I thought for this week’s blog, I would share this week’s show from Ron Phillips from Abba’s House. It is time to be silent no more. We must speak up for the soul of our nation…
As we celebrate Independence Day today, I find myself reminiscing about the qualities and people who have made our nation great. Character, integrity, patriotism, freedom, excellence, Godliness, exceptionalism are all words that come to mind when I think of the writings of our founding fathers. Names like Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and Adams are synonymous with these aspirations. Others who followed in their wake — men like Lincoln, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Reagan — encouraged America’s citizenry to overcome adversity, stand for freedom and against tyranny, and shoot for the moon. One has but to visit our nation’s capital — places like the Smithsonian Institution, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery — to have a sense of where we came from, how hard we have worked, where our faith was founded, how much we have sacrificed, and what we have accomplished…
And we have but to watch the evening news to realize how far we have fallen.
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil…” ~ Isaiah 5:20
Today, we are seeing America unraveling at the seams. We are seeing unprecedented evil – as the Bible defines it – being accepted and even welcomed in our culture. We are witnessing events and attitudes that I would never have imagined would be “acceptable” in my lifetime.
So who is pulling the strings?
The history we are seeing unfold before our eyes is startling, shocking, and disturbing. But current events beg the questions…
Do you know that two men changed all of culture as we see it right now?
Is the homosexual revolution all the result of a brilliantly devised marketing plan?
Did you know that Dearborn, Michigan is already “Islamicized”?
Is political correctness destroying America?
Why is there respect for Shari’a law in our government, but no respect for the Bible?
Did our forefathers really set up boundaries between the church and the state?
Yesterday (July 3), I released a word to our nation. My new book, The Unraveling of America, answers these questions and more. It is time to stand for righteousness. It is time to stand for truth. It is time to get honest about the individuals, entities, and attitudes that are tearing our great nation apart, and return our nation to the path of righteousness, justice, truth, and integrity that is our true destiny.
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. ~ II Chronicles 7:14
It is time to expose the unraveling of America, and begin the healing of our Land.
“America is at a crossroads.”
I’ve heard that said more times than I can count. Every election cycle for the past two decades, that is the clarion call. And while that still does hold a modicum of truth, we have put ourselves in a position where we are now looking at the crossroads in the rear-view mirror. We have traveled far down the proverbial “slippery slope” — so fast, in fact, that we run the risk of blowing through the next crossroad without even knowing we passed it.
We have gone from standing at the crossroads to being in the cross-hairs…
The cross-hairs of judgment.
Our country has been invaded, not by an army of men, but by spiritual forces that are at work at this very hour, chipping away – bit by bit – at the underpinnings of our nation.
- Do you know that two men changed all of culture as we see it right now?
- Is the homosexual revolution all the result of a brilliantly devised marketing plan?
- Did you know that Dearborn, Michigan is already Islamicized?
- Is political correctness destroying America?
- Why is there respect for Sharia law in our government, but no respect for the Bible?
- Did our forefathers really set up boundaries between the church and the state?
On July 3 (this Sunday), I will be releasing a word to our nation. In my new book, The Unraveling of America, I pull back the curtain and expose those who are pulling the strings and unraveling the fabric of America. This book will give you truth and knowledge of our past, present and hope for the future.
Having just returned from Nicaragua, that is a pretty good summary of what God did in Nicaragua last week. From street ministry to a women’s conference to meeting with area pastors and evening crusades, God showed Himself mighty in the lives of the people of Nicaragua. Whether it is one of the over 1,700 people who put their trust in Jesus, or the over 60 people who traveled with us from America, lives were forever changed. Our young people shared their faith (for many, this was their first mission trip), and shared in worship through song at the crusades. My son Dr. Ronnie Phillips, Jr. brought the word and led powerful ministry. Paulette and many other of our women ministered mightily at the women’s conference. Thanks to Voice of Hope Ministries, as well as the many of our staff, youth, and laypeople who gave of their time and resources, and also to the people of Abba’s House and Abba’s House Media partners, who gave financially to make this trip possible.
Folks, this is why we do what we do at Abba’s House and Abba’s House Media… to share the love of Jesus with the people of Nicaragua, as well as the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and so many other places all over the globe. It takes faithful partners to make such ministry happen.
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The release of my newest book is just two weeks away.
