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God is calling his people, the church, to WAKE UP!

For the great blessings that he has given us as a part of our nation, we are to be grateful.

We have been blessed.
God has favored our nation.
God has worked among us.

But the time is NOW for the church to rise from complacency and sin…we must open our life to Jesus and prepare our hearts for what God desires to do in us.

The church is not given to a certain political party.
The people of God don’t claim victory through the powers of legislation.

We are citizens of a foreign country…a heavenly country.

The gates of hell will not prevail against the church, because we belong to Jesus and as such, we do not belong to this world.

The things of the world do not hold power over the people of God.

Yet our citizenship is dual.
We long to be in our heavenly city, but while we remain on earth, we MUST do everything in our power to lift up the name of Jesus.

This means that the people of God need to become ACTIVE.

  • Active in prayer for the nation.
  • Active in interceding for the lost.
  • Active in VOTING for the candidate that most resembles the qualities found in scripture.

No person is perfect.
No political leader is a savior.
No president is a pastor.

We don’t look for perfection, but we must look for redeemable qualities that match our values.

If you are a Christian, DON’T SIT BY AND WATCH AS EVERYONE ELSE DECIDES THE DESTINY OF OUR NATION…VOTE!

People fought wars and died that you and I might have the great privilege and opportunity to cast our ballot and raise our voice.

God blessed you with the opportunity to be a part of this nation, where you have freedom.

SO USE WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU!

  • Pray about your decision.
  • Pray about the people involved.
  • Pray FOR the people involved.

But by all means…DO YOUR PART.

The church cannot afford to sit by as the nation takes a turn for the worst.
We are SALT and LIGHT in the midst of the earth.

The people of God MUST do our diligence to bring the things of God to pass.

Scripture says…

Philippians 2:12-16 NKJV
[12] Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; [13] for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. [14] Do all things without complaining and disputing, [15] that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, [16] holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

The church…the people of God…are called to be LIGHTS.
We are beacons of light in the middle of a crooked and perverse generation.

We are to hold fast to the Word of Life.

Holding fast to the foundation of truth doesn’t just involve believing in our heart, but it also affects THE WAY WE LIVE OUR LIFE.

We are to live as Christ lived.
We should pray like Jesus prayed.
We should speak like Jesus spoke.

Jesus was never afraid to take a stand for what was right.

The church of Jesus is the greatest sleeping giant the world has ever known.

If only we will wake up…there is no limit to the power of God that is available to impact our world and our nation.

Things are changing rapidly.
I hear the Lord saying that October is pivotal. Battles will be won and lost in October.

Obviously, this refers to our upcoming elections.
But not just elections…the riots before, and the aftermath later.

The church is the representative of Jesus in the earth.

People of God, rise up and seek the Lord NOW.

Don’t wait.

Pray for what God is doing from now, throughout the month of October.
Pray and intercede for the Spirit of God to move.
Pray that the WILL OF GOD comes to pass.

Take a stand.
Make a choice.
Pray for the will of God.

Remnant prayer warriors, this is your time to rise.

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Larry Shankle

My heart is for the church that Jesus is building and returning for...the church that the gates of hell will not prevail against.
More than anything, the desire of my heart is to see the greatest revival of the Holy Spirit, salvations, spiritual awakening, and for the miraculous to come back to the church, preparing believers for the return of Jesus.

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