Rogue Mayor Plans Ruin, But God Brings Revival

Apr 2, 2021

When a radical Chicago mayor tried to seize and destroy a Romanian church, the Lord responded with a miracle. On this Good Friday, one year after the lockdowns began, I want to share with you a special story. A story of how God is pouring blessings upon His faithful! Read on. —Mat

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For one full year, a handful of power-drunk politicians and bureaucrats have been using the COVID “crisis” to attack churches and persecute Christians across America. And for one full year, Liberty Counsel has been defending pastors, churches and churchgoers against the onslaught of anti-church officials.

One year ago, in a land founded upon religious freedom, many governors began banning or severely restricting worship in churches. When Americans refused to forfeit religious freedom, politicians turned up the heat.

Pastors faced arrest and churchgoers were put on the equivalent of 14-day house arrest, and those at Harvest Rock Church in California were threatened with one-year terms in prison.

And in Chicago, Illinois, Mayor Lori Lightfoot had the audacity to try to seize and destroy Elim Romanian Pentecostal’s beautiful church building. Her Notice of Summary Abatement against Elim still stands.

But while anti-church forces were plotting destruction, God was planning REVIVAL.

Mayor Lightfoot threatened to tear down Elim’s church buildings if more than 10 people met in its 1,300-seat sanctuary.

So, God gave Elim more attendees ... and a bigger church in which to worship!

Attendance at Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church of Chicago has exploded since the Illinois government began its persecution. Where officials once tried to force all but 10 people at a time from the church, God filled Elim’s sanctuary. When that sanctuary filled to overflowing, God gave them a larger sanctuary!

Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church announced that, by the grace of God, they will soon be dedicating a new, larger sanctuary—one big enough to hold all the souls God keeps sending through their doors!

Romans 8:28 tells us, “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” ALL things, even the actions of rogue politicians, cannot thwart God’s plan.

In attempting to silence the church, anti-church politicians' actions expanded the church! Despite darkness and threats of destruction, there’s a growing revival in Chicago! Praise the Lord!

Proverbs 28:20 tells us, “A faithful man will abound with blessings.”

Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church isn’t the only church to have been blessed by their steadfast commitment to keep preaching. One year after the COVID shutdowns and the attack on our churches began, I see God’s promises being fulfilled coast to coast among His faithful.

Each of the pastors we represent in church freedom cases are reporting renewal and revival in their churches at a time when some other churches (which remained closed) have declined. I will tell more of our church clients’ hope-filled stories soon.

Our case of the Romanian churches continues. We will soon be filing more legal pleadings in federal court to permanently stop Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker from ever returning to his unconstitutional ways.

And, today, we filed for an emergency injunction at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals involving our California church clients. We are pressing to strike down the remaining restrictions.

Only with the generous support of donors like you are we able to perform this important work. Your support helps provide FREE legal defense to each of these brave pastors and churchgoers.

Your support means that these pastors and their churches can use their resources to save souls and minister to their flocks—instead of paying crushing legal bills. YOUR support keeps religious freedom FREE!

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Meanwhile in Washington, DC ...

Radicals in the U.S. Senate have launched yet another attack on freedom via the so called “Equality Act,” which sacrifices the rights of women, children and Christians on the twin altars of sexual perversion and abortion.

This insane legislation would force Christian churches, hospitals and organizations to accept and promote LGBT and Q ideals in all hiring and staffing decisions. On the abortion front, the bill will force Christian pregnancy crisis centers to make abortion referrals. Christian doctors and hospitals would be forced to perform abortions.

Refusal to comply will result in bankrupting discrimination lawsuits from both radicals and the U.S. Department of Justice. Please help us stop this outrageous bill. Select here or the button below to STOP THE "EQUALITY ACT"!

Darkness before dawn ...

One year ago on Good Friday, darkness threatened the world in novel and evil ways. But once again, God has proven that His light is greater than any darkness! His promises are always true. And His blessings are abundant.

I am so thankful you have taken a stand with us through this challenging season. Thank you for being a beacon of His light! And please, keep praying 2 Chronicles 7:14! It’s working!

Mat Staver,
Founder and Chairman

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