What if Jesus had not risen from the dead? What if his body had simply decomposed in a borrowed tomb? What then? What would be different about the course of history or the shape of Christianity? Or would it have any shape at all?
Like you, these last few days I’ve watched the unfolding crisis in Ukraine and the drastic steps taken by many nations to fight back again Russian barbarism.
Yesterday, the Holy Spirit reminded me of a motto I coined a few years ago during a similar crisis in our own nation.
I want to briefly describe the power of this mighty maxim to help you face the historic tragedy unfolding in Ukraine.
Former Senate Chaplin Dr. Richard Halverson said that the best request to pray for any political leaders who are hurting our nation is this:
“Change their hearts or change their seats.”
Even so, in the face of Vladimir Putin’s brutal, ruthless, barbaric war against Ukraine, this is our most strategic prayer to pray. We must do so with the urgency and tenacity it requires!
Looking at the conflict in Ukraine, the Sunday Morning show on CBS this week sent shock waves through our nation with an ominous report titled
“Confronting Putin: What can Americans expect?”
What if right now you could help transform the spiritual landscape of America for the glory of Christ?
What if you could join with fellow Jesus followers across the nation to pray together for nothing less than an American CHRIST Awakening in the next two years?
Well, now you can!
Over Zoom, Christians from every part of the Body of Christ are coming together in prayer every month from coast to coast.
In PART ONE, David entertained a “What if”: What if Jesus had never ascended to the throne of heaven and, therefore, was not now the supreme ruler in the universe? Stepping back from that dreadful scenario, he began to unpack the joys of the biblical wonders and promises that have been secured for us because our Lord Jesus Christ indeed has “gone up on high” and is even now “filling the universe with himself” (Ephesians 4). Now, in PART TWO, he completes his hope-filled reflections on the Ascension.]
What do you think might be the most neglected truth today in the entire panoply of evangelical doctrines?
My discovery after decades of travel across the globe, into almost every stream of the Church, leaves just one answer: the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Get fresh insights about Who Christ is BEFORE you and change your whole experience of knowing and growing in Jesus.
That is the question I get asked so often. Just last week it came up again while I was facilitating a statewide gathering of pastors in Rhode Island who are praying for a Christ Awakening.
And for good reason! It’s a question that addresses the most pressing challenge as well as the greatest hope the Church in America is facing in this hour of our national spiritual emergency. It is also the greatest challenge and hope for YOU.
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