Spiritual Warfare in America, We Need God More Than Ever

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America stop saying God Bless America! God has already blessed America greatly! It is time for America to bless God! Get back to God America!

America is very foolish in thinking that this current trend we are in of hate and politics is going to improve. This division in our Country is growing at a rapid rate, if it continues it will be the end of America as we know it. God is our only answer. This is very serious. I pour out my heart and soul to you all today.

My heart continues to break at the many Christians, including many Pastors and Church leaders that think politics is the answer to our very serious problems here in America. We as Christians should know better. God is always the answer, not man.

Boy, we as a Church, as a Country are a long ways off from following the command of Jesus!

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:
just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
 
By this all people will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.
John 13:34-35

Record amount of HATE in America, the most since the Civil War. We now are in a HATE WAR.

Our children and grandchildren are growing up with seeing the leaders of our Country behaving badly.

Years ago Billy Graham said:

“America has gone a long way down the wrong road.
We must turn around and go back and change roads.
If ever we needed God’s help, it is now …” -stated Billy Graham, as he received the Congressional Gold Medal, May 2, 1996.
Instead we have turned to politics, many have made it their God, and America is dying.
Too much of America struggles with the “natural mind” The thinking process that is limited to human reason and resources. Human history shows that the natural mind becomes progressively self-destructive if left to it’s own desires. People who are directed by their natural minds walk in darkness and have incorrect thinking.
“So I tell you this, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.” Eph 4:17,18
The Word of God calls the mind of a natural man “blinded” 2 Cor. 4:4 “depraved” Romans 1:28, “corrupt” 1 Tim 6:5, and “unspiritual” Col. 2:18. The natural mind thinks from a humanistic  sin-debased viewpoint. The viewpoint of the flesh directs it’s thoughts. The sinful mind is under control of Satan.

I love the works of Priscilla Shirer! I have read her Bible study, The Armor of God.

Priscilla Shirer’s Bible study, The Armor of God, takes its name from the well-known spiritual warfare passage in Ephesians 6:10-20.

“When Paul talks about spiritual warfare in Ephesians 6, prayer is the seventh piece of armor. It activates all of the rest of the spiritual armor,” she said. “When we refuse to pray, it’s like having a refrigerator without plugging it in. Prayer is the divinely authorized mechanism God has given us to tap into His power. Without prayer, we’ll be ineffective in spiritual warfare. But with it, we will be victorious.”

The Truth About Spiritual Warfare

Great message here by Billy Graham……..I have been saying for years that we need MATURE CHRISTIANS, we are suffering much because we do not help people in grow in love with Jesus. One reason is that many see too much hate in Christians and do not go to Church. Love like Jesus. Live that so people see Jesus in you and not Hollywood!

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Does the Bible teach the importance of maturing as adults?

Nov 8, 2019

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Someone has said that millennials have not been taught the importance of maturing as adults. This has led to an entire generation afraid to grow up. Does the Bible speak to this matter? — I.A.

A: On a human level we know maturity isn’t just a matter of age. We’ve all met people who were adults in terms of years yet acted like children: irresponsible, inconsiderate, impulsive, unwise in the decisions they made. They are immature no matter their age.

A mature person isn’t just physically mature but has grown up emotionally and socially. They’ve learned to be responsible and to realize that their actions have consequences. In a similar way, spiritual maturity isn’t just a question of how long we have been a Christian. Sadly, far too many Christians never grow and develop in their faith. They are in spiritual limbo. Someone may look at their spiritual life five years ago and then look today and see little difference. They are like the Christians to whom Paul spoke: “I… could not address you as spiritual people, but as… infants in Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:1, ESV).

It is tragic when a child fails to develop into a capable, mature adult. Many times it’s because the adults in their lives have set the bar low; many are never taught that there is an expectation to “grow up.”

Even more tragic is a Christian who fails to develop spiritually. We weren’t meant to remain spiritual babies. Instead, God’s goal for us is spiritual maturity (Hebrews 6:1). The Bible also urges, “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation” (1 Peter 2:2, NIV). The goal of a child’s life is maturity — and the goal of a Christian’s life is spiritual maturity.

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(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

(c)2019 BILLY GRAHAM DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

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