Here are some thoughts from the American Family Association that certainly can help us focus on the need for revival:
"The LGBTQ socio-political agenda seeks to replace God’s truth about human sexuality with perversion as the societal norm. It has overtaken virtually every major American institution. The entertainment world, corporate America, education, and government have all been infiltrated by this rebellion against God. While they have been wildly successful in these institutions, they will not be satisfied until they have conquered the last one, the church.
Though they have penetrated many mainline churches, their objective is not yet complete. In many churches we have seen church discipline become a thing of the past. We have watched churches — though some with good intentions to evangelize — totally ignore the biblical mandate to equip the saints for ministry and God's unchanging call to holiness for Christ followers. The love of God has been twisted to manipulate the church into embracing all manner of wickedness. Yet, the Scripture tells us that God's love does not delight in evil, but He rejoices in the Truth.
Along with other groups, AFA is working to restrain the perversion of sexuality pushed by the LGBTQ agenda. We are grateful for the remnant of churches that have maintained biblical fidelity concerning human sexuality with courage and compassion. We applaud those which have resisted the assault of ungodly values on biblical truths. But we can only play defense for so long.
We desperately need a miracle, a Holy Spirit revival in America.
As the body of Christ, let's be transparent. Let's take time to examine the log in our own eye so we can effectively help our brother remove the spec from his eye. To restore biblical morality in sexuality in the entertainment world, education, government, and society at large, we must begin with the church repenting for its rejection of God’s Word and returning to the proclamation of the whole counsel of God with both grace and truth.
We, that is AFA and you, must be ready to overcome Satan's continued efforts to deceive by anticipating his tactics. We must study God's Word to show our selves approved, we become workmen who have no need to be ashamed but who correctly handle and share the Word of Truth. We need to be prepared to give a compassionate biblical response when we are verbally persecuted for using the Bible as our guide for life.
"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander" (1 Peter 3:15-16).
In addition to this, we must pray, pray, pray! We urge you to examine yourself and pray about how you may be more involved in this critical crossroad in our culture."
Here is a word of encouragement on how we can be more involved in the spiritual battle facing our nation today: 1) get involved first and foremost with actual prayer--seek the Lord that great grace might be upon the authentic church in such a way He empowers us to hold back the onslaught of evil threatening to engulf our nation 2) PUT BIBLE READING AND PRAYER BACK IN YOUR FAMILY LIFE WITH AN AIM ON TEACHING CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TO FEAR GOD AS THEY LEARN WHAT THE LORD SAYS ABOUT RIGHT AND WRONG 3) with grace, but firm conviction, engage the political debate where moral issues are at stake.
Unfortunately, our politicians have turned every moral issue into a political football to be tossed about as it might be advantageous to them while the church cowers away from the debate because they don't want to get involved in politics. Excuse me, but clarity concerning moral issues is the domain of the church. Pastors and Christians in general MUST be involved and take a clear stand on moral issues.
Our victory is in the Lord's hand, but don't expect Him to push back the tide of wickedness in our country if we don't get right and actually obey him to be light and salt in our culture. Indeed, judgment must begin at the house of God.
If you are a Christian, then obey Christ and live righteously. Perhaps it is high time for you to experience personal revival and stop being a Christian in name only. One thing is for sure, revival cannot come to America with the church in the low state she currently is in.
Pray this way: "Lord, please send revival and let it begin with me!"