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J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX here.
I know we haven't put out a newsletter in a month. You wouldn't believe how many times I've started one and gotten stymied. I have so much to say, but there's so much going on and so little time and space in which to say it.
I've prayed about this a lot. Thursday, as I pondered once again how to break the ice, I was reminded of a parody we released two and a half years ago called "Can't Fight This Kneeling." That title doesn't mean I can't resist the urge to kneel; it means I can't just pray and not act.
When you're writing new songs every week but not singing them on stage, it's easy to forget some of the words, so I decided I'd look at the lyrics again. The opening verse just floored me, because it's exactly the way I feel right now:
I can't fight this kneeling any longer
And yet I'm still afraid to stand and go
What started out as censorship has grown stronger
I only wish I had the strength to let 'em know
I tell myself, take a stand – it's now or never
I'd say there is good reason for my fear
And I'd feel more secure right here forever
Yet in His last directions, He made everything so clear
And even as I ponder, my ego yells inside:
"You'll be branded as a weirdo on the cold, dark Christian Right!"
But I'm gettin' bolder than I ever thought I might
While writing those lines in April 2018, I had no idea how eerily prophetic they would seem in December 2020. Back then, I was just talking about speaking up in front of non-Christians. But now I find myself in a position where I am also talking to many fellow Christians.
Censorship is a big part of what I want to discuss, and I had totally forgotten I'd used the word in that song. And the line in which I used it has never been more appropriate. What I'm going to say today will probably make some of you think I'm a weirdo, but my conscience compels me.
Last year, we released a CD called Conspiracy No. 56 in honor of the 56th birthday of ApX guitarist and resident conspiracy theorist Tom Tincha. I had no idea that after I turned 56 on July 2, 2020, I would witness and experience so much in the next five months that I will certainly sound like a conspiracy theorist myself to many of you.
I've spent a lot of time trying to think of non-controversial ways to say what I'm about to say, but I'm 6'6" — God created me to stand tall. I've been a born-again Christian now for almost 33 years. I prize truth. I despise lies. I hope the reputation I've built will at least lead you to give me a fair hearing.
But first, let's get unrelated news items out of the way. After you read the next article, I'll have more to say. Much more.
New Single & Other Updates
December 4, 2020, 11:16 am EST
We don't want to distract from the main message of this newsletter, but we also have news about a new single and a few weekly features our fans look for, so we've included links to those stories below:
New Single: Summer of Love
The 365-Day Album Challenge: Wks 26-30
How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
Pt. 1 - Living in a Dystopian Society
December 4, 2020, 2:13 pm EST
J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX here again.
Amy Grant had a big influence on me before and after I came to Christ. I remember a song on her Unguarded album had this chorus: "You've got to know who to (and) who not to listen to." Hold that thought.
Later, I did a lot of outreach to Jehovah's Witnesses. I've read countless books about them and have had many discussions with them, and I'll tell you a secret: If you try to argue with them from the Bible because you think it's their source of authority, you're operating with a false premise.
Jehovah's Witnesses believe their parent organization, The Watch Tower Society, is God's sole channel of truth on earth. So if you show them something in the Bible that seems clear to you, and one of their publications says it means something else, they won't believe you.
Those people have no real idea about their organization's many failed prophecies over the years. Or that they use a massively and deliberately altered Bible translation which has never been endorsed by any credible Bible scholar. Or that their publications frequently take quotations out of context, often making them say the opposite of their original intention.
They are strongly discouraged from reading anything that might present a different opinion. And they are forbidden to read anything written by ex-Jehovah's Witnesses. Sound cultish to you? Yet there are almost 8.7 million professing Jehovah's Witnesses.
What Does That Have to Do with the USA?
I see an eerily similar thing going on in America today. We have been conditioned to trust and rely upon our "legacy media" — NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, etc.
Those are all brand names we've grown up with, but they're not owned or staffed by the same people anymore. Oh, sure, we figure some lean more toward the left or the right, but we expect them to report all the news. But that's no longer the case.
I was a journalism major in college and briefly worked at a newspaper before going into public relations for 10 years. One thing they drilled into our minds in school 35 years ago was journalistic objectivity — reporting the facts and not injecting your own biases. Unfortunately, objectivity has left the building.
