July 22, 2021 | Tim Sheets from Give Him Fifteen
In recent weeks, Holy Spirit has been speaking to me from the book of Jude. Jude has only one chapter; verse 3 tells us to earnestly contend for the Christian faith. “Earnestly contend” is the Greek word epagonizomai, meaning to zealously fight, struggle or wrestle; battle intensely; to take part in a contest or to compete.(1) In this context it means to fight for a principle, a declaration of facts, in order to maintain truth. Truth must be maintained or weeds – otherwise known as lies – grow. God is calling the ekklesia to battle for principle, to vocalize truth and fight for “God-facts.”
It is time for a blitz push of God’s ekklesia to confront, bind, beat down and dismantle a demonic religion that has taken root in our nation. It is influencing our entire culture, having also taken root in much of our government, and is seeking to destroy several of our nation’s foundations. This religion is humanism.
Humanism can also be called progressivism, liberalism, democratic socialism, or politically correct “wokeness.” These are subtle words that sound innocent, but they are actually terms that have replaced naziism, marxism, and communism. Humanism seeks to displace Jehovah God and His Word within a culture promoting an antiChrist agenda through a progressive government.
Humanism has doctrines it preaches and evangelism strategies it engages in. Sadly, “nominal” churches (churches “in name only”) are embracing this heretical gospel. Proverbs 21:16 tells us there are congregations of the dead; lifeless institutions that embrace and teach the antithesis of God’s Word. We must understand and confront this, extending a welcome to people that exodus from liberal, pretend churches. I believe this exodus is now beginning because of their hunger for truth and God’s presence. The real church must now rise up and speak the truth more loudly than what 1 Timothy 4:1 calls demonic doctrine. We must do so boldly, without compromising the Word of God for any law, leader or liberal idea.
Many colleges and universities have become humanistic temples indoctrinating our children. It’s no wonder many of them come out of college thinking like humanists and atheists. Professors are teaching demon-doctrines in many universities: socialism, communism, naziism, gender confusion, racial confusion, no rules, no work ethic and no Judeo-Christian values. Parents are now in a position of having to think about where it is safe to send their children for higher education because, clearly, some of our more recognizable schools are little more than humanist seminaries taught by humanist priests – called “tenured professors” – who are evangelizing our children.
The anti-Christian and anti-American garbage taught in some of our universities is polluting the minds of their student parishioners. This is compromising parental and church influence and is contributing to the destruction of this nation.
The ekklesia must expose this and contend against it aggressively. Our voice must be heard in as many ways as possible: locally, regionally, and nationally. And of course, we must vote based on biblical values. We must answer the war against Christianity and its values. We must also answer the persecution coming against principles we hold dear and push back against the violent rhetoric. We must push back against demonic “wokeness.”
If we do not do this, we will experience complete tyranny. Those who oppose us have already begun conditioning us to obey them. In order to see where we’re headed, look back at the years of 1938-1942. The wokeness is dangerous. We Christians are not domestic terrorists, haters, white supremacists, racists or homophobes, and we must refuse to be branded.
We are the Great Shepherd’s sheep, but we are also King Jesus’ lions! It is time to declare we are done with the dividing language. It is time for the pushback. We are not giving up on God’s plan for this nation.
The religion of humanism insists on the removal of Christianity from the public arena. This is a stated principle in the Humanist Manifesto(2) and has now become the more dominant worldview in our nation. It is why we are now down to only 4% of the young generation actually serving Jesus Christ(3) (Some stats say this is lower).
Here are some of the ideas and principles found in the Humanist Manifesto:
“We believe in the separation of church and state.”(4) That belief is now polluting our culture. Separation of church and state is an absolute myth and is not found in our Constitution. The 1st Amendment states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. This amendment is designed to keep government out of the church, not the church out of government. The myth is a fabricated lie designed to keep the church silent, when, in actuality, the ekklesia is commanded to forbid and permit (Matthew 16:18-19).
“Tolerance for alternative beliefs and alternative lifestyles.”(5)
“The extension of choice.”(6) This is a seemingly safe word, but is code for abortion.
Humanism’s mission statement is, “Humanism is a religious worldview based on atheism, naturalism, evolution, and ethical relativism. The religion of humanism regards the universe as self-existing and not created.”(7) In other words, there is no God. In the most recent version of their manifesto, they refer to their beliefs as “secular humanism.”(One of their goals became pushing godlessness in education.
Their philosophy: “Secular humanists are naturalists.”(9) The religion of humanism has also adopted ethical relativism. They do not believe an absolute moral code exists. Therefore, they say man must adjust his ethical standards in each situation according to his or her own judgment. This is known as “situational ethics.”
This antichrist humanist religion is on a campaign to rewrite American history and scrub God from that history. The purpose is to destroy Christianity’s influence. The new Welcome Center in Washington D.C., includes the humanist view that was promoted by some in Congress. The references to God and America’s founding have all been removed and America is presented as a secular nation, parroting former President Barack Obama who declared around the world that “America is not a Christian nation.”(10)
That statement is a diabolical lie. Humanism, through our education system, our courts and our government is seeking to rewrite American history. They’re seeking to remove God and our founding covenant with Him. They are also seeking to scrub and discredit our founding fathers who based America’s government on the scriptures. How? By calling them racist, bigots, and misogynists. We must decree the truth about America’s founding.
In a letter to Thomas Jefferson, founding father John Adams wrote, “Now I will avow, that I then believe, and now believe, that those general Principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence and Attributes of God”(11)
“Jefferson once said: “God who gave us life, gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the Gift of God?”(12) Christianity was the foundation for America’s government and we must raise our voice and declare that truth.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said this, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”(13) The ekklesia must be a prophetic, bold voice to our nation.
Pray with me:
Father, we come against the demonic religion of humanism that has dared take root in our nation. We declare that the ekklesia will now rise and prophesy against it. We will uproot and overcome it because You’re giving us strength. We will not allow the lies and deception any longer. We ask You for transformative change to come into our education system. Give us leaders who will become a part of our educational system and work from within to change it. Give us leaders in government who will promote Godly change. Uproot those in the media who have a demonic, humanistic agenda. Uproot those in our government that dare promote the evangelistic efforts of humanism. We resist the spiritual forces behind it, declaring that Your power will assist the ekklesia to forbid, scatter, shatter, destroy and uproot. With Your authority and empowering we will engage and prophesy. Our voice will become louder than the humanist priests. We will raise our voices louder than the government. We believe You are baptizing Your church with power from on high to contend for the faith. We believe that all across this land a powerful demonstration of Your ekklesia will be seen. We ask for it in Jesus’ name, Amen!
America was founded on Yahweh’s Word and laws; one nation, undivided, under God and His truth. We call America back to Him!
Tim continues, “I asked my daughter, Rachel Shafer, to write a song of decrees and prayers for our nation. This song, “America’s Anthem,” is a prophetic declaration to bring us back into alignment with God’s designed destiny for our nation. I encourage you to listen and decree these words over America”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQW1rpl-1MM
Today’s post was contributed by my brother, Tim Sheets. You can learn more about Tim here: http://timsheets.org/.
Click on the link below to watch the full video. https://youtu.be/_FRkdPSrtu0