God is Bringing America Back Into His Grace
No one has to be prophetic to look at America and see that we have gotten out of rhythm with God’s plan and dream for us. We have stepped out of God’s grace. Most biblical judgement is not God deciding one day to rain down destruction on us. It’s the reaping of destructive actions that have been sown. In Jonah 2:8, it says, “Those who worship worthless idols forfeit the mercy that could be theirs.” There have to be consequences when we legislate God out of a nation and say He’s not welcome. What should we expect from Him when the shedding of innocent blood through abortion is legalized? When we turn away from Him and start worshipping other gods, we forfeit grace. What God is trying to do is bring us back into that grace.
The Bible tells us God takes no pleasure in the judgement of the wicked. Any time there is repentance and humbling ourselves before the Lord, His desire is always to heal. He wants to fix the problem in the heart. When there is a massive turning from our idolatry back to God, that is revival. That is what He is after. Society will have to shift when that many people are coming into the Kingdom. It doesn’t mean everything will be perfect in America. It means that revival is changing the hearts of men and women. The actions we take as a result will begin to effect change over time in our government, our laws, our education, our media, etc.
God is going to bring such a revival in this coming season that millions of hearts are going to turn toward Him. Eventually, the nation will operate the way He wants it to. It is going to come back into a rhythm of grace. We are going to recapture our destiny.
I want to encourage you all. I have been a part of a movement of prayer for this nation for 30 years. God has sent me all over this nation in that timeframe. I have been to many historic locations. Some were well known. Some were obscure, and I didn’t even know about them until I got there. I have been to every state multiple times. I can assure you that there have been millions of prayers prayed over the last 30 years. There have been prayers of repentance and humble petition asking God to move. Millions of people have fasted innumerable days. We have been led by the Lord into identificational repentance, not for our own sins, but for the sins of our forefathers as in Daniel 9. We have been led into reconciliation with others that we did not previously agree with for various reasons. We have been led to heal broken covenants, especially with Native Americans. We have declared and decreed His Word and His purposes. Only God knows when all of that is enough. But I can tell you right now that the prophets are declaring the Great Awakening is here, and I believe that.
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Ask the Lord to shine His light on any place of idolatry in your life.
- Pray the same for the corporate Body of Christ. Idolatry must be eliminated from us.
- Identificationally repent for America removing God from civil society.
- Thank Him for His mercy on us.
- Declare, “God, You are welcome in every aspect of America. You are welcome in our lives, homes, businesses, schools, and governmental functions. You are welcome here!”
- Thank Him for leading multiplied millions to pray for this nation over the last generation.
- Proclaim, “Your grace is sufficient for us, for Your power is made perfect in our weakness. Let the power of Christ now come and rest on us!”
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, come and shine Your holy light on every square inch of our hearts. Reveal any idolatry or motivation that might lead us to replace You with any other thing the world has to offer. We need Jesus! Remove this idolatry from the whole Church. What a powerful expression of Christ we will be when we are wholeheartedly expressing our love for You alone! Forgive our nation for ignoring You and removing You from our civil society. How could people ever think that would permanently keep You out of our affairs? Thank You for forgiveness and thank You for mercy.
Lord, You have raised up a praying Church over the last 30 years. There are millions of people praying now. You have taught us to identificationally repent for the sins of our forefathers. You have taught us how to reconcile with our brothers and sisters in Christ to the level of national reconciliation. You have taught us how to declare and decree, not just petition You. You have shown us the power of combining worship and intercession together. You have shown us how critical unity among the brethren is. You have raised up an Ekklesia, a legislating army. You are going to cause us to hear and proclaim Your strategies. You are going to increase our air superiority. Your grace is sufficient for us, and Your power is made perfect in our weakness. Therefore, let the power of Christ now come and rest on us! Turn America toward Your Son, Jesus. Amen.
America is coming back into His mercy and recapturing its destiny.
Turning the Heart of America to God
Recently, Clay Nash and other prophets have talked about this being a season where God is increasing the authority of the Ekklesia. When I hear the Lord say He is going to increase our authority, I get excited. We see so much evil, chaos, and disorder around us right now. The activities of the enemy are front and center. Everyone is seeing the unrest, strife, and violence. These things are happening across the nation. If we don’t know Who God is and what His Word says about His ways and His love, it could appear we are losing this battle for the soul of America. Do not judge what God is doing in this nation based on what you see naturally!
