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Has America experienced a Nineveh reprieve?

It’s important for the body of Christ to properly discern the profound act of God’s grace that is being poured out upon the nation. During 2016 the Holy Spirit kept telling me to pray for a divine intervention for the nation! This election was God’s last chance for America to turn back to God and it would require His divine intervention. God has mightily blessed America, but we forgot Him. Hosea 13:6 describes our condition: “When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me” (NIV).

If you look at the overall picture through a spiritual lens and exclude politics, the 2016 election result was a direct intervention by God in the affairs of men. Everyone was stunned by the flip in the final election result. WHY? For the first time ever, 82% of Christians voted against liberal policies. The Lord mobilized His people and they turned out to vote against abortion, Marxist political correctness and religious persecution. They voted against being pushed back behind the four walls of the Church.

God has intervened in answer to the people’s repentance – the same as when ancient Nineveh repented and was given a reprieve for 150 years. The evil agenda of the powerful elite to destroy democracy and the U.S. constitution has been pushed back.

The Lord spoke to me about 30 years ago during a time of travail for America. He spoke His heart, saying that He desires to send a Nineveh type revival to America. The Prophet Jonah had warned the people of Nineveh what would happen if they did not repent – In forty days Nineveh shall be overthrown in judgment. Nineveh repented and God relented of His judgment. Ancient Nineveh did not experience judgment until 150 years later when future generations forsook God.

Like Jonah, the prophets and watchmen of today are having a hard time with this new outpouring of GRACE. Pride was Jonah’s stumbling block after Nineveh repented. He was concerned about his reputation as a watchman.

Our prayers changed the nation. Something has changed in the spiritual realm! God has rolled back the clock, giving us more time. Judgment has been delayed. God has delayed the New World Order. Satan is having a hissy fit – demonstrating hate through liberal left and its media.

About a year ago, the Lord let me witness a brief SILENCE taking place in the heavenly realm. The Holy Spirit said that God was resetting the clock for end time events. The Lord told me He has heard the prayers of His people and He will intervene. There are two important reasons for such grace to be poured out upon a backslidden nation. First, the great harvest of souls about to come. Secondly, the Jewish nation of Israel needs America and the Church.

God’s timing is precise. According to the Hebrew calendar, 2017 is the 50th Jubilee year, which has historical significance for Israel. Jubilee years usually convey a blessing of God’s favor. In 1967, when Israel responded to its Arab neighbor’s attack; Israel made massive territorial gains capturing the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula up to the Suez Canal. As 2017 begins, America and the Church are being granted a season of grace and truth as a significant Jubilee year begins.

Expect victories over the battles ahead, because the enemy will continue to retaliate such a great setback. Christians must hold the ground the Lord has given the nation, since we are guardians of the harvest.

This new season of GRACE means that TRUTH will once again prevail and we are watching evil being exposed and shaken to its core. WHY? Multitudes of souls are ready to be harvested:

‘Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, go down; for the winepress is full, the vats overflow—for their wickedness is great.’ Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision (Joel 3:13-14).

Stand and restrain evil for the light of God’s glory to prevail against the darkness (Isaiah 60:1-3). The Apostle Paul made reference to Christians restraining evil: 

For the mystery of lawlessness [rebellion against divine authority and the coming reign of lawlessness] is already at work; [but it is restrained] only until he who now restrains it is taken out of the way (2 Thessalonians 2:7, AMP).

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Tribute To A Legal Titan: Justice Antonin Scalia

“The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away.” The nation mourns the loss of a legal titan. Even liberals admired Justice Scalia’s humor, candor, and deep commitment to his country. He was a conservative hero driven by his Catholic faith and trust in the Constitution. In a 50/50 country, he was a veteran for the nation’s cultural war; one who struggled to protect the world’s longest-surviving Constitution. It was a fight to which Scalia gave 30 brave years.

President Obama deliberately chose not to attend Justice Scalia’s funeral. Refusing to attend the funeral does more than insult the memory of a life-long public servant. Many call it a failure to perform a basic presidential duty, shirking his responsibility to the nation.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama were among the more than 6,000 people who paid tribute to Scalia at the Supreme Court building on Friday. His casket rested on a funeral bier that first held President Abraham Lincoln’s casket after his assassination. Thousands of people paid their final respects on Saturday in a funeral Mass conducted by his son, Father Paul Scalia, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Father Paul celebrated the conservative leader’s devotion to his faith and family.

