I Prayed have prayed
Father, we pray that You would put Your pick in the White House. We ask that our nation would be ruled by righteousness, truth, and justice.

The Church in America is not handling the election process very well. Accusations are dividing the body of Christ and the demarcation lines are hardening. We assess a fellow believer’s allegiance to God based on this political cycle then demonize those who differ from us. We then summarize their perceived moral depravity in 280 characters and dig our trenches deeper waiting for the next round of social media salvos. And as we engage in cyber skirmishes with our brothers and sisters in Christ, we are almost completely unaware that there is something bigger going on.

I long for the Kingdom of God to be on earth as it is in heaven. I believe Jesus wants to return to earth and begin the restoration of all things. And I believe he will do it in partnership with a pure and spotless bride. I also believe Satan will do anything and everything to prevent the bride from uniting in this identity and to prevent Jesus from sitting on the throne of David in Jerusalem. That’s why I spend long hours in prayer and Bible study. That’s why I tell people about Jesus. That’s why I give time and money to ministries that bring relief to the poor and open doors for the Gospel. And that’s why I actively engage in political activities like mobilizing like-minded voters, praying for candidates, and voting along a biblical worldview. There are lots and lots of people like me who know they belong to another kingdom and fight to bring that kingdom to earth. And, like me, many immigrated to America for the opportunities uniquely available here. Therefore, we fight for America and we fight for an honest election result and we fight for President Trump to be reelected.

Those of us who stand at the intersection of faith and politics get labeled with divisive terms that are not clearly defined but scathing in their implications. A quick judgment from those in one camp assumes we are not spiritual enough because we contend for conservative political causes. A condescending nod from another camp assumes we merely want access to the perks of political power and never intend to speak prophetically to that power. Certainly, there are some with confused loyalties. But there are many more who only serve one King and that King placed us in this nation during this period in time. It is a shallow caricature of those who are sincere lovers of Jesus and actively supporting President Trump to cast them as conflating the kingdom of God with the American dream. Just as it is brazenly divisive to assume that those who are pointing out biblical idolatry in the Church’s political activities are unpatriotic globalists. We must acknowledge sin where we see it and repent of sin where we need to. We compromise truth by blind allegiance. We sacrifice being salt and light by self-righteous disengagement.

I fight for a strong America because a weakened America emboldens our enemies to pursue great injustice. I believe President Trump’s domestic policies are good for America. Restricting government funding for abortions is good for America. Ensuring religious liberties is good for America. Tax cuts and deregulation create a stronger economy and provide advancement opportunities to more people. Appointing conservative judges balances governmental power by interpreting laws rather than mandating policies. And I believe President Trump’s foreign policies are good for America. Pursuing favorable trade deals is good for America. A strong military dissuades foreign powers from threatening our interests and that’s good for America. Withdrawing from the Paris climate accords prevented massive increases to energy costs while not submitting to international controls for questionable benefits. President Trump kept a campaign promise and actually moved the American embassy to Jerusalem, demonstrating a strong stand with Israel. A strong America is a better ally for Israel.

Many of President Trump’s policies are flawed by the reality of political compromise. And as a man Donald Trump is deeply flawed. As Dr. Michael Brown says, “We have to call balls and strikes with President Trump. The Lord gave us a bulldozer as President. But I’ll defend his policies when they align with scripture.”

I also believe we must pray for a third great awakening because Jesus Christ is the only hope for America. I believe the Church must pursue wholehearted devotion to Jesus and live lives of radical obedience to His word. And I believe that the Kingdom of God is not bound to a political ideology, dependent on any man, or subject to any human agenda.

But here’s the big battle that we can miss as we lob verbal grenades from our trenches. Because of my biblical worldview, I know there will be a rise in the glory of the Lord along with a rise in wickedness. There will be a great harvest along with a great falling away. There will be justice brought about by the shakings of God and there will be a false peace brought about by the treachery of a one-world ruler. America is the only current world power which governs according to rights originating from God, not those granted by government. It may not always be a world power and I may not always be a citizen of this country. But it is and I am. Followers of Jesus all over the world are praying for our election because a weakened America threatens global peace. The climate of chaos fostered by unrighteous legislation, corrupt leaders, and dependence on governmental permission and provision makes us vulnerable to the biblically foretold control of the Man of Lawlessness. A spiritually vibrant and politically engaged Church can strengthen America to slow the advancement of this global agenda which opposes the plans of God. He can use anyone and anything but here we are in this blessed country with this unlikeliest of Presidents.

We want to fight for everything the Lord will give us now even if it is just pockets of mercy. We don’t discourage people from preaching the Gospel because God is sovereign. We don’t stop praying for healing because some people continue in their brokenness. We can’t stop engaging in the political arena because there are leaders we don’t like.

(Author Luis Cataldo served on the Young Life staff, a Christian outreach to High school students for 20 years. He was Lead Pastor of a church plant before joining the senior leadership of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City in contending in prayer for righteousness and justice primarily the Church, Government and Israel. Luis was the Director of The Response in 2011, a national Joel 2 Solemn Assembly called by Governor Perry of Texas. Luis is currently serving at the International House of Prayer Atlanta focusing on special projects. Photo Credit: The White House Flickr.)

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Elizabeth McConn
December 31, 2020

Lord, teach us and lead us to listen and follow You way. Show us what Your will is and unify us as we join You in Your purpose. Only You, Lord will bring about the right way.

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Jami L Dalke
December 30, 2020

Lord, you are in control and you are victorious! Please forgive our sins, forgive us that we have been distracted and let evil take hold. Lord, please open our hearts and our eyes to the spiritual battle and help us (your children) to communicate with each other in love and with your purposes in mind. Please allow us to come back to you as a nation…use our leaders for YOUR GLORY. May YOUR will be done (on earth as it is in Heaven). Help us be love to everyone in our path!
WE LOVE YOU, LORD!
Amen

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Arthur
December 27, 2020

I am not familiar with any Bible verses that would promote wicked government. On the other hand the Bible says to submit to authority in Romans and now the president is the authority and he is still against the fraud ,against conceding and for the constitution.

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joy oviedo
December 27, 2020

yes keep him Lord

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joy oviedo
December 27, 2020

i pray for more clarity and it wont come from most of the news..its got to be very clear and very wrong for eveyone to come together. I pray that christians will pray and that leaders will step up where they need to.

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Vicki
December 26, 2020

As Jesus prayed in John 17, “that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”

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Stephen Czerwinski
December 24, 2020

Amen x infinity!

I’m with you! In this there is no retreat and failure is not an option!

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Doris C Funck
December 22, 2020

It is really upsetting that the members of the Body of Christ keep insisting, I quote, “And as a man Donald Trump is deeply flawed.” My first thought is, “and you are not or never were?” How do you know that he has not accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior – which makes him a brother. There are indicators in his conversations that this is really more than a possibility. And just because he didn’t become absolutely shiney clean on the outside instantly, we think we are wise enough to judge the man’s heart. I’d like to start seeing the voices of the Body of Christ start speaking of him as if he truly has been redeemed, just like you and me. Not perfect on the outside, but redeemed – perfect in the spirit man. – where we all started this journey with our Lord.

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    Stephanie Staker
    December 22, 2020

    Thank you, Doris, for you great insight! Yes, who are we to continue to criticize President Trump and say he is flawed. You are right – all of us are. All I know is that I see changes in our president that indicate God is doing a work in him. He is not embarrassed at all to talk about Jesus. Just because we invite Jesus into our hearts doesn’t mean we will immediately change into “saints”. In my walk with Him, sanctification has been a slow process and one of obedience. It takes time and yet, some fellow Christians expect President Trump to change overnight! That just doesn’t happen. The Lord has impressed upon me to continue to pray for him and Vice-President Pence not only for protection but for wisdom. I urge everyone else to do the same.

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    Toni Kushner
    December 23, 2020

    My prayer for President Trump is that he will continue to grow in grace and in the knowledge of his Savior , Jesus Christ, our Lord.

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    Deborah Lemons
    December 24, 2020

    I agree and concur with Doris Funck. Who are we to judge President Trump or anyone except ourselves? Everyone has the same invitation from Jesus, Believe in me and accept I am God and that I died on the Cross for all. I do not know if Donald Trump has repented, accepted Christ and is washed in the blood, but that is my prayer. I pray that he will hear the true message, that he will accept it and that he will confess it. It is obvious he believes in God, but has he accepted God’s gift of grace? I do pray for God’s Spirit to work in him, to guide him and grant him wisdom, because God can use any vessel he chooses and I believe that God has used him for good for America. If is is not God’s plan or if evil overpowers in the circumstances for this election; I pray that we American Christians, with those around the world, will continue in prayer and continue to seek where and how God is working for his next move and to fulfill his purposes. Will we be ready; will we be humble; will we be able to not make judgements in our own self-righteousness and will? Will we be able to not presume on what work God is doing and what plan and purpose he has, so we can be ready for his timing and his action? Lord God, bring together in unity your real body of believers and root out that which is evil and which is against your message and your purpose. Put in place hedges and blocks against the forces of evil at work and bring to your judgement and cleansing those who are a part of the forces and tools of the evil one. Thank you, Father God, for who you are, for your plan and purposes and most of all, thank you for your special, precious and holy gift of your Son, Jesus, for us and to grant us mercy, love and grace. Open our hearts and minds to Your Spirit for your working in us.

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      Patricia M Tryal
      December 24, 2020

      I agree with you Doris. Who are we to vilify and judge our President. Strangely enough, the loudest voices in that camp are those who tell us not to be judgmental!

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    Cynthia M. Krueger
    December 30, 2020

    Well said! I sometimes wonder if Jesus Himself were to return and run for President or head of any country if He would be thought “good enough” or pure enough. Don’t we understand yet that David, in the OT, was deeply flawed and yet called “a man after God’s heart.” I think the real problem in the church today is a lack of knowledge and understanding of God’s Word and how it might impact and be applied to our decisions in the political and cultural realm of our day.

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Barbara C MONTANEZ
December 22, 2020

Heavenly Father we ache in our hearts for the unification of the Body of Christ to move in One Accord as You yourself prayed this prayer LORD we agree according to your word, “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may BE ONE, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May THEY ALSO BE IN US so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to COMPLETE UNITY. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (John 17:20-23 NASB) Lord we, Your Bride, receive YOUR GLORY to Unify Us as You and OUR Father are ONE, so are WE in You! Purify your Bride and pull down every stronghold that is causing strife, division, unforgiveness, prejudice attitudes towards one another. Father in Heaven release your Spirit of Genuine brotherly love, prayer and forgiveness throughout the Body of Christ that the World may truly witness Your Holy Spirit Love and divine power through us in this Last Harvest of souls before your Return Jesus in your precious mighty name! King of King and LORD of LORDS!

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    Toni Kushner
    December 23, 2020

    I understand that not all will think alike as God has given us an intellect to use and form counsel and direction, to act justly , loving mercy and walking humbly before our God, and He will refine each of our thoughts to line up with His, that He will be glorified in through His Bride. I also believe many will have to choose to leave the ideologies of the culture and follow the priority of His Gospel. May He give us the Grace to hear and follow.

Sabra R Ortiz
December 21, 2020

I believe President Trump is working very hard to bring this country back to the Lord. Frankly I do not agree with all you have to say about him. He will do 4 more years and to God be the glory.

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Dana
December 21, 2020

Wonderful article! We are living in amazing times as we literally see the book of Revelation playing out before us. I pray for the Church to be ready for God’s final outpouring of His Spirit, the 3rd great awakening! Lord, prepare us! Open our eyes to TRUTH! Give us boldness and courage to STAND for You! Help us to be Your ambassadors on the earth and share Your message of the gospel in these final hours! We declare our nation to be, “ one nation under GOD”. In Jesus’ name, amen!!!

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Roger
December 21, 2020

Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto the Lord what is the Lord’s.

Pray hard. Engage with what is according to God’s word. Let the politics play out as they will. God is sovereign and at work in the affairs of men.

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Vickie
December 21, 2020

Excellent article, and very true. It’s time for bold, true, and upright Christians take a stand and for the Church to wake up NOW. If we want to save our country we Have to stand for Biblical Values and Religious Liberty. This article really resonates with me because I am aware of the importance of delaying the decay of our great nation. That’s what God expects us to do also. If we don’t stand it will only make us more vulnerable of the Enemy’s plan.

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Ivy S Pepper
December 21, 2020

It is great to awaken the church of America by educating, what is going on. Yes this election has caused great division in the body of Christ, Still God is in control and our God is a just God —
and believing this we should continue to pray that the real election results will come out and President Trump will be avenged. Thank you for your encouragement. God bless you. Strong bold and upright Christians are needed to stand up and fight for justice to be done. Ivy

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Ivy S Pepper
December 21, 2020

It is great to awaken the church of America by educating, what is going on.

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Annie
December 21, 2020

Excellent commentary. I too believe that God is purifying the Church and that both great evil and great good are occurring – particularly at warp speed in the last year. Yes, President Trump is flawed, but no more than anyone else since as human beings we are all flawed. If that weren’t the case God wouldn’t have had to send His Son to die on a cross for our sins (including mine). We are seeing tremendous apostasy now, may God expose it all to strengthen His Church.

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Gertrude Reif
December 20, 2020

I agree. We follow the Risen Lord, Jesus Christ. We need to be good citizens as well as pray for our country, state, and community. Jesus prayed to His Father not to take us out of the world, but to keep us from the evil.(John 17). Help us, Lord, to not be ignorant of Satan’s tactic which is to cause discord between brethren.

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B. Lowe
December 20, 2020

Luis’s article is full of genuine concern.

Revelation 17:1-18 tells us that in the end times, people will flock to a counterfeit version of Christianity.

This false religious system is seen in her easy alliance with the political powers of the world. We are called to be careful and prayerful.

Revelation 18:1-4 speaks of the Fall of Babylon the Great. It reads like one or more of our US cities now.
I shutter!

Dr. David Jeremiah’s book, “When Christ Appears”, a study of Revelation may interest some of IFA prayer partners.

I pray we take courage and thank God for his providing
many Bibles and Studies.

Also, He prepared and
positioned many faithful pastors, teachers, hosts etc on multiple media.

It is also encouraging that many government leaders strive to walk with God and
study Scripture and have prayer groups.

There is so much to be thankful for.

Remember when Jesus fed 5000 with a few loaves and fishes. He lifted the food toward heaven and thanked his Father for what He was going to do.
Shall we be so bold in our faith to thank God for what He is about to do?

Yes- False teachers are plentiful. Satan has his churches too. But he lies, flatters, coddles, and tells just enough half truth to bait a trap for the unprepared. So many are being deceived and do not realize it.

Mature Christians steeped in God’s Word are
vital in this rescue effort.
To be careful, prayerful, and actively committed to recognizing a lost sheep may open the opportunity to lead one lamb to the one tried and true Good Shepherd, Christ Jesus. That one lamb may lead thousands more.

Harmony happens when we live with one accord,
like harmony happens when we sing a musical chord having bass, tenor, alto, and soprano.

God composed a scriptural score (His Holy Word).
For a large group to sing in harmony, a conductor (Holy Spirit) is necessary. Plus, it takes practice.

Unbelievers will never live in harmony with Believers.
Let us pray for a great
harvest.

Keep our eyes on you, Lord Jesus.

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Deborah
December 20, 2020

Thank you for this message.

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carol
December 20, 2020

I believe in America and believe God once again want’s America to turn to them by revival.I pray each and every day for this terrible election to be resolved and our President Donald Trump.

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Roseann Davis
December 20, 2020

It’s about regime change from a Constitutional Republic to a godless Communist regime. Believers want truth and justice and when truth dies, justice dies too. Freedom goes away under a totalitarian regime. May God save us. Amen

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felicia
December 20, 2020

Our Father GOd, Mighty are you, i ask that You would remove from your people any spirit of deception and any spirit of division. We are different parts of the Body and will be given different tasks. May we all realized everyone of us is called to prayer, and that that prayer does a mighty work in your name, when our opinions may not. The Church has largely been silent re: the gross atrocities done sanctioned by law. You our Lord have made we your Children the gate keepers, the salt, the light that reflects Your light. We have not done this. We come to you with this broken country and ask you our Abba to mend it. Forgive us for our worldliness and cowardness, dear Lord. For Your name sake and the sake of our children we call out to you and ask that you would win this war for us. We praise you and thank you, by the blood of Jesus and in His name I pray. Amen.

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    Roseann Davis
    December 21, 2020

    And give us Your courage and direction to fight the good fight to victory. Amen

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Stephanie Grey
December 20, 2020

In Jesus name, may God’s Church awaken, at such a time as this!

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Jack Bair
December 20, 2020

Spot on Luis!

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Tess
December 20, 2020

In regards to “w/d from the Paris climate accords prevented massive increased energy costs.” That did not happen in my area. In my area the power company AND the 💦 are raising, which I don’t think is right….the power co., after a forum to not raise……….JESUS overturned the moneychangers tables……..please pray with me against the spirit of greed in the electric and water companies….I pray for the people in charge of the rate changes…….that they make more room in their hearts for relationship with You Lord..and not wail on the public’s pocketbooks………………..in the mighty name of Jesus. Thank you Father you have heard my prayer……….AMEN……..

