Everything is Shaking!
“In this season of the third Great Awakening in the Church, the enemy’s resistance is real! The enemy wants to break the back of us, the Church, and make us collapse under the pressure being applied in this generation. Political correctness, new cultural norms and social pressure are trying to reshape the very fabric of the Church to be conformed to this world instead of being the transformational force we are called to be by the renewing of our minds by God’s Word (Romans 12:2).
“Without the Word of God as our basis of truth, the Church is doomed to fail. The enemy wants us to crack under the pressure—crack doctrinally, morally and spiritually! The Scripture says that the enemy is like a ‘roaring lion’ seeking out the weak to see whom he can devour. I believe that is true in this generation more than ever before. The enemy has loosed a spirit of seduction, deception and intimidation against the Church that, if we are not strong, will cause our very foundations to crumble.
“Hebrews 12 says that everything that can be shaken will be, and all I have to say is that there is a whole lot of shaking going on right now! It goes on to say that only the things of the Kingdom will remain and stand. I believe it is the job of the apostolic and prophetic to lay true foundations in the Church (Ephesians 2:20) so that the Church in this generation will withstand the heat and pressure that is coming against it today. Without that, I’m afraid the Church is destined to lapse into apostasy rather than awakening and revival.” (Tom Hamon)
“When God spoke from Mount Sinai his voice shook the earth, but now he makes another promise: ‘Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also.’ This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain. Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.” (Hebrews 12:26-28; NLT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Stop feeling sorry for yourself! Realize that the enemy’s attack is not just about you, but he is trying to disrupt God’s overall plan!
- Humble yourself before the Lord and pray that you will make it to the end, strong and faithful, and faith-filled!
- Pray for every Christian leader you know to finish well, from your pastor(s) to international ministers. Pray they will explain the shaking to their congregations and help get them through this challenging season.
- Intercede for Believers that they are not conformed to the world’s image, but, rather, adhere even more closely to Jesus and His Word.
- Ask the Lord to preserve the vision He has for America, and to keep many in the Church strong, so America can fulfill its destiny in Him.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, help Your children see where we are on the timeline of heaven. The prophets have said this would be a testing season, but there would be great victories! Well, here we are and we are not liking it. Many are in the fight of their lives, but we know You are simply shaking out what is not needed. You are teaching us to stand on shaking ground and not fall. You are allowing us to face things, nationally and personally, that are causing us to make decisions. Will we line up according to Your Word and please the Son, or will we please the world, instead? God, I humble myself before You and pray that You would hold me firmly and very closely to You. Keep the lust of my flesh, the lust of my eyes and the foolish pride of life from wooing me away from You. I pray the same for every leader I can think of. Guard their hearts and eyes and emotions, and let them finish well. Lord, for the sake of the United States of America, preserve Your Church. Let us see Your salvation, Your Glory, and lead the way in the third Great Awakening. In Your justice, remember mercy, Jesus. Amen.
God is shaking America, so that all that is not of Him cannot remain!
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