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Lord, we ask you to forgive us and we humble ourselves before you. We can no longer say we didn’t know. The evidence is everywhere of lifestyles, abuse, and sin that is a stench to you. Lord, we ask you to forgive us, cleanse us, and cleanse our land. Sweep over our nation and your holy fire and purify our hearts. Lord, we pray for revival.

Why would God have the Israelites look at a bronze snake lifted up on a pole in order to be healed?

Have you ever struggled with that story in Numbers 21? It is where the Israelites complained to God and Moses (again) about the food they were eating. As a result, venomous snakes suddenly appeared in their midst and began to strike. People were dying. In order to be healed, those that had been bitten had to look upon a bronze snake lifted up on a pole in order to live.

That story has always messed with me. But as I was reading the other morning, the Holy Spirit brought it back to my remembrance. I believe it pertains to the day in which we live.

As a quick refresher:

They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!”

Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you. Pray that the Lord will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.

The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived. (Num 21:4-9)

So why would God require those who were bitten to look at the bronze snake, rather than something more reflective of Him?

It was that He required them to look at their sin.

The significance that this is Holy Week shouldn’t be lost on us. This is a time when we look at the Cross and the price Jesus paid as He took our sin upon Him. We are also called to reflect on and repent of any sin in our lives. And while biblically the serpent typically represents Satan, John 3:14 tells us that lifting the serpent up on a pole was a prophetic act looking toward Jesus’ crucifixion.

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up (Jn 3:14).

The serpent represented the sin, grief, and sorrow that Jesus would bear for us. And just as we have to look to the Cross, and look at the sin Jesus bore for us, we must now look at the sin that has been tolerated in our land.

I remember when my grandmother was in her upper years. She never left her home. She didn’t like to watch the news because it was negative. I was her caregiver. I remember mentioning to her one time a news event that revealed intense corruption. “That’s enough!” she interrupted me. “I don’t want to hear it!” My normally soft-spoken grandmother was firm in her resolve. It was easier to turn her head than to look at what was taking place in the world around her.

I know we have all heard family, friends, or even ourselves say, “I just want to get back to my normal life. I don’t want to have to deal with this anymore.”

Sure, we all do. But let me encourage you, we can’t turn our heads from the evil that is coming to light. And when sin abounds, God’s hand is lifted and opens the door to enemy attack.

We can no longer refuse to look at and acknowledge the sin we have tolerated in our midst.

The more I research, the more my eyes are opened to the horrible and insidious things that have been occurring in our nation and the world–all right under our noses. I am tempted to look away. It would be easier to ignore it and let my life and thoughts go back to “normal,” but I can’t. And neither should you.

We have all been “bitten” and have to be willing to look at the “bronze snake on the pole” if we want to be healed. We have to be willing to look at the sin—and repent individually and as a nation.

We are all in various places of awareness to what has transpired not only in America but around the world. The horrors are undeniable:

  • Pedophilia rings of high-ranking government officials and Hollywood elites have operated for years.[1]
  • Two million children are sex-trafficked each year (over 300,000 in the U.S.)[2]
  • Over 60 million babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade legalized the murder of infants in the womb in 1973.[3]
  • Vaccines are made up of aborted fetal tissues which runs through the veins of almost every American citizen born from 1963 and after.[4]
  • American government officials bullied leaders of other nations to force them to promote and legalize LGBTQ laws and abortion or else financial assistance would be withheld.[5]
  • Justices across our land became judicial activists, overturning the rights of the people and called evil good and good evil.[6] [7]
  • America’s educational system was hijacked in order to brainwash and manipulate our children to reject God, their parents, and their God-given identities.[8] [9]
  • The Church has been silenced and compromised under the false narrative of “separation of church and state” and pastors bullied to trade their voices to speak into relevant issues of society in order to retain non-profit status.[10]

And I could go on…

It’s easier to turn away and defend ourselves by saying, “I didn’t know and I don’t know what to do. I’m simply one person.”  We can no longer say that. If we want to be healed, we MUST first look at the bronze serpent that has been lifted up. It is the sin, idolatry, pride, arrogance, fear, and our own selfish desire to live a “normal” life while evil runs rampant around us.