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ROBERT VALKANET
December 20, 2020

IT IS NOT ABOUT TRUMP ONLY IT IS ABOUT ABORTION OR PRO LIFE FREEDOM OR SOCIALISM MAXISM. IF YOU VOTED FOR BIDEN YOU VOTED FOR ABORTION ANTI FREEDOM ANTI CAPITALISM. IT IS ABOUT PRO AMERICA OR FOR GLOBALISM CHINA AND OPPRESSION

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David Vande Bunte
December 20, 2020

I agree with much that is shared here. President Trump has done a myriad of good for this country. However to say that he is a deeply flawed individual is inaccurate. We are flawed individuals. But comparatively speaking he is probably the least flawed of all the US Presidents in my lifetime(72 years)

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    bill
    December 20, 2020

    Totally agree. Trump is not as flawed as he is made up to be. Basically you see Trump for who he really is. Every other president has their evils hidden in a closet. And these are sinister evils from sinister men. Maybe Regan was decent but besides that they were all crap wrapped in Satan’s finger. Satan especially has his finger wrapped around Bi-done. Trump is like an angel compared to these people.

    May Gods will be to save this country and not destroy it. There will come a time when He will say destroy them/us as he did Israel.

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      Shelley
      December 20, 2020

      Yes, we are all flawed. President Trump does a lot of good for a lot of people that gets overlooked. And he surrounds himself with a lot of Godly people who can speak into his life. You can tell a lot about a person by who he surrounds himself with. Obama, Clinton, Biden, Harris, all evil to the core. President Trump and Melanie need covered by all our prayers. Satan hates them because they stand up for what’s right.

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        bill
        December 20, 2020

        AMEN. So far God has protected him from Satan and all the Satan lead attacks

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        Shelley
        December 22, 2020

        I meant Melania, of course. Darn auto correct!

      Penni B
      December 22, 2020

      That seems to me a rather broad generalization. President Jimmy Carter I believe was a genuine person of faith. I would also say that since President Woodrow Wilson on, (and one could question further back as well) we allowed presidents to claim more and more power, and the legislatures abdicated theirs, in some cases passing amendments to that effect.

      Heavenly Father, please restore the balance of power between the legislative, executive and judicial branches.

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    marilyn
    December 21, 2020

    Amen that is timely and well needed to be expressed. Thank you!

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William B.Ogilvie II
December 20, 2020

An outstanding commentary will worth copying and forwarding! However when I tried to print it, as I did a previous article, it displays 12 pages of micro tiny print with mostly empty spaces in between! It takes a microscope to read!
Any suggestions any one?

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Janet
December 20, 2020

Yes. Thank you, Lord!

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Caroline Eagan
December 19, 2020

JESUS Is our Only Hope for US.

Agreed,agreed. We will continue to believe, pray, and trust in the Lord, our God!!!

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Shwan
December 19, 2020

I am thankful for this amazing time that we are living in. Everyday, we are witnessing God’s glory unfolding, revealing His Truth, His Righteousness, His Army and His Enemy. It serves as a mirror for each of us to reflect and examine our own values, beliefs, biases and flaws. Church needs to reflect on this hard question “have we allowed unholy influences to occupy our pulpit” As the Parable was told in Matthew 13:31, even a tiny mustard seed planted by man can overgrow and take over the entire garden. It allows the birds to nest in it.
Is it too late to uproot the mustard tree within the church as well as within each of our hearts ?

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Patricia Johnson
December 19, 2020

I just LOVED this! So confirming and encouraging and inspiring-to-pray. Thank you for sharing, it you lovely IFA workers. God bless you richly this week. Love from the heart, Patty

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Paul
December 19, 2020

Please post with new comments how God responds to your prayer challenge.

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Linda L. Duffany
December 19, 2020

” PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP..” IS THE..(-ONLY-)..PRESIDENT IN MY ” 75 ” YEARS ON EARTH..” WHO HAS ACCOMPLISHED MORE IN..(-4-)..YEARS..” THAN ” ANY PRESIDENT HAS..” IN MY LIFETIME ! ”
” WHAT ” HE SAYS HE WILL DO/”HE..” HAS DONE , ” FOR THE ” BETTERMENT OF..(-ALL-)..” PATRIOTS! ”
” HE ” HAS..SERVED..” FAITHFULLY..” AS A ” LABOR OF LOVE ❤ FOR THE ” AMERICA HE LOVES..! ”
. ” NO ” OTHER..” PRESIDENT..HAS SERVED WITH ” A “SPIRIT ” OF ” QUALITY ” AND ” EXCELLENCE..” IN HIS..” CRAFT-AS..”CEO”TO MAKE..” AMERICA..GREAT..AGAIN ! ”
“HE WAS VOTED IN BY ME-&-OTHER ” AMERICANS..” WHO ARE WILLING TO ” STAND IN THE GAP..” FOR OUR PRESIDENT ELECT..” AND TO BE ” HIS FAITHFUL” ARMOR-BEARERS..” FOR ” SUCH A TIME AS THIS.2020-&-2021..” IN JESUS’ NAME AMEN ! “

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Paul
December 19, 2020

I ask any Christians or Pastors who voted for Joe Biden and the Democrat party to take this challenge.

Over the next few days, sincerely reach out to God in prayer.

Ask God this in prayer: God was voting for and supporting Joe Biden for president the right thing for me to do as a Christian?

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    Paul
    December 19, 2020

    Please post with new comments how God responds to your prayer challenge.

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    Roseann Davis
    December 21, 2020

    Actually, I don’t think there were many if any true Christians who did vote for the “Left” ticket. Praise His Holy Name. They didn’t campaign because they knew the voting machines would do all the work….

    Keep believing the election fraud will be overthrown. Amen

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Gregorio Calvo
December 19, 2020

Praise the Lord! “Hafa Adai” (Warm island Greetings) from the Island of Guam, a U.S. territory in the Western Pacific. I agree with Luis Cataldo in describing what seems to be disunity in the Body of Christ, especially now as we continue our nation-wide intercession for America, President Trump, and the election aftermath clean-up tasks in Truth, Righteousness and Integrity, which results in the rule of law regarding the duly constituted process to elect the President of the United States.

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Ron Greene
December 19, 2020

I want to get this out of the way first. “Judge not, lest ye be judged.” Our President, Donald Trump is not perfect, of course, as evidenced by the fact that he inhabits this earth with the rest of us. I am sick and tired of the cacophony of judgment leveled at this sincere man. We are quick to point out his flaws, but ignore his strengths. As much as he has “unfavorable” characteristics, he is blessed with vision, determination, and a pure heart, I believe. And I also believe he truly cares about us, the People. In short, Donald Trump is not the smooth-talking politician we’ve become used to; he is the leader we’ve needed for so long. Let’s cut the man some slack, shall we?

Another point: this all must come to pass; the Bible says so. So do not be surprised when this country and the world are divided: good against evil. This is predicted in the Book of Revelation. People chose their sides around 2000. It’s solidified, since. Don’t worry; it’ll get worse. Don’t try to save the world. You can’t. Instead, build a lifeboat of support and encouragement for those who are foundering and distressed by current events. This is the time to find sanctuary in our lifeboat, with God as our Steersman.

We have been brainwashed into becoming fearful people. We fear everything, including life itself. This of course, is the plan of the Deep State and the New World Order, courtesy of the Devil. Fearful people are easier to brainwash and control. Look through this dark tunnel to the light approaching: Christ’s second coming. Hold out for that, for it will be well worth it.

Also, be slow to judge and quick to forgive and understand those who are doing the best they know how to. Always ask yourself, “What would Jesus do in this situation?” Strive to walk in the Shoes of the Fisherman; you can’t go wrong.

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    Maria Morais
    December 19, 2020

    Absolutely amazing!!! However we must remember that Jesus came as a lamb but is now coming back as a lion! He wants the body of believers to stand firm with the
    armor and the sword … as warriors!!!! No compromise of the Word, no Lukewarm church… He will divide the sheep and the goats…

    “So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NKJV‬

    His Word clearly says….. ““Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭10:34‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    “All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭25:32‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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      Ron Greene
      December 20, 2020

      I hear you, loud and clear, Maria. You are right. Jesus will return as the Lion. And I yearn to roar by His side. I have run out of patience with the wickedness, stupidity, and deceit rampant in the world today. Enough is enough!

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        Maria morais
        December 21, 2020

        Amen!!! Come Lord Jesus COME!!! Hallelujah!!!!

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      Robin
      December 20, 2020

      Yes. Exactly!

      Confirmed.⬇️

      Matthew 10:34

      Peace if possible. Truth at all costs.
      Martin Luther

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    Roseann Davis
    December 21, 2020

    I think he has a lot of wonderful characteristics. I thank God for my President and I’m believing this CCP intervention will be thrown down into the pits of hell. The LORD rebuke you, you evil communism. Amen

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Diane
December 19, 2020

For an article stating we are divided to then say why he supports a political party seems to undermine any higher message. Should I as a Christian lay out my Biblical reasons for not supporting Trump and his non biblical policies. Christians of both parties have valid critiques. To unify perhaps IFA should consider not continuing to put our prayer for One candidate. It may help us move forward. I haven’t found neutral articles not suggestion how to vote and fight. So as a Christian Democrat- who chose life for my own unwanted pregnancy- there seems to be no prayer points that I can in good conscience pray. It’s been a heartbreak for me personally, as someone that once was quite active here. May we find a way forward in time.

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    M Augustine
    December 19, 2020

    This is not Democrat vs Republican. This is good vs evil. All glory to God that as a Democrat you showed great courage and resolve & chose life. It sounds to me that the good people hear at IFA are choosing God’s word & law & I along with many millions support this. There comes a time in life where we all have to decide what the bigger picture is. Lean on God!

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      Virginia
      December 19, 2020

      True Christians use the Word of God as their”plumb line” in the world we live. The Word of God is opposite of what the Democratic party platform is. So to be a Christian you either accept the Word of God as truth or you don’t. You cannot be a Christian and a Democrat according to the Word of the Lord. Not me.

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        diane
        December 20, 2020

        Virginia. Agreed, the plumbline i use is also Biblical caring for the poor, the refugee, the outcast. Those are my Biblical plumblines that move me to vote for platforms to welcome those seeking asylum. I worked for refugee resettlement in the past and this administration put a halt to all referrals during huge crisis’ abroad. I care about healthcare for the homeless I currently assist. I care about resources and clean air living in LA and working for the utility industry. I care about families suffering due to racism, my nearest and dearest friends. My white hometown had discriminitory practices not allowing Black americans to buy homes. These are issues I feel are near to the Lord. Thank you for your thoughts that democrats are demonic. I dont look to the party to be my God. I look to individuals in public office fighting for biblical values that align with my understanding and reading of the word. I will disagree that I cannot have faith in Christ while viewing the political platforms differently than you do.

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          Roseann Davis
          December 21, 2020

          Yes Diane I would like to hear your Biblical reasons. But then you must be aware that the Biden/Harris ticket is welcoming the communist philosophy to overtake our Constitutional Republic. Communism is a religion in its self. That is called idolatry.

          Here is a quote from Kamala Harris: “Jill Biden has every right to call herself a doctor (implying she’s not really a doctor). But that is the American way”.

          No Kamala Harris, that is NOT the American way. That is the communist way. The American way is TRUTH. If truth dies then justice dies with it.

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          Penni Bulten
          December 29, 2020

          Diane, I agree that we are to care for the poor, the refugees. and the outcasts. The question I would ask is, “How?” If we support ministries that feed and shelter the poor, defend the rights of the alien and those seeking asylum, then we stand with you, even as we disagree how it is done. (Some of us have even sheltered the homeless ourselves and tried to find them a more permanent solution, in spite of personal risk.) We also care about clean water, air, and food. (and would warn you, the greater control governments have over everything the worse conditions get for everyone: https://fee.org/articles/why-socialism-causes-pollution/ ) My family and I agree that color does not determine character, some of our best friends have a different skin tone than we do. I would ask you, what about the racism expressed by Planned Parenthood’s founder and some current Planned Parenthood people? What about the targeting of black neighborhoods by PP? Why should any pro-life person be taxed to pay for an abortion, which is against both the right of conscience and Psalm 139: 1-14? On the other hand, why should we pay for unjust wars overseas? (this is more often supported by Republicans) Or a border wall? (Let those who own property on the border build it if they choose, but don’t force me to pay for it when I believe we should leave it to the landowners.) My point here is simply this: Jesus stood both against the self righteous and the government overstepping its delegated authority. The Roman government had no authority over either Him or Joseph of Aramathea’s tomb, and the Roman seal on the tomb was broken when He rose from the dead.

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      Diane
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you Augustine. I do know there are millions of good people supporting and praying with IFA. My pain comes that the updates this past year always points to republican policies doing no evil. That is not true. Both parties have flaws. We must look at the complicated issues of society and work together toward solving them. Since when did caring for the poor become associated with socialism. It used to be the core hallmark of christian ministry. All very confusing when what I loved about my faith and christian community while serving in the inner city and with refugees became demonized by folks near and dear to me and I am grouped in as a “socialist” for wanting the same opportunities for the less fortunate than i had as a wealthy white kid. We need to open our eyes and hearts and His Children. So we may agree to disagree, but I watch for headlines to show compassion for grieving African Americans, rather than judgement due to places rioting. Was there no remark for the thousands of peaceful compassionate global marches. Maybe I missed those articles and headlines. Isn’t this the heart of God? Ethnic reconciliation and compassion? There seemed to be no input from a more nuanced conversation. I do not feel we can say the Republic party have the market on truth. Why leave the Democratic party devoid of faith filled people. When christians left the arts, the light of christ left. Let’s not leave a party that cares for the poor without the light of God. I’d rather be along side those that have broken hearts for the needy. But honestly, i’m not trying to defend the Democratic party. I’m trying to share that as Christians we can have different perspectives. I felt grieved by things i felt were very ungodly in the past 4 hears but still, I want to be open to the Body, but I don’t want to be cast as blinded or evil. I’ve given my lift to being in active ministry. It’s all just crazy.

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        marilyn
        December 21, 2020

        Diane: Like a prior comment stated by Roseean: List your bibical reasons so we understand where you are coming from. Hold them up to the Word of God. have you done that? What the democrats clearly want mostly do not line up with Gods Word. Abortion and communism can’t not be of God. We are not judging you and if you think you are doing what is right it shouldn’t bother you what the republicans think.

        Penni Bulten
        December 29, 2020

        I agree! There is a great injustice when police power is used wrongly. If you would, check out Breaking Christian News, they have had articles on racial reconciliation, as well. If you have the opportunity to read my other, longer comment (which I do not believe you can reply to, due to some system quirk) you will see some differences between my position and that of the RNC. If you want to reply to my points there here, I will respond.

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          Diane
          December 29, 2020

          Hi Penni,
          Thank you for both thoughtful responses. As for environmental issues, I work for the water company and requiring things like low flow toilets in LA has allowed us to grow to a million residents in 40 years and still use the same amount of water. Had the “govt” not required that only install low flow toilets and encourage other water saving mechanisms; more water would need to be imported and our price would be higher, rather than get by with our actual snow pack. When Trump mimicked low flow toilets and mocked them, I was disturbed. Why even go after that when its a no brainer for those of us in a dessert climate with high population. Also I grew up with smog days in LA. Since the Govt restricted smog output in vehicles we dramatically cleaned the air in LA. Trump reversed the emissions requirements on cars, which are already made with the lower emissions. Again a puzzlement. So on so many fronts his public statements and policies impact me personally. I am disturbed by Planned parenthoods racist past. I have shared that you can choose life in the current laws as I did personally. And that more social relief and funding lower abortion rates, and overall abortion rates have fallen. So for me its not a one issue vote neglecting other values for life and quality of life, etc..

