There is a war going in for the United States of America–a war beyond the realm of our vision, but clear and imminent in our spirits.
“Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually” (2 Samuel 3:1, NASB).
My pastor declared this word Sunday as he opened the church service. “I feel in my spirit,” he said, “that this is where we are at as a culture.”
His words reverberated throughout the minutes and the many mundane tasks of the week. Saul represented the flesh. David was a man after God’s own heart. Clearly, we are in a spiritual and ideological war right now. Globalism vs. nationalism. Marxism vs. capitalism. Oppression vs. liberty. But “the house of David grew stronger.”
Many of us see that, while Hell is having a temper tantrum, God is giving His church great favor in this time. We feel there’s been a shift, and that the wind is at our backs as we intercede. We are not Israel; yet throughout the Bible we are given the standard for God’s people. Here are some scriptures that we can declare over our communities, over the church, and over the nation as a whole:
- “The Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath,” (Deut. 28:13)
- “In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you” (Isaiah 54:14)
- “Then I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, a faithful city” (Isaiah 1:26).
- “The extortioner has come to an end, destruction has ceased, Oppressors have completely disappeared from the land” (Isaiah 16:4b).
- ” Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while [the righteous] pass by safely” (Psalm 141:10)
The Lord’s prayer is one we should also be praying daily and fervently.
Let’s let a holy aggression rise up in us. Let’s turn any anger or frustration with the kingdom of darkness into intense intercession. When we don’t know how to pray, let us ask for more of the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13). Let’s refuse any hint of wickedness, and start declaring the headlines instead of waiting to see what they are.
What scriptures have you been praying in this season?