Lord, forgive us that we allowed these evils to happen on our watch. How could we have not known? We were completely asleep at the wheel as we chose our “normal” lives and chose to turn our heads away.

Friends, we can do so no longer. The venomous snakes have been unleashed and the only way for our land to heal is to stare the evil in the face, acknowledge it, and humble ourselves before the Lord in repentance. We can no longer look away.  For if we do, healing will not come. Healing requires an action.

There is nothing comfortable about this time in history. But we must recognize that when God brings revelation in an area of our lives that needs correction, it is because He is ready to deal with it and invites us to allow Him to do the surgery so we can be healed. Surgery is never fun. It is painful. But it is necessary. Necessary for us to live. Necessary for revival.

As we reflect on His death, burial, and resurrection, may we take this time to reflect on the sin that we have tolerated and determine that it can remain no longer. In Revelation, the Lord revealed the areas of sin that caused the Church to have its lampstand removed:

  • You have forsaken the love you had at first (Rev 2:4).
  • Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer (Rev 2:10).
  • There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin (Rev 2:14). (This was about exchanging obedience to God for prominence and financial gain. In doing so, Balaam gave insight to a government leader how to entice God’s people into greater sin.)
  • They tolerated Jezebel, “she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. I will strike her children dead. (Rev 2:20).
  • I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! (Rev 3:1).
  • See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name (Rev 3:8).
  • I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth (Rev 3:15-16).

This is a sobering hour. It is a wake-up call to the Church. Will we choose to be light in a dark world or will we look like the world? We can no longer refuse to ignore the sin. We must look at it and address it.

We are to be holy as He is holy (1 Pt 1:16). Be encouraged for He has also given us His promise:

Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown (Rev 3:10-11).

Lord, we ask you to forgive us and we humble ourselves before you. We can no longer say we didn’t know. The evidence is everywhere of lifestyles, abuse, and sin that is a stench to you. Lord, we ask you to forgive us, cleanse us, and cleanse our land. Sweep over our nation and your holy fire and purify our hearts. Lord, we pray for revival.

 

Karen Hardin is a literary agent, author, and intercessor. In addition to her writing, she also leads prayer teams to Washington, DC to pray for governmental leaders. Her work has appeared in USA Today, World Net Daily, Intercessors For America, Charisma, CBN.com, The Elijah List, etc. For additional information you can contact her at www.prioritypr.org, www.karenhardin.com  or https://destinybuilders.world/

 

 

[1] Massive Online Pedophile Ring Busted by Cops, NBC News http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42108748/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/t/massive-online-pedophile-ring-busted-cops/#.Xo0x3chKhPY  Accessed April 7, 2020

[2] Dr. John DeGarmo, The Shocking Truth of Child Sex Trafficking, “Huffington Post,” November 17, 2016  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-shocking-truth-of-child-sex-trafficking_b_582de812e4b0eaa5f14d417dAccessed April 7, 2020.

[3] National Right to Life Fact Sheet. http://www.nrlc.org/uploads/factsheets/FS01AbortionintheUS.pdf  Accessed April 8, 2020.

[4] College of Life Sciences – Wuhan University, Characteristics and Viral Propagation Properties of a New Human Diploid Cell Line, Walvax-2,  National Center for Biotechnology Information, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25803132  Accessed April 7, 2020.

[5] Dave Kubal, There was a Spiritual Quid Pro Quo, Intercessors for America, December 15, 2019. https://staging.ifapray.org/blog/there-was-quid-pro-quo/  December 15, 2019.

[6] Caroline Davies, Proposition 8 Overturned by Judge, “The Guardian,” August 4, 2010 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/aug/05/california-proposition-8-ban-overturned Accessed April 7, 2020.

[7] Kelsey Bolar, Bakers Fined $135K Over Wedding Cake Appeal to Supreme Court, “The Daily Signal,” October 22, 2018 https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/10/22/bakers-fined-135k-over-wedding-cake-appeal-to-supreme-court/  Accessed April 7, 2020.

