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February 10, 2017

God’s Destiny for America

It is not hard to find God’s destiny for America. In 1607, at the English settlers’ first landing at Cape Henry, they planted a cross and dedicated the land to the glory of God. Robert Hunt said: “From these very shores the gospel shall go forth, to not only this new world, but the entire world.” The next group who arrived in 1620 wrote the Mayflower compact, the first constitutional governing document of Plymouth Colony. In it Governor Bradford stated, “…having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith…” In 1630, John Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts, said in a writing entitled A Model of Christian Charity, “We shall find that the God of Israel is with us, when 10 of us shall be able to resist 1000 of our enemies, when He shall make us a praise and a glory, that men of succeeding plantations shall say, ‘The Lord make it like that of New England.’ For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill [Matthew 5:14], the eyes of all people are upon us…” No less than 12 U.S. presidents have restated this purpose from Matthew’s gospel!

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Pray the words of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania: “Whereas the glory of Almighty God and of the good of mankind is the reason and the end of government, and therefore government itself is a venerable ordinance of God…let there be established laws as shall best preserve true Christian and Civil liberty, in opposition to all unchristian, licentious, and unjust practices, whereby God can have his due…”

  2. Pray that Holy Spirit visits him powerfully, fills him with Himself, and teaches President Trump His ways.

  3. And call forth the Third Great Awakening in this nation and around the world!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we thank You that You had a dream in Your heart from the very beginning for America to be a nation that reflected You. We pray the words of William Penn, one of our founding fathers, “Whereas the glory of Almighty God and of the good of mankind is the reason and the end of government, and therefore government itself is a venerable ordinance of God…let there be established laws as shall best preserve true Christian and Civil liberty, in opposition to all unchristian, licentious, and unjust practices, whereby God can have his due…” We pray that President Trump would know this. Save him to the uttermost, Lord, and fill him with Your Holy Spirit. Teach Him Your ways and help him to walk in them. Even more than having a President that knows You, though, we must have a third Great Awakening! Come, Lord Jesus! Come!

Today’s decree:

We will let our light shine before men in such a way that they may see our good works, and glorify our Father who is in heaven!