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October 30, 2020

Voting is one opportunity available to believers to carry out the God given responsibility to be salt and light. 

God's people have been given divine power to demolish strongholds.  A stronghold could simply be defined as "a lie entrenched in a person, culture or nation that influences it away from God's protection and blessing."1   

There are many strongholds in America today. These demonic lies are destroying lives and the fabric of our nation. Throughout history the lies of the enemy have turned peoples and nations away from God resulting in a disastrous end. As Daniel the prophet stated, "let us plead to God for mercy..."

Here is the good news!

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of this world. On the contrary, they [the weapons God calls us to pick up] have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ.”                                                                                  2 Corinthians 10:2-5

This is the power that believers in Christ have when they read, understand, obey and teach the Word of God. The Word of God is sufficient to address every problem and challenge of life. The Word teaches us to fear God!

How did the early church carry out this divine power? 

In short, they feared God and engaged the mess of their society!

  • [In part 2,  I will list the many actions of the early church]

It is clear throughout God's Word that the Lord calls his people to influence their city and nation. 

  •  Abraham spoke with the Lord about the influence of Lot in Sodom & Gommorah- Genesis 18
  • Exiles were asked to tread a path to their city (seek after it) and pray for its prosperity. Jeremiah 29:7
  • Romans 13; I Timothy 2:1-6 Focus on our responsibility and perspective towards authority.
  • God calls us to build a peaceful prosperous wholesome society throughout His word. Ten Commandments, Proverbs, I Peter 2:11ff

Join me in fasting and praying throughout this weekend and next week.  Set aside time without media distraction to pray for America as it chooses the leaders who will lead it.

Let us ask the Lord for leaders that will fear God, seek after Him and act on His counsel.   

For His Glory,

Dr. Brad Harbaugh                              
President and National Minister - Capitol Commission 

1  A personal summation of the word "stronghold" based upon its usage in Scripture.