Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit (Proverbs 18:21 NKJV).
As an intercessor with a national mandate, I have let the enemy silence me for too long in praying for the state of our nation and the current political climate. Earlier this week I had a moment where I realized I had a crack in my armor that had been sneakily exploited. Well, after some time with the Holy Spirit, we have exterminated the infiltrators and sealed the crack so that it is no longer even visible.
At the beginning of the call to pray over jars of dirt for this nation, the Lord deeply impressed upon me that I was to bless and not curse, and to instruct the intercessors who joined me to do the same. It has been a difficult journey, and while going through my silence, I did not bless as I should have. Forgive me.
Getting back on track – I am deeply, deeply disturbed, heartbroken and saddened by the level of condemnation, conflict and cursing (not swear words) coming from the mouths of professed Believers. So, I’m going to share some thoughts.
As for our political candidates, let us not forget they are human and Jesus died for them. It is not our place to decide who is telling the truth about conversion, or who is truly evil and hell bound. That is a judgment ascribed to God Himself. We do not see Jesus, who was the very representation of God, condemning anyone while He walked the earth. We must be very, very cautious of the words we speak over our candidates, and nation. Most of the reason we are in our current situation is because of careless and thoughtless word curses and manipulative prayers spoken. We must utilize wisdom and discernment to see beyond the natural realm. It is NOT the person, it is the spirit behind them influencing their decisions and that is who we need to be praying against. Look at who they surround themselves with, read between the lines of what they say and watch body language. I truly believe God does not speak one word to one person and an opposite word to another. That is not the nature of God. He desires unity, He will not sow discord and chaos. It is imperative that we stop listening to the impostor’s voice, which feeds our personal belief structure, values, denominational beliefs and opinions. We must NOT pray our opinions over people, instead, discern for ourselves that which is the True word of God and His heart in the situation.
It is perfectly okay to have a differing opinion and perspective than someone else, this is the beauty of uniqueness; it is not okay to spew hatred for another’s opinion and perspective without first considering what their particular point of view is. You and I may witness the same event, yet we will have differing perspectives of what actually happened based on where we were watching from, how close or far, whether or not we could hear the conversation or if we were or were not personally involved. It is time to step out of our comfort zones and consider others more than ourselves.
My personal take on this election system is that we are not voting for a person, we are voting for our future. We are voting for the Spirit, but we have to understand that there are also other spirits at play that want in on the action. As the Church, we must not be so quick to denounce one another because someone plans to vote for one candidate over another, or refuses to vote at all. I believe there is a Jezebel spirit at work, and where there is Jezebel, there is an Ahab letting her have her own way. We must begin to unite in our prayers for Jezebel is not one to just leave because she gets upset. She is relentless and devouring, she is cunning and leads people into idolatry and fornication. Take a close look at our candidates, look beyond the physical and the person and look into the spirit. Begin to ask Papa how to pray for our election, what His heart is and how to eradicate the spirits seeking to set themselves on high. We have been given all authority in Christ, it’s time we behaved like it.