Saints of the Most High God, this is a follow-up to the post that I wrote this morning: “…And We Looked Up and Saw Death Hanging in the Sky”. In the post, I stated that the individuals who approved the laws that were in direct conflict with the Word of God actually told God that they don’t love Him by their disobedient actions. But Saints, they don’t love Him but we do! Death hanging over their heads also means that it is hanging over our heads. But we must remember that we have great power with God through prayer. He is our Heavenly Father and we have a real relationship with Him. Remember 2Chronicles 7:14, which states:
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Saints, we have been left here at this time and in this country for a specific reason and that is to hold back not just the power of the enemy but also to be able to plead to God for mercy. We need to pray so that His wrath is stayed just a little bit longer to allow a few more souls to be saved. Our Pastor reminded us in service on Tuesday night that we are the salt of the earth and we are the light of the world. The world does not even see the death that is hanging over our heads, but we do. They cannot pray down mercy but we can. To quote my Pastor, “Salt does not stop decay, but it slows down the process. It is also an irritant in the wound of the enemies”. This follow-up post is written to remind us of our power with God through prayer as well as our responsibility to tell the unsaved how they can be delivered.
The Lord reminded me of some of the words that our pastor spoke in one of his recent messages. He was not specifically referring to this current situation but I heard his words loud and clear. I am also applying those words to this situation. He said, “If you say that you are going to die you will. Remember that God gave us the power to loose and bind. If death appears, bind it!” He also reminded us that we must not forget to loose the positive things that we desire. Scriptures that relate to the principles of loosing and binding are:
Matthew 16:19 (KJV)
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Matthew 18:18 (KJV)
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Yes, the Lord did show me what is hanging over the head of America. Could it be possible that He revealed the impending danger to spur us to prayer and intercession? I have to admit that the word from Him shook me to my core. But the Word of God says that man should always pray and not faint.
Luke 18:1 …that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.
My pastor said to us this past Tuesday night, “If you don’t see me panic, then don’t you panic”. We are blessed and highly favored to have a spiritual leader like Apostle Herman L. Murray in this country. He is a man who hears from God and is able to tell us in advance what God would have us to do. So now that I have calmed myself I know what I am to do in spite of the knowledge concerning God’s impending wrath. First I know that I am “good to go” to heaven whenever God chooses to take me because I am living holy every day. But I also know that one of my chief responsibilities is to pray and seek God that His mercy is extended towards America. At the same time, I must gather in the harvest of souls.
God is causing a separation of the wheat and tares in the Christian world to determine who is on the Lord’s side. The real Christians will emerge and stand tall for the Lord. Those of us who can get a prayer through must do what I call “Go deep” when we pray. We must pray until we pray. By this, I mean that we actually need to get lost in our prayers to God. We must pray until the burden of our situation is lifted. We must pray until we hear from heaven and until we know that we were heard by heaven. There is no question that sin is abounding now but we can also expect grace to abound. Romans 5:20 (KJV) says 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.
Saints, we are not helpless in this thing. Will we stand boldly for Christ or will we wimp out and fall apart with fear? Can we be aware of impending dangers and yet plead with God to hold back his wrath with prayer? I believe that He expects it of us.
Remember the story concerning Sodom and Gomorrah when Abraham asked that God would not destroy the city if a certain number of righteous men could be saved? He went from 50, to 45, all the way down to 10. What would have happened if he had asked to have the cities spared if one righteous man could have been found? Perhaps his request might have caused a different outcome.
Genesis 18:23-33 (KJV)
23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
26 And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:
28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake.
30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake.
32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.
33 And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
Saints, let’s you and I pray and ask God to delay the outpouring of His wrath on America. At the same time let’s run, run, run to the lost to get them into the Kingdom of God. He did it for the city of Nineveh and perhaps it will cause a turnaround for us. (I know what ultimately happened to Nineveh but surely some of the people were saved in the interim that they were given.) The church is not going out with any less power than the early church. Let’s show ourselves worthy of our calling.