[8] Dr. Lewis Rutherford, The Great Dismantling of Public Education “News and Sentinel” https://www.newsandsentinel.com/opinion/local-columns/2020/04/op-ed-the-great-dismantling-of-public-education/  Accessed April 8, 2020.

[9] Joy Pullman, Top Ten Things Parents Hate about Common Core,“The Federalist” September 24, 2014. https://thefederalist.com/2014/09/24/top-ten-things-parents-hate-about-common-core/ Accessed April 8, 2020.

[10] Dave Barton, The Separation of Church and State, “WallBuilders.com, https://wallbuilders.com/separation-church-state/  Accessed April 7, 2020.

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HelenRose Nichols
April 12, 2020

The Holy Spirit has just been talking to me about this very scripture and our current situation! Thank you so much for your insight and words of wisdom, with the boldness to speak it out. God will turn this whole situation into good, but first He used this to set the world on its heels. Yes our sin as a world and especially the United States has been in full view and in many cases, we believers have just let it happen. Thank God He is merciful and gracious and giving us an opportunity to cry out to God, repent and turn, and run from our iniquity.

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rebecca l Ciszek
April 10, 2020

Yes!!

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T M
April 10, 2020

I have always had a desperate heart for the children of abuse. The Lord is bringing to light the victims in abusive prison. My heart bleeds for them. It has been very difficult to learn the truth. I want to put my head in the sand. Yet the unexplainable desperation I feel tells me we need to fight for these victims. I begin to see the agenda of the enemy to destroy our children via abortion, to breakdown their innocence in entertainment, to indoctrinate them in our schools, to ravage their souls in sexual abuse.

Lord this nation is so very blind to the schemes of the enemy though it is right in front of their noses. I stand in the gap and cry out for forgiveness of how we have sinned against you. Thank you for shedding light on our sin. Thank you for what you did for us on the cross.
Thank you for raising up those who fight against these sins. Raise up an army to shed truth and light and power to rescue the victims. Protect them with your angel army. Lord I pray for deliverance of the captives. I ask that a roar will fill this nation that says no more will the enemy steel the innocence of our children. A roar of voices from the parents who have not had the courage to stand up who will say no more!
We need you Lord. We need your truth and light. Strength and power. Let us not be afraid to expose the truth. Lord convict the hearts of those who perpetuate the agenda of the enemy. Turn their hearts to you! In Jesus Name Amen.

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Sue M
April 10, 2020

Excellent!

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Cynthia Scott
April 10, 2020

Excellent and true.

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Jaya Sheriff Daniel
April 10, 2020

Dear Lord, a nation that honours you is blessed.
Your word says as a nation and seek your face,you will hear from heaven, forgive our sins and heal our land.
Father God please have mercy,and grant us victory.

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Donna Suter
April 9, 2020

I have just finished reading Jonathan Cahn’s book The Mystery of the Shimitah. Both powerful and insightful about what is going on in our Nation right now. I’d encourage anyone to read it and pray. Thank you for that excellent writting about the Snake. I always was perplexed by that story too. But now it does make sense in a new way. Donna Suter

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Diana Emlet
April 9, 2020

Did anyone notice this. She lists this sin:
Vaccines are made up of aborted fetal tissues which runs through the veins of almost every American citizen born from 1963 and after.[4]
and if you look at the footnote, it says: College of Life Sciences – Wuhan University! I had no idea any vaccines had fetal tissue in them. I never want another vaccine. And the research comes from the same city as the COVID-19. No coincidence, spiritually. God abhors the spilling of innocent blood. We must all pray without ceasing against the abomination of abortion and this selling of baby tissue for anything!!!!!!!

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Joyce Angelo
April 9, 2020

After reading all of this which is shocki g when all put together it looks impossible to get back to a normal life BUT WITH GOD ALL THINGS are possible…i pray LORD whatever it takes to get us to turn back to YOU and cause us to repent that we go through this without fear and doubt knowing The GOD we serve is in control and will work all things out for HIS GLORY in JESUS NAME❤

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Doug Spurling
April 9, 2020

Oh Miss Hardin, a hard word but alas, so true. Thanks for sharing.

The Lord is ever faithful to watch over His Word, which is forever settled in heaven. Do you believe He’s heard us, His people, who have humbled, sought, prayed, turned…and He is healing our land?

