadership Award, gave the keynote speech on the first evening.

“This is the nation that maintains hope and opportunity for the rest of the world,” said McEwen, declaring that “truth overcomes error.”

Other speakers included Janet L. Folger, founder and president of Faith2Action, and Timothy Barton, president of Wallbuilders and son of Christian apologist David Barton.

There was also a prayer service held on the second day led by NACL advisers Pastor Happy Caldwell of Arkansas and Andrew Wommack of Wommack Ministries. . . .

Rapert said he believed the meeting was a “smashing success” and was “very encouraged” by the proceedings, noting that their in-person attendees included elected officials from as far away states as Alaska and Arizona.

“We had very good turnout under the circumstances,” he said. “We obviously were under COVID-19 restrictions, so we could not open it up and have as large a gathering as we had wanted.”

Rapert compared the NACL to the National Conference of State Legislatures, a nonpartisan organization that encourages cooperation and dialogue among state lawmakers.

“Much like the NCSL, but all from a biblical worldview,” he explained. “I am proud of what we’re doing. I am very proud that we have men and women from across the country that have come together intentionally to take a stand for God and country.”

“This is an important aspect of who we are as a nation that has been forgotten and we can see the evil that has been sweeping across our land and we’re saying enough is enough.”

Rapert explained that there was “no barrier” for membership regarding party identification, noting that John Debeery, a Democratic representative in the Tennessee state Legislature, was the chair for that state chapter. . . .

The pledge also calls on members to defend religious liberty, uphold the United States Constitution, and to “unite with other like-minded Christian leaders around the United States of America to oppose evil and uphold righteous governance.”

According to Rapert, legislators who attended the meeting are already working on potential legislative proposals for next year based on the pledge they took.

(Excerpt from The Christian Post. Article by Michael Gryboski. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)

What do you think of this newly created conservative christian legislators group? Share in the comments below. . .

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JoAnna DiPastena
August 28, 2020

The Republican convention was so overwhelming. God was center stage. We must not let the light go out. This is the time to rise as one voice and one heart. We cry Freedom to worship God. Freedom for the babies in the womb to be covered with their right to live. 14th Amendment rights. We settle for nothing less. No more self serving politicians. Too bring the Kingdom to earth we must be their voice. God will hold us accountable. We stand for Life. We cry Holy Spirit lead the way we need your Standard to regroup for this battle. Im onboard we must equip the saints.

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Roberta Koch
August 26, 2020

We need to have unity in congress among people of faith to protect our constitution especially our rights under the Bill of Rights. Thank you Almighty God for people of faith rising up to take a stand and fight against the evil forces working to destroy our way of life. We need this organization (NACL) to reveal the people who are traitors to America and to prosecute them and destroy their evil organizations. We need them to give us the legislation that will accomplish this end. Stand up for America and President Trump and Vice President Pence and their administration by making public statements about the truth of what is going on in Washington DC. Thank you for starting this organization, The National Association of Christian Lawmakers.

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Cindy
August 26, 2020

Thank you all!
Only through following the ways of Christ can America
Return to the Country we were meant to be.

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Esther Campanella
August 25, 2020

Amen to this initiative .
We need courage on the part of our elected officials.
Good to see backbone.

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Elizabeth Tramontano
August 24, 2020

Amazing. I’m so excited I know the first line of defense is prayer but we also need the church and the conservatives to step Up but God is still on the throne.ChristianLegislatorsPraise the Lord!The “church”has been Lacking. Thank you I’ll be praying

Brinda
August 24, 2020

Lord, What an encouragement to read of so many legislators seeking You in prayer and putting their thoughts into action. May You increase their numbers and make their legislative proposals pass. May Christians make a difference in Washington and in individual states. In Jesus name, Amen

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Bj Fletcher
August 24, 2020

I simply pray that Christians will stand up and take the evil forces that’s sweeping our country head on… like Jesus took our sins head on!!! May God touch all Christians and help us lead non believers to Him!! May He remove the lukewarm ways from us!!! In Jesus name I pray!

