Monday, October 22, 2012


Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, "I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith." (Luke 7:9)

This is quite an amazing story for the believer. Jesus had just encountered a Roman centurion, who would have been one of the most hated men in occupied Israel of 2000 years ago. The Romans were known worshippers of pagan and non-existent gods, but the mere fact that this centurion knew the Power and Possibilities of the great Jewish "rabbi: - Jesus, and proceeded to practice it, is stunning in an of itself!

America once had that kind of Faith. Historian David Barton can come up with all kinds of quotes of famous people who saw the goodness and success of the United States, and attributed all of it to our faith in God and His Son Jesus. We had the simple Faith and Trust of a child seeking the guidance and Hand of his/her master. Yet, somewhere in the last 50 years of decadent moral and social decay, we have forgotten the sincere spontaneity and simplicity of having the same kind of Trust which the Roman captain had as he stood before our Christ.

So Father, in the Name of Jesus, we stand before You right now, chastened for having hastened a falling away from Your Truth and Your Peace which passeth all understanding. Father, in years gone by, we depended on You for direction and even our very lives in hope and the confidence that, You, my God and King, will hear us from heaven and shine Your Face upon us. We have not only gone off the rails but too many of our people serve other gods and idols and are now teaching Your younger children, that all paths lead to the same place - when You said differently in Your Word!!!!

Yes, Lord, I pray for a major correction in such evil pluralistic thinking and a return to righteousness through the realization among us that we need to be more like the Roman Centurion, who saw Your Power! No doubt, this man had seen the miracles and works of Christ and knew not just the Power in His Word and action, but the possibility of being in His Presence. He knew it is not only possible for Jesus to heal in Person, but the Roman captain had simple and complete trust that Jesus just had to say so - and it came into being!  Lord, we know that VERY SAME power is available today. We ask, in Faith and Trust, and belief in its happen, that Jesus will once again say the Word, and this country will be healed. We ask in humility and with not a bit of doubt, that He can do what He once did....and has done for almost 2000 years now - heal. We asking for healing in the troubled soul of America right now, to become right with You in all things, in the Name of Christ our Lord, amen.

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1 comment:

Crystal Banks said...

Bernie I was watching John Hagee this weekend and the sermon was exactly about the nation and the standard of the nation etc. I'm not sure if you can watch it but look it up and see if you can watch the Oct 21 sermon. What a jolt of life! Speaking and praying life into North AMERICA! Praise God for day 24!