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April 18, 2020

We Will Fight on Our Knees Until America Turns to God

[At the end of last month, I was sent on a prayer journey by the Lord. Directions for it came from a couple of dreams that were sent to me. I started this series on April 13th, so if you want to go back and get caught up, you can. This will take a few days, so keep following here to get it all. It will tie right into what’s going on in the nation right now, which we didn’t know was coming when the dreams were given.]

On my drive home from Washington, D.C., the next day, the same gentleman that had the Valley Forge dreams called me. He said, “I had another dream last night and in this dream, you gathered leaders that are connected to you and you said to them, “Call the blacksmith.” Well, that’s significant because Valley Forge is named after a forge. It was there and it’s symbolic. Our nation was forged by the Word of the Lord and the brave obedience of His people. So I said in the dream, “Call the blacksmiths and tell them to beat the plowshares back into swords.” This is an amazing word that comes from the book of Joel, chapter 3, verse 10. The Bible says, “Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’” I said in the dream, “Tell people to do this.” Then he said, “The altars of America and the churches of America must now be cleansed.”

I feel like what the Lord is saying through this dream is that we continue to fight. We make our decrees. The sword represents the sword of the Lord, which is the Word of God. We continue to decree over our nation that revival is coming. He will cleanse our nation. There will be repentance. There will be a turning. He’s not finished with America. He’s coming to destroy the thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Our sins and our turning away from God do allow things like these plagues and other things to happen to us. However, it is not God sending death to elderly people and to innocent people across this nation. It is the evil one, using what we have done, and coming through open doors that we’ve created. He is doing this. But God is merciful, and in his mercy, He is coming to save us. He’s going to use it to turn this nation back to him and to Jesus.

He saved the nation at Valley Forge. He’s going to save the nation at this generation’s Valley Forge. He’s going to save the nation physically and economically and spiritually. We’re going to see it turning back to Him. We’re going to see a complete fulfillment of what He set out to do in the early days, when He birthed this nation. He will accomplish that.

That’s what He’s saying, so I’m saying to you, “Decree over your families. Release your sword over your families. Bind the enemy from sending the plague into your home.” We just completed the Passover season. You can still figuratively put the blood over your door post as a symbolic act. You can go to your doors and windows and say, “The blood of Jesus is over this house. He covers our hearts. He covers our minds. He covers our bodies. The plague will not come near my dwelling.” Open your Bible to Psalm 91 and pray it over your home and family. As a nation, curse the plague, release the blessing, and call forth revival to America!

“Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’” (Joel 3:10; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Ask the Lord for scriptures you can declare over the nation, over your state, over your church, and over your family to move into the next phase of our nation’s transition.

  2. Spend a few minutes thanking the Lord for His goodness to your family during these challenging weeks.

  3. Repent on behalf of each of the entities above regarding any sin the Lord wants to remove – idolatry, corruption, greed, sexual sin, doubt and unbelief, etc. Let the Holy Spirit lead you.

  4. Make decrees over your families. Release your sword of the Word over your families in the form of the scriptures He gave you.

  5. Bind the enemy from sending the plague into your home. Lay your hands on your doors and windows and say, “The blood of Jesus is over this house. He covers our hearts. He covers our minds. He covers our bodies. The plague will not come near my dwelling.”

  6. Pray Psalm 91 over your household and any others He leads you to pray over.

  7. Now, intercede for the church or congregation you are connected to. Tell the Lord you want your congregation to have more passion for Him, a pure and cleansed heart, and to shift into the new as we move forward.

A prayer you can pray:

God, we want to be blacksmiths. We want to forge weapons of war from the Holy Scriptures; verses from the Bible, Your Word. How You treasure Your Word, Lord. It means more to You than Your own name. Jesus, You are the Living Word, the fulfillment of every promise in the Word. You are the embodiment of His Word, and our Savior and Deliverer. Put Your words in our mouths. Let us decree Your decrees over our families, our cities, states, and this nation, as we often do. However, let there be a difference today, because we are warring for a future!

We are coming out of extraordinary days. We have been tucked in with You due to the edicts of our governing leaders. As that season ends, we want to be found different. We want our own hearts to be examined by You and cleansed. We want our households to be different. We say, “The blood of Jesus is over this house. You cover our hearts. You cover our minds. You cover our bodies. The plague will not come near our dwelling. Knit our hearts together in You.” We want our churches to be aligned in righteousness and holiness with You as we repent of any corporate sin. Move us into the new!

Finally, from the altars of our hearts, our homes and our congregations, we want our nation to be new. We want to see You moving in new ways in America. We pray as Daniel prayed, “Forgive us our national sin. Forgive us our national iniquities. Come to us, Lord, as never before. Make us the nation You envision us to be. Let many come out of these days of being tucked away declaring they have found You in the hiddenness. Thank You, Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

The altars of our hearts and the churches of America will be cleansed.