There is an escalating trend of darkness and division in our nation. Do you know that the only hope we have is for the people of God to press in to the Lord in fervent prayer? Only a move of God in a mighty, spiritual awakening and a pouring out of the Holy Spirit can turn us from the inevitable course of natural reasoning and violence. It is time to pray that we would be delivered from the spirit of the age. God is placing a call on your life in this incredible time!
Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men;
Preserve me from violent men,
Who plan evil things in their hearts;
They continually gather together for war.
They sharpen their tongues like a serpent;
The poison of asps is under their lips. Selah
Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;
Preserve me from violent men,
Who have purposed to make my steps stumble.
The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords;
They have spread a net by the wayside;
They have set traps for me. Selah
I said to the Lord: “You are my God;
Hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.
O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation,
You have covered my head in the day of battle.
Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
Do not further his wicked scheme,
Lest they be exalted. Selah
“As for the head of those who surround me,
Let the evil of their lips cover them;
Let burning coals fall upon them;
Let them be cast into the fire,
Into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
Let not a slanderer be established in the earth;
Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him.”
I know that the Lord will maintain
The cause of the afflicted,
And justice for the poor.
Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name;
The upright shall dwell in Your presence.
Lord deliver us from religion and the traditions of man that we would be free to pursue fully a relationship with you directly. Give us the grace to be led by your Holy Spirit into all truth, righteousness, and judgment. Transform our lives through a faith that honors you by pouring itself out for others. Father, we bless you and praise you for your mercy, love, and tenderness. Show your power in this generation, and put us at liberty to stand for you in the midst of a darkened society. Jesus, in your name open our eyes to the eternal things that really matters in this moment.
Now is the time to press in to the Lord and to rely on Him for protection. Without the covering of God and the blood of Jesus Christ we are vulnerable to the innumerable storms, trials, and temptations that we are currently facing in this generation. God is looking for people who will dwell in the secret place of prayer, receive the covering of the Lord, and proclaim with boldness the truth of the gospel. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we are in a spiritual war. Not only that: we are behind enemy lines.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”
Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is in charge. Now is the time to allow Him to direct every aspect of our lives. God is on the move, and we must be as well. A lackadaisical church has rendered the basic gospel message revolutionary again. This is a promised time of harvest. Know the Word of God. Follow Jesus. He is worth everything.
Now is the time to walk in the power of the Lord and not in our own strength. Nothing else will do. Nothing else can reach this generation. Nothing else can bring true freedom. If there is not urgency in your heart for the Lord and a desire to seek the face of God, then now is the time to go to prayer and ask God to restore you and deliver you in the name of Jesus. To God be the glory for what He is about to do through His people.
A Last Day Return to Power – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 05.24.2017
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
Acts 2: 38-39
There is more to comfort than we might think. It has the power to change our demeanor, our behavior, and our lives. God’s comfort is transformational. Now is the time for us to be transformed. Seek the Lord while He may be found and receive the comfort that He provides in these trying times.
As one whom his mother comforts,
So I will comfort you…
A tough situation plus a way out does not necessarily equal God wanting you to leave. Seek the Lord; His will for your life may be to stay the course. You never know who will be impacted and what the long term effects will be. Paul and Silas could have left the jail when the earthquake set them free, but they didn’t. A jailer and his family were saved. A church was started. Press in to God through the trials you are going through!
And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.
But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself. But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.”
Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized. Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.