A Message to the Praying Church – Part 1
I have often encouraged believers to judge what God is doing in America, not by what they see or hear naturally, but by discerning spiritually. Elijah “saw” and “heard” drought-breaking rain—the sign of God’s favor returning to Israel—before there was even a cloud in the sky (see 1 Kings 18:41). Likewise, in today’s America, the moral depravity and staggering departure from God and our Christian roots can easily mask, to the undiscerning, what He is doing. Be assured, however, America’s turnaround is in full swing!
A huge and surprising sign was given to us three years ago when God began using one of the most unlikely men in America to trumpet two political messages: “Drain the Swamp” and “Make America Great Again.” I would have chosen an individual with a great moral background, sound theology, a worshipping heart, and deep humility. God chose Donald J. Trump and it has been oh-so-refreshing to watch him buck the system and expose the evil agendas of Washington, D.C. The far left, the deep state, and yes, the kingdom of darkness all hate him.
Why was Trump’s election so angering to them? There has been a satanically-inspired and successful effort for 60-70 years—through government, media, education and entertainment—to reshape America, turning us from our Christian roots and God-given destiny. Yahweh’s purpose for America is to be the leading voice of the gospel around the world. (This, probably unbeknownst to POTUS, is America’s true greatness, not our wealth.) Trump’s win interrupted satan’s momentum and is now reversing this demonic reshaping; his policies will continue to do so. POTUS’ Federal Judges and Supreme Court appointments alone (with more coming), have been an immeasurable setback to the left’s agenda. Democrat Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, recently said of Trump: “We can withstand one term. But the destruction he would do to the courts in our country [if he is given 4 more years]…he must be defeated!” She and her far left allies were nearly rabid with anger and hatred at the 2020 State of the Union address; and their farcical impeachment trial was pathetic enough to be laughable. They know their agenda is being thwarted and they are furious.
God’s divine reversal isn’t finished, however. The exposing of evil will continue, as will the turnaround. This year, 2020, is the hinge year. The door into America’s great revival and resurrection will swing fully open this year—if we, the praying Church, persist. And we will.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Are you seeing and hearing with spiritual discernment what the Lord is doing in this land?
Intercede for the spiritually lost. Many are feeling “lost” right now. They don’t know where to go or what to do and they are fearful.
Call for the full exposing of evil in high places in government, media, education, and entertainment. Crises can lay bare motives, thoughts, and intents of the heart.
Intercede for President Trump, his Cabinet members, and the Coronavirus Task Force as they continue to develop the right strategy for America to get through this season. Keep panic out, but wisdom, prudence, and carefulness.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, I want to see and hear You more clearly in these unusual days. I want to know what is going on from Your vantage point. I want to know how to reply from Your heart and plan. We must know You and make You known in the earth right now. It can be the Church’s finest hour, if we stay in Your Word, look with Your eyes, and respond with Your heart. I see much fear in those with no anchor in You. Those trying to navigate the situation are naturally fearful. Who wouldn’t be?! The Church is called to be Your antidote, calm in the storm, others-focussed, instead of self-concerning. Grant me a supernatural grace to show Jesus to my family and neighbors.
There is still a lot of fear-generating news swirling around. Media and other influencers are trying to make us distrust the government leaders who are trying to help us as fast as they can. Some plans take time. Some things cannot be instituted overnight. Send Your angels to help with logistics, Lord. Download wise strategies to those in positions to make them happen. We command Leviathan to cease its twisting and turning of truth that makes the President’s plans seem like a lose-lose to the citizens. We cut off those irresponsible tactics. They are trying to hurt the President and his teams, but they are hurting the people, instead! Let wisdom, truth, peace, grace and compassion—all characteristics of Christ—win the day! Let people look for and find Jesus in mass numbers—a Great Awakening! Amen.
Awakening will come fully this year in America if we persist in prayer and action!