Do we have any idea how pivotal we Christians are in the rescue of our nation from destruction?
Exhibit A: Proverbs 15:29: "The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous."
That Proverb tells me that although God is the Creator and sustainer of all men, he pays attention to unbelievers only from a distance, while his main focus is on believers' actions. He is watching intently to see what we will do, not so much what the new president and Congress and other high profile types will do. The newspapers in heaven always have completely different headlines from ours. They read like this: "New prayer meeting starts up in Washington, Michigan"; "Thirty people added to house prayer circle in Glenside, Pa."; "Increase in fervor in Providence, R.I., Wednesday night service."
Exhibit B: Genesis 18: "Then Abraham approached him and said: 'Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?"
It was a time like ours, the time of Sodom and Gomorrah. God's angel of death was on the way to the place with his arm lifted for destruction. A human being stayed the arm of the Lord, even talked Him down to ten righteous people: "For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it" (verse 32).
What a responsibility and what a privilege we have, to be standing in the gap, at such a time as this, between the wrath of God and the citizens of the United States of America.