I am a Christian American.
1 Chronicles 12:32 reads, “And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do ; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.”
“Understanding the times” in this verse is most often interpreted by Christians as understanding the ending of time as it relates to Israel, blood moons and such. I am not suggesting that we should have no interest in what is happening in relation to these important things. What I am suggesting is that understanding the ending of time is not the correct application of 1 Chronicles 12:32.
Putting this passage into context, the tribe of Issachar understood what Israel should do in the light of what was happening currently. They came with a plan addressing the issue currently before them — King Saul had been defeated and Jerusalem had been captured by the Philistines.
I believe the leaders of the tribe of Issachar came with a battle plan for re-taking Jerusalem. They didn’t show up and analyze the situation in relationship to prophesy, they showed up with apractical plan to take back the country.
Recently, I came across a website that contained scanned copies of some actual letters from Hillary Clinton to Saul Alinsky, the 1960′s radical who wrote the book “Rules for Radicals”.
Mr. Alinsky was NOT a Christian. As a matter of fact, Mr. Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer! With that said, I believe Mr. Alinsky — are you sitting down — is more biblical in his approach to understanding the times and knowing what to do about it — from his evil perspective — than most Christian books I read.
Folks, there is no doubt about it, Alinsky’s motives are straight from the pits of hell. Alinsky is demonic, but his methodology of community organization under the guidance of a Community Organizer, as the way to overtake a nation, is a stroke of genius. Why, because in its strategic approach, it is somewhat biblical.
If you are still reading at this point, I know I am walking on thin ice, here. But, gang, we have a Saul Alinsky trained Community Organizer in the White House, with another one waiting in the wings. It is time we became radicals, but radicals of a different sort, with a completely different goal than Alinsky espoused.
“Rules for Radicals” was written to those who are serious about taking America away from her Christian founding. It was effective because passionate disciples — disciples like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — were serious about implementing Alinsky’s principles.
Currently, on Friday nights, we are watching an intriguing video series on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Following that series, we will begin in earnest, to lay out a strategy for bringing America back to Jesus that I have entitled, “I am a Christian American: God’s rules for Christian radicals”.
Friday nights are about training up disciples who are serious about bringing America back to Jesus. There are three more parts to the Bonhoeffer video series. If you missed the first part, that’s okay. Each build on one another, but they stand alone, as well.