Ministers Together

Did you know that the two positions of  the pastor in the pulpit  and the civil government official are ordained by God for very important reasons? In fact, when the two work together, the result is God’s blessing on society.  Today’s program will offer insights and practical examples of how the Pastor and the Official can make a difference locally, nationally, and worldwide.  Speaker: Pastor Jamie Mitchell is the Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Lancaster, PA.

Stand in the Gap Today 10/7/16

What are the reasons for the “showdown” with Russia in the Middle East? JR McGee, military and geopolitical expert, joins the program as guest. Host: Sam Rohrer

Measuring the Man

A Christian Pastor’s Analysis of the U.S. Election Drama

Is Trump good for America?

I mentioned Sunday that I would speak on this next week. Unfortunately, I found that I was shoehorning this topic into my planned message. To properly present what I want to speak on Sunday, I may have to leave the Donald out of it! But let me take a minute for those that wonder and give some of my thoughts.

When I first heard that Trump (DT) was entering the race last year, I told my wife that perhaps it was a good thing for the party and America. I knew that he was not a “saint,” but I thought that he would be like a bull in a china shop. He is a disrupter and I believe America could use a fresh thinker especially in the political arena. I didn’t think he would get the nomination, but that he would shake up politics as usual. I was correct on the shaking up!

Lance Wallnau likens him to a biblical Cyrus. Someone who is dynamically used of God even though not perceived by many as a God follower. God has used many people in history that I would probably not like or agree with. I’m not sure I would have liked all the disciples, or David, or Moses. Somehow, God did not seem compelled to consult with me on His choices!

I have always admired Winston Churchill. He is seen as one of the greatest national leaders in the 20th century. Last year, I had the privilege of going through the War Museum in London. Winston is a key feature. His life is controversial. He was not always celebrated as a great leader. He was a bombastic, cigar smoking, at times crude, even misogynistic leader. It is alleged that he told off color stories to his children before bedtime! A woman once told him he was disgustingly drunk. His response was “My dear, you are disgustingly ugly, but tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be ugly!”

There are many websites that discuss the outlandish comments and activities of this great world leader. But, he had exactly what was needed to stop Hitler at the Channel, to rouse a nation to never give up and to partner with America to find final victory in Europe. You probably wouldn’t want him as your pastor, maybe not even your father, but he was the right leader for that moment in England’s history. Such a brazen man that would go up to the roof of his quarters in central London and smoke cigars as Hitler’s air force bombed all around him. I’m not sure I would have voted for him…. but he was the right man!

I think it would be awesome to have a righteous leader, one that understood the intricacies of the economy, health care, defense, immigration, with great sensitivity to religious institutions, a heart for the poor, a vision for the future. If that leader was a praying person, formidable in the word of God and loved the local church, I would rejoice! I do not think that is the choice we will have in November.

Instead….we will look for someone who is imperfect, yet will fit the times we are living in. Particularly, that ‘whoever’ we vote for, will be someone who might possibly have the opportunity to appoint up to three Supreme Court justices. That could radically shape our culture in America for the next 30 years. The America of our grandchildren could be very different….and that may not be good. We cannot stand on the sidelines. A non-vote is a passive vote for a direction we may very well regret.

So…is Donald Trump good for America? I honestly believe that he has been already. He has shaken the political system. Do his comments offend me? At times! Do I agree with all he says? Not at all! But could he be a “Cyrus” being raised up by God to preserve America? Nobody liked Gen. Patton, but he sure WAS an instrument of the United States for the right things.

This I know. I will vote for the best chance for America. I will pray for our leaders as I have already. In the end – God will continue to be my source and my hope. I do believe that God has had a hand in America’s history. I hope and pray that He will also have a saving hand in America’s futur

Stand in the Gap Today 10/6/16

Pastor Isaac Crockett from Hamburg Bible Church in Hamburg, PA, joins the program today to discuss the VP picks this election from a personal perspective. Also, David New joins us to predict what will happen if Hillary Clinton is elected President. Host: Sam Rohrer

Stand in the Gap Today 10/5/16

Dr Jimmy DeYoung, Host of Prophecy Today, hosts the program today.  He invites his son, Jim Jr. to give a report on his tour to the Holy Land and to discuss why all Christians “should walk where Jesus walked”.  David James also joins the program as guest to discuss his organization Alliance for Biblical Integrity.  Host: Jimmy DeYoung

Stand in the Gap Today 10/4/16

Today’s program is a replay of last Tuesday’s program (Sept. 27) with former FBI Agent John Guandolo. He discusses in detail the infiltration of Islam and the connection with the Muslim Brotherhood in the highest levels of our government and what Americans and Christians need to know. Host: Sam Rohrer

Note: To learn more about Mr. Guandolo’s organization, please visit his website HERE.

Stand in the Gap Today 10/3/16

What happened over the weekend that the media isn’t talking about? Also, Rick Scarborough, President of Vision America joins the program to talk about the “Vote Your Values” bus tour coming to Pennsylvania Oct. 4 -5. Host: Sam Rohrer

Preparing for Persecution

What do we need to know to prepare for persecution?  Is it coming to America? How can we help our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for their faith in other countries?  Sam Rohrer, APN President, presents a message on this topic. Also featured is an interview with Dr. Salmon Hasan, founder of International Christian Outreach Ministry, who discusses how God is moving within the church in the Middle East and how we can help.