(SOTU Update - 1/31/19)
Presidential Prayer Watch Intercessors,
Thank you for taking a few minutes to read this important update as we approach the President’s SOTU address and the increased level of attacks that are sure to follow.
Although the constant assault from the media and the left is aimed against President Trump and anyone associated with him, make no mistake the target is America and ultimately the church. First and foremost we are in a spiritual battle for the soul of our nation and the souls in the nation. As Paul challenged Timothy so we are called to,“endureall thingsfor the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory”(II Tim 2:10). There is far too much at stake for any of us to turn back in this our day of battle.
The wisest man who ever lived wrote,“Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; For the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught” (Pro 3:25-26).
Trouble and hatred from the wicked is inevitable until the Lord removes the wicked from the land, which He will eventually do. The Psalmists reminds us,“For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed you will look carefully for his place, but it shall be no more…The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming” (Ps 37:10, 12-13).Yet along with the trouble will come an unshakable confidence in the Lord and in His promise to keep us regardless of the plots of the wicked.
I am writing this update for two reasons. First, to encourage all of us that our prayers are being answered and to stay at our post. While I am sure only a remnant of the church is really praying for the president, this has been the case throughout history. However I also believe there are more people praying for this president than at any other time in our nation’s history.
Understanding how it is our responsibility to pray and intercede for others, it is apparent the amount of intercession being lifted up for the president and our nation is without question Holy Spirit initiated. Maybe this is in answer to the prayers of the saints of years gone by. Maybe it has nothing to do with us but because the sin and rebellion against God has become exceedingly great as described in Deuteronomy 9:5.“…because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord your God drives them out…”But it could also be because God has some unfinished business for this nation and a harvest that has yet been reaped.
Please pray the President would have great wisdom as he gives the SOTU address. The American people need to hear of all the accomplishments over the past two years regardless of the distortions that will follow.
Second, although the president is far from perfect, like all of us, it sure seems he has what it takes to do what we have been praying. Again we read in Proverbs,“Those who forsake the law [of God and man] praise the wicked, but such as keep the law [of God and man] contend with them” (Pro 28:10 Amp).
The English wordcontendmeans:struggle, to surmount (a difficulty or danger), to grapple with, deal with, take on, strive with, pit oneself against, resistandto withstand.
We cannot forget the president has been chosen to contend with the wicked, those who are forsaking the laws of God and man (the Constitution). Therefore we must be willing to stand with him and when necessary contend with the wicked ourselves. Of course the greatest way will be through our intercession.
In closing, we recently challenged the group of Mighty Men being raised up as an additional strategy of the Presidential Prayer Watch to watch the following (7 minute) video on you tube. I believe the late David Wilkerson clearly describes the mighty men and in truth the mighty woman called to intercede for our president and this nation in this critical hour. Please take a few extra minutes and click on the link below.
In addition to the Mighty Men who are fasting and praying, we have also begun a monthly Night Watch to be held every first Friday of each month from midnight to 6 AM Saturday. You can be one of the Mighty Men by firstname.lastname@example.org you can be a part of the Night Watch (open to all) by email@example.com
However all us should continue praying as we signed up on the Presidential Prayer Watch web site.
To watch ‘Men of Another Sort’ click here or copy and paste this link to you tube:https://youtu.be/SezlyOPjDEs
PS: As a further testimony, one of the Mighty Men from Atlanta on his own and without anyone suggesting it after the first conference call organized an around the clock prayer watch for the president among his contacts and community. This was very encouraging to hear and further proof of how God is moving! The devil’s plans have again back-fired. An awakening has begun!
Remember you can access the suggested prayer points by going to:
God Bless each of you for your perseverance!
Pastor David – Presidential Prayer Watch (Moravian Falls, NC)