Only, I fear, his mercy triumphing over judgement, may reveal we only wanted to be physically healed from the snake, but not spiritually.

Lord, we have sinned. We’ve failed to embrace The Passover Lamb; The Lamb Of God that takes away the sin that plagues our world. We’ve become enslaved to running to and fro, ever-increasing useless knowledge and never ending lust for pleasure.

Over night, it’s all come undone. All the rotten fruit, wood, hay and stubble has been shaken away.
Here we stand, naked and exposed.

Lord, forgive, purge so we’re every whit whole, thoroughly cleansed, not just in our skin

This morning I completed an article about politics. I hate politic. But hate being lied to more than I hate politics.

Normally, I write about, the strength of family, the power of prayer, and the battles that rage against them. The first two are fun and enjoyable, the third, the battles, are less enjoyable, but at this time, most necessary.

If it were just politics I wouldn’t care. I wouldn’t mention it. I’d just continue to write about the awesome lessons my grand kids teach me.

But politics have changed, there’s a proliferation of evil. It’s no longer left versus right; it’s good versus evil. Thus, I’m compelled to battle with pen and prayer, for the strength of, the protection of, the survival of…our family.

We cannot sweep the serpent under the rug; we must stand in full armor and as George Washington said “If you want peace, prepare for war.”

Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:10-13

Thanks again,
Stay the course
Spurling Silver

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Ruth Ewing Maximo
April 9, 2020

God did not cause this pandemic. Satan did. Nothing evil comes from God. God will use this time to bring more souls to him

Judgement was in the old testament. We have a new covenant with our Lord.

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    Elle
    April 10, 2020

    Just because this sickness is heavily at work, does not mean that it is evil. The Lord used disease and pestilence (and even war) to judge and deal with the disobedience and wickedness of different nations and also of His own people. The God of the Old Testament is the same God of the New. He is a God of mercy, but never forget that justice and righteousness are the foundation of his throne.

    There is judgement for us all of us – condemnation for those who disobey. At the end of this age, the age of man, everyone will stand before the Lord and be judged for their deeds. Even now, there is judgement upon the world – not the final judgement, but the Lord’s justice is at work.

    Just look at the nations that have been hit hardest by this pestilence. Italy, China, America – each nation with its abuses of power, explicit, obvious abominable acts, and blatant irreverence for the Lord.

    “Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever you reap you sow.” (Galatians 6:6)

    “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes on those who are disobedient…Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkeness, but instead expose them.” (Ephesians 5:6,11)

    Justice is at work, which we should praise the Lord for. “He judges the world with righteousness; he judges the people with equity.” (Psalm 9:8)

    “But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, so that those who love Your name mat exult in You. For You bless the righteous, O Lord; You cover them with favor as with a shield.” (Psalm 5:12)

    Let us praise the Lord for his mercy and pray for his forgiveness. Repent. Let us pray for these nations and rebuke all this wickedness at work. Denounce evil and praise the good of the Lord.

    God bless you all.

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    Ruth Ewing Maximo
    April 10, 2020

    This is not judgement from God. It is not in line with the new Testament. God is the same but his judgement is not for now. It is coming but this pandemic will be used by God to save more people. Satan causes all illnesses. God wants none to be lost. That is what he is doing. Read the entire Bible. The old testament was ended with the rainbow. The new covenant was Jesus. Jesus is calling names. There is a pandemic like this every 100 years in history. God helped us eradicate almost all of them. This one is new. They have found a cure and it is working. More people need saved because the rapture is coming. I am ready. We will all be judged at that time for our lives. The saved and the unsaved. After the rapture, it will become much worse than this.

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Amy
April 9, 2020

Praise God! Thank you for saying so well what I have been seeing for some time but without your gift of communication to express it so well and with examples. I envy your gift. Thank you! Bless you! The Caduceus,
a pole with two snakes on it is the symbol of the medical profession! Hippocrates is called the father of medicine. ( A Greek physician in the B.C. time.)> Where I come from physicians were considered as equal to priests and considered medicine as a ministry. My husband,(M.D)definitely considered his medicine a ministry. With the advent of Medicare it became a business and now it is an industry!(Of course I am almost 94(in excellent health). My husband would have been a hundred last year. In our day, the physicians would say, you’re a little low in this area but I would rather not medicate you if I don’t have to. That alerted us to minister to that lack in a natural health way. Thank you! I have read too many bad things about the flu shot from those who know. I don’t take it. I have read that a Knowledgeable group has looked at the statistics before the vaccine and after and found very little difference.

