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THE REAL DIVIDE IN AMERICA
Suddenly, streets in America are filled with unrest, racial division, anger, protests, rioting, looting, fighting, and defacement of public buildings and monuments. What or who is behind the chaos and confusion?
The real problem that divides people is the same problem that separates people from God: SIN! Orchestrated by Satan, the Father of Lies, simmering hate and anger explode into our streets on full display because of sin in human hearts. The Bible says in Jer. 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” Romans 3:23 continues, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
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The horrific public murder of George Floyd ignited outrage and fueled conflict in cities across America and around the world. Murder is an abhorrent crime and a great sin, but Jesus said that anger is just like murder.
“ ‘ You have heard that it was said to those who lived long ago, Don’t commit murder, and all who commit murder will be in danger of judgment. But I say to you that everyone who is angry with their brother or sister will be in danger of judgment.’ “ (Mt. 5:21-22)
There is a righteous anger that rises up in response to injustice, but there is also unrighteous anger, which is sin. Eph. 4:26 says, “Be angry without sinning. Don’t let the sun set on your anger.” Hating and injuring other people are expressions of unrighteous anger as are stealing and destroying other’s property. Proverbs has a lot to say about anger and sin. “Where there is no revelation [of the Word of God], people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.” (Prov. 29:18) “Scoffers set a city afire [by stirring up trouble], but wise men turn away anger [and restore order with their good judgment].” (Prov. 29:8)
Hate and anger aimed at police and authority or hate of people because of their skin color only reveal more of the sinful human heart. God has already provided the answer! Forgiveness of sin is provided for those who receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior and believe that His shed blood covers their sin and conveys to them His righteousness. “ ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His One and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.’ “ (Jn. 3:16) “God made Him who knew no sin [Jesus] to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Cor. 5:21) “For He [God] has rescued us from the dominion of darkness [sin, Satan] and brought us into the Kingdom of the Son [Jesus] He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1:13-14)
Since it is the job of the Holy Spirit to convict people of sin, righteousness, and judgment (Jn. 16:8), let us pray for Americans to be convicted of sin and turn to the Savior, Jesus Christ, who can wash away anger, hate and unrighteousness through the power of His cleansing blood. Satan is no match for the blood of Jesus that bought us back from the dominion of darkness. Pray for a revelation of the Word of God in America to be a lamp for our feet and a light for our path. (Ps. 119:105) Pray for a real outpouring of the Holy Spirit as in Joel 2:12-17, 28-29 – a revival that must be preceded by repentance and return to the Lord.
About the author: Dr. Karyl Stanton is a medical doctor specializing in neurology. She and her husband, Dr. Paul Stanton, founded World Changer Kids, Inc. in 2001 to train and equip children to become the next generation of missionaries to the most unreached. Through children’s missions education and children’s evangelism they hope to facilitate the Body of Christ to change the world and complete the Great Commission. For more information and children’s missions resources, go to www.worldchangerkids.org .
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This was great word Thk u
I love the download that you offered called ” prayer to press in for breakthrough in America.. and intercessors for America prayer guide”.. urge everyone to download that to page prayer guide.. it is fantastic and I have been praying it every morning and every evening at 7:14… Also I asked that if there be any who have a shofar… To blow it after your prayers.. it may seem unconventional.. but the Lord had laid it on my heart to do this about a year ago and I bought a shofar and started blowing it after each prayer time… I think when the enemy hears the shofar blowing it confuses and confounds them.. much love and peace.
Thank you for the thoughts and prayers. I have such fear with what is going on.
I pray and make sacrifices and ask God to move us through and past this with new and loving hearts to transform our country.
How disappointed and saddened He must be at what is happening.
Thank you for the article! All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). The divide is between those who acknowledge the poverty of their spirit, believe in God and accept His salvation, and, walk in His ways; and, those who go on living in their natural rebelliousness. Unless a person recognizes the need, authority and governance of God in the universe and submits to Him, this rebellious behavior is to be expected (Romans 1:18-21). We can say that followers of Messiah Yeshua are “freaks of nature” and are more of the exception rather than the rule (John 3:16-21). Let us pray that in these times, more covenant followers of Messiah Yeshua be imbued with wisdom and compassion to be all things to all men so that some may be saved. Shalom!
