In the past several weeks, I have had a deep urgency stirring in my spirit for the Body of Christ in the United States. God has been revealing to me the enemy’s tactics to disrupt and dismantle the foundations that God has laid in our land and our assignments to stop the enemy in his tracks. The Lord has continuously urged me into the secret place to pray and decree His purposes for our land, none in which include a political or religious narrative. Instead, it is a narrative that is written in His promises to His people throughout scripture. He asked me to sound the alarm to those who will have ears to hear and eyes to see what His Spirit is doing in our present time.
I heard the Lord say, “Will my people rise up and humble themselves, turn from their wicked ways and pull down from heaven the healing for their land? My people, who share in Abraham’s promises, Will they posture themselves before me with clean hands and pure hearts and ask for mercy over their land? Will America posture itself like Nineveh and repent for their lawlessness?”
Deception of the Times
I have felt the feeling of defeat that has overcome many in the Body of Christ in this season. That lie of defeat has overwhelmed many because they have chosen to turn to idols and the wisdom of the world to discern the current time and season, instead of securing themselves to every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
We must posture ourselves in humble repentance. We must lay down our idols, which produce false security and self-preservation, and grab on to the truth that our salvation comes from the Lord (Jonah 2:8-9)! This posture of repentance will lift the veil of deception that the enemy has placed over many in the Body of Christ.
In Daniel 7:25 we read, “He (the enemy) will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.” Saints take heed and do not be deceived by the enemy’s lies that he has the authority over this time and season! God has appointed His people for such a time as this, to stand from their rightful place, seated next to their King, to decree a thing and watch it be established (Job 22:28). We must turn our hearts and spirits to God to gain a heavenly perspective of the time and season.
The Mercy of God
I heard the Lord say, “Will My people, who share in the promises of Abraham (Galatians 3:7,29 NIV), posture themselves before me with clean hands and pure hearts and ask for mercy over their land?”
When God shared His plan to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah with Abraham in Genesis 18:17-33, it opened a conversation between Abraham and God that ultimately caused God’s hand of mercy to be extended. Although Abraham knew that destruction was coming to the city, he petitioned the Lord to spare the city if God found anyone to be righteous in the land. God agreed to Abraham’s petition to have mercy because Abraham was a friend of God. We share in that same relationship through inheritance by what was purchased for us at the cross. I believe that God is looking for His people to come to Him like Abraham and pray mercy over our land because His heart is that no one would perish. Instead, He longs that all would be reconciled to Him.
The Tipping Point
Our nation is at a pivotal season in time, and I know that many of you have been sensing the coming shift. As the Lord revealed to me His deep longing to partner with His people’s prayers over America, I heard Him say, “The bowls of incense are at a tipping point and I am about to use it as a mighty weapon to throttle the plans of the enemy!”
In Revelation 5:8, we read that the golden bowls full of incense are the prayers of the saints, and we know that our prayers are weapons that are mighty in God to pull down strongholds. God wants the bowl of incense in heaven so full that it doesn’t just overflow, but instead, tip over onto the enemy’s plans! This tipping point that God is inviting us into will cause the nations to see His will and plans for the United States and show that a nation devoted to Him will always be protected and blessed.
In the next 40 days praying the scriptures will be crucial as God continues to bring exposure to the dark places and begins to purify His bride in order to shift us into a season of preparation to receive the Harvest. Be watchful to not pray from the flesh, but instead, pray from God’s very Word knowing that whatever you ask for in prayer, you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:24). It is time to worship, declare, decree, and petition to the Lord like never before!