Scriptures and Key Points on Confronting the Status Quo


  • We’re saying, “Peace, Peace” because walls have come down. However, the spirit that was behind those walls has been unleashed.

Luke 21:5-36 NKJV …Nation will rise against nation…But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony…

  • Whatever our situation, it’s our moment to minister to the needs around us.

  • There are multitudes in the valley of decision and they need the Good News even in the midst of the crisis.

  • Return to the holy scriptures

  • We need a plumb line of God’s truth to guide and direct us to the answer we all need.

  • True intercession is standing in the gap between the living and the dead.

Numbers 16:41-50 NKJV …And he stood between the dead and the living…

  • “God, stop the plague of sin!”

  • He hears the cry of His people.

  • God is still on the throne.

Colossians 1:16-17 NKJV For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or [b]powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

  • We must understand our spiritual responsibility of contending in the spirit realm.

  • There is a cleansing taking place throughout God’s people.

  • God is raising up a new generation of Samuels, Esthers, Ruths, and more who will fear God and seek His kingdom first.

Character matters.

“From preachers to politicians, from pulpits to political offices, and all in between, we need a revival of character.” – Doug Stringer

  • We need people who love God and love His people more than they love themselves.

Joel 2:17 NKJV Let the priests, who minister to the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar; let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord, and do not give Your heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’ ”

  • God is looking for modern day heroes who will rise to the occasion.

  • Most of us would rather be spectators rather than confront the status quo.

“I simply argue that the Cross should be raised in the center of the marketplace as well as on the steeple of the church. I am recovering the claim that Jesus was not crucified between two candles, but on a Cross between two thieves; on the town’s garbage heap; at a crossroads, so cosmopolitan they had to write his title in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek. At the kind of place where cynics talk smut, and thieves curse, and soldiers gamble. Because that is where He died. That is what He died for. And that is what He died about. And that is where church people ought to be, and what church people ought to be about.” – George MacLeod

“Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.” – C.T. Studd


“Our passion for Christ must be greater than our passion for anything else.” – Bishop Dale Bronner

“When God finds someone with courage to pray, preach, and live a life before Him of holiness and compassion, He can literally change the face of a nation.” – Winkey Pratney

  • Courage and character shines most brightly in times of crisis and intense pressure.

  • You and I can be part of the largest rescue effort as we reach the multitudes living on the edge of eternity.

  • Will we answer the call?

  • We need to have a true perspective in the middle of our circumstances.

  • As Christians, we are called to speak the truth in love seasoned with grace, but we must speak the truth nonetheless.

  • Be lovers of truth

2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 NKJV And with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie…

We need to confront the status-quo and recognize that there is a clash of cultures.


  • Though we are not of this world, we live in it.

  • Represent the Kingdom of God

  • Uncompromising and uncommon in:

    • Representation of the Kingdom of God

    • Covenant commitments to the Lord

    • Relationships

  • Look at the opportunity you have in the moment.

Matthew 5:16 NKJV Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Cosmetic Christianity is like costume jewelry. It has a whole lot of high gloss, but cheap merchandise. It might look good, but it has no value.” Doug Stringer

  • We need the manifestations of the Kingdom of God in and through His people in a world that desperately needs the truth.

  • Time, like light, makes things manifest.

Philippians 1:6 NKJV Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ

  • God is not looking for perfection. He’s looking for availability and simple obedience.


Opportunity Leadership by Roger Parrott

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