Seven Steps to Winning the Worldwide Culture War in 2020 and Beyond
The Foundation has already been laid. Godly men and women who went before us studied the Word of God and politics and gave us a road map to Liberty and Justice for all!
One of the most AMAZING road maps on how to have a Godly, just, healthy society was paved right here in America by none other then a small band of believers who squished into a tiny boat and sailed across the Atlantic to an unknown land. We call them the Pilgrims.
Kirk Cameron shares this road map with an amazing visual aid, a replica of the National Monmument to the ForeFathers aka Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Our family has visited the site of the monument several times over two trips and it’s awe inspiring each time. We even have our own very detailed replica.
But this foundation of a Godly just government as prophesied in the book of Isaiah was certainly NOT JUST AMERICA! Men and women the world over have sacrificed, given their lives, and sown seeds for future generations
Your life has ETERNAL MEANING and ETERNAL CONSEQUENCES! What you do today can have an impact for 1,000 or 2,000 yrs or even into eternity! Hebrews ch 11 is called the Hall of Fame of Faith for a reason- go read it! Moses, Abraham, Samson, Daniel, Elijah…
Hebrews 11 New International Version (NIV)
Faith in Action
Look at what a small band of twelve disciples were able to accomplish in their short lives! It’s YOUR testimony and witness that lives on. The things God calls you to do that maybe no one in your life may see in this lifetime can impact people for good for generations to come! Jesus said that you will be rewarded not just in Heaven but in this life! And, if for some reason your life is cut short, the seeds you sow can produce great fruit!
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
Colossians 3 16 Let 17 And
Remember from Whence You Came and Look to the Past for Examples of World Changers!
It’s so important to remember the people whose work and lives have had time to prove that the way that they lived produced good fruit. We can and should look to these people for hope and inspiration- people whose lives still speak to us even after they are passed from this earth.
The Pilgrims, Joan of Arc, John Locke, Constantine, Galileo, Copernicus, Great artists like Michelangelo, scientists, religious scholars, warriors, and kings… from Martin Luther to Martin Luther King!
Know it deep inside that God wants justice, healing, provision, protection and GOOD THINGS for you, your family, and your country!
Step 3 Tell Yourself God Loves Me!
This seems like a no brainer but the world is constantly telling us in subliminal and outright messages that there is no God, cutting us off from walking in the fullness of His love! God loves me! He wants me out of poverty, he wants me healed, whole, sound minded
He even “puts the solitary in families”
Psalm 68:6 God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing
1 John 3:1 1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Psalm 86:15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
Step 4 God Loves People!!!
God loves us and as Jesus said “so should you love one another as I have loved you!”
John 13:34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. Have compassion, seek goodness, freedom, liberty not just for yourself but for others and FUTURE generations! This also helps get our eyes off of ourselves and onto God’s plan.
Jesus told Peter “If you love me, FEED MY SHEEP!”
Matthew 9:36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Isaiah 42:3 A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.
Isaiah 40:11 Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes
Step 5 Repeat “Jesus Save Me!”
No, I’m not talking about repeat salvation, but literally, “Jesus come help me in this situation!” In other words when the going gets tough shout “Jesus save me! And in this moment of shouting “Jesus save me” We put ourselves in a position to make sure we are in right standing with God. In that moment we are humbling ourselves, admitting we can’t do things on our own. In that one line is repentance and all the ingredients for God to effectively move in our lives!
Jesus had called Peter to walk out on the water. Many times God calls us to do something great and we get so excited we exit the safety of the boat in our lives and step out into the unknown, we step out into something that literally defies gravity or the laws of science…Then, we look down and begin to sink. But Jesus is right there! Call out to him!
Romans 10:13 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
2 Corinthians 12 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness ” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
Psalm 69:14 But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, at an acceptable time; O God, in the greatness of Your lovingkindness, Answer me with Your saving truth. Deliver me from the mire and do not let me sink; May I be delivered from my foes and from the deep waters.
Psalm 140:1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men
Psalm 18 He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my stay
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeanceto comfort3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown instead of ashes,the oil instead of mourning,and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
for the display of his splendor.
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.
5 Strangers foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
6 And you will be called priestsLord,
you will be named ministers of our God.
You will feed on the wealth and in their riches you will boast.
you will rejoice in your inheritance.
And so you will inherit and everlasting joy