a great victory
By Sandra Moats
Many Christians consider the election of Donald Trump as President
of the United States a great victory. He stands for the will of the
people who have been deeply concerned with the direction America has
been taking. Through he has walked through a tough battle, and defied
the odds, the battle has just begun to take back America, and as he
has said to “make it great again”. The election was like a great
earthquake across our nation, shaking it to the very core of our
roots. Christian leaders across this nation rose up to lead our nation
in prayer as never before in modern day history in the United States.
But, this is just the beginning of the battle that lies ahead in order
to regain our Christian foundation values for this country.
Many pastors have called for the flocks they oversee to get on
their knees and pray for America. God has certainly taken notice of
our hearts turning back to Him in areas where we have ignored previous
warnings as a nation. Even though the voice of the people has been an
election victory, we must stay on our knees for just as in the
natural, when a great earthquake shakes the country it strikes; there
is likely for a tsunami to follow. And so it is in the spiritual
realm. Tsunamis are made up of a series of timed large waves with calm
periods. So it is in the spiritual realm of America right now, with
liberals planning their path to regain the country’s direction.
This is not the time to relax! 1Th 5:5-6. Christians, this is the
time to bear down in prayer for our families and nation. This is the
time to join hands with other Christians across denominations in
prayer for our nation. This is not the time to disagree among us over
man-made doctrines, but to join hands in prayers for our country and
Sometime ago I saw an old cowboy and Indians movie. While it was
playing I was deeply impressed that this principle I was looking at
was actually one that fits into Scripture. The solders were waging war
with the Indians. They had no protection, so they dug trenches and got
into them, so that they then had cover while they waged battle. The
trenches that were dug during the election in America were the
beginning trenches of prayer.
There was another part in that movie that I found interesting.
They sent men out of the trenches to draw the enemy their way. Eph
6:18. They would catch their attention and ride their horses back to
the trenches. After reaching the trenches, they jumped off their
horses and joined those in the trenches to fight along side of them.
Then those in the trenches shot down the enemy as they came to them.
That principle is a war strategy for Christians to think about as
we wage spiritual battle for the direction of our country. We need to
send Christians into areas such as political positions of influence,
where they must enter and then run back to those in the trenches for
the prayer cover to gain the victory for our nation. Ps 10:15-17.
Building trenches of prayer is a need within every church in
America. Building them alone will not gain the victory for our nation.
Jumping in those trenches and attending prayer meetings are a
necessity. We must join hands with others who are in prayer trenches,
so those trenches are joined across denominational lines and rooted
within America. Ro 12:12.
Churches who refuse to pray with other churches are ignoring the
rising tsunami that is coming for America. God is not interested in
Christian competition or opinions. Competition and opinions only pave
the way for the rising tsunami in this nation. Do you really think
those who have worked for years to turn America in other directions
rather than a Christian nation will give up? We are merely in the
stage where the liberal tsunami is preparing and rising. If Christians
leave the trenches now our nation will become a nation of the past.
This victory does not rely on a President or his cabinet, but it
relies on the repentance and prayers of God’s people in the trenches
who are praying.
For those of you already in the prayer trenches, stay in the
prayer trenches, dig down deeper with prayer; and read your Bible. Mt
26:41. For those of you who are not in the trenches, find one. In your
home you can lead your family into the prayer trenches. Join together
daily as a family in repentance and prayer. Open your home for a
prayer meeting with other families.
Reach out to other Christians who are in the trenches praying, and
work to build a strong working network of prayer within our nation.
Throughout the Decision America Tour, Franklin Graham led hundreds of
thousands of Americans in prayers of repentance for their individual
sins, the sins of their families and the sins of the nation. “Because
the only hope for America is if God’s people repent of their sins and
call upon His Name,” Franklin said. Take a few minutes today to search
your own heart and to ask God for forgiveness.
A lesson should have been learned following 9/11. Christians
flocked to the churches. There was much prayer for our nation. But
three months later our church attendance and prayer groups were back
to where they were before 9/11. The warning was ignored. We had a time
to prepare and dig trenches, but instead Christians floated back to
normal life and our nation has walked into no longer being a Christian
nation. We can again be a Christian nation if we will turn from our
wicked ways and seek His face. The promise is He will heal our land. I
Pastors it is important for you to lead your flocks in taking
hands with other pastors in your city or town. I Peter 4:8. It doesn’t
mean you have to believe everything the same, but we can all agree in
the fact that Jesus is the way to the Father. John 14:6. Christians
must not be fragmented, but rather joined together in prayer for our
Brothers and sisters, God alone holds the destiny of America in
His hands, but He has made a way for us to take part in His plan
through prayer and following in His footsteps.
As we pray and follow, He will lead us into places of influence
that we never thought would be possible. Ps 2:2. I believe that God
will send a great revival to America that will be fanned by the
prayers of His people set in positions of His choosing. Lu 18:1. Will
you step up and fulfill your part? I Peter 4:7.