I have never prayed so much for a presidential election.
I have never prayed so much for my country.
I have never sought God more for His presence and His will.
On the morning of Nov. 3rd I was thinking about the article I had posted the night before, Heartbroken and Troubled by the Election? Be Encouraged!
“God, do I have your heart? Have I heard you correctly?” I found myself asking. I turned to the Bible and asked Him to give me a scripture. I was still wearing my pajamas and doing my morning exercises. The little ones were playing around me, and I should have been getting on with my day, but I just had to hear His voice.
I opened the Bible to Hosea 11 and began to read.
When Israel [I felt like God was putting the USA into this place] was a child, I loved him,
And out of Egypt I called my son.
The more I called them, the more they went from me;
They kept sacrificing to the Baals, and offering incense to idols.
It was the hand of God that formed our nation. Yet our nation has largely turned away from our Biblical foundation. Our country sacrifices the blood of 3,000 children a day to the idols of fear, selfishness, wealth, and convenience.
Yet it was I who taught Ephraim [America] to walk, I took them up in my arms; but they did not know that I healed them.
I led them with cords of human kindness, with bands of love. I was to them like those who lift infants to their cheeks. I bent down to them and fed them.
God had abundantly blessed our country and given us freedom and prosperity, but systematically over the years the government has turned from Him. Most of us are complacent in seeking him.
They shall return to the land of Egypt, and Assyria shall be their king, because they have refused to return to me.
Swords will flash in their cities, will destroy the bars of their gates and put an end to their plans.
I can see how America deserves judgement from God. My heart is heavy.
My people are bent on turning away from me. To the Most High they call, but He does not raise them up at all.
At this point my heart is beating fast. I am panicking and full of grief. “No, God!” My heart is whispering, “We cannot endure this.” I continue to read.
How can I give you up Ephriam [America]? How can I hand you over, Israel [USA]? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim [cities that were destroyed with Sodom and Gomorrah but no longer remembered]?
My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender.
I WILL NOT execute my fierce anger; I WILL NOT again destroy Ephraim [America]; for I am God and no mortal, the Holy One in your midst, and I WILL NOT COME IN WRATH.
I did not know this chapter of the Bible by heart, so when I came to these verses telling of God’s mercy; relief and deep, deep gratitude flooded my soul. I found myself on my face on the living room carpet, weeping uncontrollably.
His word is MERCY!
We deserve judgment, but He has said MERCY!
All I could do was worship Him with tears as my little ones continued to play, unaware of the collision of heaven and earth that had just occurred inside of me.
Then I continued to read Hosea 11:10-11.
They shall go after the Lord, who roars like a lion; when he roars, his children shall come trembling from the west.
They shall come [with eager haste] trembling like birds from Egypt, and like doves from the land of Assyria; and I will return them to their homes, says the LORD.
This election has served an important purpose; to expose the problems in our nation and awaken the church. This is going to continue!
God is roaring like a lion!!!
Do you hear him? Will you come to Him like never before to seek Him for the healing of our land? He wants to provide every American with peaceful dwelling places, secure homes, and undisturbed places of rest (Is 32:18), but it will take quite a battle to get there.
After I read these verses, I was sure that whoever was elected would be God’s mercy to us…and I was about 98% sure that it would be Trump. Nov. 3rd was my day to spend 3 hours in the Furnace (prayer room) at my church. This was such a pleasure for me since I love to intercede but don’t have many chances to leave the distractions of my busy household.
Those of us in the Furnace felt incredible faith to plead the blood of Jesus over our land, which speaks a better word than judgement and the Accuser. I prayed out Is 40: 22-24 which talks about God’s breath as a whirlwind, blowing away evil rulers like chaff. I prayed that every evil in our government and in our culture would be blown away by that whirlwind and that the Kingdom of God would replace it.
When I returned home I found confirmation to all of these things on Facebook. The importance of Hosea 11:11 was highlighted to me when both Rick Joyner and Lance Wallnau announced that they are having important meetings on 11/11/16 and Veronica West saw that same day as a day of justice. Another post from Veronika West went like this;
“DAUGHTER WHY DO MY PEOPLE LISTEN AND PAY ATTENTION TO THOSE THAT CRY OUT JUDGEMENT, JUDGEMENT, JUDGEMENT IS COMING, FOR SURELY I TELL YOU MY HEART OF LOVE AND COMPASSION IS TURNED TOWARDS THIS NATION, FOR I HAVE HEARD THEIR CRIES FOR MERCY, MERCY, MERCY, MERCY, MERCY, MERCY, AND NOW MY MERCY IS MAKING A WAY WHERE THERE SEEMED NO WAY”, says God.
As I was reading these words I had a video playing on another tab. It was a service in which Dutch Sheets and Chuck Pierce were prophesying over America. It had just been recorded in Las Vegas a few days earlier.
“MERCY, MERCY, MERCY, MERCY!” they kept saying over and over.
I continued to read the post from Veronika West;
“THIS IS THE 11th HOUR, FEAR NOT, FOR HIS MERCY IS MAKING A WAY, AND HIS GRACE HAS NOT GIVEN YOU WHAT YOUR SINS HAVE DESERVED, GREATER ARE THOSE THAT ARE WITH YOU, THAN THOSE THAT ARE AGAINST YOU!…
AMERICA, I DECLARE THIS IS THE 11TH HOUR, THE HOUR OF DIVINE INTERVENTION AND GREAT REVERSAL!!!
WATCH! HERE COMES THE WHIRLWIND OF REDEMPTION AND RESTORATION, LOOK UP! THE SPIRIT OF MIGHT AND POWER IS RISING UP IN THE LAND, THE GRACE AND MERCY OF GOD IS OVERRULING, OVERTURNING AND UNRAVELING IN THIS 11TH HOUR.
Then I heard the spirit say, “BELOVED HAVE I NOT SAID, I AM DOING A NEW THING? OH YOU OF LITTLE FAITH! REPENT OF YOUR DOUBLE MINDEDNESS, AND YOUR COMPLAINING, AND RETURN TO YOUR FIRST LOVE. LOOK! HERE COMES MY DIVINE INTERVENTION AND GREAT REVERSAL, FOR MY MERCY IS MOVING AND MAKING A WAY WHERE THERE SEEMED NO WAY, GET READY FOR MY WHIRLWIND OF REDEMPTION AND RESTORATION IS COMING QUICKLY AND SUDDENLY, I HAVE HEARD THE CRIES OF MY PEOPLE AND IN MY GREAT COMPASSION AND UNFAILING LOVE I HAVE NOT GIVEN YOU WHAT YOUR SINS HAVE DESERVED, BUT MY HEART AND MY HAND HAS BEEN MOVED TO SHOW YOU GRACE AND UNMERITED FAVOUR IN THIS 11TH HOUR…”
Whether you like him or not, Donald Trump is part of God’s plan for mercy. Trump will not do everything right, but he is God’s way of resetting the clock to give the church in America more time. More time to do what Jesus asked us to do, make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:19) which means OUR NATION! It is time that we stop listening to the media, to people, and to the Accuser. It is time that we start listening to what the Spirit of God is saying about Donald Trump and the USA!
He is saying Mercy!