WEEKEND OF PRAYER BEGINS
A CITY ON OUR KNEES
November 11, 2011 is Veterans Day as America celebrates those who wear the uniform as well as past service members. Just yesterday, we celebrated the 236nd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps (USMC)! All Veterans are revered in this great country and Marines hold a special place, in this Land of Free and the Home of the Brave.
God bless America and LONG may its flag wave.
Our citizenship however, is not of this world, but we are actually in transit to our future and eternal home - with the Father in Heaven. We do thank God for this great country which has given so much to the world - all in the cause of Liberty.
As in the case of July 7, 2007 or 7-7-7, these kinds of numbers like today: 11-11-11 carry significance. Over four years ago, THE CALL, a national prayer movement had a major prayer event in Nashville at the Tennessee Titan stadium, replete with shofars, intercession and worship.
Today, the THE CALL moves North to one of the most blighted and evil cities in America - Detroit! Together with local pastors of all races and backgrounds,THE CALL (led by Kansas City-based prayer leader Lou Engle) will be calling for fasting and prayer for not just Detroit but for the nation to return to its root - The Lord; righteous living; holiness and more (see video in this article) here:
Two days later, on Sunday November 13, we have the Annual International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. The Lord Jesus said ""Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. (Matthew 5:11) NASB.
Many in the secular world do not understand Christ, the Word of God and the Holiness of God. They have no idea what Repentance is. They mock and deride and scorn the People of God.
This Call to Prayer and Fasting, a constant command in the Bible, is being called hate speech, anti-American and unChristian by liberal social justice clergy and their moslem allies, none of whom follow Christ. But God has call us to a different thing in this new season....and it is actually an old thing - a Sacred Assembly.
In your own way, in the next several days, join in the Call for Prayer for the nation of America and then remember the saints who are persecuted for believing and boldly proclaiming the Name of Christ, across the globe, in the Name of Jesus, amen.
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion,
declare a holy fast,
call a sacred assembly.
16 Gather the people,
consecrate the assembly;
bring together the elders,
gather the children,
those nursing at the breast.
Let the bridegroom leave his room
and the bride her chamber.
17 Let the priests, who minister before the LORD,
weep between the portico and the altar.
Let them say, “Spare your people, LORD.
Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn,
a byword among the nations.
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’”