Wanda Alger asks the question, “Do we know what we’re fighting for” in her article. She shares the importance of looking beyond the present to maintain victories we win in the battles we face, and that this is not some temporal type of reprieve.
We must begin looking further down the road and consider how we might maintain the victory we are praying for and steward the land God wants to give us. We must see these battles as foundational to our future as the Body of Christ and not just some temporary reprieve for our national government.
The unfortunate reality is that most people don’t take ownership in government affairs until it gets personal. It’s only when we start losing our free speech, our guns, and our children’s future’s that we begin to sit up and take notice. It’s only when the legislation that is being passed behind closed doors comes to our own front doors, that we start to realize we need to pay attention and get involved.
Yes, we must pray. Yes, we must stand in the gap and start speaking up about these issues that are core to our faith and critical to our witness. But, we must also begin thinking about our own responsibility in leading the way to reformation and transformation. We, the rising Ekklesia of God, are the ones who are supposed to be demonstrating godly rule, modeling healthy relationships, and yielding tangible results that would cause the world to come to us for answers. This nation is in desperate need of some good leadership, and God’s people are supposed to be at the forefront.
It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” (Isaiah 2:2-3 ESV)