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Weakness in the Pulpit

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—” (Ephesians 4:11–15, NKJV)

God expects Pastors to speak up about politics from the pulpit. Christians in the United States need to be educated on how the Word of God relates to the Government and the political realm in our country.

The Church wants to know (and needs to know) where we should stand on the current issues of the day. God's word is not silent on these issues and there is a responsibility that Pastors of every local church have to speak out right now about the unrighteousness happening in our nation.

We can clearly see that it has been one of the chief plans of the enemy to silence the church. To keep the Pastors and ministers silent. Because he knows that when we use our voice and our authority the tide will turn for righteousness.

The famed 19th Century revivalist and major contributor to America's "Second Great Awakening," from 1795 to 1835 Charles Finney, said the following:
"If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discernment, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in Christianity, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it."
I believe Finney was absolutely correct!

Pray for Pastors everywhere that they would stand and say only what the Lord would have them say. It is imperative that we the Church begin to hear what the Spirit is saying to us and to the nation.

Pray this:
Lord, today I pray for Pastors and ministers everywhere that they would begin to speak Your word with boldness and authority. That You would open their eyes and show them the spiritual battle for our nation and their responsibility at this time. Show them the power of Your word and stir them up with a righteous indignation against the evil that is manifesting in the world. Give them courage so that they will not fear what man can do to them. Remind them that the ministry is not a popularity contest and that they must give an account to You for what they have done with Your calling. In Jesus Name!

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