Former House Majority Leader: God Has Called Me to Spark Spiritual, Constitutional Revival

DeLay pdSAN ANTONIO — Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay announced this week that he believes that God has given him the mission to spark spiritual and constitutional revival in the United States of America.

At an appearance this past Sunday at John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, he explained that he believes that an awakening is on the horizon, but that American pastors must not ignore their duty to be salt and light.

“I’ve been spending a lot of my time trying to talk pastors and churches into getting involved in the fight,” he stated. “The way I see it, as you say it, Jesus died for our freedom. And Jesus destroyed Satan so that we could be free.”

“And that is manifested in what is called the Constitution of the United States,” Delay continued. “God created this nation and God created the Constitution; it is written on biblical principles.”

He stated that he “came to realize that pastors have given up their responsibility for civil government.”

“God created three institutions–the family, the church and civil government,” DeLay explained. “It’s all throughout the Bible. Unless you have all three of those institutions working well together, your culture and the people suffer.”

“For many, many years—60 or more years—pastors don’t even realize it is their responsibility to have a ministry of civil government in their church and be involved in the community around them,” he continued. “You can spew that salt out there and that light out there so that people understand who Christ is, that Christ has destroyed Satan, because of the cross and his resurrection.”

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DeLay stated that during a flight home from a retreat this past August, as he was reading the devotional My Utmost for His Highest, he believed that God had a “conference call” of sorts with him to show him what he is to do.

“He told me two things,” he said. “You’re coming out of the wilderness; you’re going to write a book—it’s going to be called ‘Shut it Down’ and it’s going to be about constitutional revival.”

“The second things was, ‘I’ve heard My people,'” DeLay outlined, pointing to 2 Chronicles 7:14. “My awakening is beginning, and you’re going to be a part of it.”

The former majority leader then began to become tearful, stating that he did not feel worthy of the calling, but was looking forward to what God had in store.

According to the Dallas Morning News, the week prior, DeLay spoke at a Tea Party gathering and urged attendees to join him in an effort to shut down every department or facet of the federal government that is not delegated by the Constitution.

“It’s time for a constitutional renewal, a constitutional revival,” he said, again noting that he believes a spiritual revival is imminent. “It’s time for a revolution.”

DeLay served as House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005. He had been convicted in 2010 of money laundering charges, but was cleared of all counts in September by the 3rd District Texas Court of Appeals.

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  • Rebecca

    The only thing that can bring a true revival to this country is the Lord, not Tom DeLay, and not the Constitution. When and if a true revival does come, it will be totally of the Lord, not from high-up politicians, money-hungry celebrity preachers, people who supposedly saw God when they briefly died, youth who are amped up on nothing more than emotion, or those who think a revival depends on how many likes you get on Facebook. God is looking for those who will worship him in spirit and in truth. True revival is of the Lord, not of man.

    • Amen Rebecca! Jesus died for us to be set free from being in bondage to sin and not for freedom of our country. Only in America does this nonsense talk seems to get people excited. What about Christians who live in countries that do not have freedom, yet they still love the Lord and serve Him faithfully. I am so sick of American Christianity. When I read the Book of Acts and the epistles of the New Testament, I see a very different form of Christianity than what we call Christianity in America. True revival took place in the Books of Acts on several occasions because the apostles preached repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and were not afraid to die for their faith in Jesus. The problem today is too many American Christians love their political parties and their country more than they love Jesus and His Holy Word.

      • Say Amen Sombody

        Well stated. Many of the writers of the constitution were holding my ancestors in slavery while they were sitting down supposedly writing about freedom.
        If we are a follower of Christ, we never saw him get involved in politics. The political religious leaders are the ones who killed him. The Kingdom of Christ is not of this world.
        Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
        John 18:36

    • Jeff Schlueter

      Lest you forget, God uses men to accomplish His purposes on earth, so even though the revival is of the Lord it will come through His people.

    • Terrie

      Who’s to say God is not using Tom DeLay, as he used Billy Graham, and Moses?

      And he said to them, “The harvest is great and the workers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send workers to his harvest.”
      Luke 10:2