Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Today Is Warfare Wednesday

"Praise the LORD.
I will extol the LORD with all my heart
in the council of the upright and in the assembly.

2 Great are the works of the LORD;
they are pondered by all who delight in them.

3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
and his righteousness endures forever.

4 He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
the LORD is gracious and compassionate.

5 He provides food for those who fear him;
he remembers his covenant forever.

6 He has shown his people the power of his works,
giving them the lands of other nations." Psalm 110:1-6

Praise God for this wonderful country we call The United States of America. Sometimes I think I sound like a broken record when I talk about this great country, and the history we went through to get to where we are today. But the facts remain that God has blessed this nation from the very beginning. So much of the world is the way it is now, because of the actions on American soil. The American Revolution provided an example for the world that people who want to be free of tyranny can be! After our own revolution, country after country experienced their own revolutions, their own civil wars, as the idea of freedom became more of a reality than an idea. Much of the innovation on this globe has been a result of American ingenuity- that's no accident. It's no accident that America has led the way in technology and inventions for years.

And yet our country is struggling. We're so caught up in debates over who is right and who is wrong, that we can't see the damage that is being done. We're struggling financially because people have become greedy and they want a whole lot of somethings for nothing. We're struggling because we're so busy trying to blame someone else for our own errors...

And one of those error is us. This is not the day or the hour to be politically correct. This is not the day to hide our faith under a bushel basket, to dim our fervor for the things of God. In fact, this is the day to let our beacons burn bright. This is the day for Christians all over the country to stand up and pray out loud for our nation. This is the day for Christians to intervene for all that is going wrong in our country, and to be public with our intervention. Because the day will come. The day will come when our prayers and our intercession will be answered, and the people and the country around us will KNOW that the answers came from God. It is God who supplies everything we need. It is God who supplies our food, our clothing, and our finances- from our personal checkbook to the checkbook of the government.

"The silver is mine and the gold is mine,' declares the LORD Almighty." Haggai 2:8

"But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today." Deuteronomy 8:18

It is God who supplies what we need, and what this country needs is to return to its roots. We need to look back and remember the days when people were burned at the stake for reading the Bible for themselves. We need to look back at the days when people gathered in secret to discuss God's Word and to pray together- at the very risk of their lives. We need to look back to the days when there was too much government, and government dictated who lived and died. We need to look back and remember the days of persecution, and the Holy Wars, and the way a few zealous individuals tried to change a world for the worst. It is important to remember.

"Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you." Deuteronomy 32:7

Today is our day. Today is the day that we need to pray for our country, and pray for our President, and pray for God's grace, favor, and mercy to sweep through this nation. Today, we need to stand up and praise God, from whom all blessings flow, for this free country where we live, and we need to pray for his intervention, and His Will to be done in the areas of finance, defense, and we need to pray for Godly men and women to be elected during this election season. We need to pray for Godly wisdom to be present in the Supreme Court of the United States. We need to pray for Godly wisdom on the floor of the Senate, and the House of Representative, and we need to pray for Godly wisdom in the halls of the White House, and most especially in the Oval Office. We need to pray that the angels that are on assignment in the White House will stay ever vigilant, and will protect our president. May God protect our president and keep him and his family safe.

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