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July 31, 2017

We Are a Light to the Nations – Quote from John Winthrop

John Winthrop, the first Governor of Massachusetts, said in a writing called, A Model of Christian Charity, “We shall find that the God of Israel is with us when ten of us shall be able to resist a thousand of our enemies, when He shall make us a praise and a glory, that men of succeeding nations shall say, ‘The Lord make it like that of New England.’ For we must consider that we shall be as a city on a hill, and the eyes of all people are upon us.” That’s a quote from Matthew 5. You see, we have had a lot of judges and a President that have decreed that we are not a Christian nation. One of those decrees said, “We’re a Jewish nation, we’re a Buddhist nation, we’re a Hindu nation. We’re a nation of unbelievers, and the Muslim religion has been just as much a part of our history as any other religion.” Then this person quoted from the Quran. This is not the truth. No less than twelve presidents have quoted Matthew 5, that we are a city on a hill and a light to the nations of the earth. We need to break that curse off America.

“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. This is a Christian nation. Never doubt it. Repent if you have entertained something that leaves God’s dream unfinished and gives it away to other gods.

  2. Identificationally repent for the sin of any judges and our former president who cursed our nation with his words.

  3. Declare that this is a Christian nation that was birthed by God and belongs to Him alone, and that His purposes for America will be fulfilled.

  4. Ask God to make the USA a praise and a glory to His Name before the other nations of the earth.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I recommit my thinking to agree with You and the statements of those who founded America, that we are a Christian nation. I do not want to be one who dismisses the dream You have for this nation You founded. I want to honor You and see that dream become a reality. I ask You to forgive our judges and president who dishonored You with words to the contrary. Thank You, Lord, for ignoring those words. Break the curse of them off the land. Make us that bright city on a hill – a praise and a glory to You in the earth! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

The God of Israel is with us and the USA shall be a city on a hill, a light to the nations that cannot be hidden, which shall glorify the Name of the Lord, Jesus!