On July 3, learn the truth about The Unraveling of America.
In the wake of the terror attack in Orlando this past week, the predictability of politicians and the press has not disappointed. Unfortunately, these types of attacks have almost become commonplace in our society, with the ensuing rhetoric that follows being almost equally disturbing… placing the blame everywhere EXCEPT where it justifiably belongs.
So after such a tragic event, why is it so difficult to be honest about the problem? Common sense would dictate that, until you properly diagnose the problem, you will NEVER find an effective solution. John F. Kennedy once said…
“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth – persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”
So now we add Orlando to the list of U.S. cities affected by Islamic terror: San Bernardino, Fort Hood, Chattanooga, Garland, Boston, Washington D.C., New York…
Where do we go from here?
We go back.
We go back to the place where we lost our way. We can’t hope to understand our future until we understand our past.
When did political correctness trump the truth?
How did we allow minorities of special interests to dictate what was in the best interest of the majority?
How can anyone read the writings of Washington, Jefferson, Adams, or virtually any other of the founding fathers, and believe for a second that they thought God had no place in our public discourse?
When did the Bible and Judeo-Christian values take a back seat to the enslavement and intolerance of shari’a law and Islam?
On July 3, the truth will come to light.
On July 3, we will expose the sinister forces that have worked behind
the scenes, and taken our culture down the “rabbit-hole”.
On July 3, we will reveal the causes and the solution
to the Unraveling of America.
Our culture does not favor people who are not part of the system. Those who are willing to stand alone, if necessary, for their convictions are rare indeed! When one feels alone, Satan would have you play the victim. He is a liar. Being willing to stand alone for the truth is a major character builder. It also makes us like Christ Himself.
Our Lord was left alone in the Garden of Gethsemane when the battle for our souls was at stake. The unbidden blood of lonely stress was the first shed for our souls. The prophet Isaiah saw this 700 years before it happened. Speaking of the cross, Isaiah shared this
“I have trodden the wine press alone and of the people there was none with me…” ~ Isaiah 63:3
Often Jesus would get alone…
“He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone…” ~ John 6:15
When He came away from that “aloneness,” He could walk on water and still storms.
Our culture loves conformity and fears non-conformity. One must go along with the “party line”. One must “go along to get along,” yet there are times when conformity — and even unity — must give way to convictions.
The Reformation exploded in Wittenberg, Germany when Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door and said, while standing alone, “Here I stand… God help me, I can do no other.”
Abraham was alone when God gave him the revelation of Isaac.
Moses was alone when a burning bush changed the destiny of a nation.
Jacob was alone when God wrestled him to submission and changed him to Israel.
Isaiah was alone when he saw a vision of God’s throne and received a world changing assignment.
David was alone when he sang the 23rd Psalm.
Jeremiah saw judgment while he said, “I sat alone because of your hand.” (Jeremiah 15:17)
Ezekiel “fell on his face alone” as God spoke to him.
Daniel spoke, “I, Daniel, alone saw the vision…” (Daniel 10:7-8)
John was alone on the Isle of Patmos when the Revelation was unfolded before him.
Standing alone for God means you’re never alone. He stands with those who are willing to stand alone.
Listen to St. Paul in 2 Timothy 4:16-17…
“At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me…
but the Lord stood with me.”
Sometimes standing alone moves you into the company of the Lord and the angels!
In the Academy Award winning movie on the life of Thomas Becket called “Becket,” there is a scene I will never forget. Becket had been King Henry II’s chancellor. With the death of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the King gave Becket that office as leader of the Church of England. For a season, Becket served in both offices. Eventually, he gave up the office as chancellor as his loyalty was now with the Lord and the church. Through tears, King Henry said to Becket, who had been his best friend for 15 years, “I shall learn to be alone.”
As a Baptist preacher, I thought I had many friends. Yet after the Spirit baptized me and I began to operate in all the gifts, those friends vanished. I learned to be alone. I would throw my heart around someone, help someone, and think, “Here is a friend I can call on.” However, as soon as standing with me became difficult, they would leave. I learned to be alone – but alone is not alone. For me, the by-products of standing alone include:
- Intimacy with God
- 37 books written
- Answered prayer
- Angelic manifestation
I can say for all the lonely days and nights, “The Lord stood with me!”