Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Assemblies of God Calls Nation to Pray and Vote

Dr. George O. Wood, national superintendent of the Assemblies of God, which has 65 million members and adherents worldwide says, "Our nation faces unprecedented crises. Let's not misuse our freedom by failing to vote on Election Day. Jesus called the church to be salt and light in the world and one of the ways to do this is by voting."

Wood is calling Christians to "prayerfully and carefully" consider the candidates and the issues in the national election.

And he gives some instruction as to how to vote.


He says, "Bring biblical and moral issues to bear on the pressing concerns of the day," putting more emphasis on biblical principles and biblical teaching than on a political party.

Then he lists those pressing concerns as: "abortion, unemployment, gay marriage, education, poverty, religious freedom and war." Among others.

You may recall that when President Obama announced his "evolved" position and endorsed homosexual "marriage" last May, Wood put out a press release saying, "The Bible clearly teaches that marriage should be a life-long commitment between one man and one woman."

The Assemblies are not only emphasizing the importance of voting biblical values, but are also putting the ultimate importance on prayer.

And they have a unique plan for national, collective prayer twice a day and 3 times on Friday, now through Election Day.

It is all posted on their web site.

They are calling every Christian to pray a few minutes at 7:14 AM and 7:14 PM each day until the election.

This, of course, is based on 2 Chronicles 7:14, which says, "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

They are also asking Christians to fast the noon meal and pray each Friday until Election Day.

The AG leadership has said they are not only responding to the moral crises of our country as it relates to this election, but have a prophetic sense that God is preparing the church and the nation for a spiritual and moral awakening. A renewal.

May God bless this leadership.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

7 comments:

  1. WE MUST REMOVE SATIANS PRESIDENT AND PUT IN A GOOD HONEST MAN..OBOMA IS NOT HONEST AND HES TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY THAT GOD GAVE US..MITT ROMNEY WILL DO A GOOD JOB,,YES HES A MORMAN BUT HES A GOOD MAN AND BELIEVES IN GOD AND LOVES HIS COUNTRY..PLEASE HELP SAVE OUR COUNTRY VOTE FOR MITT AND SAVE YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDKIDS

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  2. Yes Lord , live among us and may your Spirit be so abundant it is seen on our faces! We welcome youu Lord !

    God is good!

    Mick

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  3. If you like, there is also a 40 Days of Prayer being led by a large contingency of Christian pastors under "If My People 2012". You can sign up for a daily email that contains a five minute video message and specific prayer topic by a different Pastor each day. It does not endorse a particular political party. It also uses the 2 Chronicles 7:14 verse. It has been excellent.

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  4. It is a important time to begin doing this as our country is at a crossroads for its final leg.

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  5. Gary must be ordained with the Assemblies of God.

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    1. I see. . . if you promote an organization then you are automatically a member? Many fans of sports teams and music groups wish that were true!

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  6. Excellent post Gary. I think some AG pastors have been too silent on the cultural issues. Hopefully this will nudge them to take a stand and speak out on these issues.

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