          However, the bigger point of why I commented on this post was that the author stated we need to come together and then argued his political position for Republicans. I think to come together we need to respect that there are values on both side that Christians may find themselves voting for and not villainize the other. People stating I am deceived by the enemy, because I have thoughtfully decided I support policies different from them. I appreciate what you have shared and ways you disagree with the RNC. I don’t always agree with the Dems. But almost as a point of resistance as a Christian wanted to say, Hey many believers feel and vote differently and should not be written off as deceived. I have close Republican friends that voted for Biden just to get rid of Trump and hope to bring in a solid Republican next round. That was an approach and they are RNC christians. I think Trump was very troubling for me. Anyhow.. I didn’t list Biblical passages as someone suggested because I feel it missed the point that I was making. And actually I feel I got my opportunity to let off steam I’ve held with IFA. I have close personal relationships with the organization and was surprised by the tone of most of the articles. I now feel and after all the conversations, realize it’s just best for me to unsubscribe from IFA. I really take heart at many of the comments here and realize we ALL hold our values and perspectives near and dear. A big thanks to all that responded here. Blessing to each of you in 2021. Stay safe and May the Lord continue to guide us all in this journey. -Diane

        Penni Bulten
        December 30, 2020

        I was unable to reply to your final comment there, so am replying here. The low-flow toilet issue I consider to be a local, not federal issue. If the local government wants to mandate low-flow toilets, that is within their jurisdiction, I believe. I have no clue why President Trump went after that issue, unless it’s an issue of them not always flushing everything down the first time. (Why not just flush again rather than complain?) I agreed with Senator Rand Paul when the governors were locking down their states and President Trump threatened to open them up- Senator Paul said it would be an abuse of presidential authority to usurp the authority the Tenth Amendment gives to the governors, and President Trump backed down. I am unsure that Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden would have the intestinal fortitude to honor the Tenth Amendment after some of his comments about mask wearing. My concerns about letting Vice Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris decide on issues where Biden and she differ are even more striking, especially when reviewing her actions relating to free speech and the First Amendment. The case against Harris was not heard until Xavier Becerra replaced her, then the case was referred to as NIFLA vs. Becerra. Former Attorney General Kamala Harris was sued by a crisis pregnancy network (National Institute of Family and Life Advocates) since she was trying to force them to post Planned Parenthood’s number prominently in their crisis pregnancy centers. As pro-life people, they believed this was a violation of their First Amendment rights, so they sued. The case went to the Supreme Court, and SCOTUS agreed with the crisis pregnancy centers, with a 5-4 ruling. (https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/585/16-1140/) One can also find a pdf here:https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-1140_5368.pdf

    Jan
    December 20, 2020

    It is heartbreaking Diana. We should be humbling ourselves and praying to seek God’s heart and will and not try to decide God’s answer for Him. We should trust Him with whatever answers He gives us. Prayer should not be politicized. I hope He will bring you encouragement and hope.

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Keith
December 19, 2020

Hmm… not a bad post, sir, not a bad post. I think your words came from a sober mindset.

Hard not to give up sometimes. I almost have. Not entirely, but I have had the wind taken out of me. I’m thinking that I’m going to have to plan for civil disobedience — or worse. But, it ain’t over till it’s over, right?

I will try not to give up, as hard an internal battle as that will be.

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    Roseann Davis
    December 21, 2020

    Remember Kieth in our weakness, God’s strength is made perfect.

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Paul
December 19, 2020

“Body of Christ” “Bride of Christ” “Church” WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP

This is why its more important than ever, to be in a concentrated, dedicated relationship with Jesus Christ.

Draw close to him every day and purpose in your heart, that as for me and my house, we are going to serve the Lord.

Serving God means to obey Him, His Commandments and following His Godly principles. It means taking a stand against sin, corruption and evil.

The Democrat party and Joe Biden are against God, family, Church and America.

Fact Check: Any person who claims to be a Christian, any person that claims to be a pastor and they support corrupt, lying, sinful Joe Biden and the evil, demonic Democrat party, they are a liar and the truth is not in them.

Either they are not a Christian and have never truly been saved, or they have back-slid very egregiously against God.

God is perfect, righteous and holy. God is sinless. God has the highest standards, and as Christians he expects us to live up to that standard.

GOD WILL NOT LOWER HIS STANDARDS FOR ANYONE, INCLUDING THOSE WHO SUPPORTED SIN AND VOTED FOR JOE BIDEN OR ANY DEMOCRAT.

God does not support sin. God hates sin, and as a Christian he expects us to hate it as well.

You are sadly mistaken, if you even remotely think for one second, that you can support Joe Biden or any Democrat and God not hold you accountable for supporting sin.

God does not bless anyone who supports sin. Thats not who God is. If God bless you for sinning, He would go against everything He stands for.

GOD HATES THOSE WHO JUSTIFY THE WICKED.

Make no mistake, God will punish those that support sin, and you don’t get much more sinful than the Democrat party.

If you are a Christian and have participated in voting for Joe Biden or any Democrat, ask God to forgive you for for supporting a party that blatantly and unapologetically stands for sin.

Key Verses on Injustice:

God hates scales that are falsely calibrated to cheat the customer (Deuteronomy 25:13-16)

God hates hands that shed innocent blood (Proverbs 6:17)

God hates those who justify the wicked (Proverbs 17:15)

God hates those who condemn the just (Proverbs 17:15)

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    Diane
    December 19, 2020

    Ouch. As a Christian Democrat I respectfully disagree.

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      Barbara French
      December 19, 2020

      Dear Diane. The Democrats booed God. Out loud. I heard them. How can you stand with any party who kicks God our? How can you stand with a party who not only defends but encourages abortion? And that’s only a start of the issues but well enough to separate from this party.

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        Diane
        December 20, 2020

        while abortion is legal, I stated I value life enough to place a child in an adoptive home. So please don’t tell me I am for abortion. What I know and research as a professional, is that with equitable income, not tax breaks for the wealthy, fewer women end up choosing abortion. Many choose due to financial hardships. Good medical care, prenatal, etc.. lower the women that choose abortion. Supporting women to have access to higher education. This is the comprehensive support to help women choose life. And overall we have seen a decline. Lets not only look at one issue and forsake all others. Both parties used to support life more before the polarization anyhow. Thank you for asking.

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          Daphne
          December 20, 2020

          Dear sister, sadly, the church is to blame for believers who’ve come to your conclusion because overall the church has delegated the care of the widow, fatherless, and poor to the government and social programs leaving some believers to believe that the democratic party is the answer and the more “Christlike” party when it is not AT ALL, not even remotely.

          If the church did what it is supposed to, then you never would have been wrongly convinced of these things. However, in truth, most of the democratic left mentality (like Planned Parenthood endorsed Biden) pushes abortions like crack dealers, has a godless lack mentality, wickedly loves people especially minorities to be dependent on their social programs in order to “buy their votes,” purposely places abortion clinics in minority, low-income areas, and propagates a not-so-subtle form of racism that tells minorities they are somehow less than and can’t make it without their democratic social programs.

          Many black believers’ eyes have been opened and can see that the left wants to keep the poor, poor, and on their government plantations so they feel obligated to keep voting for them to “vote themselves benefits” and end up staying in an endless cycle of poverty for generations until they wake up. Because in order to stay on these social programs, these women must only earn an income that is far below the poverty level per month. What believer would desire this for any woman?

          But if Christians who’ve been deceived into believing the democratic party has replaced the church’s responsibility to care for the poor would look to the Word and be proactive about teaching the Word to the poor, providing for and feeding the poor and needy both literally and feeding them the Word of God and NOT social programs, then these e.g. women would know that through Christ, not the democratic party, that ALL their needs will be supplied according to His riches and glory, and that they could be more than conquerors through Jesus Christ and NOTHING would be impossible for them if they believe.

          As believers, we either take Him for His Word or not and if one doesn’t, then they have an unbelief problem, not a God doesn’t keep His promises problem.

          Honestly, the words of the democratic left Biden party portraying them as being the “more loving party” is simply them masquerading as angels of light exactly like satan does and using those programs as a cover for them to put in all the wicked, evil agendas their evil hearts desire AND to hold people captive to their benefits programs. NOTHING is really free when it comes from satan. No, there are always chains associated with what he has to offer. We see this truth in the run down democratic cities full of lack, chaos, destruction, and ruins filled with people dependent on the government. Not God’s will. God is not the Author of chaos/disorder but of peace.

          The Word trumps poverty when we put our faith in it. That’s what these women need. Jesus, the Word, not to be told they need the democratic party to survive.

          The Word of God works. His promises are real. How do I know this? Because He’s never failed me. I am a single mom raising a fatherless son for 19 years now. My son’s father abandoned him when he was a toddler and was barely around before that. No child support for many years, and no matter what, I would never vote democrat just to get better benefits because of their bloodthirst towards the unborn and all the perverted sexual agendas they push in order to indoctrinate our children.

          I put my trust in the Lord. And He came through every time when I would ask Him for help or for the perfect jobs to make it so I could not only provide for my son BUT ALSO homeschool him as a single mom because I didn’t want him in the indoctrinating public schools in the liberal areas I lived in. He always made miraculous ways for me every time.

          I voted for Pres Trump in 2016 and again in 2020 because his platform PROTECTS the church’s ABILITY to be the church, NOT replace it. It is also against the murder of the unborn, pro-religious freedom. is pro-Israel, pro-American, and pro-constitution. Pro protecting our children in bathrooms from the opposite gender, etc etc etc.

          Now church who has failed the Lord in doing James 1:27, do it now, and do it well because the reason why some believers come to her conclusion is that overall we’ve allowed the govt to do what WE are supposed to causing them to draw wrong conclusions that the govt is the 100% church replacement for the poor, widows, fatherless, orphans, etc.

          I pray you prayerfully do lots of research on the democratic party and its overall agendas as you will find they are wicked in their intent for America and our children including the unborn. They want dependent “slaves” whom they can control because they lust for money, power, and that control/ability to Lord their benefits over people so they can forever step on their necks.

          God wants us free. He’s the One who owns a cattle on a 1000 hills and is Provider. Not man. His Word says HE keeps alive in the famine. His Word says the righteous is never forsaken nor his/her seed ever begging for bread. God bless and may He give you eyes to see and ears to hear in this by the Spirit. God bless.

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          Roseann Davis
          December 21, 2020

          Then your argument is with God because those are His Words.

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          Roseann Davis
          December 21, 2020

          Sounds like socialism/communism to me.

          Also how about women chose marriage and children and family instead of a communist/socialist agenda. Really there are two paths: Life or death. Choose life.

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    Cony Brown
    December 19, 2020

    Very well said- goes along with my post at 2:04 PM today.

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    Linda L. DUFFANY
    December 19, 2020

    ” PRAISE BE TO GOD ” FOR THIS DEAR SOUL..” WHO IS ” STANDING-UP ” FOR ” RIGHTEOUSNESS IN HIS ” OWN-LIFE..” AND TO ” SHOW THE SAME PATH..” FOR ALL WHO CHOOSE-(-ALSO-)..” TO FOLLOW RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEIR OWN JOURNEY OF ” FAITH ! ”
    . ” RIGHT-ON-BROTHER ! “

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    Torrey
    December 20, 2020

    Paul,
    I’m praying for you.

    God is not a Demarcate nor Republican. He is Holy, Righteous, Just, forgiving and loving. God HATES SIN!

    Heavenly Father we thank you that you are helping the Body of Christ align with YOU, Your Will and Your Word and Your Way! In Jesus name Amen!

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      Diane
      December 21, 2020

      I guess Daphne didn’t put a way to respond. Well I appreciate being on here and being able to voice my feelings and thoughts to all in this is chain. I’ve been holding these feelings inside and getting angry. After sharing it all,I went to bed heavy hearted. I’m okay with us all leaning into God. He is the one to guide each of us and we are responsible to Him ultimately and our conscience. I had hoped to find some level of respect for my views but most responses are saying I’m blind and my 40 years in ministry with the Lord are all now awash with deception by a man who states he grabs women by the p—y and mocks the disabled to only name 2 offenses . So I am glad to not be on the same page. The Lord knows why I could not and will not support that man as a leader of this nation. And now he is out of office and everyone will have to deal with Democratic leadership. Please pray for them as fervently as you did for Trump and alas.. it seems I will remain on the “pray for those poor deceived people” list. ;)- I’m okay with that. Never did I boo God. He is my life and light. Peace and love. Stay safe everyone.

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        Roseann Davis
        December 21, 2020

        You have said, “He is the one to guide each of us”. Remember Satan is able to appear as an angel of light. If deceived, one could follow the wrong “god”.

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David Balise
December 19, 2020

I agree with much of what you say, but I would add two important points:

1. We must recognize that many sincere believers are not Republicans. Rather than condemn them and their political party as evil, we must love them and be willing listen to them with respect even when we disagree. Many of them, if not all of them, love America and love God as much as we do. There are many strong believers on both sides of the political divide, even in Congress.

2. This is harder, but we also need to be willing to be open to the idea that although the Republican position is more Biblical than the Democratic one on many issues, this is not the case with every issue. There are at least three areas where is a strong consensus among many believers that the Democratic position is more Biblical. President Trump’s position on immigration doesn’t compare very well to Jesus’ teaching in the parable of the good Samaritan, when a lawyer asked Him, “Who then is my neighbor?” President Trump’s policies of exploiting natural resources with minimal concern about impact on the environment doesn’t match many Christians’ understanding of good stewardship. And the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which gave over 90% of its tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans while dramatically increasing the deficit our children will inherit, doesn’t fit at all with Jesus’s teachings on concern for and giving to the most vulnerable. “Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”

Christian unity and revival will come when we are all more willing to humble ourselves. We don’t fully know how God is working, or who He will work through next.

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    Diane
    December 19, 2020

    Thank you for this thoughtful and respectful answer. Please write an article for IFA to publish! 😊🙋‍♀️🙏🏽🙌🏼

      David Balise
      December 19, 2020

      Thanks for your encouragement! God Bless you!

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    Shirley p
    December 19, 2020

    I think you all miss the point here! Our Judeo-Christian Republic of America is in jeopardy, not nit picking this for that but because millions have suffered for it and died doing it that we might not have to! However now it is our turn and we need to stop bickering like children and have some backbone if we really mean In God We Trust. We have been clearly shown by our Lord the Democratic Party that many people have been a part of have turned too far in policies from what they once stood for to such a degree that they admit they want to turn it into an America that looks like America! That sounds like our adversary who imitates himself like God but we know the angel of light is the angel of death, lying, destruction. We are not deserters when we leave a party that has left us. It is a quality to be loyal but not at the expense of being party to something that has shifted gears to drive us over a cliff. It is time to jump off! Look, God’s hand is on Donald Trump and we have seen now the long list of achievements against all opposition 24/7 he would not have survived the constant, relentless demonic attacks the last four years have brought. Even the enemies guilty of these attacks are confounded that they have not succeeded. In fact it infuriates them so much they keep trying to bring him down with every evil conspiracy imaginable.

    This is about the America that God has saved every time it has been in crisis of being overcome by invasive forces, the land of the free, the home of the brave has won ever battle it has faced when we stand together, pray for His miraculous help and rejoice in His delivery. Come under the umbrella of the Lord and His choice which has been revealed by His prophets ahead of time. He does nothing but what He tells His prophets first. Do not let pride be an obstacle, He will protect our coming together like little chicks hiding under the shadow of His wings (umbrella) in the midst of the storms.

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      David Balise
      December 19, 2020

      Thank you.

      But to clarify, I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican either; I’m an Independent. At this point I think both parties need to repent for un-Godly policies that they support, as I mentioned in my post.

      On the other hand I think both parties ARE trying to bring more women and non-white men into the political process, and that’s a good thing. This is what I understands “looks like America” means. God created America as a “melting pot” where we can all be one in Christ, regardless of our skin color or national origin.

      Do we really believe that God can’t work through Joe Biden? If he becomes our President as it seems that he will, that does not mean God is done with America. Both parties have sin and both need to change. I will pray for whoever is our President, and have faith that God is still working His will.

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    Roseann Davis
    December 21, 2020

    ….Another sounding very much like socialism/communism. So this is something to remember: communism is a religion in itself. And that is called idolatry.

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      David Balise
      December 21, 2020

      Roseann,

      I’m not sure if you’re referring to my post when you say “another sounding very much like socialism/communism”, but if so I would sincerely like to understand which part of my post you are referring to. I realize that I am criticizing some of President Trump’s policies, but I don’t think that doing so makes me a socialist/communist.

      Here are my three criticisms of those policies from my post again:
      1. President Trump’s position on immigration doesn’t compare very well to Jesus’ teaching in the parable of the good Samaritan, when a lawyer asked Him, “Who then is my neighbor?”
      2. President Trump’s policies of exploiting natural resources with minimal concern about impact on the environment doesn’t match many Christians’ understanding of good stewardship.
      3. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which gave over 90% of its tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans while dramatically increasing the deficit our children will inherit, doesn’t fit at all with Jesus’s teachings on concern for and giving to the most vulnerable. “Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”

      I don’t believe my understanding on these issues makes me a socialist/communist. There is a huge economic and political spectrum between the extreme right-wing unregulated capitalism of 150 years ago with child labor and desperately poor workers, etc, and extreme left-wing Godless Marxist-Leninism. I think we can all agree that Jesus doesn’t support either of those extremes. Jesus showed balance between “render unto Caesar”, and his criticism of those who didn’t give to the poor.

      I believe that I have a Christian understanding of the three issues above. If you disagree please let me know more specifically which of my understandings is socialist/communist. I respect and honor your right to have a different understanding that mine.

      I support President Trump’s forceful opposition to communist China. I’m not a big fan of his ignoring Russian bounties on our troops, or his lack of response to last week’s hacking of government agencies and businesses.

      Satan wants to divide the Church. It doesn’t help when we start calling each other names. I’m sure Jesus knew that his followers would have different views and ideas on a wide variety of matters, but nevertheless He prayed “I pray for those who will believe in me, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.”

