Something spiritual is always flowing through history. It could be iniquity. It could be a broken covenant situation. Pain and trauma flow through the breaches of history. Blessings can flow through history as well. Because of these patterns, we know we cannot ignore history. We have to spiritually deal with history.
God never ignores sin. He never acts like it doesn’t happen. He provided a means of redemption through Jesus, so we can receive that forgiveness and move back into a place of blessing.
Prophetic and governmental intercessors have been interceding for America for decades now. They have sought God for this nation, their states, and their cities. God has led many to spiritually “map” those areas. Some intercessors have even specifically spiritually mapped their neighborhoods, and some have been led by God to map their own families. A great example of this is when the New York City Intercessors mapped all of New York City by zip codes. Amazing historical breaches and moves of God that had been long forgotten were uncovered! Intercessors have been led by God to do this so they can go back and find the points where God started something or wanted to start something. These are the points where the enemy has been known to work to stop the work of God or keep it from even beginning. Then, they pray and take action to correct history and apply Christ’s redemption to that place of pain.
To recap, when injustice, trauma, broken covenants or innocent bloodshed have occurred in an area, then we see that the work of the Lord often stops until identificational intercession in prayer and/or an action heals history. Then, God starts to move again. That move is often striking in the signs, wonders, and miracles that follow.
I talk a lot about the prayer Daniel prayed in Daniel, chapter 9. This is where we see the best example in the Bible of identificational intercession. We have no indication that Daniel participated in the historic sins of Israel, but something rose up within him when he read the scriptures and was reminded that Israel had been sent into exile for 70 years because of their sin. Because Jesus had not yet come and His redemptive blood had not yet flowed, Israel had to complete that 70 years. Daniel was reading the historical record and wanted to see Israel delivered.
So, he humbled himself before the Lord and recounted the sins of the nation. He did not repent for his individual sins. He repented as a member of his nation. This is so important for us to get in our current place in history! In response, God sent the angel Gabriel to tell Daniel what Israel’s future history would look like!
You may not have partaken in things that have caused historical breaches. But if the pain is there, then there’s still a gap God wants to heal. If we will pray and ask God to show us where the pain began, He will lead us right to it, so we can repent, heal history, and move forward. Signs, wonders, and miracles will follow—in the healing of hearts, the salvation of souls, the changing of laws, and even shifts in cultural morality. Be one who advances Christ’s Kingdom somewhere in America. We say together, “Kingdom of God, come!”
“While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the Lord my God for his holy hill—while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice. He instructed me and said to me, ‘Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding.’” (Daniel 9:20-22; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Read and meditate on Daniel 9:20-22. It is a perfect synopsis of identificational repentance.
Read Daniel 9:4-19. This is Daniel’s actual prayer where you can see that he recounted God’s goodness to the nation and all He had done for them. Daniel also noted how Israel’s sin (satan’s work against them) affected their history.
Ask the Lord if there is an area where He wants You to stand in the gap. It could be for your family, neighborhood, city or state. It could even be a national issue.
Begin to intercede, read the Word, and take action as He leads.
Declare over that area, “Kingdom of God, come!”
A prayer you can pray:
Father, take the prayers of the Church to another level today. We have been praying small prayers, often for ourselves, our family members, and our friends. We could be shifting history with our intercession just like Daniel did. A few intercessors have done much work in America, but it is clear that much more is needed now. The enemy is really on the warpath. He is trying to permanently shift our history. He wants to wipe it out completely. But we know that is not Your plan! You want to heal our historical breaches and send Awakening to our nation!
So, awaken Your Church to intercede as Daniel did. Let the whole Body of Christ receive this revelation now! We can map the history of our communities, our states, and our nation. We can find out what You want to do and how the enemy tried to stop it. Then, we can identificationally repent for the sin of the past and we can correct history! We even ask in advance for the Word of the Lord to be given as to how You will lead us forward as a nation. You sent Gabriel to give a message to Daniel - we ask for angelic messengers to be sent to us today too! Heal America and send signs, wonders, and miracles to our land! Jesus, heal our history, save souls, secure righteous laws, and secure cultural morality. Kingdom of God be advanced in the U.S.A.! Amen.
The identificational intercession of the Ekklesia will heal America’s history!