Restoring God’s Original Purposes for Our Wayward Nation.
What does the future hold for a nation that willfully rejects God and plunges head first into sin and darkness? Like many of us, I have watched on in fear and trembling as our nation has made wicked choice after wicked choice. Righteousness is despised and immorality is celebrated in almost every facet of our culture. Like so many others, I too have had countless warning dreams and visions from the Lord for our nation in the past decade. In despair, I have asked the Lord the question, “Is it too late for America?” “Can we turn back to you?” “Is it possible to turn this nation from the course that it has chosen?” Sometimes, it feels like we are watching a train going a 100 miles per hour straight towards a cliff. If you have felt any of these things, then I believe that I have a word to share with you.
In February of 2015, I had a profound dream that has shaped my prayer life for America. My prayer is that the Lord would grip your heart also and that hope would fill your spirit once again.
In this dream, I walked up to a very old Colonial style hotel that looked like it could have been in Boston. The rooms were decorated from the Colonial period, even the walls were painted “colonial blue”. I continued into a foyer area. At this time, I was joined by a beautiful and brilliant angel with glistening white wings. Together, we began to walk through the “Colonial Rooms” collecting old original United States documents. (Like the Constitution & and the Declaration of Independence and so on.) One by one, this brilliant angel picked up these ancient scrolls and held them tightly to her breast. This angel was sometimes shown to me as having the name “Abigail” which means “Father’s Joy”.
Next, this brilliant angel stood in the middle of this colonial building clutching America’s original documents to her chest. Slowly her countenance changed and she became overcome with grief. She slumped to the ground and collapsed from weakness. At the same time, her brilliance began to fade and she turned ashen gray. I was so concerned and did not know what to do to help her. But then I saw a second angel appear who was brilliant white. Life and light emanated from her. This brilliant angel came and stood over the weak, ashen angel, who was still clutching tightly to the original documents. The Brilliant angel began to speak strength over the weak one telling her that she was still needed and that God was not done with her.
Simply put, the Lord himself birthed America as a Nation and I believe that in many ways America has brought him great joy (“Abigail” “Father’s Joy”). We were brought forth with purpose and destiny. America has been a safe haven and lighthouse for the persecuted of the earth since its conception. By no means do we have a perfect history as a nation. But God was in our nation’s founding and birthed us with purpose and destiny. As a Christian nation, we have been a light to the world throughout our existence. I believe, as a nation, we are moving at a rapid pace away from God’s divine purposes for us. America, as depicted by the angel in my dream, is weak, gray, and ashen and has no strength to stand in the purposes of God. But the Lord is encouraging his church that there is still hope for our beloved nation. Can we, as the Body of Christ, stand over America’s destiny and speak strength to it once again?
Revelations 3:2 “Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God.” America, as a nation, started well. But her race is not over and her deeds are unfinished. But be encouraged, just as we love our Nation and are even willing to sacrifice to bring her into better days, the Lord himself also loves America. God’s love for America dwarfs any love that we could possess. And I believe that it is not too late to salvage and even re-establish our original purposes.
Beloved of Christ, it is time that we stand in the place of intercession and declare God’s purposes over our nation again. “America, you are too young to die. God is not done with you yet. You are still needed. Be strengthened in God’s divine purposes for you. Be what you were created to be! America, return to the Lord and let him heal you and strengthen you again. Only God can restore your glory.”
Let the words of the patriotic hymn “God Bless America” be our unified prayer over our most beloved nation.
God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.