That was one of the first lessons taught to me by Joe Kelley.
I am not careful with my words. I am careless with my words though I do not mean to be so.
To answer the question: "A function of power as a percentage or is it all or nothing?"
I must restate the Scripture:
• 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
It is not we, as in you, me, and everyone else. It is we as in we, Christians. So I should not have used the word we. The statement I should have used is:
I tend to think that if CHRISTIANS do not turn to the Lord even those who want to protect will be unable to do so. Some people call this turning "revival."
The verse is actually speaking to the Israelites. But Christians claim it as well because we are called by “His Name,” CHRISTians, or in otherwords “little Christs.”
Of course it wouldn’t hurt if we had sweeping revival thru our land whereby Christians get right with God and also those that do not know Christ come to know him.
The Amish do not vote. I asked them about it. They said they believe they will do more good by praying that day. I said something to the fact that one of our church members was going to pray while filling out their ballot so they would know who to select…I said I thought the person should know prior to filling out the ballot who they should select by studying the candidate. The Amish man indicated that there was a day when he though that praying to know was possible, but that we (used loosely) are so far from the Lord that we wouldn’t or can’t hear from the Lord. I don’t know if that makes sense to you, but what he was saying in effect that Christians are so far from the Lord and living holy lives that we don’t seek the Lord’s will as we should and go about it in a half-hearted manner. We do not truly “wait” to hear and maybe we can’t hear because there is sin in our lives that we take lightly. Josf, sin can be in the form of attitudes or negligence. Not just outward wrong doing like lying or stealing. I guess what I am saying is that Christians, ME, MYSELF, and I first and foremost need to weep, fast, and not get off my knees until all is right and that Christians, ME, MYSELF, and I should continue in that petition until God hears and turns the hearts of Americans toward Him. Churches are full of sin…in the form of materialism, hatred, envying’s, bitterness, unforgiveness, etc. People in churches need to get the sin out of their - ME MYSELF and I and everyone else that names the name of Christ – lives. It must be the most important and driving force. We, Christians, should not get off our knees until God has restored Goodness in America.
So, when you ask: "A function of power as a percentage or is it all or nothing?"
I would say that revival would be contagious and would spread. It would be an outpouring of the Spirit of God. It would spread like fire. What could be more important? Oh, well, going to Walmart, giving the dog a bath, cleaning the house, putting on makeup and fixing hair, washing the car, etc. etc. the mundane things of life and hidden sin are elevated above the dire need to have the Mercy of God fall upon our Nation and deliver us from evil: Legal Criminals and our own short comings. What is the cost of all the lies (I remember from the abyss)? A little sin affects everything.
Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
I know there is trouble with the Nation word, but we do have a consolidated government, like it or not, so as I see it I can use the word Nation even though it should be the States of America. Patrick Henry didn’t even use the word United:
“The question turns, sir, on that poor little thing the expression, We, the people, instead of the states, of America.”
So, I would say the answer to: "A function of power as a percentage or is it all or nothing?"
If God's Spirit falls, it will be contagious! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_revival but for the most part Christians are flippant with their commitment to the Lordship of Christ. We, Me are too busy to care to plead with God to send a Spiritual Awakening even though the circumstances are dire. For the most part we are more interested in being able to drive thru McDonalds and shop at Walmart. It may actually take catastrophe to run Christians to seek God. That truth can be seen in the history of Israel.
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