This upcoming Sunday, April 26th, churches across America are being asked to participate in a STAND FOR MARRIAGE SUNDAY. This is because on Tuesday, April 28th, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments FOR and AGAINST redefining marriage in America. Though marriage between a man and a woman has existed since the beginning and is the cornerstone of ordered society, this time-honored institution is in serious trouble. Before federal judges began to overturn marriage laws, 30 states had protected natural marriage in their Constitutions. Now the High Court of the entire nation is poised to decide for all of us, even against the will of the majority.
So this Sunday, we are being encouraged, along with thousands of pastors and millions of church members, to view a brief video, receive some pertinent information, and then spend time during our gathering, in focused prayer for the Court and our Country.
On this Saturday, April 25th, the Christian Community is uniting in Washington, D.C for a MARCH FOR MARRIAGE, in order to send a message to the Court that we will not stand by silently while family and freedom hang in the balance.
Since April 7th, many Believers have been participating in a 21-Day Prayer and Fast, leading up to the oral arguments. There has also been the establishment of a special website called Pray4Marriage.
You may ask, WHY, in the midst of your own personal family crisis, trials and transitions, are we focusing on all of this Supreme Court stuff?
It is because we are now facing, perhaps, the single greatest threat to our families in our life time. This is not only a threat to your marriage and family, but this is a severe threat to your freedom to practice your faith in public or even in the privacy of your homes.
As you guys know, the Lord told us to come to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Rebuild, Restore and Renew Hearts and Homes. Over the last few years, the Lord has led us in a long series of prayer strategies that included the titles: Restoring the Gates and Walls of Our Hearts and Homes, Fight For Your Family, and Guarding Our Hearts and Homes.
Last year, He told us to call the entire year, An Open Door for Healing in Hearts and Homes. This year, HE has led us to change the name of our weekly gatherings to the Family Prayer Room. When you look back over the years and observe how the Lord has led us step by step, you will see that all along HE has been preparing us for THIS day in America.
This is why HE would not allow us to leave this area, just yet. He wanted us positioned in the very State where the original vision for this nation was seeded. We have come to a sovereign and holy moment in our nation's history and we are asking you to stand with us.
As your pastors, we have resolved to preach the TRUTH and boldly proclaim the Word of the Lord, especially as it relates to the salvation and restoration of the family. It may place us in the middle of great political controversy, but our position is not about politics. Our stand is a stand FOR the righteous rule and reign of God; the Kingdom of God.
It just so happens that THIS Sunday is our family-focused session, so it's easy to embrace STAND FOR MARRIAGE and Pray4Marriage into our agenda for this week. Once again, we will record and webcast to our online audience, sending out the word of the Lord across Harrisburg, the entire state, the nation, and the world. The Lord has instructed us to release these words, exhortations and prayers into the atmosphere and into cyberspace because more is happening in the spiritual realm than we can observe in the natural world.
Will you stand with us?
We are taking another step as we continue to overcome, under orders.
It's all for the harvest,
Chris and Carol Green