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Have you been reading about the destructive decisions that Washington is making. They've dug themselves into such a hole that they have no idea how to get out! A dangerous fiscal cliff is on the horizon, and nothing has been said up to this point as far as how it can be avoided. The President is calling for secret meetings that only a select few know about. What's going on?
Meanwhile, the only thing that I hear is moaning and bickering about the decisions made by the President. As a spiritual leader, and defender of separation of church and state, I am not writing to defend or to oppose President Barack Obama's administration, the senate, house, or any others that are in authority. I am writing this to those of you who are Christians and can actually do something about this. The problem is that we have no idea who we are, or what we really can do to stop the whole mess of things going on. Let's face it, the decisions made in the White House are suicidal for our country. Often we consider ourselves, the surrounding problems, and how huge they are in comparison to ourselves; but seldom do we consider that the God of the mountains is also the God of the valleys! Our nation was once on the mountain, but now, she is in the valley. But God is still the God of the valley! Is there anything too hard for the Lord? Brothers and sisters in Christ, we need to be praying that God will move in our country, and make our leaders do the right thing! Recently, while out in the field where I go to talk to God, I have been referring to Psalm 119:126, "It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law." Are you telling God this? Don't you think it is high time for Him to work! Truly our leaders have made void the very laws upon which this nation was grounded! So many times I think that we Christians do not pray because we assume God to be as weak as we are! We see that the problem is beyond us, and indeed it is! But it is not beyond God! He neither has, nor never will be exhausted of His power! What is your vision for this country, CHRISTIAN??? Pray for it! What are your expectations for this country, CHRISTIAN??? Pray for it!!!
Secondly, I think we view the opposition to our shattered dreams in a human light as well. I think that when we complain about the problems in our country, we blame Barack Obama, and people in leadership. And whereas I don't agree with A LOT that is decided, nor the wasteful spending habits of our President; I must constantly bear in mind that there is a much greater, much more POWERFUL foe that we cannot see! A foe that controls the prince of our country! If faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen; then faith is also the key that will help us to target the RIGHT enemy!
When we pray for our leaders, we need to bear in mind Ephesians 6:12, "For we wrestle NOT against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
First of all, recognize that there is a greater power controlling the decisions made in the White House. Notice at the beginning of that verse; it is not flesh and blood. It is demonic, it is satanic, it is spiritual WICKEDNESS. But let me encourage you. When you see the last part, "in high places," that word high is the Greek word, epouranios, which actually means heavenly places! Okay, so they are higher than us...they are too powerful for us...there is no hope...there is no reason to pray, right? WRONG!
Notice what Ephesians 1:21 says about our Lord Jesus Christ! It says that He is "FAR ABOVE all principality, and power, and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come!" Now I want you to notice what Ephesians 2:1 says, "And YOU..." Right after this grand description of our Lord being exalted far above the heavens, far above all principalities and powers, there is...YOU. Beloved, you may never have considered this, but YOU are a member of Jesus Christ, Who is seated far above the enemy; far above the WICKED ONE; FAR ABOVE ALL principalities and powers! You can make a difference! Ephesians 2:6 says, "And hath raised us up together and made us sit together in HEAVENLY PLACES in Christ Jesus! My cousin, John R. Van Gelderen calls that "hanky waving truth!"

I John 4:4 says, "Ye are of God, little children, and have OVERCOME them [that is, spirits of that are anti-Christ] because GREATER is He that is IN YOU, than he that is in the world." O beloved! Why have you not been exercising that right and that power which you possess to make a difference in this nation??? Be resolved to do so from this point forward! The enemy is defeated! He was defeated at Calvary! Jesus Christ said in Matthew 28:18, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth!" That word power is actually the same word for AUTHORITY. Just as BIG mighty cars will stop for a mere police man when they see his authoritative badge, so must the evil powers of darkness STOP, when we Christians hold up our hand and say ENOUGH! How can this be? Because we have heavenly authority to do so!
The Bible tells of a horrible leader that will eventually come onto the political stage of the world. He will oppose all and claim to be above all that is called God. He will be more evil than any dictator we've ever known in the history of the world. But do you know why he will be so powerful? Because 2 Thessalonians 2:7 says, "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only He Who now letteth will let, UNTIL He be taken out of the way." Who is this referring to? It is referring to the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that is keeping the wicked plans of our leaders at bay. If it were not for the Holy Spirit's presence in our country, we would see much greater evil devices schemed by our leaders.
Beloved, that Holy Spirit dwells IN YOU. And He WILL work, if we pray that He will! Let us cry out to God! Know your leaders, and pray for them! Know your senators, know you representatives! Pray for the many committees in Washington! Let's make a difference! Let's take back America from the horrible grasp of Satan! Let us pray each morning that Satan's influence upon our leaders be weakened, and that God will once more take control of the White House! There is no excuse for you not to know the names of your leaders. The Prayer Patriots page has all of that information available to you. Pray for America, and pray for her leaders.
Pilate, before having Jesus Crucified said in John 19:10, "Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?" Then Jesus answered with this statement, "Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above!"
Do you realize that we are from above because of Jesus Christ? Do you realize that we are seated above because of Jesus Christ? Yes! We are seated FAR ABOVE the enemy! Now let's act like we have some authority! Our status is far greater than any politician could every dream! But praise God, money could never afford this! It is the precious blood of Christ that gave us such a status! Therefore LIVE like you are FAR ABOVE THE ENEMY!