The sudden death last weekend of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has caused a firestorm of concern and political divide in Washington and across the country. The danger to America if an Obama nominee is confirmed cannot be overstated. With less than a year remaining in Obama’s lame duck presidency, Senate Republican leaders have vowed to refuse to take action on any nominee that President Obama puts forward.

Republicans cannot let liberals do through the gavel what they could not do through the ballots. “Persuade your fellow citizens it’s a good idea and pass a law,” Justice Scalia once said. “That’s what democracy is all about.” And it is that same democracy that gives the people the right to choose, through their next president, who should take Scalia’s chair.

Some are speculating that President Obama, who quickly announced he will name a successor to Scalia “in due time,” might even try a recess appointment if his nominee is not confirmed.

For the Left, this is an opportunity to impose a liberal agenda on the nation for perhaps as many as 40 years. For the Right, it will determine whether conservatives will have the power to stop an agenda they believe is proving ruinous to the country — economically, legally and morally. The stakes could not be higher.

Justice Scalia summarized his constitutional philosophy in a May 2011 interview with California Lawyer magazine: “…..Legislatures enact things called laws. You don’t need a constitution to keep things up-to-date. All you need is a legislature and a ballot box. You don’t like the death penalty anymore, that’s fine. You want a right to abortion? There’s nothing in the Constitution about that. But that doesn’t mean you cannot prohibit it. Persuade your fellow citizens it’s a good idea and pass a law. That’s what democracy is all about. It’s not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society.”

Urge Your Senators Not To Rush Into Confirming A New Supreme Court Justice 

We are living in the middle of a holocaust of the unborn, and the President and his party have proven themselves committed to continuing it. Any Supreme Court Justice they back will also be committed in the same way. 

It will make a difference for you to call your own two US Senators and assure them that you will stand with them in this vital battle. If your senators are Democrats, insist that they allow the national elections to show which direction the American people want the Supreme Court to take.

The Constitution provides an important check on imperial executive power. The Senate is exercising that check right now by protecting the People’s rights in the electoral process on a generation-shaping decision: who replaces the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

A call to your U.S. senators today is a way to safeguard America, as we know it. Our future is in our hands at this moment, but we must act now.

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Black Lives Matter Sunday (Dec. 14th)

Church of God in Christ Calls for Black Lives Matter Sunday

America is racially divided and needs the Church to heal its divisions. Great strides have been made in civil rights and racial reconciliation over the past century, of course, but America still experiences racial divisions. If the Church of Jesus Christ cannot unite at this hour, how can we expect America to be united, when it has no spiritual foundation for unity?

Because black lives matter, and because America needs the Church to heal its lingering racial divisions, we ask I ask that churches everywhere to join the Church of God in Christ on Sunday, December 14, 2014, and pray for the following things: 

  • Pray during the service that God would bless the ministries of multicultural churches, enlarging their territory through Spirit-guided influence on the communities where they minister.
  • Pray that God would unite the hearts of all Spirit-filled believers, so that together, we would become a Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings (Isaiah 58:12) in our nation.
  • Pray for law enforcement and judicial officers, especially Spirit-filled believers among them, that they would be servants of justice, reconciliation, and peace in the communities they serve.

Observing Black Lives Matter Sunday may seem controversial to some because of deep disagreement over the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. Perhaps we could lay aside personal convictions that would bring further division within the Church or within America. We can find points of unity and cooperation across racial lines by affirming the value of black lives and by praying for unity in our churches and our society this Sunday, December 14.

Let’s join together in observing Black Lives Matter Sunday with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Finally, at this Christmas season, may we take to heart once again the glorious announcement of the angel that the birth of Jesus is good news that will cause great joy for all the people (Luke 2:10, emphasis added)!

