A Call to Pray in the Vision of America’s Foundation, ‘In God We Trust’ by DR. ZEB BRADFORD LONG for Charisma News
Editor’s Note: This is part 1 of a two-part series. In part 2, coming soon, Dr. Long discusses three images that represent God’s plan for the United States and how they can be used to intercede.
All those of biblical faith—Jews and Christians—are at a historic tipping point. We will either turn back to God and uphold the biblical values embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, or we will reject God and abolish our very foundation.
The current political and cultural crisis prompting the choice centers around the forthcoming U.S. presidential elections. The Holy Spirit is calling us to discern past the foibles of the candidates, campaigns and media narratives into the deep ideology and values the candidates and their administrations would bring into power.
In general, the Republican candidates represent values consistent with the biblical Judeo-Christian founding embodied in the U.S. Constitution. Democrats candidates, in general, would usher in values opposed to those biblical founding values.
We must not be deceived into thinking we are casting our votes for particular candidates. The ballot represents two opposing visions of America: One is consistent with God’s plans and the other is consistent with Satan’s plans for America. (Stephen Strang has clearly exposed what is at stake in this election in his most discerning book: God, Trump and the 2020 Election: Why He Must Win and What’s at Stake for Christians if He Loses).
The present conflict, however, is beyond the clash of political parties. America is at the epicenter of a titanic spiritual battle between the kingdom of God, which is manifested through the present American order based on biblical values, and the empire of Satan, which is being expressed through powerful demonic strongholds behind movements like #BlackLivesMatter, antifa, neo-Nazis and more. The demonic strongholds are built on the deceptions and lies of the anti-Christ ideologies of Marxism, Islam, the occult, white supremacy and other anti-God movements.