FAITH HAS DIED – SCIENCE HAS RISEN
That was what flashed across the screen of a satellite television channel that I flicked past, after returning home from a conference session I’d just finished for local pastors.
The background was totally white, with only the word “Faith” in black letters strongly in the center of the screen, so it immediately caught my eye. I sat wondering what it was all about, and was stunned when I watched slowly but surely the single word “Faith” fade out, then “has” come into view and fade out, then “died” came into view. Then one by one, the phrase “Science has risen” came into view, and remained.
I have to tell you an actual shiver came up my spine, as I actually realized afresh how very real the warfare is against anything Godly in Europe. It shouldn’t have surprised me, having lived here all this time, but I still get shocked by the overt mockery that takes place here, whether in the newspapers, on the streets, or even in our Westminster Palace.
I will never forget sitting in the galleries of the House of Commons during the debate on lowering the “age of consent” bill on homosexuality several years ago, where they debated lowering the age from 18 years old to 16 years old, which passed. A Member of Parliament from Northern Ireland stood up and in five minutes gave an incredibly poised, calm, and pure gospel and historical account, of what homosexuality has done to peoples throughout history. He preached Christ in those five minutes as clearly as I’d ever heard it preached. Much of the House began to laugh at him.
Then a labour M.P, a homosexual, got up in rebuttal, and said these words with much laughter and mocking, “You come to the House of Commons, and quote from the ‘book of myths’?” He called the Holy Scriptures of the Redeemer of all mankind the ‘book of myths.’ I actually began to feel ill, started to shake, and had to leave the gallery.
By the time I got to our car, I was moving back and forth between tears and anger, but above all, I felt intense fear for the nation. I thought to myself, “Oh my God! These are the leaders and influences of this nation, and they’re openly mocking the Son of God Himself!”
Sometimes Julie and I don’t know how to communicate what it’s actually like to live here, and work in and out of the government, as well as the churches of the nation. Our friends who visit us here, go away thrilled at the history of the nation, and the incredible architecture of London buildings, and speak of the wonderful land that it is.
It is a wonderful land, but it is in extreme trouble, and in danger so serious, that most can’t see it because the “glamour” of London blinds them to the death that works here.
There are good reports to be sure. There are some strong churches in Britain, but don’t let the articles in Christian magazines fool you, Britain is still a totally backslidden nation with only a probable 5% of its entire population confessing any “evangelical” belief, and of those 5%, half of them could not explain to you the new birth experience.
There’s a spirit of slumber over the nation, that we are daily having to combat, much less the religious spirits that are entrenched here from thousands of years of doctrinal abuse.
This is why we laboured so hard at stretching our faith to hold the past Prayer Summits, and Prayer Schools throughout the nation. Churches have to wake up to the fact that Sunday morning preaching alone with all its programs and bake sales are not going to bring Jesus Christ alive to this nation!
Science HAS risen, but it HAS NOT risen above the power and authority that is in the Name of Jesus! Humanism IS rife here, but there IS A REMNANT that is boldly proclaiming the grace of our God and His Son without compromise. Islam IS screaming it’s lies in the streets of London, but there is a band of Jesus warriors, that are heralding His everlasting love.
We need people to sincerely pray for this nation. We watch weekly the emergence of more and more of what the book of Revelation says is going to come to pass in Europe. Islam is pouring literally millions of dollars consistently into the evangelization of London primarily. They have openly stated, that they know they can exert more influence from this city, than from any other city in the world, if only they can gain the necessary governmental and educational foothold here that they’re after. They are well on their way to doing that in that right now as I write this, there are already “no-go areas” for British law officers as there are areas in Birmingham for example that are entirely given over to Islam, and “have their own law enforcement” through sharia law.
We are trusting God for His mighty outpouring of power in this city. We are in faith for miracles and signs and wonders that will “shut the mouths of the adversaries.” We have no doubt that God is wanting to arise, that His enemies may be scattered, but we need this wonderful people in Britain to wake up before it’s too late. The “silent majority” does NOT need to stay silent!
For example when Hitler rose up, the majority of good German people didn’t respond. Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.
China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people..
The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
And who can forget Rwanda,which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?
The people of Britain need to see FAITH ARISE in the believers that ARE here. We must remember with God, He can save by many or by few, but the “few” must be ready to arise and confront the enemies of God’s righteousness! We really need to resurrect faith! Science has risen, but the truth is faith and science can work side by side. BUT, we must not be silent as has been the case with other nations as shared above.
The Battle for Britain, is still taking place. May we answer heaven’s call, and arise.