When[leaders lead in Israel,
When the people willingly offer themselves,
Bless the Lord! Judges 6:2 (NKJV)
The Lord God has been calling His children to anoint the borders of the USA and its states this summer. Many are doing so while on vacation or as they make special trips for this very purpose. You can read about this amazing work of the Church in Dutch Sheet’s Paint Your State. I received word of this border anointing just after returning from a trip to see family and wondered how I could still help while at home. Let me share how Jesus has called me to join the “painting” of the states and perhaps it will inspire you to do the same!
Almost every morning, I take a walk down the country road where we are temporarily living in a camper. The road goes over Interstate 90 and up into the mountains. As I walk across the I90 overpass bridge, I see oodles of trucks, cars, campers, boats, motorcycles and so forth, traveling from west to east and from east to west. And so, in the Name of Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ our Lord), I have anointed this overpass bridge!
Then he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet into every man’s hand, with empty pitchers, and torches inside the pitchers. Judges 7:16 (NKJV)
I’ve prayed for the Lord’s seraphim angels to station themselves on this bridge with trumpets in one hand and a pitcher in the other like Gideon’s 300 soldiers (Judges 7:16). As each vehicle passes beneath the bridge, I pray these seraphim will pour their pitchers, anointing these vehicles with the Holy Spirit. May their pitchers be full of new oil that never runs dry (Psalm 92:10, 1 Kings 17:14-16). And God’s Spirit will go from Seattle to Boston, from Boston to Seattle, from West to East and from East to West.
But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox;
I have been anointed with fresh oil. Psalm 92:10 (NKJV)
The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah. 1 Kings 17:16 (NKJV)
I’ve asked the Lord to station these seraphim not just on my I90 bridge, but on all the I90 bridges across the country! And not just on I90, but on ALL interstate bridges across our land! So now the oil is being poured out from West to East, from East to West, from North to South, and from South to North!!! Every vehicle will receive the blessing! Yehovah Rapha, our healing God, will heal this land! And Yehovah Shamar, our Shield, will protect this land! America Shall be saved! I command the forward our forefathers founded this nation on in the Name of Yeshua Messiah! Go, Jesus!
So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:16-17 (NKJV)
I’ve also asked Jesus to open my eyes to see these seraphim as he did for Elisha’s servant in 2 Kings 6:16-17, so that I can see those who are with us are more than those who are with the enemy. Though blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed (John 20:29).
Another thing I’ve been doing is praying the scriptures. Many of you know I follow the M’Cheyne Bible reading plan. So, with the verses I’ve read these past few weeks, I’ve prayed and written in my prayer journal for the USA….
When you have transgressed the covenant of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed down to them, then the anger of the Lord will burn against you, and you shall perish quickly from the good land which He has given you.” Joshua 23:16 (NKJV)
…Yeshua Messiah, forgive this nation. Hear the cries of Your children who live here. Turn hearts back to You! Pour out Your Holy Spirit. Forgive this land! Station Your angel armies at every border and highway and river!
How long will the land mourn…? Jeremiah 12:14 (NKJV)
...Abba Father, help us to learn carefully the ways of Your people (Jeremiah 12:16) and follow all Your commands and be one nation under God again, a shining light to the world. O My Father, if it is possible (Matthew 26:39) remove this coming shaking and pour out Your Holy Spirit instead! May we repent and be converted that our sins may be blotted out and that times of refreshing may come from the Lord (Acts 3:19). And that He may send Jesus Christ. I claim repentance and times of refreshing for America! Come, Holy Spirit, Come!!!
You have seen all that the Lord your God has done to all these nations because of you, for the Lord your God is He who has fought for you. Joshua 23:3 (NKJV)
Today’s TEA CUPP: Please join this “painting of the states,” anointing your state or county or city borders in the blessed Name of Jesus! Share the unique way God has called you to pray for our nation on the Paint the States website. Read Jeremiah 18:7-11 and keep praying! See the miracles our heavenly Father will do!!!
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57 (NKJV)
Scripture from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.