(UPDATE May 15, 2019)
A Nation under Siege
(And the only Army that can do something about it)
(THANK YOU FOR TAKING A MOMENT TO READ THIS UPDATE AND FOR JOINING ME IN THIS ADDITIONAL STRATEGY IN PRAYING FOR THE PRESIDENT)
Presidential Prayer Watch Intercessors,
In the last update we shared the verse where Moses asked, “Shall your brethren go to war while you sit here?” (Numbers 32:6). I am thankful this verse does not apply to many at this critical hour in our nation’s history when so many events continue to unfold. Each of you, along with an untold number of intercessors are in this fight refusing to let go of the horns of the altar for the president and this nation. We have not grown weary and in due season, if we do not faint, will reap a huge harvest. As often mentioned, the soul of America and the souls in America are at stake. Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country!
The civil war some have prophetically seen coming is well underway in the political, and informational arenas and the outcome will primarily be determined by those hidden in their prayer closets crying out to God on their knees. The Lord of Hosts has truly raised up an army of intercessors through which His kingdom and will is being done on earth as in heaven. Their “weapons are not carnal (of the flesh) but mighty in God for pulling down (the demolition of) strongholds,” (II Cor 10:4). While John 3:16 will be our battle cry as long as this age endures, we also remember Jesus is “called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war” (Rev 19:11). You and I as His sons and daughters are soldiers in the battles He is waging against the spiritual darkness of this hour.
This week the Lord gave me a dream that seemed to emphasize how urgent it is we continue to pray the imprecatory prayers from the Scriptures, especially Psalm 55:9, and even step it up!
So many in our American family have been beguiled by social media, the news sources such as CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, etc. and by leftist politicians who continue in their campaign of misinformation, propaganda and lies. Multitudes are as Paul refers to who have, “been taken captive by him (the devil) to do his will” (II Tim 2:26). The ONLY people on earth that can truly do anything about this is the church of the living God, you and me! We do this, “in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,” (II Tim 2:25). But mostly we do this through our intercession standing upon God’s eternal word.
Because of the continual voice of the enemy, the oppression of the wicked, and the hatred which increasingly was erupting into acts of violence, David’s desire was to “hasten my (his) escape from the windy storm and tempest” (Ps 55:8). He said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest,” (Ps 55:9)
After seeing how there was no escape from what was coming upon the land David acknowledged, “For I have seen violence and strife in the city”. He further stressed, “Destruction is in its midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from its streets”.
Suddenly and passionately, David rose up and prayed, “Destroy, O Lord, and Divide their tongues”, which referred to the communication and the speech that was causing irreparable harm in the nation and in the lives of so many.
Jesus has given the church “the keys of the kingdom of heaven” and declared, “whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matt 16:19). The Passion Bible translates this verse with, “I will give you the keys of heaven’s kingdom realm to forbid on earth that which is forbidden in heaven, and to release on earth that which is released in heaven”. I can assure you all beguiling is strictly forbidden in heaven. Simply put, this means we have the authority to forbid it here!
I encourage you to continue to pray and stand upon the Scriptures we have included in the prayer points that can be found by going to www.presidentialprayerwatch.com.
However I am asking you to join me in this additional strategy:
In addition, let’s continue to pray God will give the president great wisdom in dealing with both Iran and China at this time. Pray he will be a peacemaker and heed only to wise and godly counsel regarding the nations.
“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that you ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven” (Matt 18:19).
Thanks for keeping your hand to the plow!
Pastor David White - Presidential Prayer Watch (Moravian Falls, NC)