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Lord, Your Word says that a nation can only be restored when Your people return to You. Therefore, Father, we ask You to purify us, Your people. Purge the compromise and wickedness out of Your church in Jesus’ name.
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Beloved, are you ready to be the starting point for the fires of revival that will deliver this nation from wickedness? If so, you can be.

As I was asking the Lord for His thoughts about 2021 recently, He led me to Isaiah 1:24-28.

This passage says:

“Therefore the Lord says, the Lord of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, ‘Ah, I will rid Myself of My adversaries, and take vengeance on My enemies. I will turn My hand against you, and thoroughly purge away your dross, and take away all your alloy.

I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.’

Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her penitents with righteousness. The destruction of transgressors and of sinners shall be together, and those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed.”

I think it’s significant that the Lord identified Himself as “the Lord of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel” when He made this promise to heal Israel.

These two names of God—the Lord of hosts and the Mighty One of Israel—are warrior names. “The Lord of hosts” is sometimes translated “the Lord of armies,” and armies are, of course, an essential part of war.

Additionally, the name “the Mighty One of Israel” is a fighting name; God has demonstrated His might by fighting on behalf of His people Israel since Israel began.

These warrior names of God are directly tied to His promise in Isaiah 1:24-28.


  • He promises to purge His people of their sin and compromise (“alloy” being a mixture of metals, representing compromise); and
  • He promises to “restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning.”

The result of His war against evil, according to this passage, is that His people “shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city” and that the wicked in the land shall be destroyed.

Even though these promises were specifically made to Israel, this passage reveals both the methods and the heart of God for America and for every other nation. His heart is always to bring revival, righteousness, and justice—and His method is to begin, first and foremost, with His church.

This is why He told us, in 2 Chronicles 7:14:

“… if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

In America today, we need a purging of the church, with elimination of sin and compromise from her ranks, more than we need any other thing.

In too many instances, people claim to be “Christians,” but without fulfilling the first and only requirement for salvation: that of making Jesus Christ the actual Lord of their lives:

  • The concept of “Lordship” has been watered down to mean no more than fan-dom.
  • Actually obeying the words of the Word Made Flesh seems to be a thing of the past.
  • Obedience is often replaced by relativism, humanism, tolerance for everything except holiness, and a marked preference for the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

When we examine the situation of the church, we can see why the Lord paired His promise to purge us with a declaration of His warlike nature: God is going to have to go to war in order to cleanse His people, and it’s going to take the help of His angelic armies to do it.

Still, we cry, “Lord, loose Your hosts and do what it takes to purge us.”

Today, would you pray with me for a purging of the church? Would you join with me and ask God to go to war against sin and compromise—so that our judges and counselors can be restored, and our land can become “a city of righteousness”?

Let’s pray:

“Father God, we come to You in Jesus’ name.

Lord, we call upon You today as the Lord of hosts, the God of angel armies. We call upon You as the Mighty One of Israel; the Purifier and Refiner of silver; the Convicter of nations and of men.

Father, we need You to purify us.

We need You to purge sin and compromise from the church. We need You to purge laziness, apathy, humanism, selfishness, relativism, idolatry, and disobedience of every kind from us, Your people.

So today, Father, I join with my brothers and sisters across the nation and I say: “Lord, send revival, and let it begin with me.”

Father, for both ourselves and for the rest of Your people, we say: “Search us, O God, and know our hearts; try us and know our thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in us—and if there is, get it out!—and lead us in Your way everlasting” (see Psalm 139:23-24).

Father, in the name of Jesus, we ask You to send conviction and revival upon Your church.

Let Your Holy Spirit convict us of sin, righteousness, and judgment. Just like You did in the First Great Awakening, when the deacons of the church clung in terror to the pillars of Your sanctuary and cried, “Save me; I am falling into hell,” I ask You to send extreme, life-changing, soul-saving conviction upon church pastors, elders, ministers, and people in every place.

We ask in the mighty name of Jesus:

  • Bring souls to the saving revelation of Jesus Christ by the millions in America.
  • Let Christians embrace the Bible again as Your inerrant, infallible Word, which must be obeyed at all costs.
  • Let us return to holiness and righteousness, loving what You love and hating what You hate.
  • Let us repent from and absolutely recant any stance saying that life is not precious or that abortion is permissible.
  • Let us turn from sexual promiscuity and the love of money, fame, and popularity.

Father, convict us. Purify us. Show us the error of our ways, and bring us back to Yourself.