Have you ever heard of "the Fourth Estate"? Wikipedia says it "refers to the press and news media both in explicit capacity of advocacy and implicit ability to frame political issues. Though it is not formally recognized as a part of a political system, it wields significant indirect social influence."
Here in 2020, "significant" is an understatement. "Indirect" is a misnomer.
I am appalled at what I have seen happening in recent months. It's like we're living in some sci-fi movie about a dystopian society where the truth is suppressed like Soylent Green, Logan's Run, or The Hunger Games. The media is serving an elite group who want to consolidate power.
Think it can't happen in a nation of over 330 million people like the U.S.A.? It certainly happened in a nation of over 285 million people (the U.S.S.R.) before that nation broke up. It certainly is still happening in a nation of 1.4 billion people (China) and many other socialist and communist countries.
Make no mistake: The real power and money behind what's going on has a distinctly socialist — and ultimately communist — and atheist agenda.
I'll talk more about this in the next article below.
Pt. 2 - Hiding (the News) in Plain Sight
December 4, 2020, 3:01 pm EST
J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX here again.
When I was training to be a journalist, we were warned not to bury the lead in a news story, so let's make this the lead:
The mainstream news media has been totally and deliberately downplaying, ridiculing, and/or refusing to report a massive amount of information that conflicts with their desired narrative concerning the 2020 presidential election (both before and after) and the COVID pandemic.
Facebook and Twitter are censoring things, blocking accounts of major conservative people, putting disclaimers under things people say that call the election into question. YouTube and Google are involved, too. They take videos down, reduce the number of likes, demonetize certain things, stilt search results so things are harder to find, etc.
This is not some conspiracy theory, either. It's a proven fact. And they have stepped up their efforts in recent months. You may be aware of their censorship issues if you've seen anything about the recent Senate hearings with Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.
But maybe you didn't see those. Have you seen the meetings of state legislatures in the past week where massive amounts of evidence was presented by eyewitnesses and experts in Pennsylvania (last Friday), Arizona (Monday), Michigan (Tuesday and Wednesday), Georgia (Thursday), and Nevada (Thursday)?
Did you see the press conference Tuesday held by the Amistad Project (led by former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline) in Arlington VA where they presented startling new evidence for the election fraud cases they currently have (independent of the Trump team's cases) in the courts?
The legislators and spectators at all of the above meetings were shocked and outraged by what they saw and heard. People who were watching online felt the same way. If you were not aware of this or if you just heard about it secondhand from mainstream news (if they bothered to mention it at all), you are totally missing out.
What Exactly Are You Missing?
Millions of Americans have been watching these things, and there are many video clips from them available on the internet. Mind-blowing things are being revealed. But the mainstream media doesn't want you to see it.
Those meetings contained hours and hours and hours of compelling testimonies. Do you know there are literally over 5000 sworn affidavits from witnesses — people willing to go to prison if they are found to have committed perjury? People who have stood up to tell the truth being harassed and threatened?
By the way, those witnesses are not just Republicans — they are Democrats, third-party voters, and people who aren't even fans of President Trump. They include many people of color and many outspoken Christians.
The mainstream media is saying, "There is no widespread evidence of fraud" and then refusing to cover those hearings. Oh, but there is so much more to tell to this story — unbelievable (but verified) stuff. Here in ApologetiX, we've been watching these stories develop and sharing them among ourselves and with other close Christian friends.
We are not alone. A recent poll showed that over 70% of Republicans and 30% of Democrats believe the election was likely stolen. And those numbers seem to be going up as days go by. If you're not aware of what's going on, you are missing the story of the century.
If you've only been watching the mainstream news (even Fox News), what I've just reported may sound totally crazy, but I didn't come to that conclusion overnight. And unlike the protagonists in typical movies about futuristic dystopian societies, I am not alone. Millions of other Americans feel the same way.
I'm writing this to help spread the news. If the mainstream media won't do it, the rest of us have to. Thankfully, there are many, many, many other news resources out there. Curious? Read on.
Pt. 3 - What Does the Fox Say?
December 4, 2020, 5:15 pm EST
J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX back for more.