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M.
April 9, 2020

YES YES YES. this has been in my spirit for many years. It is so heavy within me.

Sin has soooo permeated every aspect of society – including and especially our homes-.NO ONE IS EXEMPT. Toxicity is the physical manifeststion of the affects of sin.
IDOLATRY IS RAMPANT- and NO ONE and I mean NO ONE IS EXEMPT of holding something, someone or a group above and before our Lord.

🇺🇸🙏*1st verse: My country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee WE sing, land where our fathers died, land of the pilgrims pride, from every mountainside LET FREEDOM RING.

4th verse: 🇺🇸🙏Our father’s God to thee, AUTHOR OF LIBERTY, to THEE we sing, long may our land be bright, with FREEDOM’S HOLY LIGHT, protect us by Thy Might, GREAT GOD OUR 👑KING👑

We will seek and we will find HIM, when we seek for HIM with our whole heart.

HE loves each and everyone of us so deeply that HE gave and gave and gave until it was ALL given – to the very last drop ♥️

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Russ
April 9, 2020

Karen you are right on! If only our pastors would have the fearless fire to speak such truth and lead their sheep into the battle fields for a nation rather than just giving them their weekly dose of contentment to keep them corralled. I heard lanna vausser say this week that the lord thundered his voice “pray for the pastors”. As a church we need leaders and champions we can follow who have guts to break out of the four walls. Fearless shepherds lead fearless sheep. Thank you for your leadership IFA. I believe this is a great time for reset opportunity in the go to church mentality. If the church will passover wisely right now, accept its responsibility for the worlds condition, and enter the fight we can save many. Karen thank you for your words of truth and may this message reach the church at large.

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M.
April 9, 2020

YES YES YES. this has been in my spirit for many years. It is so heavy within me.

Sin has soooo permeated every aspect of society – including and especially our homes-.NO ONE IS EXEMPT. Toxicity is the physical manifeststion of the affects of sin.
IDOLATRY IS RAMPANT- and NO ONE and I mean NO ONE IS EXEMPT.

🇺🇸🙏*1st verse: My country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee WE sing, land where our fathers died, land of the pilgrims pride, from every mountainside LET FREEDOM RING. 4th verse: 🇺🇸🙏Our father’s God to thee, AUTHOR OF LIBERTY, to THEE we sing, long may our land be bright, with FREEDOM’S HOLY LIGHT, protect us by Thy Might, GREAT GOD OUR 👑KING👑

We will seek and we will find HIM, when we seek for HIM with our whole heart.

HE loves each and everyone of us so deeply that HE gave and gave and gave until it was ALL given. to the very last drop ♥️

Shirley Arn
April 9, 2020

Thank you for this article and its revelation of truth. Look at our sins and repent. If my people….

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Michael Guidera
April 9, 2020

Amen to this article. The enemy thrives in the environment that we have created. All the horrific sins in our midst and the church has chosen to ignore it. This current administration with President Trump is doing more to fight against these sins than any other. That is why he is being attacked so viciously. The enemy knows that this President has the corrupt in his sights and is actively going after them. The enemy is doing what he does best, to deceive the public to try and stop this administration from exposing and convicting these evil doers. Don’t be fooled or taken captive by the enemies tactics. He always works through deception fear and hatred. When you see this behavior exposed, you find the forces of darkness in the middle of it all, fueling it with its evil power.
The good news is when exposed, we now have the power over it through the Holy Spirit given to us as believers. These dark forces must submit to the power of the Holy Spirit. Let’s use this power to destroy these strongholds and bring victory to our country.

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Dianne Jackson
April 9, 2020

Excellent word. Thank you for bringing enlightenment to those passages about the bronze snake that God told Moses to lift up. That had also puzzled me. God has given you true revelation. Thanks for sharing.

