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Prayers for America (10/4/2018)

Do you realize that in the Great Tribulation, which could soon happen, half of the earth’s population will be killed in a forty-two month period of time?

To arrive at this figure:

Check out Revelation 6:4 where we learn that a quarter of the earth’s population will be killed by war, hunger, plagues, and beasts when the fourth seal is opened. Then, check out Revelation 9:15 where we discover one third of mankind that’s left will be killed at the sixth trumpet by an army numbering at least 200 million soldiers.

Simple mathematics: 100% – 25% = 75%

                                          75% – one third of 75% = 50%

60 to 70 million died in World War II, the world’s costliest war in history, but that would be just a drop in the bucket compared to 3.5 to 4 billion killed in the Great Tribulation. Over fifty times as many dead people!

Now, this has nothing to do on with when the rapture takes place: Pre-Tribulation or Post-Tribulation. It has to do with God’s Word. It will happen!

My prayer today:

Lord, send Your Holy Spirit to help Americans to love God with all of our hearts, with all of our minds, with all of our souls, and with all of our strength; and to love our neighbors enough to pray for them. (Based on Mark 12:30-31)

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

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Prayers for America (9/27/2018)

After Jesus had cast out demons in a blind and mute man, the Pharisees accused Him of using the power of Satan to deliver the man.

Jesus used their words as a springboard to speak a kingdom truth:

Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.” (Matthew 12:25-26)

More than twenty-five years ago, I had a dream and deep impression about the United States going through a civil war at some time in the future. So far, it hasn’t happened, but could it?

My prayer today:

Lord, help Americans to live in harmony with one another, to repay no one evil for evil, to do what is honorable in the sight of others, and as much as possible, to live peaceably with all men. (Based on Romans 12:16-18)

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

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Prayers for America (5/24/2018)

 

In the early 1990’s, Larry Burkett told a story on his radio program, “Money Matters,” that still sends shivers down my spine. Burkett had attended a local church and heard a Chinese man tell his testimony.

It seems the man was a lieutenant of Mao Zedong when Mao’s communist army defeated Chiang Kai-Shek and took control of China. Mao then set out to cleanse China of all imperialist influences, especially American connections. Missionaries were sent home or killed. Chinese pastors were imprisoned or killed. Christians were killed. Political leaders, people who had visited America or attended schools there were killed.  Historians estimate 40,000,000 Chinese were executed by Mao during his various purges.

The man, who told this testimony, was chosen by Mao as one of the leaders in the rural purges. He dispatched his tasks with cruel efficiency. But some Christians focused their prayers on him and he was miraculously saved. So convinced was the man that Christ was the answer for China he decided to return to Peking (Beijing) and tell Mao the good news of Jesus.

Mao was not impressed with his lieutenant’s message and commanded him to renounce his new found faith. The man refused and said, “I cannot deny the experience I’ve had with Jesus.”

Mao brought his wife and children before the man. Soldiers stood behind his family with guns aimed at their heads. Once again, Mao asked the man to renounce his faith. The man fell to his knees and said, “Please do not kill my family, but I cannot deny Jesus.”

His family was executed before his eyes.

Next, his parents, brothers, sisters and their families were brought before the man with soldiers standing behind them with guns at their heads. Mao insisted the man renounce Jesus. The man refused. His entire family was executed before his eyes.

All of his friends and their families were placed in front of him, but still he would not renounce Christ. They were executed.

Then, Mao decided death was too good for the man. He was stripped naked and placed in a cold cell. Once a day, guards were ordered to beat him.

His imprisonment and beatings continued for fifteen years. During that time, the man led 90% of the guards to Christ and the guards even risked their own freedoms by bringing Bibles to him.

When he finally emerged from prison, he walked down a road, heading toward his hometown. As he walked, people in the fields next to the road, fell to their knees and cried out to be saved by Jesus. Yet, the man said nothing because the presence of God was so heavy upon him that he just continued to walk.

