Listen to “Pray for America.” [Powerpress] February 28, 2015. Message 651.
It’s time to pray for America. The Scripture says, if my people that are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and turn from their wicked ways, I will forgive their sins, and I will heal the land. Second Chronicles 7:14. It is just so important to pray for our nation.
The word also says, that we are to pray for all of those who are in authority that we may lead quiet and peaceable lives. We should pray for the kings, and the leaders. Perhaps you don’t agree with what they might have to say, or what they do, however the Bible says we still must pray.
The Scripture says, men should always pray you never give up. The Bible also says we should always pray with all prayer and supplication and watching their unto with all perseverance we should continue to pray. The Bible has so much to say about simply talking to God. And that is prayer.
Jesus said, when you speak to the mountain for the mountain to be moved, you should pray to your heavenly father who is in secret, and your father who sees in secret, he will reward you openly. So always, every day and in every way, we should be in constant communication with our heavenly father.
Maybe you’ve not seen the answers to prayer like you would like to see. Well, don’t give up and persevere in prayer. Stay with it. Remember that praise is a weapon in the hands of the Lord. The book of Psalms says that praise can exercise vengeance upon the enemies of God. So when you say thank you Lord, thank you Lord, the enemy runs off because he cannot stand it.
So let’s remember to pray for those who are in authority. We will pray for our country. America needs to be healed. Unemployment is very high. People need jobs. The economy is still not very good. Wages are stagnating. The only answer is prayer.
When you have Jesus Christ in your life, you are free indeed. The Bible says if the spirit of the Lord was not upon us, we would be the most miserable of all men. We would not be able to do anything. But because we have the anointing of the high calling and because we have endured until the end, we have the answer to our prayers and we can wait for the answer to come to us.
I think so many times and we pray for people and we don’t get the answer the first time, and we must remember we have got to pray again. Even as Jesus prayed for the blinded eyes of the man who saw the men like trees. And I always say, do you feel better? I want people to tell me they feel better and if they do not, we should pray again, they should receive something as we pray for them through the blood of Jesus Christ, that was shed upon the cross, that everyone of us could have salvation for our soul and the victory for every step we take.
Jesus prayed again for the blind man and then he said, how do you see? And he said I see the men as trees. And then when Jesus prayed one more time, he could see clearly. We understand there is a time and we should be able to grow, and we should continue to be prayed up. And we cannot wait until we get a phone call or a message and somebody would say, “I am in the hospital, and will you pray for me?”
You need to be prayed up and you should be ready to go every moment of every day. We have no guarantee of tomorrow. We do not know the time when we would leave this world. But I know and if we will stand by faith believing we could make heaven our home. We cannot rule and reign throughout eternity through the loving hands of Jesus Christ, and he is chosen to call us. If you will exercise your faith, you are going to get an answer to your prayers. We don’t just take anything, but we will stand upon the word of God, and we can have the victory.
We sing the song, all of the time, the victory is mine. The victory is mine. So the key today is, if you don’t first get your answer to prayer, you don’t need to badger God, but lift your hands and praise the Lord for the answer. There other day I heard a testimony of a man who so desperately needed a home. He did not badger the Lord, but he kept praising the Lord for the answer. And do you know what happened? He got exactly what he asked for. The Lord provided a home for him.
Don’t be afraid. That’s the first thing to remember when you get up in the morning. Don’t be afraid. When you watch the news, when you read the newspapers, and even advertising, is all created to make you do one thing — be afraid. Be very afraid.
We live in a world where terrorist threats are heightened. I’m not saying we should ignore these things, but we cannot be afraid. We cannot live in fear. We must constantly remember the Scripture that says, “No weapon formed against you will prosper.” Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.
I told my husband one day, I’m going to stop watching the news altogether because it’s nothing but fear mongering. The water is bad. The food is bad. The air is bad. No matter what you do, and matter where you turn, everything you do is — wrong. One day coffee is bad for you. The next day coffee is good for you. It seems to be a never ending theme in our world today.
