Lt. General Michael Flynn recently warned America, “If we don’t get this right, our country is done.” Americans are living in a historic time, yet few are aware of the significance of our moment. The Honorable Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network (www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net,) and a former nine-term state representative agrees wholeheartedly.
“Mainstream media usurps the law and prematurely ‘declares the next president,’” said Rohrer. “Citizens’ demands for a fair election are declared a conspiracy theory, and government overreach has extended beyond Constitutional limits to shutting down the very churches and the religious freedom our nation was founded to protect. Covid-19 is leading toward mass vaccinations and contact tracing, while world governments increase calls for digital currency, and even controlling travel through passports linked to vaccinations.
“Yet I continue to connect with fellow believers who recognize the importance of current events and are living faithfully to the Lord despite the world around us,” explained Rohrer. “Just as in biblical days of old, there remains a remnant.”
In the Old Testament, the nation of Israel always included a core of committed God-followers who declared the word of the Lord during times of decline or danger. Likewise, today our nation includes a vibrant remnant of American Christians who stand increasingly aware of the need for spiritual and national awakening.
“For the remnant believer, we are very clearly experiencing a renewed need to rely upon spiritual resources in what is ultimately a spiritual battle. Our Lord Jesus calls us to focus on three key areas in these turbulent times:
“First, the remnant believer is called to pray. We are primarily in a spiritual battle. We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against powers in the heavenly realm (Ephesians 6:12). If we do not rely upon God’s strength, we stand on our own and will fail. Yet with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).
“Second, the remnant believer is called to witness. This includes a firm conviction to communicate Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). He is the only way of salvation (Acts 4:12). We are to witness about the truth as well. In addition to sharing the need for salvation, our call must include challenging those in our sphere of influence toward a biblical worldview. As the apostle Peter taught, we are to ‘be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.’ (1 Peter 3:15)
“Third, the remnant believer is called to resist evil. James taught, ‘Resist the devil, and he will flee from you’ (James 4:7). We must withstand the devil, as well as the sin of our fallen society. Even when our culture chooses to accept sinful ways, we must remain faithful to oppose what the Lord calls sin. This challenge again calls us to prayer, as spiritual power stands as the foundation for resisting evil.”
According to Rohrer, as remnant believers, we are called to stand in the gap for truth. This is a positive element, a defensive as well as offensive effort that requires forward action. Our calling includes proclaiming the word of the Lord in the spiritual battle for our nation.
“Resisting evil is not passive but involves thought and engagement. We do not only avoid participating with evil; we actively oppose it,” said Rohrer. “Proverbs 28:4 notes, ‘Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them.’ For those who have yet to realize the implications of what is taking place, I urge you to awaken now! Decide now to join the faithful remnant who pray, witness, and resist evil in these last days.
“Be inspired and motivated. Determine to let God work through your efforts to impact lives and speak truth to those around you. Continue to stand in the gap for truth today.”