Training: Healing Source

Barry Young —  November 28, 2012


2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land

Our nation and its people need healing.

The enemy is not the Democrats or the Republicans. The enemy is the devil. We need to honor our fellow Americans we disagree with yet still follow our principles. Every American needs to vote but ultimately only God, and not the government, can heal people’s hearts and lives.

Pray for God to guide our country today.

Barry Young


Barry Young is the director of small groups, and associate pastor at New Life Assembly of God in Oak Grove MO.

3 responses to Training: Healing Source

  1. I remind myself of that constantly, whether it is when I’m thinking about the nation as a whole or people at work who are doing or saying things that I feel are opposed to me or my beliefs. They are not my enemy, the devil is my enemy. The powers and principalities that need to be pulled down are my enemies. And I also have to remind myself regularly that God has already defeated them through His son Jesus.

    • It seemed particularly difficult this political season. I don’t know if it is because I’m getting older and I take it more seriously or if it really is getting worse.

      • I think it is getting worse myself because I think that both sides have decided that everything is ‘do or die’ and so anything goes as far as being negative. There is very little decency or respect between people with opposing views. It also is harder now to not see people as the enemy because it is becoming more and more acceptable to marginalize and harass Christians because of our beliefs about abortion and gay rights. There is a large contingent that believes we are either “for” or “against” them instead of understanding that we can be “for” the person and not “for” the choices they make.