For the Lord is our Judge,
The Lord is our Lawgiver,
The Lord is our King;
He will save us. Isaiah 33:22 (NKJV)
Calling all prayer warriors to pray John 11 over the USA today! In John 11 we read the amazing account of Jesus raising His friend Lazarus from the grave. As you read this passage today, replace Lazarus’ name with the USA. We can say to the Lord with John 11:3, “Lord, behold, the USA who You love is sick.”
We have been very sick this year, haven’t we? First there were impeachment trials, then COVID19 and shut-downs hit our land, followed by rioting, wildfires, and each month brought some new shame. The truth is we are sick like Lazarus and dead in our sins. We are lost in a dark cave with only Jesus to save us. But God shines His light in the dark places of our hearts (Prov. 20:27) and nation, showing us our sins and providing a way out (Isaiah 35:8, John 14:6).
Jesus reassures us with John 11:4 that the USA’s sickness is not unto death, “but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” And we can claim Jesus’ promise in John 11:23, the USA “will rise again.”
When Jesus speaks to Martha in John 11:25-26, “…I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” we can answer with a resounding, “YES, JESUS! WE BELIEVE IN YOU!”
Those of us who have been praying all year for our nation, probably feel like Martha and Mary do in John 11:21 & 32, “Lord, if you had been here, the USA would not have died.”
As Jesus weeps with us over the USA in John 11:35, we weep, too.
We stand amazed as Jesus tells us in John 11:40, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” and we await the miracles He will do for our country.
Let us give thanks even before the miracles, following Jesus’ example in John 11:41, “Father, we thank You that You have heard us.”
Then, with a commanding cry, and loud voice, we proclaim along with Jesus in John 11:43, “USA, Come forth!” And the USA will come out of it’s grave to new life in Jesus! Halleluja!
Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high,
And the wilderness becomes a fruitful field,
And the fruitful field is counted as a forest. Isaiah 32:15 (NKJV)
Today’s TEA CUPP: Oh Jesus, You did this! You sent Your Holy Spirit at Pentecost. You turned the wilderness of the USA into a fruitful field, “the bread basket of the world.” Oh Jesus, the true Bread of Life, the Living Water, the Savior of humankind, I claim Your promise to do it again. Call us out of that grave! Pour out Your Holy Spirit on the USA! Send a revival! Turn every heart to You! USA, arise! Come forth! Come, Holy Spirit, flood this land with Your presence. Come, Lord Jesus, Come! Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done. In Your Holy and Mighty Name we pray, Jesus. Amen.
You called my name
And I ran out of that grave
Out of the darkness
Into Your glorious day. (Glorious Day by Passion)
P.S. Please keep praying for THE GREAT REVIVAL, the last great revival before Jesus’ return, where many new hearts are brought into His Kingdom to welcome His coming. Will you join me in fasting every Tuesday, though the USA election on November 3, 2020? Our country needs your prayers!
Thank you for stopping by My TEA CUPP Prayers. If you enjoyed today’s devotion, you might also like to read Battling the enemy with the Word of God, and Of Course, There’s a Plague, and My Lazarus TEA.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982