July 2, 2018
Bible Study Received Threats!
In June, one of our State Ministers was threatened after he advertised a Bible Study scheduled at that state’s Legislative Building. Security was notified of the threats and the possibility of violent protests. The Bible Study continued as scheduled with appropriate safety measures in place. God’s Word was taught and discussed.
Yes, this happened in America! Yes, this happened against the teaching of God’s Word. Sadly, it is not an isolated event. In the Capitol corners of our country where the polarized Right and Left have forgotten the UP and the Down, God and reliance upon God are far from minds and lives.
Just being angry about what is happening is not enough, our Lord calls us to pray it through, stand up under the pressure of the day, and advance forward as He guides our steps.
This is one reason why you are so vitally important to Capitol Commission. You help Capitol Commission reach into some of the darkest places in America. Our commitment to place State Ministers (missionary-pastors) in the majority of Capitols in America is front-line light into darkness work! Capitol Commission is there shining God’s LIGHT into this dark political world!
When I think of you and your great impact on this ministry, I am reminded of Ephesians 5:8 “For you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord, walk as children of light!”
Your actions, as one called out of darkness into light, are making a difference! Your help, your “walk as a child of light,” has allowed us to bring light into the political darkness and God has brought a Legislator, a Lobbyist and one protester to Christ over the last two months! Discipleship is happening and it is going on one-on-one. Think of the impact of a leader with a changed life.
Today, as our Christian foundation of America is being assaulted, let us be reminded that atop our first President's monument in Washington, D.C. is an "aluminum capstone placed there when the completion of the Washington Monument was commemorated, December 6, 1884. The East side of that capstone carries this Latin inscription, Laus Deo, Praise be to our God! Other carved tribute blocks in the Washington Monument include: 'Holiness to the Lord'; 'Search the Scriptures'; 'The memory of the just is blessed'; 'May Heaven to this union continue its beneficence'; 'In God we Trust'; and 'Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.'" [Gingrich, Re-discovering God in America, Reflections on the Role of Faith in Our Nation's History and Future, (New York: Center Street, 2016)15 ]
The enemy is at work to hinder God’s word being taught and interacted with in our country. Amidst our polarized Left and Right culture stands Capitol Commission, focusing on and reminding our politicians of our God. Our trusted presence amidst our legislators allows the placement of Bible studies in every office, the personal one-on-one sharing of the good news, and the consistent pointing of thankfulness and accountability upward.The patriotic hymn, America, reminds us that God shed His grace on America. Be reminded on this Independence Day that He still sheds that grace! Let us call upon our Lord in earnest to turn our nation back in earnest to the God of its' roots!
Pray for Capitol Commission as we seek to expand this ministry into new states. The time to act is now. Will you help us? Will you pray specifically for Capitol Commission to expand this year into 3 new states! Will you pray asking God to meet the finances needed for this expansion? We are asking God for great things! Would you ask God for us!
As we close our books on the first half of 2018, our heartfelt thanks go out to you! Thank you for your faithful support!
As we look to our third quarter, we ask God for a $50,000 need that is beyond potential giving. This will be critical to keeping our fervent focus on the front line. We believe God is able. Join with us in asking God to do above and beyond!
We give glory to God for you!
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