Never in American history has there been in presidential politics a time that more fits within the descriptive given in Ephesians 6:12 than the time we are currently experiencing. That spiritual battle describes succinctly, in my opinion, the time that has led up to where America and Planet Earth stand at this moment.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. “
For decades it has been as if the dark, hellish forces of the ages have been turned loose against this nation, which has been so openly blessed by Heaven. The cultural and social “progress” thought to have been made, according to those who want to detach America from the Judeo-Christian mooring the founding fathers provided, are threatened by a significant challenge. We the people of God just might have decided we don’t wish that progressive agenda to proceed further. Thus, the war is on in a way perhaps unseen in the annals of U.S. presidential elections.
We as God’s people are told how to fight such warfare as that in which we are presently engaged. We are to “put on the whole armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11).
The Bible provides a description of that spiritual armor with which we are supposed to adorn ourselves in order to wage war against this most powerful and wicked enemy force. Once we are fully, spiritually armed, we are told we are to be “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” (Ephesians 6:18).
How well most Christians these days have fully armored up is in question. The dumbing-down by the godlessness of the secular world and–even more troubling–by the compromising churches of recent times, has taken a heavy toll. However, the one weapon mentioned in the apostle Paul’s spiritual battle preparation of Ephesians chapter 6 is in play during this war for the survival of this once-great republic.
I am believing that the core of the people in this nation who hold to the truth of the Word of God–the Bible– are “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit” that the Lord will intervene in this war that is raging. It is a “prayer war” to be sure.
I’m aware of the seminary and other positions that say 2 Chronicles 7: 14 was only for Israel and doesn’t apply to America. But, the God of Heaven does not change. Jesus Christ, who is God, is the same yesterday, today and forever, the Scripture tells us. I am trusting, therefore, that that great promise given to Israel during their direst time of need applies equally to those of this day and time who are “called by His name.”
Although the nucleus of God’s people who hold fast to the Heavenly Father’s precepts and promises might be a dwindling number, we are still here in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions. We are engaged in this Prayer War for a restoration of sanity in America’s government, society, and culture.
We are praying specifically that the evil forces that are raging to make this nation into a state totally apart from all godliness will be, at least on an interim basis, kept from their luciferian goal. I say “on an interim basis” because Bible prophecy plainly foretells that the satanic, globalist forces will for a time one day achieve establishment of a one-world order as Antichrist’s platform of power. It will happen. It’s just a matter of time.
Meantime, however, while the Church of Jesus Christ is here, thus the Restrainer (the Holy Spirit) resident within that Body holding back evil, it is right and proper–and I believe expected–that God’s people, called by His name, are to pray the prayer of 2 Chronicles 7:14.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Millions, I’m convinced, are even at this late hour leading up to the 2020 presidential election praying this prayer to the best of our ability. I believe movements and revelations of corruption within the political processes of late reflect directly the Lord’s attentiveness to the genuine prayers of His spiritually attuned prayer warriors.
If America is again –like in the 2016 presidential election– to be so blessed by a positive answer to those prayers by Heaven’s throne room, I believe it will mean that the battle like that described in Ephesians chapter 6 will, after the election, intensify even more than if God’s answer is otherwise. And, it will, in that case, be this nation’s final dispensation of liberty, if there is not a turning back to God in a major way.
The war of the ages as this Church Age dispensation moves into its final stages will be fought most effectively by God’s people in the prayer closets of America. Let’s be sure to put on the whole armor before engaging in the battles we face.
Craig, My dear friend, thought you might agree with this. DickieDo
Mr. James, always look forward to every new post here & appreciate all your heartfelt encouragement for those of us who walk thru these wicked & menacing times as we yearn for our Savior’s very soon return. Everything youve been saying is spot on. Maranatha!
I don’t know, but maybe the years and the times have just made me jaded to the point that my prayers are not predominantly directed toward saving our country any more, but rather helping all of those Americans who haven’t told God to hit the road to hang in there despite what this country is becoming.
I certainly agree with Terry James that the election of Donald Trump, despite his flaws, has indeed put the brakes onto our downward slide. Perhaps we’ll get one more chance in 2020. If Trump does manage to get re-elected, I think it’ll be a sign that God’s patience is not yet exhausted with this country. If he does not, and the Democrats get control of the Senate and White House, I think that’ll mean just the opposite.
If the latter scenario prevails, all of us who believe should continue our efforts with even more vigor to get the message out that time is exceedingly short and that Jesus is our only way out of what our nation, our world will soon become.
But no matter which way this goes, we know that God is ALWAYS in charge!
His will be done!
By the way, I give 5 stars to “The Rapture: Fact or Fiction” by David Reagan. It is absolutely EXCELLENT and should be required reading for us all. I’m giving it second reading right now myself.
Thanks, Terry, for recommending it. You did us all a great service.
Good Morning Pastor,
I recently witnessed a Pastor who was asked to pray for our President and he did..Then his congregation was so called “hurt” by the whole matter. He apologized to them. I ask you..for what? For praying for a person first of all who asked for help and then the bible clearly tells us to pray for all leaders so we may live a quiet life. I found this absolutely ridiculous. So, my question to these people is so whats the alternative to president Trump, the other leaders in our country who call for the mass killing of unborn children, who also want communism..let’s face it socialism always leads to communism I don’t know why people are unclear about that, there is nothing free in this world, all these people who think they will be getting free stuff, good luck with that. Once the people’s money runs out where is the money gona come from the rich politicians, good luck with that.
The devil uses you then drops you cold. Christians should know this fact better than anyone. Jesus clearly makes it clear that this world’s government is run by satan himself.
I am shocked that these people who call themselves Christians are angry for our President asking for prayer. A sign of the times.
Very sad to hear that people would refuse prayer from anyone. Jesus said He did not come to heal the saints of this world, he came for the sinners. Wish I remembered the exact words and scripture page but it is there in the bible.
I am one of the ones who have been called to pray. And I am praying, weekly, daily, fervently. God have mercy on us! God’s grace pour over us! We need Your help. Our country, our people, our freedom is in jeopardy! Our help comes from You, Oh Lord. Forgive us for not turning to You. Help us!
God bless you dear, an Intersessor!! I have that call as well, only the LORD seems to relish waking me up in the wee hours when praying in the Spirit can get a little loud!!! I have loved it nonetheless for many, many years. We must be about our Father’s business, no matter the time, as a Watcher, we also know that time is indeed coming to an end.
Thank you , brother Terry, for the encouragement to put on the armor. I am finding that I need to appropriate by faith in prayer each piece of the armor, even before rising in the morning. The battle seems so fierce. Also, I have started praying Psalm 91, too. That is a good chapter for us all to memorize. It’s our concealed carry. Right? I agree with you about II Chronicles 7:14. We have to use the tools the Lord has given us to hold back the spirit of antichrist. Praying for a final outpouring of the Holy Spirit to bring in many lost before the rapture.
” And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. “… LK 18:7