May 23, 2016
…Fight the good fight, holding on to faith and a good conscience… 1 Timothy 1:18-19
In promoting The Daniel Prayer in multiple radio, TV, web and print interviews, I have urged people to pray as Daniel prayed so that Heaven is moved and our nation is changed. I have felt an urgency to warn people that if we continue to abandon God and His moral principles, He will abandon us. He will remove His hand of blessing and favor and protection, and give us over to ourselves. The hope is that if we truly rend our hearts in repentance of sin and return to Him, He will return to us. My words have been twisted and spun, provoking outrage. The following is a sample of one of the milder, more printable emails I have received:
The following statement is found in Anne’s comments … And that anyone and everyone, anywhere and everywhere, who trusts Jesus Christ to be their Savior will not perish in an empty, meaningless existence, then go to hell when they die. Believe in me or go to hell! That is a fear tactic, plain and simple, and it is not the gospel.
The statement quoted above is my paraphrase of John 3:16. It is the Gospel. (see my post, The Gospel I Believe, September 2014) In our Lord’s own words… For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Jesus went on to explain, For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. (John 3:17-19)
The darkness has descended. It is enveloping our beloved nation like a thick, oppressive shroud. The ignorance of God, His Word, His principles, His Gospel, His love, and His truth is stunning. Grievous. Surely Heaven must weep for these people that God loves and for whom Jesus died who are so deceived.
If you also are standing on the truth of God’s Word, I expect you are caught up in a similar battle—with family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and maybe even other church members. Jesus gives the basic reason for the battle…Everyone who does evil hates the light and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. (John 3:20)
Join me as we recommit to battle for the truth…to turn on the Light…from our knees. Let’s pray together…
Click here for Anne’s prayer – Prayer for the Battle