In every revival in history that I know of, in any nation, everything was an absolute mess before revival came. Things had grown very dark and this motivated someone to pray. It might have been one person, or two, or a dozen, but all of a sudden, God moved into that mess and began to draw people to Himself.
When the prophet Elijah said, “I hear the sound of an abundant rain,” there was not a cloud in the sky. He perceived in the Spirit that rain was on its way. We have to do the same thing. We have to judge what God is doing by what we hear in the Spirit and not by what we see in the natural. We need to listen to the prophets. Most of the prophetic voices are saying the same thing right now. They are saying, “We are going to experience the greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the history of the earth.”
All of this chaos is going to make people desperate for the Lord. They are uneasy and are searching for Him now. The plan of the enemy is going to backfire on him. This move of God is going to turn the hearts of men to God, and the heart of America toward God.
“Then Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!’ So Ahab went to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees. Then he said to his servant, ‘Go and look out toward the sea.’ The servant went and looked, then returned to Elijah and said, ‘I didn’t see anything.’ Seven times Elijah told him to go and look. Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, ‘I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.’ Then Elijah shouted, ‘Hurry to Ahab and tell him, “Climb into your chariot and go back home. If you don’t hurry, the rain will stop you!”’” (Isaiah 18:41-44; NLT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Ask the Lord if there is some area He wants to give you revelation in so He can give you authority in that area.
- Ask God to give you His view of what all the chaos, conflict, and violence is all about. Be very careful not to allow your preconceived thoughts or political persuasions drive what He is saying to you.
- Can you see or hear the “abundance of rain” coming? Can you see the way God has been working and why? Talk to the Lord about that.
- Declare over America, “We are going to experience the greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the history of the earth.”
A prayer you can pray:
Father, You desire to give us insight into what You are doing in America. There is an awakening happening now in America. There is an awakening of hunger. You are creating that hunger. All of the chaos and upheaval and violence is being allowed by You and used by You to cause people to look for You. You are the Savior. People want that right now. We must help them find You! It is not time to be silent, but to let them know that the answer is only found in Jesus Christ. We thank You for everything You are doing. You are working and we must see and perceive it. We must see these things from Your vantage point.
We agree with and believe the prophets who are saying, “We are going to experience the greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the history of the earth.” We must look for the “cloud the size of a man’s hand.” We must be able to sift through all the enemy’s noise and confusion and look for the opportunities You are presenting the Church. The harvest is ripe and ready. Don’t let us miss this, Jesus. We boldly ask for greater faith and ears to hear what the Spirit is telling us to do. Amen.
God will use the nation’s upheaval to bring revival to America!
An Executive Order Ensuring Our History is Secure
[This Executive Order was signed yesterday by President Trump. Here he shares why such an order is even necessary. His administration is ensuring that the far-left socialist revisionists can not make any more headway in trying to rewrite American history. For this, we should be thankful.]
“Our mission is to defend the legacy of America’s founding, the virtue of America’s heroes, and the nobility of the American character. We must clear away the twisted web of lies in our schools and classrooms, and teach our children the magnificent truth about our country. We want our sons and daughters to know that they are the citizens of the most exceptional nation in the history of the world.
“Some have warped, distorted, and defiled the American story with deceptions, falsehoods, and lies. There is no better example than the New York Times’ totally discredited 1619 Project. This project rewrites American history to teach our children that we were founded on the principle of oppression, not freedom.
“Nothing could be further from the truth. America’s founding set in motion the unstoppable chain of events that abolished slavery, secured civil rights, defeated communism and fascism, and built the most fair, equal, and prosperous nation in human history.
“Students in our universities are inundated with critical race theory. This is a Marxist doctrine holding that America is a wicked and racist nation, that even young children are complicit in oppression, and that our entire society must be radically transformed. Critical race theory is being forced into our children’s schools, it’s being imposed into workplace trainings, and it’s being deployed to rip apart friends, neighbors, and families.
“Critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda, ideological poison that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together. It will destroy our country. The only path to national unity is through our shared identity as Americans. That is why it is so urgent that we finally restore patriotic education to our schools.
“The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant to support the development of a pro-American curriculum that celebrates the truth about our nation’s great history.
“Today, [I signed] an Executive Order establishing a national commission to promote patriotic education. It will be called the 1776 Commission. It will encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history.”
“Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.” (Deuteronomy 32:7; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Thank God for establishing the United States of America and carrying us forward for 244 years.
- Identificationally repent for those that are attempting to rewrite our history, portraying it in a way that does not honor God.
