As a born-again Spirit filled believer I understand what it means to stand and walk in faith. I understand that we have the power to come against principalities and power according to Ephesians 6:10-13. I also know that Jesus said in Mark 11 that we could speak to the mountain and it would be removed into the sea.
I am also a man that lives in the real world, and for whatever reason sometimes our prayers do not work. Is it not in the perfect will of God? Is it double mindedness? I don’t know. Saying all that I truly hope that the videos and words sent to me from good and Godly people come true, I pray everyday that God would move heaven and earth to accomplish our prayers for this nation. Normal Americans are appalled at what the ruling class politicians are attempting to do. Stolen election and stifling the 1st Amendment is truly scary. Lockdowns, shut downs, forced vaccinations and thought police roaming the internet taking away our fought for freedoms. That is enough to keep one awake at night. What scares me the most is that God is sovereign and His will trumps (no pun intended) ours. If our hope is not realized, we need to understand we are in a battle for our very lives and way of life. It will be a Warring Church that leads us out of this chaos we seem headed for. To God be the glory. Either way…
Whenever a major economic downturn happens, churches and charities always get hit really hard. Cutting back on giving is often the very first step that people take when it comes time to reduce expenditures, and that is extremely unfortunate. But of course you can’t get blood out of a rock, and there are tens of millions of Americans that have lost jobs in 2020 and so they don’t have any extra money to give at this point. Approximately 59 million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment over the past 24 weeks, and we are seeing absolutely massive lines at food banks all around the nation. In such an environment, it was inevitable that there would be a collapse in charitable giving, and it is being reported that major U.S. charities have already “lost billions in revenue”… Charity organizations have lost billions in revenue during the pandemic, making the sector one of many to seek support from Congress at a time when negotiations over another COVID-19 relief package show little sign of a breakthrough.
We have never seen anything like this before, and things have already gotten so bad that Barna Group president David Kinnaman is projecting that 1 out of every 5 churches in America “could be forced to shut their doors in the next 18 months”… The president of the Barna Group says it’s possible as many as 1 in 5 churches may not survive the shutdowns and changes brought on by the COVID virus and could be forced to shut their doors in the next 18 months. In an interview on NPR’s program “Here And Now” earlier this week, Barna Group president David Kinnaman said their surveys show confidence among pastors that their churches will make it through the pandemic has declined from more than 70 percent in May to around 58 percent now.