Sunday Supernaturally: Power for a Dark Day

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” 

(Romans 8:26 NLT)

This is Pentecost Sunday, the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Church.  Thank God for the Person and presence of the Holy Spirit. We are in the midst of very unusual and difficult times.  The pandemic persists, the economy is in shambles, and many of our cities are suffering at the hands of rioters and leaders without spines.  Today of all days we can rejoice that God is bigger than the situation, and He has empowered us to overcome.

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. 

Alexis de Tocqueville

Man is a fallen creature.  We can expect him to act that way. That includes politicians and police, as well as community members, criminals, and anarchists. It also includes Christians who have not offered their bodies to God and renewed their minds to His Word. (Romans 12{1-2)  For a democracy to work, we have to have a citizenry who, for the most part, agree to our basic document, and share our core moral values. In some places we not longer have either.  Please pray for our nation.  I believe that, short of a revival, the great American experiment in self-governance is in danger.

“We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.” 

C.S. Lewis

“Your leaders are like wolves who tear apart their victims. They actually destroy people’s lives for money! And your prophets cover up for them by announcing false visions and making lying predictions. They say, ‘My message is from the Sovereign LORD,’ when the LORD hasn’t spoken a single word to them. Even common people oppress the poor, rob the needy, and deprive foreigners of justice. “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.”

(Ezekiel 22:27-30 NLT)

This Pentecost Sunday, won’t you please take time to pray for the land using the wondrous gift of the Holy Spirit within.  Let’s stand in the gap.

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