by John Paul Sprecher
Leader and Founder of iloveyouson.org , Malachi Miracle Movement, and YoungLions
The United States of America is locked in an epic battle for who will lead it. Everywhere there are voices competing for our ears and our votes. Promises promises…and more promises. These promises are spoken out to mostly pessimistic, but at the same time, hopeful hearts. Many people hope and pray that maybe this will be the year that our nation finds its way into our “promised land”. Our potential presidential candidates are trying their best to say what the masses of their parties want to hear. They are locked in an unending dialogue of personal self-promotion, personal self-exaltation and comparisons. It is a vicious game we play for the prize of sitting in a place of power over the nation.
If we dare to look a bit deeper, this whole process is rooted in a very orphan-driven system. This fallen process is what has been burning in my heart as God’s son living in this hour. Is this orphan, self-promoting, put down and beat each other up “flesh -fest” the kind of HOPE we are really looking too? Is this system the only way to get power to bring HOPE to the nation? Is there no other real alternative? These questions are stirring like fire in me! Is this the best we have to offer our children, the needy and those broken by the very injustice this system brings?
“Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins that He might deliver us from this PRESENT EVIL AGE, according to the will of our God and FATHER.”
I believe with a resounding cry the answer is NO! This is not the best we have to offer. This is not the only way available to bless and lead a nation. There is a higher WAY! There is a FATHER-BASED system of doing things! There is a WAY of God-promotion, God-exaltation and God glorification that will bring the wealth of Abba’s Kingdom to America in full. That WAY is Jesus Christ, the great “anti-orphan” who opened the door to a whole new WAY for the world! Father has released HOPE in and through His own daughters and sons living in America today. The WAY is working through us to help America find its way back HOME. Friends, we absolutely must pray for our national government and candidates, but we must remember that there is a far better FATHER-BASED system for America to live in! As we seek Him to open our eyes to its power and potential – lived out through powerful authentic spiritual family united from city to city – our nation will see that there is a GOOD Father who is actually delivering us from this present evil age. There is a greater and better alternative to HOPE in. There is ABBA FATHER and His own blood bought family on the earth… poised and positioned to turn a nation back to HIM. Oh, there is such HOPE in the FATHER LOVE for us!
Eric Reeder is joined by other leaders of RISEmovement to reveal the heartbeat of The HOPE-filled Gospel.