JOEL ROSENBERG’S INTERVIEW ON MOODY RADIO

Joel Rosenberg’s blog post September 6th was about his new book and about calling the church to make disciples.  His post September 7th was about an interview he had with Janet Parshall on Moody Radio.

These are a few notes that I took as I listened to that interview:

We go through seasons in our lives, but Christian men and women need to be sure what the Lord wants them to be doing. We really have to know what the Lord is telling us to do during each season in our lives.

For politics:

1. Christians need to pray faithfully and consistently for national leaders. We are told to in scripture.

2. Christians need to exercise their right to vote and mobilize others to do so as well

3. SOME Christians need to run for elected office or serve others in some governmental capacity

4. SOME Christians need to stay completely away from the political arena

5. Christians must not become addicted to partisanship

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Where is America? Something is wrong – we are going in the wrong direction.

1. Many countries are mentioned in the Bible as key players in the end times. Israel, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Egypt. US has no specific defined role in end time prophecy.

2. That means the United States is going to have to be neutralized or paralyzed to keep us from playing a clearly defined role in the end times.

3. There is nothing we can do about changing God’s mind, but we can plead with the Lord to give us an awakening, a revival.

4. What are we supposed to do differently? Matthew 28:18-20

5. The church in the United States is weak because of an epic failure of discipleship. We are not transmitting our faith to the younger generations.

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What is the Great Commission and how do we live it in our age?

What Jesus said in Matt. 28. to the men that He had invested in.

Invest in individuals, go and make disciples of all nations. Disciples follow another’s way of life.

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Joel’s book Implosion diagnoses the spiritual sickness in this country.

His follow-up book The Invested Life describes the cure.

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We bring people to be saved, they are in spiritual infancy. Then we teach them to grow to spiritual adulthood. But we stop there. We need to be spiritual parents – reproduce what you have become as a fully devoted follower of Christ. So then those that we led into the kingdom can grow to the point that they are truly faithful to the Lord and can lead others to faith and help them grow.

Every Christian needs to answer:

Who is investing in you?

Who are you investing in?

When we have an “Apostle Paul” investing in us and teaching us, then we need to follow their example and do the same for someone else.

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Toward the end of the interview, Joel brings up a good point:

What will happen when we stand before Jesus if He asks us where our disciples are? How are we going to feel if we have to admit we didn’t make any.

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We need to pray, fast and repent. It is the only way to bring revival to this country.

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These are only a few notes on Joel’s interview. The interview is 46 minutes long. When you have the time, go listen to the interview. If you are serious about bringing revival to this country, it is well worth the time.  This is the link.

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012

PRAYER FOR REVIVAL

Spirit Wind by Casting Crowns

If We’ve Ever Needed You by Casting Crowns

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Blessed be the Most High.  Praise and honor be to Him that lives forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, whose kingdom is from generation to generation.

He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven and to the inhabitants of the earth.  It is God that worketh in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure.

Lord, when You speak concerning a nation, to pluck it up, and to pull down and destroy it, if that nation, against whom You have pronounced, turn from their evil, You will repent of the evil that You thought to do against it.  But if that nation does evil in Your sight, and obey not Your voice, You will repent of the good that You said You would benefit them.

Lord, we have done evil in Your sight.  We have undermined the foundation of this country with our philosophy and our human wisdom.  We have turned our eyes to our own strength and have turned away from You.

We have allowed Satan to blind us and draw us into sin and depravity.  Our pride keeps us from seeking after You, Lord, and leads us to ruin.

You resist the proud and give grace to the humble.  Please help us to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly before You.

Lord, we need You.  You are the Vine, we are the branches.  If we abide in You we will bear much fruit for apart from You we can do nothing.

Search us, O God, and know our hearts; try us and know our thoughts.  See if their be any wicked way in us and lead us in the way everlasting.  Deliver us from all our transgressions.

Lord, we cry unto thee: make haste unto us; give ear unto our voice, when we cry unto thee.  Let our prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of our hands as the evening sacrifice.  Set a watch, O Lord, before  our mouths; keep the door of our lips.  Incline not our hearts to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with those that work iniquity.

Heal us, O Lord.  Revive our spirits and lead us back to You.  Our relationship to You is our first priority.  Teach us to draw close to You so that You will draw close to us.  Help us to humble ourselves in Your sight and lift us up.

Great are You O Lord, and greatly to be praised.  Your greatness is unsearchable.  We will extol thee, O Lord, our King; and we will bless thy name for ever and ever.

Amen

Reminder:  Tomorrow is our day of fasting and prayer for revival in this country and in the church.  You can find the information here.

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012