Posted on January 7, 2016 (by KSC email & Facebook)
As I shared recently on Face Book, I finally figured out who is to blame for all the chaos in America and the world. In case you haven’t followed the news (and I understand why some of you wouldn’t), America and much of the world is experiencing tremendous upheaval, turmoil and revolution. We have been warning of shakings and storms for the past couple of years. Not everything we expected has happened yet, but many other things have.
From terrorist attacks and war in France, California, Israel, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq and various places in Africa, as well as dangerous aggression or provocation from Iran, China, Russia and North Korea, to America’s moral value freefall, supported by our Extreme (Supreme) Court, and legislated by trend-setting states like California and New York, not to mention crazy El Nino weather, following extreme droughts, America and the whole world seem to be descending into an abyss of chaos.
So who might be to blame? Are you ready for the answer? At least in part, I blame those crazy radical Christian intercessors, who prayed prayers like, “Oh God, please turn America back to you, NO MATTER WHAT THE COST. Bring a world-wide revival and let the “knowledge of the glory of the Lord cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.”
You see, God heard those prayers, and even though many American Christians are somewhat complacent and contented as long as their own lives are going okay, God chooses to respond to those who have hearts like His and answer their prayers (II Chronicles 16:9), giving them higher priority than our prayers for comfort and prosperity. He surely wants to bless us, but not if it robs us of our relationship with Him, and robs Him of His relationship with us.
There’s another principle worthy of mentioning from Ezekiel 9:4-6. An angel was dispatched to mark the foreheads of all those who “sigh and cry for all the abominations” done in Jerusalem. Those who received this mark would be protected from the death angel. This is a different situation, but reveals that God hears and honors those who are burdened by the encroachment of wickedness, and cry out to God for the restoration of righteousness and justice. If judgment is coming, like some predict, I certainly would like that mark on my forehead.
Now, I certainly don’t welcome crisis after crisis or persecution of any kind at this stage of my life. I’d like to stay more comfortable, hang out with friends and family and especially our amazing kids and grand kids, going to their games and performances, etc. I’d like to write more books, teach some classes and see God do wonderful things in our meetings through the power of spiritual gifts and ministries. And those are all great things and I will do them as much as God allows. I’m just saying, I don’t welcome war or heavy demands on my time or energy. I would rather be left in my comfort zone.
But this is a season when God is calling us to get off the couch and out of the easy chair, and declare war on our enemy, who has been following his devilish blueprint for our destruction for centuries, and for now, is seeing great success. It’s time to become one of those crazy radical intercessors and cry out to God for His mercy and grace to revive and heal us and bring in the great harvest for His glory.
INCREDIBLY GREAT NEWS
God lives in eternity and sees the end from the beginning. He may allow us temporary discomfort to bring great prosperity and joy for the long haul. God has not been caught by surprise. He knows what His enemy is up to and He has His own far greater plan to overpower the evil empire.
That plan is the greatest awakening the world has ever seen. Like Pentecost, it will sweep over capital cities and spread like fire to every corner of every nation. There is nothing that can stop it and God’s harvest will be gathered, and Jesus will have the bride that He’s been waiting for.
Do not fear or let your heart be troubled. There will be incredible joy in the hearts of every true believer. Any hardship or time of suffering will seem like nothing and be quickly forgotten because of the amazing and exciting events and changes in hearts and lives.
OKAY, HOW IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN???
I’m glad you asked that question!!! As long as the destructive changes in our society are small and incremental, we don’t notice or protest too much. But when our whole world is falling apart before our eyes, and our feelings of security are replaced by fear and anxiety; when our political and even our spiritual leaders are so corrupt, that they let it happen, at that point we finally realize what kind of trouble we are in and begin to cry out to God as instructed in II Chronicles 7:14. When we, His people, humble ourselves, pray, seek His face and turn from OUR wicked ways, then HE WILL surely hear from Heaven, forgive our sins and heal our land.
The truth is that many Christians in America and world-wide have already been doing this in tens of thousands of churches and houses of prayer, etc., and GOD IS ANSWERING THEIR PRAYERS. God is preparing His army to counteract the evil.
I just met another teaching apostle whose whole focus now is on empowering others to rise up and fulfill their destiny. He travels around the country, raising up apostolic centers. We minister in many different ministry schools, including our Kingdom Sending Center, and people of all ages are discovering their gifts and learning to use them. Look out devil. The army of God is rising up. They will be empowered with the fire of God and spiritual gifts and ministries, and no Herod or Caesar will ever be able to quench that fire, even under persecution.
Power and love evangelists will invade every mountain of society. More and more powerful movies will be released. More business leaders will give their businesses to God and use them for positive influence. More athletes and movie stars will share their testimonies with the world. New technology, given to Christians, will reveal the greatness and love of God. And great new political leaders will be elected and appointed to the highest offices in the land and the nations of the world. No, they may never be the majority in this sinful world, but their influence will be unprecedented for righteousness and justice.
POWERFUL OPPORTUNITIES IN 2016
Christians – PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, listen to my heart!!! More importantly, listen to God’s heart. We, in America, have both the power of prayer and the power of the vote. Before our elections become completely corrupted by evil politicians, we must vote in those with character and true integrity. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, don’t wait for the final election to vote. The PRIMARIES ARE SOOOOOO IMPORTANT. If you don’t want to vote for the lesser of two evils, vote and help others get out to vote in your state’s primary.
Those blessed to be in early voting states have a special opportunity and responsibility. Here are a few pointers to help you choose. I believe there are several great options this year. Some who don’t win the presidency may be appointed to high positions later.
- Look for someone who has a reputation of telling the truth. That would eliminate at least one candidate for sure.
- Look for someone who doesn’t spend time bragging, trusting in his own wisdom and rudely insulting his opponents. That should eliminate at least one more candidate. I know God can use any heathen for His purposes, but we have the blessing of voting for a David, instead of a Saul. Too many similarities to mention here.
- Look for someone who acknowledges that America’s greatness comes from the goodness of God and has a personal relationship with God.
- Look for someone who knows how to listen to other people including military and spiritual leaders.
- Look for someone with a quick mind, but one who does not lean on his or her own understanding.
- Look for someone who is not part of the political establishment, who has been corrupted by power and money-making opportunities and temptations.
- Above all, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Ask Him to speak to you while you watch the debates or study candidate’s websites or Christian Voter’s guides. Every state has these voter’s guides.
HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR, AND LET YOUR CHAOS TURN INTO HIS GLORY!!!
Ben and Brenda Peters (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P.S. I love your feedback and comments, and so appreciate knowing you took time to read this. I know how hard it is to read everything you want to read.