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.