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May 5, 2016

The Protecting of Religious Liberty

Our founding fathers would have never believed that religious freedom would need protecting in this country they had formed. The passage of the Bill of Rights was the earliest step to ensuring that individuals were protected from unnecessary governmental power. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Clear to some, but not so much to others, especially as time went by. Those desiring to keep any form of religion, and especially Judeo-Christian values, out of the public square have twisted the meaning of this content to say that government and faith go together like oil and water. Religious freedom has been gradually eroded to the point of societal persecution. That changed today, when President Trump signed the “Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty”.

“Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.” (Acts 28:31; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Thank the Lord for President’s Trump’s action today to enforce the first amendment of the Constitution on behalf of all people of faith!

  2. Pray that all political correctness and fear will fall off of the pastors of America and they will know they are free to fully preach the Gospel of the Kingdom without fear of governmental limitation or attack by extreme-Left watchdog groups, like the ACLU.

  3. Rejoice, for now pastors and religious leaders can know they are free to comment politically on anything they want to, and can tell others who and what they are voting for and why. Praise the Lord!

  4. Intercede for business owners of faith to begin to expand and grow their businesses, not worrying about being baited by those that target them to try to shut them down for taking a stand for their Christian beliefs.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we are rejoicing that our President has signed this Executive Order today protecting religious liberties, just as he promised! We have been given a window of time to be bold, strong and courageous. The Church has been intimidated by IRS code that they did not fully understand, but we are truly no longer limited. Churches and religious organizations could not make healthcare decisions that aligned with their biblical values. Christian business owners have been baited and trapped as they made business decisions based on their religious liberties and then were slapped with lawsuits. No more! Grant us holy boldness to expand your Kingdom while we have the opportunity. Let us not waste time. Let us not be quiet any longer! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that the Church will expand as we take advantage of the securing of our freedom to speak and live what we believe, both inside the walls of our church facilities and in the public square.