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Gail Segars Rainey
August 23, 2020

I think this Christian Legislators group is a brilliant idea and so very much needed. I appreciate all that Governor Huckabee has done so far and is doing in helping to mobilize grass roots Christian patriots who support our Constitution and to motivate Christians to vote their Biblical views in all elections for the sake of the best country in the world, the United States of America. PRAY, THINK AND VOTE! United we stand; divided we shall surely fall.

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G A Williams
August 23, 2020

PRAISE GOD!
The LORD says
Isaiah 9:6-7 LT
“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. (NOTE) The. government will rest on his shoulders……
9:7 His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice…for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!”

John 4:23 “The time is coming–indeed, it’s here now-when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.”

2Chronicles 7:14 (The LORD wants us to repent of our personal sins and those of America, and to turn our faces to God. Then He will forgive our sins and restore our land.)

LEARN TO USE GOD’s MIGHTY WEAPONS:
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 to punish everyone who remains disobedient.

Ephesians 6:1-18
THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD

(The helmet of Salvation, the belt of Truth, the body armor of God’s Righteous, shoes of Peace from the Good News, hold up the Shield of Faith and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. PRAY IN THE SPIRIT, STAY ALERT, and BE PERSISTENT in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

NOTE: This is the season of Spiritual Warfare.

Isaiah 54:17 “No Weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken.”

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Sandra Owens
August 23, 2020

This is certainly long overdue, but definitely for a time such as these. May Almighty God give them great success and protection.

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Shirley Voler
August 23, 2020

Very awesome. I was blessed just reading about it❣

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Roseann Davis
August 22, 2020

Wow, a Christian Democrat? Just kidding, with God all things are possible. I do pray to God that this group will have great influence and will build up Biblical values by promoting them in all aspects of their services. Amen

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Tess Jaworowski
August 22, 2020

This has God’s Fingerprints all over it!
HALLELUJAH and may He shower you with His blessings to strengthen and guide you, to shield and protect you in all your work.

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Ronda Orchard
August 22, 2020

Yes, Lord I pray for a huge change of guard in our Congress and state legislatures. Draw them to positions that need a
house cleaning and equip them to lead according to your wisdom. amen

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Nancy
August 22, 2020

We need elected representatives who always put God first, and above all else. Thank you for being God-focused and not a part of the evil in the world.

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Dianne Bunce
August 22, 2020

/we need to get Christians in government. Not being there is how we lost much ground regarding our traditional values and we must begin to take them back and quickly.

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Bonnie Rowland
August 22, 2020

I believe God is raising up a group of His people to.insure our beautiful country remains free & His people will have a voice & the heart of our Father regarding justice. These are called by God to fulfill His promises of truth & Justice for such a time as this. Thank You Lord God ALMIGHTY!

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David A. Hodges
August 22, 2020

I think it is Awesome!!! America desperately need more legislators who serve God first and do their best to live by God’s word in their personal lives as well as their professional live in legislation who will expand Biblical principles in government all across America which will restore America to the principles upon which is was founded!

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Janis K Snowball
August 22, 2020

God bless you and the Conservative Christian Legislators Group, Governor Huckabee. May your tribe
increase!

In Christ, Jan

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Susan Lind
August 22, 2020

I am very encouraged by this news. Clearly, these men and women of faith need to know they do not stand alone. There experience in the political arena give them knowledge of the reality of governing and decision making. I will be praying fir God to give them wisdom and courage as they promote values from a Biblical worldview.

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Debby Smith
August 22, 2020

I thank God for these men and women! May the Lord strengthen their hands for battle, anoint their minds to devise effective battle strategies, and encourage their hearts in the war against darkness in our government and our nation. In Jesus name, Amen!

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Dian
August 22, 2020

Thank God!

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Juanita Snyder. Smith
August 22, 2020

I praise Almighty God Jehovah for these bold, courageous men and I hope also women who are taking this stand for righteous principles and against evil sweeping our country. They will be on my personal prayer list. May the LORD prosper their efforts and be glorified.

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Mel Teoh
August 22, 2020

Father God,

Thank you for this initiative, The National Association of Christian Lawmakers, which was founded by Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert. Bless and protect its leadership and members and their families. Bless them with discernment and wisdom.

