There are many ministers that have gotten out of the ministry in the past 5-10 years. The numbers are staggering. Could some of these ministers get into politics and start fighting for the cause of God?
Have you ever heard of the ‘Founders Bible’? This Bible is loaded with articles about our country’s history. I was reading today about some of America’s true experts on the law. Did you know that they were Preachers?
I’ve never been a political person. I’ve felt that my connection to God and sharing what I know about him and Salvation was more important than anything. I believed that was what I was supposed to do. Evangelize, sing about Him, tell my experiences. And point others to Him.
The statistics of churches closing and ministers getting out of the ministry is both staggering and frightening. Could God have a purpose even in something like this?
I don’t know a lot of history. I wish I did. But I am a quick learner and I have learned that the Patriotic Clergy of the Revolution were the Statesmen of the time.
Early American ministers not only expounded the laws but also were often regular participants in making them. For example, the reverand Joseph Montgomery, Hugh Williamson, James Manning, John zebley, John Witherspoon, in many others were members of the continental Congress. In fact doctor Witherspoon not only signed the Declaration of Independence but he also served on over a 100 congressional Committees.
At the state level, the Reverand Jacob Green of New Jersey helped set aside the British government in his state & was made chairman of the committee that drafted the states original constitution in 1776.
Anyone who has studied history even slightly, knows that the phrase separation of church and state does not mean that Christians should not get involved in politics.
In fact all the more. If we don’t, we know who will. We know who is. We know that’s why our school text books have been changed to liberal hogwash, and why the Lord is not welcome in our schools.
It’s my fault. It’s your fault. We allowed this . Separation of church and state was intended to protect the free exercise of religious expression in public. Public schools. Public places. Street corners! And I might add, that was when our nation was a Christian nation.
Have you been listening? Listening to the whisper of God to turn off that ungodly TV? To do more?
Have you responded?
Perhaps some reading this have left the ministry. You are suffering and although you still follow Christ, you are feeling lost and confused or displaced.
Maybe All you have been through has led you to this time in this place, to a new type of movement to save our country. Have you prayed about being involved and influencing your political invironment? What is there that you could get involved with? Schools? City council? Something for sure needs doing in your community that you could Be an influence for righteousness. It’s a new way of thinking. Beginning to mingle among people who are not exactly like you are. To become friends with people who maybe don’t even attended church. To mingle in new environments. Could God be calling you to do something like this?
Let me be crystal clear on this period I know what it is to be derailed in ministry. When I had my car accident and I died and then came back and spent years recovering, my heart was broken. In many ways it always will be. But that did not mean that I should stop advocating for the Lord or stop using my gifts. I am not advocating that a minister who is in the ministry and preaching at his church ought to leave and do something else. Not unless God clearly shows him to do it. What I am saying here, is those of you that are a minister who is left the ministry maybe hurting deeply. And yet you want to serve the Lord. Have you thought of taking your Christian values to government in some way shape or form. I believe there is going to be a huge revival in the church.
I believe there are going to be ministers repenting in churches and their congregations are going to follow. Not because they did it- but because a wave of the Holy Spirit moving through the churches and across the land is going to be immense. I believe there is going to be and End-time harvest of souls, meaning what has been referred to as the “Great Awakening”.
There is no doubt in my mind-
God loves us and he is not going to let the world end without one last magnificant effort to reach every lost soul who might be looking for Him.
So I’m not saying here that anyone should leave their ministerial calling. I’m saying that those that have left for whatever reason, might consider a second career or ‘calling’ in politics where they can do some immense good.
Pray. Seek. Listen. You will find.
Its not over till He says its over.
If you can do it. If you are healthy enough. Then you are probably supposed to begin again. Begin a New Normal, full of Joy making a difference. Someone somewhere is going to benifit. God will be pleased.