If there is to be a revival in this country like the revival of the church of the 60s and 70s, Christians are going to have to break away from the us and them narrative. Come together and start fresh. Instead of representing American values, and start representing Christ. Every generation must have it’s own personal Pentecost experience.
Romans 8:35 (csb) Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
36As it is written: Because of you we are being put to death all day long; we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered.
37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
39nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 12:1(csb) ¶Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship.
2Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
3¶For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one.
4Now as we have many parts in one body, and all the parts do not have the same function,
5in the same way we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another.
6According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts: If prophecy, use it according to the proportion of one’s faith;
7if service, use it in service; if teaching, in teaching;
8if exhorting, in exhortation; giving, with generosity; leading, with diligence; showing mercy, with cheerfulness.
9¶Let love be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good.
10Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Out do one another in showing honor.
11Do not lack diligence in zeal; be fervent in the Spirit; serve the Lord.
12Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.
13Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality.
14Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
15Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.
16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud; instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
17Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Give careful thought to do what is honorable in everyone’s eyes.
18If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
19Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for God’s wrath, because it is written, Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.
20But If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him something to drink. For in so doing you will be heaping fiery coals on his head.
21¶Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.