Why Standing for the Truth is not Enough to Defeat Evil in America

As God-fearing, liberty-loving constitutionalists, we proudly and unapologetically stand up for the truth. When our second amendment is threatened, we fight back. When innocent unborn babies are murdered, we speak for them. When displays of the 10 commandments are removed from federal buildings and replaced with satanic statues, we warn of God’s wrath. These are truths that we should – that we must stand up for and fight against.

But when there seem to be more people calling evil good than good evil – when it seems like we’re fighting a constant, uphill battle with fiery darts coming at us at all times, we’re liable to stand up for the truth in the wrong way.

After “the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord: and the Lord delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years” (Judges 6:1), why did God restore Israel and by what means? Was it because Gideon and those Israelites stood for the truth? Was it out of the sheer determination and might of Gideon and the Israelites? Yes Gideon and a remnant of Israel stood for the truth, but no, that isn’t the basis on which God delivered Israel.

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It began with the children of Israel crying unto the Lord because of the Midianites (Judges 6:7), and it was accomplished when God chose Gideon, “the least in his father’s house,” of a poor family (Judges 6:15) to deliver them. But after the Israelites cried unto the Lord, and before He rose up Gideon, He made a very important statement that clarified the reason He had not already delivered them, “…I said unto you, I am the Lord your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed my voice.” He told them not to fear the false gods of the Amorites.

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Rather than trusting God, they went off of emotion and relied on their power and other worldly means to protect them. It didn’t work. If they would have humbled themselves from the beginning, crying out to God – from the beginning, and trusted in Him to deliver them, the Midianite terror would have been nipped in the bud.

We need to be responsible. We need a strong military. We need to continue to stand up for what is right. We certainly should not be sitting on the couch while America burns, but our free will and God’s Sovereignty are parallel truths in the Scriptures. We need to be fighting for the truth, but it must be fought with God’s power, not ours! It must be fought in humility, not worldly pride. If we fight in humility, with God’s power rather than our own, we will win.

America, we have a big God. Our country was founded on the solid foundation that is the Lord Jesus Christ. If we will humble ourselves, cry out to God in truth and humility through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, there is no weapon that can be formed against us that will prosper (Isaiah 54:17).

That starts with dealing with our own personal sin and trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation from it. If we then go on to trust in Him, as members of His Kingdom, to save our country, He will save us from that as well.

The question that remains is this: Are we relying in our own might, or in His might?

We’re currently faced with the biggest Presidential election in history. If we vote for the candidate who stands up for Biblical truth and morality and we trust in the power of the One who established our country to begin with, we can absolutely believe that political and spiritual revival will come to America.

Standing up for the truth alone will not bring this revival. But history and God’s Word attest to the fact that a humble remnant who stand for the truth and trust in God will have victory by His might, not our own.

Neither truth alone, nor humility alone will do it. We must humble ourselves, come to God in truth and trust in Him, through His Son.

2 Chronicles 7:14, “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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

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