Calling All Disciples
I wrote a blog a few days ago called “Ignorant, Stupid, or Just Plain Idiot.” I blew off some steam about something that was very important to me, the feminizing of a word whose roots in the English go directly back to its Hebrew foundation. In the Hebrew it is neither feminine nor masculine, but a Rep. Cleaver from Missouri dishonored it anyway. I probably shouldn’t have written that blog – but not because I am ashamed of it. On the contrary, it was a great piece of Biblical word study. I believe every word I wrote.
I wrote out of a fantasy world belief that one could have a factual discussion with the fascist left. But words, no matter how truthful, correct, or right, are shouted down. Discussions with persons who are in their minds never wrong, will never be wrong, and will shout till your ears bleed or till you crouch away and they can claim victory. Not because they are right, but because they can create a mob real quick and make it where one cannot be heard. The truth is, they are afraid to listen; and they are really afraid for someone to hear it who hasn’t bought into their insanity – because it just might make sense!
I responded to a post by a cousin of mine on Facebook (BIG MISTAKE, I KNEW BETTER. SWORE I WOULD NEVER DO IT.). He is one of those who would vote for a Democrat if they were Satan. He has done it many times. He was very judgmental about what happened at the Capitol in DC (which I had agreed was wrong). I briefly made reference to all the destruction that had gone on since April 2020. His snappy reply was, “Two wrongs don’t make a right.” I responded regarding about 7 or 8 of the violent and destructive acts around the country. I didn’t even mention Atlanta and Peachtree Street and the Wendy’s that was burned down. The State patrol headquarters that were attacked and vandalized. The eight year old little girl that was killed because the police, under the orders of the mayor, had let violent gangs get control of the area, while her mother was trying to get her to the doctor. I told him that would be my last statement on the matter and that he could respond if he wanted to. Boy did he, he and about 15 other irrational folks. I thought he would keep it in the family, but I guess he couldn’t handle common sense. He had to bring the mob. Think about this, this is someone who said he loved me the last time we were together. If this is the response of a person who says he loves me, think what the response of a Biden, a Harris, a Pelosi, an Ossoff, or a Warnock is going to be….
I KNEW BETTER. We are simply past the opportunity for courteous discussion. It doesn’t matter what we say. It doesn’t matter what the facts or the reality are. The problem is all us. The only discussion is how to cleanse us. There is no common ground. For this mindset, it is either their way or a call for destruction of any opposition. It is impossible for them to admit that any words they have said, any actions they have done, any bills they have passed are wrong. Only those who disagree with them are wrong and should be cancelled.
It’s frustrating, you know. They own all the news media. Don’t be fooled by Fox – they have proven to be snakes in the grass. The new upstarts will either be bought out or taken off the amazon servers. (I’m purposely not going to capitalize these people – they don’t deserve it.) They own facebook, youtube and twitter. What can we do? WE CAN PRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is why I titled this “Calling All Disciples”. I am calling on and inviting every disciple of Christ to joining me in praying for our enemies. Not ABOUT them, but FOR them. Jesus commands His disciple to do this. In Matthew 5:44 He says, “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and PRAY for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” Dap, what do you mean pray for them? How do we pray for them? Do we pray for their success? NO! WE PRAY FOR THEIR SALVATION!!!!! We come spiritually and if need be physically on our knees and in humility admit that we are powerless in this situation, that the Heavenly Father is our only hope. Ask Him to unleash the Holy Spirit upon them. Please let me be clear about something here. I do not hate these people. I feel great sorrow for them and I am truly trying to love them through the Christ that lives in me. I must admit that I succeed more some days than others. That is why I am trying to stay away from news feeds. I have found I can think of them in a much kinder light the less news I hear. All the news does is make me irritated and gives Satan an opening to foil my Christ-like love for my enemy.
I don’t know if you have figured this out yet, but they hate you and me. Their attitude is you either conform to my belief, submit to my oppression, or I will destroy you. There is absolutely no love, compassion, or even the good part of humanity in that. The problem with the organized Church, and many who call themselves Christians, is that they have slowly moved government up the altar ladder to the place where government is almost if not equal with God. We pray for certain outcomes – believing that a certain outcome will protect our freedom and even our faith. We either believe like the fascist leftists that one party is good and the other party is bad, or like myself, that I’m voting for the lesser of two evils. In November my trust was not in the election. And for many years it will not be again. I hate to admit that there have been times when my trust was in an election. But as I have grown in my relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus and my Daddy God, all I saw this November was a delaying tactic to what Satan will be doing in the next eight days. The run-off in my home state? I knew the result weeks before it happened. It was two days after the run off before I looked on a news feed to see what I knew those results would be…
You see, brothers and sisters, this has never been a political war. It has always been a spiritual war, but as we believers in Christ took our eyes off the spiritual and focused on the political, the ruler of this world took more and more power right from under our feet. So I am asking you to take your eyes off the political and join me in fighting like the people of God, fighting as a people of God should, fighting on our knees.
I have the last few days been praying for my enemies, and I am going to continue until God brings about an earth-shattering, world-shaking, heart-changing, Holy Spirit fire-breathed revival in this country.
You ask, “Okay, Dap, so what do we pray?” We pray that God will reveal Himself to these people through the power of the Holy Spirit. That God will send people into their lives that have courage in the Lord and can be used by the Spirit to touch their hearts. That if they have any respect for religion at all, the Spirit will use it to break through their hardened hearts. That if perchance they have a Bible in their home or office that even a glance at it, or maybe even a look inside it, gives the Holy Spirit a chance to break through their hardened hearts, heal them, and change them. Reason will not and cannot do it. If your eyes are even half opened, you can see that clear. Only God’s Holy Spirit can change hearts, and we need to turn totally and completely to Him.
“The word of God through the Holy Spirit is creative, not persuasive. It hinders the work of the Holy Spirit when we try to persuade people, it put the basis not on Redemptive Reality but on our ingenious reasoning. The Holy Spirit of God working, by God’s decree, through the historic Fact of the Life and Death of Jesus, does not convince a man’s mind: He creates something new in him, makes him a new creation in Christ Jesus!” Oswald Chambers from “God’s Workmanship”
So – I am daily praying for the power of the Holy Spirit to be unleashed upon Rep. Cleaver, the four horsemen (Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden,) Jon Ossoff, and Raphael Warnock. I am also praying for the power of the Holy Spirit to be unleashed on Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp and the Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger. And yes, I am now praying for my misled and idiot cousin. (See previous post, and you will understand) Finally, I will continue to pray until I see the great revival and spiritual awakening I mentioned earlier. I am leaving behind the political and placing my faith in the Spiritual. That is where the real battle is, and that is where we as disciples of Jesus Christ should be 100% focused.
I leave you with Isaiah 62:6 & 7, “I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of The Covenant Keeping God, do not keep silent, and give Him (God) no rest till he establishes and until He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”
Fellow Disciples, we are watchmen on the wall of the United States of America. You are invited by the Father Himself to bug Him and continue to harass Him until He through the power of the Holy Spirit establishes and makes the United States of America a praise in the earth!
In Christ –
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Always remember to pray Psalm 91 in the first person.