Note: The Pentecostal movement, to which both Church of God in Christ and the Assemblies of God belong, traces a large portion of its spiritual genealogy to the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles, California, at the start of the twentieth century. In that revival, led by a godly black man named William J. Seymour, the Spirit of Jesus Christ powerfully knit together the hearts of people who attended, regardless of race and ethnicity. For a shining moment at Azusa Street, when the surrounding culture was segregated by color, the color line was washed away in the Blood, as Frank Bartleman famously put it. Unfortunately, the forces of segregation reasserted themselves among white Pentecostals, and for many decades thereafter, they allowed the spirit of Jim Crow into their churches.

(Statement of Assemblies of God General Superintendent George O. Wood)

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Gov. Jindal Invites Pastors to Join Him in LA to Pray

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will host a major event for Christian Pastors called, “The Response-Louisiana: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis.” It will be held January 24th, 2015 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.

Over 100,000 evangelical pastors are being invited by American Renewal Project leader David Lane. On January 24, 2015 Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will host “The Response-Louisiana: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis.” As we fast and pray for America, we hope that you will join us at this special event, held at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.

In addition to this Saturday event, we’re planning something special for the Friday too. We are asking 63,000 Evangelical pastors to begin praying to discern if God is calling you to run for political office in 2016.
Governor Jindal’s prominent attendees include Oklahoma Senator-Elect James Lankford, former congressman J.C. Watts, Pastor Rob McCoy (who is narrowly losing his race for a seat in the California Assembly) and Dr. Bruce K. Waltke, Old Testament Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Regent College. He’ll be teaching the pastors about “Proverbs and Politics.”

This important national message has been sent to you from Ruth Schofield, founder of the Washington Report and Embassy for World Peace, Washington, D.C.

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7-7-7 Prayer for Third Great Awakening

Anne Graham Lotz & Southern Baptist Convention president call for urgent prayer for a Third Great Awakening.

(Washington, D.C.)–Two prominent Christian leaders have issued calls for Christ-followers to faithfully pray and fast for the Lord to bring about a Third Great Awakening in America, to purify and mature the Church, and to reach the lost with the Gospel before the Second Coming. We pray that believers will truly heed the wisdom of these two leaders and turn their hearts to the Lord in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14 and the Book of Joel.
Dr. Ronnie Floyd, the internationally-respected senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas and newly-elected this month as President of the Southern Baptist Convention, is one of the leaders making prayer for a Third Great Awakening a top priority, in this case for one of the world’s largest evangelical denominations. Dr. Floyd shares this message to the nation: “Yes, America is in big trouble. And yes, there are serious troubles inside the Church. But the Scriptures are clear: Jesus Christ is sovereign, and He is good. His lovingkindness is everlasting. He is coming soon. And we must be ready. May you and I be “joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12) until we see our Savior face to face.
During this year’s National Day of Prayer, Anne Graham Lotz shared from the Book of Joel, chapter one, on the theme, “The Day of the Lord is at hand.” She warned that before Christ returns, which she believes is drawing very close, God will bring judgment to America.
Anne is spear-heading a summer prayer movement. She writes, “In obedience to the Lord, I am blowing the trumpet…sounding the alarm…issuing a national prayer initiative entitled 7 7 7: An Urgent Call to Prayer. The Call is for God’s people to pray for each of the first seven days in the seventh month—July 1-7. Then on the 7th day, July 7, we are to pray and fast for 7 hours. The purpose is…

  • For God the Father to restrain, protect, and deliver His people from the evil that has come into our world.
  • For God the Son to be exalted, magnified, and glorified in His church, in our nation, and in our lives.
  • For God the Holy Spirit to fall on us in a fresh way, compelling the church to repent of sin and our nation to return to faith in the living God, resulting in a great national spiritual awakening.

Sign up now to receive prayers Anne has written specifically for each day, July 1 through July 7, that will help us be united with one voice and one spirit as together we cry out to God.

Compiled by: Ruth Schofield

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Upcoming National Prayer Events

United we stand, divided we fall!
These critical times demand that we stand on the prayer wall day and night, since our lives depend upon it! America is at a pivotal time in history and only a great spiritual revival will spare the nation from judgment. God has been trying to wake up America to spare us from more judgment. By joining with others for these upcoming prayer events, you will be uniting with praying people across the nation and around the globe.