Lord God, we ask for Your favor for all God-fearing members who are running for office and we ask for your protection of and provision for them. Show them how You want them to help.

We ask for your favor to surround them as a shield. Fill their mouths with your words and give them wisdom and insight into the matters of their district. We also ask that every financial need will be met regarding media ads, staff, lawyers, printing, etc.

I pray that this movement will go wild like fire to all the 50 states. Christian dare to be salt and light and standing for God in the mids of chaotic world.

In Christ Jesus name, we pray and thank You. Amen.

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Sharon
August 22, 2020

Lord Jesus…thank you for raising up a group of leaders to take action for the values your people hold dear. Protect them from the schemes of darkness that will try to silence their cause. Stir the hearts of your people to also become engaged in the battle through prayer and other actions like voting and volunteering to support the cause. Lord your word says that if your people will humble themselves and repent from their sin you will hear from heaven and heal their land. Father this country needs healing…it needs the love of Jesus poured out upon it. Open blind eyes and deaf ears to hear the gospel of salvation and change the very fabric of this country back to where it once was for your glory. In the Mighty Name of Jesus Amen.

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Marilyn
August 22, 2020

Thank you Lord for this group. Bless them with your wisdom and direction. May many join them in support! Shed Your Light in our nation! Shine Jesus shine!!

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Liz Wagner
August 22, 2020

Hallelujah, a group of faith based legislators formally coming together! Lord pmease give the true believers and patriots an extra measure of your wisdom, knowledge, understanding and discernment for these are not easy times. I also pray for their strength and protection for them and those around them. I pray that they are like the sons of Issachar that knew what Israel should do. Oh God, may all stay true to You, not swayed by man or the enemy. Please keep their eyes and ears alert to infiltrators.

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Tanya McIntire
August 22, 2020

Thank you for your prayers: when the Lord wanted to clean the water he had Elisha throw a new cruse of salt in it . 2 Kings 2:19

Tanya

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Mari
August 22, 2020

Leviticus 26:8

Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

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Kathy
August 22, 2020

Huckabee’s statement that this group is comprised of those actually in the battle – a battle that is a tactical, not philosophical, engagement – caught my attention. I immediately felt inspired to pray that these would sit in the council of heaven to seek and receive God’s wisdom and strategy to bring forth the ‘court-proof legislation’ needed to reform our nation.

William Wilberforce received just such a strategy to enact legislation in England that led to abolishing the slave trade.

It also struck me that the group’s title, NACL, is the chemical formula for salt – NaCl. Followers of Christ are the salt of the earth (Matt. 5:13), whose speech is to be full of grace and seasoned with salt (Col. 4:6).

Father, I pray these lawmakers would be salt and light in a time of escalating darkness. Give them gracious speech befitting emissaries of the one true King, and let their speech be seasoned with the salt of heavenly wisdom aligned with Your eternal truth and the strategies of heaven for this hour in history. Grant them the boldness, courage, and resilience that You placed in Your servant Wilberforce to get the job done.

May Your light shine even brighter in this hour – we bring Your words back to You that ‘the darkness has not overcome it’ (Jn. 1:5). Your word also says that if we spend ourselves on behalf of the needy and marginalized, our light will break through the darkness (Isaiah 58:10). Father, I ask that this nation would once again and forevermore be called a Christian Nation as evidenced by our words, deeds, and laws. In Jesus’ name and for His glory I pray, Amen.

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    Liz Wagner
    August 22, 2020

    Love that you picked up on the NACL for sodium chloride, awesome relevance to being the salt of the earth!!!

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    Ronda Orchard
    August 22, 2020

    Thank you for the salt connection …

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Patrice Jones
August 22, 2020

I think this is great. Just what is needed.

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Shelley Eickenberg
August 22, 2020

Praise God for men & women who stand up for Jesus & are in the battle for righteousness.Strenthen their faith, deliver them from evil & keep them strong& allow them to re.sin strong & not to become weary of well doing.In Jesus name pray.

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    Shelley Eickenberg
    August 22, 2020

    Correction:allow them to remain strong in Jesus name.

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