August 1, 2020

Hope for the Nation – Part 2

[Recently, Anthony and Melissa Medina of Hopefires International interviewed me on their broadcast on the subject of hope for America. We continue this series beginning on 7/31/20.]

Melissa

In this time of uncertainty, there are so many prophetic Words and dreams being released concerning the nation. We can say that there are messages being released that are at both ends of the spectrum and everywhere in between. We want to hear from you, an Apostle over America. You are someone who carries an intercessory burden for this nation like few others. So, Dutch, what has the Lord shown you about where we are on His prophetic timeline?

Dutch

We need to back up to the first of the year and even late last year. Chuck Pierce began to receive Words about this plague, although he didn’t have the name of it. I know he wasn’t the only one. God hasn’t been caught off guard by it and I don’t think He caused it. At the same time, just as God said through Joseph, “Just as the enemy had a plan, God has a plan.” 

It became clear to me as I listened to Chuck and prayed into this that God is going to use this time as a “reset”. Chuck appeared to be saying that this is not going to ultimately interrupt the plan of God. To the contrary, God will use it as a reset of the Church.

God has forced the Church through this to slow down and listen to Him. We can’t rely on our programs and our 10-year plans. We have literally been forced to sit still and ask the Lord, “What are You saying right now?”

The prophetic Church is having to be the prophetic Church, and the apostolic Church is having to be the apostolic Church. We are now having to do what we have been taught. 

We thought that breakthrough would begin by Passover. We felt by Pentecost we would literally be moving into this new season. I know we have moved into a new era. I also know we have been awakened to a sense of desperation. We should turn to God and say, “What’s going on here and what can we do about it?” God is now going to use the disillusionment and concern to keep drawing us to Him.

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Genesis 50:20; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship the Lord, who loves us and desires to save us and not to harm us. 
  • Remind yourself and say out loud, “The enemy has a plan, but God has a plan. God is not on the defensive! The enemy is trying to stop God’s plan, not the other way around.”
  • Declare Joseph’s decree, “Satan, you intended to harm us, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives!”
  • Check who you are  listening to prophetically. Are you looking for true Words that are confirmed by 2 or 3 reputable prophets or are you embracing “words” that align with your fears? Repent if your fear is increasing and let Him heal your fear and the effects of any disillusionment you are carrying.
  • Are you personally seeking the Lord at all or only the myriad of prophetic voices out there right now? Tuck in close to Him and ask Him what’s on His heart.

A prayer you can pray:

God, we worship You! You love Your Church so desperately. If we can only let that really sink in! You are always the Savior and Deliverer! The enemy has a plan, but he is attacking, because he sees that You have a plan. You are not on the defensive! The enemy is trying to stop Your plan, and not the other way around! Keep the Body of Christ from deception! Keep reminding us of the way things work. This realization causes hope for deliverance to rise in Your people. When satan attacks like this, we can be sure that You will use the situation to save many lives from the fires of hell. It is Revival and Awakening time!

Lord, forgive us when we have been watching many prophetic videos and reading  many prophetic Words to see what You are saying. We should be sitting still and asking You what You are doing. We should let You lead us to the Words You want us to be aware of. Forgive us for aligning our fearful hearts with words that have caused fear to root in us, instead of hope and faith. Cleanse those words from our hearts and minds, and increase the discernment in the Church. Let hope arise in us, and let the effects of disillusionment and fear fade away in the knowledge and security of Your love, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

What satan has meant for evil, God has turned around, and He is saving many lives!

Learn more about Anthony and Melissa Medina and Hopefires International here.

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