Friday, August 12, 2005

Does God Still Want To Bless America?

Kim had a powerful dream last night, and I want to share it here. During the last week and half, we have driven several thousand miles relocating from Denver to DC. It’s interesting that this imagery played into the dream since we have literally seen half the country in such a short period of time.

In the dream, Kim is driving down the interstate after a long day of driving. It was early evening, but there was still enough light to see around. She was in that tired dazed state that comes when you drive long distances. It was that feeling of not really paying attention as you go along. As she was driving along, she noticed something on the side of the road that looked like road kill. Suddenly she was startled completely alert when she realized it was a baby. I don’t want to be morbid, but the baby was mangled and crumpled. Everyone else around was zipping down the highway completely ignoring it. She went a little further and there were more and more babies on the side of the road and also small children. She was completely alert at this point, and she was appalled at the complete lack of interest by the other people whizzing past. At this point she looked up at a high mountain in the distance. There was a sign on the top of the mountain like a Hollywood sign that read “God Bless America.” There was still enough light to read it, but the lights on “God Bless” were burned out. In the dream, she was left with the feeling that we cannot get weary in this desperate situation.

I believe this is a dream for the Church and not just us personally. 95% of the American Church doesn’t even talk about the abortion issue. Of the 5% that do, an even smaller percentage is engaged in some form of activity whether it’s prayer or something else. The question is this: “How long will God bless America?” How long can judgement be withheld when the blood of 46 million babies is crying out from the ground. We are living in a pivotal moment in the history of America and the Church. As we wage war in our courts to remove all mention of God and His law from this country, could it be that the blessing is fading away. We stand at a point moving into darkness when the “God Bless” is still visible, but won’t be for long. I don’t want to go into the night under a banner that just says “America" (Ps 20:7). The Church must be snapped out of her lethargic state and realize that God’s blessing on us is not automatic. It’s like we’re in cruise control completely unaware of the cares of God’s heart. BUT GOD is always for mercy. We must remember this. His desire is for repentance and mercy for America. We must plead a better blood–a blood that speaks a better word than that of Abel (Heb 12:22-24). It’s only the blood of Jesus that has paid for our sins. America needs a blood revival–not from the bloodshed of our own hands but from the revelation of the blood of Jesus. This is the light in the darkness. The light of God’s blessing is ignited by this revelation.

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