I invite you to join me each day as we pray for our nation until the election crisis has resolved. I’ll be reading the daily Give Him 15, making comments, and then we will pray together. You can join me here as we Appeal to Heaven for America.
The Black Robed Regiment
I have a picture in my office of Peter Muhlenberg, a member of the Black Robed Regiment during America’s war for independence. Had I lived then, I like to think he and I would have been friends. On January 21, 1776, Muhlenberg preached from Ecclesiastes 3:1, “For everything, there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.” He closed his message by saying: “In the language of the Holy Writ, there is a time for all things. There is a time to preach and a time to fight. And now is the time to fight.”
At that point, John Peter Muhlenberg threw off his clerical robes to reveal the uniform of an officer in the Continental Army. Drums began to roll, inspired men kissed their wives goodbye and walked down the aisle to enlist. The next day, Pastor Muhlenberg led 300 men of his church and surrounding churches to join General Washington’s Continental Army as the 8th Virginia Regiment.”*
I’m not sure if Muhlenberg’s social media accounts received the same type of messages I receive at times. Some respondents rebuke me for being divisive; to others, I’ve succumbed to a political spirit; and, to some I’m supposed to completely avoid government - “we’re only called to preach the gospel and save the lost.” I was accused recently of “running off 400 members” from a megachurch I spoke in a couple of years back. It wasn’t even on a Sunday morning; I had spoken for a group using the church’s facility. I guess some of its liberal members showed up and it seems I said something they didn’t like. Probably something positive about President Trump or perhaps voting pro-life. Not sure what it was, but I made 400 libs mad. Muhlenberg would have been proud.
To be clear, I no longer care if I offend people with my love for America and my passion to see her transformed and restored. Nor will I apologize over my zeal to see righteous men and women in government who honor God, fight to save unborn babies, preserve our Christian heritage, etc.
Back to Muhlenberg and the Black Robed Regiment. A few days ago, I was sent the following vision about this colonial era of patriots from our friend, Regina Shank:
“I was in the President’s Oval office. There was an open window behind his desk. Suddenly the wind blew a piece of paper through the window and it landed on the floor. The paper was an old, yellowed parchment.
“I immediately knew in my spirit it contained a missing piece of information needed to win the election battle. Jay Sekulow, one of President Trump’s attorneys, walked over and picked it up. He started to throw it away but, instead, quickly read it. The print on the parchment was small. Jay put on his reading glasses to bring the letters into focus.
“Suddenly, as he was reading it, members of the Black Robed Regiment, from the cloud of witnesses, appeared in the room! In unison, they exhorted us, ‘This is the key. Join forces! Join forces! The battle will be won as you join forces.’
Regina continues; “Then, over Sekulow’s shoulder I saw what was written on the parchment; it was a quote from clergyman Oliver Noble from March 8, 1775. Noble was a pastor who left his congregation to become a Chaplain in Colonel Moses Little’s regiment. The quote stated, ‘The cause of AMERICA...is the cause of GOD. Never did man struggle in a greater - or more glorious - CAUSE.’
“Sekulow handed the paper to President Trump, who then gave it to his legal team.”
End of the vision.
In his audacious words, Pastor Noble was connecting America’s cause of liberty and Christ’s cause of redeeming humankind. Those early patriots knew God was involved in the creation of America. They believed our nation was being birthed/raised up - not just for the freedom of the American people - but for Christ’s benefit, as well. Like Abraham, God would make of us a great nation, and that nation would bless the world.
Noble and the patriots of his day also believed that in order to establish and sustain this gospel-propagating partnership, God would fight for them. This is why Washington commissioned the making of the Appeal To Heaven flag, which flew over America’s ships and battlefields, reminding the colonial army to ask God for his help.
Regina’s vision gives us a great picture and admonition regarding civil and spiritual leaders working together. One of the greatest outcomes of this election battle could be a restoration of this pattern. “Join forces! Join forces!” insisted the very group that modeled it at the hour of our nation’s birth. Therefore, we will continue to war for our President and his attorneys. We will pray against the attempt to steal this election. As the Bible teaches, there IS a time to war!
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Ask the Lord to show you who He wants you to pray for in government, on a regular basis. (Remember local government.)
Pray for the President and his election legal team!!! Pray they receive strength, wisdom, encouragement, and provision. And pray that they discover everything they need to know!
Pray for their families (ask Holy Spirit for specifics in how to pray for them).
Determine to never be controlled by secularists’ view of the separation between God and government.
Commit to being one who stands for what is right and true.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, please bring about a great marriage of the sacred and the civil as we war together. Reveal the heresy of separating You from government. Awaken the church to our assignment of intercession for government leaders.
We ask You to bring an awakening of patriotism to our land. Bring true understanding that America is linked to - actually exists for - Your worldwide cause of redeeming humankind.
We ask that You will remove those around President Trump who bring words of compromise and discouragement. We ask You to silence the nay-sayers, who are concerned more for their own political careers than they are serving and protecting our great nation.
Father, we pray for the President’s election legal team. We pray they will discover all that is needed to win this election battle; that everything hidden will be uncovered and exposed.
And finally, Lord, we pray for President Trump, that he would be successful as he works with his legal team to expose illegal votes and achieve a true, accurate count. We ask that You give his team great success as they pursue legal battles. Give them, and others at the state level, success and victories. Give the contested states’ legislators the boldness, patriotism and selflessness needed to stand against corruption and refuse to accept the elector’s votes. Give them the determination to move in their constitutional right of determining their state’s electoral votes. We ask You not to allow a government to take over America that opposes You. Fight for us as you did our Founders. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
There is coming a great partnership of the church and government!
*Information taken from American Minute with Bill Federer.
You can learn more about Regina Shank here.