- Thank the Lord for forgiving us and helping us to overcome the sins of slavery and other racist mindsets and activities that harmed large portions of our society.
- Ask God to minister in a deeper way to those who still feel the pain of injustice.
- Declare, “The history of America is secure! God will be honored through the truthful teaching of it. Americans will celebrate together the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon this nation.”
- Intercede for the development of the 1776 Commission and the curriculum that will tell of the miracle of America.
A prayer you can pray:
God, we thank You for this exceptional nation. We thank You for its rich history and the unfolding of Your dream in its establishment. This country has stood for 244 years, overcoming many obstacles. You have blessed us richly and abundantly and we are fulfilling our purpose. The enemy hates that! He has put ideas in the heads of some who do not know You. They want to make this nation look like a nation of oppressors. They want us to feel ashamed. But that is not the story. The story is one of overcoming. It is one of rejecting injustice over time and continuing to fight forward together. We forgive those who persist in dividing us. Set them free, Lord. Heal the hearts of those who come from families that have suffered great injustice, and may yet need help to move forward. We will all gain more freedom as we prefer one another in love and honor truth.
We say that the history of America is secure! God will be honored through the truthful teaching of it. Americans will celebrate together the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon this nation. We are grateful for the 1776 Commission and for the new patriotic curriculum being written. May it only ever be truthful. May it tell the story of America by honoring Your establishment of it and Your involvement in it. May it tell the story of all those amazing Americans that became the fabric of it—every race, creed, and background. This is America, land that we love! To You be all the glory, Jesus. Amen.
God will be honored in the truthful teaching of American history!
Constitution Day 2020
We are certainly finding ourselves in a time when the U. S. Constitution is being challenged. Many issues of freedom, liberty, and government oversight are being raised which are causing us to see if the foundations of our nation will hold. Nothing is more basic to that foundation than the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. President Abraham Lincoln said, “We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”
U. S. District Judge William Stickman, IV, said on 9/14/20, “The liberties protected by the Constitution are not fair-weather freedoms—in place when times are good but able to be cast aside in times of trouble.” Let’s look at an example of the need to stand firm in our current environment against those who would pervert that foundation.
On 9/14, at the request of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, President Trump signed an Executive Order safeguarding students’ first amendment rights on college campuses and universities. It’s shocking that this basic freedom even needs such a directive. Here is some information from Lea Carawan, Executive Director of The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation:
“This rule comes at an opportune time considering college campuses are becoming increasingly hostile toward students of faith.
“It addresses areas of critical importance:
- Allows the U.S. Department of Education to withhold federal funding from public colleges and universities if a state or federal court finds they violated the First Amendment or their own stated institutional policies on freedom of speech, including academic freedom.
- Requires public colleges and universities to provide religious student groups the same rights, benefits, and privileges that other student groups enjoy.
- Clarifies religious schools cannot be denied federal funding due to their religious character with respect to grant programs under the Higher Education Act.
- Allows religious schools to demonstrate that they are exempt from Title IX to the extent Title IX conflicts with the tenets of their faith.”
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer… Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.” (Romans 12: 11-12 and 14; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Ask the Lord to secure the rights and privileges every American is accorded through the U.S. Constitution.
- Pray for progressive leadership and policy makers to come into alignment with the Constitution. Declare, “The Constitution will not be undermined or altered to discriminate against God’s people or His dream for America!”
- Pray specifically for an ending of blocks to Christian students’ meetings on college and university campuses. They will be critical as this great harvest of souls comes in! (Can you see what the enemy is up to? Remember, he is always trying to thwart God’s activities. Knowing this will help you see what God is doing in the earth.)
- The Administration is taking steps to advance religious freedom, so let’s express our appreciation! Click here to thank Secretary DeVos with one click!
A prayer you can pray:
Father, there are those in this nation that say they want the U. S. Constitution upheld, but they actually desire to modify it and make it fit their view of modern society. The stability of our nation is built on the foundation of men that sought You for guidance and wrote a timeless document. It has stood the test of time. Raise up governing officials and Supreme Court Justices that will honor this fundamental document. We declare, “The Constitution will not be undermined or altered to discriminate against God’s people or His dream for America!”
