To Save America We Must Stop Playing Church

Believing you can be safe by refusing to take a stand is like believing the bull will not charge you because you are a vegetarian.

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Something is desperately missing. American Christianity is constantly losing ground to the enemy. You have felt it in church. It is like the scene in so many sci-fi movies where humans face a new enemy and throw everything at them. A frustrated commander yells, “We are not doing enough damage!”

This blog is about the missing pieces of effectiveness—the missing parts that enhance our ability to drive back evil, and we will never acquire those missing parts unless we stop playing games.

It is shocking how fast the church has reverted to programs and entertainment. I see many Christian events that are just harmless therapy sessions and glorified concerts. I have seen hyper-mystical fantasy wars, where warriors in cardboard armor rebuke imaginary hordes of regional principalities. Some churches have just become compromised clubs.

To save our nation, we need to do the following:

First, we must find the right level of urgency. How can any Christian not feel urgency right now? The right course of action is only possible with the right level of urgency. Do we get what is truly at stake in America? Many institutions are on the brink of destruction.

Our government has unleashed policies on us that are raw tyranny.

The voting act would enshrine the fraud of the last presidential election and guarantee that elections will no longer be free or fair.

The Democrat Party is leading the charge to teach our children to hate America through the racist teachings of Critical Race Theory.

The Equality Act puts males in the girl’s bathroom in grammar schools and in churches. It will also make it a hate crime to preach Biblical Christianity.

Vaccinations are being handled like an early version of the Mark of the Beast. Vaccination passports will be needed to buy, sell, travel, and make a living, just like in Revelation 13.  Biden has spoken, “The rule is simple. Get vaccinated or wear a mask before you do.”

Second, we must not deceive ourselves into thinking that action against political evil is unchristian. We did not start this fight. We did not become political. They became ‘spiritual’ by creating their own false religion and, thus, they jumped into our yard.

Not only that, but we must all become warriors. No one is exempt from the war. No one is too old, too young, too poor, uneducated, or untalented. Everyone has a place in God’s plan to retake America.

Christian civil disobedience: Romans 13:1-4 is often quoted to justify obeying evil leaders. It says, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore, whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.”

Here is what legitimate government looks like:

-They are not a terror to good works. Any government that terrorizes the innocent is not of God. How can you say that Hitler was God’s will for Germany? Hitler and other tyrants are in fact the ones being warned that God has appointed legitimate governments who would destroy them: “But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.”  That is why the just powers of the world rose up and destroyed the Nazis.

-They praise good works. Authorities that are endorsed by God do not hate or oppose Christian activity. They are the ones who—even if they are not Christian themselves—do not insult soul winning or fight the work of God. They are law enforcement, teachers, and politicians who love it when children get out of gangs and off of drugs.

Third, staying out of the fight puts you in greater danger. Esther 4:13-14, And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Believing you can be safe by refusing to take a stand is like believing the bull will not charge you because you are a vegetarian.

Esther replied in verse 16, “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast, likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”

In Rev. 12, it says that the devil has come down having great wrath, knowing he (only) has a short season. We must prepare for it, and rise up as the Army of God.

What does it mean to stop playing church? It means a baptism of brutal honesty, where the church abandons Sesame Street and hightails it back to Azusa Street.

 

 

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

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About the Author

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.