A New Diversion Within Our Ranks Will Get Us to Quit the Fight

Do I detect the odor of entitlement stinking up the American Body of Christ?

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It has never been so urgent or so clear. As a Christian, you must totally oppose the agenda of the Democrat Party. Their plan is the greatest threat there is to your children and grandchildren.

Let me ask you: What part of leftist depravity, racism, and tyranny is still unclear to you? Their evil is so out in the open that there should be zero doubt that it is our duty to stop them. And yet…

The devil is trying a new and subtle tactic to coax warriors off the frontline, right when they are most needed. This tactic oddly recommends that you need to ease out of your involvement in the culture war so you won’t be discouraged and worn out.

It comes off as a seemingly spiritual, loving, and tantalizing morsel of advice—comfort food for the soldier who is vulnerable

Here’s the quote: “If you feel it is your sole role as a believer to stop the spiritual and moral decline of society, you’ll quickly become discouraged and worn out. But if you concentrate on advancing God’s kingdom purposes by positively impacting one life at a time, you’ll be encouraged and renewed.”

On the surface, it sounds reasonable, and no one believes more in advancing God’s kingdom than I do. Our tent crusades and our training programs are aggressively winning souls and training others to do so. But, as Jesus said, “This you ought to have done without leaving the other undone.” I can never quit winning souls. But I also must not quit fighting for the freedom of my child and my grandchild.

Moreover, I do not know any believer who feels their sole role is to stop the spiritual and moral decline of society.

Ironically, over the past few decades, it has been the overemphasis on encouragement and renewal that has kept the church from seeing what was happening in our public schools, in the halls of power, and in the media. It was this focus on consolation that let us look the other way from the holocaust of abortion.

Are Christian leaders actually coaxing warriors off the frontline by encouraging them to feel sorry for themselves and take a break from the culture war? I pray not!

Can we permit the puppet-masters who control Biden and Harris to prevail because we did not know how to stop them? Or, even worse, because we felt sorry for ourselves and came to believe the battle was too hard?

And, sadly, there is a hint in the quote above that resistance to evil is good―so long as the price does not become too great or impair our ‘wellbeing’. What an insult to those who have died as martyrs!

By the way, do I detect the odor of entitlement stinking up the American Body of Christ? Do we think we have earned a weekend pass from the war? What I have seen in churches across America smacks of the idea that American Christians are too good to ever have to face what the underground churches on other continents are facing. God help us if we think we are better than they are, just because we are American. Or worse, that it could never happen to us.

In contrast to the quote above, let me share with you a note written by John Wesley to William Wilberforce. It was the last letter he ever wrote. Wilberforce was a man of God who served in the British Parliament. When he took a stand against slavery, many in the church felt he should drop his political involvement. They warned him that the cost was too high.

John Wesley wrote to Wilberforce:

“Unless the divine power has raised you up to be as ‘Athanasius against the world,’ I see not how you can go through your glorious enterprise in opposing that execrable villainy, which is the scandal of religion, of England, and of human nature. Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them stronger than God? O be not weary of well-doing! Go on, in the name of God and in the power of His might, till even American slavery (the vilest that ever saw the sun) shall vanish away before it.”

Wesley understood that evil is fought not just in pulpits. He also recognized that fatigue and discouragement were no match for the might of God. Wesley’s note takes direct aim at the fallacy of ignoring cultural evil!

If you fight, empowered by the Holy Spirit, you will prevail. Paul wrote, “And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in doing what is right, for in due time we shall reap if we do not lose our courage and faint” (Galatians 6:9).

We can and we must go on, in the power of His might, until we have eradicated the threat posed by the forces of evil to our children and grandchildren.




This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Mario Murillo Ministries.

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Mario Murillo is a Kingdom Winds Contributor. Mario is recognized as a dynamic evangelist whose ministry sees multi­tudes receive salvation, healing, and deliverance. He has long carried a burden to see a Great Awakening in America. Now, he is being raised up as an urgent prophetic voice, calling the people of God to take their place as the watchmen, prophetic voices, and miracle-workers they have been anointed to be.