How do you feel about the results of Georgia’s senatorial election? Momentous and historic for sure! Rev. Raphael Warnock made history as the first Black Democrat elected to the Senate from a southern state, only the 11th Black senator in the entire history of our nation, and the first Democrat to win the senatorial race in Georgia in the past 20 years.
Jon Ossoff, age 33, is the first millennial to be elected to the Senate, the youngest senator-elect since Joe Bidden in 1973, and the youngest sitting senator.
I think these two men winning the election in Georgia is indicative of the radical changes that are likely to occur in America over the next few years, given that the Democrats will be in control of both the presidential office and the Senate. Personally, I’d like sweeping changes, but what I’d love to see is our nation returning to faith in God, repenting of our national sins, and rededicating ourselves to supporting biblical principles, not only in our hearts and homes but throughout our legal system.
Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican—or a citizen of some other nation—if you’re a Christian, would you join with me in praying for America’s healing? And, it’s not just in America. I’ve been praying with Carmen, a blog follower from Argentina, for the senate race there, where on December 29, 2020 legislation was passed supporting legalized abortion throughout pregnancy with possible recrimination for physicians who don’t want to perform abortions.
Also, the elders at Trinity Bible Chapel in Ontario, Canada have been summoned to appear in criminal court with the possibility of being fined $10,000 for allowing a church service, as the government had ruled that church is a non-essential service. Just for your prayers and consideration, here are a few more of the facts:
“We are peaceful family men seeking to pastorally care for our families and our church in sincere obedience to God. We are not criminals. Officers from the Waterloo Region Police Service (WRPS) showed up at each of our homes last night at roughly 8pm and gave us each a summons to court. While other pastors in Ontario have faced similar charges under the [Reopening Ontario Act]for holding church services, to our knowledge this is the first time that each and every member of an entire elders board has been charged for gathering a church to worship. Although we know of officers within the WRPS who personally disagree with these charges, it appears the WRPS is trying to make an example of us. For years we have taught our children to respect police, and now our children and grandchildren are witness to their fathers and grandfathers receiving charges from police for worshipping Christ with our church. It is a dark day for Waterloo Region and Ontario.”
In their defense, the elders pointed out that “Our Saviour shed His blood to purchase the church, and therefore deeming the church ‘unessential’ is tantamount to deeming the blood of Christ unessential, which is a public act of blasphemy. One day our elected officials, bureaucrats, and police will stand before the court of God’s justice for these acts. We earnestly pray that the Holy Spirit would draw them to his Son, Jesus Christ, who offers free grace and forgiveness to all who would repent and put their faith in him. Jesus Christ is the King of kings and the Lord of lords, and therefore we must honour and obey him above all earthly governments.”
They ended their defense with these stinging words by C.S. Lewis: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
Christians of the world, we need to unite in prayer! May God’s kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
P.S.—If you are free for the next 8 Thursday evenings from 8:00-9:30 Eastern Time and would like to join me in an intensive time of studying and practicing prayer, please let me know! We start tomorrow night, but it’s not too late to sign up! If you’re interested, there are more details here: https://kathrynwarmstrong.wordpress.com/2020/12/08/come-pray-with-me/