We have just this week seen the type of challenge that brings us to the need of protecting the Constitution. We bring our complaint before You, Lord. Educators and administrators of some of our public colleges and universities have decided they can discriminate against Christian students. Thank You for placing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Trump in office for such a time as this. They have been able to stop it for now! We know Satan really wants to shut down Christian meetings because they will be important as the harvest of souls comes in on these campuses. Thousands and thousands of college students are coming to Christ and the enemy thought he had control of that territory! Ha! You have thwarted his plans! Thank You for the great harvest of souls! Thank You for Betsy DeVos, President Trump, and many other governmental leaders perfectly positioned in office right now. You are altogether loving and wise, Jesus. Amen.
The liberties protected by the Constitution will not be able to be cast aside in these times of trouble!
A New Mantling of Authority for Air Superiority
[Apostle and Prophet Clay Nash has had many dreams for me and about me as it relates to America. Here, he shares a timely one to encourage us.]
“I had a dream in which I heard the words to a song by Rod Stewart called Maggie May. There is a phrase in the song about late September. I kept hearing that specific phrase over and over. Later that day, a friend called me and he had been receiving a warning about September 21st from a song by Earth, Wind & Fire. This leads me to believe there is a significant shift coming in September. I had another dream where President Trump said to you, Dutch, that a shift was coming in October, but he couldn’t give you the details. I think there is a significant shift coming in October, but a prelude to that will happen in late September.
“I had that dream about you and President Trump on July 21st. It repeated again on July 22nd. You represent the Ekklesia—the praying Church. So, the dream was not just about you. In the dream, the president said, ‘It’s time to move and reposition the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford.’ He said the repositioning was necessary to maintain and increase a level of air superiority. He said it would be positioned at the mouth of the Missouri River where it empties into the Mississippi just above St. Louis, MO. He continued to say that Believers who were part of the increasing air superiority could be dispatched from that location more effectively.
“He then asked you to release a command for the Ekklesia to rally the angel armies there ahead of the Gerald R. Ford’s arrival. He said that the carrier’s positioning there would additionally protect the heart and life flow for the nation. He proclaimed that the work of the Ekklesia from the new position would posture them to release a shot of authority that would be heard across the nation.
“I then saw the St. Louis Dispatch’s headline which stated, ‘The Heart of America has been Shocked into the Rhythms of God’s Grace.’
“In the natural, the Gerald R. Ford is the largest aircraft carrier ever built. ‘Gerald’ means ‘tip of the spear.’ So I believe God is sharpening us. He is repositioning us for maximum effectiveness. And He is going to need us in position by late September or early October.”
“For it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you.’” (Luke 4:10; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Ask the Lord to correct any false belief system you hold. Line your heart, mind, and actions up with His Word, not a political party. Be very serious about this.
- Pray this for the Body of Christ in general.
- Say, “Lord, forgive us for entertaining false belief systems, instead of aligning with Your Word. Your Word is Truth.”
- Receive the new mantling of authority He is giving us.
- Reject fear of the future! Reject the enemy’s plans for our nation! Determine to partner with the Lord to speak forth His future plans for America.
- Say, “Lord, send Your Angel armies to come and help us clear the air of all demonic plans and purposes for America this Fall.”
- Make a decree of your own for this country as you are led by the Holy Spirit.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, we take authority in Your Name now, because Your Name is above every name. We say that the anti-Christ spirit will not have access to this nation on our watch. We come to You humbly and confess that there are times when we have been led astray and have led others astray with belief systems we held that were not correct. Correct us, so we do not find ourselves working against You and on the wrong side of history. You can position us properly as the Ekklesia You have raised us up to be. You need us in certain places, praying specific ways. You have specific decrees You want us to make so the nation can move forward and not be stuck! You are literally mantling Your Ekklesia with a new authority right now. You have prepared us and brought us to this place in history. You will show us how to use the Word of God like a spear, perfectly thrown into the heart of the target.
The United States of America will fulfill the purposes You created her to fulfill! It will be the targeted decrees of the Ekklesia that shock the heart of the Church to wake up, stand up, and decree the nation’s future. Otherwise, the actions of those in the enemy’s camp will wake us up this Fall. Either way, we will be awakened, and we must be ready to do exploits in Jesus’ Name! We call for an army of Christians taking control of the air over America—praising, worshiping, fasting, praying, and repenting. We call for an army of Believers decreeing and declaring the purposes of God. We call for an army of Christians loving the lost, bridging gaps of all kinds, and meeting practical needs. We call for the angel armies to help us. Thank You for every promise You have given us, Lord. Thank You for the means You have given to fulfill them now in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
The Ekklesia is taking air superiority this Fall!
