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Reaching Politicians with the Gospel

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October 22, 2021 1:00 am

Reaching Politicians with the Gospel

Truth Talk / Stu Epperson

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October 22, 2021 1:00 am

Stu catches up with Mark Finley, a man conducting Bible studies on Capitol Hill, trying to lead Congressman and Senators to Christ.

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This is Robbie Gilmore from the Christian car guy and King in pursuit where we hear how God takes your passion and uses it to build the kingdom your chosen Truth Network podcast is starting in just a few seconds. Enjoy it and share it but most of all, thank you for listening and for choosing the truth network. This is the Truth Network politicians will cost some silly was our next guest on Drew thought this out. This study will with senators with his jealous friends. I politicians like Christ is all about taxes due to this segment time today welcome to loud his word and is designed to play his favorite victory Jesus on that you might hear that the background were still of the Dario have another Bible study is awesome. But there's a man of God you're frustrated with politicians and you gonna want to you like reason to say what you do and you know it by this man of God is actually ministering about God is called you Teresa for Christ Jesus our change that everything right Mark family tell us about your ministry what God is doing well. God placed me in the United States Congress. I have the privilege of walking with men and women arrived they House of Representatives and the Senate prayer groups in the name of Jesus you know were all called as ambassadors of reconciliation to go wide in his name and I come from Northern Ireland, the place where you know we are dealing with reconciliation after a peace process. You know more than 20 years ago on a bombing a lot of lot of violence, terrors, and everything, but you know the bottom line is the heart problem and so you know we have to to challenge it wherever we are off and I will just encourage members of Congress both sides of the aisle. I'll say Congressman Congresswoman is the Lord put on your heart from the other side of the aisle from the other party once I'm recently a member of Congress said to me nobody and I said Congressman who has the Lord put on your heart from the other side of the aisle and he said well he named the person and then he went on to say, but you know and I said well he may be crazy but the Lord put them on your heart. Why don't you approach him. Why don't you sit down and have a cup of coffee with him and talk about Jesus get together and build a relationship around the name and person of Jesus know what you're the name of your ministry.

Your website at leaders and followers is leaders and followers foundation where leaders and OR G or section, Mark, you've inspired me because I get upset I get on the radio and see what what what is this politician thinking how dearly I got I got is that maybe to a point. There is a righteous indignation it's it's justifiable. But at the same time we really need to be praying these are souls that will give an account to God, but they need salvation so still How they can think that way like this a good saying to the compromise your values rising to now you suddenly are for abortion and that not talking our listeners be more mindful of praying for the souls of these politicians who have families who were also souls who also under God's love as well.

Just earlier on in your Bible studies there.

I will remind you said we need to connect before we can correct. We need to disciple before we can discipline you have to have a relationship, you know. But here's the bottom line. We are called first Timothy 313 recall the prey right for all leaders not just the ones we vote for, not just the ones we like yesterday morning and in the middle of spending time in the word the Lord just put it on my heart email. The Prime Minister, a Muslim leader in a no other country in the world and to share with him that I am praying for him. I'm praying for his country because they have more refugees than citizens, which is going to be exacerbated by the problems coming out of Afghanistan times. I'm letting him know that we are following our scriptural leading to pray for our leaders and I shared for and with them well have to tell you know I was the kingdom of Jordan and I shared with him. I I had a really moving Aryans of standing on the banks of the river Jordan I'm reading from Joshua one.

The section where God told Joshua what he was to do and that he would be with him wherever he went. Strong and courageous, and I told this Prime Minister in him. I see a leader who is strong and courageous that we are praying, so we need to encourage the Lord when we raise his name will draw all on to himself and can you speak Afghanistan. Real quick. A lot of folks are heartbroken if you like the government to no trade amount we know Christians are being killed. Women are being treated rudely. There's a lot of anger in our government right now for what they did, how they treated Afghanistan course and allow the just the ridiculous nature with which it was all really just mishandled what we pray for the people there. I know you're in touch with a lot of leaders in back channel stuff you have to JJs and you get a hold give us an update and how we can be praying right now for the deer people in Afghanistan are allies for all these years we've kinda left. Well, I mean I would say that there are things that are happening. Amb. Sam Brownback and others are trying to bring some coordination. I'd of the Christian world so intent to help and to encourage app, but here's the thing that encourages me the most. John 17 just go and read Jesus prayer to the father for us what he say he said he was coming out of the world, but he was praying for them would remain in the world. So I ask you to [surround the world were world substitute Afghanistan. Jesus said that his prayer is for them left in Afghanistan.

He tells us that we believe in him are going to do greater things than he has done the might of America has been unceremoniously withdrawn. Jesus hasn't been withdrawn and I am praying for those who are left in the country. And Jesus said in John 17 that his prayer was for those who would believe through who are left in the world.

So we pray for those our brothers and sisters we know and believe Jesus is going to do great things in that country, not just that country. Consider this way about world from Iran through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India pray for the brothers and sisters are there who are ministering here standing out in the name of Jesus raising his name up. That's all we are called to do nothing more more marked fillings with leaders and Say a prayer we have for our world for our politicians and pray for you it closes out with you father, I just give thanks for these men. This morning I give thanks that there are people in the world you have placed them all over this world who are raising the name of Jesus we give thanks that you sent your son for us. You did the work. Our job is simple to go. Why doesn't pastors and raising the name. We thank you for every opportunity in our school rooms in our work places in our family homes in our communities and in countries all around the world that we do particularly pray for Afghanistan. We pray for leaders led by God, who will rise up Jesus name, amen.

And everyone pray for Mark Philly as she ministers on Capitol Hill for boldness for openings to share the gospel with politicians if there's ever been a mission field I think is a good one. I know so you we are actually praying and believing at the moment for something else. We're going to have a home where we're calling it an acts 28 home where people will come and be with us. Orion the dinner table spend time with us you know it says in acts 28 that the Gentiles will come and they will listen, I'm all in his own home proclaim the kingdom of God and taught by the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance. So our prayer is that this next season. We are unhindered. We want to bring those members of Congress who want to bring leaders from all walks of life to gather people who are different from one another around the name of person of Jesus. What you doing for the website.

Over time, leaders and Irishman Mark Philly will find them there and thank you for your witness for Christ, even to the politicians and they we ever vigilant praying for their souls to come to Christ and by the way that's both parties need Jesus you can be conservative, have family values but for eternity in hell, if you don't know the Savior. We all need the Lord and we need to get off your high horse and get on her knees and seek God on behalf of these these friends and even enemies pray to God will save you know Paul writes the end of his letters in the name of Jesus, grace and peace going Irish is in on you shall brush to vitiate come love that will end on that note the grace and peace. This is the Truth Network say what would you do if you were a new Christian and you didn't have a Bible like a Woolworth my way from the Bible, the international you probably say will and hop in my car I go to Christian bookstore or have one shipped to me with those word options should stay with him due to the faith. I mean I need to know what it means to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus, you know, you would pray that someone, anyone would bring you a Bible and that's exactly the way it is for literally aliens are Christians around the world are part of our spiritual family.

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