Thursday’s Prayers for America (11/17/20160

A few years ago, I heard a Mike Bickle cassette tape where Bob Jones told about one of his visions. In it, Jones was watching a baseball game between the Lord’s team and Satan’s team. It was the bottom of the ninth with two outs.

Love was at bat and Satan threw his best pitch. Love hit the ball into the outfield for a base hit. “Love never fails.” Faith came to bat and promptly hit a base hit. “Faith works with love.” The next batter was named Godly Wisdom. Satan threw him four straight balls and Godly Wisdom was issued a walk. “Godly wisdom does not fall for Satan’s pitches.” The bases were loaded.

A player named Grace walked into the batter’s box. Jones noted the batter was not much to look at and wondered about his ability to handle the tense situation. Jones also noted Satan’s team relaxed when they saw the weak-looking Grace stepping up to the plate.

Grace swung at the first pitch and Jones said he had never seen a ball hit so hard. Satan’s center fielder, the prince of the air, leaped to catch the ball, but the ball went through his glove, hitting him in the head, and knocking him to the ground. The ball continued its flight over the fence for a grand slam home run. The Lord’s team won.

The Lord turned to Jones and said, “Do you know why Love, Faith, and Godly Wisdom could get on base, but they could not win the game for My team?”

Jones shook his head.

“If your love, your faith, or your wisdom could win the game for you alone, you would think you had done it. Your love, faith, and wisdom can only take you so far, but then you need My grace to bring you home.”

(An excerpt from Prophecy 101 by Larry Nevenhoven, © 2013, Amazon eBook)

My prayer today:

Lord, help us American believers to stay small in our own eyes, allowing You to increase in our nation while we decrease. (Based on 1 Samuel 15:17 and John 3:30)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

Join with me on Thursdays to fast and pray for America.

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4 responses to “Thursday’s Prayers for America (11/17/20160

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this! It really brings home the message to have such a visual ! Praying with you! I prayed from 1Chronicles 12:32, where the children of Issachar had understanding of the times To know what Israel ought to do. Praying for us to be like that. God bless you!

  2. Debbie,

    I’m praying along with you about understanding the times. God bless you.

  3. One person I regularly watch says that we must be diligent to wear the ugly brown cloak of humility.
    We must appear and be wiling to suffer indignity that the enemy will no doubt try to use against us. If we can stay humble, always forgiving those who accuse and persecute us, we win every time! Drinking the wine of the river that flows through our hearts from the throne room in the temple of our born again being. He in us, us in Him. We are Him in the earth.
    It is only as we take on that same humility that Yeshua wore to the stake will we become like Him on the other side of our death to self.
    Humility is the source or the door to walking in true authority.
    Of course when that authority is operating in us the enemy will attempt to accuse us of pride and arrogance in order to get us to defend ourselves. That is where wisdom comes in. When one is humble one only seeks His glory and takes no credit for that authority except to aknowlege His gospel of the blissful Kingdom of our happy God.

  4. Ephraiyim,

    Good points. Thanks for your input. God bless you.

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