As I've stated before, I've never been a political person, so when I started sitting up and paying attention about five months ago, I really didn't know where to go. I'd always heard Fox News was conservative, but I also started hearing that they weren't quite the same as they used to be.
I started watching them and I enjoyed a number of their shows, particularly their prime time line-up. But things took a dramatic turn on election night.
Many conservative Christians felt betrayed by Fox News on election night when it became the first network to call Arizona for Joe Biden — early in the evening, days before even the very liberal CNN did, when only a fraction of the votes were in and the polls were still open.
In the month since then, it has gotten much worse, as Fox has obviously made a business decision to shift toward the left. Meanwhile, their ratings have plummeted as viewers have left them in droves. As of yesterday, ratings for their top people (Ingraham, McCallum, Cavuto, Sandra, Baier, Hannity, Carlson, and Perino) had gone down between 50-60 percent!
Emerald Robinson, a Christian who is the White House correspondent for Newsmax, tweeted the following on November 24: "Just talked with a @foxnews insider: the panic there is very real. If you support President Trump, you're dead with management. If you support Joe Biden, you're dead with your audience."
Unfortunately, there are still a significant number of Christians and conservatives who are unaware of this. And they look at Fox News and figure, "Well, if even Fox is saying this, it must be true." Not so.
Also, just because you see some notable Republicans (like Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Tom Ridge, the Bush brothers, and many others) say something on Fox or some other channel, don't assume they have your best interests in mind.
So where did everybody go? Well, let's take a look at that in our next article.
Pt. 4 - Where Else Can You Get News?
December 4, 2020, 6:46 pm EST
J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX, with even more to say.
So, if you can't trust the "legacy media," who can you trust? Well, that's something you should probably pray about. But I can at least tell you about a lot of other alternative news sources I've discovered in the past five months.
I can promise you that if you look them up on Wikipedia or social media or anyplace other than the sources themselves, somebody will probably be trying to discredit them. We live in an age where people love to smear others.
They'll probably label many of them as "right-wing extremists." But they might label you and me that way, too. Check them out yourself and draw your own conclusions.
These are some of the best as far as television. You'll have to check and see if your cable provider includes these, but you can also follow them all online and on Twitter. I'll bet they all have apps.
Real America's Voice
One America News Network (OANN)
RightSide Broadcasting Network
Check out the daily broadcasts from The War Room. That program airs six days a week and is enormously popular and informative and available on many platforms, including Real America's Voice and YouTube.
Here's a broadcast from Friday, December 4:
Check out Joe Oltmann and the Conservative Daily Podcast. You can find them various places, including on YouTube.
Here's a broadcast from Friday, December 4:
Joe Oltmann is a Christian and is also the guy who blew the whistle on Eric Coomer, the director of security for Dominion Voting Systems. If you don't know about all that's been going down in that story, it will absolutely blow your mind. Here is an interview Joe did a few weeks ago with Michelle Malkin where he explains the story. Joe is a witness in the case against Dominion Voting Systems. You've got to see this to believe it!
These two publications are also great sources for news::
You can get online updates from two of the most prominent attorneys working on the fraud cases, Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, at https://kraken-wood.com.
I also enjoy the daily broadcasts from Pastor Rob McCoy of Calvary Chapel in California. He's a former mayor and very politically savvy and has great guests. He also has been keeping his church open against all the horrible lockdowns in his state.
Here's a great interview he had a couple weeks ago, when he interviewed Congressman Madison Cawthorn, the youngest congressman of this era. Only 25! Madison is an outspoken Christian and a paraplegic with a powerful testimony.
There are many, many, many more. Those are just some good places to start. But I'll tell you an even better place in my next article.
Pt. 5 - Fast, Fresh News: Twitter & Parler
December 4, 2020, 7:17 pm EST
My life really changed a couple of months ago when I discovered how much information you can find on Twitter. You can get news mere minutes (and even seconds) after it breaks — straight from the sources — with video clips, etc.
The band has had a Twitter account for years, but I've rarely used it and then it was only to post about new singles. Now I have my own Twitter account that I use to follow things. The only problem is Twitter has had some censorship issues, and they've blocked many conservative people, even the President, for periods of time.
