Do You Pray for Your Leaders? Part 2

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Bill Kochman

Published On :
April 13, 1999

Last Updated :
January 3, 2009

NOTE: This article or series has not been updated recently. As such, it may possibly contain some outdated information, and/or ideas and beliefs which I no longer embrace, or which have changed to some degree.

Illusion Of Christian America, Warning To America, Deliver
Our Souls, Political Involvement Or Heavenly Involvement?,
Can We Change Unfulfilled Prophecy?, Eternal Now, Invisible
Nation, Early Church Structure, Submit To And Pray For Our
Leaders, Pray For Each Other, Who God Doesn't Hear, Pray For
The Salvation Of All Men, Brought Before Kings, Paul's Roman
Ministry, Benefits Of Our Prayers, Testimony Against Them,
Our Predestination, Temptation Of Power, Children Of Wrath

To those of you who live in the United States of America, do
you really believe that your country is any better than all
of the other nations which will be smitten by the Lord at
His Return? I am sure that the natural response of many of
you will undoubtedly be 'Why of course we are; because we
are the most Christian nation upon Earth!'. If this is your
answer, then you probably also believe that the people who
run the government of the United States of America, are such
God-fearing men and women, that they are willingly going to
surrender their power to Jesus Christ at His Return. If this
is what you truly believe in your heart, then I must be
frank, and tell you that I think that you are deceived and
living a lie; you are living in a dreamworld concocted by
your own government; you are still living the illusion of
'God Bless America'; and I believe that this is one of the
reasons why you still feel compelled to pray for America's
leadership. You still believe that they retain God in their
thoughts when many of them do not. They are working against
you, yet you continue to pray for them out of your sense of
patriotic duty. Can you not see this?

In like manner, if you honestly believe that Jesus Christ is
going to return some day soon, and say 'Well done, America;
you did a fine job of Christianizing the world; here is your
piece of the pie', you just might be in for a very big
surprise. Allow me to remind you that the Lord also said:

"...For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much
required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they
will ask the more." Luke 12:48b, KJV

God is going to require much at your hands, America, because
just like the Jews, you have been made a keeper of the Holy
Scriptures. You have been entrusted with evangelizing the
world with the Light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. While
over the years, many of your sons and your daughters have
been faithful to obey the Lord's Call, and have even laid
down their lives in foreign lands in order to reach the
lost, by your own works, you have now proven that you have
forsaken your God, and His Spirit has departed from you; and
you have become 'the habitation of devils, and the hold of
every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful
bird'; just like Babylon the Great Whore:

"And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon
the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation
of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of
every unclean and hateful bird." Revelation 18:2, KJV

Whereas before you were a bright spiritual beacon which
shone the Gospel of Jesus Christ on many foreign lands, now
you are full of darkness and death. Instead of imparting
Salvation through a knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, now
you export war and weapons of destruction, and contribute to
the oppression of the poor, and the slaughter of innocents,
through your military and economic policies. America, you
have become a proud, arrogant, ravenous beast which preys
upon the poor of the world. Will you be found wanting in the
Scales of the Lord's Justice? Will your hands be found clean
of sin and guilt, or will they be found bloodied; not only
by the slain innocents of your own land through the ungodly
act of abortion, but by the many oppressed and slain peoples
of other lands as well, who have felt your brutal hand? Not
only that, America, but you have perverted and corrupted the
land which the Lord gave to you in your youth, just as He
told the Jews in the days of the Prophet Jeremiah:

"And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the
fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered,
ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination."
Jeremiah 2:7, KJV

Undoubtedly, some of you will be offended by these words,
but nevertheless, they speak a truth which some of you need
to hear. I don't doubt that some of you will accuse me of
being just another prophet of doom, as your way of hardening
your heart against the Lord's truth, but that is no concern
of mine. As with the Prophet Ezekiel, and many of the Lord's
other messengers of the past, my job is to faithfully share
what I believe I receive from Him. If I do not do this, then
He will hold me accountable, as we see in the following

"Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of
Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them
warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt
surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to
warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the
same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood
will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked,
and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked
way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered
thy soul." Ezekiel 3:17-19, KJV

