"You, brothers, have been called to liberty. Only do not use liberty to give an opportunity to the flesh, but by love serve one another" (Gal. 5:13).
I can remember a time in America where God was honored in everything we did. We honored Him in schools when we asked His blessing on our day with a brief prayer. We honored Him from our courtrooms to our sporting events.
Most every formal institution began proceedings by calling on the name of the Lord our God, His wisdom, His mercy, His care and His justice. We humbly asked Him for His divine intervention in our affairs and decisions.
Where has that America gone? Slowly, ever so slowly, we have become more secularized and pushed God out of the public square. How can we think we do not need His direction? How prideful that is!
Enough Is Enough!
The result of our dishonoring Him as a culture is that He is now being forcibly pushed out of even our personal businesses. Recently, even churches are under open attack. There are godless men and women who desire to see God removed from society completely! They want God relegated to our private lives within our own homes. I say, "Enough is enough!"
I am so thankful for President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Special Ambassador of Religious Freedom Sam Brownback (a longtime friend) and a number of Christian senators and U.S. representatives who are working to reverse this cultural dismissal of our Lord.
Church, I am asking that we honor God openly everywhere we go. Talk about Him everywhere you go. Worship Him openly wherever you go. Take your Bibles to school and read them there. Talk to your children about Him as you go about your day. Pray publicly. Write your legislators and tell them you support them. We can make God the Lord of our nation once again! Welcome Him!
The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual's religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.
—Pray concerning our religious freedom and our right to preach, teach, worship and observe our religious beliefs.
—Pray we stand firm for our religious freedom: "For freedom Christ freed us. Stand fast therefore and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage" (Gal. 5:1).
—Pray we will continue to have "... the right to follow the dictates of our conscience and the demands of our religious conviction" (President Trump). "Therefore, brothers, stand firm and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word or by our letter" (2 Thess. 2:15).
—Pray for unity and peace: "Be eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Eph. 4:3).
—Pray we love one another: "You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord" (Lev. 19:18).
—As we pray standing on the Word of God, He is faithful to hear our prayers. "So if we know that He hears whatever we ask, we know that we have whatever we asked of Him" (1 John 5:15).
For the future of our nation.
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Cindy Jacobs is an author, speaker and teacher with a heart for discipling nations in the areas of prayer and prophetic gifts. She and Mike—her husband of 41 years—co-founded Generals International in 1985. She is a respected prophet who travels the world, ministering not only to crowds of people but to heads of nations. Her first calling is, and always will be, prophetic intercession. Each year she travels, and she has spoken on nearly every inhabited continent to tens of thousands. Cindy has authored books and loves to travel and speak, but one of her favorite pastimes is spending time with her husband Mike and their children Daniel, Mary Madison, along with her grandchildren.
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