“If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you.” John 15:18 (HCSB)
I had a dream the other night where I was with a group of “extremists” who simply believed what the Bible says and obeyed it! Yes, sadly to live like Christ, to walk in the Spirit and to seek to please the Father is no longer acceptable to many in our society, even in the Church. We stand out, and are weird to those around us. And yet we just want to love Jesus and want to obey Him!
And what some, actually many, consider the extreme stances of conservative people are just normal common-sense pursuits. We desire our borders to be secure, and for some reason that is extreme! We desire fair elections, and for some reason to challenge and try to make them more secure we are attacked and called “election deniers!” We want our nation to be energy independent, rather than being dependent upon our enemies for our fuel. We desire our courts to be tough on crime and to make just rulings. Is that really extreme? We desire to save babies, to end sex trafficking, to stop genital mutilation of children, to put parents first, to protect our constitutional rights, and to put America first. Does any of that sound extreme to you? Yet many want to take all those away from us!!! Who are the real extreme ones?!
Ask God to expose the true extreme ones, the leaders and propagators who desire to destroy our nation and defile the Church. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal Jesus to these leaders and ultimately to bring them to repentance, lest they be removed. Ask Him to give us righteous leaders, and God-fearing ones in the Church. Ask God to lead you to lead you deep into a loving, abiding relationship with Him! Cry out for Holy Spirit revival in your church, in our city, and across our nation!