November 2, 2018
VOTE and PRAY!
Our nation has lost its sense of what Os Guiness called, “The Golden Triangle of Freedom,” which is three interworking elements: freedom, virtue, and faith.
Today, freedom has lost its relationship with morality, which is a dangerous place for our nation to be.
The Golden Triangle was recognized in the decade prior to World War II. Perhaps the sensitivity to look through that lens was one of the chief characteristics causing that generation to be known as “the greatest.”
In 1932, at a meeting on Abraham Lincoln's birthday, James Farrell, the President of U.S. Steel Corporation, made the following statement to President Franklin Roosevelt.
[We have had] . . . nineteen depressions, five major ones – and that each one was caused by disobedience to God’s laws, neglect of God, to church and the spiritual life, and that what had given rise to economic prosperity and social welfare was the quickening of the religious life. . . . I assure you if we do not get a thorough revival of genuine religion, with confession of our sins and repentance toward God by [all] and a return to prayer and the Bible, we are headed to chaos. It must come through laymen and the leaders of industry and business must begin to lead.
Even though I cannot attest to James Farrell's analytical accuracy, the very fact that a great man of industry like him evaluated highs and lows in relation to our nation's relationship to God indicates something profound. Certainly, it is something America has lost and something that needs to return! Revive us again!
Psalm 2 reveals the Lord God as vested in the affairs of human government and makes it evident that the best leaders in this world are those who honor God and listen to his counsel. So vote for those leaders! Evaluate and vote! Vote your conscience! Vote!
Prayer is the priority action to fight the good fight of faith. Pray for all those who get elected.
Please use our Election Prayer Guide flyer as a great guide on how to pray wherever you live. Election Prayer Guide
Our election can leave you anxious and overwhelmed. Where can hope be found? The Bible study “Why Caiaphas Gives Us Hope” from our national ministry can help you with the answer.
I recently visited Congress, and had a great week of ministry outreach there, and am planning to return again soon due to the invitation of several congressional members. There is “a wide door for effective service” (1 Cor 16:9), just as there are in our Statehouses. For instance, our National Ministry reported the following highlights:
- A Senator from Texas put his trust in Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior two weeks ago. Pray for his growth and his testimony to impact those around him.
- A Representative from North Carolina re-dedicated her life to Jesus Christ.
- A well-known lobbyist from California is now attending Bible University Distance Education and continues to testify of how Jesus and the ministry of Capitol Commission changed his life.
- Our State Minister in Oklahoma was just interviewed regarding Politics and Religion and will be writing three articles for the 3rdlargest newspaper in 2019.
- Our Kansas State Minister prayed Proverbs 11:27 with President Trump.
- Our Missouri State Minister was privileged to meet with Vice President Pence.
As you consider your giving this time of year, we invite you to pray and give to Capitol Commission so that we might advance our work to make Jesus known to all who work under Capitol domes! You can either donate online, by clicking here, or you can mail your donation to the following address: Capitol Commission Georgia, P.O. Box 244, Rincon, GA 31326-0244.
Your Missionary to Georgia's Leaders,
Ron J. Bigalke, Ph.D.
Capitol Commission Georgia
Capitol Commission is prepared to encourage and enable local churches to participate in reaching our capitol communities for Christ (1 Tim 2:1-4). We only need to hear from you, if you have not already contacted us. We also seek to enlist individuals, businesses, and churches to become strategic partners with us in this ministry (2 Cor 8:3-6). Our success as a ministry is based upon God blessing all facets of the ministry, which certainly includes partners in this ministry. We earnestly desire to engage those who desire to participate in the ministry by offering their time and talents (Matt 25:20). If you have not already done so, join us and experience the joy of bringing hope, light, transformation, and truth to those who constitute our capitol communities.