Our beloved United States is at the brink of political and economic collapse. And Almighty God will first hold responsible the nation’s pastors, prophets, teachers and churches—all claiming to be Bible believing entities—because in the 1960s and earlier, they decided to stop holding Wednesday evening prayer services.
Heartfelt, faithful Bible-believing prayer—and especially group prayer among genuine Christians—is the spiritual power belonging to Christians on earth, allowing them to ignite the will of God to give, through His infinite omnipotent Will, an affirmative response in their behalf. Such spiritual power, such direct, authentic connection to God is the one sure pathway to God The Father, through and in The Name Jesus, Who is God The Son.
The only such spiritual forces benefiting from these 60 plus years of the lack of consistent group prayer in Christian churches are those of evil: that pyramided conglomerate of beings working directly for Satan, the chief rebel against God. These are the same forces that invaded certain theological schools and denominations in the middle of the last century in order to influence declines of weekly prayer meetings in local churches and parishes.
Moreover, these same forces constantly got the word out to local memberships that Biblical acumen alone did not certify pastor qualifications. Rather, a college education and theological degrees were necessary to complete true certification. Too many groups swallowed this “kool-aid” and thus decades ago, seeds were sown to weaken not only America’s churches, but the American nation as well.
Such errant teaching should have been countered by instruction to churches and individual Christians from wholesale Christian Bibles. Look at 1 Timothy 2: 1 – 3 where Paul instruction pastors and churches to pray for national leaders: “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.”
This Apostle, founder of Gentile churches, insists that Christian churches come together regularly and prayer for their nation, for its leaders, its governors, its police forces, etc., because these authorities can assure that Christians lead a peaceful life. The Apostle knew that wicked rulers are controlled by Satan, and that such control could only be detained and overcome by the spiritual power of prayer.
But now, of course, the United States of America does not enjoy this “peaceful life.” We have the highest murder rate in 42 years. We have gangs roaming city streets with gun fights, and stray bullets hitting innocent women and children. And we have churches either closed on what use to be prayer nights, or else having so-called Bible studies instead of one, two or three-hour prayer meetings. Moreover, now we have a Constitutional crisis in this year’s election for the Presidency of the United States, while the nation faces internal and external attacks from Muslim extremists such as ISIS and Al queda.
When our nation’s churches held regular weekly prayer meetings with believers and church leaders on their knees together—such as during World Wars I and II—this nation never lost a war. Christian families sent their sons and daughters to war and prayed for them daily. Of course that was also when families came together, always praying at the dinner table. But now, most families who may say they are Christian don’t even prayer together over the dinner table. What is that old adage: “The family that prays together, stays together”? So maybe this is why the nation’s divorce rate is soaring as well!
Surely, if there were ever a time to repent and change, that time is now, before it will be everlastingly too late!