The Victory Belongs to the Lord and the Season of Rest is Coming!
[Tom Schlueter is the Founder of Texas Apostolic Prayer Network. Here he shares with us what he feels the Lord is saying to the nation currently.]
“I see the Church as an army standing at attention on a field of review. I see their flags and different positions. They are all standing at attention and waiting to hear what our Commander has to say. The Commander is a Lion—the Lion of the tribe of Judah. We are in the Hebrew month of Elul. This is the month ‘the King is in the field.’ Christ is calling the Church to be fully awake. I believe He has come to tell us that He is with us. He is leading and guiding us, and this battle is turned. It is not going to turn. It is turned. It has already shifted.
“Texas is a forerunner state. The Lord has given Texas two prophetic Words recently about an axe head. He is saying, ‘The axe head has been sharpened. It is now time to use it.’ There is a sharpened axe that the Lord has already made ready. The army is standing at attention. The Commander-in-Chief, the Lord of Hosts, is in front of us, giving us orders of direction. We will rise up. We will move forward together, and we will see victory. We will come into the fullness of what He has promised.
“We cannot lag behind now. We cannot say, ‘Things have all been taken care of, so let’s sit back and watch.’ No. We are at war and we are going to march toward victory.
“Becca Greenwood is a rising prophetic voice. She recently came to Texas and heard the sound of a trumpet. She sang the notes of the trumpet to her husband who was with her. He told her it was ‘Reveille’. ‘Reveille’ is the U. S. military’s wake-up call. It is saying, ‘Everyone wake up!’ It reminds me of 2 Chronicles, 20, which tells the army of the Lord to gather together, stand firm, and see the salvation of our God. It is this same picture of an army gathered together and ready to go out to war.
“There was a trumpeter in the meeting where Becca gave this Word, and he began to play ‘Reveille’. The Glory of the Lord fell in that meeting as he did so. After he played, he told us that those who play the trumpet professionally call their trumpets ‘the axe’.
“We then understood that as he played, that ‘axe’ was cutting away the darkness in the atmosphere, and cutting away corruption. It was calling the Church, the Ekklesia, to awaken and go to war.”
“You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the LORD is with you.” (2 Chronicles 20:17; NASB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Call the Body of Christ to attention before the Lion of Judah, our Great King.
- Say, “Reveille is sounding for the troops to wake up and come into the field to meet the Lord for battle!”
- Decree, “The victory will belong to the Lord!”
- Read 2 Chronicles 20. Gain revelation for intercession as you read it.
- Declare, “The Church will worship, and stand, and see the salvation of our God. We will enter into a season of rest as a nation.”
- Declare Psalm 47 over the nation!
A prayer you can pray (by, Tom Schlueter):
Lord, we stand at attention before You. You are our Commander-in-Chief. You are guiding Your army to victory! We will go into the battle with You, but even as Jehosaphat discovered, the victory will belong to You. We will go into battle and see the victory that has already been secured. Reveille is sounding. The sound of the trumpet is awakening the troops to go forth into spiritual battle. We will go forth into victory!
In 2 Chronicles 2:20, we read that Jehoshaphat led the Israelites into battle and he said, ‘Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.’ Verse 30 tells us the end result of staying in faith and doing whatever You and Your prophets tell us to do in the season of battle. You say that we will have victory and peace on every side. We believe this and we receive this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
The trumpet has sounded, the Church is awakened, and we will see the victory of the Lord in the land!
The Time of the Tipping of the Bowls
[Betty Love has established Love Ministries and Miracle City Global in Mississippi. She has connected with us to intercede for the turning of our nation. She released this Word of the Lord on a recent prayer call.]
“We are in a season of reset. The enemy would like to stop that from happening and knock us out before we can experience the victory. Recently, there were 2 hurricanes coming up through the Gulf of Mexico—Laura and Marco. Laura literally knocked Marco out of the way and kept going, all the way to Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. I believe this is a sign that we are going to receive that victory. I do not believe we are going to lose ground coming up to and beyond the elections. I believe we are going to gain ground.
“I was recently in Memphis on the Mississippi River. There was a deep calm over the river. The Lord spoke to me there and said, ‘America is in the crucible. The nation is in a trial by fire. But when you come through this season, America will be renewed. This new America will make your heart sing. There will not just be a restoration to the foundation, but there will be a manifestation of a greater glory.’
