By Dr. Mike Spaulding:
In Part 1 of this article I issued a call to action and I issued that call by recounting several things that have transpired since 1962 when the television show The Beverley Hillbillies aired. I also gave you a biblical basis for a call to action. The equipping for that call is found in Acts 1:1-8 where you see: (1) The power to take action – the Holy Spirit; (2) The theme – our testimonies of God’s work in our lives and His desire that all people everywhere turn to Him in saving faith; (3) We are to saturate our communities with the Gospel BEFORE we even consider going to other states or countries.
Now, I want you to consider this passage in Acts 1 with the picture I’ve already painted courtesy of the Beverly Hillbillies.
The Beverly Hillbillies were television missionaries to America and they were rejected. The show was cancelled while it was a top rated show. It was cancelled because America as it existed then was detested and hated primarily for its Christian roots. The message of the show was no longer acceptable to those who had the power to silence it. Friends, THAT was the beginning of censorship of the Christian message even though Christians did not see it.
So, this melting pot that was once America, was refashioned for another purpose – that purpose was to slowly boil frogs. Let me say that again – The melting pot that was America was re-purposed for a single purpose and that was to boil frogs. Guess who the frogs are friends? That’s right, the frogs being boiled are true Christians.
Let me tell you what has happened while Christians have enjoyed their sauna hot tub pot:
- Homosexuals and Lesbians are now marrying AND a large portion of the so-called Christian church celebrates that with them. Let me say this as clearly and as frankly and as pointedly as I can – if you belong to a gay-affirming church then get out of that place immediately, for you are residing in Sodom.
- Coach Dave Daubenmire, David Arthur (The Alphabet Man), and others went to a Gay Pride parade not long ago in Columbus, Ohio. You want to know who argued with them the most about being accepting of the sin of sexual depravity? Other professing Christians!
While the frogs swim around in their heated pool:
- Human sex trafficking has become an epidemic.
While the frogs sip their iced tea and talk about their favorite pastimes:
- Pedophilia is being mainstreamed. That is to say the Luciferians among us are doing everything they can to normalize this abomination.
- Satanic ritual abuse is out in the open. Worshipping Satan is trendy.
- Baphomet statues are appearing at state capital buildings across America.
We can look to Washington DC to do something but friends, politicians are not going to save us. We already have a Savior and it’s high time we remember that fact and then act upon the power we already have.
I may offend some people here (or maybe it’s too late) but I wonder why churches spend millions of dollars every year for foreign missions when America is a stinking, rotting shell of what it once was?
Our cities are war zones; heroin deaths are at an all-time high; alcohol has become the anesthetic of choice and Washington DC pounds a constant drum beat that law abiding citizens are the problem so let’s take their guns, let’s take their freedom of speech and let’s take their freedom of assembly and worship and America will be great again!
Friends we are being played!! While Christians gather weekly for a time of clapping and shouting and congratulating ourselves for the wonderful lives we have, allegedly because of God’s favor, our Federal Government continues to undermine the safety and prosperity of our nation through their incessant illegal immigration policies, their irresponsible deficit spending, and their corrupt practices of receiving millions of dollars in “gifts” from corporate lobbyists to pass legislation to undermine the health and safety of Americans daily. The globalists who control our government dispatch our armed forces all over the world to guard oil and opium fields from those nasty terrorists, to destabilize the governments of countries that refuse to play by their rules, and then allow hundreds of thousands of those same people they have dislodged through their criminal wars, into our nation because it is the humanitarian thing to do!
Excuse me for playing Captain Obvious here, but we are being PLAYED! As Americans and Christians our primary mission field is not Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan, or any other nation around the world. Our primary mission field is America. America is our Jerusalem. And if we ignore that, soon there will be no foundation left in America to reach out to foreign countries.
It is long past time for the true body of Christ to rise up and with holy vigor fight back against the onslaught of evil in our time. The greatest evil and threat to our freedoms and liberties is the US Federal Government, not the Russians.
Here is what I suggest you take to heart and then start action planning about how you are going to get in the fight for the heart and soul of America:
(1) Understand that being saved is the beginning not the end.
Christians must move beyond throwing money at ministries who do the things they are unwilling to do, to actually doing ministry in the streets.
- Join with other believers who are going to abortion clinics, prisons, county jails, half-way houses, and drug infested neighborhoods. Ask your pastor to start leading the flock to do these things.
