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Jan 15, 2015 - 04:59 PM
I copied the following article from the e-mail newsletter that I received today from Chick Publications. It seems to confirm what you stated above--that Christians are beginning to stand up.
Is God Lifting His Hand of Judgment a Little?
The U.S. Economy is improving while the rest of the world is sliding. Gasoline prices are improving due to technical break through. Some rain is returning to California.
Could this not possibly be because more Christians are praying? In Psalms 24:1, David said, "The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof..." That "fullness " of the earth is the source of all prosperity: either by harvest or natural resources. We plant seed in the earth and grow food. We dig for iron and build a car and drill for oil to power it. All prosperity ultimately depends on the "fullness" of the earth.
God tells us in the Old Testament that He has a throttle on that fullness and releases more or less of it depending on our obedience. This is how "righteousness" exalts a nation (see Prov. 14:34). For a few decades America has been under reproach for our sin and God began backing off the throttle shutting down on that fullness.
Signs are emerging that more Christians are praying and pushing back against sin. Houston's lesbian mayor, Annice Parker, mounted a serious attack on city pastors for objecting to the promotion of sodomy in the city. Christians there prayed and the citizens are beginning to back the pastors who are fighting back. Across the country, many Christians are awakening to the threat to our freedoms to worship and witness.
If we will use this opportunity to get back to obedience of the great commission, God promises to heal our "land" (2 Chronicles 7:14) and prosperity will return so we can continue to fund the spread of the gospel to the ends of the earth.
America is truly exceptional in that our obedience has released unprecedented prosperity. Bible believers have used that prosperity to help fulfill the prophecy that the gospel will be preached to all nations before the end. (See Matt. 24:14.) However, we are consuming more and more of that prosperity on our own selves (See James 4:3.). If just a tithe of that prosperity was dedicated to getting the gospel out, missionaries and other soul winners could finish the job in short order.
If even a fraction of the “Christians” in this country became true soul winners, Islam would no longer be an issue. Secular humanism would no longer be an issue. Abortion and homosexuality would no longer be a problem. All would have to acknowledge that God's way is the best way. And righteousness could "cover the earth as the waters cover the sea" (See Habakkuk 2:14).
Soul winners, we cannot afford to waste whatever opportunity we have left. Saturation with no-nonsense gospel tracts preceded most major revivals in history. Many Christians are agreeing that we need a revival. Tracts can help soften hearts so the Holy Spirit can do His work.