My heart is so heavy and burdened for the United States, actually for the world as a whole. I do not know how to fight all of this in the physical, however I do know how to fight in the spirit. I have felt for strongly since the beginning of the week that we are to pray together, particularly in our area.
Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
Those who have gone from God by consent, and in a body, drawing one another to sin, should, by consent and in a body, return to him, which will be for his glory, and their good. It will be of great use for support under afflictions, and to encourage our repentance, to keep up good thoughts of God, and of his purposes and designs concerning us. Deliverance out of trouble should be to them as life from the dead. God will revive them: the assurance of this should engage them to return to him.
Where I sit at the moment the skies are overcast and the sun seems to have risen recently even though it is not clearly visible.
About 1,930 years ago, on the first day of the week, it may have been a clear and cloudless sky but for the followers of Jesus of Nazareth it was a very gloomy day. The One whom they had believed to be the promised Messiah had been seized, killed, and entombed. All hope was gone. They were self-isolated in fear. Only doom and gloom lay before them. Then the women came with a strange, very strange, story. The Son is Risen! Glory be to God; He is risen!
The folded napkin in the tomb says, “I’m not finished, I will be back.”
On the cross, Jesus had said, “It is finished,” not “I’m finished.” It was a statement of victory, not defeat. The “Government” quarantined Him and tried to keep Him from violating the “Stay home – stay safe” mandate. He refused.
The Son has risen and it is a beautiful day, a good day to rejoice in the Lord, Jesus the Christ (Messiah). He provides ultimate freedom. Grey skies or blue, it is a beautiful day today because Messiah Jesus lives and the napkin is still folded.
I pray to God that my United States of America remains a Representative Republic wherein we retain our rights as addressed in the Declaration of Independence. And that it remains a land under God’s hand and NOT one of Democratic Socialism!!!