GOD’S STRATEGY FOR THIS HOUR: CITY BY CITY
Will God give us practical and strategic insight during these times? The answer to that question is a resounding, YES!
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. Jas 1:5
Early one morning, as the latest news of chaos within our nation ran through my mind, I picked up the phone to call my friend, Karen Hardin.
“We must do something!” was our united cry. Before hanging up the phone that day we prayed and asked God to give us a strategy for our nation. He was quick to answer.
Within moments of that phone call, the City-by-City.org strategy was birthed to take back our nation, one city at a time.
In biblical days, Abraham interceded with God to that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, would be saved:
Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?
Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the judge of all the earth do right?”
The Lord said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”
As you know, Abraham then began to negotiate with God. He knew the two cities were corrupt and full of sin—not much different than America is now. He knew that there were few if any righteous living in those cities except his nephew and his family. But He also knew God was gracious! So, Abraham interceded for the two cities to be spared as he negotiated down from 50, to 40, to 30, to 20 and finally,
Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?”
He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it” (Gen 18:23-32).
This is the city-by-city strategy: To raise up a minimum of TEN people in each city across America to stand in the gap as watchmen in our cities. It is a call to link arms together, as in the day of Nehemiah, to pray, and rebuild the broken-down places–to repent, pray, and seek the Lord for our cities.
Jeremiah 29:7 says, And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace. The New Living Translation says, “for your welfare will be determined by the welfare of your city.”
That is a powerful and thought-provoking truth. If our city has no peace, neither will we have peace. This has played out in our nation. If our city does not prosper, prosperity will elude us as well.
The word prosper is not just connected to money. John 3:1-2 says, “I desire that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.” This referred to prosperity in safety, health, wealth, rest, peace, etc. Our cities, businesses, and families need to prosper once again.
We have been given the authority to take back our cities for God.
“So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (Lk 17:6)
If we have faith, we can speak to our city and our city will obey us. This is the word of God. The word seek in this scripture means to require, demand, and pursue it.
I am reminded of King David today. Each time a new battle came his way, he sought God for a strategy. He didn’t assume the previous strategy would work the same way it did last time. No, he sought God each time for a new strategy. When God gave him a strategy and he followed it, he had victory every single time. We believe we will see the same thing with our City-By-City strategy.
Will you link arms with us to be a “watchman on the wall” for your city? Will you be one of the ten? Will you help us reach out to others you know so that each and every city in America can have a team of intercessors praying that God will save their city?
It is time to see our nation return to God and for intercessors to link arms—city-by-city.
Kim Potter is the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to thousands of people all around the world. She is a contributing writer for Intercessors for American and her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, Charisma, Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com.
Karen Hardin is a literary agent, author, and intercessor. Her work has appeared in USA Today, World Net Daily, Intercessors For America, Charisma, CBN.com, The Elijah List, etc. To join the city-by-city prayer movement to save our nation go to: www.city-by-city.org.
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