I’ve been thinking about prophesy as regards our United States. It concerns me greatly that our national and state governments and other officials are so thoroughly corrupt. It is urgent that those who lie, steal and kill be brought to justice, for the life of a nation is at risk. The more one inquires into the lives of our leaders the more appalling the evidence of wrong-doing being uncovered. Not just a few of our Representatives and Senators are guilty of wrong-doing, but hundreds, perhaps thousands, of elected and appointed are implicated across the nation. Draining the Swamp is a good idea but perhaps it is impossible in scope. Activist judges, lawyers, peace-keepers, lawmakers have abandoned what is morally right in favor of doing what is right in their own eyes. (Deut. 12:8; Judges 17:6; Judges 18:1; Judges 19:1; Judges 21:25) Or worse, they may choose to do what pleases themselves and answers their greed. Selling our nation’s resources to our enemies; aborting our unborn babies; preying on our infants and children; depraved sexual behaviors.
II Tim. 3:1-4 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
Time after time these same immoral tendencies inflamed the kings of Israel. Faithfully God sent messengers to warn the people and their kings that they would reap what they were sowing. Galatians 6:7 “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” Every farmer knows you reap more than you sow and later than you sow.
As an intercessor and decree-er I have prayed for the morass we as Christians are confronted with. But it occurs to me that while we are attempting to bring the lawless to justice, it is too little too late. I’ve even been told, “As long as I have the freedom to live my life the way I want to, I don’t care what the government does.” What we desperately need is a powerful move of God as in the days of Jehoshaphat in II Chron. 19-20.
I believe God is rallying His children (as opposed to cultural Christians) to come together in unity and He is honoring those who take the risk to obey His precious Holy Spirit. I also believe He will do exceeding great exploits soverignly as we obey Him. I believe this nation can become far more than it is as we cry out to Him for whom nothing is impossible.
How Should We Pray?
Isaiah 44:26 “(I Am) the Lord Who confirms the word of His servant, and performs the counsel of His messengers;…”
Isaiah 45:11 Thus says the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and His Maker: Question Me of things to come concerning My children, and concerning the work of My hands command Me!
Job 22: 28, 30 You shall also decide and decree a thing and it shall be established for you, and the light [of God’s favor] shall shine upon your ways,…He will even deliver the one [for whom you intercede] who is not innocent; yes, he will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.
These passages are powerful and reveal God’s desire to work with His followers, but our prayers and decrees must be in agreement with His will. What is God’s will? His deepest desire is that all men would come to Him for salvation, come to know Him and His love and beauty. He gave His only Son on the cross to buy back fallen mankind. That’s a strong desire!
The precious blood of Jesus cleanses deeper than the stain of sin. No one is beyond Jesus’ ability to save and keep – no matter how filthy the sinner.
Hebrews 7:25 Therefore He is able to save to the uttermost – completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity – those who come to God through Him (Jesus), since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them.