“Today, the Lord said, ‘Realignment, reset, and reinstatement. I have prayed for you, America, that your faith will not fail. Your faith will not fail. America, who do you say that I am? America, America, Satan has asked to sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you. America, your faith will not fail. When you have turn—and turn, you will—you will be strength for the nations. Decree, “Reinstatement!” Decree, “Saved!’”
“Then He said, ‘Tip the bowls!’ I heard the great cloud of witnesses saying, ‘Tip the bowls!’ I then heard a resounding response coming out of the Ekklesia saying, ‘Tip the bowls!’ There was a three-fold cord of decree saying, ‘Tip the bowls!’ I believe the tipping of the bowls is upon us.”
“The Lord is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous. The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!” (Psalm 118:14-16; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Exalt the Lord! Extol His greatness! Glorify Him—Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
- Shout, “Victory! The Lord is our Victory! Victory is coming to America!”
- Make statements of faith to the Lord about the season of victory we are in. Look at the things Betty said above. Think about other prophetic Words that have been recently released and speak them into the atmosphere. That is the Will of the Lord for this nation.
- Declare, “The realignment, reset, and reinstatement are here! We are becoming the new America! The enemy cannot stop the move of God!”
- Shout with the Lord and the hosts of heaven, “Tip the bowls!”
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, You are our true strength and our glory song, our champion, our Savior. We come into agreement with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Let our loud shouts of victory echo throughout the land. Your hand conquers valiantly! Your right hand will never fail us! We thank You that You have decreed victory over this nation. Where the enemy would desire to sift us as wheat, our focus will remain fixed on Your intercession for us, Jesus. You stir up intercession in the Ekklesia, not only in this nation, but in the nations of the earth. You have destined a global harvest for us! We come to You as one, recognizing that America has been in the crucible and in a trial by fire. You have pressed the Ekklesia into intercession. We thank You that the time has come for the tipping of the prayer bowls and a baptism of Your Holy Spirit greater than we have ever seen before.
Thank You that You are bringing us through this. We are becoming a new America. This new form we are taking on is going to make our hearts sing. We thank You that You are doing more than restoring us. You don’t simply restore. You bring things back better than they were before. Thank You for the realignment, the reset, and the reinstatement of this nation. We thank You for the tipping of the bowls. Tip them, Lord Jesus! Tip the bowls. Pour Your Glory out on us in Jesus’ name! Amen.
The bowls of intercession are being tipped! America will be saved!
Learn more about Betty Love here.
Taking Stock of the American Church
I am concerned that much of the Church of America has lost its passion. Over the last 10 to 15 years, I think people have grown weary. Some leaders have not seen their prayers come to pass, so they have resorted to activities instead of intercession. Maybe we turned our churches into seeker-sensitive congregations, trying to appeal to the harvest we know is out there. We have tried to get our services to look more like the world, thinking that would be attractive. We have upgraded lighting and sound systems and staging backdrops.
I am not saying all of this is bad in and of itself. But I am saying that there seems to have been a turning away from going after God with passion. There’s been an abandonment of believing that the Holy Spirit’s anointing is enough. We started thinking, “If we can be good enough, relevant enough, flashy enough, or entertaining enough, we can get the lost in our doors.” I think that over time it brought us a lack of fire and a loss of sensitivity to the Lord.
As a result of all this, the message of the Gospel has been watered down. We now have a large group of Believers in America with no passion whatsoever. We have become more religious. We would never believe that. We think that acting like the world shows we are not religious. The Bible says otherwise. Tell me how it is any different for an individual to go through the rituals of a traditional denominational church and an evangelical one that won’t allow the Holy Spirit freedom? Both have services where the people sing two or three feel-good songs, have a short message, and go home. Trade out the organ and choir for a modern praise band and you have the same effect. Where is the passionate intercession, the altar call, and the abandoned outpouring of love on the Lord in worship. There is no movement of the Holy Spirit on the congregation to draw hearts to repentance. There is no fiery preaching that convicts and changes the hearts of people.
The result of this is a very shallow walk with God. Congregants largely don’t know the scriptures. They have little discernment. They live like they want to most of the time with little thought of what it really means to live a sacrificial life for Christ. However, I don’t believe all is lost. God can deal with all of this. That’s a part of what a Great Awakening is all about. Most of those I have been talking about are sincere Believers. They just don’t know any better. They haven’t been properly led or taught. When they get a taste of what God is about to do, they’re going to want it! They are going to want it for themselves, and they are going to want it for their children. They won’t want to go back. They are going to want to live for Christ, and they are going to want others to know the Good News, as well.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:12; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Repent if you have lost your passion for Jesus. Ask Him to restore the love you felt for Him when you were first saved.
