This is where we must begin. The Word of God says in James 4:2 – “,,,ye have not because ye ask not…” But the promise of God is simple: Matthew 7:7 – “Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Arise Ministry will challenge God’s people to intercede in daily prayer for our nation and state, our political leaders. We will also challenge Christians to pray for one another, and especially our pastors. The main focus will be revival, asking God: “Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?” — Psalms 85:6
God told the Prophet: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge….” – Hosea 4:6
The answer to this problem is preaching – “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”
– 1 Corinthians 1:21
This preaching must include speaking about the issues of our day.
Every Bible-believing pastor should be able to say like Paul did in Acts 20:26-27 “Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.”
Arise Ministry will help pastors and people of Bible-believing churches to become more informed about our Judeo-Christian heritage and the current state of national and international affairs to gain an understanding of the times from a Biblical Worldview.
This will be accomplished by preaching in churches; and publishing newsletters, emails, brochures, and special reports as resources for pastors.
1 Timothy 6:11-12 “But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness., Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”
Arise! Ministry is dedicated to empower and urge God’s people to get responsibly involved. This entails engaging in our governmental processes so that the precious liberties, such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion, can be retained and maintained.
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” — Isaiah 40:31
We will not duplicate the efforts of other Christian or Conservative organizations; but will seek to “fill in the gap.”
Romans 1:16 says,“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
America and New York’s greatest need is not political, it is spiritual!
Most of our leaders have turned their back on God, and the voters don’t seem to care. As a result we seem to be falling deeper in sin.
There is only one solution –
repentance and faith in Jesus Christ – the good news that God still loves us and sent His Son to live, die and rise again to provide payment and deliverance from our sins.
Hebrews 10:24 – “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:”
ARISE! MINISTRY is dedicated to encouraging pastors and people of Bible-believing churches to “stand on the promises,” such as
Isaiah 40:31 – “ But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Tom’s personal goal is to be like Barnabas, “the son of consolation” (Acts 4:36); and Onesiphorus to pastors, missionaries and evangelists.
Like the Apostle Peter,
2 Peter 1:12-13 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;