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Ruth C
April 9, 2020

My sentiments exactly!
Thank you for your bravery in speaking the truth and bringing Light on that scripture which often has brought confusion and disdain!

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Mimi
April 9, 2020

Forgive us, Father. We repent of our sins. May the people of this nation get on our faces before You, humbled, and repenting of our sin. May You speak to our President to call a National Day of Repentance and Prayer. We have sinned grievously.

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David Espenlaub
April 9, 2020

Thank you Karen for this well written article. I agree with it completely.
Also on Numbers 21, that in order to raise up a snake on a pole, there must be a cross-piece on the pole to support the snake, otherwise it would slide down the pole. With this cross-piece, Moses was actually raising a Cross in the wilderness for all who look to it to be saved. John 3:14

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MaryAnn
April 9, 2020

Thank you for this excellent insight and summary of where we are as a nation and as the church.
Dear Father,
Please give me courage to look at the snake(s) in my life and in this nation, and really repent. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Richard lemon
April 9, 2020

Amen, let us repent for our sins and the sins of the Nation. Humble ourselves before him and maybe the Lord will give us mercy

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Shelley Young
April 9, 2020

Praise God–He is revealing the same message throughout the Ecclesia. I pray, Father, that we “hear what the Spirit is saying”…Amen!

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Marilyn
April 9, 2020

Thank you for this insight.

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Karen Secrest
April 9, 2020

Thank you. I have a globe that I use in prayer for places the Lord brings to mind.
Last night I dreamed that the globe was filling up with sewage and I only had time to take care of it before it exploded if it was done immediately.I’m sorry we’re on the same page. However, the Lord reminded me if only two stand together He hears and answers.

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    Mrs. F
    April 9, 2020

    Amen. My dream last night was the sewage that Hollywood is throwing around and contaminating others with.

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Joycia
April 9, 2020

Great article. Let us also acknowledge the sins of social injustice as a nation.Oppression of a people is also an abomination. It is seen clearly in racial injustice/systemic racism; abandoning or devaluing of the poor; and ill-treatment of foreigners.

Lord, forgive us.

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    Lawrence Unger
    April 9, 2020

    Joycia, I do not understand your comment on this article. What page did you come from? It would appear that you did not read this article. The article had nothing to do with “racism” and nor “the poor.” Racism is most often an unsubstantiated, over used accusation in today’s social media that originates from those spewing “hatred” and not the love in Christ Jesus. Use to be people would label others who they disliked with a false label as “communists”, regardless of the truth.

    I stand with the writer of the article, that we Christians, individually and as a community, have let the “wickedness” of horrific sin to pervade earth, without a measurable challenge from the faithful. More often, we have turned a “blind eye” to the wickedness that is pervasive and have condoned it so not to inconvenience us in our worldly ambitions.

    My prayer is that the Church / the faithful will rise up to defend the defenseless (the unborn and children taken captive), praying for deceptions and wickedness and all those who lead it, to be exposed and brought to justice; for the unborn and captives to be set free into life; and that the scales be removed from our eyes and God’s “truth” be disclosed for all to see.

    32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 KJV.

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      Joycia
      April 9, 2020

      Lawrence, I too stand with the article. But the sin problem didnt start with abortion or gay marriage. It started with slavery, which in itself needs no substantiation. We all know what it is and that it was never really made right. Anything concerning African Americans is minimized…or labeled as you said, “unsubstantiated”
      That’s the son om referring to that needs to be repented of by the Nation.

        Lawrence Unger
        April 9, 2020

        Then what about the attrocities. Against American Indians?

        Jeannine Hofshi
        April 9, 2020

        NOT always minimized or labeled unsubstantiated. Obviously those things are legitimately wrong but sometimes one can “camp” on what was wrong and then become hateful and retaliatory in return. Go forward in faith and forgiveness and prayer and you WILL be rewarded. Look at Ben Carson as a true example of Godliness and BLESS in return. Be proactive; and it didn’t start with slavery, (actually more human slavery and trafficking now than ever); it’s SIN that we ALL have until we are washed in the Blood of the Lamb, black, white, and brown or any other color for that matter! Let us pray for America, AND ourselves!