Now, I am sure that some of you American Christians will
argue that instead of preaching all of this gloom and doom,
I should become politically active. I am aware of the fact
that some of you have erroneously misinterpreted my lack of
involvement in politics, and my unwillingness to try to
change the American system of goverment through voting,
etc., as meaning that I have simply given up hope. Such a
thought is the furthest thing from the truth. My choice to
not fight against the corruption of the American government,
or of any other worldly government, has absolutely nothing
to do with giving up hope; but it does have a lot to do with
obeying the Holy Scriptures, and having hope and faith in
something much better to come in the near future, after all
of man's puny corrupt governments have been crushed by The
Rock. In his Epistles, the Apostle Paul tells to set our
affection on things above, on Heavenly things, and not on
things of this Earth. In other words, we need to take our
eyes off of the imperfect, temporal governments of men, and
put them on Jesus, and place our loyalty in the eternal
everlasting Kingdom of God, just as Christ did Himself. I
discuss this very same topic in 'The Heavenly Vision: Have
You Got It?'. Consider the following verses:

"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which
are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the
earth." Colossians 3:1,2, KJV

"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of
the throne of God." Hebrews 12:2, KJV

"These all died in faith, not having received the promises,
but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them,
and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers
and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things
declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they
had been mindful of that country from whence they came out,
they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now
they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly:
wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he
hath prepared for them a city." Hebrews 11:13-16, KJV

Because some people do not place their eyes upon the Eternal
Realm of the Spirit, but rather upon the temporal things of
this Earth, they actually believe that they possess the
power to change what has already been ordained by God. One
young person who wrote to me, who is apparently politically
active, seems to believe that we can actually change the
outcome of Biblical prophecy through our choices. In my
mind, this is a dangerous half-truth. While it is indeed
true that we each possess the freedom of personal choice,
which, depending upon the decisions that we make, will have
a positive or a negative effect on our own microcosm, I do
not believe that any of us can change what has already been
written in prophecy. The reason it is written in prophecy,
is because God already knows the outcome. He already knows
what choices we are each going to make, even before we do
ourselves. He knows what choices the various governments of
the world are going to make as well. God is all-knowing,
because He lives in the Eternal Now where past, present and
future are all blended into one. He tells us so Himself in
the following verses:

"I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever:
nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and
God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which
hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been;
and God requireth that which is past."
(Ecclesiastes 3:14-15)

"Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there
is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring
the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the
things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall
stand, and I will do all my pleasure:" (Isaiah 46:9-10)

While I have now shared with you my views regarding what I
believe the Lord teaches us concerning the practice of
praying for worldly leaders, our Scriptural picture is not
yet complete. As we have already seen, we owe our loyalty,
and our allegiance, first of all to the Kingdom of God. This
is because we are the subjects of His Kingdom. In fact, as I
point out in other articles, we are actually a worldwide,
holy, spiritual nation of born-again believers, which the
world does not yet recognize; but God does; and they shall
too in the not-too-distant future. Consider the following
verses. Even the Lord Himself made mention of His invisible
nation of spiritual children, which the unbelieving Jews
could not understand. Consider the following verses:

"Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken
from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits
thereof." Matthew 21:43, KJV

"And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom
of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom
of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say,
Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is
within you." Luke 17:20,21, KJV

"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy
nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the
praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his
marvellous light:" 1 Peter 2:9, KJV

While our spiritual nation is ruled from On High by the Lord
Himself in the Heavenlies, similar to worldly nations which
maintain governments in order to achieve cohesiveness and
unity amongst their peoples, God has also seen fit to set up
a loose structure for His children here on Earth, in order
to maintain a certain degree of spiritual unity amongst the
Body of Christ. I am referring to the leaders, or spiritual
elders, which the Lord has raised up for the edification of
His Body, the Church. The Apostles Peter, James and Paul
make mention of these leaders in the following verses taken
from their Epistles:

"Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit
yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must
give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with
grief: for that is unprofitable for you...Salute all them
that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of
Italy salute you." Hebrews 13:17, 24, KJV

"Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double
honour, especially they who labour in the word and
doctrine." 1 Timothy 5:17, KJV

"For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest
set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders
in every city, as I had appointed thee:" Titus 1:5, KJV

"Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the
church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil
in the name of the Lord:" James 5:14, KJV

"The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an
elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a
partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:"
1 Peter 5:1, KJV

As I fully describe in part two of the article 'Where Are
The First Century Churches?', when Paul talks about obeying
'them that have the rule over you', he is not talking about
worldly leaders and their governments; he is referring to
the bishops, deacons, and other elders which were set up
over the local congregations; and I would like to emphasize
that these were local situations. Unlike today, in which we
see powerful worldwide religious hierarchies, which are
controlled by one man, or by a small group of men, such as
with the Roman Catholic Church, the jurisdiction of these
leaders of the First Century Church was limited to a small
defined area; usually to one city. The churches of the First
Century were autonomous, indigenous units, bonded together,
not by an overbearing, powerful hierarchy, but rather by
love, and by their common doctrine of Salvation by grace
through faith in Jesus Christ. This unity was strengthened
by occasional visits from travelling elders such as Paul,
Timothy, Titus, and other elders, which were trained by the
Apostles themselves. Please refer to the aforementioned
article for more details.

The point I would like to stress here, is that it is to
these leaders of the local fellowships, to whom Christians
are to submit themselves first of all. In so doing, we are
indirectly submitting ourselves to the Lord. Of course, in
saying this, I am assuming that you have honest, humble
God-fearing leaders in your local fellowship who are truly
worthy of such honour. Why does Paul tell us that we are to
bestow this honour upon them? Because 'they watch for your
souls, as they that must give account'. In other words, your
local elders must give an account to God for your spiritual
wellbeing. Ungodly worldly political leaders certainly don't
do this! As we have already seen, most of them are primarily
concerned with lining their pockets with money, and staying
in power as long as they can, by whatever means possible;
even if it means through secret police, bribes, rigged
popular votes, assassinations, etc. There is nothing godly
about them whatsoever, because many are not His children.

Thus far, we have seen that we have our own Kingdom, our own
worldwide invisible nation, and our own leadership. That
being the case, I believe that one of our top priorities as
Christians, is not only to submit ourselves to the spiritual
elders in our lives, but also to fervently pray for them as
well. As the spiritual elder of our online fellowship, I can
certainly tell you that I need all of the prayers I can get.
Satan does not like what I am doing by sharing the straight
truth of God's Word with you. He hates it, and tries to slow
me down in the flesh as much as he possibly can. Sometimes
it is indeed a real struggle to complete a new article or
series. It can take days, or even weeks or longer. The main
point I wish to make is that these are the real leaders for
whom we ought to pray, and not for the godless leaders of
the world who do not retain God in their thoughts. In fact,
on a number of occasions, the Apostle Paul requested prayer
for himself and his companions in various of his Epistles.
Consider the following verses:

"Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's
sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive
together with me in your prayers to God for me;"
Romans 15:30, KJV

"Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a
door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which
I am also in bonds:" Colossians 4:3, KJV

"Brethren, pray for us." 1 Thessalonians 5:25, KJV

"Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord
may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with
you:" 2 Thessalonians 3:1, KJV

"Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all
things willing to live honestly." Hebrews 13:18, KJV

Of course, prayer is reciprocal in nature. Just as Paul
asked the brethren to pray for him, he likewise prayed for
them, and encouraged them to pray for each other. James also
tells us that we should pray over our sick brethren, as I
pointed out a moment ago. Consider the following verses:

"For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the
gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of
you always in my prayers;" Romans 1:9, KJV

"Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in
my prayers;" Ephesians 1:16, KJV

"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the
Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and
supplication for all saints;" Ephesians 6:18, KJV

"For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not
cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled
with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual
understanding;" Colossians 1:9, KJV

"Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth
you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye
may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God."
Colossians 4:12, KJV

"We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of
you in our prayers;" 1 Thessalonians 1:2, KJV

"I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure
conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee
in my prayers night and day;" 2 Timothy 1:3, KJV

"I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my
prayers," Philemon 1:4, KJV

"Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the
church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil
in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save
the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have
committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."
James 5:14,15, KJV

From all of the verses I have shared thus far, it becomes
quite evident that the Lord and His Apostles have left us
with a clear example regarding our prayer life. We have seen
that we are supposed to pray for our coming Kingdom, we are
supposed to prayer for our spiritual elders, and we are to
pray for each other. In addition to this, we are to pray for
those who persecute us. If we pray unselfishly in this
manner, the Lord will certainly hear us; for in quoting from
the thirty-fourth Psalm, the Apostle Peter wrote:

"For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his
ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord
is against them that do evil." 1 Peter 3:12, KJV

"The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears
are open unto their cry. The face of the LORD is against
them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from
the earth. The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and
delivereth them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh
unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be
of a contrite spirit." Psalm 34:15-18, KJV

Notice that while the Lord does indeed hear the prayers of
His righteous children, He turns away His Ear when it comes
to the wicked. In other words, He doesn't even listen to
their prayers; He just ignores them. In fact, as I point out
in 'Beholding The Evil And The Good', the Lord will even
temporarily turn His Face away from His own children when
they are overly disobedient and rebellious. You may recall
that in part one, I shared the following verse where Paul
tells us that the Lord's children are to depart from
iniquity. If we do this, and delight ourselves in Him, He
will hear our prayers and give us the desires of our hearts.
I have added several more verses for your consideration:

"Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having
this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let
every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from
iniquity." 2 Timothy 2:19, KJV

"Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee
the desires of thine heart." Psalm 37:4, KJV

"Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot
save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:"
Isaiah 59:1, KJV

While I have now presented a preponderance of Scriptural
evidence to explain why I am convinced that we are under no
obligation to pray for the wicked leaders of this world,
there is one place in the entire New Testament, where the
Apostle Paul does exhort us to pray for all men, including
the leaders of the world. More specifically, he encourages
us to pray for their Salvation. Of course, this is as it
should be, because the whole reason we are here, is to be a
Christian witness to others. I discuss the scope of God's
Plan of Salvation more fully in the article 'Is The Message
Of Salvation Meant For All Men?'. In his first Epistle to
Timothy, his dear son in the faith, Paul wrote the

"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications,
prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for
all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that
we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and
honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God
our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come
unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and
one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who
gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time."
1 Timothy 2:1-6, KJV

As noted a moment ago, Paul is clearly encouraging us to
pray for the Salvation of all men, regardless of their
social status. Whether one is a king, or a pauper, he still
requires the Lord's Salvation, because we have all sinned.
It was this burning desire in Paul's heart, which eventually
led him to the heart of the Roman Empire. Paul's words go
hand in hand with what Peter wrote in his second Epistle:

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men
count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not
willing that any should perish, but that all should come to
repentance." 2 Peter 3:9, KJV

In His infinite love and mercy, God wants to give all of us
a chance at Salvation, whether we will hear, or whether we
will forebear. As you may already know, the fact that Paul
was imprisoned in Jerusalem, taken to Rome, brought before
Nero on several occasions, and was able to be a faithful
witness to those of Nero's household for about two years
before he was finally beheaded, was itself the fulfillment
of a prophecy spoken by the Lord Himself, both in the
Gospels, as well as in the Book of Acts. Consider the
following verses:

"But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up
to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and
ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for
a testimony against them." Mark 13:9, KJV

"Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this
man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind
all that call on thy name. But the Lord said unto him, Go
thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name
before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my
name's sake." Acts 9:13-16, KJV

In addition to the fact that Paul says that we should pray
for the Salvation of all men, why does he specifically tell
us that we should pray 'for kings, and for all that are in
authority'? Quite simply, because in the long run, it may
prove to be to our own benefit if they accept the Lord. As
Paul wrote, 'that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in
all godliness and honesty'. In other words, if our prayers
help to win some worldly leaders to the Lord, in which case
they would hopefully become more yielded to His Spirit, then
there is the possibility that we might be able to live
quiet, peaceable lives under those authorities, with minimal
persecution. While this is indeed a wonderful thought, the
truth of the matter is that we, the Children of Light, are
unable to live a harmonious existence with the children of
darkness for very long; unless of course we compromise our
Christian convictions. Paul was not willing to do this. He
remained bold in his witness; and thus, the crazed Roman
emperor, Nero, who not only burned Rome, but who also later
committed suicide, had Paul beheaded in order to silence his