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        Roseann Davis
        December 21, 2020

        David, I think you show a great tendency for the New Age(guess you to be either pretty young or maybe you have an agenda) , “Green”, immigration (I assume you mean open borders as you didn’t specify), anti-capitalism, and so on. So if this got under your skin so much, that is your choice. Discernment is a big part of belief. So if you believe that observance of these things are calling names, then that too is your choice. And do I believe God can work through Biden? Yes, He even worked through a jackass and me.

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          David Balise
          December 21, 2020

          Roseann,

          Thank you for taking the time to write and I do appreciate that you are concerned for me. I imagine you would be quite surprised if we met:

          I’m not exactly young (I feel young but I’m in my 60s).

          I do have an agenda, but it’s the one we share, to try to live as Christ calls us to live, in humility and with love and appreciation for others, that we may be one as Jesus prayed for us to be.

          I love the beautiful outdoors that God made for us and enjoy hiking and especially our national parks. I do feel that we need to protect the environment and minimize pollution for the sake of my children and future generations so I guess I could be considered “green”, but not excessively so.

          Regarding immigration, I believe “for God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life”. God loves the whole world, not just the USA. And all people are my “neighbor”. I believe God will hold us accountable for how we treat the least fortunate, and I contribute to various Christian relief charities doing amazing work all over the world. I know it’s idealistic and that some restrictions are needed, but we are a nation of immigrants and to the extent that it’s possible I love what it says on the statue of liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

          And I’m certainly not anti-capitalist. I own my own accounting business. But unfortunately I notice that among my many clients it’s often the poorest of them that are the most generous in giving to their church, while the wealthy ones focus on investing in tax shelters. This does bother me and I am comforted by Jesus’ words “blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth”.

          That’s my background. Again, I appreciate your taking the time to be concerned about me. God Bless you!

        Diane Gohl
        December 23, 2020

        David this is great and your other answers. Thank you for articulating what my emotion seems to get in the way of me communicating. You’ve put into words much of my heart. I’ve actually voted for Republican presidents in the past. It’s looking at each issue.
        Thank you again. I’m not sure how to answer to all these various feeds. But suffice it to say I appreciate you very much. God’s blessings. Merry Christmas.. Christ has come Emmanuel..diane

          David Balise
          December 23, 2020

          Thanks Diane. You also express yourself very well, better than you give yourself credit for!

          One way for Christians to be politically involved is to choose a candidate, or a party, that appears to share most of our beliefs and values, and then to support that person/party. It can be a good strategy, but there is always a risk of losing perspective and beginning to support that person/party unconditionally, without continuing to reflect on and resist their agenda in areas where it does NOT align with Christ. If this happens we can find ourselves making excuses and rationalizations about the person or party’s shortcomings, trying to minimize their importance. It can be a slippery slope, and in my experience Christians who choose this route can end up appearing hypocritical, seriously damaging any attempt to witness to others.

          Another way for a Christian to be politically involved is to try to articulate and practice Christ’s teachings, engaging in dialog with others about how those values can and should be put into practice as public policy. I find that unfortunately both political parties have strong areas and weak areas with regard to how their policies reflect Biblical values, as I’ve attempted to express in my posts. God doesn’t belong to either political party.

          So I try to listen to others, as well as to express my understandings regarding Godly policies. I find that this approach works well, and helps to break down barriers and labels that nonbelievers often put on Christians.

          I do believe that God is working through sincere, faithful believers in both parties, to further His will on earth and here in America, sometimes in unexpected ways that we don’t fully understand. And I know that our prayers for all our leaders are definitely needed.

    Penni Bulten
    December 29, 2020

    Amen! I would simply add the border wall. Jesus said, “Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Putting up a wall should not be the government’s way of dealing with refugees anyway. The people who live on the border should be permitted to defend their lives and property, but also permitted to help anyone legitimately seeking asylum.

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      David Balise
      December 29, 2020

      Thank you Penni. I agree with you completely about this. I can’t imagine Jesus in any way supporting a wall to keep out refugees! Yes we need to support rule of law and due process, but building a wall is not the answer. Thank you for adding this!

Linda Quigley
December 19, 2020

Absolutely powerfully anointed word! Amen!

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Pamela Kay De Smet
December 19, 2020

YES & AMEN to this article. THANK YOU JESUS for giving us good insight here from this article. Show us how and anoint us to walk it out, like YOU would, in our shoes and among our contacts with others. Let there be Love, Godly Wisdom, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and uncompromising TRUTH & LIGHT. LORD, make us all fit to be carriers of YOUR GLORY in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. We cry out for the Body of Christ to be of ONE mind and heart in YOU, world-wide, as well as across our USA. Break off all deceptions, arrogance, and pride. Help us to be humble each day, seeking YOUR FACE and how to live our lives for YOUR GLORY. Balance us out in every way, with each member of the Body of Christ doing its called part. Make us whole in every way, and full of YOUR GOODNESS and GLORY. We GIVE YOU the PRAISES & HONOR & THANKSGIVING in all these things. In JESUS’ NAME. AMEN.

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Patti Walker
December 19, 2020

Great article

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Molly Francis
December 19, 2020

Wonderful article!! Thank you & God bless.

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Henry
December 19, 2020

Yes, I pray for the third, fourth… ongoing awakening. As followers of Christ, we don’t just sit back and enjoy the fruit of gospel. We must actively involve in both social and political sphere to take the message of God’s justice and mercy out to the public. After all, this is aligned with the great commission as declared by Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

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Scott Singletary
December 19, 2020

Dear Luis
You stir me up Brother!
We believe the sacred assembly in DC in September changed things!
JESUS please remember our cry in September and answer and give us revived families and Churches right now like NYC Revival of 1857 where 300k from 800k population came to JESUS.

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Jan E Taylor
December 19, 2020

I totally agree. We, in Michigan, are seeing a mighty move of God to expose evil and to bring justice in our elections. We also see the Ekklesia coming together to pray. We must stand on the wall!

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Melinda
December 19, 2020

Gabby
You speak as one who knows truth and have done your homework Good for you.
I will say, however, we who know the truth, God’s word, need not only to
warn of heresy and the works of the enemy among us as Paul did, but let’s remind
ourselves in this dark time before the return of our Lord and Savior, that
our Father is sovereign and has all we are watching unfold under His control. He
has a plan unfolding for His saints that blesses our hearts even as we
trust His Word and His promises. There is a shaking coming and lets use this
brief window of time to share the wonderful Gospel with all that will listen.
God Bless you

Cookie
December 19, 2020

Lord, I pray daily for the youth in our nation to come to a saving knowledge of You. They need the grace and abundant life and hope that only you can give. Also, Lord, I have a stirring in my heart that people of color are going to lead the way and break down the racial barriers that only You can do! We need to be united in Christ not divided! Only You can bring our nation together to glorify Your Name. We need You Lord. We pray in Your Name with nothing in our hands but our faith in You. In Jesus’s name. Amen

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Charleen Ghan
December 19, 2020

Let mercy prevail over judgement.
Isaiah 45:8
Lord open your heaven and let
righteousness pour into the earth
Cleanse us from all defilement
Let deception bow at the foot of the cross. And the blood of Jesus bring
the gift of repentance to all .
Let salvation spring forth. Let joy come.

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    Ruth Kruse
    December 19, 2020

    AMEN to that. God’s mercy has to rise up for his righteousness to prevail.

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Cony Brown
December 19, 2020

Regarding my previous post. For over 40-years have prayed fervently for Christians (and Christian leaders) to waken up, and for government leaders, and prayed for other serious concerns. Am very grateful to other serious intercessors who have also been praying along these lines. Because of them God gave us such a person as Trump to give our country and us more time for evangelism. Keep your eyes on the Lord and not the lying media; it’s time to get real serious with God. 2 Chr. 7:14, and surrender to Him fully so that you can walk more and more in the Spirit and New Man.

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    Melinda
    December 19, 2020

    I say Amen and Amen. Let not this opportunity for us to evangelize pass without sharing the Gospel with all those who will listen.

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Connie
December 19, 2020

Your words resonate within my spirit. My heart aches for this nation, for this world, for the bride of Christ. But we were born for such a time as this. Let us be unified. I pray for the eyes of the blind to be opened to the truth. Let us keep praying, sharing the gospel, and reading the Word. Let us keep praying for this nation and election until the Lord’s will is done.

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    Cony Brown
    December 19, 2020

    Thank you for your deep heart concern for others.

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Cony Brown
December 19, 2020

This is really a very simple matter. A true Christian will adjust their life in accordance to Biblical foundation principles. Biden is in direct opposition to these because he: opposes life (is pro-abortion); he is pro gay (homosexual life style); he is intolerant to Christians; etc. A person who has voted for Biden needs to get serious with God, and not side with the devil. Too bad if some of you get offended. I will not waste my time in emails with those who disagree.

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    Linda L. Duffany
    December 19, 2020

    ” U ” ARE SOOOO….RIGHT..! ”
    ” THE BIBLE SAYS..” THAT EVEN..(-THE-ELECT-)-WILL-BE-DECEIVED..! “IT HAPPENED WHEN ” GOD”S CHILDREN..” VOTED FOR ” SLEEPY-JOE BIDEN..” A PERSON WHO.” IS FOR ” EVERYTHING ” JESUS CHRIST HATES ! ”
    ” LET”S PRAY-FOR ” JESUS TO ” OPEN THE 👀”S OF THE ” BLIND..” SOOOO..” THEY TOO CAN 👀.” THEIR WAY OUT OF ” DARKNESS..”LIKE JESUS DID FOR ” U ” AND ” ME ! ” TO GOD BE THE GLORY-(-ONLY-)IN JESUS’ NAME AMEN ! “

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      Cony Brown
      December 19, 2020

      Yes- we need to pray for them. It scares me to think how close I came to going to hell when was living in the flesh and almost got killed several times.

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Evelyn
December 19, 2020

I’m so thankful for President Trump. HE is God Sent. yes I believe there is a falling away of some as the Bible says but there are more who are standing and we need to encourage all to stand those who have voted for President Trump. God is not done with America.

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    Linda L.Duffany
    December 19, 2020

    ” RIGHT-ON ” SISTER EVELYN ! ”
    ,” I”VE WRITTEN ” PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP “(-2-)LETTERS-OF ” ENCOURAGEMENT..” THRU THE SCRIPTURES-&-DAILY PRAYERS ” TO-👀” THESE SCRIPTURES..” MANIFEST IN HIS LIFE..” TO LET HIM ” KNOW ” THAT THERE ARE ” MORE-4-HIM ” THAN THOSE ” AGAINST HIM ! “HALLELUJAH! “

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John Douglas
December 19, 2020

Jesus preached the good news of the Kingdom to His disciples. Among them was a zealot & a tax collector. Both of their views & means needed to come under the influence of the Kingdom. God’s ways & thoughts are higher. Just reading the comments below demonstrates what Luis is talking about. I agree with Luis & long for God’s Kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven, the restoration of all things & Him working through His pure & spotless bride. The pressure that we are experiencing is revealing of what is really going on in the inside. Attitudes are coming to the surface on all levels. I think that the Church of Laodicea in Rev 3:14 is a good example of where we are at right now as the body of Christ. When we think we have it all together, Jesus points out we are wretched, miserable, poor, blind & naked. Humility & repentance is the only thing that I see in scripture that brings us up to a higher place where the logs are removed from our eyes & we see things from a Kingdom perspective. I want to see the kingdom of God come and invade this nation & the earth, that His glory would cover the earth. Paul speaking under the inspiration of the Spirit says that they were ready to punish all disobedience when our obedience is complete. Along the same line of thought Ps.81 God says that He gives our stubborn hearts over to walk in our own ways & then says that if we would listen & walk in His ways that He would quickly subdue our enemies & turn His hand against our adversaries. If all of us would get off our thrones of judgement then Christ can truly rule & reign within our hearts & nothing would be impossible. I am praying & believing for God’s Kingdom to invade our nation, government, & every aspect of society, but judgement begins with the house of God first & the rest will follow. May He continue to reveal what is unholy in His Bride & may we receive the gift of repentance. May our flawed foundations be exposed so that we build upon the Rock & go further and higher than we can ask or imagine.

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Nancy Bryda
December 19, 2020

There is no King but Jesus. If America falls to socialism and then to communism, it effects the whole world. I believe the devil is trying to change the esachar timing in America. Christian people that support Biden are under a deceptive spirit and are being affected by the false prophets of media. I decree the scales to come off their eyes as the democratic plateform is antichrist to the core. This is my opinion as the plateform is clearly against Biblical principles. The purpose of dragging this election out is to expose corruption and God wants to see us faithful to His purposes during an internal war process. I decree exposure and prosecution to corruption in media, facebook, twitter, government leaders, church leaders, people in the church and other plateforms who are not aligned with God’s blueprints and destiny purposes. We all need to do self evaluation of ourselves. Christians are supposed to be territorial takers, and giant killers and we are suppose to be an offensive weapon in cooperation with our head, KIng Jesus. Sometimes we are lamblike and sometimes lionlike as Holy Spirit direct. We are suppose to affect government that is for sure. There is a separation here of the people who know God and are devoted to him and his Word and Holy Spirit and those who are connected to the world mostly due to demonic deception.This is a repentance and war season at the same time. This is a purification season. This is a battle about the destiny purposes of America and not Trump against Biden facebook chats I mean hatebook discussions. No King but Jesus.I decree unity and one accord in the ekklesia. Jesus is working on our character in this season and wants us to listen to him. I decree alignment with the head Jesus and with his Body- US and that we are in an aligned partnership and we listen and do what our head directs. Purify your bride Jesus and help us to be passionate and obedient to you out of a love motivation. Humility and doing the will of God and God alone are most important in the season. Help us all to trust in this challenging season KIng Jesus.

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    Melinda
    December 19, 2020

    Amen Nancy to your prayers. I have a dear Christian friend who voted for Biden.
    The delusion is strong but I believe that the Lord answers our prayers. Let’s
    not forget to pray for our fellow Christians that are deceived.

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      Nancy Bryda
      December 19, 2020

      Thank you for your encouragement. I decree that the spirit of deception is bound over all of us seeking your truth. Lord I ask you to loose truth over us and may the holy spirit guide us into all truth. If we are deceived in any way, help us to get clarity from you Lord. I decree truth over America and help us pray for one another. I repent of sometimes having a critical spirit and ask your forgivement Lord. I decree patience and endurace to keep seeking you and to be quick to listen and slow to anger. Thank you Lord for being our Lord and Savior and for the Holy Spirit to guide us as we stay humble before you.

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Carol L. Baird
December 19, 2020

Very insightful and thought provoking as well!

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nadine M valentine
December 19, 2020

Very insightful and thought provoking!

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M.
December 19, 2020

I posted a reply in support of someone’s comment below, but I do not see their comment or my reply…reposting here, just in case, for important points that we can all prayerfully consider…

I didn’t realize such prominent leaders within the church community are being so divisive (Jude, esp v 18-19). I agree with you that the last days may be upon us, if not now then very soon. The Lord has to do the winnowing and this might be what that looks like (Matt. 3:7-2). Only God knows the timing and the hour (Matt. 24:36, Daniel 11:27)…if any of us truly belong to Him we must contend for the faith and maintain our life with God. Anyone who does not is doomed for destruction and that destruction begins in the rampant depravity we are witnessing in America. There are God-fearing men and women, faithful to the cause of Christ, who are on the frontlines of combatting evil and we must continue to pray for them and each other. I believe President Trump is battling on that front probably more than any one of us may realize.

Just finished prayerfully through the book of Daniel chapters 9-12 in order to see the something “bigger” that we might be missing…there are some great prayers and prayer points to many to list that I encourage all who really know to the Lord to read and pray.

Praying for the best for everyone and all that is yet to come according to the will of God! Hang tight, hold the line, stay faithful. not to political affiliations or ideas of man you agree with, but to God…He is the only one worthy (Rev, 19:1)…much love and blessings to all my fellow saints.

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M.
December 19, 2020

I didn’t realize such prominent leaders within the church community are being so divisive (Jude, esp v 18-19). I agree with you that the last days may be upon us, if not now then very soon. The Lord has to do the winnowing and this might be what that looks like (Matt. 3:7-2). Only God knows the timing and the hour (Matt. 24:36, Daniel 11:27)…if any of us truly belong to Him we must contend for the faith and maintain our life with God. Anyone who does not is doomed for destruction and that destruction begins in the rampant depravity we are witnessing in America. There are God-fearing men and women, faithful to the cause of Christ, who are on the frontlines of combatting evil and we must continue to pray for them and each other. I believe President Trump is battling on that front probably more than any one of us may realize.

Just finished prayerfully through the book of Daniel chapters 9-12 in order to see the something “bigger” that we might be missing…there are some great prayers and prayer points to many to list that I encourage all who really know to the Lord to read and pray.

Praying for the best for everyone and all that is yet to come according to the will of God! Hang tight, hold the line, stay faithful. not to political affiliations or ideas of man you agree with, but to God…He is the only one worthy (Rev, 19:1)…much love and blessings to all my fellow saints.

Jayne Hayden
December 19, 2020

Thank you Luis Cataldo for your in debth wisdom, and the others who have commented.