WE don’t need christians who just warm up seats, we need power-filled believers that is not timid of the things happening in America today. Unless the Holy Spirit turns us into true warriors of faith we will continue to sink in mass chaos that will make Lucifer very happy.
Do you want change, then be a person that is in tune with the Holy Spirit- spend 5 hours a day in worship and praise with your knees in prayer. Work the work of the Lord,He spent all His waking hours in the presence of His Father and being with the broken. Follow His example, be Christians who are on fire for the needy of the land and on fire for the Lord to do His work through you like it was the apostles in the early church- they didn’t back down because it was to hard for them.
Yes, sin is the origin of our national crises these days. And Intercessors for America fulfills an urgent role in reminding us to pray for our nation. But in interceding for America, we need to approach our great God as the One who sees and knows us all. We must not presume to identify one political party as the promoter of sin and another as our savior from sin. That indeed causes disastrous division.
We certainly see plenty to repent from on both sides of the aisle.
In addition to sin – an issue with which most of the Left are entirely ignorant and those who know mock it – America’s secular divide is the fact that Republicans and Democrats have entirely different visions of what this country ought to be. There can be no compromise between those who value free enterprise, freedom of speech and religion, the right to self-defense, the right to protect our borders – and those who want to destroy all those things. Our prayers should include beseeching God that He would cause the Holy Spirit to make non-Christians aware of this divide, because they vote much more regularly than Christians do, and they will decide if the country lives and prospers or begins a descent into the total chaos that the Left wants to bring about.
AMEN! Though man makes laws, they are flawed because they are man-made. Laws cannot change hearts. Only a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can do that. What can we do as the Church? Live the Word of God and be the salt and light in this dark world that we are supposed to be. All these things are happening to reveal the truth about our hearts. Thank you for this article. It is one that reveals the TRUTH of God for a change and not just someone’s opinion. After all, this is a Christian Post, is it not?
The devil is a DEFEATED foe.
Our responsibility is to be totally yielded to The Holy Spirit, so that HE may use us to change the world.
Our responsibility is to be available to the Holy Spirit, so that we are free to follow His leading.
Our responsibility is to pray, pray and pray some more and then to wait in silence upon the LORD so that HE may speak to our hearts and direct our thoughts, our steps, our living and our giving.
GOD needs clean vessels to work through.
Spending time alone with GOD to repent and become a clean vessel is our responsibility.
Big battle big victory.
What is transpiring will causes the Christians to continue to press in and press on and never give up and keep looking to Jesus. What the enemy means for evil God is going to turn for good. If God’s people will humble themselves and pray and seek forgiveness and repent God will do a miracle.
The Lord of Hosts is looking for clean hearts, clean hands and total surrender from whosoever Will.
Holy Spirit show us our transgressions or anything this interfering with the will of God to come to pass in all of our lives at this very difficult time in history…. let us call it the turning point.
God loves everyone involved in this situation. However He’s looking to see whose heart is totally sold out to Him.
Those who will we walk in love.
Those who will pray without ceasing.
We must repent when the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin.
Lord we forgive those who were causing turmoil those who have been misinformed those who have unforgiveness in their heart Lord have mercy on them for we were there one day ourselves and we needed your mercy and we asked you to extend your mercy to men and women boys and girls all over the world and Lord we bind their minds to the mind of Christ and we bind their feet to the path that you have ordained for each and every one of them and father we just bind our mind will and emotions to the healing virtue of God and in the name of Jesus we speak confusion to the plans of the enemy and Lord God we just thank you in the name of Jesus that we lose Crush Smash and destroy all and every wrong pattern of thinking all lies all deception all religion all send known or unknown all fear in the name of Jesus we just asked your father to let your blood flow over all of these situations we asked you father for reconciliation with all mankind. May people look to You and see what You would do and search ou Hearts to see what they would want done to them… for the scripture says do unto others as you would have others do unto you. If the tables were turned would you not want people to pray for you if you were lost will they let us pray for those who are not operating according to the spirit of God.
We must extend MERCY to our offenders. to For that’s what we’re told to do… do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
Come on Church rally round the throne room, fall on your face before God, pray without ceasing that’s why he gave us His Holy Spiri.
We must run to the battle.
We may run our of prayers in English but we will never run out of words in the Holy Ghost.
