May 9, 2018

Shifting History

“Passionate intercession led to the First and Second Great Awakenings. Following the Second Great Awakening, came the Civil War. ‘Finally, the institution that everyone thought would always remain intact was abolished. Merely seven years earlier, in 1857, the Dred Scott Supreme Court legal decision had declared that slaves had no rights in court, and many thought this ruling sealed the fate of slavery. Most believed that the issue was settled, but God released a revival to turn hearts, and a Civil War to turn a nation, so slavery could come to an end. Cries in bondage had come up before God’s throne as incense. Just as He did for Israel in Egypt, He tipped the bowl of deliverance and ended slavery.’” (Will Ford in The Dream King)1

For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Roe v Wade is like the Dred Scott decision. The Court decided that infants in the womb have no rights. Declare that developing Americans in the womb have all the rights of any other citizen.
  • There have been years and years of intercession for the ending of abortion since Roe v Wade in 1973. Matt Lockett’s organization, Bound4Life, has stood before the Supreme Court for over 10 years asking God for the reversal of that decision. Decree, “Abortion is ending in my lifetime!”
  • Pray: “Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America.”’
  • Educate yourself on your state’s laws regarding abortion. Pray for the ending of abortion in your state.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, it is good to be reminded of moments in history where history appears to repeat itself. As Will noted, slaves were once treated as though they were non-persons in this nation. The unborn are are non-persons today. How dare a Court of 9 justices decide that babies in the womb are not persons? You are the One to make that decision and we turn to You, Lord, Judge of the whole earth. We ask you to reverse our Supreme Court’s decision. Abortion will end in my lifetime! I choose life and, Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America! Let me state (name it) choose to kick abortion out! May my state (name it) choose life for its citizens. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We put our hope in Christ that abortion will end in America!

1 Will Ford and Matt Lockett. The Dream King. New Type Publishing, 2018. Pg. 29. Purchase “The Dream King” here.

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