The Scripture says in 2 Chron.7:14--If MY PEOPLE who are CALLED BY MY NAME will HUMBLE THEMSELVES, and PRAY and SEEK MY FACE, and TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN I will HEAR from heaven, and will forgive their sin and HEAL THEIR LAND. Then it says in 1 Tim.2:1--Therefore I EXHORT FIRST OF AL that SUPPLICATION, PRAYERS, INTERCESSIONS, and GIVING OF THANKS BE MADE FOR ALL MEN. (2) For KINGS and ALL WHO ARE IN AUTHORITY, THAT WE MAY LEAD A QUIET and PEACEABLE LIFE IN ALL gODLINESS and REVERENCE. (3) For this is GOOD and ACCEPTABLE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD OUR SAVIOR. (4) Who DESIRES ALL MEN to be SAVED and COME to the KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH.
I think it is going to take all of us pulling together in prayer to bring this nation to its feet and cause it to stand tall once again.
Oh how I pray that God will begin to move on the heart of our government and let them see THE TRUTH just as it says in 2 Sam.7:21--For YOUR WORD'S SAKE, and according to YOUR OWN HEART, YOU HAVE DONE ALL THESE THINGS to make your servant KNOW THEM. (22) Therefore YOU ARE GREAT, O Lord God, for there is NONE LIKE YOU, nor is there any God besides YOU, according to all that we have heard with our ears. (23) And WHO is a like YOUR PEOPLE, like Israel, the ONE NATION on earth whom GOD WENT TO REDEEM FOR HIMSELF AS A PEOPLE TO MAKE FOR HIMSELF A NAME--and to DO FOR YOU GREAT and AWESOME DEEDS for YOUR LAND--before YOUR PEOPLE whom YOU REDEEMED for YOURSELF from EGYPT, from THE NATIONS and their gODS. (25) And NOW, O Lord God, THE WORD which YOU HAVE SPOKEN concerning Your servant and concerning his house, ESTABLISH IT FOREVER and DO AS YOU HAVE SAID. (20) So let YOUR NAME BE MAGNIFIED FOREVER, saying, the Lord of hosts is the GOD OVER ISRAEL.
(Ps.24:6--Jacob is the generation of those who seek Him. The name of Jacob was changed to ISRAEL in Gen.32:28--And He said, YOUR NAME shall no longer be called JACOB, but ISRAEL; for you have STRUGGLED with GOD and with MEN, and have PREVAILED. So lets struggle with God in prayer over this nation that He might make it GREAT once again.)
Returning to 2 Sam.7:26-- and let the HOUSE of Your servant DAVID be ESTABLISHED BEFORE YOU. (27) For You, O Lord of hosts, GOD of ISRAEL, have REVEALED THIS TO YOUR SERVANT, saying I WILL BUILD YOU A HOUSE, Therefore Your servant found it in his heart TO PRAY THIS PRAYER TO YOU. (28) And NOW, O Lord God, YOUR ARE GOD, and YOUR WORDS ARE TRUE, and YOU HAVE PROMISED THIS GOODNESS to YOUR SERVANT. (29) NOW therefore, let it PLEASE You to BLESS THE HOUSE OF YOUR SERVANT, that it MAY CONTINUE FOREVER BEFORE YOU; For YOU, O Lord God have SPOKEN IT, and with YOUR BLESSING let the HOUS OF YOUR SERVANT BE BLESSED FOREVER.
2 Sam. 22:44--You have DELIVERED me from THE STRIVINGS of MY PEOPLE; YOU HAVE KEPT ME AS THE HEAD OF THE NATIONS. A people whom I have NOT KNOWN shall SERVE ME. (45) The foreigners SUBMIT to ME; AS SOON AS THEY HERE, THEY OBEY ME. (47) THE LORD LIVES! BLESSED be MY ROCK! LET GOD BE EXALTED, THE ROCK OF MY SALVATION! (48) IT IS GOD WHO AVENGES ME WHO SUBDUES THE PEOPLE UNDER ME. (49) WHO DELIVERS ME FROM MY ENEMIES. YOU ALSO LIFT ME ABOVE THOSE WHO RISE AGAINST ME; YOU HAVE DELIVERED ME FROM THE VIOLENT MAN. (5) Therefore, I WILL GIVE THANKS to YOU, O LORD, among THE GENTILES, and SING PRAISES to YOUR NAME. (51) HE is THE TOWER of SALVATION to HIS KING and shows MERCY to HIS ANOINTED, to DAVID and HIS DESCENDANTS FOREVERMORE.
Luke 1:31--And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall CALL HIS NAME JESUS. (32--HE WILL BE GREAT, and will be called THE SON OF THE HIGHEST; and the Lord God WILL GIVE HIM THE THRONE of HIS FATHER DAVID. (33) And HE WILL REIGN OVER THE HOUSE OF JACOB FOREVER, and OF HIS KINGDOM THERE WILL BE NO END. Ps.22:27--ALL THE ENDS OF THE WORLD shall REMEMBER and TURN TO THE LORD, and ALL THE FAMILIES of the NATIONS SHALL WORSHIP BEFORE YOU. (28) For THE KINGDOM IS THE LORD'S and HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS. (Not our government)
Our government and many of our people want to keep God out of everything, but they don't want to deal with the consequences following.
Soneone once made the statement that you can't fix STUPID. Well we can't but God can. It is STUPID to think that this nation can become great without Him. May God bring all men to this knowledge of the truth as we unite together in prayer for our land.
I totally rejoice in your faith because, "God can fix stupid." He did so when choosing to take responsibility for His Creation by birthing Himself into our world. What an incredible gift. I pray God will soon, "fix stupid."
Sharon-We agree completely in this regard. I am amazed at how we, as Christians, KNOW that God has PROMISED to heal our land, IF we will confess our sin and turn from our WICKED ways - and Lord knows we are in DEEP- Yet, we seem to disregard this, and settle for hand-wringing instead. Good work. We need to be reminded again and again, until we are obedient.
Dearest Sharon... YES... we need to kneel in PRAYER so that we can STAND TALL and be a country with its foundation in the Lord! Your inspired words come at the perfect time and encourage us all to join in prayer for our country and then follow God's lead to make it BETTER, based on His Word and His direction. May we all strive to pray with passion for our country and our future. God bless you, dear friend! Love, Peggy