PRAYING FOR THE NATION

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This is the Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies, Israel’s God, to all the exiles I’ve taken from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 “Build houses and make yourselves at home. Put in gardens and eat what grows in that country. 6 Marry and have children. Encourage your children to marry and have children so that you’ll thrive in that country and not waste away. 7 Make yourselves at home there and work for the country’s welfare. Pray for Babylon’s well-being. If things go well for Babylon, things will go well for you.” Jeremiah 29:4-7 The Message Bible

First of all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men, 2 For kings and all who are in positions of authority or high responsibility, that [outwardly] we may pass a quiet and undisturbed life [and inwardly] a peaceable one in all godliness and reverence and seriousness in every way. 3 For such [praying] is good and right, and [it is] pleasing and acceptable to God our Savior, 4 Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth. 5 For there [is only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 Who gave Himself as a ransom for all [people, a fact that was] attested to at the right and proper time. 1 Timothy 2:1-6 AMP

1. It is the will of God that we pray for our nation and for those in positions of authority. This is for our own welfare and benefit.

a. Under the unction of the Holy Spirit, Paul exhorts us – he admonishes and urges us – to offer petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings on behalf of all men, beginning with those who are in positions of authority.

b. When God commands us to pray for something specific – like for our leaders – we should take it personally and hear and obey Him.

c. Remember – God is in control! He is the one who brings kings up and brings kings down.

d. Daniel 2:21a says that God, “changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings.” The ERV (Easy to Read Version) says: He gives power to kings, and he takes their power away.

e. Proverbs 8:15-16 KJV – By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

f. We have less than 2 weeks – we have to pray for God’s will to be done!

2. God has given us both the authority and the responsibility – we must use it.

a. Joshua 10:5-14 – many powerful enemies came out against Joshua and the Israelites, but God delivered them into their hands. They needed more time, so Joshua commanded the sun and the moon to stand still.

b. God supernaturally gave the Israelites one whole extra day of sunlight so that they could defeat their enemies.

c. Joshua commanded the sun and the moon to stand still – for a reason – to fight and win the battle!

d. John 9:4 AMP – We must work the works of Him Who sent Me and be busy with His business while it is daylight; night is coming on, when no man can work.

e. The sun is fast setting on the horizon of time – we must have some more daylight for the harvest to come in.

f. I am convinced that God will grant us a few more hours of daylight to bring in this harvest!

The power of prayer

3. We must press in to pray for America.

a. Pray for this nation to be shaken.

b. Pray the Lord of the harvest that He send forth laborers.

c. Pray for the provision for the laborers to reap the harvest.

4. America MUST have another Great Awakening!

a. America is not ready for what is coming.

b. We have got to move quickly!

c. Zechariah 10:1 AMP – Ask of the Lord rain in the time of the latter or spring rain. It is the Lord Who makes lightnings which usher in the rain and give men showers, and grass to everyone in the field.

d. We, the Church, are living right now in this prophesied season of the latter rain – the spring rain.

e. You can ask God for rain and He will give it to you.

THE ABSOLUTE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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Rodney Howard Browne teaches on Self-existence

  1. John 5:26 AMP – For even as the Father has life in Himself and is self-existent, so He has given to the Son to have life in Himself and be self-existent.
  2. God is the absolute source of all life and being.
  3. Colossians 1:17 AMP – And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together).
  4. He is before all things and by Him all things consist.
  5. He is not dependant for being or essence upon any source outside Himself, thus He is self-existent.

Immutability

  1. Malachi 3:6a KJV – For I am the Lord, I change not
  2. James 1:17 NKJV – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
  3. Hebrews 13:8 NKJV – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
  4. 1 Kings 8:56 NKJV – Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses.
  5. Romans 8:38-39 NKJV – For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Eternity

  1. 1 Timothy 1:17 NKJV – Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
  2. Exodus 3:14 KJV – And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
  3. Psalms 90:2 NKJV – Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
  4. Revelation 1:8 NKJV – “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
  5. Revelation 22:13 NKJV – I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
  6. 1 John 5:12 NKJV – He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Rodney Howard Browne teaches that God is Omnipresent

  1. Jeremiah 23:23-24 NKJV – “Am I a God near at hand,” says the Lord, “And not a God afar off? 24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the Lord; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord.
  2. 1 Kings 8:27 NKJV – “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I have built!
  3. Matthew 28:20b NKJV – And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
  4. John 14:16-17 NKJV – And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever — 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
  5. Everywhere the Church goes, there the Holy Spirit is present.
  6. John 16:8 NKJV – And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.

Omniscience

  1. Psalms 139:1-4 NKJV – O Lord, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. 3 You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
  2. 2 Kings 4:20-27  
  3. Acts 5:1-11
  4. Revelation 2:1 – Revelations 3:22
  5. Ephesians 1:7-10
  6. Ephesians 3:8-11
  7. Romans 8:28 NKJV – And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Omnipotence

  1. Jeremiah 32:17 NKJV – Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.
  2. There is not a limitation of His power.
  3. We see the greatness of His power in His created works.
  4. 2 Corinthians 4:18
  5. Isaiah 40:15 NKJV – Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket, And are counted as the small dust on the scales; Look, He lifts up the isles as a very little thing.
  6. Daniel 4:35
  7. Genesis 18:14
  8. Ephesians 1:15-23

Sovereignty

  1. God is sovereign over angels, principalities and powers, demon spirits and Satan himself.
  2. He rules in heaven, on earth and under the earth.   
  3. Ephesians 1:4-5 NKJV – Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.
  4. Revelation 22:17  
  5. Matthew 23:37
  6. John 5:40
  7. John 3:16-17
  8. 2 Peter 3:9

Moral Attributes

  1. Holiness
  2. Leviticus 11:44-45
  3. Isaiah 6:1-5 1 Peter 1:13-16
  4. Righteousness (Justice)
  5. Genesis 18:25 Deuteronomy 32:4
  6. Romans 3:22b-26
  7. Love (Mercy; Goodness)
  8. 1 John 4:8-11
  9. 1 John 4:16
  10. Deuteronomy 7:6-8
  11. Truth
  12. His Word is true.
  13. He is the only true God.
  14. He is faithful to keep all His promises.
  15. Titus 1:2a
  16. John 1:14
  17. John 14:6
  18. Romans 3:4