Making an appearance during one of Intercessors for America’s prayer calls earlier this month, Republican Rep. Mike Bost, representing Illinois’ 12th Congressional District, said “true believers” are motivated in this year’s elections by the threat of a government controlled by Satan that could end their religious freedom, according to Right Wing Watch.
> Intercessors for America is a Trump-supporting group that normally holds a monthly prayer call, but it has recently shifted to weekly calls in the run-up to the midterm elections. Bost, who was first elected to Congress in 2014, was interviewed by IFA’s Dave Kubal and led several rounds of prayer for the elections. “We’re at a turning point in this nation,” said Bost.
> “We have been blessed, all of us, by being raised in a nation that a majority, or was a majority, of those people know and understand and serve our Lord Jesus Christ,” Bost said. But “what we’re facing now is a turmoil of groups that would say we are not a Judeo-Christian-believing nation,” he said, “and that they’re trying every way in the world to step away from that.”
During his prayer on the call, Bost painted the 2018 midterms — and politics in general — as a battle between Jesus followers and those who follow Satan:
> Lord God, we know that you raise leaders, and you take leaders out … We ask that you intercede at this time that these elections fall truly in your hands …
> Motivate us. Send us out as your warriors, send others out. Call up your armies, call up your chosen, to come forward to make sure that what is going on is done in accordance with your will … you, God, must take control of this …
> We just ask you now to take control, to take total control of these elections. that you call up the people that you would have to move forward, to vote, to stop and block any of Satan’s work, any of his demons’ work, and anything that would be a lie, and block that …
Asked by Kubal what he believes is the motivating factor for people to vote this election cycle, Bost said it is fear that their freedom to worship and praise God will be taken away by a government under Satan’s control:
> I think the thing that motivates our base, those people who are true believers, is the thought that our system of government would change, that we would actually lose the ability, through the liberal takeover, of our ability of our freedom of our faith to worship and praise wherever we are and fall under entrapment like other countries that you don’t feel comfortable praising your God and worshiping and that freedom would be taken away because you don’t fit into their mold.