- Repent if you are a leader that decided somewhere along the way to appeal to man instead of fearing God.
- Read some of the Book of Mark or the Book of Acts. Let the Lord reignite a fire in you.
- Intercede for the Body of Christ to receive a new and fresh move of the Holy Spirit. This time it is coming as Awakening—with fire and harvest in the midst of it.
A prayer you can pray:
[Pour your heart out to Jesus. Repent if you need to. Worship Him if you want to. I cannot give you the words for this. They must come from your own heart.]
Father, I want more of Jesus. I want to be a light in the darkness. I want to be free of religious trappings. I want to know You and make You known! Revive me and restore the love I had for You at the beginning. Holy Spirit, send Your fire into my heart. Let me be the fragrance of the knowledge of You in every place. I want to trust You to lead, guide, and direct me. Break complacency off of me. I want to show You to the world around me. We all need Jesus! Change me, fire up the Church, and sweep across our nation! In Jesus’ name, I cry out for Awakening in America! Amen.
Christ will transform our hearts and the American Church will be passionate for Him again!
National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children
[This is a Day of Remembrance most believers are unaware of, but which we should all know about. It is reprinted from LifeNews.com.]
“Pro-life advocates will gather across the country today, Sept. 12, to remember the 61 million unborn babies who have been killed in abortions.
“‘The National Day of Remembrance calls upon America to mourn for these children, to reckon with the absence that we’ve experienced because their lives were taken away,’ executive director Eric Scheidler told One News Now. ‘Their lives were violently and unjustly ended through abortion.’
“Scheidler said they welcome mothers of aborted children and fathers who have participated in, coerced or tried to stop the abortion of their child. He said the day is for everyone to ‘mourn for those children, to take stock of our involvement, and to seek God’s healing and mercy.’
“More than 100 memorial services are scheduled across the country, including at many of the 54 gravesites for aborted babies in the U.S. Other services are being held at the hundreds of memorials for unborn babies at churches and other community sites.
“The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children began in 2013 on the 25th anniversary of the burial of 1,500 abortion victims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to the Pro-Life Action League. Since then, thousands more aborted babies have been buried in mass graves, including 47 victims of convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia and 2,411 victims of Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer in South Bend.
“Through the event, the pro-life organization hopes more people will be inspired to protect babies in the womb from abortion.
“‘When people become truly aware of the reality of abortion, they can more easily cut through the lies by which some try to justify it, and the natural apathy to which human nature is inclined,’ the organization said.
“‘Tens of thousands of these children have been retrieved and buried at gravesites across our country,’ it continued. ‘The stories of how they were killed, how they were found, and how they were buried, along with the pictures and videos that document those events, are powerful tools to awaken the consciences of our fellow citizens.’
“The U.S. Supreme Court forced states to legalize abortion on demand in 1973 through Roe v. Wade. Since then, more than 61 million unborn babies have been killed in abortions.”
“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:13-16; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Contemplate the effects of the sin of abortion on America since Roe v Wade was affirmed by the Supreme Court in 1973. 61 million lives have been lost. This is more than the entire population of the states of CA, TX, and FL combined. It is almost the entire generation of Gen-X’ers, born from 1965 through 1981.
- Weep and wail, for an entire generation of children has been lost in America!
- Consider the loss of 61 million engineers, artists, doctors, teachers, writers, etc. What might they have contributed to the world and to this nation, if they were allowed to live?
- Receive the forgiveness of the Lord if you aborted a child, or encouraged or supported another to do so.
- Remember the unborn today and pray that abortion ends in America in our generation!
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, we remember the loss of our unborn on this National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. We must not be afraid to face this sin head-on. We have fought for it from a distance, but today we really look at the implications of it. We consider the more than 61 million lives lost. We consider the grief of the parents and grandparents. We consider the callousness of the hearts of some that promote it and even celebrate it. Forgive us, Lord. We meditate on the value of all those lives—an entire generation’s worth! We weep for the loss to our society of the gifts they were bringing to us—gifts You bestowed upon them. We can’t begin to imagine the things we don’t have because they were not given the chance to give them to us.
