I have recently been asked how do we stop the political train wreck today as we look forward with a long-term strategy past this current election. And here are my thoughts.
As for today, we must make the conscious decision to stop playing by their rules and to stop getting caught up in the lesser of 2 evils mindset. Need a political epiphany on this? Check out the following set of videos from Pastor Cary Gordon. They will open your eyes to this nonsense:
If more people did that – it would be very noticeable and have a profound impact on the political landscape even in this election. But until people actually eject from the insanity and start applying biblical principle and common sense to their political activism- we will just keep going on with business as usual…and we’ll just keep getting angrier and more unsatisfied.
As for the long-term strategy, I’m afraid we are left with few options, but they are options none the less:
1) REVIVAL– the most important but oft overlooked option. I’m talking revival in our homes, in our churches, in our communities, in our states, and on to the national level. If we as a Christian people do not become revived with a renewed fire and passion for the truth of Gods word and application of it in our lives and ALL areas (including politics) the remaining options will only serve to be band-aids.
2) CONVENTION OF THE STATES – a constitutional option that allows the states to take back control from the out of control federal government through a convention of states where laws and constitutional amendments can be presented and implemented limiting the federal government. Or rather – forcing the federal government to actually adhere to the limitations already set forth in the constitution.
3) THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SOLID THIRD PARTY – I believe there is one in existence, The Constitution Party, but because we have bought the lie that only the RNC and DNC are options they have not been allowed to grow and flourish as they could. I would highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t already.
4) REVOLUTION– this can take place in several forms – but historically it has predominantly been either in the area of ideology or via violence. I do not desire violence. But this nation has had to do it before and it should be the last resort. So my hope would be an ideological revolution rather than a violent revolution. No blood needs to be shed in order for a revolution to be carried out.
But here’s the catch: I don’t think any of these options will be successful unless option 1 becomes a reality. And option 1 won’t be a reality unless our “Christian Homes” get in order. And our “Christian Homes” won’t be in order unless our “Christian marriages” are back in order.
You see, if we want healthy societies there must first be healthy churches. If we want healthy churches there must first be healthy homes. And if we want healthy homes there must first be healthy marriages.
Marriage is God’s picture put into action of what the Kingdom of God looks like. When the foundation of society (marriage) is in order – society will be in order.
In other words – if we want revival that will bring about actual change in our society, then we must first seek revival in our marriages, and our homes, and our churches.
I hope we wake up before it’s too late. I’d kinda like to solidify an amazing future for my children and grandchildren. But at this rate, I’m afraid we will just be handing them a used up, washed out, unprincipled, ungodly one instead.
But if you refuse to serve the LORD, then choose today who you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD.
The gods beyond the Euphrates and of the Amorites are many in our nation. The gods of sexual perversion and immorality, abortion, slavery, racism, selfishness, atheism, scientism, Islam, eastern religions, money, fame, cars, houses, animals….you name it…they abound in our nation.
But like Joshua, today we must make a stand as to who we will serve. Will it be the gods beyond the Euphrates and of the Amorites? Will we continue to run toward political parties who are using us for personal gain? Will we continue to worship at the altar of the lesser of 2 evils?
Or will it be the one true God…the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob…the God of the universe? The only God capable of bringing about the necessary change that will lead to a brighter future for our children and grandchildren!
I don’t know about you…
…but as for me and my family…
…WE WILL SERVE THE LORD!