Global Call to Pray and Fast for USA (April 30 – May 1)
Global teams are calling for prayer and fasting from 30 April – 1 May 2014. “Warwick Marsh from Australia said, ‘Today we are calling the nations of the world to join in prayer and fasting with our brothers and sisters in Christ in the USA. Last year we had people from 28 nations join with us. This year we are believing for 100 nations to join us in prayer and fasting for the USA.’

David Rowsome from Australia said, ‘The Motto ‘In God We Trust’ is the foundation for America’s success. We thank God for America and pray for the healing of your land and the restoration of your foundations. We are asking God to answer our prayers for transformation in the USA and to inspire the nations of the world to join with us in prayer and fasting for America for 48 hours from April 30th to May 1st 2014.’”

April 30th is America’s National Day of Repentance (NDOR). Visit: http://www.dayofrepentance.org. April 30th is the 225th anniversary of George Washington’s inauguration as a devout Christian president and the 151st anniversary of Lincoln’s day of ‘humiliation, prayer and fasting’ held during the devastating times of the Civil War.

Join citizens across America for a time of repentance. Visit: www.nationaldayofprayer.com.au/america

63rd Annual National Day of Prayer (May 1st)

The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer across America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness within the culture. Visit: http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org

‘Washington A Man of Prayer’ Event (May 7th)
Pastor Dan Cummins would like to invite you to participate in a special webcast from inside the U.S. Capitol. Join with members of congress including Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Mike McIntyre, former Governor Mike Huckabee and more as they gather in Statuary Hall to commemorate George Washington and his commitment to prayer. The event will be webcast to homes and churches all across America via Daystar Television Network. Visit: http://washingtonamanofprayer.com/

USA Solemn Assembly (July Fourth Week)
We urge the President of the United States, Members of the U. S. Congress, and all national and state officials, to call for and join all Americans in a national day of special prayer, fasting and repentance with spiritual leaders and lay people in America during the week of July 4th, 2014. Set aside a special time that is convenient and unite together to fast and pray for America to experience a great spiritual awakening. Joel 2:16-17 describes how God instructed His people to return to him for Grace…. “Gather the people; consecrate the congregation; assemble the leaders; gather the children……let the priests who serve the Lord, stand weeping between the porch and the altar.” Visit: http://www.embassyforworldpeace.org

Prayer 7.14.14
“A call to gather in every state in America on 7-14-14 for prayer, fasting, and heartfelt repentance! Visit: http://prayer7-14-14.com/index.html

Operation Prayer Shield (5-Mins. Each Day)
Millions offering up (at least) 5-Mins of prayer every day will create a “prayer shield” over the nation. We invite you to fast and pray for America to experience a great spiritual awakening. Restoring a “prayer shield” over the nation will return God’s grace so the land can be healed. It will take millions standing in the gap for America to wake up as ancient Nineveh did! The Lord God Almighty is seeking to get our attention, drawing people across the nation to stop business as usual and offer up prayers of repentance. Visit: http://www.embassyforworldpeace.org

Through Snow, Ice, and Frigid Cold– 40th March for Life a Success!

This year’s March for Life marked the 41st anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision in the famed ‘Roe v. Wade’ case that affirmed a woman’s right to an abortion.

The march rolled through the nation’s snow-covered, bitterly cold capital Wednesday with thousands of hardy souls chanting, marching and listening to speakers press their case against abortion rights. “We may be freezing, but we are freezing for the best cause in the world,” Patrick Kelly, chairman of the march, said to loud applause on the National Mall. The great numbers of young people were astounding. Marchers chanted as they marched: “Hey, hey, ho, ho, abortion has got to go,” and “We love babies, yes we do, we love babies, how about you?!” The weather did shut out many participants expecting to fly into Washington. It also stopped some D.C.–bound tour buses.

A true model of faithful action can be seen in the Annual March for Life which has been occurring for 41 years on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Participants convened in Washington, D.C. several days ahead of the march to perform their priestly duty, holding prayer vigils and conduct mass in several areas of the nation’s capital. Tuesday, many marchers conducted a human “Memorial-Die-In” outside the White House representing unborn fetus’ that have died.

