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This Could Destroy Our Homes and Nation

We have a spiritual enemy who wants to see us divided and conquered in our homes and our country. He speaks and acts through people. He wants us to hate and turn on each other so we might destroy each other from within.

Sadly, the plan is working. Many are swallowing the bait then unwittingly become agents in the enemy’s hands to accomplish his purposes to steal, kill, and destroy.

Then no one has to bring an army against us to conquer us. We will do the job for them. We believe the lies and begin to dehumanize others in our minds whether it is:

  • men vs. women
  • husbands vs. wives
  • one ethnic group vs. another
  • one political group vs. another
  • one socioeconomic class vs. another
  • one generation vs. another
  • moms vs. unborn babies
  • etc…

We know that:

“Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.” Luke 11:17

As believers in Christ, we should be able to see through this ruse to the real enemies and recognize the strategy to sow hatred, discord, and division.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Eph. 6:12

Jesus, alone, is able to bring peace to all sides. “He did this to create in Himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace and reconciling both of them to God in one body through the cross, by which He extinguished their hostility.” Eph. 2:15-16

The above passage is about Jews vs. Gentiles, but it applies to any divisions. Jesus can heal and reconcile us, bringing peace where there was hatred and enmity.

Lord,

We pray for Your people to be awake, prayerful, and alert to the enemy’s schemes to steal, kill, and destroy in our marriages, families, communities, and nation. We pray for our own repentance and repentance for our country. We pray for revival. We pray for a mighty movement of Your Spirit to bring healing, genuine peace, and grace.

Help us stand and have the courage to choose life for the innocent and to protect freedom. Surely those who joyfully choose to kill their own babies (legalizing abortion up to the point of birth and celebrating it) will have no qualms about silencing or even killing other people they deem to be inconvenient. We know from history that wherever socialism/communism has been tried, Christians, the elderly, the sick, and anyone else who is troublesome to the government often have been slaughtered. Lord, may this never happen in our nation on our watch!

Let us choose LIFE! Help us ensure the freedoms and rights of everyone equally.

Let us agree with You about what is good and right vs. what is evil. Help us to see through the enemy’s strategies and be powerful instruments in Your hands of Your righteousness, truth, hope, love, and peace.

We don’t deserve Your mercy, but perhaps, for the sake of Your Name, you might grant it once more, that we might turn and follow You and our land, marriages, families, and individuals might be healed. We ask that our children might live in peace with righteous rulers in a country that honors the Lord.

Amen!

21 thoughts to “This Could Destroy Our Homes and Nation”

  1. Perhaps I’m not smart, but in the above prayer it mentions about people joyfully killing their own babies, who is this referring to?
    I pray for our country ande leaders as well.
    Blessings

    1. Susan Kay Myers,

      There were a number of states a year or two ago who celebrated and rejoiced over making abortion legal up to the point of birth. In New York City, for example, they lit up the Empire State Building with pink lights and cheered, with leaders giving a standing ovation.

      Thank you for praying for our nation!

        1. ramonaquimbylives,
          If our nation does not repent, how can we escape God’s just judgment?
          It seems to me that our nation’s “basket of fruit” is getting extremely ripe, as in Amos 8.

          We are at a most urgent impasse, I believe.
          May we stand firmly for what is right in God’s eyes and may we lead the way to humility and repentance. Perhaps God may extend mercy again.

  2. I just wish my husband would quit seeing the other political party as “the enemy.” Although with laws like that which all the rest of the comments are on, I can’t blame him for doing so.

    1. Ellen Porter,

      When there are policies and laws that go directly against God’s Word, we do need to stand firmly against those things. We can’t compromise on murder or foundational principles of God’s Word.
      But you are also right. The people are not our enemies. They need Jesus like we all do. They are beloved people for whom Christ died.
      Some people may be deceived. But they need our prayer and we all need a big movement of God to heal our land.

      May the Lord have mercy on us!

      Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Hi April,
    Thanks for this post.

    I go on pro-life websites every day and I’m often shocked at the hateful and mean-spirited things that devout Christmas say about people who support abortion, homosexuality and transgenderism. I’m often appalled by the vicious verbal attacks towards politicians and leaders. We are supposed to be people of kindness and love, not hatred.

    Just today I was reflecting on the cruelty we inflict on Jesus Christ every time we sin and how God the Father continues to extend grace and forgiveness towards us. Every morning, his mercies towards us are new.

    We should all have the same attitude of pouring out mercy, kindness and love to everyone, regardless of their political beliefs, religious beliefs, colour, class, age or gender.

    1. Nneka,

      That is heartbreaking.
      We will not win these precious lost souls to Christ with hatred. It is the kindness of God that leads us (and others) to repentance.