- Christian parent – if you want your son or daughter to experience a different culture while ministering to the poverty stricken and oppressed just pick a city – any city in America, and you’ll find a new cultural experience ministering to people who desperately need it.
(2) Get equipped with the WORD OF GOD.
This is more of a challenge than it used to be. A recent Barna Group survey of professing Christians who consider themselves regular church attendees were asked this question: “Do you know what the Great Commission is?” Here are the responses:
- 51% said no, never heard of it.
- 25% said yes, I’ve heard of it but I don’t know what it is.
- 17% said yes I know what it is.
- 6% were not sure.
Let me do the math for you – 76% of professing believers didn’t know or couldn’t explain what the Great Commission is.
Jesus said “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of mine; and you will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” (John 8:31-32)
Here’s the problem we are facing today friends: People have abandoned the Word of God but they still want to appear spiritual, so they become fake Christians.
AW Tozer wrote:
The difficulty we modern Christians face is not misunderstanding the Bible, but persuading our untamed hearts to accept its plain instructions.
The late Pastor Chuck Smith said:
There is a real battle for the Bible taking place in our world today. The battle isn’t necessarily outside the church, between those who don’t believe in God and those in the church who do believe in God. Sadly, the battle for the Bible is found within the church, even with some pastors leading the attack against the Bible.
Christians simply must get back to a robust study of the Bible and obedience to what it says. It is timeless, speaking to every heart of every person if given the chance. It is never out dated or irrelevant. IF you are in a church in which the pastor rarely teaches from the Bible or sugar-coats most everything, or refuses to speak to the issues facing America today then please run! Get out of that place and find a faithful body of believers.
That the enemies of God spend so much time and energy attacking the Bible should serve as all the motivation a believer needs to cling tightly to it. If the enemies of God hate the Bible then you must know it is invaluable to believers today.
(3) Organize with other like-minded believers.
Distance used to be an obstacle but not anymore. Start getting involved with other believers and their activism.
Coach Dave Daubenmire has a good model that is working and I suggest you speak with him about how to set up a network in your area. You can email him firstname.lastname@example.org
You may have to start a Bible study yourself, if you can’t find a local church that is faithful to the Father and His Word.
(4) Become an activist. We must tell our elected representatives that God will hold them accountable for their actions or inactions, whatever the case may be.
Listen friends, we are not going to be a majority in America. But we don’t need a majority. We need a vocal, irate minority.
God established government to be a servant of the people, to prevent evil, and to promote righteousness. It is our duty to remind people of that truth.
That might require you to visit your mayor, city council, county commissioner, school board or sheriff.
You might need to go to your state capital and seek a meeting with your state representative, and even the governor of the state in which you live.
One thing we must not do is remain silent because we believe there is nothing we can do to change anything. That’s not the point friends.
Giving our testimony to those who claim to be public servants of the righteous and holy King who will judge this wicked generation, is the point.
Remember these words: Romans 8:37 – We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
- We are never alone – Jesus said, I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you.
- We have already overcome through Christ – so be courageous in doing your duty because Jesus has already overcome the world.
- We have a blessed hope – this world system is going to crash and burn when Jesus returns. But until He does our job is to occupy and fight the good fight with the full armor God has given to us.
The Beverly Hillbillies were missionaries to a people that believed their (1) wealth (2) position (3) power made God irrelevant. Hollywood rejected that message then and America is rejecting it today.
The Hillbillies were fish out of water but they persisted. And week after week Mr. Drysdale and Ms. Hathaway learned valuable life lessons that pointed them to the foundation of all truth – the Lord Jesus Christ.
That America was murdered right in front of our eyes. Do we have the courage to challenge this ongoing demonic war for the souls of American men and women?
I pray that we do. We are watchmen. Watchmen warn. It’s too late to warn of impending danger. The enemy is already within the gates, and is wreaking havoc in every aspect of our shared cultural lives. But we must still warn people to repent and turn to God.
Brothers and sisters, if you take away nothing else from what I have said please understand this – God will require an accounting of how we used the talents He gave us. May we be found faithful in service to King Jesus.
Let us go to our families, friends, neighbors, coworkers, churches, and communities with a freshly kindled fire and Holy Spirit energized passion to serve King Jesus in things that matter eternally.
© Copyright by Dr. Mike Spaulding, 2018. All rights reserved.