And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day — with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods — so they are doing to you also. Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them (1 Samuel 8:7-9).
The meeting last night here in Gatlinburg was very interesting and sobering. Randall Grier talked about our nation, and how the prayers of the church can and should make a change.
He spoke in detail about the last presidential election, and it was sobering to say the least. After pondering what he related to us in the meeting, I don’t think it would be prudent for me to divulge it here in my blog. SO, I’ll relate this at some point in our services. What I can relate here is that Randall Grier said that the Lord told him that we would get 1 Samuel 8 as a result of the will of the people of our nation in the last election.
As revealed in the above scripture, The Israelites wanted to be like other nations and have a king to rule over them instead of the Lord. God honored their request, even though it was not His will. As you continue to read through 1 Samuel 8, the Lord revealed to Israel that though they got the king they wanted, it would not turn out well for them.
Our last presidential election was a result of the will of the people. As a whole, America elected whom they wanted as president. Now we must deal with the results. A sobering truth is that we the church are responsible for what goes on in our nation. As goes the church, so goes the nation.
The raucous town hall meetings taking place in our nation are only the tip of the iceberg as to what may be ahead if we the church do not begin to pray and take authority over the enemy concerning our nation. I’ll talk more about this in our services.
Let me urge you to take some time every day to pray for our nation and our government. The Spirit of God will show you the specifics of which way to pray! Our future way of life is at peril. We the church must rise up and take our authority over the enemy and use it to stop his plans!
The Lord has promised: Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).