By Michael Hernandez
NEWBURY PARK—”Division occurred within King David’s own household that resulted in a coup attempt,” said Godspeak Pastor Rob McCoy during Sunday in-person services as he focused on Psalm 7 written as a prayer and praise for deliverance from his enemies. King David’s son, Absalom, had “been poorly raised by a great king and a terrible father. (See 2 Samuel 16 and 17).
“Americans have become good consumers and bad parents—financially wealthy and morally bankrupt.”
In Colorado, they passed Proposition 114, the Gray Wolf Reintroduction Initiative which creates a plan to re-introduce and manage gray wolves on designated lands west of the continental divide by the end of 2023. While Proposition 115, the 22-Week Abortion Ban Initiative which prohibited abortions after a fetus reaches 22-weeks gestational age was defeated.
“Whenever there is animal worship there will be child sacrifice,” said English author G.K. Chesterton. “Evil and deception are before our own eyes but where are the churches? We created the monster and decry its existence,” said Pastor McCoy.
“This is a referendum on the Body of Christ for the greatest atrocity in the nation. We cannot (continue to) kill babies. We’ve had the first president to stand in defense of the unborn. He is under siege and the church is silent. The same thing happened in 1863 and 1864 during the Civil War.”
President Abraham Lincoln was not the main speaker during the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. He gave a speech of only 272 words which became known as the Gettysburg Address and shook the nation.
“We need to take an assessment of our lives. How did we get here? We were concerned with things that didn’t matter. We assumed that everything we lived in was going to survive and we didn’t have to participate in government of the people, by the people and for the people.
“We didn’t need to talk about politics and religion. The generations of the last 50 years are ignorant of politics and religion. (Yet), only moral people keep a Republic. We want security but will we stand for liberty? Will we secure a future for our children and our grandchildren?
“It’s a wonderful time to be alive. We can’t have a shallow superficial faith. That is not going to work anymore. You are going to get to see that God is real. If we can’t run with foot soldiers how are we going to keep up with chariots?
“God is on the throne and is in control but there is work He wants us to do. Maybe you are apathetic. Maybe, you don’t want liberty. You just want comfort and security. Maybe you don’t understand what is at stake. You just want it to go away.
“Psalm 7 gives us our why? ‘O Lord my God, in you I put my trust; Save me from all those who persecute me; and deliver me…’I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.’” (Psalm 7:1, 17)
(Editor’s Note: To see Pastor Rob McCoy complete Sunday message go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho0EZGtkzsI.)
Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service; editor of the History Makers Report and founder of History Makers International—a community nonprofit serving youth and families in Ventura County, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor. He worked 25 years as a middle school teacher in Monrovia and Los Angeles Unified School Districts. Mr. Hernandez can be contacted by email at [email protected].