On Wednesday they marched from the White House to the U. S. Supreme Court, upholding the pro-life message and demonstrating their opposition to abortion. The religious leaders of this great movement held political press conferences to address government leaders and educate the general public on the vital biblical message of re-establishing a pro-life culture, not a culture of death, in our society. Similar rallies were being conducted simultaneously across the country and the sanctity of life message is reinforced all year long by numerous anti-abortion movements.

Proactive movements such as this are certainly an invitation to standup and be counted for Jesus Christ. Typically, 250,000 Catholics, Pentecostals and Evangelicals come to Washington, D. C. during January in the frigid cold weather to conduct the annual March for Pro-Life–about half are youth. They are united and agree in the same basic fundamental doctrines of the Church establishment. Even though they may differ over techniques and other superficial things, Christians must unite and work together by emphasizing areas of agreement. When this happens, the Church becomes a supernaturally powerful force.

New changes for the pro-life agenda include beefing up its Washington office with a full-time lobbyist and social media manager who will reach out to evangelicals, a big and politically active constituency. The focus this year will be combating the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, which requires most companies to provide free contraceptive coverage to employees. Abortion opponents say that some covered services are tantamount to abortion. Through Dr. James Dobson and other speakers, the march promoted the idea of “noble adoption” as an alternative to abortion. The spotlight on adoption dovetails with new focus within the anti-abortion movement on crisis pregnancy centers, which urge women to carry their pregnancy to term.

Every genuine move of God throughout history has resulted when men and women pray and fearlessly act in faith. This is the essence of the “salt and light” message for the Church. Activists within the Church become a model of the Kingly role for the believer and fervent, effectual prayer assures the Hand of God might be moved to open the iron gates and set captives free (Isaiah 45:1-3).

Article by:  Ruth Schofield

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First Amendment Rights Violated!

American citizens should not have to live in fear of a prison sentence merely for disagreeing with the government’s opinion. All Americans should remain free to honor God in our lives and in our work. The government has no business threatening Americans with jail time for simply exercising their constitutionally-protected freedoms of religion and speech. Every American, whatever you think about this issue, should fear a government that ignores the First Amendment in order to exercise this kind of power over its citizens. (Following Reports are from the Family Research Council — frc.org) 

COLORADO BAKER FACES PRISON OVER SAME-SEX WEDDING CAKE

Dec. 12, 2013–Jack Phillips is a baker who declined to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because his Christian belief is that marriage exists only between a man and woman. Now a Colorado judge has ordered him to bake cakes for same-sex marriages, and if Phillips refuses, he could go to jail.

Phillips owns a small business, Masterpiece Cakeshop, in Lakewood, Colorado. A homosexual couple-Charlie Craig and David Mullins-visited Phillips’s store on July 19, 2012, asking him to bake them a cake to celebrate their wedding. Although the Colorado Constitution defines marriage as between only one man and one woman, these men claimed to have been already married in Massachusetts and wanted to celebrate the wedding in Colorado.

Craig and Mullins complained to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. On Dec. 6, 2013, an administrative law judge-Robert Spencer-ruled that Masterpiece Cakeshop and Jack Phillips violated Colorado’s anti-discrimination law. Spencer ordered Phillips to bake cakes celebrating gay marriage for any other parties that ask for such a cake in the future. Read More…..

FINDING JESUS AT THE AIR FORCE

Dec. 13, 2013–This Christmas, it’s not away in a manger, it’s away goes the manger. That was the case at Shaw Air Force base, where a plastic baby Jesus almost caused an international incident. The installation’s nativity, which was an annual tradition, was abruptly moved when a group of Airmen supposedly complained that the display amounted to an endorsement of religion.

Today, the holy family is back in its rightful place — the victim of an Obama Pentagon overreach that Shaw officials say has since been corrected. According to theSouth Carolina base, commanders were never alerted to the problem by the Airmen themselves but by the Defense Department, which was acting on a missive from the anti-Christian crusaders at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF). Within hours, Pentagon officials ordered Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus to be put under wraps. Shaw officials had a better idea: moving the manger to the chapel. Until then, the scene had to be covered in a tarp — lest more Airmen be traumatized. Read More….

