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July 25, 2016
When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3
It’s been said that the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. The encroaching evil in our land is almost breathtaking. Heart-stopping. As it pours into every nook and cranny of our culture, it is also going to be life-altering and life-shattering.
As I’ve read reports of shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.…as I’ve shared the agony of a nation that is reeling from the cold-blooded, deliberate, pre-planned murder of police officers…as I’ve watched the eruption of anarchy in the streets…as I’ve wept with grief almost deeper than words but expressed by a silent scream in my heart…I’ve asked the Lord, What are we to do? Is there anything ordinary, good people can do? As I waited in prayer, four things came to my mind:
First, we can pray. Paul challenges us in Ephesians 6:18…With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying… It’s time for you and me to establish a set-aside time of consistent, daily prayer.
Secondly, we need to pick up the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God, according to Ephesians 6:17. This is a time to daily, consistently spend time in God’s Word, strengthening the foundation of our faith as we listen to what God has to say. But don’t just read it. Apply it. Obey it. Live it out.
Thirdly, 2 Timothy 2:22-24 instructs us: pursue righteousness… pursue the right thing, not necessarily the popular or the politically correct thing. Stand up for justice, truth, kindness and love…by our own example.
Fourthly, proclaim Jesus. He explains in John 10:10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Be ready at a moment’s notice to share the Gospel and give a reason for the Hope that is within you.
Please. Don’t do nothing. Do something! Pray. Pick up your sword. Pursue righteousness. And proclaim Jesus until He comes.
July 7, 2016
…Blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Revelation 1:3
Do you long for revival? Not a tent meeting. Not a series of church meetings.
But an outpouring of God’s Spirit that results in God’s people waking up…to God! I do! And as I have prayerfully pondered what more I can do to work for revival, God has reminded me of what took place in the beginning. Genesis 1 relates that God’s Spirit hovered over planet earth, preparing and energizing it to receive God’s Word. Then every day God’s Word went forth, a change took place, until in the end God blessed it, said it was very good, and saw His own image reflected there in man whom He had created.
What has impressed me is that from the beginning, God has used the combination of the preparation of the Spirit, which in application for us is prayer, and His Word to bring about change. For the last eighteen months, AnGeL Ministries has been calling people to prayer through various online initiatives such as 777: An Urgent Call to Prayer; Mayday! Mayday! A Distress Call for Prayer; and most recently, 111: PrePrayer for the New Year. And this May my new book, The Daniel Prayer, was released, which not only challenges people to pray as Daniel did, but helps to lead them in prayer that moves Heaven and changes nations. Now, after all of this preparation of the Spirit, I would like to see what would happen if together we listened to the Word of God.
In the Old Testament book of 2 Chronicles, when King Josiah rediscovered God’s Word and read it to the people, revival was the result. In Nehemiah 8, when God’s people returned to Jerusalem following their years of captivity in Babylon, Ezra read God’s Word to the people, and revival was the result. In Acts 2, after ten days of prayer in the upper room, the Spirit fell at Pentecost, Peter preached the Word, and 3000 people were saved!
In these days of chaos and confusion, hopelessness and helplessness, what would happen if everyone hit life’s pause button and made the time to listen to what God has to say? I want to find out.
So I am partnering with Faith Comes By Hearing in order to offer the audio of God’s Word in over 900 languages for one hour each day, for eight days, in the eighth month of August.
Please join me. Help pass the word to your family, friends, church, and online community. Catch the vision. Let’s not just long for revival. Let’s ignite revival!
God is speaking. Will you listen?
May 23, 2016
…Fight the good fight, holding on to faith and a good conscience… 1 Timothy 1:18-19
In promoting The Daniel Prayer in multiple radio, TV, web and print interviews, I have urged people to pray as Daniel prayed so that Heaven is moved and our nation is changed. I have felt an urgency to warn people that if we continue to abandon God and His moral principles, He will abandon us. He will remove His hand of blessing and favor and protection, and give us over to ourselves. The hope is that if we truly rend our hearts in repentance of sin and return to Him, He will return to us. My words have been twisted and spun, provoking outrage.
May 12, 2016
About the eleventh hour…He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’ ‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’ Matthew 20:6-7
Almost three years after the retirement age of sixty-five, on May 5th, I was named the new Chairperson of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, succeeding Shirley Dobson. I can honestly say I am honored, humbled, and very overwhelmed by the trust invested in me by the National Day of Prayer Board, Committee, and Shirley Dobson herself. I am now facing a new set of responsibilities, with a new set of friends and staff, under the glaring public spotlight.
April 13, 2016
Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found. Psalm 32:6
The Psalmist implies that there comes a time when God cannot be found. A time when God hides Himself. A time that I believe may have begun in America.
Our nation is in a mess. Why? Could it be because America is losing God’s blessing? His favor. Could our sin be provoking His judgment? Judgment that is not necessarily in the form of a nuclear dirty bomb, or another ISIS attack, or an economic collapse. But a Romans 1 judgment as God backs out of our national life and turns us over to ourselves.