Timely word for America and the believers of Jesus Christ – His Body, His Bride.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He (God) has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put “eternity” in their hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 4:14-15 “I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken from it. God does “it”, that man should [reverently] fear before Him [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is]. That which is has already been, and what is to be has already been; and God requires an account of what is past.”
In our day of celebrating our country, the many lives of men and women that have sacrificed their lives, those that continue to do so, let us remember that “we” make up America as she is today. Our choices, our responses, our faith can be what is the “HOPE in America” or it can be the fall of our nation.
God’s eyes have not stopped the “look out” watch. His heart is beating for us not against us. However, ‘we’ as an assembly of sons and daughters of this great nation must stand together as one voice, one heart to birth what His plan is for this time. We must arise from our slumber and not deaf to the voices around us, not to desensitize [to make emotionally insensitive or unresponsive, as by long exposure or repeated shocks] our hearts and minds to the world as we ‘know’ it.
We are to be salt and light to a dying world.
Matthew 5: 13–16 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.”
This is pressed and pushed in our ‘systems with walls’ but how often do we GO OUT and do as the Word has commanded. Not meaning ‘go out’ and perform or minister to a large venue in front of hundreds or thousands but ‘go out’ to those who do not know our ‘names or the roles we play’. “Go out” to those who serve us (cashier, waiter), to those who are just ‘under our noses’ right outside our front door, to those in the bookstore (of a section we would not be caught dead in), to those waiting in line at the store (purchasing items that we should NOT judge them for). “Go out” to those who are in the emergency room or doctors office (only a few inches away from us) who are suffering a loss or anxiety of worry as we are or of what we have known.
We are no different from ‘those’ except we carry the SALT and the LIGHT. The LIGHT we carry is the LOVE of God that births freedom. The two (love and freedom) go hand in hand and for a nation that is known for it’s Freedom Under God it should also resound with the Love of God at it’s forefront. Why do we allow ourselves to stay silent and not obedient unless there are ‘others’ watching?
Great honor is given to those that are about the truth in this hour. However, for those who are still sleeping and desensitized to this present age ‘we’ as believers of Christ, ‘we’ as Americans – it is time for an intercession as none before.
An intercession that awakens those to the sound, the vibration of His voice. An intercession that creates an awakening to feel, see, hear, touch and taste the acceleration of happenings that are stirring a whirlwind that has been caused by the movement of His hand. An intercession that tears down the walls, that cries louder than the loudest sound in all the heavens. An intercession that gives our Father’s heart an ache for His children. An intercession that frees the hearts and minds of the men and women of this world. An intercession that ‘unlocks’ the heart and drives us lovesick to the only true God – Jesus Christ.
For in this intercession we will know true FREEDOM, we will know true UNITY, we will know TRUTH as one heart, mind, body and soul. Operating a breathing, living vessel that glorifies the Creator of all things, who holds life and death in the palm of His hand.
Until then we intercede.
Until then we must stay awake and awaken the others. It is time, it is time.