Justice and Compassion for the Oppressed (Mal. 4:5-6)

THE MINISTRY OF ELIJAH AND GOD’S HEART FOR THE FATHERLESS

The Spirit is calling the Church to be deeply involved in works of justice and acts of compassion. Malachi described the end-time revival as being characterized by the ministry of Elijah (spirit of prophecy with power) with a primary focus on the fatherless as a way of avoiding judgment.

5 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. 6 And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” (Mal. 4:5-6)

The Lord will connect the worldwide prayer movement to reach orphans and the fatherless. It will be common for houses of prayer across the earth to have deep connection to the fatherless.

It is quite possible that the largest single category making up the end-time Church will be those who were at one time poor orphans coming from human trafficking (Rev. 18:13), genocide, natural disasters (tsunami), plagues, AIDS, refugee camps, drug addictions, abandonment, etc.

The Spirit stirred the leaders at IHOP–KC to pray for His help to “receive 10,000 orphans as a vital part of the IHOP–KC family” and to ask for wisdom to establish a model to care for and educate orphans (joining family life, academics, prophetic spirit, music, prayer, and Scripture).

The ideal is to see every orphan trained on a musical instrument in the house of prayer and in how to operate in prophetic spirit as Samuel did in his childhood (1 Sam. 3). Orphanages across the earth will function as “prophetic music academies and singing seminaries.”

The Holy Spirit is supernaturally raising up the largest orphan outreach in history. The house of prayer movement will serve orphans. We challenge every house of prayer on earth to embrace God’s purpose for orphans (campus prayer furnace with “big brother” programs).

After some orphans grow up, the Lord will send them back to the lands where they were abused (like St. Patrick) to preach the gospel and build houses of prayer. The prayer movement will turn the orphan movement into apostolic missions. God’s wisdom is to take the fatherless and make them fathers in the end-time Church. Many of the end-time apostolic and prophetic leaders in the prayer and missions movement will come from caring for and training orphans.

We will host consultation sessions with ministries and government agencies to network and to discover God’s wisdom together. At this time we do not have clarity on all the details regarding our orphanages (100s of children), foster homes (10s of children), adoptions by families, etc.

Many believers who work in the US Department of Family Services, pro-life ministries, adoption ministries, and foster care will be greatly involved in this movement.

THE CALL TO IMPACT SOCIETY

God gave man the authority and responsibility to take dominion over the earth (Gen. 1:26-28). The Church expresses dominion under Jesus’ leadership in the seven spheres of society: education, government (politics, law, and military), economy (business, science, and technology), arts (entertainment and sports), media, and religion.

26 God said, “Let Us make man in Our image…let them have dominion…over all the earth”…28 God said, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea…and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Gen. 1:26-28)

When Adam sinned he abdicated his authority to Satan who became the god of this age (2 Cor. 4:4). Since then Satan has sought to shape life, culture, and family after his own evil designs. Adam’s compromise was the first governmental rebellion.

4 Whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe… (2 Cor. 4:4)

In Psalm 2 David prophesied that the kings and judges of the earth would conspire to cast away God’s rule over the nations.

1 Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” (Ps. 2:1-3)

This conspiracy seeks to throw off the building blocks of a godly government which include the Ten Commandments and the sanctity of life (Gen. 9:5-6) and the sanctity of marriage that is between one man and one woman (Gen. 1:27).

Any governmental conspiracy to throw off these foundational building blocks is met by the thundering warning of God (Ps. 2:4-5). Jesus sits on His throne which is above all governments on earth (Ps. 2:6). From the hill of Zion, the warning goes forth to all rebellious governments: “Be warned you kings, tremble you judges of the earth.” (Ps. 2:10-12)

10 Be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish… (Ps. 2:10-12)

In America the government that has been instituted is a republic. It is not just the president, the senators, or the congressmen who are the rulers; it is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. The citizens can rule through a governmental decree called voting. Voting is an act of government as well as an act of conscience and a prophetic witness to a higher king,

One main objective in the political realm is to be a faithful witness to Christ. Elected officials are the elected conscience of the nation. Therefore, to vote for those who support the shedding of innocent blood or who redefine marriage in a way contrary to Scripture is an act of defiance against God because this kind of voting aids in the conspiracy of renegade kings and judges against the Lord. If you vote for someone who is for abortion, you share the guilt of the abortionist. The Bible says: “Thou shalt not kill.” Is the child in the womb a person? If you believe the Bible, your answer must be a resounding yes.

Did Hitler personally kill the Jews? No, but his decrees killed six million. If you knowingly vote for a pro-choice governmental leader, you actually kill babies by decree.

The great abolitionist William Wilberforce remarked, concerning the bloodshed of the slave trade, “There is a principle above everything that is political, and when I reflect on the command that says ‘thou shall do no murder,’ believing the authority to be divine, how can I dare to set out any reasoning of my own against it? And when we think of eternity and of the future consequences of all human conduct, what is there in this life that could make any man contradict the dictates of his conscience, the principles of justice, the laws of religion, and of God?”

William Wilberforce believed that voting for a law that supported the slave trade was to break the commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.” He believed that he would be held accountable for his vote and that is why he dared not raise up any reasoning against the command.

In the realm of politics there is room for compromise and political maneuver, but when it comes to absolute truth Christians may not raise up their reasoning against it. When they vote for those who endorse killing babies in their mother’s womb, they join the conspiracy against God’s law. Oh, what a trembling there should be in the voting booths of America.

When we do not vote we are like the silent masses who halted between two opinions in the days of Ahab and Jezebel. In a government like ours, we do not have to wait for an appointment to confront Ahab. Our appointment to give the nation a prophetic word is in a voting booth. Voting is a prophetic obligation and an act of allegiance to King Jesus.

A throne of iniquity is a government that legalizes evil. God has no fellowship with it and neither should we; we must not make an alliance with that throne through voting for it.

20 Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You? 21 They gather together against the life of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood. (Ps. 94:20-21)

Abortion legalizes the shedding of innocent blood. Anti-marriage and pro-abortion laws are part of an iniquitous throne. Our voting places people in authority—people who shape our culture. We will be held accountable for who we help put into office.

Paul said that first we should pray for those in government. Prayer affects government rule and the quality of the life of a nation. In Paul’s day, Nero was the evil dictator over Rome. The Christians only recourse to change society was prayer and the preaching of the gospel. However, in America, we pray as well as participate in governmental rule through voting and other ways. We must repent whenever we draw back from praying for our government or aid in governmental rebellion against God by voting for those who resist the Word of God.

1 I  exhort  first  of  all  that  supplications,  prayers,  intercessions,  and  giving  of  thanks  be  made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. (1 Tim. 2:1-2)

“The Call to Take Dominion” section includes excerpts from an article by Lou Engle (see TheCall.org)




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2 comments

  1. Matt says:

    I definitely agree that God has a heart for the hurting and the outcast and so should we.

  2. letitia says:

    God has more than a heart and i do know for a fact God is working that here in ohio. SOmething is about to transpire here in the spirit and God is going to do something with the fatherles in fostercare system. God is the one doing it, He will be getting all glory. NO church or person is doing it, only God, and it will become a wonder. He wil be turning the hearts of the workers in the government offices to other ministries that God is arranging right now! Im so encouraged to read this and get confirmation of everything i have known about this for over 20 years.! Thank You Jesus.