This is a word to those who have been watching the electoral drama from the sidelines, waiting, and wondering what to do. You have been playing your part by being the warm and fuzzy Christian that others have expected you to be, silently observing from backstage, but not engaging on the political platform. And yet…there is a rising urgency within your own heart that cannot be quenched. You see the dangers ahead and know that others must be warned before the final curtain falls.
Deception is hanging over the Church like a thick fog and the spell of witchcraft is desensitizing the masses to what is true and good. False narratives are being spread and agendas are being promoted that are counter to the Kingdom and threatening our commission. With so much at stake, the zeal of the Lord is a compelling agent. It is time to confront the demons that have taken center stage and say what must be said before it’s too late.
Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked who forsake Your law.” (Ps 119:53 NAS)
The Religious Spirit has muted our voices and dressed us in teddy bear costumes. The political Pharisees have limited our role as silent stage props and denied us access to the stage. It’s time we realize our role in this unfolding drama, get bold, and put on the Lion’s mantle. It’s time we upstage the enemy, open our mouths, and let the Lion’s roar come through. The hour is late and Heaven is waiting for the Church to take Her place and SPEAK the message She’s been given. The counterfeit leaders and compromised causes must be confronted if we expect our prayers and prophesies to have any lasting impact.
Just be forewarned. Even as many believers come out of the shadows to take a stand and speak the truth, the opposition will not only increase, but be brutal. And it will come primarily from the carnal Church. Through a prophetic dream, the Holy Spirit indicated that Christians who have been offended and built their platforms on their own victimization and pain will throw the largest wooden planks at those who dare challenge their need for justice.
And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?” (Matt 7:3 NKJV)
Offenses blind us to the truth and give a distorted view of reality. There are those within the body of Christ who are convinced they are pursuing a righteous cause when, in fact, their cause is rooted in offense, both personal and corporate. Unfortunately, bitter roots only open the door to deception and defilement (see Hebrews 12:15). We must keep our own hearts clear of offense and pray for those who revile us.
The goal of the devil is to make us feel small and irrelevant and convince us that we are without love and compassion. But, the Lord wants us to continue to SPEAK His word, regardless of the blows. As long as our motivation comes from a sincere love for the body of Christ, the spirit of Truth will prevail. We cannot allow the bitter script of bad actors or deception of misguided souls muffle our speech and disqualify our presence. There is coming a time when they will get it. Those with pure hearts and willing minds WILL see the truths once the dust has settled.
Don’t wait for others to speak up and don’t disqualify yourself thinking your voice is too small. You are a part of the rising Ekklesia that is becoming a viable voice in the public square, backed with Kingdom authority. Don’t let the curtain fall before speaking what heaven has put in your heart. Don’t let stage fright keep you from fulfilling your role. You do not have to be limited by cultural norms or religious expectations. The only thing limiting you from taking your place and using your voice – is your own courage.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Wanda Alger