There is a growing number of modern-day revolutionaries crying out for justice and calling attention to the threats coming against our Constitutional Republic. Knowing that this is more than simply calling back our duly elected Commander in Chief, this battle concerns the life or death of our nation. Unless the lies and coverups are corrected, there will never again be a free election, or a nation led by the people and for the people.
And yet, there are those who continue to call out these concerned watchmen as Trump worshipers who are crying wolf. Convinced that they are idolizing a man and forsaking a greater call to evangelism and social equity, these voices are being told to stand down and be quiet; not only by hostile legislators and politicians but by various sectors of the Church.
I can’t help but think about the early disciples and a similar challenge they faced when trying to wake up the people of their nation. The religious leaders of their day were similarly concerned about all the noise they were making and were calling for the whole movement to be silenced. It was a respected Pharisee, Gamaliel, who suggested they leave them alone and let the results up to God.
So in this situation, you should just leave these people to themselves. For if this plan or undertaking originates with men, it will fade away and come to nothing. But if this movement is of God, you won’t be able to stop it. And you might discover that you were fighting God all along!” (Acts 5:38-39 TPT)
What an idea! This movement might actually be of God! We should ask ourselves why it is that the questions and concerns raised about the election, our president, and the pandemic create such a stir. If there’s really nothing to the claims and conspiracies suggested, why does it cause so much consternation, not only on social media but in the mainstream news? If these issues have no merit then they should have no power and be of little consequence. And yet, they continue to create tension, strife, and division. You’d think the devil was involved, somehow…
I am certainly not suggesting that every conspiracy claim is true or that every challenge has merit. The ongoing issues require each of us to do our own homework and give prayerful consideration to the facts. But, if we’re going to have any corporate authority against the demonic agendas in our nation, perhaps we need a reminder of the requirements necessary for God’s blessing to fall.
Blessed is the man (nation) who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.” (Psalms 1:1-2)
If we want our nation to be blessed, we are instructed to avoid the counsel and advice of wicked men. We are not to stand alongside their twisted agendas or godless plans concerning our future. We become guilty by association when we simply go along with their deception. Worse yet, when we refuse to take a stand against their darkened plans, we can come under the same spirit of ridicule and scorn that fuels their agendas. Before long, we are no better than they are when we ridicule and criticize those who are simply pursuing the truth.
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” Ephesians 5:11 ESV
There is a God-given passion for truth that is compelling many God-fearing citizens and Spirit-fueled believers to sound an alarm and expose the works of darkness. Just like the early disciples, these radical visionaries are willing to confront the status quo, ask some challenging questions, and rattle the cages of some sacred cows. Can we recognize the zeal of the Lord at work – even if it pushes some buttons? Do we dare take the risk of challenging their cause if, in fact, it’s a work of heaven?
Before some folks get knocked off their hi-horse like Saul and get confronted by a voice from heaven (see Acts 9:3-4), perhaps a second look would be in order. For those concerned with all the noise these revolutionaries are making, perhaps we need to heed Gamaliel’s advice. If it’s motivated by human agenda, it will have no power to change anything and will eventually fade away. But, if it is Spirit-inspired and fueled by heaven – nothing will change it, and nothing can stop it. What side of history you’ll stand on, is up to you.
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Wanda Alger