This brings us to another interesting point, and striking
truth regarding our witness to kings, presidents, prime
ministers and other world leaders and goverment authorities.
Exactly why did Jesus say that we would be brought before
these dignitaries? Was it so that they could all accept the
Lord, and so we could all be one happy universal Christian
family? No; not by any means. That is not what the Lord
said. What He did say was 'for a testimony against them'.
Isn't that amazing? As I stated earlier, the Lord knows the
end of the story from the very beginning. He already knows
the decision that we are each going to make when it comes
to our chance at Salvation. As I state in other articles, I
believe that this is one of the reasons why the Lord knows
those who are His, and why the Apostle Paul tells us that
we are predestinated, as we see in the following verses:

"For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be
conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the
firstborn among many brethren." Romans 8:29, KJV

"According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation
of the world, that we should be holy and without blame
before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the
adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according
to the good pleasure of his will...In whom also we have
obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to
the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel
of his own will:" Ephesians 1:4-5, 11, KJV

As we have already seen, because of His own Righteousness,
and because of His Divine Love for His creations, God wants
to give everyone a chance, even those who are in charge of
the governments of this current world; but He already knows
what they will choose. While Jesus was spiritually strong
enough to resist the temptations of Satan when he offered
Him all of the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, as
I mentioned in part one, like the backslider Demas who left
the Apostle Paul for the ways of the world, the evil men of
this world jump at such an opportunity; preferring temporal
Earthly riches, fame and power, instead of the as-yet-unseen
eternal rewards of our Heavenly Kingdom. Consider the
following verses:

"And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed
unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give
thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me;
and to whomsoever I will I give it." Luke 4:5,6, KJV

"For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present
world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to
Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia." 2 Timothy 4:10, KJV

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the
world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is
not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the
flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is
not of the Father, but is of the world."
1 John 2:15,16, KJV

Perhaps this is one of the reasons why when Jesus offered
prayers to His Father, He only prayed for His followers, and
not for the world, because as He said, 'for they are thine',
and as Paul wrote, 'The Lord knoweth them that are his'. As
I pointed out in part one, the only ones who can be a part
of Jesus' coming Kingdom on Earth, are those whom His Father
has given Him; and based upon the previous verses, it seems
that the only ones which the Father can give to Jesus, are
those who are predestinated to be a part of His Kingdom.
Is that easy for you to understand? If not, please read it
again more slowly.

Just as Jesus already knew ahead of time that Judas would
make the wrong choice and betray Him, the Lord apparently
already knows where the line is drawn between the sheep and
the goats, and between the wheat and the tares, even though
not everyone has made their choice yet here in our physical
realm of time and space. Because the score is apparently
already settled in Heaven, I am inclined to think that this
may be why the Lord did not leave us with any specific
instructions to pray for the children of the world and their
ungodly leaders. As the Apostle Paul wrote, they are already
the children of disobedience, and the children of wrath, who
are destined to face God's judgments. The Lord already knows
that no matter how many times some people are witnessed to,
or how long they are witnessed to, they will still not have
a change of heart. They will continue in their rebellious
ways until it is too late for them. They are brute beasts
meant to be destroyed. Consider these verses:

"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of
this world, according to the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in
the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh
and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath,
even as others." Ephesians 2:2,3, KJV

"But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and
destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand
not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;"
2 Peter 2:12, KJV

In the final segment of this series, I will conclude our
discussion by covering such topics as a world without
excuse, Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch, King Agrippa and
the Lord's sad disappointments, the snare of riches, God
sets up kings, God's vessels of wrath, the changing tide,
persecuted for our witness, the stuffed turkey, spiritual
degeneracy in the Last Days, when God commands us not to
pray, God's delayed judgments, God is slow to anger, the
fruits of a true Christian, and some pointed questions for
American Christians. I trust that you will join me.

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