"Christians, We Win.... Americans, We Lose"
Follow-Up to "The Day They Rolled the Stone Away"
(My apologies for the intensity of the following...)
The other day I did something risky. I sent out an intercessory prayer statement over the 10 Commandments monument situation in
. The word I felt from the Spirit was that the situation was a landmark for a greater unseen battle, and that its resolution would determine a national spiritual outcome (similar to Moses lifting his rod during the battle of the Amalekites.) Alabama
If the monument was moved, it would mark the official heavenly removal of all divinely-inspired law as the platform awareness for moral law in the American consciousness. The effect of this would be to cripple the kingdom church's ability to function in the society from the standpoint of a society-recognizable standard of truth.
Without that platform, we will have to spiritually regroup and obtain a new strategy from the Lord, while evil is given a new unrestrained base to function under human re-definitions of what is morally acceptable. Because judgment must fall on evil, our role would have to change to becoming protection centers amidst judgment rather than advancement centers for bringing people into submission to the
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But there is an inherent problem in sending out a prayer request concerning the spiritual situation in
. Number one, it stirs false passions of Americanism (lit., the worship of America ) in believers. Most American Christians simply cannot tell the difference between being a Christian and an American national. America
Number two, any prayer for revival or spiritual turning in
automatically evokes no deeper vision in American believers than for the restoring of an earthly comfort zone in mortal life for generations to come (the "American Dream"). America
Number three, it exacerbates further the tension over whether or not we are standing in God's way from doing what He has thoroughly decreed is to happen at the end to all nations in the course of totally replacing the governmental systems of the earth. (This issue still requires deep care and negotiation as we feel our way through the end.)
Can I make it plain to you up front that my platform of reference for intercession has nothing to do with making
a more prosperous place to live. It has everything to do with advancing our purpose as kingdom people for promoting righteousness and a climate for repentance ahead of that certain dread Day of the Lord in which divine fire will fall against all nations. It was to make a separation between people and their evil, to preserve our authority to judge merely their evil, before the people become inseparable from their evil. America
Can I tell you something plainly? If you feel called to pray for "
America," you better know that is not your home and that your citizenship is only in heaven. If you do not know this, then it is better for you not to pray for America . Because if you do, you will only seal yourself further into a spiritual deception about your identity and your destiny in Christ. America
We need to get it straight. The church is the church. The nations are the nations. And there is no union between the two. There is nowhere on earth since the New Covenant was established that the church is to be identified in terms of nations or that a nation is identified in terms of the church.
There is no such thing as a "christian nation" outside the church itself. Such is an oxymoron. We, the church alone, are the one and only holy nation of God. We are sent to the nations to convert them and baptize (saturate) them into the Name of the Father through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Every believer who prays for
Americaas an American only digs the grave of deeper ahead of its burial. Every believer who prays for the American people as a separated holy believer disowning his national origin furthers the America upon that territory. For a nation is preserved only as its people become delivered from their nationality. Think about that long and hard. Really long and hard. This is the only truth that can save people at the end of this age. kingdomof God
What does it take for us to understand that to spread the gospel of the Kingdom of heaven and of the Eternal God means we are calling people out of their nationality in this world unto God alone?
There is so much to say on this and has already been said. It is one of the deepest burdens I carry in our generation. So please, yes, I absolutely encourage you to stand in the gap for the retaining of divine moral consciousness in the national American mind as represented by the 10 commandments monument. It will make our job easier for converting people to true kingdom submission on this continent. But I tell you, only pray if you are willing to leave your own Americanism at the door. Throw out your romantic patriotism. It's a lie. Otherwise you will work against yourself and against all who have Eternal goals in mind.
First Love Ministry
- a ministry of Anglemar Fellowship
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