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Monday, April 12, 2010

prayer and fasting pt4

Dear beloved The question has been posed to me Is it too late to pray for America, or is God's judgement on America inevitable and forthcoming? God tells the prophet Jeremiah, concerning Judah(the Southern Kingdom) in Jer7:16 As for you, do not pray for this people, and do not lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me; for I do not hear you. Again in Jeremiah 14:11 So the Lord said to me, Do not pray for the welfare of this people. v12 When they fast, I am not going to listen to their cry; and when they offer burnt offering, I am not going to accept them. Rather I am going to make an end of them by the sword, famine, and pestilence. These prophecies were given to Judah even after Judah had seen their brothers in the Northern Kingdom carried off by the Assyrians about 95 years earlier.
. ....and yet, at the time God tells Jeremiah not to pray for Judah, He stiil holds out hope for them in their backslidden condition. Jer22:3 Thus says the Lord, Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place. v4 For if men will indeed perform this thing, then kings will enter the gates of this house, sitting in David's place on his throne, riding in chariots and on horses, even the king himself and his servants and his people. Judah did not repent, however, and years later also went into 70 years of captivity.

God has given to me over the past several years many prophetic dreams of the calamities and destruction that are coming to America. If you have not seen them, you can go to my website at and click on prophetic words and dreams and read them or listen to them for yourself. I still stand by these prophecies as they are words from the Lord. I did not ask for them, nor does it give me any joy in delivering them to the Body of Christ, just as Jeremiah did not ask for his assignment. They will come to pass as sure as the sun rises tomorrow if America does not turn from her wicked ways, repent, and seek the Lord. However, God's mercies are made new every day. Lamentations 3:22 the Lord's lovingkindnesses(mercies) indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. v23 They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness.

God sent Jonah to preach to Nineveh, a great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before Me. Jonah1:2 After some ducking and dodging and a ride in a whale's belly, Jonah finally ends up in Nineveh and gives them the message: you have 40 days to repent or you will be overthrown (perish), yet an amazing thing happened, Nineveh repented! Jonah3:5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them. ....and after days of fasting and repentance, the King says v9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from His fierce anger, that we perish not? v10 and God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented( changed His mind) of the evil that He had said He would do unto them; and HE DID IT NOT!
God has not told me to quit praying for America so I will steadfastly continue, for the sake of my children and grandchildren, even the timing, intensity, and duration of the judgement could all be effected by our prayers, not to mention the most important thing, the salvation of individual people before, during, and after all these things come to pass. We are all called to share the good news of the gospel to a lost and dying world, and pray without ceasing. To do any less would be to back away from our calling. Get your heart right with the Lord today, today is the day of salvation, do not harden your heart,Hebrews 3:15. Share the good news, it's not too late. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

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