Lord, forgive us if we had an abortion. Forgive us if we supported someone and encouraged them to have an abortion. Forgive us if we participated by taking someone to get an abortion or paid for it. Forgive us that we feared what others would think of a pregnancy more than feared what You thought. Forgive us for a hardened heart that decided financial readiness was more important. Maybe we felt that our lives weren’t in the right place to welcome a child. Forgive us for not considering other options. Help us to find other options for one another in the future. Help us to get ready for the turnaround of Life! We say, “We want our children! All of them! Every single one! All of them have value! God will show us how to welcome them and care for them!” Forgive us, God. Forgive us our sin and heal our land on this Day of Remembrance in Jesus’ Name, amen.
God will deliver this nation from the sin of abortion! Our children will live to fulfill their God-given destinies!
Patriot Day 2020
[We must never forget the losses of our citizens and our nation on 9/11/2001. It was a defining attack on America in our generation. By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107–89), Congress designated September 11 of each year as “Patriot Day.” Here are words of remembrance by President Donald J. Trump.]
“On Patriot Day, we solemnly remember the nearly 3,000 people who perished on September 11, 2001. With gratitude, we honor the brave first responders, resolute members of our military, and ordinary Americans who showed extraordinary courage to save others on that fateful day. We will always be grateful for the heroic men and women of our Armed Forces who fought in defense of our country in the aftermath of the largest terrorist attack on American soil, and we will never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our liberty and freedom.
“Many Americans vividly recall the precise moment when terrorists killed our fellow Americans at the World Trade Center in New York City; at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia; and on a quiet field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A beautiful September morning was marred by stark disbelief, agonizing sorrow, and profound suffering. America’s strength, courage, and compassion, however, never wavered. First responders instantly rushed into harm’s way to save their fellow Americans from the wreckage of the attacks, the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 decisively fought back and saved countless lives at the cost of their own, and Americans from across the country provided aid, assistance, and comfort to those in need. Against the backdrop of cowardly acts of terror, America once again demonstrated to the world the unmatched strength of our resolve and the indomitable power of our character.
“Last year, I was proud to sign into law the Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. This bipartisan legislation, named in honor of New York first responders Officer James Zadroga, Firefighter Ray Pfeifer, and Detective Luis Alvarez, permanently reauthorized compensation for victims and their families, first responders, and those on the front lines of rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero. Through this legislation, our nation is fulfilling its sacred duty to those who risked their lives for their fellow Americans on that infamous September day 19 years ago.
“Our prayers will continue for the survivors who still bear physical and emotional wounds, and for the families who lost loved ones. We also pray for the members of our Armed Forces who risk their lives in service to our country and for the first responders who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of others. Today, let us remember that our Union — forged and strengthened through adversity — will never be broken and that the immeasurable sacrifices of our patriots will never be forgotten.”
“If I walk in the midst of trouble, You preserve me from the anger of my foes; You extend Your hand, and Your right hand saves me.” (Psalm 138:7; BSB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Thank the Lord for saving our nation on 9/11/2001.
- Pray for the families of the many brave first responders and private citizens who gave their lives saving others on that day.
- Pray for the family members whose loved ones never came home.
- Intercede for the wounded. Many could not work again due to their physical losses or PTSD. Pray that all of their needs are met in Christ Jesus.
- Gather your family and watch the ceremony that will be held at Ground Zero. Or you can watch one of the many documentaries that have been made so that this history is not lost.
- Ask the Lord to preserve America from another 9/11-style attack on our soil.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we have come to the 19th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001. For many of us, the day is burned in our memories. It is the kind of day where everyone remembers where they were. We cannot comprehend the horrors that those at the sites of the attacks lived through. Our prayers come easily for them. Lord, so many were lost. The numbers still seem staggering. We know the numbers could have been so much worse, but for Your guidance and intervention. Nevertheless, every life lost was a national tragedy. Our foes won a battle that day. We pray there would never again be a repeat of those circumstances.
We intercede today for the families of those who gave their lives to save others. Some were private citizens whose nature it was to be helpful. Eyewitnesses told us how each of them put thoughts of themselves aside to save others. May thoughts of their bravery comfort their loved ones again today. We pray for the families of the first responders. They died doing what they chose to do for a living. God we are so thankful for their lives of sacrifice. May their loved ones be so proud of them as they remember them with honor today. We remember them, also. We will pray and we will watch the ceremonies or documentaries and we will not let them be forgotten. Heal any broken bodies and minds completely. Provide for them all the days of their lives. Lord, be good to them on our behalf. We are a grateful nation, and we pray for all who need You today in Jesus’ name. Amen.
We look to God to preserve us from every attack of the enemy – foreign and domestic.