I was at a breakfast meeting not long ago when I said, “Americans need to be prepared for the many calamities, which will soon be happening in our nation.”
A leader shook his head. “Well, I am praying these calamities will never happen,” he said.
“Really?” I said.
“Yes, I don’t believe these calamities will happen because godly prayer warriors are praying against them.”
The conversation died because I saw we were both entrenched in our views.
A few days later, I was talking with another Christian who explained his reasons for believing in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory: “I believe God loves His children so much that He doesn’t want us to suffer.”
“Oh,” I replied, “I don’t believe scripture supports your beliefs on that issue, but even so, our views on the rapture shouldn’t affect our walks with the Lord. We need to pray and seek the Lord for His leadership in our lives on a daily basis.
It’s my guess that 80 – 90% of Christians agree with these two men and disagree with me.
My prayer today:
Lord, open the eyes of American believers so that we can discern the signs of the times we live in right now. (Based on Matthew 16:3)
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for American believers’ eyes to be opened.
6 responses to “Prayers for American Christians’ Eyes to be Opened (5/30/2017)”
About representing a (if not THE) minority view, I feel ya brother. I feel ya. And like you allude to above, checking my views with/against Scripture is vital to my holding them. And still, I feel very alone in my own views.
Interesting. Like you, I tend to figure most of my brothers and sisters holding other views tend to share theirs with each other making me the odd man out. And I am sure there is plenty of that. But since you, a thoughtful/scripture-respecting disciple also sense that, it tells me there may not be such a monolithic other view – at least not nearly as often as I have imagined.
Thanx for this.
It really helps to have a sense of humor, which I happen to have.
Based on my understanding of why there will be a great tribulation, I’ve embraced the Pre-Trib theory but not for escapist or calamity/non-suffering reasons. I don’t see anywhere in Scripture that we are exempted from calamity/slaughter before that event. Nevertheless, I’m glad Psalm 91 exists!
I don’t believe in the Pre-Trib theory because of the time-lines laid out in Revelation, Matthew 24, and the Old Testament prophecies, but I’m sure glad we don’t go through all of the bowl judgments. And like you, I’m glad Psalm 91 exists.
I so like how you are respectful of others , even when they have different views than yours! Praying with you and for my eyes to be opened too!
Thanks. God bless you.