As Christians, we not only have the ability, but we have the RESPONSIBILITY to be involved in politics and the issues going on in our nation!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ

One of Paulโ€™s final instructions to Timothy, who was the head of the church at that time, was to urge him to pray, first of all (indicating it was the highest priority!) for kings and ALL in authority. (2 Timothy 2:1-2)

Whatโ€™s amazing about Paulโ€™s instruction is that at the time that he wrote this, Nero was Cesar, and Nero was one of the most barbaric persecutors of the church and Christians in history. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Nero had Christians arrested, imprisoned, and tortured to death by throwing them to wild animals to be torn apart and burning them alive! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

But what does Paul urge the church to do in response to this terrible persecution? He tells the church to PRAY. ๐Ÿ›
Paul had the revelation that our fight is not against flesh and blood, and that natural weapons and strategies are futile in spiritual battles. (Ephesians 6:12) ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ

Paul knew that the supernatural arsenal of weapons we DO have is powerful and mighty and will demolish even the most fortified stronghold – and the way we deploy these weapons is through PRAYER. (2 Corinthians 10:4)๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Prayer gives God access to set up those He needs in positions of authority – leaders who will be a terror to evil and not to good works – and remove those who arenโ€™t right for the job. (Daniel 2:21, Romans 13:3)

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Prayer silences the ungodly, immoral, corrupt voices that try to lie to those in authority and blind their eyes to the Truth, so that they hear the voice of the Good Shepherd only. (2 Corinthians 4:4, John 10:27)

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Prayer gives the Holy Spirit access to every meeting room, courtroom, and government office where plans are being made that affect the course of our nation, and allows Him to whisper His ideas, thoughts and concepts to those making the decisions – decisions that favour the RIGHTEOUS. (John 16:13)

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Prayer pulls down seemingly impenetrable strongholds of immorality, injustice, and ungodliness (the enemyโ€™s will) and instead enforces Godโ€™s will for our nation. (2 Corinthians 10:4, Matthew 6:10)

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Prayer disables and unravels demonic strategies designed to censor or hinder the gospel, paving the way for Jesus to be preached uninterrupted across every available voice, transforming lives and setting people free! (Mark 16:15, Romans 1:16)

Not only will prayer transform a nation, but God promises that the result of believers praying diligently and earnestly for those in authority is that WE will be able to live a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and dignity! (2 Timothy 2:2) ๐Ÿ˜‡

Thatโ€™s Good News! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

It only takes 5 minutes! Will you, your family, your small group, and your church, commit to get involved in politics and pray for your nation every day? ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ

โ€œTo get a nation back on its feet, we must first get on our knees.โ€ ~ Billy Grahamย #faithtalks

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For further teaching on this subject, including HOW to pray for your nation, listen to โ€œYou ARE Involved In Politics: The Believersโ€™ Responsibility To Pray For Their Nationโ€, Episodes 48-51 of Faith Talks with Emily Preston