“But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.”
– Genesis 45:7
With regard to the current state of our nation — and the world — I’ve heard many people say that we’ve gone too far down the road of perdition to ever turn back. If you’re tempted to believe this, consider the people of Nineveh, to whom Jonah was sent to proclaim judgement. The Ninveites were one of the most evil people groups in the world — they were extremely violent, and their pagan practices greatly offended God. So well-known was their wickedness that Jonah didn’t want to go to them because he was certain he would not survive. How shocked he must have been, then, when he brought the Word of the Lord to their midst and they repented. In fact, they almost immediately put on sackcloth and began fasting as a means of invoking the Almighty’s favor and forgiveness. As the men, women, and children of that city turned their countenance to Heaven, God hastened to show them compassion, and He pardoned them. Thankfully, because we know that the Lord never changes, He will do the same for us today — one moment of repentance can change a long history of stubborn pride.
My friend, resolve to be part of the righteous remnant that seeks Jesus on behalf of your nation. While millions choose to go the wrong way and embrace practices and attitudes that are contrary to the Word of God, remain faithful to the truth and stand in the gap as a minister of Christ’s bountiful mercy. Pray for forgiveness, emulate His heart of compassion, and know that your Savior will receive your petitions, incline His ear to your requests, and shower His grace upon both the righteous and the unrighteous because you consistently put His Kingdom first.
Jesus, I want to be part of the righteous remnant that stands in the gap for my country and its people. Please forgive and look with favor upon our future.
Will you commit to regularly praying for and standing in the gap for your nation?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.