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    GloriaAnn Dixon
    April 9, 2020

    Amen! the people you mentioned are the ones being affected by this virus because they don’t have health care and are the last to be given a test or seen by a doctor.

Elizabeth Marie Ramos
April 9, 2020

Thank you for this article. I myself have been struggling with all the negative news every single day. I can vouch for the attitude of what am I supposed to do about it. I but cannot turn away I have a responsibility to pray for this nation the sins of sex trafficking, the shedding of innocent blood, same sex marriage, and teaching our kids godless creeds. No longer can we ignore the handwriting on the wall.

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Rosalie
April 9, 2020

This diatribe on fear is sin.
Christians are not called to dwell on the sins of the world. If a Christian becomes fearful, that is sin. Not a good model to others of the power of God’s love. Society seems to be addicted to fear…. it’s the star in all media, including ‘entertainment”?
The more sin abounds, the more we need to study the Word to concentrate on the goodness of God, His admonitions, and share all with others who are fearful. The Word teaches us the Love of God is stronger than any fear. Sounds like ‘grandma’ lived long enough to see the wisdom of that teaching….Fear not! Concentrate on the goodness God has provided for us to live in His security and JOY!

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    Kelly
    April 9, 2020

    Yes, fear is sold on the ‘news’, it becomes addictive and it supports big pharma. Who knew that most drugs are made in China? Who knew how dependent we are, so that we have to source our needs through adversarial entities. Who knew? And Who needs 24/7 news streaming? We have to guard our hearts for out of it flows the issues of life, as Proverbs states. Our spiritual heart is the seat of knowledge and discerning the truth in Christ. I find myself praying almost daily to cast down every evil imagination that would rise up against the knowledge of God, also pleading the Blood of the Lamb, Yeshua, My Salvation.

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Mary
April 9, 2020

One of the very first reports on this plague written by a microbiologist reported that this particular virus was linked to a snake. Since then all you hear about is bats. When first reading the article, the recorded history of Moses and the children in the wilderness came to mind and kept returning. You’ve answered my question about why they had to look at the bronze snake. Repentance!!

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    Linda Perrey
    April 9, 2020

    Your article is spot on. Thank you for sharing the revelation and relevance to us of looking upon our sin and looking to our Savior Who bore our sin upon the cross.

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Janet M Craig
April 9, 2020

OH how true! We need to repent for ourselves and our nation. 2Chronicles 7:13-14

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Leverett Deborah
April 9, 2020

Thank you for your thorough, well researched and well written article. This eye-opening information should be preached from every pulpit; followed by a period of repentance. I will repent; I will share your article.

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Judith A. Loy
April 9, 2020

Spot on !!! You went right to the heart of what’s happening & what we need to do! God have mercy on us & heal our land! Thank you & bless !!!

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Martha J Burk
April 9, 2020

POWERFUL, POWERFUL, my dear sisters and brothers!

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Pamela Derrer
April 9, 2020

I agree with this article, I am an interessor, too, I am praying, Life does not end when the physical body is dead and Jesus paid the price for my sin, I pray that all people will repent, and obey God. God reigns and rules forever

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Dorcus
April 9, 2020

Amen

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    Gene
    April 9, 2020

    Thank you for this article and references.
    Judgment begins at the house of God.
    Lord, May all your people be in one accord and agree for the goodness of God to lead us to repentance and God can and will heal our land.
    2 Chronicles 7:14
    If my people, which are called by name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will their land.
    May we all be in one accord and agree, joined together with Jesus, Mighty God, in our midst.
    May many precious lost souls be set free in Jesus’ name and turned from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified faith that is in Jesus as Jesus spoke to Paul and as described and recorded in Acts 26:16-18.
    Love to all.
    Be blessed and safe.
    Bless God.
    May all awaken who know the Lord and Christ shall give us light. May our light shine brighter and brighter and may our salt have more savor today and every day until Jesus returns and may our light dispel the darkness and may our joy be strong and our spirits be free to win souls for Jesus.
    Gene

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    van
    April 9, 2020

    Amen, Amen, Amen!

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