Is there a pattern here? According to the newspapers, THE CHURCH in USA put the person they chose into office last week.
Earlier this year, THE CHURCH in USA turned a movie called The Passion from a predicted failure into an outrageous success.
The year before, THE CHURCH in USA emerged as an economic entity in making Contempory Christian Music one of the stronger performers in sales of records. Political strength. Cultural strength. Economic strength. Regardless of whether you agree with the actual decisions made (most of you in blogdom DO NOT), we have to ask the question, "Is the American church being trained for something?" and "Is God up to something?"
To quote another American, who was also in a sticky, messy, ugly, bi-partisan situation called The Civil War,
"He who does not see the hand of God in this is blind, sir, blind"
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
This is taken from a longer comment on another blog post called "Hope for USA?. I am restating some of it here in case anyone wants to keep talking about the issues, without getting bogged down in silly republican vs. democrat arguments.
Something happened last week that i believe is highly significant. And I am asking if anyone else sees what i see. The Church-goers (as the Scotsman newspaper called them last weekend) in USA put the president they chose into office. I am speaking generally here. Perhaps they are the evangelical right, but put that aside for a moment and here me again . .
THE CHURCH put the person they chose into office.
Earlier this year, THE CHURCH turned a movie called The Passion from a predicted failure into an outrageous success. THE CHURCH!
The year before, THE CHURCH emerged as an economic entity in making Contempory Christian Music one of the stronger performers in sales of records.
Political strength. Cultural strength. Economic strength. Influence and leadership in many areas. What is God training the American church to do?????????????????????????? Let him or her with ears to hear figure that out.
Now I need to personally step over the fact that i did not like The Passion, don't listen to CCM and am not a Republican. I also need to put aside the fact that I disagree strongly with the war in Iraq and the abuse of power globally, and the abuse of the envrivonment, etc
But if i am to be a thinking person, which i pray that God will make me if i am not already, and if i am to offer something prophetic to the world and not just tabloid speculation or Politically Correct assention, then i MUST have the ability rise above the issues and ask the question that no one else is asking . .
Is there something going on here that is BIGGER than what CNN are reporting or HIGHER than what people are saying?
Is there a pattern revealing itself in human history at this moment that may shed light on what God is doing or wanting to do?
And I say . . . YES. I think there is.