Considered the wisest man in the world at the time, Solomon, David’s son, penned the words above in Ecclesiastes 3:8. I believe we are in a time of war; not a war involving military action, but rather, a spiritual war involving protractive action on our part to combat the demonic inroads of evil in our land. The past few months have been a time of activistic war room prayer at our church. This boldness in prayer has launched us out into our community to love and to get involved in many community endeavors. Just to highlight a few:
- We hosted 85 pastors in May 2020, challenging them to open their churches despite the Covid mandate to stay closed. Many churches followed and opened their doors again.
- At our church, The Road, we returned to live worship in May 2020, and we have remained open with no social distancing or mask wearing. Out of thousands who have entered our doors, only one person has been hospitalized for two days.
- In the summer of 2020, 25 pastors and wives joined together and prayed for revival in our city and drove stakes into the ground in four locations in Colorado Springs on the north, south, east, and west.
- In September, we hosted Sean Feucht in an epic worship prayer concert at Memorial Park in our city, praying for a mighty revival with over 6,000 people coming out.
- We fed 50 families in a nearby apartment complex with full-course turkey dinners at Thanksgiving.
- We joined with our El Paso County Commissioners to declare to our governor to open up Colorado. We packed out Centennial Hall and gave the commissioners 11 standing ovations.
- A group of pastors met with and prayed over El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder and our Mayor of Colorado Springs, John Suthers.
- We developed a Public Policy Ministry at our church to discuss and develop strategies in public policy areas in our county.
- We developed the Church Voter Guide for how to vote in the City Council Election. We know of one district that was impacted and elected a true conservative, unseating a liberal incumbent.
- “Wholehearted Men,” our Men’s 6am breakfast and teaching on Tuesdays, has grown from 50 to over 200 men each week.
- Tonight, May 6, we are hosting the National Day of Prayer.
We rejoice in all that God is doing. My greatest prayer is for other churches to realize this is not a time of peace, but war, spiritual war. Jesus is building His Church, and it is His Church that possesses the keys of the Kingdom. Let’s use the keys and take back our cities.