consciences, while maintaining a sinful lifestyle. The brave disciples of Christ in our day who are bold enough to stand up for what is right are ridiculed, betrayed or boycotted. How grievous is the condition we find ourselves in.
How did we get here?
Beloved, our generation and those before us have “dropped the ball” in the spiritual AND political realms of American life when it comes to the kingdom of God. We got comfortable with our fancy homes and surplus paychecks. We got tired of hearing the truth and began to drift toward the “feel-good” deceptive doctrines. We became complacent and apathetic, assuming that someone else would actually work – we didn’t have to. So, we went to sleep.
The problem with sleep is this: while one is sleeping, another can be actively doing something else, even harmful, without opposition. The sleeping one is totally unaware of the danger or devastation that has occurred while they enjoyed their repose. It is ONLY when the sleeping one awakens and sees the disaster before him or her that reality sets in. During the time of his restful sleep, his opponent has accomplished much harm and has had no one to stand against the evil he brought.
Is this not what has happened to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in America? For decades, the Lord’s enemy, the devil, has sown seeds and done deeds of evil and debauchery throughout our country while we were asleep. Now, the Church is waking up to a country in ruins – spiritually and politically.
The good news is: the Church is waking up! The better news is that Jesus Christ still rules the kingdoms of this world as sovereign Lord. He is alive and hears our fervent cries of repentance and pleas for mercy. This is the great news that we have hope in for America and for the world.
God’s call now, beloved, is “Who will care enough to pray? Who will sacrifice enough to fast? Who will be willing to fight, on our knees in prayer, for our great land?”
Each Christian has the opportunity to affect change in various ways. Some can hold political office and fulfill that office in honor before the Lord. Some can be involved in journalistic or literary ways to alert and declare truth to American voters. Some can be involved in other types of platforms to initiate a positive change in God’s direction for our land.
But, ALL Christians can pray and fast! As a matter of fact, Jesus expects His disciples, His followers, to pray and fast. (See Matt. 6:5, 16 – “when you pray”, “when you fast”) All through the Scriptures – both Old Testament and New Testament – we read of prayer and fasting, with special emphasis on corporate prayer and fasting in certain dire needs. America today stands in one of these.
Consider Esther’s time. The Jewish people faced annihilation at the hand of Haman. Esther called for a time of corporate prayer and fasting to prepare for this and to seek God’s favor.
Consider Daniel in Daniel chapter 2. Daniel and his friends are about to be killed because no one has been able to tell Nebuchadnezzar his dream and what it meant. Daniel’s immediate response: call a prayer meeting with his friends. (See Daniel 2:17-18)
Consider the early Church in Acts 12 where they were involved in corporate prayer for Peter’s rescue from prison, and how God heard and answered their prayers.
America is at such a juncture. We NEED God’s mercies! We NEED God’s help!
If America is ever going to be great again, we must get “GOOD” again. To do that, we must repent and turn back to God. For that to happen, the Christians must unite to seek God’s mercies for our land and to proclaim God’s truth, in all areas of American life. This includes being involved in the political process of civil government that God has given us.
The enemy has sown division seeds among Christians over this election. Christians are split and confused about who to support and why, or even if they could, as both candidates are morally flawed.
If ever the Christians in America need God’s guidance, it’s now! If ever America needed Christians to fight on their knees in prayer, it’s now! If there was ever an election that literally could change the entire fabric of our country, it’s this one! Too much is at stake in this election for any Christian to sit idly by, to neglect to vote, or to throw a vote away. We need God’s guidance.
Therefore, I am pleading with you, as one Christian to another, would you devote yourself to a 21-day time of prayer and fasting for the November 8thelections in America? Are the stakes in this election high enough for you to be willing to fast for God’s will to be done in our land? Can you find it in your heart to care about your children and grandchildren’s futures enough to deny yourself on a 21-day fast from October 19th through November 8th?
If so, please join us at Covenant Truth Ministries in a 21-day fast for God’s mercies to be poured out on America again. Join us in beseeching God for His choice to be made plain to His people and for His will to be done in America.
To participate in this fast, please seek the Lord as to what He would have you do during these 21 days. He may lead you to fast a whole meal a day, a particular type of food, or something else. He may lead you to go on a fruit or juice fast for these days. Let the Holy Spirit of God lead you. But please devote considerable time every day of these next 21 days in prayer and fasting before the Almighty God on behalf of America and on behalf of His kingdom’s advancement here. May God find us faithful in so doing, and may God bless America again!
To assist you as a guide, we have prepared a pdf downloadable 21-day guide that you can use during this special time. God bless you!