10 Lies Not to Believe In This Election Season
by Steve Backlund
There are spiritual forces that hope we will believe these things in this hour in America. Even if you are not from the USA, this list will speak to your situation in some way. Here are ten lies not to believe in this current election season:
- It is hopeless because of how bad things are in America – Our hopelessness about a problem is a bigger problem than the problem. A lack of hope means we are believing a lie. Ask God what the lie is, and then ask Him for the truth so you can be free and bring freedom.
- The future of America is dependent on one particular person being elected – Yes, we need to stand up for what is right (and vote for who we believe is best), but our hope is not meant to be in our government, but in God.
- I need to believe everything the media tells me – Most in the media have their own biases or agendas that they report through.
- My descendants and I will not thrive in the future – One of the greatest declarations we can say is this: I will thrive no matter what happens. We can do all things through Christ. We are more than conquerors. If we believe we will thrive, we will.
- Every emotion I am feeing is my own – There are "spirits" of fear, anger, and hopelessness that want to influence our emotions. Much of what people are feeling originates around them and not in them. These negative feelings are easier to get rid of than we think.
- My prayers are not working – Philippians 4:6-7 gives us the key to peace, and that is this: believing our past prayers are working. As we include thanksgiving in our prayers, we move from fear and begging mentalities to faith.
- The devil is winning – Jesus said in Matthew 16 that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church. God is doing much behind the scenes that we don't know about. As we believe that, we will see it more and more.
- I must negatively label people I disagree with – "But the greatest of these is love." When we label people as evil, we lose our ability to influence them. Jesus forgave on the cross and Stephen forgave as he was being martyred, creating an open heaven for future encounters over those they were forgiving.
- My words are not powerful – This is a season to speak life, not death.
- One person can’t make a difference – God's answer is always a person. Just as Gideon rose out of victimhood, fear, and self-protection, so will we and others do so in this hour.
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ABOUT STEVE BACKLUND
Steve Backlund was a senior pastor for seventeen years before joining the team at Bethel Church in Redding, CA in 2008. Steve is a leader developer, joy activist, a revivalist teacher, and as Senior Associate Director, is a key part of the Global Legacy (a ministry of Bethel Church) leadership team. He travels extensively throughout the world encouraging churches and leaders and has authored a number of books.