The birthing pangs ave started…pray on church..fast and pray all who will enter in so freedom, unity and victory can be birthed.
To God be all the glory…..
Let the Lord use you in the prayer room to bring glory and honor to FATHER -SON-HOLY GHOST.
I thank Father that perfect love cast out all fear and love never fails.
We’re trusting you Lord Jesus we’re asking you Father God to have your way in each one of our lives.
We all have areas that you are dealing with us and we want to bring the country of United States of America together and therefore we pray for wisdom knowledge and understanding for the ones this country’s government.
We pray Lord that you will still the avenger with our praises..
PSALM 8:2… ….come on Church let us raise up our voices in adoration to God.
Lets humble ourselves in His sight and He will lift us up.
Enough with all of this rhetori.
Oh my goodness people.
Let show them truth in action.
so let us show them the way by reacting in a way that Christ would react.
His kindness will draw people to repentance This is His holy does and it does not return void . It does what He sends it to do so let’s send that word out that God’s kindness Lord draw people to repentance…
AMEN AND AMEN!! May the Lord grant us repentance through the Holy Spirit!
May the holy, sweet spirit of God move mightily in this country, convicting men of sin, and touching hearts. God, I repent of my sin and pray that i can be a shining light of Your love. Please, God, protect the innocent and convict the hearts of the unjust.
Father, even “…in wrath remember mercy.” (Habakkuk 3:2c) Our nation is full of sin, but I asked for you to give us eyes to see and ears to hear what you would say to us about that. Give us hearts ready to receive your word, to repent of our sins and to seek your forgiveness. Remind us that your words to us were to love one another even as you have loved us.
Lawlessness and Sedition was the first sin of Lucifer. Sedition is violent revolt against lawful civil authority with the intent to overthrow or destroy. Lucifer led a revolt against the most high God. We bind and destroy the works of demonic sedition in the street of our city in Jesus Christ name. We release the Will of God and the kingdom of God over our cities. Amen
Door to the Spirit realm:
Why are the illegals in the USA, because it was authorized by the church, by allowing illegals in the pulpit. Only those with an anointing & office from God Almighty have authority to legally lead an assembly, and this authority structure has been defined in scripture; 1st Corinthians 12:28, and neither pastors nor evangelists are not called to lead an assembly, they are not qualified or created for that purpose, although they do have a part in the congregation in general. 🕊🦅🕊🐴🕊🐃🕊
The way to tell if you are in a scriptural assembly is simple: 2nd Corinthians 12:12 is there an apostle leading the church doing Mighty Miracles? You see Miracles have to be there to establish the word, as in Luke 16:20. In some or many churches Satan worshiper have discovered an easy way to get a paycheck is to go to seminary and become a pastor, and as many pastors with no anointing from God Almighty, they can hide unnoticed, but that doesn’t seem to bother many church attendees, just more illegals in the church authorizing it in the government. 🕊🌹🕊💖🕊🇺🇸🕊🦅
One way to identify a God given assembly is everyone must participate, because you don’t want an illegal assembly, but of course this takes prayer and dedication to Jesus: 1 Cor 14:26 What then, brethren, is [the right course]? When you meet together, each one has a hymn, a teaching, a disclosure of special knowledge or information, an utterance in a [strange] tongue, or an interpretation of it. [But] let everything be constructive and edifying and for the good of all. AMP🕊🦅🐃🐴🇺🇸
Why do you think socialists and communists have taken over the democrat party, because giving has to be by the Spirit of the Eternal Lord, it is called “The Way,” the early church walked in “The Way,” or in the Spirit, they didn’t have scripture at least the gentile churches like Corinthians didn’t, and those that did, only had the old testament. When you don’t have a scriptural church you authorize it in the heavenly realm, because it is loosed in you on the earth and empower the prince of the power of the air [the accuser or devil] where it is also loosed. If you follow Jesus’ directions it leads very quickly to miracles: 1 Cor 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, governments, (divers) kinds of tongues. ASV 🕊🦅🌹🐴💖🐃🇺🇸🕊🦅🌹🐴
Were you aware God Almighty El Shaddai doesn’t change his mind: Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ (is) the same yesterday and to-day, (yea) and forever. ASV🇺🇸🕊🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸🐃🇺🇸🇺🇸💖🇺🇸🌹🕊
Fortunately Pres. Trump is an apostle and is protecting the church world wide, so guess what, the illegals are not going to be able to enter the USA soon. The Economy is a miracle and an ongoing miracle, so Pres. Trump qualifies for an apostle and the main servant of the church.
