This blog "To The Nations" would like to take a moment to express to all of you who frequent these pages,"Thanks for Listening". I labor to bring to these pages only what The Lord Inspires me to write. After much soul searching, fasting, and prayer, the Lord has said for me to tell all who know him to pray for Our Nation and Israel! I have found that whenever the Lord speaks a thing into your heart and mind, that it is of no avail to ignore what he has directed you to do. One must simply obey what the Lord has decreed and perform it with all zeal and conviction. I originally wanted to disseminate on Sen. Obama's lack of knowledge, experience, and the split tongued modus operandi that he constantly exercises on many issues. I some time spent last week fasting and praying to the LORD, seeking the presence of the Holy Spirit to gain wisdom and understanding about some personal issues. I was instructed to take care of the Lords business and he will deal with my personal problems. Hence, the subject title of this entry, "We must pray to GOD concerning the next leader of our Nation". But first, in order to present to GOD effectual prayer, we must first have the correct understanding of how Fearsome and Sovereign is the Lord, so that reverence will plant itself in our hearts and minds. And humility will wrap itself around us as as we consecrate ourselves in Jesus for worship.
Psalm 121 (New King James Version)A Song of Ascents.
1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.
When the person that is about to enter prayer employs humility and reverence, then prayer truly becomes the means by which man may talk with and hear from GOD. It is the template which allows us (man) to get into his presence. Many today pray to the Almighty and never get answers to their problems, mostly because they don't have a real experience with him. However, the number one reason that this occurs is that a lot of people have not, or will not do as the Lord has commanded. He has said to us all:
Matthew 17:5 (King James Version)
First we must except JESUS (Yeshua) Most people are content with saying a prayer in time of need, at the dinner table, or when tragedy presents itself. Unfortunately, when it comes to spending time alone with God-For no other reason than to be in his presence-many do not hold reverence toward the Holy One of Israel. They do not honor him for the AWESOME and FEARFUL GLORY that is his! In fact, many haven't even been in the presence of GOD at all, due to the ways in which their minds and hearts perceive him. Most people have this image of The Most High GOD, that is very different from who he really is. Man's microscopic and limited human concept has perpetuated an image of ADONAI (THE LORD) as that of a man with some long gray beard sitting on a throne in some mythical celestial nirvana. The reference I'm using ADONI here is of GOD the Father. Look at how the BIBLE describes him:
5While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
Acts 4 (King James Version)
12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Revelation 4 (Today's New International Version)Clearly from this very fearsome description, the person who chooses to worship EL ELYON(THE MOST HIGH GOD) realize's that we as the created, have little or no understanding of the breadth, depth or magnitude of JEHOVAH-MEKKODDISHKEM (THE LORD WHO SANCTIFIES YOU). Notice the flashes of lightening with the rumbling and peals of thunder that is coming from the throne. If you wrap your brain around it and imagine yourself standing outside in a terrible thunderstorm, where the worst lightening and thunder is all around you, then you began to understand "REVERENCE". The Hebrew's that Moses lead out of Egypt must have felt terrified when they finally got to hear from and witness this at MT. Sinai. Listen at the text of Exodus 19, and understand that when the LORD came down and showed himself to the Hebrew Children, this was mind bobbling to them. With contemporary man, we are sanctified through and because of the Blood and sacrifice of JESUS. But for their time it was important for them to be clean before the Lord. They did this by actually washing themselves and abstaining from labor and even sexual contact. To be consecrated or set apart from. This enabled them to be able to see with their eyes and feel with their whole being the AWESOME POWER of who they were to serve.
The Throne in Heaven
1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this." 2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. 3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. 4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God. 6 Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.
Exodus 19 (King James Version)Then came the time of the meeting. When we pray, most of us think that because we have some tingly feeling in us, that we were in the presence of the lord. It is written in 2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Notice here that the LORD speaks about healing the Land. Lately we (America) have been struck with unusual weather and weather patterns that are taking place all across our country. Since the Almighty is in control of this and there is no such thing as "Mother Nature" (Ancient Earth Worship) then could it have something to do with part of our Nations fall towards the Ancient Sins that destroyed places like Sodom (sodomy) and Gomorrah? Man is constantly changing. ELOHIM (THE CREATOR) IS THE SAME ALWAYS! Repentance and asking him for forgiveness is the first thing that should take place prior to praying. This is very important to having prayer heard and answered. There is no other way but this one
9And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD. 10And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes, 11And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
Exodus 19 (King James Version)
16And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightning's, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
17And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. 18And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. 19And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. 20And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
Just imagine in you mind the Awesomely Terrifying event that was taking place. Most, if not all of us, freak out in an earthquake and look for a doorway to stand under for protection. Include the Lightening, rumble and peal of Thunder, and the entire mountain smoking like it was a furnace on fire. Now, put all this with the above description of the heavenly throne room and the HOLY ONE WHO SITS ON THE THRONE, AND YOU WRAP YOURSELF IN HUMILITY AND FALL ON YOUR KNEES IN REVERENCE OF OUR AWESAOME AND TERRIBLE GOD THAT WE FAST AND PRAY TOO! THIS IS THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB! THIS IS WHO I WORSHIP AND PRAY TOO!
