CHPP To Heal a Nation Sunday, July 10, 2016
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To Heal a Nation
Sunday, July 10, 2016
"Standing Together in the Kingdom of God . . .
Under the Cross of Christ"
"But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors-their unfaithfulness and their hostility toward me, which made me hostile toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies-then when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they pay for their sin, I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land." (Leviticus 26:40-42 NIV)
"...do not use your freedom as a covering for evil..." (I Peter 2:16)
How God Gave Us this Revelation
Dear Saints of the Most High God,
Greetings to each one of you today in the Name that is above all names: Jesus Christ, Our Savior, Messiah, and Lord.
Below please find a strategy of prayer that Abba released to us, as our local team of CHPP prayer warriors assembled at the American Center for Prayer and Revival near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
This meeting was convened as part of our ongoing watch of prayer, every Friday, offering intercession for Congress during this election year. However, due to the horrific news coming out of Dallas, Texas, at that time, the burden of the Lord moved us to a new place of intercession, and we simply waited upon Him to know how we should lift up prayers in the aftermath of the deaths of the five police officers, and seven others wounded the night before. . .
As we waited upon Him, the Lord's presence was very heavy upon us, as we entered into prayer.
We began praying (as all of you have been doing), asking God to comfort those who grieve, to heal those who were wounded, to strengthen the hearts of the law enforcement officers in Dallas and across the nation, and to heal the bitterness among us.
We continued to cry out - some were in tears - and suddenly, Abba gave me a revelation: He showed me the root cause of the violence that had suddenly broken out on the streets of our nation the past 48 hours!
The document below will explain all that our Lord revealed: the cause, our reply, His promise in coming days if we obey His precepts . . .
The next day, I shared our revelation with Pastor Jeff Daly (Founder, National Day of Repentance) and he immediately "jumped," saying "the whole nation needs to get this!"
So, with Pastor Jeff's encouragement, we lovingly share these words with you. We are most grateful that Jeff worked with us to generate this document; and our own prayer follows his writing.
May you each be blessed now as read and pray through the words that follow.
To God be the Glory. He will NEVER leave us nor forsake us.
In His Service,
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
To Heal a Nation
THE ENEMY COMES IN WHEN WE OPEN A DOOR
Has our Lord shown us a way of escape from our pain?
Sin opens a door for the enemy of our souls to enter in, whether it is a person or a nation.
Any Providential covering over the United States has been ripped apart given the past decisions of the Supreme Court including abortion, same sex marriage, and government mandated health care. Decisions of the Congress and the President, including decking out the White House in LGBT colors, have also shredded any Providential covering. God is not mocked. The favor He gave in His miracles to found this nation for His Destiny to spread His Liberty to all nations has now been withdrawn. We are losing a spiritual battle.
Fully exposed now to spiritual principalities which are the enemy of Christ, another door to a perilous attack on our nation was opened last week by the decision of the Director of the FBI, James Comey, in finding no fault in the reckless exposure of top secrets by the former Secretary of State. In his statement, the FBI Director also failed to include in his analysis her blatant lies under oath before Congress. The rule of law, and justice, a foundation of the Lord's throne, was ignored. Instead of obeying the law of the land, as outlined in our Constitution and various statutes related to national security, Director Comey ruled on his own "whim."
"Righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne." (Psalm 97:2)
God is not mocked. The wall of protection over this nation was breached, and the enemy quickly flooded in.
With this opening, within hours Satan attacked. He struck our nation with the senseless killing of two black men by policemen in St. Paul, MN and in Baton Rouge, LA. Next, five policemen were killed and seven more injured in the massacre that followed on the streets of Dallas, and now protests throughout the nation have followed, threatening more violence. (Last night there was a massive protest in Minneapolis, and 102 were arrested.)
Where will this stop? How can this end?
The answer lies in the Word of God.
More horrific attacks on our nation can be expected unless we turn to the Living God for His mercy and His specific instructions as to how our once Godly nation can return to come under His Providential wings. These instructions are found in His Holy Word, in (Leviticus 26:40-42 NIV):
"But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors-their unfaithfulness and their hostility toward me, which made me hostile toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies-then when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they pay for their sin, I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land."
So, Step One is REPENTANCE.
But there is another step we can all take tonight, as we consider our current condition: ACTION.
This step is a strategy for healing of the land based upon Exodus 15: 23-26 where the children of Israel found bitter water at Marah. They were a people without hope, having wandered in a waterless wilderness for three days. Yet, when they found water, alas, it was poisonous and hence could not be drunk. When Moses cried to the Lord for help, the Lord showed him a tree. [a "branch" - a foreshadowing of Christ Himself.] When Moses cast the tree into the waters, the bitter waters became sweet and the people were saved. "So he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet." (Exodus 15:25)
Today, in our nation, the waters of the land are bitter. There is strife, hatred, distrust and fear on all fronts. But if we, as His people, repent, forgive those in authority who have allowed the RULE OF LAW TO COLLAPSE, and turn to our God, will He not touch our land with His Branch - our Messiah - once again and turn these bitter waters to become "sweet?"
And as we obey Him with these three steps (repent, forgive, trust), God promises an additional ordinance:
"If you will diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God and will do that which is right in His sight, and will give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon you which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that heals you." (Exodus 15:26)
May we each now repent personally and as a nation for failing to hear the voice of the Lord and to do what is right in His sight, giving ear to His commandments and keeping all His statutes.
Until there is a cry as loud among believers in Christ in this nation as the cry of Moses in the desert the water will remain bitter.
Pastor Jeff Daly
National Day of Repentance
Sara C. Ballenger
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
Lord God, we come before Your Throne of Grace today, seeking mercy for our nation in this hour of need.
1. We ask that You FORGIVE FBI Director James Comey for the statement he made to the nation on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
2. We REPENT that the RULE OF LAW was abandoned on that date, allowing the Spirit of Lawlessness to rule temporarily over our people instead.
3. We REPENT of the bitter waters that have now flooded our land, and we ask You to forgive the members of BlackLivesMatter and all who fund them, as well as other instigators, for they know not what they do.
4. Father God, as Moses turned to You at the waters of Marah, we join You in touching these waters - the waters in the United States of America - with the Branch, our Messiah.
5. We thank You for cleansing and healing these waters again, and for restoring what the locust has eaten in our nation.
6. We ask You to restore the United States Constitution as the law of our land, and to move upon the hearts of our governing leaders to take action, so that the wrongs committed can be made right.
7. Finally, Lord God, we make a COVENANT with You today to obey Your law, and Your law only, in our lives and to teach Your law, the Word of God, to our children and to our children's children.
In the name of Jesus Christ we offer this prayer, amen.
"Now . . . everyone who had knowledge and understanding- these joined with their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse and an oath to walk in God's Law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the Lord our Lord, and His ordinances and His statutes." (Nehemiah 10:28d,29)