By Pastor Todd Coconato
It’s been a very difficult season for believers to navigate through, as there is a plethora of different views, information, and disinformation swirling around as well as very different responses from Christian leaders as to what has happened in 2020 and how we should respond as the Body of Christ.
The elections have caused a ‘shock and awe’ that has sent a shockwave around the globe. All the nations of the Earth are watching America, as they too have a vested interest in how this all plays out. This affects us all. There is a massive elephant in the room—will America fall to socialism/communism? Will the beacon of light and shining city on a hill become what it has fought against on so many occasions? This is a battle between light and darkness. It has never been simply political in nature. This is what the church must understand.
There are some who are apologizing, others are pointing fingers and some have given into depression, fear, and anxiety. It’s clear, we have a problem. I don’t believe this is a time to eat our own or shame each other. If anything, this should be a time where real Christians come together and contend for the very future, heart, and soul of this nation. If not now, then when?
As many of you know, I support President Trump. As a faith leader, I looked at the two platforms and the choice we had in 2020 and thought it was abundantly clear who I needed to vote for. I also felt a strong urgency to help others to see the stark contrast of ideologies. As I said, this is a spiritual battle, not a political one. It’s not against flesh and blood, but rather strongholds and principalities. It still is—very much so—and we are not out of the woods yet! We need to keep fighting and pushing back.
The fake news has tried to smear me publicly for my support of President Trump. They attempted to paint me as some type of “fringe pastor”. They took my words and jumbled them up. They do all they can to make it confusing to the people. To try and put doubt in your minds. They use words and terms like “conspiracy” and “baseless claims”. They use psychological warfare tactics. That’s because they have a lot to lose—their power, their control, everything. You are not stupid though. You see through this. That’s why we are such a threat to them! We outnumber them by far.
Do I think President Trump will win again? Honestly, I don’t know how God is going to answer our prayers. My hope is not found in President Trump. My hope is found in Jesus Christ. He is the one I am focused on. I believe He hears our prayers and responds to the prayers of the righteous. If I don’t believe He hears my prayers, then why would I even pray? The fact is, He does though. And I believe God is not done with America yet.
The key to this all is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14. I call that verse “the recipe for revival”. We need ‘new life’ in America and in the church—otherwise, we will lose this country. We can no longer operate as business as usual. This is a clarion call! But…all is not lost yet. We need to contend—pray—repent—and fast! We cannot give up or give into the cancel culture. We cannot be divided or point fingers at each other. No one knows what God is going to do here yet. We can’t get ahead of Him. We also cannot lose faith or act as though we have already lost! We have not lost! We have to remember how many times our ancestors appeared to be backed up against a wall…and then God moved! The enemy wants us to give up prematurely. To return to Egypt. I say no!
We must stand up now! The giants on the land are NOT TO BIG!
We have to understand that cancel culture is coming for us. It’s coming for Christians and there is no way we can sit this one out. This is our fiery furnace moment. We cannot bow down to this anti-God cabal of demonic “leadership”. Not now, not ever.
Was the election stolen? In my opinion, based on the information, I have seen…it was. Did Donald Trump win? I believe he did. But unfortunately, we may not have realized how deep the corruption had gotten. Many are willing to just accept this now and move on. Many are pointing to 2022 or 2024. Think about it…is this what we should be doing? Our house just got robbed and yet we don’t even want to investigate it? That is unwise. Sometimes it takes time, but the thieves are counting on us to simply give up. God sees and knows all.
I believe we need to ask God for wisdom. We are in uncharted waters church. The people are looking for leadership that is bold and unafraid. The people know what happened and are tired of gutless leaders who cower, cave, and point fingers at one another. I know those are some tough words, but I don’t believe we should beat around the bush right now. Everything is at stake. This is a defining moment in history.
The churches must be open. The preachers must address what has happened. We cannot repeat the fake news propaganda and their lies as if it’s the truth. It’s not the truth! We must tell the truth! We must preach the full Bible. We must lay hands on the sick. We must assemble. We must not give up or give in.
For anyone to claim they know what is going to happen, outside of real supernatural prophetic insight, is simply unwise. We don’t know unless God has truly given us that level of understanding. But what we do know is that this is probably the most important time of our lifetime. It’s a make it or break it moment for our country.
The church is meant to be the head and not the tail. We are meant to lead this nation back to Christ. A great harvest is awaiting. That is what will change everything. I believe this is what God is also waiting for us to understand. We have authority in the name of Jesus to cancel this foul assignment of hell on America!
We need to know our identity in Christ. We need to understand deliverance. This nation needs deliverance! It needs a move of God!
The fake news thought they would scare me. They thought I would cave. I will not. There is a high cost in standing, but we all must stand.
