We are at a tipping point in our nation.  Without a mighty move of the Holy Spirit, this coming year, 2022, will mark the beginning of the slide into national totalitarianism and atheism.

The rapid rate of Marxist indoctrination and brainwashing from our school boards to our mainstream media is unprecedented.  Censorship of Christian ideals, freedom, and civil discourse has never been experienced at this level in our nation.  Our medical industry, once the envy of the world in the 1980’s has fallen to dead last in most major categories among developed nations.  The growing anarchy in our cities, the lack of any cohesive plan for law and order, and the porous southern border, are all cause for alarm.

We are at a tipping point.  We will either drop into darkness and lose our freedoms as we have known them, or we will stand up and be willing to fight for the ideals that made this nation great.

A Stronger Man

While casting out a demon, Jesus makes an observation to His detractors.  In essence He says “as long as there is a strong man (Satan) guarding the house nothing can happen.  But if a stronger man (Christ) comes and strips him of his power, he is divided, deposed, and kicked out.  And the Kingdom of God has come!” (Holt paraphrase of Luke 11:14~22)

Satan gets nervous when a stronger man enters the house. He is accustomed to ruling, being in control, and wreaking discord.  He is the one who “weakens the nations,” and speaks arrogantly, “I will ascend into heaven; I will exalt my throne above the stars of God…I will be like the Most High.” (Isaiah 14:13~14)

An Unshakable Kingdom

But the Kingdom of God is coming in power this year! God is building His unshakable Kingdom.  The writer of Hebrews writes, “since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” (Hebrews 12:28)

God is enlarging His unshakable Kingdom through Word-rooted, Spirit-alive, and culturally-engaged churches. Jesus said, “I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18) The Stronger Man (Christ) comes through uncompromised churches, people like you and me.

The prophet Daniel prophesied of such days when he wrote, “The God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people…it shall stand forever.” (Daniel 2:44) God is setting up His Kingdom through the Church. Even in such shakable times, the unshakable Kingdom is being built.

Stand Strong

You and I are the hope of our nation.  Stand strong in Christ; stand strong in God’s unshakable Kingdom.  In 2022, make a concerted effort to seek first the Kingdom of God in a few important ways:

  1. Seek the unshakable Kingdom of God by loving the King. Love Jesus. God reveals Himself through the Bible.  Wake up every morning, open God’s Word, and read, read, read.  Let God’s Word richly dwell in your heart and mind.
  2. Seek the unshakable Kingdom of God by loving your spouse and family with all your heart. Make time to talk, share your heart, and make quality time as a family for each other.
  3. Seek the unshakable Kingdom of God through joining a small group. Get to know other like-minded, Kingdom-oriented couples and families.  We desperately need such support.

 

Seeking the Unshakable Kingdom,

Pastor Steve