Rick Joyner carries a powerful prophetic voice and has much to say about our nation and where we are headed.
In this day of great justice God is pouring out, I want you to be reminded of this by Rick:
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It is basic military doctrine that you cannot defeat an enemy you do not see. Seeing the enemy implies understanding him. Just as the most effective military leaders are those who learn the ways of their adversaries so they can counter them, we are commanded not to be ignorant of the enemy's schemes.
With Liberty and Justice for All
After studying our nation's founding and being convinced that the hand of God was in it and that our founding documents were inspired by wisdom from above, it was easy to see how the enemy would seek to destroy us and thereby destroy God's purpose for our nation. In my dream, I saw one word in large caps that summed up our purpose: LIBERTY. This was followed by "and justice for all." We cannot have true liberty if it is not for all, and we cannot have true justice unless it is for all.
One of the primary linchpins holding our Constitution together has been under relentless assault by the enemies of our freedom. This assault has come primarily through the courts by activist judges. Their ultimate target has been our religious liberty, and a main strategy has been to set us adrift by a false interpretation of the relationship between the Church and the state established in the Constitution.
It is very possible that none of these judges really knew the impact of their decisions and how they were an assault on our Constitution and therefore our Republic. Just as Jesus prayed for those who crucified Him to be forgiven because they did not know what they were doing, this is often the case by those used by the devil. This is why we are told that we do not war against flesh and blood, but against the principalities and powers using people to do their work. Even so, we must see the strategy to counter it.
Separation of Church and State?
Nowhere in the Constitution is there mention of the separation of the Church and state. This is a major fallacy and deception by which the enemies of the truth have worked to destroy a linchpin of our Republic—the freedom of religion. Most Americans, and even many conservatives who promote adherence to the Constitution, believe this lie. What is actually stated is that "congress will establish no religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof." This was intended to keep the federal government out of the church, not the other way around. The Founders even argued that the Republic could not last without the influence of the Church.
Again, the term "separation of Church and state" is not found in the Constitution or any other founding documents. Those who say that it is are only revealing their ignorance of the Constitution. This term was coined by Thomas Jefferson in his letters to the Danbury Baptists. That term, and his letters, were intended to ensure them that the Church would be protected from the intrusion of the state, not the other way around. This false interpretation of the Constitution and its wrong application has resulted in the attempt to use the government, especially the courts, to inhibit the freedom of religion in America. This is itself a serious violation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
We can see that in the year this began to be wrongly applied by the Supreme Court to remove prayer from public schools, America began its present meltdown in morality, righteousness, and justice. By this decision, the Supreme Court allowed a tiny fraction of the population that were atheists and agnostics to sever one of the most basic and important provisions of the Constitution and violate the religious liberty of the rest of the country.
For this to be allowed to stand—and the way that it was done through the Supreme Court without even being contested—has led to the eroding of many other basic liberties, and now has our continued existence as a Republic in jeopardy. It did this by allowing the judicial tyranny to go to a new level of intrusion on the authority of the other branches of government, the states, and the people.
We Are Freedom Fighters!
As application of Supreme Court decisions have become even more intrusive into these domains, it has brought us to the crisis point where it will be determined if we live or die as a Republic. To be the salt and light that Christians are called to be, we must resolve to stand against evil, injustice, and tyranny. We are called to be "freedom fighters" and it should be fundamental to all Christians to fight for "liberty and justice for all."
Stewardship is one of the basic ways we will be judged as faithful or unfaithful to the Lord, as Jesus explained in the Parable of the Talents. This is not just about stewarding our money or stuff, but also stewarding all that God has entrusted to us. As Americans we must be good stewards of the freedoms that have been entrusted to us.
The only commandment that God gave with a promise attached is to honor our fathers and mothers. The promise given for doing this is that it would "go well" with us and that our days would be prolonged. What could be more dishonoring of our national fathers and mothers than to lose what was entrusted to us on our watch, that which was paid for by such a dear price? America has been called "the home of the brave," and we have been preserved by the courage and sacrifice of many. Now it is our turn.
Courage is the greatest need we have today in our Christian and national leadership. When the first apostles were threatened by the Sanhedrin they did not pray for more wisdom, protection, or even more power; they prayed for boldness. Boldness is the fruit of courage. We are about to see a bold new breed of leader arise.
Rick Joyner is the founder and executive director of MorningStar Ministries and Heritage International Ministries and is the Senior Pastor of MorningStar Fellowship Church. He is the author of more than forty books, including The Final Quest, A Prophetic History, and Church History. He is also the president of The OAK Initiative, an interdenominational movement that is mobilizing thousands of Christians to be engaged in the great issues of our times, being the salt and light that they are called to be. Rick and his wife, Julie, have five children: Anna, Aaryn, Amber, Ben, and Sam.
Rick Joyner's Itinerary:
May 9-11, 2019
Advanced Prophetic Conference
May 31-June 1, 2019
Partners Weekend 2019
June 3-6, 2019
2019 MFM Retreat
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