“His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor, gathering His wheat into the barn burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” Matthew 3:12

The shakings have begun, the demons are being exposed and strongholds being pulled down, the crys from millions sacrificed upon alters of Baal are rising, GOD will not be mocked.
Almighty is His name, and Mercy is His ways.

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Gayla
December 19, 2020

Excellent- thank you. Well stated and states my heart.

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Teresa Johnson
December 19, 2020

Thank you! Very helpful and accurate!

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Paul
December 19, 2020

Any truly born again believer in Christ Jesus (Christians), that would support Joe Biden and the Democrat Party should immediately pray to God and ask Him to convict their heart for supporting sin and wickedness. God would not let you have those views and values for supporting such sins against God without his conviction in their lives. Those so called Pastors that support Joe Biden and his beliefs are nothing more than wolves in sheep’s clothing.

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Pat Bellan
December 19, 2020

Fantastic article. So on point! Thank you

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Pastor Don
December 19, 2020

AMEN! You are right brother. Something bigger is indeed afoot. The Harlot Church is emerging. Let believers be aware and praying

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Daphne
December 19, 2020

We can praise Him for these exposures. Thank You Lord! God using what was meant for evil to bring good. Warning His people whom to flee from, etc. – the pro Biden leaders.

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GERALD SCHORK
December 19, 2020

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

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Ranelle
December 19, 2020

Gabby…I agree with you SO much about the Christian “leaders” who are anti-Trumpers. It bothers me so much when everyone continues to promote them and their books, etc. How they can encourage people to endorse a horrendously evil, radical leftist agenda instead of getting behind and supporting an administration which has respect for the One True God, loves America, her flag and her people breaks my heart. I will not listen to Max Lucado or Beth Moore again. By hating Donald Trump, they are hating all the Godly people in his administration as well as every Christian who loves America. So disheartening.

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Linda L.Duffany
December 19, 2020

GALATIANS-5:15..” WE CAN BICKER WITH EACH OTHER OVER EVERY ” TRIVIAL CONCERN..”UNTIL ” WE ” DESTROY-OURSELVES-(-OR-)-RECEIVE WISE-COUNCIL.”SEEK-UNITY ” WITH ” OUR ” SISTERS AND BROTHERS ! “

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    Gabby
    December 19, 2020

    As long as they truly are sisters and brothers and not wolves in sheep’s clothing. Ecumenism is the NWO call for unity among so called Christian denominations brothers and sisters but it is not a biblical godly scriptural unity so again be wary, be wise as a serpent but gentle as a dove.

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Daphne
December 19, 2020

“Therefore, we fight for America and we fight for an honest election result and we fight for President Trump to be reelected.” <= Amen to those words, brother, and your article.

In light of what's going on with these elections, I believe it is IMPOSSIBLE for there to be NO division in the church. And not only division but a chasm like one, separating light and dark within the church for the purpose of exposure.

The Word says…….

“For there must also be factions (divisions) among you, that those who are approved may be recognized among you,” (1 Cor 11:19).

The same verse in the NLT version:

“But, of course, there must be divisions among you so that you who have God’s approval will be recognized!” (1 Cor 11:19).

The God who loves us and wants us to be led into all truth by His Holy Spirit is using these elections to expose leaders and believers who are not led by the Holy Spirit, and the Lord is always a "call it like is" God, and at times, we must do the same.

And because overall the church is too afraid to call it like it is, many are led astray. We must expose evil and say, "Biden is influenced by a spirit of Jezebel and believers who voted for him are under the confusion of the enemy." Love tells the truth even when it sounds offensive. Love also warns.

The Word says…

“Whoever says to the wicked, “You are innocent,”
will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations;
but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight,
and a good blessing will come upon them,” (Proverbs 24:24-25).

Church leaders and well-known believers telling people to just go with the Biden flow and congratulating him are doing what the Lord says NOT to in Proverbs 24. They are leading His people astray by telling them to get into agreement with lawlessness – wickedness and voter fraud, a stolen election, the hatred of the godly, corruptions, perversions, slaughtering the unborn – and calling what is wicked innocent. This is no small thing in the eyes of the Lord and should no be in our eyes.

We understand Pres Trump is not perfect but we also know by the Spirit through prayer that the Lord's hand is upon him and using him just as He uses every imperfect man. None are perfect. None have it all together. But there is a very clear dividing line here, on purpose by the Lord, that is needed to take His church to levels of glory that can't happen without Him "pointing out" whom to stop listening to.

It’s time God’s people push back darkness, overturn tables, get into agreement with His Light and righteousness, and reestablish order in the land as established by the laws in the constitution – one nation under God.

Some of the above are from this post: https://swordandspiritwriter.com/2020/12/19/im-beginning-to-loathe-the-words-prominent-christian-and-prominent-evangelical-a-ponderings-as-of-late-post/

If you can get past the boldish title :-), I pray it is a blessing.

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    Gabby
    December 19, 2020

    Preach

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      Daphne
      December 19, 2020

      We must not be afraid to speak the whole truth. God’s people perish for lack of knowledge. His knowledge. Lord help us to be counted faithful in these evil times.

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    Linda L. Duffany
    December 19, 2020

    ” RIGHT-ON-SISTER ! “

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      Daphne
      December 19, 2020

      Thank you sister. Let’s point each other to the Word. Not the words of man. <3

      True unity in the body will come when we are in agreement with God, His Word, and what He tells us He is doing in each season by the Holy Spirit. Not when we try to agree with each other.

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    Pat Bellan
    December 19, 2020

    Amen!!

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Diana Robillard
December 19, 2020

This article did not resonate anything positive in my spirit! Our President, given to us by God, has literally been through hell on earth to do what he can for us and this Country! He has attempted to follow God’s ‘Plan’ to the best of his ability while being beat back every step of the way by Satan and his minions! We need to stand with President Trump and continue to pray for God’s protection over him and His guidance to help our President navigate the treacherous path he has been given!

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Bea
December 19, 2020

Amen, amen and amen

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Sharon Brown
December 19, 2020

Well said. Church awake!

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Jesus Romero
December 19, 2020

All I know is that we’re at a red sea moment. The 3 branches of government has betrayed us, we can’t really trust the electoral count act of 1887, even though we have the majority of republicans in the delegation. We can’t trust them when we have rino republicans who will contest it. The only chance we had was for trump to push the national emergency act that he signed in 9/2018. However, dni, ratcliff, was supposed to put in a report by yesterday, 12/18/20, to persue, but it is delayed when he was supposed to do it within 45 days from 11/3/20. God’s going to have to do the supernatural here, because we’re out of options. He’s already being mocked & His prophets are being stoned. Time is of the essence, but we’re having too much stonewalling, delays, & extentions. To be honest, it is frustrating & it seems like an abuse from God. Doesn’t His word say that if the unjust judge answered the widow’s petition how will God not avenge His people who cry out to Him day & night? In this case, it seems as if God is no different than the unjust judge. In fact, I believe the unjust judge answered the widow’s petition more speedily than God is answering His people. God instructs us not to exasperate or provoke our children into anger, but He’s doing exactly the same thing by extending this & stonewalling this. How can we see justice if He keeps allowing these blockades? This is abuse. However, it was the very evangelicals that opened the demonic portals on this nation when they signed that demonic contract called the 501c3. Now they’re paying a terrible price. God wants the evangelicals that are under this babylonian system to get out. This is the only way we can see justice & this nation to prevail.

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    Ranelle
    December 19, 2020

    To say that God is abusing us, that He is not answering our prayers the way we expect Him to, to liken the Holy God to an unjust judge…wow! I think you are treading on dangerous ground. He is GOD Almighty. He will act when and how He chooses. I cannot say an “Amen” to what you just posted, friend. Perhaps you did not mean it the way my ears heard it. Our God is trustworthy, holy, righteous and just. My trust is in Him and Him alone.

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    Gabby
    December 19, 2020

    Jesus dear brother, i so identify with your discouragement. It may seem to border on blasphemy but God is BIG He can take our complaint our bitterness our disappointment. He understands that we dont understand. We get angry discouraged. I felt the same when as a very strong healthy person I was told i had lung cancer. What? No! God would not do that. During horrid chemo effects I railed at God like a crazy person similar as you are feeling. I decided to turn to Word promises and hold Him to Truth. Truth is indestructible. Jesus is Word Jesus is Truth. If we cant trust that then we are nothing but slabs of meat waiting to be mercilessly processed. BUT that is NOT what Bible the TRUTH says. So hang on He is what Truth in Bible says He is.! Look through psalms what does it say about God? Is there any other book or god you trust? I cant trust Koran or Hindi scriptures or Mormonism or buddhism etc etc so Lord you and I are stuck with each other. Help me trust you again as David did in all the trials he experienced. Love you brother. I understand.

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    Pat Bellan
    December 19, 2020

    I understand your frustration. Many of us feel or have felt the same, but…..wow! Praying for God’s mercy to be extended to you. God DOES NOT abuse; He IS NOT an unjust judge. A separation is coming, and is already here, between sheep and goat nations; between those who look beyond the natural knowing He WILL prevail and His kingdom WILL come and those who can only see in terms of what’s happening in the natural. I choose to believe your heart is to see Him and His kingdom manifested. I choose to believe we will all believe His Word and His prophets…..to which/whom He has demonstrated His faithfulness and will continue to do so. That’s the God we serve.

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    Roseann Davis
    December 21, 2020

    TRUTH! Thank you. I will quote Kamala Harris: “Jill Biden can call herself a doctor if she wants to (sounds like she’s not really a doctor). That’s the American way”.

    NO, Kamala that is not the American way. The American way is the truth. If truth dies then justice dies with it.

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Mindy Finklea
December 19, 2020

Amen and Amen. I agree wholeheartedly. We just keep our eyes set on Jesus. We engage in righteousness, pray against unrighteousness and support the values of God and we will be ok. Speak out and take up political issues but pray against spiritual wickedness in high places, not against particular people. President Trump has done so much for America! He loves this Country and so do I. Freedom must be fought for, and that includes spiritual freedom to serve God. We may not agree with everything President Trump does, but he is leading this Nation in the right path and we need to wake up and stand with him!

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Sharon S
December 19, 2020

Thank you Lord for this Man of God. This is conformation of what was on my heart and thoughts. Holy Spirit is speaking to those who will listen. Lord God let us lean in to You for more wisdom and discernment in these times we are facing. Help the Body Of Christ yo be all that You need us to be on this time. Give us the strength to do whatever You have called us to do in unity with Your guidance and love. In Jesus mighty name.

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Jacquie
December 19, 2020

If the state of the Church was where it should be, the state of the nation would be as well.Psalm 33:12-22

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Brenda
December 19, 2020

Great article so well and clearly articulated. Thank you Luis!

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Lenora Stephens
December 19, 2020

Yes it did. We have been declaring an Esther Prayer over our nation, President and the families of our great Nation since 11/7. This is a declarative resolve of all that we’ve asked God for and all we believe. Thank you for releasing this timely article. We will declare it to be so. Tetelisti

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Anna
December 19, 2020

Thank you Father for men like Mr Cataldo who are willing to speak truth to the body of Christ and bring us back to our purpose. Cover him Father and protect him and his family as he speaks truth. I pray that his words would pierce the darkness and bring light to the hearts of your children and let us understand the urgency of the times we’re living in. Father, wake up your church. Thy kingdom comes Thy will be done.

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Rose
December 19, 2020

We elected a President not a pastor. Of course, you may disagree with some of his policies but he upholds the most important to Christians. As a politician we should expect some compromise for some issues.

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Paul Bugajski
December 19, 2020

“America is the only current world power which governs according to rights originating from God, not those granted by government,” This is the core to Americanism, as Luis points out, making it possible for the Gospel to grow and a Nation to heal.

We must continue to pray as Jesus taught us, “… Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as in Heaven.”

Let us be unafraid to follow and preach the Gospel, share the Constitution with others, fight the Good Fight as we seek His return.

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Vicky Clarke
December 19, 2020

Absolutely the Truth!! I have the RARE Opportunity right now to stay in Prayer and the Word pretty much 24/7 having been on Covid Lockdown since 12/07/20. I am 74, high risk and Jesus stepped in to help me with every detail. I am taking care of my daughter here who is having a bit of trouble getting through this Covid thing. But again, God knows what He is doing! You guys are a lifeline for me. Keep standing and know you are not alone!!!!!!! God has this. We just need to stop and listen to His Instructions! We are Blood Bought Patriots gotten that way due to our forefathers who fought for us to have our freedom. God richly bless you, Vicky Clarke RN, BSN. Retired Captain US Army Reserves and faithful Follower of my Lord Jesus on this earth for whatever time I have left. PS I have become pretty much of an Authority on this Covid thing. ANYONE who wants Any info on this Vaccines, Treatments, Doctors, the latest CDC info or any thing coming down the pike quickly now. Text or Call me at +12812367780 or email me [email protected]. God be with you. Praying from inside the Covid Gates here in Texas.

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    Paul Bugajski
    December 19, 2020

    May Jesus fill you with continued Hope and Joy! We all have our stations during this spiritual war and yours is crucial to His Will and the Victory — the salvation of Souls!

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      Vicky Clarke
      December 19, 2020

      God bless you Paul for sending me that message . you so encouraged me. There’s no mistake that it’s a battle. But the bigger the battle the greater the victory that’s the way it is here for me in Texas in the Covid Zone. Praying for you.

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    Robin
    December 19, 2020

    just sent you an email

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    Judy
    December 19, 2020

    We are blood bought patriots in the natural and the spiritual realm.
    Praise God we are covered.
    May we continue to live in the way Jesus taught us….. As it is in Heaven

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Karen Allen
December 19, 2020

Praying continually for unity in the body as the enemy seeks to divide & conquer. This division saddens me and I know it breaks the Father’s heart. Our role is to pray no matter who is in office. God can turn the hearts of Kings. I pray his will on earth as is is in heaven. Bind us together Lord help, us to understand the power of agreement. No authority can exist unless God allows it. Romans 13:1

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Linda Beauchamp
December 19, 2020

The article does not mention that Christians who vote for Trump find that massive murder of the unborn, giving hormone blockers to children and surgically mutilating their bodies to supposedly change their sex, and confusing both children and adults about God’s normal sexuality with LGBTQ propaganda is totally AGAINST God’s word and teaching. “Christians” who can vote for politicians dedicated to implementing these things can fairly be questioned as to the reality of their faith as much as those who are demonized for voting for President Trump.
These issues have everything to do with “the Kingdom of God”, not “the American Dream”. President Trump’s positions and actions on these issues are clearly on the side of the Kingdom of God.
Maybe the Church is seeing exposure of “wheat and tares” in these discussions and it needs to happen. “Unity” in the church is possible only in upholding Biblical truth.

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    Paul Bugajski
    December 19, 2020

    Thank you for describing the carnage of this Spiritual battle field. As my father and his brothers who fought the Evil in Europe and the Pacific in WWII, it was by understating the gruesome nature of the enemy that they were able to draw up the courage to face unbelievable odds; as many paid the ultimate price. All veterans who defend our Constitution knew the Evil opposing US: fascism, Marxism, Communism and now Global Atheism.

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Brenda
December 19, 2020

In my studies this week I was taken to II Kings 22. Josiah was eight years old when he became king and he did what was right in the sight of the Lord. And he took down all of the high places and the groves that were in his area. Was then reading in Jeremiah who was the Prophet at this time period warning the Israelites of their sins and their impending judgment and I thought this is where we are as a nation. Lord forgive us our sins where we have brought so many idols in our lives that have taken our eyes off of your Word and you as our Lord and Savior. I am so glad there is BUT GOD!!! In Jeremiah 7:23 it says: “But this is what I commanded them saying, obey My voice and I will be your God and you shall be my people, and walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.” Lord we choose to walk in Your ways!!

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brian
December 19, 2020

Lord Jesus, we need a unity, a singleness of purpose in Your Body, not divisive thinking. We bind the efforts of satan to divide and conquer. Satan is a defeated enemy, and, as a result, we bind his efforts to steal, kill, and destroy, in Jesus’s name. We loose a spirit of unity, cohesiveness, and integrity in the church. We pray fervently for a third Great Awakening in our nation, as it is our only hope. We pray these things in the mighty name of Jesus.

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Carmela Atwood
December 19, 2020

Amen to this article!!!!!

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Danny
December 19, 2020

We can see evil everywhere. No evil has been seen in our nation’s government like it is being exposed at this moment. We need God to deliver us from this evil. I believe that God has allowed it to be exposed at this time. Got has allowed evil to come over us in order to gather us together.
I believe that miracles will happen. I am sure that all this happens for a great reason. One that we just do not see at this moment.
God wouldn’t allow this to happen unless it will end up bringing believers together. If all this evil didn’t happen, I wouldn’t be here writing. I would have just gone about life being a “lukewarm” Christian. Because of this turmoil and chaos, I spend hours a week in prayer. I am drawn closer to Jesus than at anytime in my life. I expect miracles. I look for the good news. I ask forgiveness for all my sins. I don’t look at my life the same. I believe I am stronger because of what has happened over the past 8 weeks. Yes, God works in mysterious ways.
We have been in some pretty bad spots in America. Revolutionary war, Civil war, Attack on Pear Harbor, 911 and much more. This evil from hell we are going through right now, is all ready won.
God has not left us. We will have the victory, even if we don’t see it at this time.
Please everyone, keep on praying. Keep on believing. Don’t ever believe the lies, pray them away.
God bless all of you and God bless America.

