An Urgent Message for Millennials, Generation Z

by | Feb 28, 2019 | Culture

Following the election rout in November 2012, I wrote a column titled “Evangelicals Have a Big Decision to Make” that was featured in WND (WorldNetDaily).

CBN White House Correspondent David Brody, whom I didn’t know at the time, emailed and said he was guest-hosting the Glenn Beck Show in a couple of weeks in Dallas and wanted to interview me on the WND opinion piece. Since I’d never been on television before, I prayed about it and felt that the Lord said, “Go do it.”

At the end of the nine-minute interview, David Brody asked “What can evangelicals do?” (about the awful condition of the country). I responded:

“The 2008 Christian Book of the Year was by Dr. Bruce K. Waltke, An Old Testament Theology. The chapter on the book of Judges is titled ‘The Gift of Warlords.’ We need spiritual men and women as candidates and elected officials, and spiritual men and women as political operatives and mechanics.”

In 2016, we had 200 pastors running for local office, including city council, school board, parks and recreation and more.

Pastors and churchgoers—forming the ekklesia—moving from meetinghouse to public square make up an essential component of America’s spiritual resurrection.

Ed Silvoso explains the reason for this: “Jesus did not state, ‘I will build My temple’ or ‘I will build My synagogue’, the two most prominent Jewish religious institutions at the time. Instead, He chose a secular entity first developed by the Greeks when He said, ‘I will build my ekklesia‘ [Gr. ekklesia—called-out ones] ‘and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against [them. Not the building].’ Matthew 16:18.”

In 2018, we had 300 pastors across the nation running for local office. Two years before, Pastor Rob McCoy of Godspeak Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks had successfully run for city council. McCoy was sworn in as Mayor of Thousand Oaks on December 11, 2018.

American Renewal Project’s goal for 2020 is 1,000 pastors running for local office.

Our approach is two-pronged: First of all, by organizing Pastors and Pews events, serving as the transmission agent for voter registration, GOTV and voter guides through the leadership of the pastor to his local congregation. And additionally, by arranging the so-called ground game, consisting of knocking on low-propensity evangelical and pro-life Catholic Christian doors in order to get out the vote.

On Friday, March 1, 2019, we potentially add the second component. Jerry Falwell Jr. provides me with the opportunity to speak to 5,000 Liberty University students, trying to convince them to participate in the door-to-door ground games in battleground states in 2019-2020: Florida, Ohio, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, among others.

For Millennials and Generation Z, this provides on-the-job training and a learning experience that teaches them a number of things:

• Learning to think on their feet.
• Defending biblical conservative values and issues where competition is fiercest, in the public square.
• Demonstrating faithfulness and diligence.
• Preparing them as the coming generations to take responsibility for the stewardship of America. It’s a small step, yet “small steps are often the beginning of great enterprise.”

Although the proof is in the eating of the pudding, Millennial and Generation Z Gideons and Rahabs are beginning to stand.

As we move forward, it will become apparent whether this is His deal and whether we are in His stride. Above all, we will demonstrate the Good Housekeeping seal of approval: the joy of the Spirit and the joy of the battle. Furthermore, we will observe His provision that God’s work done God’s way will never want for money.

Please include me in your prayers, asking Him to confirm that this is His deal.

CHARISMA NEWSLETTERS

Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


MORE FROM CHARISMA

Charisma Highlights: Is Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer in Heaven?

Charisma Highlights: Is Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer in Heaven?

Following are snippets of the top stories posted on charismamag.com over the past week. We encourage you to visit the links to read the stories in full. Is Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer in Heaven? Is it possible that behind the pearly gates of heaven there are...

10 Ways to Practice Gratitude With Your family This Thanksgiving

10 Ways to Practice Gratitude With Your family This Thanksgiving

This month we are entering a season which, in the United States, has been devoted to gratitude and thanksgiving for 400 years! While the Thanksgiving holiday has had a long and varied history within the United States, the practice of devoting sacrificial offerings,...

Don’t Let Ungratefulness Turn You Into a Spoiled American

Don’t Let Ungratefulness Turn You Into a Spoiled American

My frequent trips to developing nations always help me adjust my attitude. Just when I start to feel spoiled and entitled, I meet people from places like Congo, India and Honduras—and I realize just how blessed I am. This happened to me again last week during a trip...

The Power of Being Thankful

The Power of Being Thankful

One of the best ways to show God we love Him is to be thankful. When we express our deep gratitude to Him, it actually invites His presence onto our lives. Being thankful also neutralizes the enemy and brings victory into our situations no matter what the outcome....

Get Off Your Pew!

Get Off Your Pew!

As God’s clock inches closer to the final hour before His return, many people find themselves filled with angst, anxiety and despair. People are not sleeping well, many have fallen into depression and are feeling hopeless. These are the very days that we have been...

The Great Commission Can Set Us Free from Responsibility

The Great Commission Can Set Us Free from Responsibility

Read Time: 4 Minutes 28 Seconds While all of the stories we read in the Torah are meaningful, sometimes the events we read about can seem to hold more relevance, especially for those of us who are followers of Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah. One such event is the calling...

RECENT ARTICLES

The Church’s Role in Preserving Freedom of Speech in America

Read Time: 3 Minutes 17 Seconds The controversy surrounding Kyrie Irving and his post of a tweet that claims the Jews in Israel are not the real Jews—that Black Africans are the real Jews—raises...
Count Your Blessings, For God Indeed is Good

Count Your Blessings, For God Indeed is Good

Read Time: 4 Minutes 42 Seconds Thanksgiving Day is just a few days away for U.S. Americans. It is a favorite holiday—perhaps only exceeded by Christmas—to gather with family and friends to watch parades, play (American) “football” and eat delicious food—often from...

Is Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer in Heaven?

Is Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer in Heaven?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFbfS03JkKY&t=1s Read Time: 3 Minutes, 10 Seconds Is it possible that behind the pearly gates of heaven there are murderers, pedophiles and cannibals walking along the streets of gold? We are taught in the book of Romans, "That if...

Pin It on Pinterest