August 5, 2016
We are the Salt for the Nation
“According to Scripture and what Paul is instructing Timothy in his letter, it’s ‘we’ not ‘they’ that have sinned. It’s we that are responsible for the state of our nation, not sinners. What Scripture teaches is that the church is the salt of the earth, and it’s when the salt loses its savor that ungodly men are able to trample over it. Again we need to understand that the state of the union is contingent on the state of the church, and the state of the church plays directly upon the state of the union. It’s the will of God that a nation has godly, good government, that the gospel might be preached and salvation may freely come to all. We play an important part.”1 (Sid Roth)
“You are like salt for the whole human race. But if salt loses its saltiness, there is no way to make it salty again. It has become worthless, so it is thrown out and people trample on it.” (Matthew 5:13; GNT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- This is pretty profound if you think about it—we are the salt of our nation. Stop and ponder this.
- Identificationally repent on behalf of the Church that we have clearly lost our saltiness. Ask the Lord to restore it!
- Our government depends on a Church being active out there in government and in humbly standing for righteousness and holding our elected officials accountable. Pray for your elected officials from the President to your Congressmen, state elected officials and city Councilmen and women.
- Visit a city council meeting or other city board and learn how government works. Take an official out for coffee and learn about how your city is governed.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, You designed Your Church to be salt in the earth. You designed us to make people thirsty for You and Your ways. We should be impactful, but we are often scorned and mocked and religiously thought that was a good thing. Often the reason we are mocked is not because the world is convicted of sin, but because we don’t know what we are doing or what we are talking about when it comes to government matters. Forgive us, Lord. Restore our saltiness! Teach us how to impact government by understanding it – what makes good government and what is truly wrong that needs corrected! Open doors for relational learning, Lord. Amen.
The Church will regain its saltiness and impact government in new and powerful ways!
1 Sid Roth, “Effective Prayer For A Nation,” Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural!, 2016. SidRoth.org, 2/28/2008. 8/1/16.
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