We, as a Nation really need to re-evaluate within us, our understanding of the LORD our GOD. This next election will be so very important, that its not about the false image that the media spews and its not about any particular party. It is however, about what we are as a country, and what we will become with the leaders that are trying to get your vote. Some will say that Church and State are separated by the Constitution Of the United States. That's not true at all! The Constitution simply states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," which allows the people of this country to hold office with a belief in and exercise of their beliefs in THE LORD. Your vote already has done some damage to our Nation. Just look at who we have right now in Congress and how long they have been there. You, the people are the ones who keep people like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Edward Kennedy, and other like them in power. These people believe that it is they who tell you what to do, and not the other way around. GOD has given you the responsibility to vote for the good that he has stated in his word. If a politician does not believe in or act in the manner in which GOD has said, you must not give them your vote.
This is how the LORD knows what's in your hearts, and will determine whether or not he hears your prayers.
Deuteronomy 8:10-13 (Contemporary English Version)Don't Forget the LORD. Moses said to Israel:This is the prosperity that America has enjoyed and despite the press and others' bleak analyses' of things, YESHUA is still in control and will give us and our land more blessings if we will humble ourselves and pray in truth to him!
10After you eat and are full, give praise to the LORD your God for the good land he gave you. 11Make sure that you never forget the LORD or disobey his laws and teachings that I am giving you today. If you always obey them, 12you will have plenty to eat, and you will build good houses to live in. 13You will get more and more cattle, sheep, silver, gold, and other possessions.
Deuteronomy 8:17-19 (Contemporary English Version)Don't Forget the LORD. Moses said to Israel:It is very important for us to understand and recognize that contemporary man in the pass, and currently, worship other gods or idols. We have been slowly over the years increasing this worship and idolatry. This culture has been worshipping the cars we drive, our wives and husbands, our girlfriends and boyfriends, sports and sports personalities, our pets, money, food, Hollywood celebrates and many other non saving things. There is even a show called, "AMERICAN IDOL", that is enjoyed by the mass's. JEHOVAH-RAPHA (THE LORD WHO HEALS) chose the nation of Israel to be a nation of Priests' unto HIMSELF. The above warning of Destruction is every bit as real today, as it was in Moses days! However, the Good NEWS is that GOD also Loved the whole earth, because it is written:
17When you become successful, don't say, " I'm rich, and I've earned it all myself." 18Instead, remember that the LORD your God gives you the strength to make a living. That's how he keeps the promise he made to your ancestors.
19-20But I'm warning you--if you forget the LORD your God and worship other gods, the LORD will destroy you, just as he destroyed the nations you fought.
In closing, I'm simply stating what the LORD has put on my Heart to tell you. In plane simple English, we must pray for the right leaders to be put into power, while REPLACING THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN IN POWER TOO LONG!!!! Start PRAYING in FAITH to the REAL JEHOVAH NISSI (THE LORD OUR BANNER)
John 3:16 (King James Version)
16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
TO THE NATIONS THUS SAITH THE LORD: IF YOU WANT FOR GOODNESS AND MERCY TO RE-NEW YOU COUNTRY AND YOUR PEOPLE! IF YOU SEEK TO HEAL THE WEATHER AND YOUR LAND AND TO BRING SECURITY FROM TERROR! THEN HEED THESE WORDS! FOR SAFETY IS NOT IN YOUR ARMY, NOR DOES VICTORY COME FROM YOUR HAND, BUT FROM HIM WHO SITS ON THE THRONE OF HEAVEN! THOSE WHO CHOOSE WISELY, WILL PROSPER AND BE IN PEACE AND SAFETY, FOR I HAVE SHOWN THEE WHAT IS RIGHT BEFORE ME AND WHAT IS ABOMINABLE! THUS SAITH THE LORD: I HAVE SHOWN RESTRAINT THAT YOU WOULD TURN AND REPENT TO ME FROM THE SIN OF ANCIENT TIMES, BUT YOU HAVE NOT LISTENED OR CONSIDERED YOUR PATH! IF YOU DO NOT REPENT, THEN I WILL BRING GREAT PUNISHMENT ON ALL THE NATIONS WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME DISREGARD THE THINGS I HAVE SET IN PLACE TO BE RIGHTEOUS BEFORE ME!