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    Vicky Clarke
    December 19, 2020

    Nailed it.!!!!! Spot on. Preach it Danny. Praying for you, with you, and all we need to do now is find the lost, let Jesus save them and set them free. That is all I care about now. No more distractions of religious pride or nothin else. Drop your burdens at the foot of the cross and be Jesus to every one you can. Time is too short now. Just love with a Servant’s heart and let the Mighty God do the rest!!!! Vicky

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      Danny
      December 19, 2020

      Out of great adversity, comes great strength. Thank you for your support. All of praying together. What a great thing. Please everyone, don’t stop praying and looking for the good things to come. Got has not forgotten us. He is gathering us together. Sometimes technology can be used as a vessel for good people who follow Jesus to gather strength from each other.

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    Keith
    December 20, 2020

    AMEN!!

Carol Warren
December 19, 2020

Christians have a prepense for aligning themselves to a political party and certain political people putting eyes on the person rather than keeping their eyes on the Lord. We should have learned by now that people we put our hopes and trust in time and again have been a bitter disappointment, latest I believe to be Barrett.

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Kay Bytwerk
December 19, 2020

Thank you for your clear and kind words. I pray with you for the grace of God to invade his Church, each member.

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Russ Dizdar
December 19, 2020

Whoever voted for the dems… voted for the largest push for abortions, the broadest push for gender twisting, the most dramatic push for pot/drug legalization and darkest attempt to remove God from the democratic platform. One wonders how

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Nina Glover
December 19, 2020

You are right! We must choose Life or Death. That is the crossroads we are at.
We must Love others and hate wickedness, examining ourselves often! We must pray without ceasing and seek unity! We must stand for justice upon the Rock of justice. We are all tired, but we must fight the good fight and persevere till His return.

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Julie Avary
December 19, 2020

Who is Larry?

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Carol Unsell
December 19, 2020

Amen and amen!!!

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Lisa Plummer
December 19, 2020

Brilliant, thought provoking, loving, calling us to come up higher still!
Thanks, Brother Louis Cataldo-
God bless you!

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Robert
December 19, 2020

President Trump and the patriots needs to drain the entire swamp. If we don’t, our country is is lost. Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior took His hedge away from our country on September 11, 2001. The Lord has been warning us for the last 19 year’s, but this country defies just about everything Jesus tells us. We have President Trump who stands for truth and justice, but the swamp has stolen the election with there lies and corruption. It’s just like Israel, the Lord keep warning them, but they didn’t listen and ended up in captivity for 70 years. We as Christian patriots to fight truth and justices, Jesus said, I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail. God help us if President Trump is not re-elected. Wake up Church and fight, God has been warning us!

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    Paul Bugajski
    December 19, 2020

    Our fathers and mothers who fought for liberty would, I believe would agree, that voting is our sacred right as free people. Its as fundamental as breathing, and its integrity must be defended or all the rest of it (Presidents, Armies, Senators, Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc.) are meaningless.

    A free, fair and legal election is the hill we must be willing to die on.

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Alan Latta
December 19, 2020

Lord,

Forgive us for believing false conspiracy theories and for attacking those who try to warn us against being misled by them.

Help us see when we are putting words in Your mouth and expose those who are promoting false predictions.

Empower us to stop throwing people into our proverbial baskets of deplorables.

Give our spiritual leaders wisdom when dealing with divisive folks and restore our hearts for You

In the Name of the only true King,

Amen!

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Elaine Rintoul
December 19, 2020

Wow! This was amazing read! Says it all for me and I pray many many would read this. It’s spot on! God is clearly in our presence and is clearly telling us He is with us. He is in control and we are to be thankful!

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Eileen
December 19, 2020

Satan is on the move to divide and destroy God’s people in these turbulent times. Thankfully, the victory already belongs to the believers of Jesus Christ. We must be steadfast in our devotion to Him. He is our only hope, and we must share His Gospel with the lost. As the world rages out of control, our God sits on His throne and has not surrendered His authority. It is in Jesus name and for His glory I pray. To God be the glory forever and ever. Our God reigns.

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Laurie Elrod
December 19, 2020

Amen! Amen!

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Mary Jones
December 19, 2020

This morning, around 1:00AM, I sensed the LORD called me to read Psalm 119. It seemed that He was saying that this is the cry of the Bride who loves His Word and asks for deliverance from those who mock and seek to destroy God’s people.
“My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word. My eyes long for your promise; I ask, ‘When will you comfort me?’”
Psalm 119:81-82
Take some time to meditate on Psalm 119 today.
I am so very much in agreement with the writer of this article. We have been given a kingdom which cannot be shaken (Hebrews 12:28) and is not divided since we are one in Christ. We contend with, “cosmic powers of this present darkness,”and we have weapons of warfare that enable us to stand and overcome.
I am grateful to God for the intercessors who have gathered together to exalt Jesus and preserve this nation. I am greatly encouraged!

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Keith
December 19, 2020

As I meditated and prayed in the days before the election, the Lord showed me satans hand in this entire political circus. As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is our assignment to stand for what our savior stands for, and that is this: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to REPENTANCE; (2 Peter 3:9) Scripture also tells us that we battle against spiritual wickedness in high places, (Ephesians 6:12).
As we traverse this spiritual battleground, The Lord opens our eyes to what is not like Him, first in ourselves as preparation for salvation, which is our not being able to keep every facet of the law in our hearts. Reaching the point of Holy desperation, and being able to hear by revelation the good news, we realize with great clarity the power of the cross, where Jesus was punished for OUR rebellion, OUR wickedness, OUR deceit…our sin! It is at that point that we are slowly transformed to be an image of Him in this world. Scripture tells us in Romans 8:29 that “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Transformation into the image of Christ is God’s ultimate will as far as our character is concerned. The proof of that transformation is the fruit of the Spirit being made manifest in our actions: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Our potential presidential candidates are chosen by a process in which the strongest candidate of each major political party is chosen by majority vote in primary elections. The winners of each primary face off in the general election, usually it is a Republican versus a Democrat. As we vote in the primary election, and certify those choices on the national level, we have consensus on our candidate of choice.
Do we choose candidates that reflect the character of Christ? Or do we choose who we think will win, given the fact that we are perennially facing a battle against evil? Are our choices for president made by like-minded individuals who seek peace as well as justice from the womb to the tomb? Do we vote in line with our party regardless of the personality flaws of the candidate which represents our party? Do we choose our candidates out of anger in comparisan to what we feel the opposing party represents? I’ve talked to many, many brothers and sisters in Christ about this, and have seen first hand the frustration and disappointment at how SATAN has his hand in this entire process!

Jesus warns us in the Gospel of Matthew chapter 24 that sorrows are going to come, and that there are obvious signs that can be observed before the end of days. If Jesus said that these times are soon to come, how can we see reality in any other context? Do we actually think that we can alter the course of prophesy by how we vote? One of my prayer partners repeats every time that we pray that God would “restore” America, but Jesus Christ Himself tells us to pray that “THY KINGDOM COME, thy will be done, in earth, as it is in heaven (perfection)! How we seem to forget (or how we’ve never been transformed to realize) that Jesus told us His followers in Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: AND YE SHALL BE WITNESSES unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the UTTERMOST part of the earth. Also, he COMMISSIONS us to “GO ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
We, as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, who know that we are “in the world but not of the world” are residents of a Kingdom that is “not of this world” as Jesus told Pontius Pilate. We have allegiance to Jesus Christ and Him alone! How many times does Jesus tell us not to love this world? Scripture tells us that the “harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few”! If we know the freedom that is in Christ Jesus (he who is in Christ is free indeed) and that humans have an eternal destiny, we are EAGER to make haste to the lost, having tasted of the heavenly gift, and desiring what God desires, that the LOST are freed to taste it too! Have we honestly tasted of this miracle? Where the Spirit of Christ has joined us together as one body in Christ? If are minds are primarily on the political system, I assure you we’ve lost focus on Christ.

I love you all, pray that God’s will be done, count your blessings, and be content to preach the Gospel!

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    Gabby
    December 19, 2020

    And may you pray that God’s will be done in not allowing babies bodies to go into slaughter houses like animals or little Christian children to be forced to proclaim and learn to have homosexual sex in grade schools and call it good and wholesome and soturn their little souls into hell.

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      Keith
      December 20, 2020

      As a follower of Jesus Christ, I, as well as my associates in ministry, do intercede for women considering abortion, as well as the doctors that perform abortions, that the Lord will open their eyes to the Holocaust of child murder! We also pray over public school systems, and we have ministerial associates actively involved as teachers, principals in our local school system who, as participants in the school system, pray and invite ministers into the schools as well. Gabby, we face a common enemy, and you know who that enemy is. He is the “author of confusion”…and isn’t that what we are seeing right before our very eyes? The trend towards evil increasing in this world was prophesied by our savior…let us pray for the revelation of what that revelation will add to our ministries.
      In Christ, brother Keith

    rolf
    December 21, 2020

    Thank you Bro Keith for your views and stand on Jesus.

    I struggled with regards to all those questions that you brought up. It is true that our position is in Christ alone and solely on His finished work on the cross.

    With due respect what should our position with regards to who to vote for? It appears that you have not indicated what should anyone vote for (Republican or Democrat) should be the proper choice.

    Not that either platform or candidate is perfect or better, what then would be the proper choice? Do we abstain from voting and leave it up to God alone to determine the outcome of the human affairs while we are here on earth now?

    Obviously we need Christ first in our walk, but without the environment of peace, justice and freedom to express, how would it be possible to maintain a sound and good foundation for the church and society to flourish?

    Without Christ all our hope and attempts to create a better world will be pure nightmare as it will be hampered by the injustice, corruption and the evil one.

    The current world system of injustice, ungodly and wicked governments with oppressive laws on freedom of religion, rights, justice in every facets of society hampers the education system, biased laws, unrestricted laws toward a selective groups but against the Christian beliefs, legalize unrestricted abortion rights, etc. The list goes on and on in China, Middle East, Europe, N America, Africa and across the globe.

    The socialist/ communist governments in the world clearly demonstrate their agenda to remove God completely and that is the clear direction of the Democrats party over the last couple decades. Allie Beth Stuckey has a good commentary on how far left the Democrats have shifted.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3yz_FlIhqY

    Yes I count my blessing and know that without a righteous and God fearing nation, the inevitable will happen when all “privileges” for the freedom to worship are taken away. That is why voting for a party is is critical on what the party platform stand for. And President Trump stands for what is righteous and not just for personal gain.

    Therefore I agree that we must focus on Christ first and align our minds to the party that is base on His teachings.

    Shalom

      Keith
      January 11, 2021

      Hello Rolf!

      Please forgive the tardiness of my reply.

      2 Corinthians 11:3 “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ”

      I sincerely believe that we live in a constitutional republic, governed by the people, of the people, and for the people, hence, when a society drifts toward humanism and worldliness, the majority begins to crave philosophy, new age, and “strange gods”. Influence through television, cellphones, any sub-media outlets,and the arts become not only more permissive, but more intolerant as well. The “dark media” (hidden from most eyes) promote radical answers to equally radical social upheavals, UNDENIABLY satans influence on both the extreme left AND the extreme right!

      My freind, satan is influencing our entire political system! The bible proves this in scripture. The gospel of Matthew, chapter 4 verses 8 thru 11 highlights the fact that satan is the God of this world: “Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I GIVE THEE, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
      Notice that satan offered to give our Lord the “the kingdoms of THIS WORLD AND THEIR GLORY… If Christ would simply bow down to him (the RULER of darkness)…of course, Jesus knew that, as he told Pilate, that HIS (Jesus’) Kingdom is NOT OF THIS WORLD, as our Lord told Pilate. We find the same theme in 1st John 2:15,Matthew 6:24 etc. We are commanded to love NOT the world, nor it’s systems. But, in Mark 12, verses 30 and 31 Jesus himself tell us what to love, he says ” And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
      Love God FIRST and love thy neighbor SECOND, on these two laws hinge the ENTIRE commandment (Matt 22:40)

      I have friends in and outside of ministry who vote conservatively and liberally. Of course, my conservative friends vote against abortion, believe that marriage consists of a union between a man and a woman, etc. My more progressive associates vote for candidates that want to support and promote civil rights, women’s rights, and want to uphold what they believe is a “civil” society. Let me share a story with you.
      One of my best friends in ministry and I would get together one per month to have a meal, fellowship, and discuss biblical issues and current events. Our consistent prayer was that the Lord’s will would be done in earth. Mind you, we discussed what separated liberals and conservatives, “black” churches and “white” churches, what separated Christian denominations, God’s stance on gay rights and abortion, and CONCLUDED that even though God’s position was clear on all of these issues, these same issues are also covered by the grace of God, and that the church was ONE in Christ Jesus. We agreed that we would earnestly PRAY for unity in the body of Christ as GOD would deliver it!
      As we were dining at a certain restaurant, my friend went to the buffet line again and had a conversation with a gentleman who identified himself as a pastor of a church located in the inner city. They both had a conversation, the pastor was impressed by my friends knowledge of scripture, and asked my friend to be his Sunday school director! Making a long story short, my friend accepted the assignment, did a very good job, was completely subordinate to the pastor, paid for and built with his own money a new church sign, and even had to withstand actions of fellow members who were less than hospitable because he was perceived as a “white republican” in an inner-city church of African Americans. But he persisted and loved all of the congregants, and won their respect by Christ living through him! Question; how could my friend love the “liberal” congregants? How could he tithe the church, build the sign, teach the class, give tips to the other teachers, stay subordinate to the pastor…basically support a “liberal” church? The answer is simple: THAT IS WHAT OUR LORD ASSIGNED HIM TO DO! If Jesus commands us to LOVE our enemies, how can we not love those who claim Christ as Lord? And here’s something that may shock you, according to the Pew research center, almost 50% of African American church members DO NOT support abortion or same sex marriage as valid biblical positions…yet tend to vote liberal due to one issue: civil rights!

      The establishment clause, or the first amendment, states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”. Thomas Jefferson clarifies this in his letter to the Danbury baptist men’s association, with emphasis on the relationship between man and HIS God…excluding his greeting, Jefferson writes:
      Believing with you that religion is a matter which LIES SOLELY BETWEEN MAN AND HIS GOD, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.

      I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection & blessing of the common father and creator of man, and tender you for yourselves & your religious association, assurances of my high respect & esteem.

      Thomas Jefferson

      Members of our society have used the establishment clause to take prayer out of schools, remove the ten commandments from public halls of justice, establish personal preference over the mandate to be Holy, etc ad infinitum. Added to that, the study of human history seeks to understand how other religions were formed, the ascent and descent of ancient civilizations, carbon dating of the earths age, the theory of evolution, etc. all to subtly state that the entire Christian religion is obsolete!! It can be argued with great substance that American government became entirely secular upon the establishment of separation of church and state. But if so, and the government can show absolutely no partiality as far as religion is concerned, then civic freedom is also granted to the atheist, the Muslim, the Buddhist, Hindu, etc. BUT WE ARE FREE TO PRACTICE OUR RELIGION TOO!

      Rolf, I am a follower of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I am a minister of the Gospel. I had to swear in my ordination acceptance records that I would not officiate a same sex marriage. Not only that, the Holy Ghost (which I received in 1981) tells me that God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart…GOD KNOWS OUR DEEPEST INTENTS! I have to not only seek after Holiness, but Christ’s requirement of me is that I be conformed to His image!(Romans 8:29) And the fruit of that Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.” After I’ve cast my vote, and I’ve done my CIVIC duty, I go back to doing what I’ve been called to do, and that is to preach and teach the GOOD NEWS that Jesus Christ hung on that cross for MY SINS, died and rose on the third day with ALL POWER IN HEAVEN AND EARTH, that I can rise from the attack of the accuser who says that I am not worthy to do what God has called me to do. Brother, Christ has already won the war!! Matthew 13: 24-30 says it all!!
      Now:
      Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen
      amen, and AMEN!

Fatima
December 19, 2020

Heavenly Father we come into the Courts of Heaven by the precious Blood of your Son Jesus not on our merit Father as we the church have failed you, forgive us as we the Body of Christ are so divided. Have mercy on us Lord! As Moses interceded for the Israelities even though they grumbled and built a golden calf after seeing all the victories you gave them, daily fresh manna, parting of the red sea so are we Father, no better than the Israelities, maybe worse. Forgive us Father & dont judge us as our sins deserve. Make us ONE as the Father ,Jesus and the Holy Spirit are ONE. We remind you what will the heathens say if Pres. Trump does not win this election. We the church will be mocked. What will happen to the future generations…sons & daughters? So Father for your Name sake, give us grace for another 4 years so the church can prepare ourselves. Give us the anointing of Rees Howell to persist in intercession and not grow weary or give up. Give the President his team, lawyers Guiliani Sydney Powell, and senators who are contending for Trump supernatural strength, protection & grace to keep contending for the truth. Expose! Expose ALL….Traitors in the White House, FBI, CIA, Supreme Court and the list goes on. Ps 37 says YOU will remove evil doers from the land ..do it Lord…your word does not return void but will accomplish its purposes. Keep dispatching your warring angels and thank you for the Army and Cloud of witnesses contending with us.
For the sake of your Son’s Name and the soon return of King Jesus who will return to take dominion on earth & establish Jerusalem! We thank You Father in Jesus Name!

