Janet Porter is president of Faith2Action*: turning people of faith into people of action to WIN the cultural war TOGETHER for life, liberty and the family. Author of "The Criminalization of Christianity," she hosts a daily radio program from 2-3 p.m. Eastern and a daily radio commentary heard in 224 markets and at www.f2a.org.
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Our nation is under attack. It’s an attack greater than I’ve ever seen in my lifetime, and it’s an attack from within. On Glenn Beck last week, Rush called it the “most dangerous time in my life for freedom and liberty in this country.” He’s right, and we all know it.
All right, so what do we do?
Let me remind you, you made a pledge. You put your hand over your heart and you made a pledge – probably more than 100 times.
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
You were the one who made the pledge. It’s time we quit looking around for some politician or leader to come and rescue us. Stop looking for another country in which to flee – because you know what? WE are the ones who must rise up and take this nation back for the cause of liberty and justice for all.
While attending the Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ meeting in August, I heard a speech from national hero Gen. Jerry Boykin. He was one of the original members of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force – the commanding officer depicted in the movie “Black Hawk Down.” He commanded the Green Berets and served as deputy under secretary of defense for intelligence. He put it this way: “WE are the remnant.”
He told the story of how he lay, shot and wounded, next to another soldier, a medic, who was dying. After asking the general to tell his wife that he loved her, his eyes rolled back in his head and his breathing stopped. The heart monitor went to a flat line. The man was dead.
Yet Gen. Boykin, bleeding himself, held the medic’s arm and kept praying. “God, don’t let him die. God, don’t let him die.”
The nurse interrupted, “Let him go; he’s gone.”
That didn’t stop the general who just kept praying.
No vitals. Just a nurse who kept saying, “He’s dead. Let him go.”
But the general kept praying, “God, don’t let him die.”
It was a ridiculous prayer. The machines don’t lie. No breathing. No heartbeat. The nurse’s intentions weren’t malicious. She had seen plenty of people die and knew for certain what it looked like.
But Gen. Jerry Boykin didn’t walk by sight. He walked by faith. And his God is known for things like raising the dead.
And so he just kept on praying. He knew the word of God and he knew what it said: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). His own understanding was that this guy was dead. But the general trusted the Lord with all his heart anyway, and, as a result, that medic soldier is alive and still practicing medicine today.
Gen. Boykin’s prayer for that soldier is the same as his prayer for our country: “God, don’t let it die.”
But the news reports say it’s already gone. They report the U.S. House of Representatives will attempt a Government takeover of our health care (with abortion, rationing and denial of life-saving treatment) as early as this week. The Senate has the cap-and-trade bill that will control us and tax us more than any other bill in American history. Thought crimes that will put pastors in prison while protecting pedophiles is in the Armed Services Conference Committee – having already passed the House and Senate. The Obama administration has taken over the auto industry, banks and our finances.
While we sit back and raise our fists at the television news, we are losing our freedoms, our free market and perhaps our very lives. And this time, because we have handed the keys of power in all three branches of government to those who are working to destroy our great nation, there is no one left in power to fight for us. We are the ones who must stand to fight.
But to fight, we need weapons. And there’s an unpopular weapon that, at least so far, has not been banned or restricted. It’s under the radar of even the NRA. You don’t even need to register it. It’s called fasting.
Several years ago I had the privilege of meeting with Dr. Bill Bright who founded Campus Crusade for Christ and has since gone on to heaven with all the people who are there because of him. I had a several-hour drive and was so rushed for time that I had to skip lunch. But I “pressed through” to meet this great man of God. I sat across the table, mustering all my strength, feeling like I was going to faint. After all, I had skipped lunch. That’s when he told me he was on “Day 37″ of his 40-day fast.
This is not the time to be a lightweight.
And fasting (from something) is just the beginning to let God know we’re serious. I’d like you to write down three dates to join us in finding out “how” to take back our nation:
Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern there will be a web conference with some of the latest tools on how we can work together at www.f2a.org. Sept. 25 and 26 – How to Take Back America Conference where Gen. Jerry Boykin will be among the speakers, and May 1, 2010 – May Day at the Mall – a cry to God for our nation in distress.
The theme verse for the May Day event is our hope: “But He took note of their distress when He heard their cry. … For their sake He remembered His covenant and out of His great love He relented.” – Psalm 106:44
When our children and grandchildren ask us, “Where were you when they were killing babies? Where were you when they were taking our freedom, our free market and our life-saving health care?”
I want to say: “We were the ones who stood and fought and won.” Join me.