CROSS EYED IN VETERANS’ CASE

Dec. 13, 2013–In California, atheists are waging war in some pretty high places — 822 feet above San Diego, to be exact. There, in a beautiful memorial overlooking the ocean, rises a tall white cross. For decades, it’s stood on that spot as a peaceful guard to the legacy of our soldiers. Two thousand seven hundred plaques sit in its shadow–memorials to men and women who fought for the very freedom the Mount Soledad cross represents. But the Left, which apparently has nothing better to do than complain about a few acres of public property, is doing everything it can to bulldoze the display.

Since 1989, liberals have gone out of their way to be offended by the Memorial, which has culminated in an explosive, quarter-century lawsuit. This week, the case took another turn, as a federal judge had no choice but to order the famous cross to be removed from the memorial. As FRC’s Ken Klukowski explains in a new Breitbart column, Judge Larry Alan Burns seemed to choke up as he read the edict declaring the cross an unconstitutional endorsement of Christianity. He, like most of us, is no doubt saddened by the precedent of the Ninth Circuit, which binds his hands under its radical interpretation of the Establishment Clause. Read More….

(Articles: Family Research Council)

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God has heard the cry of His people!

Last spring, the Lord gave me this Word for the Church – God has heard the cry of His people! Even though, we are surrounded by enemies, from within and without, who desire to see the destruction of America — God’s people have obeyed 2 Chronicles 7:14 to humble themselves and pray and He has heard their cry!  (Posted on my Blog May 18, 2013: washdcreport)

“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” Says the Lord of hosts.

Notice this word in Zechariah 4:6 is addressed by the Lord of hosts. The hosts are the armies of God, the omnipotent “Lord God Almighty.” Jesus Christ is the commander-in-chief over the heavenly host. Revelation 12:7-9 is just one reference where the heavenly hosts do battle against Satan and his army. Isaiah 14:4-17 records Lucifer’s fall from heaven.

At a time when many believe the midnight hour on God’s prophetic clock is fast approaching, “God’s prophet” – famed evangelist Billy Graham – is praying America will experience another “great spiritual awakening.” Major evangelists are joining Billy Graham — his son Franklin Graham, Africa’s Reinhard Bonnke, Greg Laurie, Chuck Smith, Banning Liebscher and others. They are all turning their attention toward America in the hope of helping ignite an end-time awakening.

International evangelist Reinhard Bonnke – whose ministry records 72 million people responding to the call of salvation in Africa and elsewhere – says God told him the time has come for “a mighty wave of salvation to sweep the USA.”

I have often shared the same word the Lord gave me 25 years ago about America and Nineveh — the Lord spoke that He would like to send a Nineveh-type revival to America…….

Billy Graham has also compared America to the ancient city of Nineveh, the lone superpower of its time. When the prophet Jonah finally traveled to Nineveh and proclaimed God’s warning, the people repented and escaped judgment. Evangelist Greg Laurie agrees. “I think in many ways America is like Nineveh. The wickedness of Nineveh was so great that God effectively said it was recognized up in heaven – ‘the sin of Nineveh has come before me’ – and I believe America is at such a state.” Laurie said Graham “is a prophetic voice, and to me it’s like Isaiah or Jeremiah standing up and telling our nation what we need to do.”

Believing that America, like Nineveh, also has a window of time to repent and return to God, Billy Graham’s evangelistic outreach, My Hope America, is scheduled for the week of Nov. 7th, his 95th birthday. Across America, 16,000 churches have already signed up to participate.  For more information visit:  http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/94-year-old-billy-grahams-warning-for-america/

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For, without God a nation is no longer safe!

We are all grateful for the protective Hand of God which was very present at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. last week, when a heavily armed gunman was seized after shooting the operations manager at the front door. The FBI also warned that there was another ministry’s headquarters on his hit list. These evil incidences which have happened with regularity across America are another reminder of the desperate need for spiritual transformation in our society. Outlawing guns will never stop those who have an evil intent. There is an ongoing prayer wall at the Family Research Council and many other ministries at the Nation’s Capital. Millions also pray for America’s protection.