As is the case with Facebook, they also love to flag any post that talks about election fraud with notes that say things like "Other sources have already called this election for Joe Biden" or "Learn how voting is safe and secure." It's ridiculous.
By the way, they never seem to post warnings on things from the radical left or block their accounts. It's ridiculous, and everybody on Twitter knows it.
I follow many people on Twitter. For starters, I would recommend checking out:
Emerald is the Newsmax White House correspondent. She is also a Christian.
Two of the attorneys who are involved in cases exposing and combatting election fraud are:
Sidney Powell has filed major cases in four states in the past week, with more on the way. You can access the actual documents for those cases and see the evidence for yourself. Lin Wood has a major case in Georgia. Both Wood and Powell are Christians. They post a lot of things throughout the day.
Wood is particularly bold in his Christian faith and in his posts. He and Powell held a well-attended rally in Alpharetta GA on Wednesday, and I talked with a number of Christian friends who watched it. It was powerful, moving, and a number of us got choked up.
You can also follow other attorneys working on the current cases, but those two post the most.
Jenna Ellis, senior legal advisor and counsel to President Trump, is also an outspoken Christian. She posts frequent updates on Twitter, too.
President Trump himself sends out many tweets (as you've probably heard) that include news clips from networks that are actually covering the story, etc.
There is also a new conservative alternative to Twitter called Parler that is growing by leaps and bounds. And they don't censor conservative voices. You can sign up for Twitter and Parler for free.
If you're interested, here are some other good ones to follow on Twitter for starters:
SOME PRIME NEWS OUTLETS
OTHER INTERESTING RELIABLE SOURCES
But there are many, many, many more.
Pt. 6 - A Confession and an Explanation
December 5, 2020, 2:45 pm EST
J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX here with yet another article.
Don't you hate it when musicians tell you who to vote for? That's why I waited till after the election to tell you who I voted for. And why.
I have a confession to make: My wife and I were at the March for Trump on November 11 in Washington DC. ApX keyboardist Rich Mannion and his wife came with us. I don't think I've ever seen so many people in one place in my life. The only ones that came close that I've been to were a huge pro-life rally in D.C. in 1990 and a Beach Boys concert on the big lawn in D.C. in 1984.
I can believe that the attendance number I've heard from multiple trusted sources of "at least a million people" is true. However, some of the mainstream networks said a few thousand, 10,000 or 20,000. Don't believe them. We were there. We saw it with our own eyes. I've been in stadiums with 50,000 people before — this was wayyy more than that. And it was very racially diverse.
There were many speakers at that rally, and quite a few of them led the crowd in corporate prayer during their time at the microphone. It wasn't bland prayer, either. They prayed specifically in the name of Jesus. The reason we attended was not to participate in some lovefest for a political candidate. I did it for two reasons:
1. To encourage the President, his advisors, and his legal team to continue in their fight against election fraud. I had been following this story closely through many trustworthy sources, and I had absolutely zero doubt that election fraud occurred on a massive scale. That was three weeks ago. i have now seen 10 times as much evidence. It's overwhelming. Trump won in a landslide. The election was hijacked.
2. To get the attention of the Supreme Court and elected representatives (including Republicans) who were sitting on the fence that they better do something about this, whether hearing cases or investigating fraud or demanding audits of the votes (not just recounts). Those people don't just get their news from the major networks; they know how many people were really there.
Don't be confused by the mainstream media when they tell you a certain Trump fraud case was thrown out or whatever. Many of those states have lower-court judges who were appointed by the democratic parties. Some, like my home state, even have democrat-dominated, Obama-appointed Supreme Courts, and they vote accordingly. But those cases can be appealed and the U.S. Supreme Court has a conservative majority.
We've always known that some of these cases were headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In fact, people have pointed out that in the 2000 Bush vs. Gore election, Bush lost in all of the courts until the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court. And that was one case. This time around, there are many, many more. Some are filed by the Trump legal team. Others are filed by Sidney Powell and Lin Wood on the behalf of We the People. Others have been filed by Amistad Project. And there are others.
Also, most of the legislatures in the disputed states have a Republican majority. That's a huge deal, because if they determine an election held in their state was fraudulent, they have the power to select a new board of electors and vote accordingly, even if their state already "certified" the fraudulent results. But that doesn't mean enough of those Republicans will have the courage to do the right thing.