Jesus said, I will never leave you and I will not forsake you. In Psalm 91 the word of the Lord says we will not be afraid of the terror by night nor by the arrow that flies by day. This is the word of the Lord! I choose to believe the good report of his word. I’ve turned off the news. I don’t listen to it anymore.
From the book of Isaiah, the Scripture says you have feared every day because of the fury of the oppressor as if he was ready to destroy, where is the fury of the oppressor? In other words, the Lord is saying you get up every day and you are told to be afraid. Did you see that line? You have been afraid every day because of the fury of the “oppressor.” Well, who was the one that wants to oppress you? Satan.
Then the Lord says to his people, well, you’ve been afraid every day, and are you still hear? Yes, you are. The Lord has cared for you very well. The same God who was brought you to this point will never let you down.
On this podcast I would like to talk about freedom from fear. Are you afraid? Are you filled with anxiety? This is the podcast for you. It is just 15 minutes. This is my message I give to my audience before we begin to take phone calls and a prayer request.
The Lord loves you and he cares about you. You are “predestined” to walk with him. Many people have completely confused the whole idea of “predestination.” It does not mean that some people are predestined to go to hell, and some people are going to go to heaven. Jesus said, whosoever will let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. Jesus says if any man will come unto me, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. So truly the gospel is for — whosoever will.
I don’t care what you have done, and I don’t care where you have been, it really doesn’t matter. Did you know that Moses was a murderer? Did you know that the apostle Paul before he came to Christ. He was a murderer? It is true. God used some real scoundrels in the Scriptures.
Jesus has taken care of the sin issue. Now the Bible says as many as received him to them gave he power to become the sons of God. The ball is in your court. Have you received Christ? Are you thinking that your sins are too great and too large that God somehow cannot forgive you? Is God going to somehow rewrite the Bible for you?
Here’s the deal. Jesus loves you. He cares about you. And he has predestinated you to be adopted to him. Now if you reject that, that’s up to you. But as your friend, And as your TV pastor, I’m telling you, you can come to Jesus right now. It could be abortion, divorce, maybe even murder somewhere in your background, abuse, it really doesn’t matter.
Jesus says come unto me all of you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest. Some going to say one more time God has predestinated that you would walk with him. I believe what the Bible teaches. You must receive Jesus Christ as your Savior. If you will do that, it does not matter what you have done or where you have been, you will be saved and washed in the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now as you listen to my podcast on predestination, I hope I can help you to understand. No one is predestinated to go to hell. The Scripture clearly says, God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. Thanks for stopping by my website.
Remember Jesus loves you. If you had a very rich uncle, and he wanted to leave you millions and millions of dollars, you would be jumping up and down and you would be so happy. Just think about that. Never more to be worried about anything concerning money. Okay. Let me ask you a question.
Let’s say you’ve got all of this money. But you have no peace. You have no joy. The family a squabbling over the money all of the time. Your family members and your friends are always asking you for money. It’s relentless. They never stopped. The government is after the money. Your friends are after the money. People want to take you to court. All of a sudden you just have no peace anywhere.
Now what you think about the money? Well, that is how many of the rich live. So you think to yourself, “I just need some money.” Maybe you don’t need the money as much as you really do need peace and joy and love. Now we come down to the big question. So what really is important in life? Have you ever heard of multimillionaires committing suicide? Many of them do. They have money, but they have no peace. So why would rather you inherit? Would you rather have peace, joy, love, hope, faith and the grace of God in your life? Or would you just like to have the money.
If you said money, that would not be good. Jesus says in the Scriptures, you think you are rich, but you are miserable and you are blind and you are naked. You need the true riches. How do we get the true riches? We inherit that from the kingdom of God. True riches. What if you had more faith? I promise you, you would be happy. If you had the faith to move the mountains, you would be thrilled. Do you know why? Because with faith, nothing is impossible with God.
So this morning on the podcast, I want to talk to you about the true inheritance. The real blessings that come down from glory. I have almost 650 free messages to help you grow in Christ right here on my little website. I would like to thank my staff who was so faithful to update my website and record my opening comments every night. People all over the world can listen in again and study the message in depth. I like to give a little 15 minute message as we open the broadcast every night as we prepare to take the phone calls. Thanks for stopping by.