Larry Burkett said that when the Chinese man finished his testimony he was asked, “What do you think of our American churches?”

The man gazed at the audience with tears in his eyes. “You American Christians do not know the Jesus I know,” he said.

My prayer today:

Lord, help us Americans to know the Jesus of the Book of Revelation and to not be offended by what He does in the end-times and by what He doesn’t do.

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

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Prayers for America (3/29/2018)

 

Americans love the Bible, but they don’t read it very much. That’s the findings in the latest Barna State of the Bible 2017 report.

Barna used phone interviews and online surveys to learn that only one in five Americans open their Bibles at least four times per week. Pretty sad, right?

My prayer today:

Lord, stir up our American hearts to be like the Bereans so that we examine the Scriptures daily to learn the truth. (Based on Acts 17:10-11

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

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Prayers for America (3/15/2018)

Did you know a murderer wrote the first five books of the Bible? Or that a murderer, adulterer, and liar wrote half of the Psalms? Or that a murderer and blasphemer wrote almost half of the New Testament?

Yet, we believers accept the writings of Moses, King David, and the Apostle Paul as the living Word of God for our lives.

Today, the major media, Democrats, Republicans, and other critics have been slamming President Donald Trump with a constant barrage of negatives for over a year and a half. They have dug up his past and guess what? Like Moses, David, and Paul, it stinks.

There is an ongoing investigation with no end in sight by Robert Mueller into a Russia connection. The Democrats are even threatening him with impeachment if the House of Representatives becomes their domain once again. It never seems to end.

Who is behind all of this?

I believe what we are seeing is God stripping a man in front of a whole nation, much like He did King David.

What do you think Israel was saying about David when they learned of his adultery with Bathsheba or his murder of her husband, Uriah? I would guess the CNNs, the New York Times, and Washington Posts of his day were calling for his impeachment!

But after the stripping was finished, God said about King David:

For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers (Acts 13:36)

I believe that God chose Donald Trump to be the President of the United States. I feel one of the biggest reasons God did so was that Trump would take a stand for Israel and move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

I also believe that if we keep praying for President Trump, we will see a man changed by the Holy Spirit in the White House.

My prayer today:

Lord, help American believers to understand that You have begun a good work in Donald Trump and that you are well able to complete Your work in him. (Based on Philippians 1:6)

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

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Prayers for America (2/15/2018)

Today, Americans are saddened by yesterday’s murderous events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It truly breaks my heart to know seventeen people died because of one tormented young man.

But I noticed something trending on Facebook and other sites which caused me to take a second look. The somethings people were posting were takeoffs from this article at Huffington Post: “People Sick of ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Demand Action.”

For thus says the LORD of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts. (Haggai 2:6-7)

There is no doubt in my mind that God is shaking America.

This does not mean that God encouraged the young man to murder people yesterday because He did not. But because God is not the god of America or of this world, our prayerless lethargy and apathy bore its evil fruit of destruction at that school.

What should we do?

Should we seek God with fasting, prayers, weeping, and deep repentance on our parts or should we seek more government control over us in hopes politicians will somehow protect us.

We will either go one way or the other on this.

My prayer today:

Lord, help American believers to humble ourselves with fasting, and to pray and seek Your face and to turn from our wicked ways so that You will hear our voices in heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land. (Based on 2 Chronicles 7:14)

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

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Prayers for America (1/11/2018)

Then Jesus told this story: “A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed. Finally, he said to his gardener, ‘I’ve waited three years, and there hasn’t been a single fig! Cut it down. It’s just taking up space in the garden.’

“The gardener answered, ‘Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and I’ll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer. If we get figs next year, fine. If not, then you can cut it down.’” (Luke 13:6-8 NLT)

My prayer today:

Lord, we cry out to our Father, the Vinedresser, to give America one more chance. Do whatever You must do to change our hearts so we turn to You once again.

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

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