Praying for America–Countdown to Pentecost Sunday.

prayer warThen he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for, from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. “Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.” When he had spoken such words to me, I turned my face toward the ground and became speechless. (Dan 10:12-15 NKJ)

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Eph 6:12 NKJ)

The angel Gabriel gave Daniel insight into the spiritual reality of the warfare playing out in the heavenly realms.   This reality reproduced in the earth, Daniel taken captive by the Babylonian King, saw the rise of the Persian empire, with the Greeks waiting in the wings. What does America look like in the spiritual realm and how can we affect this dimension through prayer? What we see in flesh and blood, therefore, is only a manifestation of something that can go far deeper. The rhetoric of greatness that no man can provide because only God is great. If we desire greatness, then we should desire God.

Though we live in a three-dimensional, temporal, material world, we should realize that as a child of God, I have been invited to warfare in a far greater spiritual dimension. One where there is a hierarchy of power both good and evil, an institutional malevolence that permeates every aspect of our society and systemic corruption of truth, the roots of which can be found way back into the eons of time. So as we pray, be open to the Spirit’s leading and guiding and take nothing for granted, the future of America  may depend upon it.

 

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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