Woe indeed. Idleman is right that the world will be judged by their sins unless they place their faith in Christ for the forgiveness of those sins. Shane forgot one large swath of sin and that is the apostate church he serves in. They have made an alliance with the world, through their political party of choice. It is an alliance of Satan and not of His Spirit. When Shane and the NAR hold up Paula White as godly counsel they are adding sin to sin. When they minimize a global plague and demand the pulpit be used for politics they are adding sin to sin. Mercifully, Idleman concludes:
"As in the prophet Joel's day, today "joy has withered away from the sons of men" (Joel 1:12b, MEV). Instead of complaining, we need to obey God, who says, "Consecrate a fast, call a sacred assembly, assemble the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord" (v. 14). In a sense, God is saying, "How badly do you want deliverance?" Will you turn to Me with all your heart? Will you starve the flesh in order to be filled with the Spirit via prayer and fasting? Will you humble yourself and repent? If we do, we are reminded that God is merciful and slow to anger, but we must stop confusing His patience with His approval." -- Shane Idleman
Shane is so blinded by his love for his dominionism that he cannot see that the Book of Joel was not written about the unbelievers in the days of Joel. No, it was written to the people of God. So ironically this is an appropriate close to his pleas but the Lord is speaking to him and about him. It is time if you find yourself in the middle of these beliefs to humble yourself and repent. God is merciful and slow to anger but the day will come when that comes to an end. Jesus will return and if you think you can regale Him with tales of your efforts to get people the vote as you thought was righteous? You are going to be sorely disappointed. Shane Idleman and the NAR think that they are trying to stop the destabilization of America but all they are doing in destabilizing the church and their defenses are merely of clay as stated in the key verses from the Book of Job. Speaking deceitfully for God with no terror of His majesty.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- June 16, 2020