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Justice is Certain
A friend and leader on our election prayer team, David Hertel said the following on a recent conference call:
“There are many in our country who are comparing what’s going on right now to another period in our history—the Civil War. The level of division now seems so like that time. I found an 1867 quote from the New York Times on a monument at the Gettysburg battlefield. It said, ‘The contest touches everything and leaves nothing as it found it. Great rights, great interests, great systems of habit and thought disappear during its progress. It leaves us a different people in everything.’”
This season is indeed changing America. Though tumultuous now, it will ultimately prove to be good. God is uprooting much. In yesterday’s post, I mentioned Genesis 15:16 where God told Abraham He was giving him the promised land, but not until the iniquity of the Amorites was full. As a just God, Yahweh had to wait until their sin reached a certain level before He could righteously make the transfer. But at the appropriate time, God did as He promised.
God has been waiting for the cup of iniquity to fill for some, in our nation. He is patient, merciful, and long suffering; and His willingness to honor this process has given them time to repent. Many have refused to do so. Instead, they’ve mocked Him, opposed His plans, and conspired against Him. They call evil good, and good evil. But they are about to hear God’s horrifying laugh of derision (Psalm 2:4). “His terrible swift sword” will unleash its lightning and justice will be served. He will take no pleasure in this, nor should we (Ezekiel 33:11). God’s grace and mercy is greater than His anger; He personifies love. Yet, without repentance, reaping is an absolute (Galatians 6:7).
God’s heart to redeem humankind is also absolute. He loves all. This great love is moving Him quickly toward earth’s greatest harvest of souls ever. America will play a role in this—both as a recipient and an instrument. Our destiny is intact. No person will steal it. No political party will steal it. No godless education system will steal it. God is coming with an outpouring of His spirit that will be ruthless in its power to cleanse, save, and transform. It will not be stopped!
I am as confident that this is His nation as was George Washington in his first Inaugural Address:
“…It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the Councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to liberties and happiness of the people of the United States…No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency…” And the God of Providence is about to act.
“Don’t be worried with evil workers or envy the gains of people with all-wrong-upside-down ways. Soon enough they will wither like grass, like green herbs fading in summer’s heat.” (Psalm 37: 1-2; VOICE)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Look carefully at the level of division in America right now.
- Thank God for all of the prophetic direction He has given us in the last year. He has given dreams in abundance, clear visions, and words of encouragement, hope, and direction. He has told us what He desires and what He will do.
- Do not allow what the wicked are doing to cause fear or confusion. They are fighting against God Himself.
- Ask the Lord to pierce pride-filled hearts. Ask Him to open blind eyes enabling them to see what they are really doing and Who they are fighting against. Pray for hearts of repentance.
- Declare, “Righteousness and justice will reign over America!”
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, You have directed us. You have released prophetic words, dreams and visions giving us revelation. We have declared the visions and have carried out the assignments You have given us. We will continue to do so as we wait for You to act, as You said You would.
You are supremely confident, Lord. You are omniscient, all-knowing. Nothing happening in DC, the White House, or halls of Congress is catching You off-guard. We are confident You will cause those working against Your will to fall into their own traps. You will turn all the weapons of wickedness back on those that plot wickedness. You will pierce pride-filled hearts until they are helpless before You.
And we are confident You will sustain this nation. You have heard every prayer and cry for help. You will answer. There will be a Third Great Awakening in America, causing righteousness and justice to reign over this land. Your purposes for America are still intact and will be accomplished. Thank you for what You are doing in the church, the maturing that is occurring through this process. You are teaching us much. We will be stronger, wiser, and moving in greater authority when this is over.
We pray for President Trump. Please give him strength, wisdom, and Your strategy. Keep all deception and confusion off him. Lord, we bless him! We ask all these things in the name of Jesus…Amen!
America’s God is coming to redeem her!
You can learn more about David Hertel here.