Furthermore, a significant portion of the Republican establishment hates Donald Trump. I know some Christians who feel that way, and I know some of our fans feel that way.
Why Do I Feel the Way I Do?
When I voted in 2016, I grudgingly voted for Donald Trump, because I saw it as voting for the lesser of two evils. I'd never been a fan of him and didn't watch The Apprentice when it was popular on TV. I couldn't believe he was running for President. My wife was the one who first started listening to what his policies were and gradually convinced me. The same thing happened to Tom Milnes.
Even so, I don't trust politicians in general, so I didn't set my expectations very high. I have been pleasantly surprised. I'm not a fan of the way he says many things, but I have been amazed at many of the things he has accomplished. He is very rough around the edges — even abrasive at times — but I feel like he has to be to fight for the things he represents.
I feel like he has been significantly better at keeping his promises than just about any political figure I have ever seen in my lifetime. Also, he doesn't seem to talk like a typical politician. I know politics is a dirty business, and I have no illusions that anybody who gets to the pinnacle of power is a paragon of virtue. But this election presented a clear choice in candidates and policies to me.
I believe that this is the most important election in at least 150 years, and the outcome will dramatically impact the future of our country and the world. My conscience would not allow me to not do everything I could for the sake of my kids, my grandkids, and my country. That's also why I'm even writing about it here, even at the risk of offending some of our fans. In fact, I fully expect we'll lose fans over this.
The pro-life issue is critical to me. As I grow older, I become increasingly convicted that our generation will have a lot to answer for on judgment day in regard to the murder of tens of millions of innocent babies. Many people think there's no way Roe v. Wade could ever be overturned. I don't know.
What I do know is that that President Trump put his money where his mouth was and appointed three strongly conservative judges (and hundreds of conservative judges in lower courts). And I know that the Biden administration supports abortion advocates who are pushing harder for even later-term abortions.
I also believe that God still has great love for the people of Israel. I believe He will bless those who bless Israel. I have seen some previous administrations seem to honor the enemies of Israel over Israel. When I learned that our current president had moved the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem despite opposition, I was greatly heartened.
And I have also been appreciative of his efforts to bring peace between Israel and surrounding nations, including peace treaties between Israel and three nations that were previously hostile toward them. Because of my views regarding Revelation, 2 Thessalonians, Daniel, etc., I don't think that peace can last forever, but I do respect the efforts to help the children of Israel, and I hope God will use it to bring more people to Jesus.
Obviously, I am for any President who will protect the rights of Christians in a society that is increasingly hateful toward them. That made Trump a clear choice for me in this election. Again, I do believe a day will eventually come where things get worse, but I would prefer to keep them as good as possible for my children's and grandchildren's sake, let alone for my own sake.
I also have been extremely impressed by how many outspoken Christians President Trump has surrounded himself with, whether it be Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany or many others. I don't know those people's hearts, but I do know they make public professions of their faith.
When I read the books of 1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles, I see that God blessed the nation of Israel and Judah when they had leaders who feared Him or at least respected or acknowledged His authority. I don't care how brilliant, eloquent, or powerful any leader is; there is no substitute for a fear of the Lord and honoring His ways and His people.
Also, I see in the Bible that one of the reasons God puts rulers in authority is to maintain law and order (Romans 13:1-7). And to me, there was a clear choice as to which presidential candidate will do that. And I am extremely disturbed by the trend in certain parts of society to erase history. And the absolute hatefulness and spitefulness I see in the so-called "cancel culture."
As the election approached, many pundits said President Trump should talk more about all he's done for the economy because it's a strong suit of his. Frankly, the economy is low on my list of priorities. As you know, Jesus said, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33).
Why Am I Gravely Concerned?
The idea of the Democrats increasing the number of seats in the Supreme Court from nine to 12 or 15 or more so they could pack it with judges sympathetic to left-wing causes is appalling to me. The possibility of adding statehood to D.C., Puerto Rico, and even Guam to shift more power to the left. The overturning of the electoral college.
I believe these things would fundamentally change the United States into a one-party country. And that party has been moving closer and closer to socialism and communism. It doesn't hide its affection for Communist China. In fact, this past week we learned that the 75 precent of Dominion Voting Systems was purchased by a buyer in Communist China for $400 million just a month before the election.
