You want to change America? Start praying. 

In superhero stories and movies there’s usually only one person who can stop the villain. In most cases the villain knows this, so he goes after that one because if he can get him or her out of the picture he’s free to terrorize the world. 

The only people who have power over darkness are those who have faith, but not just any kind of faith. We must have faith in something greater than the darkness. How do we know if there is something greater than darkness? There has to be evidence of this or we get nowhere.  This is what John, the disciple who Jesus loved wrote in the first century:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him and without Him nothing was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness does not overcome it. John 1:1-5 (ESV)

John sounds like he had a revelation of the light, who we find out to be Jesus of Nazareth. He’s the Word that was with God in the beginning. The word of God is not something static and powerless like people make it seem sometimes. The Word is living and powerful and full of light that pierces the darkest darkness. 

This bold statement that the darkness does not overcome the light has to  have proof in order to be a valid statement. And it does have proof. In Jesus’ name (all that He stands for and upholds) nations have been changed, cultures have been shifted, demonic powers have been bound and broken, captives have been set free, countless lives have been changed. 

The power of a person who prays in Jesus’ name can change the world, can change America. Praying in His name is not some rote method, but it means praying with a heart that is in line with all that He stands for and upholds. 

The enemy of your soul, the devil is real and the first thing we must recognize is that all the things happening in our land causing all the commotion are spiritual issues. I’m talking about all the racial discrimination, as well as the strife in the political arena and whatever else is stirring today.  These things don’t just happen. There is a real war going on in the invisible spiritual realm and we are called to action. 

The enemy knows that he’s no match for a praying follower of Christ, so he’s gonna do all he can to distract you from the mission. If you’re a believer reading this, I’m reminding you that you have power to change our nation. Don’t get caught up in the strife of the people. You are seated in heaven with Jesus. How would you pray if you were literally in heaven with the Father and with Jesus? You’d probably be making some bold declarations! Jesus said if we have faith, whatever we ask for in prayer will be done for us (Matthew 21:22).

The Bible tells us that the reality of Christ followers is that our spirits are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:6). This means your prayers can literally push back darkness and cause light to break in. Jesus told us to pray “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” for such a time as this. Grace and peace 2u.

Author: jmatherson

Follower of Jesus according to the ancient way, which He passed down to His twelve apostles, and which they passed down to the early church.

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