I want to speak from all I feel burning in my heart and that is this; all lives truly matter. Whether they are black, white, Hispanic, Asian, and all other races and cultures. We all matter because we were all created by God and for God. We are all His children, whether we know that or not, it is the truth and so many just don't know they are His.
My heart was completely broken in hearing the news of what happened when I got home from the convention. Innocent lives taken in both acts of anger and prejudice. That is the bottom line. Let's not forget that the families and homes affected by these tragedies will never be the same and pray for them to be restored as only our God can do.
What happened is lives were taken, families shaken, in an attempt to destroy who we truly are. ONE nation under God!!
We must see with the eyes of the spirit that yes, this is a work of the enemy because the enemy is terrified of who we are and who we will become when we unite. There is hope that we will actually live up to our chosen identity of being named United! The very definition of being United is to be unified and joined together for one common purpose. The destiny of our nation is found in the name that God has given us, to be United, to be one as the One who created us.
The truth is that what the enemy did and has done will be turned to release our greatest days and bring about a greater good. What I am seeing is the very division and separation that the enemy thought he would bring will actually bring us into unity. God will bring about a uniting as never before because you see the enemy just attacked our very identity as a nation which means that God is about to bring about a uniting and a restoration unlike anything we have seen. What the enemy is attacking, God is restoring!! Where the enemy is attempting to divide us, God is uniting us as never before! Glory to God!!
We are not ignorant of the enemies schemes and plots to divide us. We know that our wrestling is not with each other or flesh and blood because we know the truth. This battle can only be won in the spirit and so we will unite to war in the spirit for the battles have already been conquered by Jesus our High Priest, the One who has gone before us! We are awakening!
Not too long ago I received a word about II Chronicles 7:14. If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (NIV)
I then went to church to hear our Pastor Robin declaring the same scripture and promise from God about healing our land. After I saw it three more times that week I inquired of the Lord.
He told me two things; the first being that He has and is hearing our cries and the second being He is healing our land. He went on to tell me that in order to restore something it must first be taken apart in order that it be rebuilt and restored. Healing takes time and it can be a messy process but in the end, after an injury is healed or a car is restored it is stronger and more beautiful than before. God is healing our land and God has heard our prayers and cries for restoration! These are the days of His glory long awaited for and it will cover the whole earth as the Bible states.
In our nations history we joined together to rebell from tyranny in order that we might have Liberty. The liberty to worship and serve our God as one people and one nation. He is restoring us to what we started with long ago and even more for this time.
We are lifting up our banner of an appeal to heaven and God is answering us! Our enemy wants to steal our focus, that we might not see what is happening. He wants to divide us in the hopes that we do not arise United!!
What is exploding in my heart in this, I believe America is truly about to see her greatest days but not because of one certain president, all though it is a very important part of the plan but because the Church of Jesus Christ is arising in the midst of all the deception and distraction. The Bride of Christ is arising to be seen as never before! The Church is being lifted up in all her fullness, fierce love, and brilliant light. And this Bride holds within her all the power and hope this world needs! Can you see it? I can see it and the only word I have to describe her is glorious!! She is glorious and greatly loved. There is hope beloved people of His and we must pray that our eyes stay wide open, and our hopes lifted high! The stage is being set and we are the ones being called to step up and show Jesus in all His beauty!
Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things?
Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once?
For as soon as Zion was in labor, She gave birth to her children. "Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?" Says the Lord.
"Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?" Says your God.
"Rejoice with Jerusalem, And be glad with her, all you who love her;
Rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn for her;
That you may feed and be satisfied
With the consolation of her bosom,
That you may drink deeply and be delighted
With the abundance of her glory." ( Isaiah 66:8-11)
What are your thoughts and you are welcome to share what you see and are praying in light of all that has happened. I encourage you to also read the rest of Isaiah 66 entitled the Lord's vindication.