And we've seen how much the Chinese Communist Party is excited about a possible Biden presidency. And if you watched Fox News back when they still covered such things a couple months ago, you know that the Biden family has significant business ties to China. Communist China is not only an enemy of America; they are an enemy of Christianity.
And then there's the Great Reset. If you've been following that story and it doesn't frighten you, you must not be familiar with the Book of Revelation: https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/504499-introducing-the-great-reset-world-leaders-radical-plan-to. They may dress it up in fancy terms on their website https://www.weforum.org/great-reset/ but this is the closest thing I've seen to preparing the way for one-world government. One man and his supporters are standing in the way of that right now.
For years, people have asked me if I thought we were living in the endtimes, and I'd always say "I have no idea, but we're one day closer now than yesterday." Let me tell you, my friends, if this election fraud is not overturned, we are about to make one giant leap for mankind in that direction.
For a perspective on the Great Reset, the endtimes, and election fraud from Amir Tsarfati, a Messianic Jew based in Israel, please watch this video from November 28: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDgak4CBAl4&feature=youtu.be Amir posts weekly updates on YouTube, and I highly recommend them.
Whether or not this election is overturned, I think there is a significant potential for great civil unrest and possible civil war here in the United States. If you don't think that can happen, then you ought to think more about the widespread rioting that has happened in this year places like Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, Philadelphia, etc.
We need to pray. Big time. You've heard me and others quote this Bible verse before, but it's never been more appropriate in our lifetime:
2 Chronicles 7:14
"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
Pt. 7 - Is There Hope for America and the Church?
December 5, 2020, 3:19 pm EST
J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX continuing with commentary:
With the current situation in our country — where half of the people think a new president has already been elected and the other half think an attempt is being made to steal an election — I talked with two different longtime Christian friends last month who wondered aloud if it really makes a difference who ultimately becomes president and if God has abandoned America because of its sinfulness.
If those two friends (who are both strong, mature believers) felt that way, I figured there are probably some ApX fans who do, too. I'm going to tell you what I told them. Three verses came to mind that I asked them to consider and that I would like you to consider, too:
Then he (Abraham) said, "May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?"
He answered, "For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it."
Note: It turned out there weren't even 10, but God still sent angels to rescue Lot and his family.
God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don't you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he appealed to God against Israel: "Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me"? And what was God's answer to him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.
Note: At the time, Elijah lived in the northern kingdom of Israel (Samaria), which was being ruled by the wicked tandem of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: "Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city."
Note: That city was Corinth, known for its extreme immorality.
Rather Than Rejection, How About Revival?
In my conversations with many Christians leading up to the election and afterward, I have been amazed at how many believers have been stirred up to prayer and boldness in their faith during this season. I definitely do not think that God has turned His back on America. And I know for a fact that there are many in America who have not turned their backs on God.
I have tuned in to and participated in a number of online prayer meetings in the past two weeks that were "attended" online by 15,000-25,000 believers at a time and then viewed by hundreds of thousands of people on YouTube. Those meetings were held live at well-attended churches in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Arizona, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania again. In fact, the last one was held in Pittsburgh at a church I attended as a young Christian. My wife and I would have been there in person, but seating was limited.
And don't forget that after some of the worst periods of apostasy in Judah, the best kings and the greatest revivals came. Ahaz was exceedingly wicked. He was followed by Hezekiah, who led a great revival. Manasseh was even more horrible (though at least he repented) with an equally horrible son, Amon (who never repented), but he was succeeded by Josiah, who led another great revival.
And God saved Nineveh when nobody there was seeking God, and Jonah didn't even want to warn them to repent. And he gave them another 150 years or so before their final judgment, as prophesied by Nahum.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not willing for any to perish, but for all to come to repentance.
I don't know about you, but I'm not done praying for this nation. In fact, I've prayed at least as much in the month since Election Day as I did in the month leading up to it. I had strong feelings before I voted and strong feelings now, but — regardless of who ultimately wins — I don't want to lose the fervency I have felt in my prayers — both on my own and with other Christian brothers.
Keep the faith, my friends!
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.