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    Mary Diecidue
    December 19, 2020

    Thank you for your prayer….I agree……GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP AND OUR NATION…..HAVE MERCY ON US AND OVERCOME THE EVIL……..

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Julie Avary
December 19, 2020

So are you saying to be still and quiet? I see the deep state is deep and wide. I see pastors wadding their feet in the deep swamp. Afraid to stand? I don’t know. For me to be silent is to seem I agree with the left, and I agree with silent lazy pastors. I can’t.

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    J
    December 19, 2020

    Thank you Larry for sharing ..didn’t know this and am so sorry to hear this
    And you are right
    Some christian are refusing any kind if discussion on the election or that this left ticket is anti-Christ in every form
    I see churches moving more to the middle to reach young people..to accommodate them Instead of the other way around

    You sound like a voice of reason

    Praying for your persistence
    God bless

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Rochelle Fox
December 19, 2020

I sense and see not a change here, but a group of Sanctimonious religious people “thinking” that they are Above sin! Thus, they use a self-made moral compass to accuse and compare themselves to others, like our President! I pray that GOD ALMIGHTY THE ONLY RIGHTEOUS AND SOVEREIGN LORD, REMIND US OF HIS MERCIFUL HAND IN OUR LIVES! Without it we would be and do so much worse tham what we accuse Mr. Trump of on a regular basis! I pray for my family and those persons to have the scales fall from their eyes and TRUTH REVEALED! GOD in HIS FAITHFULNESS HAS CONTINUED TO HEAR AND ANSWER THAT PRAYER! Now I will pray for a HOLY SPIRIT CONVICTION AND REVELATION TO COME AND BRING THE CHURCH BY TO HER FIRST LOVE WITH A TRUE INTIMACY, WHICH ONLY CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH REAL DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH GOD AS ABBA DADDY!

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Hal Lundquist
December 19, 2020

Well stated! The enemy is at the time only not forever winning people to the notion of equity not equality. The enemy has a mission and that is to divide and conquer Christianity here on earth. We KNOW that the enemy loses in the end yet in the interim the evil concept of ‘globalism” or “one world” gains momentum. I pray hat Christians be aware that Socialism/ Marxism whatever places the state as God. There is no room for God Almighty. In the worst case the mere mention of Jesus can cause physical death. Try wearing a Jesus T-shirt in North Korea and see what happens. Christians in China hold church secretly. Dear Lord I pray this oppression does not continue to grow in America. It can and I’m sad to say is happening here now. Faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will sustain us in the worst of times. We must stand strong. Our freedom is one of God’s greatest gifts to us. Let us be grateful.

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Cathy
December 19, 2020

God knew we needed a bulldozer, a wrecking ball.
Who among us is not deeply flawed? It is beyond my ability to fathom how any true Christian can be against President Donald J Trump. His strong personality and courage caused the release of Pastor Brunson from a Turkish prison. And it all started with a Tweet. So many hate him for his tweets.
But really- why should this phenomenon be difficult to understand? A large percentage of the church in America is nothing but feel-good social gatherings with some self-help lessons spoken by articulate “leaders” with big pockets.
If we wonder why this is happening, why “Christians” are against our God-given President in spite of his sensitivity to us and his actions for us, we need not look any farther than their silence and/or support of the killing of over 60 million unborn babies.
Nothing new here.

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Mary Nadwodny
December 19, 2020

Yes and Amen. Get dressed in the full armor. We are at war. Be bold. Be strong. Be fearless. The Lion or the Tribe of Judah goes before us to burn up all His enemies. Speak the word. Contend for the faith. Roar with the Lion. Wake up. It’s now or never.

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Janet
December 19, 2020

Did the words of this article stir what is in my heart? No. I see the Church as more solid, and less conflicted. True Christians live biblically, but some ate more mature in their walk, and some are less mature. Mature Christians disciple younger Christians in love. This is still happening. We also have people who claim Christ, but, in fact, do not worship or follow the Christ of the Bible. These people have invented a convenient “Jesus” who agrees with them. These people are not Christians. They know very little about the Bible because they have invented their own gospel. How do we know they are not just immature Christians? Teachability. When faced with actual scripture idolators will cling to their own invented,self satisfying beliefs. Christians will learn and discuss scripture. I am not the one who initially calls others to Christ – that is the job of the Holy Spirit. I don’t try to “save” people. That is the job of the Holy Spirit. I disciple those with a teachable spirit. Throwing stone at the enemy is pointless – the Battle Belongs to the Lord. So … the Church is very much together, but the false church is not, nor does it want to be.

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Curtis Guhl
December 19, 2020

I think people are missing it. For example: Sydney Powell and others are collecting known available information and evidence while the mainline press and democratic party are asking people to believe them. This is all totalitarian thinking. Lord open our eyes.

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    Janet
    December 19, 2020

    I think the division is spiritual. Either you do have the Holy Spirit to guide you in truth and reality, or you don’t. Those who don’t see are blind because they lack the guidance and insight of the Holy Spirit.

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Spectator Psalm 91
December 19, 2020

Abortion

Just one reason no “Christian” could ever vote for a Democrat.

Enough said

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    Janet
    December 19, 2020

    True

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    Julie Avary
    December 19, 2020

    Amen!!

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    Maureen
    December 19, 2020

    TRUTH! GOD’S TRUTH!
    Must be the Truth of all Christians!
    Pres Trump is the most pro-life president in my lifetime.

    There is no other choice!

    Jesus said I am the way, the Truth and the life.
    Yeshua you raised Lazurus from the dead. Nothing is too difficult for YOU. I pray that you would place pres Trump as your appointed President for a second term.

    FIGHT FOR TRUTH AND LIFE!
    Amen

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Patty
December 19, 2020

I read this excellent article aloud, intermittently praying and looking out my kitchen window into my neighborhood. It starts right here in our own homes , families and neighborhoods. It starts with us praying for the Holy Spirit to give us strong spiritual powers to overcome the whispers , and the shouts of the enemy! Thank you Lord that YOU are Sovereign and nothing happens aside from Your Holy authority ! We trust in You explicitly and will not turn to the right or left but be lead by You for Your Kingdoms sake.
In the precious name of JESUS we all say AMEN❤️🙏🏻

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Blanca Holland
December 19, 2020

We pray that the LORD ALMIGHTY intervene for America and our families: that the bride of JESUS YESHUA to prepare for revival: that her vestments be white as snow: to lift her head for her Reedemer draweth niegh : let us be like the 5 wise virgins with their lamp lit up and full of oil and an extra vial of overflowing oil of gladness and refreshing mercy: let us not be like the unwise virgin’s that didn’t have enough oil as the waited for their bridegroom : we must be vigilant against the tyranny of those who want to destroy our nation and her people: but standing like Mordecai in prayer and fasting thru the storms of life assault on this nation: that moved Esther queen of Persia to save her people from tyranny by the hands of Haman plotting of annihilation. It’s time that the American people become the American by standing for America and our families declaring the LORD ALMIGHTY plans for America and our President Donald J Trump and vice President Mike Pence with the administration at hand that stand with them: not hiding in the corner of woe is me but being like Moses,samuel,nathan,Elijah,Elisha,Jeremiah, Isaiah, the apostles ready to declare the truth unto death. LORD ALMIGHTY intervene for America and our brethren to stand up and not concede to Satan one inch of ground. In JESUS YESHUA NAME given to us by ABBA THE FATHER our CREATOR to cry out to.

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Barbara S
December 19, 2020

I agree with much of what has been said in this article…. the church must be the light on a hill, on every mountain. I do sense God’s displeasure though when we characterize people as “deeply flawed.” We were all deeply flawed at one point, many of us are still flawed and willing to allow thePotter to work in us. And these words of Jesus are more important than are given attention to: Judge not, and you won’t be judged. For with the same measure . . . We all know this. Let us instead speak words of life over what or who offends us — let’s speak words God can work with. He is all about redemption. He would NEVER discourage us. He is the lifter of our head!

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    Cindy Parsley
    December 19, 2020

    I believe this was more from a standpoint of recognizing that Trump is not perfect, as some leftists think we claim him to be, as if we don’t see the truth that he’s not. But he is deeply flawed, like all of us are, hence the need for our Saviour and Lord Jesus Himself.

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      Barbara S
      December 19, 2020

      When we judge someone, we are usurping God. He is all about “let Me show you a better way”…. It is the GOODNESS of God that leads to repentance, not highlighting our deeply flawed nature. God convicts, the accuser condemns. Let us never cooperate with the accuser.

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    Nancy L
    December 19, 2020

    I am in agreement…..i too felt it unwarranted to describe our President as
    “deeply flawed”
    ALL of us are deeply flawed!
    Amen.

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Ken Budz
December 19, 2020

Lord may You please help us with the huge mess we have coming soon. The election and its fallout will hurt America. We need You Lord. Help us to repent and turn towards You. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Connie L
December 19, 2020

The problem is so few Christians are willing to speak out! When California was implementing its explicit sex ed curriculum, there were only 2 who stood against this, one I believe was a teacher another a counselor. Where were the pastors? When a local library had “Drag Queen story hour” only one pastor showed up and was arrested, if dozens of pastors and church leaders showed up. this would not have occurred!
According to a recent Barna study, 90% of pastors will not speak about abortion or homosexuality because of fear of offending people in their congregations! Fear of the people? I went to a “Christian” university in Chattanooga TN they were teaching that homosexuality was normal and acceptable to God. I was the only one to stand against this and I was dismissed! Where are the leaders!

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    H
    December 19, 2020

    You are not alone in here
    This is NOT business as usual
    While we can have regular church services and elders meetings our pAstor will not hold bible study…With fewer people mind you

    The study and you are correct..Some pastors don’t want to be taken to task on anything
    Our pastor brought up the election once..on Sunday before the election

    Some think it a business as usual right now
    And nothing could be further from the truth

    It dumbfounds me what some I the church are believing

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Thomas Owens
December 19, 2020

Excellent article concise and to the point!

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David Espenlaub
December 19, 2020

Amen! And Amen!

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William
December 19, 2020

I’m more concerned about the state of the church in North America than the state of the nation; both are in deep trouble. Today we have replaced the Gospel of Scripture with the the gospel of accommodation. It follows along the lines of remove whatever the non-churched crowd doesn’t like and replace it with what they like just to get them in the door. The church service has become a form of entertainment of sorts from removing a time for meditation meditation to encouraging social interaction (talking), from manipulating a music style to that which mimics a concert, and to top it all off only preach the part of scripture that makes people comfortable, we must not allow people to walk out troubled or convicted. And so the church that has a message has decided that it needed a fresh coat of paint, needed to be dressed up a bit, brought up with the times needed to be contemporary as if somehow God needed us to make improvements to his choice of words pertaining to sin. Yes, our Nation is under attack from enemies and so also is the Church. If those of us who cherish God’s kingdom get our relationship with Him right, God will deal with Washington, DC…..”If my people who…..”

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    Paul
    December 19, 2020

    Amen. Many churches have comprised on Christian values, God’s word and His laws. They have become more like the world. They have become tolerant of sin and have allowed it to penetrate the Church, leading others to hell.

    Thank you for comment.

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Tom Norton
December 19, 2020

We have had to re-align some of our mission support because of the worldview that have been exposed during this election cycle.
It seems that an “anti-christ spirit” has infected many.

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Rev. Thomas Chopp, MDiv., BCC
December 19, 2020

“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”

What does this mean? The good and gracious will of God is done even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also.
How is God’s will done? God’s will is done when He breaks and hinders every evil plan and purpose of the devil, the world, and our sinful nature, which do not want us to hallow God’s name or let His kingdom come; and when He strengthens and keeps us firm in His Word and faith until we die.
This is His good and gracious will. Luther’s Small Catechism–the Lord’s Prayer

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Larry Brunson
December 19, 2020

This article started out seeming to address what is dividing the body of Christ, but I never saw any mention of the problem. The problem with the current election issue is that there are Christians who are participating in the unrighteousness of the left, denying or downplaying election fraud. But there can be no fellowship between righteousness and unrighteousness. The fault is not on both sides. The sinner is the one who must deal with their issues and repent. Most of this I am seeing is sin in the black church: the sin of choosing bitterness over past injustices rather than Christ’s healing and the grace of God. There is idolatry in the black church that isn’t being addressed. I tried addressing it in 2016 when black pastors were giving grief counseling to their congregation, and was met with rage. Now the black church is rejoicing in unrighteousness. The problem wasn’t solved, isn’t solved, and still isn’t being addressed.

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    Ronda Orchard
    December 19, 2020

    I say amen with a caveat because there are churches of all colors that have compromised Gods will in spreading the good news. They have cavorted, enabled and embraced a new age babylonian mindset … forgetting the days of Noah and marching in high mindedness toward a new world order.

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    Beth Beck
    December 19, 2020

    I respectfully disagree with placing the separation and division of the church solely on th “black church” Larry. That is but one way the enemy has attacked and is conquering the body of Christ. Another is the feel good, inclusive watered down message of this new age church. I moved from the Northern part of the U.S. to the S.E. and at first I was totally in love with all the billboards about Jesus on the roadways and the scripture on to-go drink cups and meal bags. I thought I had moved from “ darkness to light”!! Everyone said “ God bless you” wherever I went and I was totally enamoured with the Jesus culture. Then I started looking for my new church home and quickly realized that they do church differently here. I live at the beach, so maybe it’s just where I live, but all the big churches are “nondenominational” and follow the same type of format. The worship portion is like a rock concert, the kids departments( what used to be considered S.S.) is now entertainment venue sprinkled with Jesus loves you, and the service is wrapped around 1-2 verses and 15-20 minutes in length to make sure they can squeeze in 2 or 3 services. Most of these churches use a curriculum called Orange and it is more of a business than a place tohonor God and come to worship and thank Him. Ok know this was a long post, but bottom line is we as a church have turned away from our first love and have fallen into a false worship. I myself am thankful for this wake up call named a “pandemic” that God is using to shake His bride. I pray for eyes to see and a heart to receive what the Spirit is revealing to us and that we would come together and PRAY His will to come to this earth as it is in heaven.
    [[Father God with the knowledge that You judge the nations and will settle disputes between the people, we ask that our nation will find favor in Your sight. Help us as a nation to call on You with a pure heart]] Isaiah 2:4.
    IFA , thankyou for the resource of PIERCING THE DARKNESS : Combatting fear by Praying God’s Word

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      Larry
      December 19, 2020

      Thank you for being respectful and pointing out another cause of division.

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    J
    December 19, 2020

    Thank you Larry for sharing ..didn’t know this and am so sorry to hear this
    And you are right
    Some christian are refusing any kind if discussion on the election or that this left ticket is anti-Christ in every form
    I see churches moving more to the middle to reach young people..to accommodate them Instead of the other way around

    You sound like a voice of reason

    Praying for your persistence
    God bless

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      Larry
      December 19, 2020

      Thank you. The bigger issue is a spirit of offense. Doesn’t just affect those of black communities. But it is a real problem in the church, and not just the American church. Anyone can judge whether they are snared with a spirit of offense. All you have to do is answer the question: Why are you angry? This question is in the spirit of Psalm 2:1.

      Write down your answer. Polish it over days. Then see if you’d want to use it to convince someone who is not angry that you have a just cause. If you realize it would not likely persuade them, then you should suspect that you are snared, angry without a (legitimate) cause. And earnestly seek deliverance. I got free.

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Denise Lynn
December 19, 2020

Excellent read. Boy is God separating the wheat from the chaff. Look how many are giving up and accepting an evil socialist communist party to rule over themselves. That is NOT God’s will for America. He will turn this around for His glory and in His great mercy. We need to remain expectant and grateful. Every day more is being exposed in government and the church. Watch and wait on the Lord.

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    sally
    December 19, 2020

    So very true! The wheat and chaff are being separated even down to the finest dust.

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    Mary Diecidue
    December 19, 2020

    Yes Denise………May God’s will be done……May God be glorified as he turns this election around and give President Trump another four years to straighten out our country.

