"Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in." ~ Isaiah 58:12
What will it be like when liberty is gone in America? What will it be like when you can’t tell your children about your faith in Jesus for fear that they might innocently repeat it, be reported to social services, and then be taken away from you? You think that can’t happen in America? This is satan’s main design with the push for homosexual law. And what has caused us to get to this point of nearly losing our liberty? As humbly, yet as honestly as I know how to say it: It’s because our Pastors have backed out of the realm of civil government. We’ve lost the Biblical understanding of it, thus God’s people have been taught by our example—and sometimes by our words—to stay out of government. Yet, this is so different from Biblical examples of government leadership.
Ezra, the Priest, understood fully the role a spiritual leader should take in restoring a nation. Notice what he did. The Bible records in Ezra 7:10,
“For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the Lord, and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.”
Ezra not only studied the moral law summed up in the Ten Commandments, he began, “to teach [God’s] statutes and ordinances in Israel”. That is, he began to teach civil law in Israel as a part of his spiritual call from God. Continue reading →
A hundred years ago, who would have ever believed Christians in America would be fighting for the right to keep homosexuals off our church staffs; or that we’d be having to try to protect our children from transgenderism in our schools? What happened to our nation that was once known as the most moral on earth? Can I be “gut-level” honest with you? We as church leaders lost the Biblical understanding of education, business, and civil government. And when we moved out of those God-ordained institutions, satan moved in!
Our Founding Fathers knew the importance of teaching the Biblical understanding of these institutions. This is why they planned an extra meeting on Thursday afternoons, at which the local Pastor would teach about current events in light of the Scripture. By this method they created a nation which had a Biblical view of every major area of life. They knew if the Biblical view of education, business, and civil government did not permeate a nation satan’s view would. If we don’t return to this Biblical view of the world, we will shortly live as slaves to a dictatorial government.
But why should we, as Christians, learn about civil government from our churches? Well, ask yourself this question: Who created civil government? As in all questions, the Bible has the answer. Continue reading →
In 1984, during a lull in our ministry, I was earnestly asking the Lord, “What am I supposed to be doing in life? What is your plan for me?” He graciously led me to Isaiah 58:12 and let me know His plan for me and my family was in this verse. This verse says,
“And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.”
From that time, I knew our family was to be part of a generation which He would raise up to “rebuild the age-old foundations”. As I researched the writings of America’s Founders, I found those “age-old foundations” which enabled them and their children to build the freest and most prosperous nation in world history. The truths on which they laid this foundation were drawn directly from the Bible and that is why they worked in this world. Only God’s order works in a society to bring the best to the greatest number of citizens. Continue reading →