Is There Real Hope for Change in America?

 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12 NKJV)

As a Christian leader I receive many emails trying to enlist me in conservative political causes. Well intentioned, concerned Christians are attempting to mobilize the church to petition congress. I know these folks are sincere and I applaud them for their desire to effect positive change. But with the present spiritual darkness prevailing in our country their political action strategies are not only inadequate…they are futile. It would be ludicrous to think a squirt gun could extinguish hell’s inferno. Or to trust that a butterfly net would catch an incoming nuclear warhead. It is just as absurd to put hope for real change in America by petitioning the confused, corrupt and hopelessly partisan Congress of the United States.

 

Hell has no fear of Christians mobilizing in political causes. Satan fears nothing but God and surrendered Christians who are devoting their lives to advance God’s Kingdom. The Christ-dependent bring their petitions before the throne of Almighty God. They have the privilege to plead with the One Who rules heaven and earth and sits in judgment over kings and nations. Those washed in Christ’s blood enjoy unrestricted access to the Lord of All. They have no need to plead with godless, man-appointed rulers for help. Carnal weapons are powerless in a war against “spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

It is shocking that so few of God’s children understand that demonic powers are the unseen rulers in what was once a nation under God. You do not need to be a prophet to discern that the spirit of Babylon is reigning not only in Washington DC but in many American pulpits as well.

What is Babel? It is the spirit of confusion and that spirit is manifesting itself in every branch of our national government. The political party’s speak different languages. They can’t understand each other much less perceive God’s voice or the vocabulary of godlike virtues and Christian values. They are deaf to the moral boundaries of God’s commandments which they have rejected, removed and ridiculed. Why are Christians expending so much energy in a futile attempt to win the national debate? Don’t they realize the nation itself and multitudes in it are already lost? Fallen humanity does not speak the dialect of the redeemed. The deaf cannot hear and the blind are unwilling to see.

There is no hope within any nation’s government when that nation is collapsing in an absolute revolt against the Almighty. America’s terminal illness is the rejection of God. There is no hope for America in the ballot box. No president will ever have the power to appease the God of Justice and turn back the day of our reckoning. It will make little difference what political party is ruling when the wrath of God falls on our godless nation. No military in the world can deter the fury of the Almighty! After the iceberg was hit and the Titanic was sinking a new captain and crew could not have saved the doomed ship. We could change the entire crew in Washington and America would still sink under the weight of its wickedness.

American culture is godless. Our government is corrupt. Our Supreme Court is reprobate. But there is something even more tragic. The most alarming departure from the Living God is being manifested in the spiritual apathy and impotence of a self-absorbed church. The miraculous power of God is only found among Christ-centered believers that are seeking first the Kingdom of God. Many esteemed as church leaders are gathering massive crowds of people to erect religious empires built with bricks of worldly wisdom rather than the Cornerstone of Jesus Christ and the apostolic foundations of biblical truth. Is it any wonder that the spirit of babel has dominion among us?

Few professing Christ are fluent in the language of intercession that should fill the heart of every twice born soul. Christians are ranting and raving about America’s moral and spiritual collapse when they should be weeping and pleading with God for the lost souls who are perishing in it. Complaining is powerless! The power of prayer is as limitless as the God of Heaven Himself!

There is no earthly power capable of slowing America’s descent into godless chaos! Christians need to wake up, seek forgiveness for their sins of spiritual neglect and unite in prayer! The American church has not been offering the real solution. Why? Because the American church in its present apathetic condition is the real problem!

Will God’s people repent and rebuild the altars of fervent, prevailing corporate prayer to plead for God’s intervention? Will we obey God and begin to pray without ceasing? Or will we continue to live for self, pleasure and comfort leaving our hearts divided, our souls captive  and our lives wasted? Will we immerse ourselves in current events, bemoaning the state of our country? Or will we immerse ourselves in the presence and power of God and unite in prayer with other believers to seek a spiritual awakening? Will history condemn a generation of self-centered Christian spectators who watched as America collapsed in ruin allowing a fatherless generation to perish without Christ? Heaven forbid! Hell is at war devouring eternal souls and Christians have been lulled to sleep by false prophets who invented an American dream gospel! Wake up church of God! The hordes of hell are gathered at the threshold and the bending door restraining them is about to collapse!

O my soul, my soul! I am pained in my very heart! My heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, Because you have heard, O my soul, The sound of the trumpet, The alarm of war. Destruction upon destruction is cried, For the whole land is plundered. Suddenly my tents are plundered, And my curtains in a moment. (Jeremiah 4:19-20 NKJV)

My wife Carolyn and I will begin traveling early this fall across the nation to join with local pastors and leaders in calling churches to gather together for solemn assemblies of prayer. We will also provide hands on training for effective prayer and intercession for prayer groups large and small. We will deliver God’s Word to a number of local churches and at conferences where Pastors have extended invitations for us to minister. Please contact us through our website or by email if you would like to make arrangements for us to speak at your church or if you sense the Lord would have you work with us to gather Christians for prayer in your region. Act now. We do not have another minute to waste.

For an American Spiritual Awakening,

Dave Hamer
American Patriots in Prayer
www.riverspring.org
davehamer@isp.com

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