But, time seems to be running out!  Has America’s hedge of protection been removed? During one of my interviews with Senator Mitch McConnell, several years ago, the senator made this comment  about America’s readiness against an  incoming enemy attack:  “The only shield of protection America has is a prayer shield.” This inspired me to launch “Operation Prayer Shield”, asking people to pray at least five-minutes each day for the nation’s protection. We recommend praying Psalm 91 out loud, placing America in the first person context. More on Operation Prayer Shield…..

How many warnings has God already given America in this 21st Century?  In 2001, the September 11th attack at the World Trade Center in New York City and the U.S. Pentagon was America’s first wake-up call. In 2006, Hurricane Katrina wiped out New Orleans; 2008, the collapse of the U.S. economy, the crash of Wall Street, the Great Recession; 2009, a first ever terrorist attack inside a U.S. military base in Ft. Hood, TX; 2010, tornadoes and flooding increased; 2011-2012, drought, fires, floods increased, affecting the nation’s food supply; and civilian mass shootings increased.

America desperately needs to be restored to the God of its Founding Fathers. The 9/11 warning only turned people back to God for a few short months.

Is America facing a Nineveh moment?  In his newest book Implosion, author Joel Rosenberg asks, “Is America facing a ‘Jonah’ moment, or a ‘Nahum’ moment?” The ancient city of Nineveh had two warnings from Yahweh. The first time, they repented and were spared from extinction. The second time, they did not respond with repentance and they were destroyed.

Twenty five years ago the LORD spoke a word to me that He desired to spare the nation like He did Nineveh. I was in the middle of taping television programs on Capitol Hill, when the Holy Spirit answered my grieving spirit for the nation, “I want to send America a Nineveh-type revival.”

The message Jonah was to deliver was simple: “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” (Jonah 3:4) The King of Assyria responded with repentance for the entire kingdom. “So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them.” (Jonah 3:5-7) Mercy is received in verse 10, “Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.”

Nineveh was spared from God’s wrath for over 150 years, until once again their wickedness reached Heaven’s throne. The LORD’s second warning came from a different Hebrew prophet, named Nahum. Yet this time the people of Nineveh did not turn from their wicked ways and start fasting and repenting. Instead, the judgment of God came upon the people, and in 612 B.C. the city of Nineveh was utterly destroyed. (Nahum chapters 2 and 3)

We need to ask: Has America crossed the line of God’s mercy?  In America, during this present hour, millions are fasting and praying into 2 Chronicles 7:14, asking the LORD to restore the nation. What is the motive behind our crying out to God? Is it based on just getting the right leaders in the 2012 election, and then returning to “business as usual”? We cannot assume that a great number of people praying, means we will touch the Throne of God’s grace and receive a pass on judgment.

It appears that we are the generation which prefers to have their ears tickled. Who is listening to the prophets speaking the same warnings God sent to Nineveh? We hear the news about our crops drying up, and cattle being sold off because there isn’t any way to feed them all. Do we consider we are the next victims in the food chain?

America has seen two great revivals in its history. During the First Great Awakening and the Second Great Awakening millions repented of their sins, accepted salvation in Jesus Christ, began to read the Bible and obey the word of the Lord.

What is this church generation asking the Lord to do? Let’s examine the motives of our heart, to see if they are pleasing to the heart of Jesus. We need to be “crying out” for the LORD to cleanse the Church of Jesus Christ. “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?” (1 Peter 4:17)

Are spiritual leaders willing to repent for the failures of the secular-driven, materialistic Church?  Or, are we like the lukewarm Laodiceans who were deceived by their own pride? Unless America has a genuine turning back to God, a Christ-Awakening; we may very well suffer the fate of the Ninevites during the time of Nahum. It is more than coincidental that the Arab terrorists who attacked America on 9/11 were descendants of the Assyrians, who originated from the ancient city of Nineveh in northern Iraq, not too far from their border with Iran. And now the Ayatollahs are saber-rattling, calling for the destruction of the United States as well as Israel.

Pray for the “fire” of the Holy Spirit to cleanse the Church of Jesus Christ. Society will only be transformed when the Church becomes “salt” and “light”. We are in the last season of “world evangelism”. Are we praying for the end time harvesting of the nations? Let’s preserve America for the work of Kingdom of God! (Psalm 2:8)

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