[anzac] REPENT of POLITICAL IDOLATRY! - Andrew Strom

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 12:05:06 -0600
-by Andrew Strom. 

Something I find a little distressing in America is that the Christians 
are so often relying on POLITICS to accomplish SPIRITUAL results. 
Thus they ally themselves fervently with one particular party and 
treat it like "God has won" if that party wins - and "God has lost" if 
it doesn't. I almost see this as a kind of BLINDNESS. 

The fact is - most of America's problems today are SPIRITUAL 
problems that can only be solved by a sweeping move of God's 
Spirit. Yet we are relying on Politics and Politicians to accomplish 
many of these things?? How bizarre! 

How bizarre that we strive and strive to get the "right (worldy) guy" 
elected. How bizarre that we treat the President like some kind of 
mega-preacher or mega-minister. We put our "hope" in him and his 
Political party for all kinds of SPIRITUAL things! What is wrong with us? 

I don't know of any other country where the Christians put such 
hope in worldly political parties for things that ONLY GOD CAN 
DO. Is this not a kind of IDOLATRY?? 

Yes - there are issues of righteousness to be concerned with - and 
it is good to vote. But what is with this OBSESSION with Politics 
amongst the Christians? Do we not realize it is a kind of "phony 
war"? Imagine if we spent all that time PRAYING instead of 
STRIVING for Political victory. We might be actually having a 
Revival right now! 

Can Politics make America truly righteous? NO! Only GOD can do that! 

I want to issue a call to all true Christians right now: "REPENT of 
trusting in MAN instead of God. REPENT of trusting in Politics to 
do things that only God can do. REPENT of striving and striving to 
get the "right party" in power - and thinking that will solve this 
country's SPIRITUAL problems. REPENT of making an IDOL out 
of any party or any PRESIDENT. The Presidency does NOT equal 
God's move! REPENT of putting so much energy and effort into 
things that WILL NOT SOLVE the PROBLEM! 

If only the Christians of this nation would PRAY instead of running 
to POLITICAL ACTIVISM - everything would be different. 

What if all of this is a false trust - a false hope - a false gospel? 
What if our worship of Republicanism is out and out IDOLATRY?? 

God help us all. 

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-Andrew Strom.