Jim, I read your reply and you were right on with everything you said. Too bad more people don’t acknowledge that. As for President Trump, he has the Spirit of the Lord on him for sure. He couldn’t do all he does without the Lord. I wish more people saw this and ignored the way he words things.
He words things without a political filter, if he says it, he means it, unlike politicians who search for pleasing words people want to hear. Instead Pres. Trump tells you what you need to hear. The way he words thinks is also Apostolic and begins a Spiritual work in people, so may don’t like it, just the same as many didn’t like what Jesus said, when he called Pharisees hypocrites and vipers and unwashed sepulchres. Paul was also an apostle who told to Simon the sorcerer he would go blind.
I completely agree. I looked up what the date of the 2016 Presidential Election means and 20+16+11+8= 55 means “Resist Truth”. I thought well we certainly have been seeing that played out since the election. God knows what He is doing.
Indeed this country America is in need of prayer.
May the Spiri of the living God move across this nation and restore justice, peace and love for our fellow man. Bring us together Lord. We love you and praise you. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen!!
To God be the Glory for the Spirit of Truth!!!!!
Over and over during my time of prayer, praise and worship, the Father, ABBA speaks to me about the utmost importance to listen to His Spirit in me first and foremost!!!!!! As well as teaches me about the utmost importance about the Blood of Jesus and the Power therein and the need to put it on daily upon my self, family, Authorities, such as our President Donald John Trump, the Governor of the state I live in on everything and everyone!!!!! That includes every city and state of this nation, every situation that arises and the people involved!!!
The Body of Christ is in the earth for such a time as this to do the work Jesus Christ tells us to in Matthew 28 and Luke 4:18
We need to remember that everything that has a name has to bow to the Name that is above every name!! And that is to the Mighty Powerful Name of Jesus!!!!
We the Body of Christ have authority to bind and to loose!! Stand in this authority given to the church the Body of Christ and place the Mighty Powerful Blood of Jesus upon that, that is trying to take over and speak to it and place the Mighty Powerful Blood upon it whether person, people or circumstance!!!
All to His Glory!!!!!!!
God is teaching me about the blood as well.
The Body of Christ standing together in unity in the Mighty Powerful Name of Jesus with the Mighty Powerful Blood of Jesus!!
His Blood is a healing agent, a cleansing agent, a demon fighting and demon destroying agent! This was given to me by the Spirit of the Lord! Hallelujah!!!
Psalm 18:46-50 English Standard Version (ESV)
46 The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock,
and exalted be the God of my salvation—
47 the God who gave me vengeance
and subdued peoples under me,
48 who rescued me from my enemies;
yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me;
you delivered me from the man of violence.
49 For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations,
and sing to your name.
50 Great salvation he brings to his king,
and shows steadfast love to his anointed,
to David and his offspring forever. Psalm 19:7-14 The law of the Lord is perfect reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb……….13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me!. ….14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, I Lord my rock and my redeemer.
Lord please establish Your law and order over our Cities and our Nation. Lord heal the cracks in our foundation as a Nation. Lord Thy will be done. In Jesus name. Amen
Offenses come in many forms. Self-righteousness will keep the door open to them and more, which makes reciting the Sinners Prayer a mute point if anything other than Humble abasement was salvation’s introduction. The Narrow Road!
“This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us’. 1 John 1:5-10
Daily Repentance is a Joy filled life! Few stay before the Mirror of Liberty to find that Joy. It is a life long pursuit, emphasis on Life, really, Jesus!
Undeserved Love is my Motto! And as I repent of anger, resentments, or revenge that rises in my heart, I receive more undeserving Love to give away, and help others remove specs in their eyes, so they can see Jesus clearly.
As in the days of Noah! Oh Lord, deliver me from sins that crouch at my door!
Father, ABBA, open our eyes that we can see the lies and deception. Open our hearts that we may see Your Glory and Your love for all of us! Change our hearts that they will ever be towards you! Love the article. So so true