50-State Prayer Tour to Hit During 2016 Campaign


Issues of faith are expected to play a role in the 2016 presidential election, with several candidates discussing their own beliefs and decrying the “same-sex marriage” ruling from the Supreme Court that was praised almost uniformly by Democrats but rejected by others as anti-biblical, anti-Christian and unconstitutional.
The influence of faith in the race for the White House may have just gotten a lot bigger.
Franklin Graham, executive for both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and one of the highest-profile Christians in America, has announced a 50-state tour in 2016 for prayer and preaching.
Just as the 2016 presidential campaign is in full swing.
“I believe we can mobilize the church not only to get out and vote to but to run for political office, at the local, state, federal levels,” he said.
In an announcement on the BGEA website, he said now is a “defining moment” for the country.
He cited the 5-4 marriage decision in which the majority included two justices who already had publicly advocated for same-sex marriage by performing ceremonies.
“Long before our government came into existence, marriage was created by Almighty God – the One who created man and woman,” Graham wrote. “He is clear about the definition of marriage in His Holy Word: ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24, ESV).’”
Graham said in the New Testament, Jesus “reiterated God’s definition of marriage: ‘From the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife” (Mark 10:6-7).”
“The court did not define marriage, and therefore it is not entitled to redefine it,” he wrote.
The Bible chronicles God’s judgment of a nation for not follow His laws, he said, and as a nation “we have arrogantly turned our back on God, and I believe God’s judgment will come against our country.”
Don’t look for a solution from Democrats, Republicans or even the tea party, he said.
“That’s why I’ll be going to all 50 states in 2016 – to declare the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to call on the church to take a stand, to urge Christians to vote and to run for public office at every level, and to call the people of our nation to prayer and repentance.”
The project is called the Decision America Tour.
“We know we will have opposition, demonstrations, hecklers and possibly threats. But this will not discourage or deter us,” he said.
WND reported just a few days ago when Graham made a no-so-veiled hint that God’s judgment will land on those who have led the campaign for “gay marriage.”
On his Facebook page, Graham, who has kept up a steady stream of comments on the “gay”-rights agenda, brought up the subject again.
He noted President Obama’s decision to promote homosexuality with colored lights at the White House after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 26 the Constitution grants same-sex couples a right to marriage.
“He had the gall to disgrace the White House by lighting it up with the gay pride rainbow colors,” Graham wrote. “This is arrogantly flaunting sinful behavior in the face of Almighty God. My advice? He might want to have some extra lightning rods installed on the roof of the White House.”
His complete statement: “A lot has changed in three short years! Just three years ago, the president was on record as holding to the biblical definition of marriage. Now he can’t say enough about his support for the LGBT agenda – and right after the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage, he had the gall to disgrace the White House by lighting it up with the gay pride rainbow colors to celebrate. This is arrogantly flaunting sinful behavior in the face of Almighty God. My advice? He might want to have some extra lightning rods installed on the roof of the White House.”
In fact, in one translation of the Bible, Hosea 6:5 cites God saying, “This is why I have used the prophets to cut them down; I have killed them with the words of My mouth. My judgment strikes like lightning.”
See the post:
image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2015/07/FranklinLightning.jpg
FranklinLightning A week earlier WND reported Graham warned, regarding government endorsements and mandates of homosexuality, that the nation “will not like what’s at the end of this rainbow.”
“‘Pride goeth before a fall.’ Supreme Court Justice [Antonin] Scalia used Proverbs 16:18 in his comments regarding the court’s disappointing and dangerous ruling about same-sex marriage,” Graham wrote at the time. “He rightly called the decision ‘a threat to the American democracy.’ This is so true. Arrogantly disregarding God’s authority always has serious consequences.”
Graham has millions following his social media comments and routinely gets hundreds of thousands of “likes” and tens of thousands of “shares” for his postings.
Graham previously addressed Obama’s precedent-setting advocacy for alternative sexual lifestyles.
“The president had the White House lit up in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. This is outrageous – a real slap in the face to the millions of Americans who do not support same-sex marriage and whose voice is being ignored.
“God is the one who gave the rainbow, and it was associated with His judgment. God sent a flood to wipe out the entire world because mankind had become so wicked and violent,” he wrote.
Obama’s illumination of the White House:
image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2015/06/WhiteHouserainbow.png
WhiteHouserainbow How did America get from “Mayberry” to “gay marriage?” Here’s the explanation, in “A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been.”
“One man, Noah, was found righteous and escaped God’s judgment with his family. The rainbow was a sign to Noah that God would not use the flood again to judge the world. But one day God is going to judge sin – all sin. Only those who are found righteous will be able to escape His judgement. The righteousness comes through faith, believing on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ who took our sins and shed His blood on the cross for each and every one.
“So, when we see the gay pride rainbow splashed on business advertisements and many people’s Facebook pages, may it remind all of us of God’s judgment to come. Are you ready? Are your sins forgiven?”
When the Supreme Court decision was announced, he wrote, “The court has no authority to change or override God’s laws which define marriage as between one man and one woman.”
He said: “With all due respect to the court, it did not define marriage, and therefore is not entitled to re-define it. Long before our government came into existence, marriage was created by the One who created man and woman – Almighty God – and His decisions are not subject to review or revisions by any manmade court. God is clear about the definition of marriage in His Holy Word: ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).
“I pray God will spare America from His judgment, though, by our actions as a nation, we give Him less and less reason to do so.”
‘Go to hell’
Graham is not the only leader to warn God will judge a nation that openly and willfully flaunts what the Bible for millennia has defined as sin.
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Harbinger” and the inspiration behind the “Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” movie, criticized the Supreme Court’s assumption that it has the authority to redefine marriage.
At a prayer event in Washington, he said: “The justices of the Supreme Court took up their seats [in a hearing] on whether they should strike down the biblical and historic definition of marriage. That the event should even take place is a sign this is America of [George] Washington’s warning … a nation at war against its own foundation.”
Washington warned the smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation “that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself hath ordained.”
“Justices, can you judge the ways of God? There is another court and there another judge, where all men and all judges will give account,” he warned.
“If a nation’s high court should pass judgment on the Almighty, should you then be surprised God will pass judgment on the court and that nation? We are doing that which Israel did on the altars of Baal,” he said.
See Jonathan’s Cahn’s message at Washington: Man of Prayer event at the Capitol.

Cahn said America’s biblical foundation was affirmed throughout history, and the nation came into existence “solely for the glory and purposes of God.”
“No historian can rewrite that. No president can expunge that,” he warned. “If a thousand angels swore on a thousand Bibles that this was not the case, it would in no way alter the fact. … America was brought into existence for the will and purposes of God.”
He explained ancient Israel turned away from God.
“They drove God out of the government. They worshiped idols and served other gods. They celebrated immorality and they persecuted righteousness. The blessings of God were removed and replaced with judgments,” he said.
Now, he said, “America has made the same mistakes.”
Moving to directly confront Obama, whose pro-abortion and pro-homosexual agenda has been unparalleled in American history, he questioned what happens when a leader places his left hand on the Bible to assume to highest office in the land but with his right hand “enacts laws that violate the laws of God.”
“Mr. President, when you address the House, look up above the senators and the representatives, above the Supreme Court justices, you’ll see a face, the only full visage in that wall. It is the face of Moses. … It would say this, ‘No man can overrule the laws of God. No judgment of man can stand against the judgment of God.’”
America, he warned, is faced with a critical decision: “Choose you this day whom you will serve … if the Lord be God, then follow Him. If Baal, then follow him and go to hell.”

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