Washington, D.C., news has always been a key conversation piece throughout the world. Lately, with all of the events unfolding with the Supreme Court, it seems to be the main topic just about anywhere you go. There are many people weighing in on the Kavanaugh topic; so many that I don't believe it is necessary to voice my two cents about the matter. I believe the discerning Christian now sees a whole new reality of just how ugly true spiritual battles between holy and evil can be.
It is crystal clear that we, as Christians, must hold up our government leaders more than ever before. There is an all-out attack on anything that has Christian values attached to it once it goes near the American political arena. Pray! Pray! Pray!
"Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are appointed by God" (Rom. 13:1).
I am not a historian or a politician—in fact, I am probably the last person in my circles to watch the news or get wind of what just happened at the White House today. But something else that is becoming obvious is that I believe Christians cannot separate the very foundation of how we live by God's holy Word and how we govern our lives and country through politics.
When we as Christians attempt to separate our governing state/country from our church life, it won't work. The church should be the driving influence into the government of our land. In other words, if you separate your Christian views from the way you engage in governmental authority, you are operating at half-capacity (For an example of this, see the Johnson Amendment of 1954). The government cannot keep Christians quiet concerning politics.
If you haven't figured it out yet, there is no way to separate your Christian conviction from your political views; they are both a major part of a Christian's way of life. I am not saying that you have to be active in political events all the time; rather, be prayerful all the time for those who govern over us. How?
Be Prayerfully Proactive
1. Pray for godly guidance over those who are in office:
"Where there is no counsel, the people fail; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety" (Prov. 11:14).
2. Pray for those in office regardless of what they stand for.
"Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king" (1 Pet. 2:17).
Just the other day, I was in a pastor's prayer group, and while we were all praying for our government, several spiritual truths were picked up through the leading of the Lord. For me, two items came to the surface, and I believe they are both crucial to how this political chaos will be overcome. Don't ever assume that the battle over some of the most powerful seats in our country will ever stop, and don't think that Satan will ever just stop trying to destroy this country.
However, there are some key breakthroughs coming soon to governmental authorities, and Christians need to operate in a level of spiritual warfare unlike what we have been used to in the past.
There are distinct advances in the political realm that we must pray into right now. Here are also two breakthroughs that the Lord gave on a recent morning in prayer:
1. Supernatural experiences: As prayer warriors in the kingdom, let's believe for divine dreams and God-encounters over our governing leaders. Now is the time to decree that some of these encounters will happen in such a powerful way that they will both persuade the lifestyles of our government leaders and their political votes.
"While Pilate was sitting on the judge's seat, his wife sent him this message: 'Don't have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him'" (Matt. 27:19, NIV).
God did it then, and He can do it now. All we need is one dream getting through to the right person for the course of American history to change.
2. The tide will turn: Whatever evil plan is thrown at God's governing leaders will be turned back against the one who tossed it. Intentional and well-planned by the enemy, some of the events that have recently happened and are about to unfold will be a big mistake for some of those who were behind the whole ordeal.
The Tide Will Turn as We Pray!
In the case of Egypt and the children of Israel who were in bondage there, Pharaoh pressed way beyond his boundaries. As his pride and arrogance continued to rise as high as the skies would allow, he had no intention to ever turn back to offer any form of honorable departure for the Israelites. Even after all of the divine encounters from God and all of the devastation that remained, his stubborn, relentless nature kept on pursuing.
All along, it was one big trap set up by God, as the same waters that offered protection for the Israelites offered death to Pharaoh and his followers. God has already set in place opportunities for the political tides to turn. I am in no way saying that God wants to drown and kill out those who are causing trouble in our capital. I am saying that the tide is going to turn on some extremely key battles this year.
This war isn't about fighting a specific political party. The evil that you are seeing displayed has been going on way before our time. You are a Christian, and your Bible-based conviction should be far greater than a political movement. Remember that as God's child, you carry spiritual authority in the political realms.
In addition to these two breakthroughs, I believe (for those who can) that we must set aside time each day and each week through the rest of this year specifically to pray for our leaders as you are led of the Lord. By praying, I am not talking about a short little prayer, but some will be called to deep intercession over our governmental leaders. (Photo via Wikimedia)
Spiritual warfare will play a key factor in the outcomes of this political season, and we win when we are on our knees.
Andy Sanders had a drug overdose and an encounter with God just before his high school graduation. He has been supernaturally healed on more than one occasion. Sanders is an avid writer who has been involved with the publishing industry since 1999. His writing venues include Charisma Media, The Elijah List, Morning Star Journal, Identity Network, Spirit Fuel and The Oak Initiative. Sanders is happily married to his wife of 24 years, Cathy, and has two teenage children. They reside in Syracuse, New York.
This article originally appeared at elijahlist.com.
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