February 11, 2019 | Wanda Alger, IFA Field Correspondent
With all the outcry across the nation concerning the evil roots of abortion, I have been asking the Lord if there is ANYTHING holding back a just verdict on our behalf. I have sensed a “brooding” of the Holy Spirit in recent days and felt the weight of heaven concerning this issue. This is what the Spirit impressed upon my heart. You must discern if and how this applies to you personally and pray that we would respond rightly and with sober judgment:
“You cry out for My mercy on behalf of the unborn. You ask for justice to be served and evil to be overturned. I long to answer speedily and to rid this land of the scourge of death. My heart aches for the helpless and the righteous seed yet to be born.
And yet… the Accuser stands before My court bringing evidence against you to nullify your petition. As much as I want to render a just verdict and cancel this death sentence once and for all over my offspring, there has been cause for a delay.
Though your petition is right and your convictions are just, the evidence brought against you prevents Me from acting. For I have made an everlasting covenant with My people that cannot be revoked. My covenant is life and peace (Neh 1:5), but it is only through righteousness and walking in holy fear of My Name and My throne that this promise can stand.
Based on the evidence brought before Me, this is the charge against My people in this nation – You have made the FEAR OF MAN GREATER THAN THE FEAR OF GOD. You have corrupted my covenant by widening the narrow path to Me. You have turned aside from the way. You have caused many to stumble by showing partiality and compromise in order to appease the flesh (Mal 2:1-10). Until this evidence is acknowledged and My people repent of their double-minded ways, I cannot act (James 1:7-8).
You make your plea, but I make Mine – turn away from appealing to those who have no conscience towards My holiness or awareness of My passion. Turn away from the counterfeit gospel which says there are no consequences to sin or judgment in My courts. They mock you and they mock Me. It is only a fresh outpouring of the Fear of the Lord that will awaken dead hearts and bring alignment to your requests. I am the Only One to fear and the only One to dread (Is 8:12-13).
I call you now to PRESENT YOUR CASE before Me and acknowledge what the Accuser has brought against you (Matt 5:25). Repent of your duplicity and call on the blood of My Son to cleanse your hearts and renew your minds. Return to the narrow path of intimacy with Me and surrender to My covenant which alone brings life. It will cost you nothing but will require everything.
I tell you – these are the days of COURTROOM DECISIONS concerning this nation. Be prepared to answer for that which the prosecutor will bring before the courts. He is looking for any fault with which to nullify your prayers and neutralize your authority. Watchmen and intercessors be on your guard! Rid yourselves of any offense, independence, or negative criticism that may be used against you. Leaders be aware! You will be held accountable for that which you teach and that which you model. Don’t be robbed of your reward by caving in to man or fear of rejection. I look for My righteous remnant to come forth and for the pure in heart to take courage. These are the days of reckoning.
The work has already been done on the cross. Your Mediator stands with you, His blood speaks on your behalf, and the cloud of witnesses cheer you on. Come as one with compelling evidence in favor of My people and give me reason to overturn the death sentence over this nation. My judgment is at hand and the verdict about to be rendered. Present your case, corroborate your testimony, and I will answer.”
As we continue to stand in the gap, let us respond by:
- Repenting of any attitude or mindset that has disqualified our petitions before the Lord.
- Pray for those believers who are standing between two opinions, confused, or deceived. Pray that they would come to a knowledge of the truth.
- Pray for leaders who are teaching compromise, apathy, and any gospel message that dilutes absolute surrender, obedience, and faithfulness to His Word.
- Pray that the Fear of the Lord would fall upon this nation to clear our minds, cleanse our hearts, and bring many to salvation.