“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
— Matthew 28:19–20
Are you aware that we’re at war? But ours is a war of beliefs, not bullets. The spiritual conflict between Christ and the Devil is intensifying at home and abroad. We don’t necessarily fight against other nations so much as we battle against ourselves. America is engaged in a spiritual civil war. With all the evangelical radio and television ministries, you’d think that more Christians would join in the fight, but many Christians haven’t committed to do their parts to change our land. Others have heard that Christians shouldn’t concern themselves with political and social issues, so they don’t even register to vote. We read in Genesis 1:26 that God gave humans dominion over everything in the world. This has become known as the Cultural Mandate. To properly fulfill that mandate, we must participate in our local and national elections. (Let me say that I believe it’s a sin not to vote.) Have you registered to vote and exercised that avenue to make a difference for Christ?
We also need to stand up and speak about the truth God has given us. Jesus has called us to be salt and light in the world. We can’t fulfill that call if we stay within the walls of our churches. We need to touch the world around us. Jesus said that the well do not need a doctor; the sick do. He came to seek and save the lost and has called us to do the same. We can do this by praying for our nation. (Two men I know meet at 6:30 every morning to pray for the revival of our nation.) We also need to witness. We should hold as our first concern Christ’s last command—the Great Commission. We can change the direction of this country if we change ourselves and put forth the energy and dedication required to obey Christ’s commands. We all have a post in the great battle.