God’s People Prayed- A Day of Thanksgiving

“The prayer power has never been tried to its full capacity. If we want to see mighty wonders of divine power and grace wrought in the place of weakness, failure, and disappointment, let us answer God’s standing challenge, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not!’” — J. Hudson Taylor

“The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray.” —Samuel Chadwick

“What the church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use— men of prayer, men mighty in prayer” —E.M. Bounds

“Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” —The Gospel story of Luke, Chapter 6, verse12 NKJV

“Ask Me during our conversations, have faith and you will receive from Me” —Jesus

By now we have seen that the power of prayer is a mighty thing. Election Night 2016 is now in the history books. Whether you voted for the Republican or the Democrat, the results are in, and we have a change in Washington that is unheard of. The people have spoken But more than this, God’s people have spoken. They spoke from the small towns in rural America. They spoke in the large cosmopolitan suburbs. They spoke in the mountaintops, they spoke in their prayer closets. They heard the loud praise in Time Square and just outside of our Capital. God’s people gathered in Jerusalem and throughout the world at the same time, and God heard all of us.

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Prayer works

It wasn’t Donald Trump nor the political machines that won the election. It wasn’t the silent-behind-the-scenes-rich-power-brokers through their wheeling and dealing.

It was the power of God’s Spirit working through His people. The power of the praying people which set off the loudest Trumpet call to their God, and He heard our prayers.

You see, whatever affiliation you found yourself at on November 8, 2016, you have to ask yourself this question- “What just happened?”

What happened was that God’s people woke up from their slumber. They woke up with a roar, a mighty shout to the heavens which sounded like a sweet smelling aroma to the One sitting on His throne.

God’s people woke up and said—enough is enough!

What I am saying is this, the power of prayer is able to move mountains. It is able to dethrone principalities. It is able to flow through to God’s saints and stir our hearts into unity. I am not just speaking about the winning party’s Christian supporters. I am also addressing the ones that voted for the Democratic nominee.

You see, the Spirit of God knows no borders or party affiliation nor political ideologies. The Spirit of God moves with such force and power through His people that it will cause an incredible tidal wave movement that can sweep anyone and anything off its foundations.

The Spirit of God has spoken. No, not because the Republican won but because God moved and stopped a wave of anti-Christian and religious sentiment sweeping this nation and around the globe. The mighty power of God is at hand, and I would hate to be against it.

But before you accuse me of saying that God loves Republicans and hates Democrats, let me stop you there. God loves people so much that He sent His only Son to die a horrible death for humanity. God does not take sides in petty arguments of political party affiliations. He does not side with social issues that divide. His Son came into this world about two thousand years ago to prove that point.

What I am saying is this, God’s sovereign power will always be, period. Humanity can go against His will or pretend that He is not here or that He does not exist. But just ask all the Pollsters in charge of the voting movement throughout last Tuesday. The Democratic nominee was winning until the prayers of the saints from all over the world started resounding to the heavens. At the very moment that millions of people humbled themselves and prayed for America’s future, including Christians from other countries who were praying for the most Christian nation on earth, God moved within His people and heard their prayers. The surge was not because the Republican nominee is a Christian or a moral person.

God moved because His people humbly and contritely called out to Him with an act of unselfishness and love. They lifted America up not because it’s perfect but because it is one of the last great beacons of hope to share the gospel with the world. Christians in other countries were lifting up a nation that has sent so many missionaries to the ends of the earth. They were lifting up a land that has stood by Israel since the rebirth of the Jewish state after the Great War.

Christians in Jerusalem and throughout the world were praying for America because it is hurting. A nation that is at its wits end with division and strife. A country that has seen better days and a people that have seen their land ripped in half by power hungry foreign and domestic despots who don’t understand the culture but want to suck up its wealth without caring one cent about the people.

At the very moment when God’s people were praying for this country, the defenseless babies that have been slaughtered for the sake of convenience, and the freedom to worship without having first to explain or give a full account of pastoral sermons, God intervened and said— Enough is enough. It is not through a man that I will build my people. It is not through this man’s power or might. It will be by My Spirit!

Long live the God of the universe! May His name continue to be praised and spoken throughout this grateful nation. We will never forget You nor Your mighty works.

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