      I love Abby Johnson’s story. She was a clinic director at Planned Parenthood and had 2 abortions, herself, if I remember correctly. “Unplanned” is a movie about her story. But one day, she witnessed an abortion first hand when the doctor asked her to assist with the ultrasound.Suddenly, she realized that it was truly a baby. Not just a clump of tissue. She decided she would never be involved in an abortion again.

      Two weeks later she quit her job, walking into the welcoming arms of members of the Coalition for Life who prayed outside her clinic. The people were kind to her. Not hateful. It was through their kindness that she came to know Jesus and now is, arguably, the most effective Christian minister to those in the abortion industry. She shares the ugly truth about the reality of abortion and the costs with everyone she can and the Lord has given her a huge platform. God is using her in powerful ways to reach millions of people with the grace of Christ and practical help for frightened women in crisis pregnancy situations.

      May we pray for those who oppose God’s Word and His kingdom. And may we welcome broken, hurting, confused people with open arms. May God use us to even reach those who are still hostile toward Him with His love, truth, compassion, and hope.

      Yes, every person on the planet is created in God’s image. Jesus died for each one. Each person deserves to hear about Jesus’ love and offer of salvation and eternal life.

      Thank you, dear sister!

  4. I think that it is understandable when a woman has an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy and is not wanting that baby. But as a Christian – I feel we need to promote, emphasise, celebrate the value of pre-born life rather than condemn the mother – because society gives her the choice – between the sacrifice needed to nurture this little life – and the destruction of this little life to suit herself at that moment in time. I really believe we need to focus on the value and personhood of that little life – so that women embrace motherhood as a privilege and a blessing and a gift and not a parasite as we so often hear. May God grant that society and the powers that be – hear that tiny voice saying – spare me, let me grow, let me live, have mercy on me, value me, love me! May God grant this – and May we be the voice of the little ones who have no voice. Lord have mercy. 👶👶🏻👶🏼👶🏽👶🏾👶🏿🤰🤰🏾🤰🏼🤰🏿

    1. Martha M,

      Yes! Our radical feminist culture has taught us that babies are an inconvenience, a parasite, a bother, and nothing but trouble. They have indoctrinated us into believing that a career is “more glamorous” and “more fulfilling.” These women who are afraid and confused do not need our condemnation, but our love, help, and resources to offer hope.

      And yes, if they could see that these are real babies with full human worth and how precious and priceless they are, they would want to protect them. That is why so many pro life groups try to encourage women to see an ultrasound first, because then they can see that the baby is a little human, not a blob of tissue.

      Thank you for sharing. Lord, show us how we can help!

      1. Yes April. I think we need more of great scans and photographs showing the beauty and humanity of the pre-born – and less of the horror of bloody images of destroyed fetuses. There just seems to me something wrong about showing those horrific images. I cannot look at them anymore. I think it would be more effective and inspiring to show live fetuses.

      1. Hi Regina and April,
        Every time I think of a divided society, I think about Rwanda and the horrific genocide that took place there 25 years ago. One of the genocide survivors, Jeanne Celestine Lakin, wrote these chilling words in her book “A Voice in the Darkness”:

        “One day we were called Tutsis, an ethnic group and a branch of the human family. The next day we were “cockroaches”, “snakes” and other pejorative names…no longer human”. This hatred led the the massacre of one million people and a huge refugee crisis.

        When we resort to name-calling and allow ourselves to hate others, we open a door to satan and when he enters our hearts, there is no limit to the evil we can do!

        We need to wash and clean our hearts and minds with the Word of God and prayer every single day and not even allow one hateful thought or feeling to take residence in us.

        May we all act as instruments of love in the world!

        1. Nneka,

          Wow! That is very chilling. Yes, when we resort to dehumanizing a group of people, we are opening the door to hatred, malice, and, eventually, violence, war, and/or genocide.

          What a tragedy!

          And yes! May we all act as instruments of God’s love toward others!

          Thank you for sharing, dear sister. ❤️

          1. Hi again,
            I have one more thing to share on this issue.

            Jeanne Celestine Lakin shared that her parents taught her that when we hate someone, our prayers don’t go up to God in heaven. Her parents said that hatred acts as a cap that keeps our prayers on earth. That is what helped her to keep her heart pure and free of hatred even after seeing her father get killed before her eyes and seeing her mother’s and baby brother’s dead bodies and seeing the effects of the genocide on her tribe.

            I hope to impart that kind of wisdom to my son and I hope we all do. I pray that we all work daily to fill our hearts with Christ’s beautiful love.

            I don’t ever want any sort of war or genocide to take place in America. I pray that all Americans would see each other as fellow sons and daughters of God and will truly become united again.

            Much love,
            Nneka

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