Don’t you long for the day when we will stand with all peoples, all languages, all creeds, with people from all of history that have loved Jesus Christ and we sing and praise, lifting our voices for eternity worshiping our King. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait.
But God has called us to a task here on this earth, and He has called us to pray for our nation. He has called us to pray for those in authority over us. And I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get frustrated with those who are in authority over us. Sometimes I wish they would do things differently. Sometimes it seems like politicians from both parties aren’t doing the right thing, and I wonder whether they really care more about their personal financial gain, or whether they care about this nation, whether they care about this state, whether they care about this county, whether they care about this city.
But in America when we look at government, we must realize that we live in a very unique culture because we are the government. Our founding fathers never envisioned a time when the majority of Americans would be more likely to know who won American Idol than who the Vice President of the United States is! We have a responsibility in this nation.
We need to turn back to God, and you may ask: how do we need to turn back to God? It’s not us that need to turn back to God, it’s all those wicked people out there, but let me tell you something: when the most conservative branch of Christianity only has 9% of its members that have a Biblical worldview, we have a problem in this nation. When the majority of Christians are more likely to be influenced by TV, the news, and movies than they are from the word of God, we have a problem in this nation. When we have pastors that stand up and condone fornication, and adultery, and homosexuality, and perform homosexual marriage ceremonies, and even ordain ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ who are homosexual, something that God says is an abomination, we have a problem in this nation. When we shed the blood of over 55,000,000 preborn children for our convenience, for our figures, for our careers, we have a problem in this nation.
God has called us to be the culture carriers. He has called us to disciple the nations. He has called us to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. He has called us to be the pillar and ground of truth, and we have failed to do this in this nation. In fact, we inherited a nation that was largely discipled in God’s commandments, and we have given it away.
We have stood by and our ancestors have stood by when the idea that God created the heavens and the earth was replaced with the idea that nothing created everything out of nothing by mere chance and random mutations. You would have to be a moron to believe something like that, yet that is what is taught in our public schools today.
We stood by and maybe even participated in the sexual revolution, and we stood by when the Supreme Court ruled that a preborn child was not a person. And we stood by when the Ten Commandments, the Bible, and Prayer were taken out of schools, but folks, long before they were taken out of our schools, they were taken out of our churches and they were taken out of our homes. The family altar has been replaced with the TV set in most homes. We stood by while the blood of 55,000,000 preborn children has been shed.
It is time to stand by no more. It is time to fall on our faces before God to repent of our sins, to turn back to Him, and to get up and take this country back, not for a political party, not for a political candidate, but for the Lord Jesus Christ. He has commanded us to exercise dominion on this earth.
The Bible tells us in 2 Chronicles 7:13-14, “When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (NKJV)
Father, we do come before you today, and Lord, we do pray for our nation. We pray for our president. We pray for our Congress and for the Senate. We pray for our governor and for our state senators and representatives and all of those thousands and millions of agencies and government workers that are constantly working sometimes it seems to make our lives more difficult. Father, we pray for our county officials, the county commissioners, and our mayor here in Port St Lucie, the mayor of Fort Pierce, and our City Councils. Lord, we pray that you would give them wisdom. Help them Father to rule according to your word so that we may live a quiet and peaceable life.
Lord, as we come and lift up these elected officials, we must realize that we are the ones that elected them. Either our votes or by staying at home and refusing to participate in the political process, we elected them, and Father, we pray that you would help us to take our rightful role in society. And Lord, we confess and we repent today for standing by for so long and letting so many bad things happen in this country, for standing by and allowing your word to be removed from the public square, but Lord, we do confess that in all too many homes in this nation, Your word has been removed. Sure, it may be there, but it’s on a shelf, its rarely used, certainly not used as much as the local television station.
Father, we cry out to you, and we pray that you would break our hearts. We pray that you would turn us back to you Father God. We pray that you would turn your church and this nation back to you. Lord, give us revival lest we die. Father, send us revival and reformation. Send us a fresh move of God. Shake us Lord until there is nothing left except of you. Grant us in this nation Lord another great awakening. Let is start here Father. Let it start right here in this place. Let it start with me, with each one of us. Let it start in our homes. Father, help us to turn back to you, to humble ourselves, to pray, to seek your face, and to allow you to work in our country.
Father, we see throughout history that when people turn back to You, it doesn’t matter what the odds, it doesn’t matter how many weapons they have, it doesn’t matter how much might, and how much power, and how much money they have. Lord, You delivered Israel in the past when they only had two swords, in the whole nation, and given them victory. You delivered them when they were taken captive, taken to a foreign land. Father, you can deliver us as we turn back to You, and we pray Father that you would help us to do so. In the name of Jesus Lord we pray, Amen.
Pastor Bryan Longworth is the number one ranked prolifer and Tea Party Advocate on Twitter (@BryanLongworth) with over 200,000 followers, serves as the director of Personhood FL, a prolife organization working to pass the Florida ProLife Personhood Amendment that will end abortion in FL, as the associate pastor at Covenant Tabernacle in Port St. Lucie, FL, and as the director of SOHL, Sanctity of Human Life of the Treasure Coast. Longworth is a Wall Builders Black Robe Regiment Pastor and a Family Research Council (FRC) Watchmen on the Wall Pastor. Longworth has participated in the Alliance Defense Fund’s (ADF) Pulpit Freedom Sunday since 2010. Longworth continues to be involved in the pro-life movement and in calling the church and our nation to repentance. The church and America needs revival and reformation like never before. The blood of over 55 million children cries from the ground for vengeance, and God will avenge! God send us a true move of God lest we perish in our iniquity!
Covenant Tabernacle World Outreach Center in Port Saint Lucie Florida is a nondenominational, charismatic reformed church that believes the Pentecostal gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to believers today. We believe God has called us to worship, proclaim His word, and Disciple the nations in obedience to His commandments.
At Covenant Tabernacle, we believe in worshiping God “with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30 – NKJV) As a part of our worship, we blow the Shofar as blown in ancient Jewish worship.
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We believe that the word of God is true (2 Samuel 7:28) and that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV) We encourage all believers to develop a Biblical Worldview that shapes our view on not only our personal life but also our family, friends, loved ones, church, and civil government.
We believe in following Christ’s Great Commission to “‘go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV) As such, we believe in discipling individuals, families, communities, cities, states, and nations in obedience to God’s word.