Send a revival to America in 2021 that has never been seen before:

  • Let us burn for You again across America, from each family’s house to the church house to the state house to the White House.
  • Let us return to prayer, to the study of Your Word, and to fasting.
  • Let us return to the uncompromising preaching of Your Word, Your Gospel, and Your Kingdom.
  • Let us return to making disciples of all nations, teaching them to observe all things You have commanded us, and baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • Let the name of Jesus be lifted up in America in 2021 more than it has ever been lifted up.
  • As we lift up and magnify Your name in this newfound state of repentance, we pray that You would draw all men to Yourself.

Thank You, Father. We believe You will do this, and we believe Your promises to:

  • Hear from Heaven;
  • Forgive our sins;
  • Restore our judges to righteousness, as at the first;
  • Restore our counselors to wisdom;
  • Make the United States of America “a city of righteousness,” a nation faithful to You;
  • Destroy wickedness from the land; and
  • Heal our land.

Thank You, Father. You are not a man, that You should lie. You will do these things, for Your Word says You will. We believe that we will see Your goodness in the land of the living, and we thank You for it.

In Jesus’ mighty and matchless name we pray. Amen.”

Beloved, our God is a God of war. Let us join our faith together today, believing Him to go to war against sin in the church—and that we may reap the benefits of a healed and faithful land.

Jamie Rohrbaugh is an author and speaker who equips people to walk in the manifest presence and power of God. Jamie blogs for a global readership at FromHisPresence.com, where she writes about radical prayer, the prophetic word, the supernatural lifestyle, inner healing, and Kingdom wealth. She is a frequent contributor to Charisma Magazine, The Elijah List, Spirit Fuel, and various other ministry outlets. You can contact her here or download her free ebook containing 555 names of God for prayer and worship here. (Photo Credit: Unsplash.)

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John Akeem Shomade
January 11, 2021

This is such a divine confirmation for me because I just did a weekly broadcast on YouTube with the title “Heal Our Land”, and the focus is the same. God is good. I believe the Lord is up to something BIG. He has to save us before we self-destruct. Amen Hallelujah.

Anita Schoonover
January 8, 2021

The biblical truth and prayer guidance to lift up important concerns for the individual as well as the church and our world. Thank you all for sharing the blessings and wisdom God imparts to His children so the we can corporately pray together as the sweet incense of prayer.

Judy Broderson
January 7, 2021

God IS in command of this world. Thank you for speaking so clearly everything that God has put on my heart. It is confirmation of the Truth that the world needs to hear, share, and pray daily. Be encouraged that it may look chaotic but God has a perfect plan. Our nation has strayed away from God as the center of their lives and will have to experience uncomfortable times until God’s will is fulfilled. Praise God and pray for all of his prayer warriors daily. May God be with all of you.

January 7, 2021

Amen! Can u imagine how Trump must have felt when pastors were doing prayer calls every Sunday for him until the election and then after November 3 they all dropped him????

January 7, 2021

Lord God – I (we) are spent. So many of us feel drained inside. We are in mourning Lord. We see the enemy knocking on the door with so much evil in his hand – we are asking you to hold it back from our nation. Do not allow it to be released.
We must trust you Lord but I will admit that I am struggling to because I cannot see what is in front of us. I feel as though much of the joy that I had before has been drained out of me. Did I misplace my trust Lord?
God help our nation – you alone are our only hope.

    January 8, 2021

    I encourage you to go online and listen to the prophets and their words of encouragement to be faithful and what God is going to do. Hear Hank Kunnaman, Lance Wallnau, Mario Murillo, Kat Ker, Dutch and Tim Sheets. They help lift me up and are a balm to my soul.

January 7, 2021

Lord heal our land!

Amber Zetterberg
January 7, 2021

Powerful thank you so much. I was praying and I felt the Lied tell me to go to my room. There I picked up my phone and saw this and prayed out loud! I had just been praying before to refine your church Lord, refiners fire, that the dross would be burnt away. Thank you Jesus for the body of Christ and thank you for being obedient and sharing this prayer today

Elia Guarneri
January 7, 2021

As intercessors it is our duty to seek the face of the Lord. We are the first responders of the spirit world. We are the first line of defense against the forces of darkness 24/7. Pray that Trump gets encouragement, he is hurting like us. Seek the face of God in all of this. He is not finished, people.
God is waiting for us to move. He is not waiting forever. Here is chaos all over, but you are in the presence of the Almighty. Give this nation back to the Lord. If we don’t do this we will lose this nation forever. Stand forth people, stand strong, fight like never before.

    January 8, 2021

    Elia, I love this picture of being first responders. Amen to that and also lifting up Pres. Trump. Praying God will comfort him and bring loyal patriots around him as he is being betrayed on all sides.

