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Monday, December 02, 2013

Clarity, Power, and Purpose For Your Life

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by Pastor Tim Burt


If you have ever seen pictures of a country or city ravaged by war, it is heart breaking to say the least. Everything is broken and beaten down from the buildings, to the infrastructure, to the people. It leaves a wake of destitute people.

Just because a nation hasn't been hit by a physical war, doesn't mean that it isn’t in the midst of a spiritual war. When there is a spiritual assault on any nation – the first clue that this is happening is that there is spiritual and moral confusion and chaos. Ultimately Satan works behind the scenes to confuse people over whom God is and His plan of good and blessing for mankind. Satan accomplishes spiritual and moral confusion and chaos by creating the illusion and acceptance that there are “many gods and many paths to God.” His strategy is then tolerance and acceptance of all religions accept the one true way to God which is through Jesus Christ. Jesus made it clear that there is only one God and one way to God – through Himself declaring, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

You can see spiritual warfare and it's nothing less than obvious! Christianity is persecuted while false religions are accepted. Satan doesn’t care about other religions because they aren’t real and aren’t a threat to him. To the contrary, the are a part of his strategy in leading people away from God.

When Jesus appeared before those possessed by demonic spirits, the demons trembled and cried out in fear at His presence. That is not recorded in history concerning any leaders of any other religion. Why? They were not sent from God, were not God, and were no threat to Satan’s plan. They are not the ones who are going to one day lock Satan up in the eternal lake of fire! When these demons were confronted by Jesus, they recognized Him as the true Son of God and cried out! Matthew 8:29 (NLT) "They began screaming at Him, Why are you interfering with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torture us before God’s appointed time?”  The demons knew exactly who Jesus was! And they knew they have an appointed time to be locked up for good!

Satan’s plan continues by working to discredit God’s Word as the ultimate and final authority for boundaries, law, and moral position – leading us to the place we are at today – in moral chaos and acceptance of evil. Isaiah warned the nations that day would come saying, “Destruction is certain for those who say that evil is good and good is evil." (Isaiah 5:20)  When this happens to a nation, you know it’s a nation and people ravaged by spiritual warfare and totally confused about God, moral righteousness, and His love and desire for good for mankind.

God does not want you confused over who He is, who Jesus is, or over you becoming a child of God. He wants and has good plans for you! Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” You can’t fix the entire world but you can influence it for better. You won’t do that until God influences you for the better. Jesus died, arose, and paid the price for you to be forgiven of your sins, become His child, and be blessed to receive all that God has for you. When you finally get hold of that revelation, you will begin to trust Him and His many promises to you. God says He has good plans for you. Satan would like you to think God has abandoned you – that He has left you “high and dry.” That isn’t the truth! Blessing has always been God’s intent for you and for anyone that would come to know and live for Him.

When you've become a child of God, your prayers are heard by God and become powerful and effective. James 5:16 (NLT) says, "...The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."

There is only one way for a nation that has been spiritually ravished to be restored to its right place in God. That is by the hand of God through His people praying. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) says, "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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

As a Christian, God wants clarity, power, and purpose to be the thrust of your life. You are God's vessel in this earth to pray for our nation as well as the salvation of all mankind. You are not to be confused over the many gods the world proclaims. Tolerance is showing human respect for others beliefs, while love shares the truth that delivers them from living a life under Satan's deception. Understand where moral chaos comes from. Don't just accept it. Live for God and refuse to be a part of it! And be used of God to pray with power and authority for your nation every day!  Our prayers are the only true hope there is! If you want to know how to pray for our nation, click here!

Psalms 33:12 (NIV) "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He chose for His inheritance."

In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt
 


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A Prayer for Our Nation

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by Pastor Tim Burt


A Prayer for Our Nation
by Kenneth Copeland

 Heavenly Father, I come before You in the Name of Jesus on behalf of the United States of America. I pray for a shield of divine protection over this country and for insight and uncovering of all terrorist activity. I rebuke the spirit of fear and terror. It has no place here.

Father, You said the heart of the king is in Your hand, and You turn it whichever way You choose. So I ask You to direct the heart and mind of President  Obama. I pray for the wisdom of God, that he makes the right decisions. I also pray for his divine strength and health. I set myself in agreement with him that we receive these things, in Jesus' Name.

I give thanks that our government is upon Jesus' shoulder, and I hold up in prayer all the men and women in positions of authority over us in any way. I pray that the Spirit of the Lord rests upon them and a hedge of protection surrounds them.

I believe skillful and godly wisdom has entered into their hearts, and knowledge is pleasant to them. Discretion watches over them. Understanding keeps them and delivers them from the way of evil and from evil men. Lord, I believe You give them revelation of Your perfect will, and all their decisions are divinely directed by You.

I thank You, Lord, for bringing change to the politics of our nation. Thank You for changing the voices of influence to speak in agreement with Your Word. I ask You to send laborers, filled with the spirit of wisdom and might, to surround our leaders with godly counsel and insight. I also ask You to remove from positions of authority those who stubbornly oppose righteousness, and replace them with men and women who will follow You and Your appointed course for America.

Your Word declares that "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." I receive Your blessing and declare with my mouth that Your people dwell safely in this land and they prosper abundantly.

You said in Your Word that if Your people would turn from their wicked ways and pray, You would heal the land. So Lord, I repent for the sins of this nation. I ask that You would cleanse us and forgive us for idolatry, witchcraft and every kind of disobedience. Grant this nation a spirit of repentance and cover us with Your mercy. As we turn back to You, Lord, I believe the land is being healed.

As we enter the final hours of the last days, I ask for the spirit of faith, the working of miracles, for signs, wonders, gifts, and demonstrations of the Holy Spirit and power to be in strong operation. Let believers in the United States and in every land be unified to stand strong by faith in Jesus, the Anointed One and His Anointing, that Your glory may be revealed in all the earth.

I thank You that the good news of the gospel is published in our land, and Your Word prevails and grows mightily in the hearts and lives of the people. I declare that Jesus is Lord over these United States!

Thank You, Lord, that these requests come to pass. I believe I receive, in Jesus' Name. Amen!

 
In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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