The Problem And What Do We Do About It
“Let the priests, who minister before the Lord, weep between the temple porch and the altar. Let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord. Do not make Your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, “Where is their God? Then the Lord will be jealous for His land and take pity on His people.” Joel 2:17 -18
Christianity Today reported a few years ago that the average American pastor prays three minutes a day. As a consequence, the corporate prayer meeting is almost impossible to find in any community. Is it any wonder that we find America in its current condition? The real problem is not the militant homosexual agenda or activist judges, drugs, Hollywood or political liberalism. The problem is us, the Church of Jesus Christ.
God looks down on our land, sees the injustice and sin and wants to rain down in righteousness, but He will not until someone stand in the gap to intercede. He is as displeased with the condition of our nation as He is with the condition of His Church.
He is poised and ready to act and is looking for men and women who will intercede. It is time for pastors and churches of our nation to repent and put the altars of prayer back in our lives and in the house of the Lord. We are on the verge of a spiritual awakening in our nation, if we, the Church of Jesus, will repent of our sins and call on the Name of the Lord. This is our wake-up call!
We are to humble ourselves, repent of our own sin and pray for a revival of the church of Jesus that will heal our land. (2 Chronicles 7:14) The reason we pray for revival is that, as the last 2000 years of world history have taught us, the only mechanism for turning a nation away from the brink of destruction is a spiritual awakening beginning with the people of God.
We find ourselves in a place in American history where the Christian Church is out of time and now completely surrounded by an enemy that is more numerous and more sophisticated than we are and we are quickly running out of options.