The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Prepare, Pray, and Act
The headlines in Thursday's evening news pointed to the stock markets, not only in the United States, but also in Europe. All the modest gains in stocks during this year were wiped out in one day. Investors are nervous that record worldwide debt is going to have calamitous impact. It is finally sinking in that governments cannot long exist under the burden of unprecedented debt. This kind of debt will cause great countries to eventually have economic collapse. Some investment advisors are now privately warning their inner circles to do all they can just to hold on to what they currently have. For the first time since World War II, for example, America's debt at least equaled its Gross National Product.
From a prophetic perspective, this kind of debt combined with the longstanding drain of both financial capital and human lives that it takes to fight Islam worldwide, creates a setting for a one world government to be either established or to have its foundation firmly set. Europe, for example, is struggling to prevent Sharia law from taking hold in London. Spain is fighting outside money coming from Islamic nations to fund radical mosques preaching the Caliphate. Italy is on the verge of joining France in banning the burka. All the while, the American government appears to be embracing Islam in both political appointments and policies. Islam is even exempt from the mandatory healthcare laws.
If there ever were a time when our nation needed all of those who are disciples and believers in Jesus Christ to pray for our nation, it is now. It is very simple. Things are so out of control that only God can fix them. We need to pray and act. Our nation needs the earthly action of repentance. We need to turn our hearts, renew our minds, become obedient to the Lord. Our nation needs the miracle of grace. Our nation needs the miracle of peace. Our nation needs the miracle of God's truth. Our nation needs the miracle of love. There are so many winds of doctrines, so many wars, so many lies, so many who are pitted against one another that this house divided is on the verge of not standing.
We need to pray and we need miracles because our trust in horses and chariots has failed us. But there is more to the equation. The Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:13, "Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having to done all, to stand." He goes on to tell us in verse 18, "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints." And he prays that he personally be given utterance that he may open his mouth boldly "to make known the mystery of the gospel." This shows us that we need to get ready for battle, we need to pray, and we need to act.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!