In the past four months, we have witnessed two events that signaled a significant shift in America, the Church and our culture! The first event was documented in our October report. The "Restoring Honor" rally held at the Lincoln Memorial on 8/28 was one of those moments in history when culture pivots and there is a course correction. I believe it started a momentum that will reach decades into the future.
The second event took place on November 2. The shock is still being felt from the historic midterm election. It's been 72 years since the voice of the American people was heard so clearly in an election. Some of the headlines from the major media outlets:
"Voters Foreclose On Dem House" (Washington Times)
"GOP Scores Widespread Victories In State Houses" (Washington Post)
"Setback For Obama And Democratic Agenda" (New York Times)
"Historic GOP Sweep" (Montgomery Advertiser)
"Power Shift" (Arizona Republic)
"GOP Paints Map Red" (Dallas Morning News)
"In Iowa, Voters Oust Judges Over Marriage Issue" (New York Times)
For two years, ILE has endeavored to be a voice crying out to God, His people and our great nation to stop the evil socialistic surge which was embedded in our civil government. It was imperative we address the current administration's liberal agenda with a strong message that the America they envision is not consistent with our history nor our future. One of the six prayer points we communicated last month was that believers would engage in the election.
According to a post-election survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for the Faith and Freedom Coalition, self-identified evangelicals were the largest single constituency to vote in the 2010 midterm elections. The demographic comprised 29 percent of the vote and cast 78 percent of their ballots for republican candidates. The turnout was the largest ever recorded in a midterm election. The survey also found that 52 percent of all self-identified members of the Tea Party movement are conservative evangelicals, which is consistent with other organizations' surveys.
ILE celebrates this great victory and thanks the good people of our great land for responding to a cry, answering a call and rallying for a righteous cause!