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
11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
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!
Matthew 19:29 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
Step 1 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!
Name some yourself! There are sooo many wonderful historical figures we can learn and glean from! People who prayed for you and me as God BUILT UP HIS CHURCH!
Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would be the head cornerstone
So this is what the Lord GOD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will never be shaken.
Jesus testifies of this in Matthew Matt 21:42-43 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: `The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it.
Paul talks about this and how YOU AND I are the building up of that church!
Ephesians 2 13But now in Christ Jesus you who oncewere far away have been brought nearby the blood of Christ.
14 For he himself is our peace,15 by setting aside in his flesh16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross,17 He came and preached peace18 For through him we both have access19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers,20built21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
Step 2 Know God’s Promises In His Word!
Deuteronomy 8 and 28 list the manifold blessing of God! Bless in the field, blessed in your home, blessed coming and going!
Malachi 4:2 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.
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 1See 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.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
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
Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance
Psalm 72 For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted also, and him who has no helper. He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy he will save. He will rescue their life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be precious in his sight;
Step 6 Say to the Storm: PEACE BE STILL!
When you are in the boat with Jesus and the storms of this world begin to rock the boat, say to that storm, “in the name of Jesus, PEACE, BE STILL!” I’m not talking about telling yourself to just have peace. I’m talking about using the Word of God- the supernatural abilities given to us as children of God to speak to the storms in our lives, be they little or great. Say to the EU- Peace, be still! Say to the leftist media “Peace, be still!” When anyone comes at you, when doubt comes at you, when depression comes at you- say it over and over and over- coupled with Jesus save me and God loves me, Peace be still calms the storms. It’s the great trifecta of love, faith, humility, and strength- flowing with the Holy Spirit to “call those things that be not as though they were!” Romans 4:17
Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Peace is a weapon Jesus gave us! This peace is literally a FORCE!
Ephesians 6 and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE;
I’m not talking about peace like a day at the spa but peace that passes ALL UNDERSTANDING!
Ephesians 4 6 Do not fretorhave any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstanceandin everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
7 And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally Step 7 Whatever you do, DON’T GIVE UP!!!
You may need to take a breather from time to time, when you are in the fight it can get overwhelming, but that moment of breakthrough is worth it!
Jesus came to reconcile the world to himself. The American ideal is a formula that when used properly people flourish. It is the anti septic to toxic sin- it roots out sickness, disease, corruption, violence, abuse
America had slavery, which had been practiced for 1,000’s of years, BUT WE DON’T ANYMORE! We don’t burn people at the stake! The Aztecs don’t cut out the hearts of children! The spreading the the Gospel is a medicine for evil! Jesus came to set up His kingdom and by building up His church in the hearts and minds of men, he would set up truth and justice with freewill!
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
John 18:36 Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not of this world. If my Kingdom were of this world, then my servants would fight, that I wouldn’t be delivered to the Jews. But now my Kingdom is not from here.”
Revelation 1 Grace and peace to youbefore his throne,5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness,To him who loves us6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests
1 Peter 2 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Ending… Isaiah 61 The SpiritLord
because the Lord has anointedto proclaim good newsHe has sent me to bind upto proclaim freedomand release from darkness for the prisoners,a] 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favorand the day of vengeanceto comfort3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crowninstead of ashes,the oilinstead of mourning,and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a plantingLord for the display of his splendor.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruinsand restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. 5 Strangersforeigners 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 wealthand in their riches you will boast.
7 Instead of your shameyou will receive a doubleand instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inheritand everlasting joy