“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Friday, October 27, 2006

A Thought...

I’ve been watching all the liberal stuff in politics, the media and in business for a while. I recognized some time ago that what we are seeing is the continued progression of the social movements in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The principal villains of old were the robber barons. They controlled the money, and they controlled the church to a great extent. And, we need to remember that they were the conservatives of the day.

Today, I read chuck Pierce’s Elijah List posting from October 25. If you haven’t read it, you can find it here. Now, before I go much farther, the natural mind would probably read all the times he mentions revolution and think Chuck is advocating armed violence and so forth. Not the case. What Chuck is referring to is a revolution in the spirit. It will be a time when Christians actually act like and be Christians—instead of whatever it is many of us act like. But, the main point of Chuck’s posting is a call for Christians to cry out for that revolution to break forth.

In response to Chuck’s call, I felt like the Lord was speaking something to my heart. It goes something like this:

Prepare for a hard battle. The people often referred to as the Left have endured much to get where they are. Endurance reveals strength. Socail reforms and change have progressed for over a hundred years, through many trials. Much of that journey has been fueled by—and focused against--blindness, arrogance and greed in the church. This has given many a jaundiced view of Christians and the Church.

To begin the move back, we must heal the wounds AND repent of the lies that keep us in those life patterns. It begins with prayer. It continues with a common repentance. It grows stronger with a coming together in a common purpose and identity. We cannot be Democrat or Republican. We must be the people of God—choosing Him and His ways above all else.