How to Implement God’s Answer
A. Pulpit Level — 8 Steps to Begin Change
We believe God is calling His pastors and leaders to their knees, to humbly draw near to Him and prepare for a time of great shaking, great visitation, and great awakening (Hag. 2; 6-9; Heb. 12:26-29)!
Following are eight steps we believe are critical to help prepare and position you (pastors, five-fold ministry) to be ready for what God is about to do. God wants to prepare you first and then your church to go to a whole new level for the intense days ahead and at the same time help save and change our nation.
Step 1. Meeting with God
Set aside 1 – 2 days to meet with God (without distraction). Don’t hesitate getting started!
Step 2. An Internal Investigation and Holy Consecration
Invite the Holy Spirit to conduct an internal investigation of your heart, life and ministry (Ps 139:23-24). Laying everything at the altar and casting aside any weight or sin that would hinder you. This is an invitation for the Holy Spirit to dismantle and remove everything He did not initiate.
This is a time of genuine repentance, great cleansing, consecration, healing, refreshing and renewed vision.
Step 3. Commit to Your Greatest Call
To know Christ intimately (Ph 3:10, Dan 11:32). Those who know their God shall be strong and do exploits (Dan 11:32)! Those who are vitally connected to Him (John 15), fully devoted, walking in humility, obedience, and faith; these will be the agents of change and will release heaven into the earth.
Step 4. Commit to a Higher Standard
Endeavor to recommit to the standard of God’s Word which is truth, rather than bowing down to the pressure of the culture. Let us be Pure and uncompromising in heart, mind, motive, life and message.
Important Reminder: Living a pure, holy life is not legalism. Living holy is love in its purest form and life at its highest level (1 Pet. 1:15–16)! True holiness and obedience are a natural extension of our love relationship with God, walking close to Him (Step 3).
Step 5. Commit to Build His Church His Way
For your church to survive and thrive in the days ahead, you must commit to build His way, upon His word which is the rock.
Step 6. Commit to a Glorious House of Prayer
God’s Blueprint for His Church is to be a House of Prayer (Mark 11:17). Prayer releases the power and the will of God and heaven into our lives, churches, communities, cities, and nation — into the earth. Without it we are left merely to the arm of the flesh and limited, shallow results (Zech 4:6). Your leadership is critical in this.
Step 7. Commit to the Uncompromising Word of God
Paul warned of days of great deception in I Tim 4:1. Thus, it is critical to commit to speak the truth, the full counsel of God’s word in balance. To boldly proclaim the truth in Love! They must know the truth, for the truth will make them free.
Step 8. A Pastor’s Pledge
We encourage you to take the Pastor’s Pledge which we share on Page 176 of Chapter 22 in God’s Answer for America. This includes committing to steps 1-7 and beginning to implement God’s Answer into your church and ministry, to help bring forth the greatest awakening ever seen and a righteous reformation. That saving and changing our churches, our nation, and turning America back to God, starts with you, the pulpits of America!