The One Nation Under God Rally was POWERFUL! Standing room only! Praise God!
Last night I was privileged to open this event with a few words and prayer. It began with the candidate for Attorney General, Stephen Pidgeon blowing the shofar. Then
I quoted the first several lines of the second paragraph from the Declaration of Independence (click here) which clearly acknowledges five immutable principles constitute the heart and soul of American government (list from One Nation Under God by Wallbuilders)
1. Government acknowledges that there is a Creator
2. Government acknowledges that the Creator gives specific inalienable rights to man
3. Government acknowledges that it exists to protect God-given rights
4. Government acknowledges that below the level of God-given rights, government powers are to be operated only with the permission of citizens – i.e., with the “consent of the governed”
5. If government fails to meet the four standards above, the people have an inalienable right to abolish that government and institute a new one that does observe the four criteria above.
The Wallbuilder's article went on to make this profound statement, "Significantly, without a public and official recognition of God, there is no hope of limited government, for rights come only from God or from man."(click here) I went on to share how God always has a remnant like the 7000 who did not bow the knee in Elijah's day and that I believed there was a people in Washington State today that would reflect Daniel 11:32.. "but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits."
The Prophetic Sign
Pastor Dan Keller from Island View Worship Center in Richland WA was the next speaker. He was on the platform with the flag standing off to the right of his shoulder. He began describing the condition of our Nation and quoted President Obama who said:
"We are no longer a Christian nation." Immediately the flag slipped down the pole. In military terms a fallen flag indicates defeat.Then he turned around and with help from Judah (campaign assistant for Shahram Hadian) and John Enoch put the flag back in its rightful place.
Pastor Keller went on to speak about the Black Robed Regiment and the role that pastors played in the founding of this nation. He was calling ministers to account for complacency, apathy, and fear. He rehearsed quotes from Finney which in summary said if society is decaying and our nation is falling, it is the fault of the pulpit.
What Does This Mean
As the Church goes so goes this nation. We have fallen and it is time for the Church to awaken and raise up a standard.
This great awakening will be led by courageous ministers who will not compromise the truth but like the Black Robed Regiment will rally and mobilize their people to pray and then act in faith. These people will reflect the qualities found in the following names.
Judah was the tribe in Israel from which King David came and from his seed came Jesus. It is the tribe of kings. Judah represents the kingdom minded people who will rally to the call recognizing that we are all called as ministers (Ephesians 4:11-13) walking in the revelation of our call as kings and priests (Revelation 1:6) after the order of Melchizedek. Revelation 19:11 shows Jesus illustrating the role of kings. Kings judge, make decisions, and make war (in this context I am speaking of spiritual war). Judah also means praise which is a powerful weapon. God's people are called to be a praise in the earth and this war begins in prayer, praise and worship. As Judges 20:18 says;
Then the children of Israel arose and went up to the house of God to inquire of God. They said, "Which of us shall go up first to battle against the children of Benjamin?" The Lord said, "Judah first!"
John Enoch's name represents two more things.
The United States of America and Washington State has a prophetic destiny in Christ. IF courageous ministers in the pulpit today will respond with the same conviction of conscience as those dubbed the Black Robed Regiment and rally a kingdom minded people into intimacy with Christ; and storm the heavens in prayer, praise and worship; and lead them to put faith into action with wisdom; THEN we will see a Great Awakening and the standard restored in this nation.
Remarkably the next speaker, Representative Matt Shea introduced The Harbinger (best seller) just before he introduced Stephen Pidgeon. The Harbinger highlights prophetic signs that occurred around 9/11 and that are linked to Isaiah 9:11. This further emphasized the prophetic sign that had just occurred in our presence.
While there is much more to tell, Shahram Hadian, candidate for governor made a couple of powerful statements amidst several standing ovations. The first proclamation was we say God bless America, but I say "it is time for America to bless God" (implied by us taking a righteous stand for God's eternal laws and precepts). Next, he declared that our foundation as a nation is the truth that we are "One Nation Under God." It is time for us to stand, and this will be the finest hour of the Church. We must, we must connect the church and the state and have godly men and women serve in office. Click here for Shahram's speech.
The Lord is trying to get our attention! He is marking His message and the messengers that carry His message. Will you hear? Will you see? Will you respond? I strongly urge you, pray and obey. If you are not sure what to pray and you have no leadership in your Church then sign up for our e-newsletter. Pray with us. Consider how you might put your faith in action by getting engaged with a campaign in this current election. Ask the Lord, what would you like to see me do to express my love for you and my nation through faith in action?