Yesterday at 1 pm while driving God spoke to me. I pulled into a parking lot and listened and this is what He said:
The true believers need to pray. Not prayers as usual but prayers of power. The resistance to this administration is a showing-out of the forces or darkness but I have called you to war against it, speaking and declaring My will be done on earth as it is in the heavenly realm. The success of this administration is on the shoulders of the believers. You are to pray through the nominations of President Trump. You are to speak out and declare the victory is the Lord’s. This is a battle that must be fought in UNITY, just as President Trump said in his inaugural address.
What we are seeing in this culture of protests of the perpetually aggrieved since the election and subsequent presidential inauguration of Donald Trump is, I believe, unprecedented. The rabid resistance to his ascension to the Presidency has reached a level that is beyond comprehension. They are even protesting President Trump in other nations. The Spirits of Discord, Lies and Chaos are working furiously. There are many moments when I feel as though I am living in an alternate universe, which is probably a good thing because I don’t want my feet to be firmly planted in this world anyway. But the continual assault on all that is decent and virtuous is often hard to bear. There is the constant throb of the world around us and if we listen closely we will realize that it is creation groaning. So what are those of us who love Jesus and the ways of God to do? What are we, who support President Trump not necessarily on his merits, but certainly on God’s, supposed to focus on while all the heathen rage? Yes, we are temporary residents but we are expected to work like we own this place. (I guess you could say we have work visas). And we can only work that way if our eyes are fixed on Jesus and His promises. We are to seek the Face of God and we are to PRAY. Yes PRAY. I know this has been said many trillions of times before in regard to myriad situations. But that doesn’t disqualify it or trivialize its importance in any way.
James 5:16-18 (KJV) reads:
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
The Amplified version reads:
16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]. 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours [with the same physical, mental, and spiritual limitations and shortcomings], and he prayed intensely for it not to rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. 18 Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land produced its crops [as usual].
Regarding the words effectual and fervent, let’s solidify the meaning.
Fervent: boiling, hot, glowing (some synonyms are zealous, impassioned, emotional, intense)
Effectual: producing or capable of producing an intended effect; valid or binding as an agreement or document
Our prayers should be Spirit-led hot boiling zealous emotional prayers that are capable of producing an intended effect and a binding agreement with heaven.
James tells us that Elijah was an ordinary man with shortcomings but his prayers were quite effective. His prayers held up rain for a time and released the rain when it was time.
And consider Peter’s situation in the book of Acts.
So Peter was kept in prison, but fervent and persistent prayer for him was being made to God by the church.
The result of this fervent and persistent prayer resulted in Peter’s freedom. The chains were loosed and fell off of his hands.
And we can’t ignore Daniel, a prophet and a man of prayer who dedicated himself to prayer and intercession.
I am writing all of this to say that we, who are believing for the success of this administration to restore some light to this nation, are called to pray at a different level. We need the light that is emanating from the righteousness that we are witnessing, not so that we can bask in it, but so that we can do as Jesus admonished in John’s Gospel, “As long as it is day, we must do the works of Him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.”