Why the Fourth Great Awakening Puts a Leftist Target on Christians' Backs

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The media has successfully slandered nearly all faith leaders, from President Trump to Mike Lindell to Lin Wood to Sidney Powell, who, until they were attacked, were all respected members of their professions. They all have one thing in common: a fairly recent coming to faith.

Steve Bannon is caricatured as the evil genius behind the scenes, similar to the way the media created a false persona for the former president. In contrast to Bannon's public image, he is kind, thoughtful and above all, maddeningly smart.

Bannon says, "The real target of the secular left is Christians—they see believers as the major barrier to their secular, humanist takeover."

Bannon displays a deep knowledge in the area of using history, current events and personal experience to advance intelligent Christian worldview. He refers to current events as the "fourth turning" on which his daily TV show, The War Room, is based. The War Room has nearly 30 million downloads from throughout the world, including a large portion overseas, breaking through much of the censorship in Communist China.

The "fourth turning," Bannon says, is an awakening that mirrors the fourth Great Awakening. Almost 30 years ago, unbeknownst to Bannon, another man, Dick Simmons, a beloved Christian leader, founded a "war room" to mobilize prayer and minister to Capitol Hill to see God bring the fourth Great Awakening. Simmons thus lit the vision in his "war room" and in his death, passed on the legacy to Bannon, who took up Simmons' mantle.

Historically, the fourth Great Awakening for which Dick Simmons prayed follows in the footsteps of the great J. Edwin Orr, the chronicler of revival and spiritual awakening and who traced the First Great Awakening, beginning in the 1730s that led to American independence. Orr also documented the Second Great Awakening in the 1800s and the Third Great Awakening from the 1850's. Many believe the Fourth Great Awakening has now begun.

Second Chronicles 7:14 says, "If my people, who are called by name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, I will reply from heaven and will heal their land."

Bannon exemplifies the current movement, one that is not led by the established church leaders, seminary graduates or longtime believers. At the helm instead are the "deplorables," the forgotten men and forgotten women, the blue-collars for whom faith is a precious thing, many having come to it later in life.

Bannon comes from a strong Irish Catholic family who attended church every Sunday and opposed the liberal moves of the church in the 1970s. His parents were involved in the starting of a new church in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia, to reflect the conservative values of many in the community.

Bannon sees parallels between today's censorship and high level of government surveillance in China with the current U.S. situation, saying, "China is not afraid of the economy, military, corporations, but its dictator is most afraid of the nearly 300 million Christians who cannot be bought or silenced. The fence we see across from us here is no different—they are afraid of the 80 million believers, no different than in China, and that is who the fence is for."

"Remember, it was in the time of the persecuted church that it flourished in the first century," Bannon adds. "The current unimaginable persecution of believers is taking us back to that time. Difficult times and persecution cause the church to grow, and it is time for us to all stop complaining, moping around and roll up our sleeves and get to work with hope that God is doing it again."

Bannon's message to believers is simple: "Don't be afraid. We will be held accountable for what we do in this life for Christ and His kingdom. I believe in the providence of God that has us all here for a purpose," he says. "Start praying—join Cheryl Chumley in the daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. prayer club. If you are in the area, join the daily 7:30 and 12 prayer on Capitol Hill—but pray as if your life depended on it. Pray and fast and get busy in your community."

Bannon points out one simple place to start: Nearly 200,000 local precinct captain spots remain open throughout the country, as well as numerous school board, city council, local, state and nationwide races that believers need to immediately become involved in as 2022 nears.

"Focus on what interests you," he encourages. "We are commanded to be the salt of earth. [But] we stood by while the secular, anti-Christian left took over education, politics, media and everything in our country. Instead of complaining and sitting in the discouragement of our loss, it is time to stand up and take back what has been taken from us."

Bannon's focus, and what causes him the most concern, is for a movement among the elite, little known in the U.S. but growing worldwide, called "transhumanism," which he sees as the secular replacement for the human desire for eternal life and faith. In many ways it's becoming the "religion" of the globalist, secular powers, he believes.

"Transhumanism is a diabolical movement of the elite that is growing worldwide," Bannon says. Transhumanists are "attempting to merge human beings with advances in science, artificial intelligence, robotics and other advances in science to create 'humans' with superhuman strength, brains and who will theoretically live forever in the cloud somewhere. It sounds like science fiction, but China, among others, has developed plans for super military forces, and a recent report from Europe announced that the first 'transhuman' had already been born."

Bannon sees these and other developments by the anti-Christian, globalist secular forces as an opportunity to see God work once again in the fourth Great Awakening. He is convinced that believers returning to their faith and putting that faith into action is the key to overcoming the current situation and taking America back.

"Please go to warroom.org, and you will be directed to specific areas you can get involved in—from joining a local precinct board to running for office—and fellow believers who are joining together as well as encouraging news and updates on the progress we are all making together in taking America back," says Bannon, encouraging confused believers that there is a place to go, a place for the 80 million who love America and believe in her Christian heritage.

Believers are asked to pray for Steve Bannon and his team, operating in Washington, D.C., right across from the massive "Green Zone" fencing, that they will be protected, that believers will join in prayer and effort and that the tide will be turned back.

Amir George is an author and speaker who directs The World Helpline, theworldhelpline.org.

For information on twice-daily prayer on Capitol Hill led by the "chaplain of Capitol Hill" at 7:30 a.m. and 12 noon since 1991, please contact: thewhitehouseprayerteam@gmail.com.

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