One Nation Under God Precludes Nationalism


We have just come out of a presidential election. Some Christ followers are happy, some are not, some have concern, and some continue to live in fear. I do not have a problem with concern, but I do have a problem with fear.

Fear has the ability to imprison the faith and hope within us. Without faith, it is impossible to please God, and it is impossible to live in the overcoming power of the Kingdom of God within us. God is much bigger than who is in charge of our nation or any nation. Whoever is in charge should never be an opportunity to allow fear to grip us.

Romans 13 says, "Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s order. So live responsibly as a citizen. If you’re irresponsible to the state, then you’re irresponsible with God, and God will hold you responsible. Decent citizens should have nothing to fear."

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We must seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and everything else is added to our lives in Him and through Him. Pray for America, pray for your leaders, vote responsibly, passionately pursue justice in the realm of your authority, but rest in the powerful presence of God, knowing that He is sovereign over all things on earth and beyond. Our worldview must expand beyond our own nation and beyond ourselves. The Kingdom of God demands this and it is in the realm of the Kingdom in which we must live, move, and have our being.

One morning, I was praying and pondering over these very things, and in a moment I was fully inspired, "In Spirit." The Lord began to speak to me in volumes as if I was getting words and pictures that would have filled the books of an encyclopedia. It was a 15-minute experience that I will never forget.

I began to try and write the words the best that I could keep up, and this is what I felt the Lord was sharing to me. I hope it can be an encouragement to you as well, that He is causing a shakings and awakenings around the world, and that His plans and purposes will prevail on earth as it is in heaven.

"Can a nation be born in a day? You are that nation, you are that people, you are my people. Beyond America and nationalism, and in all nations, are a people called by my name. The shaking felt around the world is my doing. Many of you have asked, “Lord where are you in all of this? Have we not prayed? Where are you in my challenges? Where are you in my problems?“

I say, “I am in them, around them, and have cause many of them. “ What is a temporal shaking will cause an eternal awakening for those who will hear my voice. Much of what man has built; I have not been a part of in building. What I have built, many have failed to see and understand because of their religious presuppositions.

Eyes that have not seen will see. Ears that have not heard will begin to hear my sound. My sound will resonate above the noise of confusion, and beyond the bankruptcy of religion. False centers have risen up and missed my center, which is me. What they have created and called me has stood in the way of who I am, and cannot contain I Am. My Kingdom ever expands, and my glory will fill every gap upon the earth.

What has been good in the past will not take you to my best for your future. The things that are good are often the enemy of best. This is a swift season of change, like a mighty wind blowing. Can you see it? Can you feel it? Will you embrace it as I blow this season of change from the north, the south, the east, and the west?

As my Wind blows, false centers will have to go. The walls of religion will crumble. Systems that oppose My will, will be deposed by My will. My people will be drawn to come under one banner and one name, the Name above every other name. I am returning all things unto myself. Posers of my Kingdom will be exposed, and ambassadors of my Kingdom and of my love will rise up and be released in power. As they return to me, my love will remain, because all else has been removed. My light in them will increase because more darkness has been dismissed.

The nation of my love and of the substance of heaven can now love me, and love one another in supernatural abundance. I am in them, they are in me and through me, becoming one with each other. A love force will come forth that the world has not seen. My Kingdom has come, and my will is going to be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Embrace my Wind, embrace my change, watch, wait, and go as I lead. This nation, my people, will never be the same, cannot remain the same, because of what I am doing, and what I will do.

You have questioned many things. I have put those questions in you to expose the false foundations that have kept you bound. I declare, those foundations will no longer bind you. I have shown you what to do in the past, but fear had gripped you. But now the fear of missing my best for you will cause an overcoming of all previous fear. My love and purpose for you will propel you through all hurts and setbacks, as the journey forward continues to unfold.

My glory that has been concealed in you will be revealed to you and through you in transformational ways. Atmosphere will change because of my glory. Where you go, I go, and where I go, you go. Circumstances and natural elements will bow to my supernatural substance. My eternal seed in you will reap an eternal harvest, and that harvest is both here and approaching.

The seed in you cannot die, but can only be delayed for maturity. Maturity will surely come as those hindrances are exposed and removed. Live daily in the inheritance of my Kingdom. Let me take you where I will, and I will do what only I can do to fulfill everything I have planned for you in the days ahead.

You are that nation of kings and priests. This is beyond your nation, as it is about my nation of people of every nation, race, and creed. You are born from above, and you are the ambassadors of my love to a world in need of me."


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