At last—2020 is over! It has been a really tough year for so many people. However, the good news is that Jesus still has us covered, our Father still loves us, and the Holy Spirit will continue to teach and comfort us. Hallelujah!!!
I know we’re still in a battle, but we cannot quit now. Every prayer you pray for the defeat of Satan and the recovery of this great nation is heard. Amen. More than ever, we must pray for our leaders that the scales are removed from their eyes and their deaf ears are opened so they can see and hear what God has to say. No matter how bad or evil we think some people are, God loves them and wants them saved. That’s why the Apostle Paul says in First Timothy 2:1-4:
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 Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Amen! It’s the knowledge of the truth that makes people free.
I’m praying that we stay objective in our prayers and not be moved by our personal likes or dislikes politically. We don’t have to like or embrace sin to pray for people, but we do need to pray that people get free from sin. Jesus will move on their behalf if we keep them in prayer—As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us (Psalm 103:12).
My hope is that repentance sweeps across the nation setting people free and healing our land according to Second Chronicles 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 sin, and will heal their land.
As Christians, we need to let go of anything that can hinder us—strife, hatred, and all things we know in our heart that can keep our prayers from being effective, especially unforgiveness, which really hurts our relationship with God.
My prayer is that everyone can exchange their weaknesses for God’s strength, and that He can heal everyone emotionally and physically in Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen.
In His love,