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"Shake This Nation Lord! Send us Revival!"
A song I wrote calling America to prayer. Candace Green (c)
by Candace Green
“ Shake This Nation, Send Revival”
In these desperate times we feel a pulsating rumble, rocking the foundations of our nation. Could this be a threat of collapse or could this be time where God takes our nation out of the enemies hand and bring it back to where it belongs?
We live in the GREATEST nation, a world super power, other nations stand in awe of her light that beacons power and freedom. Our freedoms are coveted by the world.
For generations to this day our brave men and women of valor have fought valiantly to preserve those freedoms with their blood, sweat, tears and prayers.
Our nation began with pilgrims in search for a land where they might worship God freely without government interference. They faced the treacherous reality of losses, disappointments and uncertainties on their way to the new land.
In the face of disaster their desire to worship God pushed them to endeavor come what may.
Our founding fathers asked God for guidance in forming a government, making of laws and establishing liberty and justice for all. Years have passed and this foundation has been weathered and placed under new governors that remove the original foundation block by block.
Psalms 33:12 Blessed is the nation who’s God is the Lord: and the people whom He hath chosen for His inheritance.
We have been a blessed nation because there still yet remains a remnant who refuses to renounce the faith of our fathers.
Our American history reveals the threat of sin and corruption has taken many attempts to seize our liberties. But throughout generations at the peak of moral decline, at the verge of collapse, and in the target of terror there has been an awakening of redemption.
Patrick Henry stepped out on the platform of pressure and declared these famed words: Quote: " I know not course others may take; as for me give me liberty or give me death!"
Such as Patrick Henry shouted in the face of conflict and refused to surrender his allegiance to his country so did many great men and women throughout our history rise up out of the dark hours of intimidating rival, where spiritual collapse was prevalent.
From the peasant to the elite, God begin to pour out Great Awakenings that spread like a blazing fire throughout our land and shook this nation and impacted the world.
2Chronicles 7:14 “ If my people which are called by my Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land."
Revival Fire That Changes The World
The former famous baseball star and athlete Billy Sunday was converted during a spiritual drought in our nation. He laid down the bat and took up the bible. He was not a good speaker all at once, but he started on his knees. Then like a stick of dynamite he blazed the trails with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He would have the townships conduct prayer meetings before he would come to speak so at one time there was one-million praying.
God used the prayers of these people to enable God to use the man Billy Sunday, who was known to run a mile in every sermon; to see the scales lift from eyes of the deceived, to revive the complacent church and to drive out the formality in religion. During these great revivals thousands raced to the cross for salvation, jail houses were emptying, hundreds of saloons closed their doors, and Jesus became the talk of the town.
In 1906 in a living room of a small house a prayer meeting turned into an explosive revival that we know today as the Azusa Street Revival.
The leader of the small group of intercessors was a humble black man by the name of William Seymour. As soon as the word got out about the glorious experience that came upon Seymour's little prayer group, large crowds from all over the world came with hungry hearts. To accommodate the large numbers of people, they were forced to rent a rundown old barn-like building calling a mission in the middle of a ghetto. At the time no one imagined that the little street ,Azusa, would soon become one of the most famous addresses in the world.
It was said by eye-witness accounts; “There were times that the fire department came out because outside observers reported flames on the roof!”
"There was not a fire!” “It was just God’s glory on the building!”
"There was no organized choir, but when the people started to sing it was like we were singing with angels.”
They spoke of the glory of God filling that little run-down mission so strong that angels would walk among them and people blocks away couldn’t stand to get any closer because of their sense of sin convicted them to pray that moment.
We can continue to recollect historical accounts where America returned to her former glory or we rise to the occasion for this is our time.
This is our time to not give in and sell out cheap to our God-hating enemies.
We were born for this time, to be that one God is looking for to stand in the gap and make up the hedge that our land be not destroyed.
" Lord, Shake this Nation and send us revival!"