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From Our Heads to Our Hearts to Our Knees
The big, red numbers on the alarm clock read 12:59am. By 4:30am I was still praying. God has burdened my heart, and I must share it with you. In Nehemiah 1:4 we see the stricken heart of Nehemiah as he weeps, mourns, fasts, and prays before the God of Heaven. In Ezra 8:21 we see Ezra proclaiming a fast at he river of Ahava. Of course Esther proclaims a fast on behalf of her people in Esther 4:16.
Fasting born from an anguished heart is something that is not seen much these days. You see, God's heart is filled with anguish. The simple reason we do not have anguished hearts is because we do not seek to have the heart of God.
We have such a knowledge of the Bible that it has gone to our heads, but very rarely to our hearts. And all the while the battle rages.
Paul clearly tells us in Ephesians 6:12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
We know this, but the truth of the matter is we must get it from our heads to our hearts. Once it is in our hearts we must get it to our knees in weeping, mourning, praying, and fasting. Can we really expect to wrestle our entire nation from the clutches of satan without much effort. It will take all of us, wrestling in effectual, fervent prayer to win the battle.
The head knowledge is there, but how many of us really have it in our hearts to enter the battle by falling to our knees to wrestle America from the devil? It is the only way it can be done. But do you care? Do you care enough about your country and the glory of God to give Him your best? Do you believe it can be done? Trust God for something big.
Do we even realize that this is a battle? There are lives that depend on us to do combat with the devil whether they realize it or not. A 15 minute prayer here and there will have very little effect on the principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, and spiritual wickedness that assaults this nation. Do we realize what God can do, what God would do, if we cried out to him with a sense of urgency and anguish?
Deuteronomy 4:29 tells us, “But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. “ We must seek God every day with our whole being. My prayer for you is that the God of Heaven will infect your whole being—body, soul, and spirit.
My friend, this is war and you are in the battle, like it or not. It is time we all step up and take our rightful place as warriors, and in the power and authority of Jesus Christ resist the devil and wrestle America from his grasp. This is not a political battle. This is a spiritual battle. It can only be won in the spiritual realm. I cannot emphasize it enough. Now is the time to get on our knees and do battle. I truly believe we are about to see God do some of His most wonderful works, but it will not be without cost. The cost will be great. The blessings will be greater. We simply must resolve to withstand the satanic attack on our nation and settle for nothing less than true, Holy Ghost ,nationwide revival.
If it is in your head, that is not enough. You need to get it in your heart. From there it will find its way to your knees. Would you fall on your knees today--or better yet, would you fall on your face before God and seek Him? He is the only hope America has.
My closing comment is this—satan will resist you even as you read this. Fight on. Make your stand. Take your place as a child of God, not to be bullied, but to overcome.