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Luanne
December 19, 2020

Thank you so much for so articulately putting into words what is in my heart — and for the clarity of revival and great harvest going on at the same time as the great falling away. Thank you for this discernment. While praying for revival, I would become discouraged when seeing the falling away. Understanding this clearly helps dissolve the loss of hope and gives me understanding I did not have. Abba, thank you for this article and the writer of it. I look to the hills. Where does my help come from? My help is in the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Abba, help us your people, keep our eyes on you. Restore fellowship amongst believers. Send forth your truth to us and unite us as one, even as you and the Father are one. Pour out your spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel and might, and the knowledge and fear of you on us, your bride. Pour it over me now, Lord. Wash over me and overtake me with your love and sweet communion. Allow me to rest at your feet under your covering. Let not my heart be troubled. Keep my eyes on you. Greater are You that is within me than he that is in the world. You do not give us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind. Keep us focused, Lord. Help me! I still feel in a stupor as if I just woke up. Awaken me and your people fully, and shake us out of our slumber. Revive us and bring honor and glory to your name. Bring the dry bones together and make us one. Breathe your breath into us. We are desperate for you, Lord. We plead for the third great awakening to come. Come, Lord Jesus, come. Revive us again! In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

We praise Thee, O God!
For the Son of Thy love
For Jesus Who died
And is now gone above!

Hallelujah! Thine the glory
Hallelujah! Amen
Hallelujah! Thine the glory
Revive us again

All glory and praise
To the Lamb that was slain
Who has taken our sins
And has cleansed every stain

Hallelujah! Thine the glory
Hallelujah! Amen
Hallelujah! Thine the glory
Revive us again

Revive us again
Fill each heart with Thy love
May each soul be rekindled
With fire from above

Hallelujah! Thine the glory
Hallelujah! Amen
Hallelujah! Thine the glory
Revive us again!

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    Denise Lynn
    December 19, 2020

    Thank you and amen!!

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    Nona
    December 19, 2020

    Thank you Luanne! Hallelujah thine is the glory and praise to our Lord who hears our prayers.

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Rhonda
December 19, 2020

Father Righteousness is Part of your Throne as Justice is also Foundational. You are Holy And ask us too be; Only thru Jesus! Our Nation Fell into Compromise and perhaps deceptive excuses where Lies were toted as excusable From way Back! No matter Lord We repent and Pray you Turn Us to Truth Justice Righteousness and Deliver US from Lies, Scheming, Unrighteousness and Injustice~Unbalanced Scales! Jesus King Herod ordered Wise Me to TELL Him where Jesus was LIED about “worship too Him” ~they Discerned As We do LIES! We as They SERVE God Over evil man no matter politics or position. HELP US! You said We Know from Fruits! You said MANY would be deceiving & Being Deceived!! That Testing The Spirits is Vital & Wearing the armor and Prayers without Ceasing! One Cannot make Ministry a (idol) and Walk with (flies in their anointing); and think it’s “ok”! HELP Lord! Open Eyes! Even the Elect you said could be deceiving… so instead let us not wonder. Troubles are here but You Lord are Our Lord we Choose to Fear Not as You HAVE Overcome this World! We ask For You to Forgive true Repentent and Establish those hungering for Truth! Make BOLD those that will be “DOERS” of their Faith & deliever America from snakes, vipers, False and idol worshipping no matter what they “look like on the surface” Your Son was Given us in a Manger and it appeared odd too many; but those whom Truly Knew Your Word and Voice Obeyed you. We ask You to clean up our established religion and re establish us into Truth and Relationship with Holy Spirit lead Churches and See you are doing so. Godly rebukes can Save and When true repentance occurs Redemption occurs. HELP Lord! We All Need You as Savior, Deliverer Father Judge and Friend!!! But we know Even You Lord will seperate tares from wheat n goats from
Sheep. So DO NOT let us think we made you or we can change the way it is or will be from the Word the BluePrint! We surrender Our Souls, Our Conditions unto God Author & Finisher of our Faith. Have your way Lord in Us! Let Us be Willing as the Body to Obey You over sin & position and appearances or self opinionated man and You will lead us As Lord in ALL areas & keep us in Psalms 91. In Jesus Name. Amen

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Paul
December 19, 2020

Good government is the will of God. It is God’s will for America and other nations to have an truthful and honest government free of corruption and evil.

God established governments, so that they can help and protect its citizens.

It is man, not God who has corrupted this system through sin, evil and corruption.

A good, honest, truthful government benefits its citizens and helps in our personal welfare and safety.

Why then would the Church be silent on government which God established for our good?

Shouldn’t God’s people be involved with the betterment of government?

Shouldn’t the Church be a huge part of government?

Absolutely the Church should be involved with government.

Absolutely God’s people should be important part of government.

That has been one of America’s biggest problems, is the absence of the Church and God’s people in government.

Where was the Church, where was God’s people, when the sinful people removed prayer from schools? Where were they at when they allowed abortion to become the rule of law?

It is imperative at this juncture in our nation’s history that Christians come together and agree that the Democrat Party is a Godless party.

They stand for abortion and gay marriage. These are sinful to God and are an abomination to Him.

They hate, God, family,
the Church, and our country. They want to destroy these values and take away our Constitutional freedoms including our religious freedoms.

Donald Trump and Republicans have fought hard to protect and persevere these values.

Donald Trump has been the most Pro-Life president in U.S. history.

He has done more for Christian rights and freedoms than any other president.

He has been a great friend to Israel and done many things to help them.

Please Christians come together and support and pray for president Donald Trump.

Don’t give up. Don’t grow weary in prayer. Keep praying. Keep the faith.

Let’s be an important part of government. Let’s let our voices be heard. Let’s be vocal and not silent anymore.

Many have fought and died for our great nation and for our Constitutional freedoms that we enjoy today.

Our nation is worth fighting for. It’s worth praying for. It’s worth standing up for.

I pray each of us a Christians do just that.

God bless each of you.

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    Kristine Jessen
    December 19, 2020

    Amen and Amen!!!

    There are so many times that it would be so much easier for me to remain silent, but I simply cannot!
    Wrong and distorted views held by people – whether they profess Christianity or NOT – that run counter to, distort, impugn, smear, or otherwise denigrate the Word, nature and character of Almighty God MUST be addressed.

    To paraphrase Ben Shapiro “my God doesn’t care about your religious dogma.” And even non-Christians seem to have A LOT of religious dogma, simply because they have been burned by their own church experiences.

    His Word, His character, and His nature are the tools He has given us to reach the world as these people make the eternal choice between life and blessing or death and cursing.

    Correct twisted and cherry picked Scripture. Believe in the love of God so firmly and deeply that you can effectively communicate it to the judgmental and cynical individual. Use apologetics to sow doubt into the minds of those who think God is a remnant of a hunter-gatherer culture and to “intellectual” Christians with seminary degrees or religious Spirits.

    These are the tools He’s given us to help every individual make an INFORMED CHIOCE about eternity and then pray that the Holy Spirit sends messengers to reinforce the messages that you’ve imparted.

    Dearest Lord, we need revival, and fieldworkers to step out in Faith, to step outside the physical church building, to speak the Truth of Your Holy Word without hesitation or compromise, workers who STAND UP and SPEAK OUT, and when they have done all – STAND.

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    Cony Brown
    December 19, 2020

    Thank you for making this so clear that Christians needd to be involved in government.

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Peter O'Connell
December 19, 2020

Is 5:20,21 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.

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Renee Leonard Kennedy
December 19, 2020

Thank you, Luis, for defining our walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. We indeed straddle two kingdoms—of this world and the spiritual realm, and neither should be ignored.
I pray with you for a third great awakening. Our Lord, He is the Giver of Life and that abundantly.
May the people of the United States of America seek Him like never before. Only He can do this. We ask, Lord.

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Christina w
December 19, 2020

A 4th turning is occurring in this nation. Christians seem to have lost their ability to discern good from evil. The choices could not be more stark. The Democratic Party is evil at its core . Look at their fruits abortion, family destruction, legalizing drugs, transgender normalcy, selling out America to the highest bidder China, the list goes on. Trump won the election and the heart of America by standing up against this nonsense

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Mary D
December 19, 2020

The Word instructs us through David. He was prophesied over by the great Prophet Samuel and annointed to be King but then came waiting!
Time to learn to trust and hear God before he actually got the throne. These words speak to me and many because they r timeless, alive and active. “ I would’ve lost ❤️ unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. WAIT on the Lord; Be of goodCourage and HE shall strengthen your ❤️; WAIT, I say, on the Lord! “ Psalm 27:13-14.
We only see from our lens of time. Did people have more respect for prophets back then? Probably. Did they think it would take David years to take the throne after he was annointed? Was there anger that things didn’t play out as they thought it should? We don’t know but God does.
God sees it all. Keep crying out. Go to Him. Trust Him Praise Him because He alone is worthy and the only One Who can save us

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Joni Rafnson
December 19, 2020

I read the article and I agree. I also believe God isnt finished with this nation. When I heard about the hammer and dominion God gave me two words. Come against as the body of Yeshua the false dominion that would want to remove the dominion and commission that the body was given by the name and blood of Yeshua, and take the hammer of El and smash the false hammer that would want to intimidate and steal from my people and this nation, and the nations of the world at this time. We are just finishing the time of Hannukah the festival of light as in Luke and the time of dedication. This is our Macabee moment. Interesting they wouldn’t assimilate to the ways of Rome, but kept with the law ( instruction of God) they were fearless and bold in their faith, when Anticious Epiphanies slaughtered a pig on the altar of God and proclaimed himself God. The word Macabee I just found out the other day means “hammer” for the justice of God and His courts. Dont be discouraged this is a time of great miracles and God wanting to display His Glory in this nation. We are to be the bride without spot and wrinkle. Remember You were bought with the “mohar” bride price. The most precious of all the blood and body of Yeshua HaMashiach the Messiah and light of the world. If God be for you, who can be against you? He isnt finished with this nation as my brother said the harvest has to come in and I for one am not finishing this race with the blood of 60 million more babies staining my robe. Time to stand up, kneel before the King of Kings and stand still and see the salvation of Our great, mighty powerful one and only living God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. His arm isnt shortened and He does hear our cries and prayers.

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    Catie
    December 19, 2020

    Thank you for your comment. It is so clear and rings clear and true!
    Amen and Amen

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Melanie
December 19, 2020

Wonderful, truthful words! Thank you for encouragement! May God continue to bless you! We are all overcomers by the blood of the Lamb which makes America a nation that overcomes evil by the blood of the Lamb!
Praise God, He is restoring America through the church and President Trump!

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Fran Costa
December 19, 2020

I appreciate the clarity with which this has been written. An inspiration for the church to battle on in prayer and not become weary.

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Joyce
December 19, 2020

Father, as I was waking up this morning You were speaking to my mind…”Does it matter who leads you?” Look at the Nations. Does it matter who leads each Nation. Where would this Nation be or that nation be if their leader was a different type of a leader? Does it matter who leads a congregation? Does it matter who leads a ball team? Does it matter who leads a town or who leads a family? “Does it matter who leads you?” and God would add, “Does it matter who that leader who leads you, follows?”
Yes God…it matters!
Father, I ask You by Your Mercy to Grace us with God led leaders in every leading roll from the top to the bottom in this country. May we follow leaders who follow Christ Our Lord in Jesus’ Name Amen

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Wayne
December 19, 2020

Well said, we must remain steadfast in what God has called us to do. Do not allow yourselves to be bullied by those in the church or those outside. What an amazing time to be part of God’s praying remnant in America. I had a dream a few nights ago where an angel came to me and said “Keep praying, you are making a difference”. I think that message is for all his faithful in this hour.

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    Cindy
    December 19, 2020

    Thank you for the encouragement, yes we must not grow weary! This for children and our children’s children. Fight with prayer, and standing on the word of GOD.

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Praying
December 19, 2020

But to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks (Gentiles), Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 1:24 AMP

Does not wisdom call… Take my instruction rather than [seeking] silver, And take knowledge rather than choicest gold, For wisdom is better than rubies; And all desirable things cannot compare with her. “I, [godly] wisdom, reside with prudence [good judgment, moral courage and astute common sense], And I find knowledge and discretion. The [reverent] fear and worshipful awe of the Lord includes the hatred of evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way, And the perverted mouth, I hate. Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power and strength are mine. By me kings reign And rulers decide and decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge and govern rightly. I love those who love me; And those who seek me early and diligently will find me. Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness (right standing with God). My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield is better than choicest silver. I, [Wisdom, continuously] walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice, That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth and true riches, And that I may fill their treasuries. “The Lord created and possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old [were accomplished]. From everlasting I was established and ordained, From the beginning, before the earth existed, [I, godly wisdom, existed].
Proverbs 8:1, 11‭-‬23 AMP

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Jeanne Nazzal
December 19, 2020

This article and message is so accurate and truthful, yet I feel I am helpless and
Hopeless. I feel our prayers are lost. We definitely need to keep and pray ardently. God blessings on our beloved country. 🙏🇺🇸

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    Ronda Orchard
    December 19, 2020

    Take heart that in staying the course you WILL reach your destination. For even as Paul’s course was blown from port to port his message stayed on tack.

    When the wind is to your back it’s called a jibe and not a tack … but when the wind is in your face, soon enough you can tack with grace.

    Everywhere Paul was sent to he shared the good news and was blessed by rulers and Judges alike because they could find no fault in him. Therefore do not grow weary in doing good in fair weather or bad.

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      Anne Conolly
      December 19, 2020

      I was reading this in Acts this morning, God made a way for Paul in the ship that was to be destroyed. He perceived…but God delivered. It’s not might nor power, but by my spirit, says the Lord! We continue to pray. God said, in Isaiah 33:10 God heard his people cry! We give praise and glory to our King, lawgiver, and Judge. God will do exceeding, abundantly more than what we ask!

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      Jeanne Nazzal
      December 19, 2020

      I will never stop praying! Our God is an awesome God. 🙏🇺🇸

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    Ginger
    December 19, 2020

    The other morning I received an unexpected phone call. It was an IFA intercessor, Amy, who thanked me for praying and asked what could she pray about for me. I expressed that I’d become weary while also managing a newly diagnosed medical condition. She gave me a Scripture, Galatians 6:9: “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Our LORD is so good, kind, and loving! He sent me a message that definitely stirred my heart and gave needed encouragement, at just the right time (Iwas in the kitchen frying some bacon! Hahaha)
    Let us not grow weary, Intercessors! HE hears our prayers and answers them in HIS perfect ways and perfect timing! Be encouraged and keep praying and when we don’t know what else to do, just STAND and wait for the LORD! Amen!

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      Cindy
      December 19, 2020

      Ginger I will be praying for you for your healthGod Bless you, He loves you.

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      sally
      December 19, 2020

      O wow! That was great! How kind our Father is!

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    Denise Lynn
    December 19, 2020

    Our God is exposing corruption and he will show himself victorious as he turns this election around for the rightful winner. Let excitement and expectation fill us as we go to God in prayer and praise and worship, spend time in the word, and he will encourage us to stand.

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Sally
December 19, 2020

As many have said this election is not about politics-or a man- but about truth prevailing, fraud and treason not just being exposed-but dealt with. Psalm 59 has much to say about our present situation. Had the church and it’s leaders not continually fallen for the fear perpetrated by the media but instead considered just who is benefiting from the fear pandering and lockdowns they might have been bolder to insist on our constitutional rights being protected at the beginning of the lie that “ it’s just for two weeks”—what was happening quickly became visible. The middle class is being intentionally hammered and broken-still the fearfulness and too often the silence of the church persists- truth many times brings division not unity and truth is the belt of our spiritual armor-a necessity! The fence sitters must choose a side-fear of an illness with a high survival rate and cowardice or boldness to insist on adherence to our Constitution from our (often spineless) public servants-we pay them, they took an oath to uphold the constitution they are not our overlords-it is we the people. The stakes are high-the blood of the unborn cries out for justice, the people who are putting their lives and livelihoods on the line by exposing voter fraud and wrongdoing cry out for justice, truth cries out for justice. May God have mercy on us-a dull minded and undeserving people.

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    De
    December 19, 2020

    Sally,
    Amen and amen.
    Standing in agreement with you and praying. God bless you my sister in Christ.

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    William
    December 19, 2020

    Very well said Sally

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Jeanee
December 19, 2020

This article and message is so accurate and truthful, yet I feel I am helpless and
Hopeless. I feel our prayers are lost. We definitely need to keep and pray ardently. God blessings on our beloved country. 🙏🇺🇸

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    Ronda Orchard
    December 19, 2020

    Lift your eyes unto the hills. Where will your help come from?

    Our help comes from the Lord … maker/Creator of heaven and earth. In Him there is no lie associated against His promises.

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    guide you and be your anchor when you feel you will surely be dashed upon the rocks.

    Your vessel will rise and fall to the will of the storm but God is the captain of the ship.

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Catherine Nagle
December 19, 2020

Luis Cataldo, God bless you and your fearless words that resonates so well! Thank you for all your support here and in the Church in the name of Jesus Christ, Lord our God. Amen. God bless us. God bless America.

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Amber Guillen
December 19, 2020

Thank you for sharing what was on your heart. I agree with what you wrote for my husband and I both think and feel the same. There was a song by Carmen years ago called America Again with lyrics that foretold these times. The only hope for America is Jesus.

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Arthur
December 19, 2020

I have pretty much given up on fellowship about the steal in my Church. I think they avoid the topic as off limits because it is “politics”. Stealing an election is not about politics. Riots, corrupt voting machines, fake ballots, etc. are not politics but rather communism.