As most of you know the Scripture God gave me for TMCI this year is Isa 60:1-3
1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. NKJV
I see God fulfilling this scripture through TMCI ministries with over 11,000 salvations so far this year and many signs and wonders reported on monthly reports. However, you will note that I underlined verse two in Isaiah. I feel that there is a deep darkness on our nation and we as Christians must shine our light into this darkness.
God has had me in Joel for the last two weeks. Joel 2: 1-2 says:
Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the Lord is coming, For it is at hand: 2 A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains.
This trumpet was blown to warn the people that the Day of the Lord was coming. As you know the Day of the Lord is when God brings judgement on the earth. As Christians, we must blow that trumpet of alarm for our country. We are in a great war for the soul of our country and my concern is that most Christian do not have a clue as to what is happening.
I am concerned for our nation and for God’s people. The major thing I see wrong in this country is greed. People are only concerned about their own needs and wants. It reminds me of the time of the judges when everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
The result of that type of mindset is sin against God. Some of the sins of our nation are: 1. The sacrifice of our children to Baal – it’s called abortion, 2. Rampant sexual immorality including acceptance of homosexuality behavior. It breaks my heart to see denominations bow to the homosexual movement and turn their backs on God and His Word. During the last election we, as a nation, voted for a platform that endorsed homosexual behavior and we released the homosexual spirit upon our nation. Since that election, that spirit has taken over the nation. 3. Ignorance. People do not care about the things of God: they have a “just entertain me” attitude.
I believe God’s judgment on our nation has started. Look at the drought in California and violent weather patterns in other areas of our country. God is trying to get our attention but we conveniently pass it off as climate change. Who is changing the climate?! Another judgement that God brings on a nation is weak leaders. The Republican and Democratic leadership in this country is in chaos at the best. Pray for godly reformers. Viruses such as measles that once were eliminated have resurfaced. The HIV virus has come back; in some areas (like Indiana) it has reached epidemic proportions.
Another thing we see in a society that is crumbling is public attacks against Christians. Most of you heard about the legislation in Indiana and Arkansas that would protect Christian business people who did not wish to participate in a homosexual wedding ceremony because of their religious beliefs. This bill was not about homosexual rights but religious rights. It is interesting that a person went to a Muslim bakery in Detroit, Michigan and asked them to bake a cake for their homosexual ceremony. The baker refused on religious grounds. The person went to the local newspaper and the response he got was zero. It is not an attack on religion that we are seeing but an attack on Christians!
I feel strongly that as Christians we must blow the trumpet to warn the people of the United States that unless they repent, judgement will continue on our nation. Speak boldly in love to your sphere of influence and pray and fast for our nation. I think we are in a very critical time in our nation’s history and frankly it is not the politicians who will right the ship but the Christians.
2 Chron 7:14 If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. NKJV
I feel the fate of our nation lies in the hands of God’s people; I am encouraging you to pray and fast for our nation. I am asking all TMCI to come together and pray and fast for our nation for the next month ending on May 7. May 7 coincides with the National Day of Prayer; and, if possible, I encourage you to join the Christians in your area for the National Day of Prayer meeting. If you cannot join the meeting (like me – I will be on a plane to Zimbabwe), take the time to pray wherever you are.
In my quiet time this morning this is what I received from the Lord:
It is time to blow the trumpet. Warn the people that judgement has come and will continue unless they repent. Like Israel I have given them signs and wonders, but they do not see My hand. I will not be mocked, but will continue to bring the heathen to their knees. My people who are called by my name must speak out boldly and pray and fast for this nation or it will perish.
We are in a great battle for this nation; it is only through God’s grace and mercy that the United States will survive. Let us pray earnestly for our nation.