Our founders believed in God-given, inalienable rights—Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I stand by those rights and believe we must take a stand now for this nation and our future. Otherwise, we will lose it. The truth is what sets the captive free. It’s time to speak boldly. It’s time to preach the Gospel in the highways and bi-ways! It’s time to know who we are in Jesus Christ!
Call me whatever you want to. Make fun of me all you want. I have made a decision. I will stand.
Will you stand as well?
A lot of churchgoers yearn for soothing sermons. Meanwhile, a growing company seeks to understand authority, brokenness, and Resurrection Life. Who are these ‘others’ who have their eyes wide open?
They are too loud for most. They pray longer and deeper than what is ‘acceptable’ in respectable circles. They do their duty and suffer through meaningless concerts, seminars, and “Christian events.” But, their hearts are not in it.
Many Christians don’t want to talk about spiritual warfare because they hate confrontation. These ‘others’ know we are at war with principalities and powers of evil. These ‘abnormals’ are secret weapons—set apart for that perfect moment when God will unleash them on an unsuspecting world.
Professional church builders fear them because they scare away the ‘right people.’ Carnal believers despise them because they are a constant reminder of compromise.
In order to salve their conscience, those who oppose this remnant call them ‘abnormal.’ But they are not abnormal. They are very normal. We have been subnormal for so long that normal looks abnormal.
Maybe you are one of those Jesus-followers who loves just a little too much—who wants more than everyone thinks is ‘right.’ Maybe they roll their eyes when you talk about things—awesome things you believe God can still do in this dark and evil time. Remember: to some Christians, you are a ‘fanatic.’ But, to them, the definition of a fanatic is anyone who loves Jesus more than they do…
They tell you your agitation is abnormal. They tell you to relax, but that just stokes your inner fire. They tell you, “God is in control and you don’t have to worry.” But you remember the Word of God, and it tells you to do something. You know that God combs the earth for willing vessels who will throw off the glad rags of religion, take up the mighty weapons of God, and thrust the sword of the Spirit into the heart of the powers of darkness.
Well my ‘normal’ friend, it is time for you know what God is about to do. It’s time for me to explain you, to you.
What will explain you, and then launch you, is this simple fact: GOD WILL NOT GIVE UP AMERICA WITHOUT A FIGHT. He will strike with a force and fury that will leave the God-haters stunned and limp.
Satan has grossly underestimated what the Lord is willing to do to spare our nation. You see that same overconfidence in those who follow the devil.
The concussion will also be felt within the church. Those preachers who traded their divine calling for the rewards of this world—those who flattered and dulled the saints—those who turned God’s army into a harmless social club—will be exposed. Those who killed the natural urge of the Body of Christ will be judged in this life, and not just in eternity.
Here’s what wrong with you, my ‘normal’ friend. You have seen the lie. You see that what lies beneath so much of today’s preaching is defeat. What they consider to be an uplifting message is in fact the white flag of surrender. It is summed up in this simple fact: THEY DO NOT BELIEVE AMERICA CAN BE SAVED.
They have resigned themselves to a new goal—a false goal—because they have lost faith in God’s goals.
Satan has sold the church fool’s gold. Instead of taking up weapons mighty to the tearing down of strongholds, we pursue money, cheap grace, and celebrity, because of defeat and unbelief.
Faith has grown flabby. They don’t know about the power of our weapons. They don’t know the limitless extent of our authority. And, it is because we don’t know our marching orders. We don’t know what to say to this generation.
So now the stage is set for the ‘normal’ people to be used in extraordinary ways. Believers who will soon be revealed to be secret weapons are waiting on God at the very moment. Broken hearts are the birthplace of the impossible. Many don’t know what’s happening to them. They can’t explain their birth pangs.
They will begin by challenging and defeating the lies of the false government and political corruption. Peter recognized when the government crossed the line.
Acts 4: 19: But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to Him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
Peter also understood what to do when a government tries to ban the Gospel:
Acts 5: 28: (the Jewish high council was) saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!” 29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
The true warrior understands what is going on. They know the Left is coming after our freedom. They know how they will force feed our children the Antichrist agenda.
What they don’t know is that you are waking up to your purpose and destiny. God has called you out of the rank and file, the ‘sleepy heads’ who wander in and out of church. You are being groomed for special power in this hour.
The mighty God is creating people to turn the tide of wickedness. He doesn’t care about your age or your education. He searches for someone who is travailing over the evil, and who will die without power and purpose. They want to be in the fight—and they want to be in the thick of it.
Isaiah 6: 8: “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.””
You are not abnormal…you are simply becoming normal! What you were created to be! The Holy Spirit is energizing you to take a giant leap out of dead church life. You are about to make a courageous declaration of war on the godless ideologies that are destroying our nation.
You and I will see a harvest of lost souls. We will carry the Gospel to those most victimized by America’s leftist plunge.
You are being overtaken by an irrevocable need to be in the middle of God’s greatest act in history. This is what the normal Christian life is supposed to be. Welcome to the war!