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July 1, 2015
Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm… Job 40:6
All of us experience storms in life. Personal storms. Relational storms. Financial storms. Physical storms. And this past week, as Jesus-followers and Bible-believers, we felt the shock of the moral storm that hit our nation as a result of the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. The storm broke while we as a nation were still reeling from the racial storm that followed the vicious attack by Dylann Roof in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.
How are we to handle storms? Especially when they are not of our making. Could God be speaking to us in the midst of the storm? Does He want to use us to receive His Word, then speak it into the lives of others who are also struggling to make sense of the turmoil in their lives?
The following link will take you to a video presentation about not just surviving storms, but triumphing over them. It was given at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Camp on June 24 at Black Mountain, NC by my daughter, Rachel-Ruth Wright. She is a living demonstration of the truth that she is teaching. I want to share with you the blessing that her message was to me.
June 26, 2015
…If you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all His commands…The Lord will send on you curses, confusion, and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking Him. Deuteronomy 28:15, 20
On this day, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court has issued a decision saying that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. Be warned, America. A constitutional right is not the same thing as a Divine right.
What should be our response to the Supreme Court ruling as followers of Jesus? The most appropriate way to respond that immediately comes to my mind is to pray. But how do we pray now that the decision has been rendered? How do we pray for a nation that has officially, legally decided that God’s Word and God’s principles and God’s institutions and even God Himself are irrelevant?
As I asked the Lord how I should pray in the face of such blatant, official rejection of Him, this is what He seemed to whisper to me…
Pray for this one decision to do what even 9/11 was unable to do: Wake up God’s people! America is imploding morally and spiritually.
Could the Supreme Court decision be the trigger for another Great Spiritual Awakening?! Yes, I believe it could… IF we, God’s people, will humble ourselves and pray, seek God’s face, rend our hearts in deep repentance of sin, return to Him and plead for His mercy, He may indeed answer our prayer by giving us a fresh outpouring of His Spirit.
Pray for revival! Other than the return of Jesus Christ, it’s America’s only hope.
Who knows but that He may turn and have pity and leave behind a blessing. Joel 2:14
June 19, 2015
“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 11:21
Sometimes God’s ways are hard to fathom. When Martha sent word to Jesus that her brother was sick, Jesus remained silent and still. And her brother died. When Jesus did show up four days later, Martha told Him He was too late to make a difference.
Why does God seem silent and still when our world collapses and the worst happens? In any city, but especially in a city where no building is allowed to be higher than a church steeple, why did He allow Dylann Roof to enter the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, knowing what the demonically deranged guy was planning to do? Why did He not protect the pastor and eight other church members on June 17 as they met for prayer and Bible study?
June 2, 2015
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.…However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you… Deuteronomy 28:1, 15
In writing a patriotic piece for Fox News Online, I have been reflecting on the Memorial Service that was held three days after 9/11. My father was the principal speaker at The National Cathedral that was packed with national and international leaders and dignitaries. His message was riveting. He concluded by clarifying the choice that faced us as a nation: Would we implode and disintegrate emotionally and spiritually? Or would we rebuild on a solid foundation of faith in God?
May 8, 2015
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For each of the nine days of our Mayday! Mayday! Distress Call for Prayer, I will provide a prayer that will help us stay focused so that we can pray with one accord. I will also share each day a video segment from the Joel 1 and Joel 2 messages that I gave at The Prophecy Seminar at The Cove in March of this year.