January 7, 2021

Thank you. I am encouraged by the admission of church Failure!
Matthew wrote much to describe what many of our large ‘popular personality’ churches are like today.
Matthew 23 is sobering
Specifically to huge famous texan churches … Matthew 23:23
“…..you have neglected the weightier matters of the law: JUSTICE & MERCY & FAITH.
These you ought to have done…..”

By avoiding the difficult topics, the current moral social political matters….church has cowered
(tho a few in other states have excelled in courage & power of God’s Word to their flock, thank you)
Refusing to speak God’s principles as they directly apply to voting platforms; reminding us of God’s warnings/advice/specific requests of us. Pastors left it alone, let people do what they think is right in their own eyes…..doomed to failure and to perish. Unguided fools voted for democrats because…..not paying attention to God’s Word!! Church is Too busy filling up time with hip songs, jokes, platitudes and stories about themselves. Stench! That’s Why we are in this putrid state even calling ourselves “believers” Lord Jesus Come! Please have mercy on us & our weak church leaders.

    January 7, 2021

    Refusing To Pray for all our Nation’s Leaders, even though church attendees KEPT requesting the body to do that, well before election days.

January 7, 2021

Let’s call on our ELECTED officials to amend the constitution and provide us with a base to never allow an election to be stolen again. Do away with machines and have every ballot hand counted. Why? Because of deception and tolerance for sin this election was taken away from the man who won. Donald Trump. Unless we repent of tolerance we will suffer losses such as this again and again. Now take a stand Church and stand against the sin of tolerance. Too many in the church believe “tolerance” is grace. It is not. Tolerance of sin is nothing more than cheap grace. Hating sin is love. Hating sin leads to repentance and without repentance no one will see God. John the Baptist wasn’t tolerant of sin when he preached. Why are we? We cannot be tolerant of sin. We have to shine the light of Christ on sin and call it what it is. We’ve become afraid to preach the gospel of repentance. Why? Because we don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Ok… so be nice when you point out sin…. but be sure to point it out. Remember it was the Light of Christ and His mercy that showed us our sin and brought us to repentance. And His grace that leads us every day to be the people of God. We have been sharing the “tolerance gospel” too long. A watered down version of the gospel. We’ve been telling people to come to church as you are and stay as you are. We’ve been telling people they are the way they are because God created them that way. That’s not love.
And so they remain in their sin. Tell me something…. why did Jesus die? We’ve been separated from the curse of sin and death by the blood of Christ so why aren’t we telling others to repent? It begins with the church. Pastors, church leaders,Sunday school teachers and all administrators….you must preach the gospel from the word of God and not some made up redacted version that eliminates the need of repentance.Stop being afraid! God goes before us and is our rear guard. STOP BEING AFRAID! If God is for us who can be against us? It begins with us. It begins with the church. Father, free us from the deception that has been perpetrated on the church by the enemy. Help us to know that the Word of God points out our sin and Your love. Guide your people by your Holy Spirit whom we have been sealed with for the day of redemption. Help us go back to your word every day. Restore us to sweet fellowship with one another and prayer. Revive us Lord! In Jesus name we pray… amen

    Barbara Hesch
    January 7, 2021

    Donna, this is sincerely written from the heart. All you said is from God’s heart. We cannot be an effective church until everyone one of us has repented and rejects compromise and tolerance of sin. It all begins with us. Amen and Amen dear sister.

    January 7, 2021

    What encouraged me the most about this article is that it spoke truth, God’s truth, based on God’s word.

    Thank you. I needed to be reminded that there are still people who love God and his ways after yesterday’s lying and blaming. President(and he still is our president) Donald Trump is still causing people who are part of the deep state swamp to reveal themselves. He is still working on behalf of the people.

    Unfortunately he is also finding out some people who claim to be Christian are only talk. May his new faith be strengthened and protected.

    January 7, 2021

    Amen. We believers and the church need to be purified and cleansed from sin and our tolerance for sin. It starts with us, each individual, earnestly seeking God through prayer and truth in scripture, and then with the courage we receive from that, standing on what God reveals.
    Stand in God’s word, act in boldness under leading of God, seek His purpose for our lives.

Michael Jackson
January 7, 2021

Makes me have even more FAITH in blind FAITH and that all my praying is not in vain. I think the country is gone to hell in a hay basket if HER IT & THEY run the show without righteous accountability. The fight for independence and liberty was what our forefathers did back in 1776 and now what they sacrificed to make way for freedom is polluting the capital with THIER corrupt ways of deception and perversion. My one question for the impeachment of president elect to be and most of his counsel would be whatever happened to the Jeffery Epstien scandal Nancy or Mr Obama and oh yeah prolly Clinton and thee Bidens oh I know we should have an Oprah cumback with exclusive interviews with Prince Andrew and all the many lovers to be named later.


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